Yohane-Liam Osafo

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Electric/Acoustic Violinist for celebrity weddings, corporations incl. John Lewis and Konami and performances (Royal Albert Hall and more!)
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Yohane-Liam Osafo is a violinist and composer who has played internationally for celebrity events and in iconic venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Sage Gateshead and Design Museum. He first started playing the piano soon before taking the violin as his principle study. In those early years he played in orchestras including the LSSO and participated in projects with the likes of the OAE and Southbank Sinfonia. Having spent much of his youth performing live improvisational music he took a focussed interest in jazz, blues and fusion, concurrent with his classical music studies, earning a BA (hons) in music. In this time (2015-2019) he chaired ensembles, started a quartet, pioneered new initiatives, and developed his musicianship through an Erasmus exchange. In 2019-2020 Yohane spent a year writing, arranging and performing in Knightsbridge as an intern for a globally recognised church. He still collaborates with this group as an orchestrator and violinist for events hosting thousands of people at a time. Upon finishing this programme he spent 2 years completing his masters degree, continuing his research into church music history and the current applications of music in modern church services. Yohane has a versatile repertoire that clients enjoy at events including weddings, dinners, concerts and parties. These bookings have taken place throughout the UK and EU. His combination of a dynamic sound and expressive playing inspired by jazz, neo soul and ambient music makes him a popular choice for live sessions including festivals and studio recordings. He has contributed to sessions and shoots for both local and multi-award winning artists. As well as performing, teaching or composing, he is a high-level church musician who plays the violin, drums and piano using programmes including Ableton, MainStage and dLive. His high standards and proficiency with the most common church music technologies has allowed him a regularly contribute to services, large-scale conferences and concerts throughout the country.

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Yohane-Liam's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Michelle S
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Yohane was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was very communicative, professional and most of all talented. He added beautifully to the atmosphere of our wedding and we highly recommend working with him!

Gabrielle G
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Yohane was excellent!!! Massively professional & played songs I asked for outside of his set list so beautifully, you would think it was his own!! Yohane took extra steps & went out of his way to meet requests I’d made & I’m so grateful. Me & my partner were so enamoured and impressed. Would definitely recommend, pls book!!!

Reply from Yohane-Liam
1 year ago

Thanks for the amazing review, it was such a pleasure!

Jennifer O
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing Amazing Amazing, Yohane was a show stopper, very professional and would work with him again 10 times over. Thank you so much our guests are still raving on how in tune you were.

Reply from Yohane-Liam
1 year ago

Was so great to play for you & Kwame, and everyone was such fun to be around. Many thanks for bringing me along!

From other customers:

Lisa K
11 months ago, for a Corporate event in Off Peacock Ln
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5 out of 5

We all enjoyed your performance very much. The whole event was a great success, and your playing for us was a part of what made that success, so thanks for all your effort. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

Jo A
2 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

Yohane was incredible at our wedding. He lead the musicians with ease and his calm and friendly manner was infectious. Everyone was so moved by the music. We will definitely be in touch for future events!

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Yohane-Liam's Song list

My playlist is constantly growing! Please message me if you can't find a specific song in this list
Below Categories: Classical, Jazz&Romance, Afrobeats, Pop and Rock, Coming Soon, Christmas
Canon in D Major - Pachelbel
"Air on a G String" - Bach
Quartet no. 2 mvt. 1 & 3 - Borodin
Double concerto mvt. 2 - Bach
Concertino G Major - Rieding
Violin concerto 1 mvt. 1 - Brahms
Violin concerto 5 mvt 1& 2 - Mozart
Sonatas and Partitas (selections) - Bach
12 Sonatas (selections) - Corelli
Sonatina in D Major - Schubert
Resignation - Dancla
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Oh for the Wings of a Dove - Mendelssohn
Minuet - Boccherini
Sonata No. 2 in F mvt 3 - Foulis
Zart und mit Ausdruck - Schubert
Concerto grosso for 2 violins - Vivaldi
Bourrée - Bach
Humoresque - Dvorak
Minuet - Bach
Gavotte - Bach
Waltz - Brahms
BWV 1021 mvt 1 - Bach
Jazz & Romance:
Just Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
Plastic Off the Sofa - Beyonce
Best Part - H.E.R ft. Daniel Cesar
Hold On - The Internet
Back at One - Brian McKnight
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Ordinary People - John Legend
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Your Song - Elton John
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
LOVE - Nat King Cole
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
At Last - Etta James
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Dorris Day/Ella Fitzgerald
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Videogames - Lana Del Ray
1+1 - Beyonce
Angels - Robbie Williams
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Hearts On Fire – Ed Sheeran
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Sugar - Maroon 5
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Need You Now – Lady A.
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Jealousy - Will Young
Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
Autumn Leaves – Jazz Standard
In the Name of Love - Martin Garrix x Bebe Rexha
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's
Positif – Matt Houston ft P Square
Antenna – Fuse ODG
Personally – D’Banj
Ojuelegba – Wizkid
Caro – Wizkid ft L.A.X
(And more.)
Pop and Rock:
Unstoppable - Sia
21 Guns - Green Day
Firework - Katy Perry
Believer - Imagine Dragons
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo
Running with the Wolves - Aurora
Cure for Me - Aurora
Runaway - Aurora
A Team – Ed Sheeran
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Animal – Neon Trees
All About Tonight – Pixie Lott
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
Skyfall - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Hey Brother - Avicii
Paradise - Coldplay
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay
Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
We Are Young - Fun
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) - Katy Perry
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Let Go For Tonight - Foxes
Moves like Jagger - Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera
Roar – Katy Perry
Let The Sun Shine – Labyrinth
I’m Not The Only One - Sam Smith
Say Something – A Great Big World
Elastic Heart - Sia
Come Together – The Beatles
How To Save A Life - The Fray
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Four Five Seconds – Rhianna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney
Retrograde – James Blake
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Sad Songs) - Mike Posner
Joline - Dolly Parton
Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars
Recently added:
My Heart Will Go On - Céline Dion
Game of Thrones theme
You've got a friend in me
Baby - Bieber
Enter sandman
Oops I did it again
Old town road
All star
I don't wanna miss a thing
Tik tok - Ke$ha
Viva la vida
Smooth criminal
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Hello - Adele
7 nation army
Time after time
Purple rain
House of the rising sun
Sweet caroline
Want you back
Love yourself
Hello darkness my old friend
Take on me
Hound dog
Careless whisper
Sweet home Alabama
I'm a believer
I want it that way
Another brick in the wall 2
I gotta feeling
Living la vida loca
Call me maybe
Every breath you take
Bad romance
Here comes the sun
Jailhouse rock
Hey ya
I can't get no satisfaction
Crazy in love
Dancing queen
Sweet child of mine
Eye of the tiger
Beat it
What a wonderful world
Stairway to heaven
Don't stop believing
I want to hold your hand
Stayin alive
Baby one more time
Living on a prayer
Never Gonna Give You Up
Hey Jude
Billie Jean
Bohemian Rhapsody
Call me Blondie
Can't live with you
Easy on me - Adele
Careless whisper
Rude - magic
All I Want for Christmas is You
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grandé
Jingle Bell Rock
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
Happy Xmas - Lennon
I Believe in Father Christmas
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday
Last Christmas
Mistletoe and Wine
Stop the Cavalry
The Fairytale of New York
Somewhere Only We Know (John Lewis ft. Lily Allen)
2000 Miles
This Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Baby It's Cold Outside
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Frosty the Snowman
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Time
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It’s A Marshmallow World
Let it Snow
Sleigh Ride
Walking in the Air
Winter Wonderland
Vintage Classics
Blue Christmas
Caroling Caroling
Here Comes Santa Claus
Mary’s Boy Child
Mistletoe and Holly
The Bells of Christmas (Greensleeves)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Silver and Gold
The Man with the Bag
When A Child is Born
White Christmas
We Need a Little Christmas
Ave Maria
Away in a Manger
Carol of the Bells
Do You Hear What I Hear
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
In the Bleak Midwinter
I Saw Three Ships
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Jingle Bells
Little Donkey
Noël Nouvelet
O Christmas Tree
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David's City
Rudolph the Redness Reindeer
Silent Night
Sussex Carol
The First Noel
We Three Kings
Favourite Christmas song not on this list? Request it for FREE with your booking

Yohane-Liam's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750
Wedding Ceremony*
This includes music before the service begins, isle song, praise songs & hymns, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. *includes ceremony up to 1.5 hrs, 30 minutes of music before the service begins and up to 15 minutes of music as guests leave
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 60 minutes each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Save £175 for both: Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
Everything included with Wedding Ceremony + Drink Reception plus: - performances as dinner is being served. - performance for first dances
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall Barbican Centre

Do you have different line-up options?

For violin there is the choice of an electric-acoustic violin, either plugged into my own or the venue's sound system, or a classical acoustic violin, either unamplified or amplified with equipment provided by the venue the venue.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem! I always try to be flexible to help ensure your event runs smoothly. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just be sure to let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I always arrive a minimum of 30-45 minutes before the performance time as this allows for some flexibility around on the day event timings.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I'm always happy to chat through the set list and make sure that it works for your event. Song requests are also welcome if made reasonably in advance of the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely! I can both play acoustically or amplified through my portable sound system.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Certainly. This is generally no problem in advance of the event. For especially last minute requests and depending on the piece of music there may be a £30 service fee to account for rehearsal and preparation time.
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Event types:
Wedding, Recording session, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Transcription, Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Ableton Live
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