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About Yohane-Liam

Music student at Newcastle University with a background in classical and session music. I play a lot of jazz and modern music.
Newcastle upon Tyne

My musical experience starts from first learning the piano as a child and taking the violin as a principle study from 11 years old. I've been in an variety of orchestras and projects such as the LSSO and the Southbank Sinfonia and became interested in jazz music at some point between finishing sixth form and starting university, which mostly stemmed from the many years I've spent developing my improvisational skills since I was 15 when I first started busking to raise money to go on a music related holiday to the USA. After raising a couple grand over the Christmas holidays I've opted to busk in London in my free time as it was more profitable than retail, but I'm doing that a lot less frequently now because of university and more professional music work. I have experience playing in weddings and similar events and have played in London, Rome and Newcastle, and have been offered other fantastic opportunities based on my merit. I also play in church most weeks on the drums or piano (keys with MainStage when necessary), both to a high standard and have also played conferences, one of them being the Global Leadership Summit at a satellite location in Newcastle, but also many at home in London and once at Durham Cathedral with the CofE.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Early music, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Classical crossover, Electronic, Dubstep, EDM, House, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Dixieland, Cabaret, Ragtime, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, R&B, Soul, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Flamenco, Scottish music, Originals, Indie, Top 40, Techno, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Covers
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, 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
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Other skills:
Transcription, Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger
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Song list

A Team – Ed Sheeran
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
Adele Set Fire To The Rain
Adele Someone Like You
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Animal – Neon Trees
Autumn Leaves – Jazz Standard
Hey Brother - Avicii
1+1 - Beyonce
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay
Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine
We Are Young - Fun
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Hearts On Fire – Ed Sheeran
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
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
Sugar - Maroon 5
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
All About Tonight – Pixie Lott
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
Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Come Together – The Beatles
How To Save A Life - The Fray
Jealousy - Will Young
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Favorite Things – Jazz Standard
My Funny Valentine – Standard
Four Five Seconds – Rhianna, Kanye West, Paul McCartney
Retrograde – James Blake
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Positif – Matt Houston ft P Square
Antenna – Fuse ODG
Personally – D’Banj
Don’t You Worry Child – Sweedish House Mafia
Ojuelegba – Wizkid
Caro – Wizkid ft L.A.X
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Ordinary People - John Legend
Please enquire about my Christmas play list!


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)£125
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500


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Katie K, 3 years ago

What can I say.. Yohane played the violin at our wedding reception and he was nothing short of amazing. He played the violin during our dinner and our guests were blown away by his talents. He is extremely professional and flexible to fit your needs. We have had lots of guests asking for his details to book him for future events. Would highly recomend if you want an unforgettable musician.

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Sharon A, 3 years ago

It was mine and my husband's absolute pleasure to have you