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Emily is a cellist based in the south of the UK, performing classical, jazz and pop with backing tracks and PA for weddings and events.
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Brighton
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Both cellist and composer, performing Solo Cello for weddings and events with backing tracks and PA, she also composes and records production music for tv and radio, works as a freelance cellist with ensembles, orchestras and solo artists, as well as recording in studios in Brighton and London. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, and now a professional for over 15 years, she has extensive experience performing at prestigious venues, press conferences, weddings and studio recordings. Her self-contained solo set-up enables her to play for a wide range of events whilst providing a beautiful accompaniment for any occasion. A highly suitable live music option for post-Covid weddings due to being a solo, string instrument, Emily has weddings continuing throughout 2020 for clients adhering to the 30 people rule. Backing tracks are carefully selected to ensure the highest levels of taste and quality for classical, jazz and pop, many of them her own arrangements used for broadcast on radio and tv. She uses a high quality PA and can also amplify the cello if greater projection is needed. For most weddings and smaller receptions the acoustic cello with tracks is sufficient. From classical favourites such as Pachelbel, Handel, Beethoven and Elgar, to jazz favourites of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bernstein and Gershwin; from Cyndi Lauper, Sting and Robbie Williams to Clean Bandit, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and Jess Glynne, there is music to suit all tastes from Emily's warm, expressive cello tones. Performing freelance with various orchestras she is also a member of the Brighton Cello Quartet, and The Celli Quartet based in London, who perform at prestigious venues such as the V&A, the Tower of London, House of Commons, British Library, Selfridges and many more. Her composing and recording of production music has seen use on BBC1, BBC Radio 4, BBC Worldwide documentaries, and film trailers. Recordings are with Sync Music, Music Gateway and Arms Production Music. She also records for various singers and artists based in Brighton ranging from folk, pop and indie to electronic music.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Ambient pop, Acoustic, Pop, Latin, Tango, Jazz, Latin jazz, Christmas, Early music, Traditional church music, Ambient, Light music, Covers, Indie
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, Wedding proposal, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching
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Song list

WEDDING Favourites
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Handel - Hornpipe
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - La Rejuoissance
Mendelssohn - Wedding March (Midsummer Night's Dream)
Wagner - Wedding March ( Bridal Chorus)
Pachelbel - Canon
CLASSICAL
Bach Cello Suites
Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Air in D
Beethoven - Andante
Beethoven - Minuet
Beethoven/The Piano Guys - 5 Secrets
Brahms - Humming Song
Brahms - Hungarian Dance no.5
Clarke, J - Trumpet Voluntary
Cui, C. - Orientale
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Delibes - Flower Duet
Dvorak - Humoresque
Einaudi - I Giorni
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Chanson de Nuit
Elgar - Salut D'Amour
Faure - Cantique de Jean Racine
Faure - Pavane
Faure - Sicilienne
Faure - Apres un Reve
Gabriel-Marie - La Cinquaintaine
Handel - Air from Water Music
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - La Rejouissance
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rustica
Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe
Pachelbel - Canon
Saint-Saens - The Swan/Le Cygne
Satie - Gymnopedie
Schumann - Humming Song
Schumann - Traumerai
Squire - Tarantella
Tchaikovsky - Overture from the Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
Tchaikovsky - March
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Vivaldi - Winter from The Four Seasons
HYMNS
Lord of All Hopefulness
Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
Morning Has Broken
The Lord's My Shepherd
JAZZ/Musicals
Armstrong/Thiele - What A Wonderful World
Bernstein - One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story
Bernstein - Somewhere from West Side Story
Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream a Little Dream
Howard B. - Fly Me To The Moon
James, Etta - At Last
Joplin - The Entertainer
Joplin - Easy Winners
Gershwin - Summertime
Mancini - Moon River
Victor Young - When I Fall In Love
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TANGOS
Gardel - Por Una Cabeza
Piazolla - Libertango
Piazolla - Oblivion
Rodriquez - La Cumparsita
Viloldo - El Choclo
FILM THEMES
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A Whole New World - Beauty and the Beast
Game of Thrones Theme
He's A Pirate - Pirates of the Carribean
May It Be - from Lord of the Rings
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz
We Go Together - Grease
You've Got A Friend - Toy Story
You Got the Love
PRE- 2000 POP
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Beatles - Michelle
Del la Soul - Unfinished Sympathy
Des'ree - I'm Kissing You
Elvis Costello - She
Elvis Presley/Hailey Reinhardt - Can't Help Falling In Love
Forence and the Machine - You Got the Love
Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
Lauren Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Lenny Kravitz - I Belong to You
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Moloko - Sing It Back
Robbie Williams - She's The One
Sting - Every Breath You Take
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
NEWER POP
Adele - Set Fire to The Rain
Adele - Rolling In the Deep
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Colplady - Clocks
Coldplay - Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Gabrielle Aplin - The Power of Love
Jess Glynne - I'll Be There
John Legend - All Of Me
Katy Perry - Firework
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Lilly Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Outkast - Hey Ya
Pharell Williams - Happy
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Rag n'Bone Man - Only Human
Rag n'Bone Man - Skin
Sia - Cheap Thrills
Sia/David Guetta - Titanium
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

All of my clients have been extremely happy with their bookings, the most frequent phrases being 'it was so beautiful' and 'you were amazing, thank you!'. With a stunning sound on this versatile and expressive instrument, people are delighted by the range from classic Elgar to their favourite Clean Bandit track, all performed with utmost professionalism.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Firle Place, MalMaison, Field Place, Charterhouse, Old Thorns, The Ravenswood, Mercure, Winchester Guildhall, Brighton Pavilion, Jury's Inn, Rusper Church, Cissbury House, Stanmer House, East Sussex National, Farbridge Barns, Beaulieu Domus, Old Kent Barn, Buxted Park Hotel, Old Ship Hotel, V&A, British Museum, House of Commons, Westminster Abbey and more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Wow, that's a tricky one...as a musician working for many years and starting my musical education at the age of 6, there are too many great musicians to name that have spurred me on to share this amazing thing that is music...Beethoven to Dave Brubeck, Shostakovich to Sheku, Gerswhin to Jess Glynne, I love them all.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

As a cellist would it be with the orchestra of Sir Elton John at the Royal Opera House, recording on an orchestral film soundtrack at Air studios, or having my cello tracks used by BBC trailers, Flog It, Countdown to Chelsea Flower Show, and even The One Show...

Do you have different line-up options?

This line-up is for a solo cello with PA and backing tracks. Please contact me if you wish to have a duo, trio or cello quartet, as this can be arranged.

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

I aim to be flexible to your needs, and some timing changes can be accommodated within the booking fee, but for a significantly longer booking there may be an increase in price.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually only take 15-20 minutes to set up, but aim to arrive at least 1 hour before the agreed start time to get this ready in advance.

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

A set list can be provided in advance for you to highlight and send back if you would like to choose your music. Alternatively, you can simply specify 'I'd like more classical/jazz/pop' and I will tailor a set to your preferences. Otherwise a range can be provided from each genre.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring the PA, and all equipment needed to perform. I will need a chair from the venue, and if required to perform outside, a small gazebo or large parasol for shade.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, this can be arranged for a small extra fee of £40 to get the piece and backing track ready.

Prices

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)£140
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£295
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes pre-ceremony music as guests arrive, music during the signing of the register, and exit music for the married couple and guests.
£225
Drinks reception
Two sets of 50 minutes each during your drinks reception.
£250
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception 1 Hour
- Music for guests arriving pre-ceremony, music during the signing of the register, and exit music for the married couple and guests. - 1 hour of music at the drinks reception.
£285
Wedding ceremony + Drinks Reception 2 Sets
- Music as guests arrive pre-ceremony, music during the signing of the register, and exit music for the married couple and guests. - 2 x 50 min performances at the drinks reception.
£315
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

New track request
+£40

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Lewis D, 4 months ago

We recently booked Emily for our wedding and she was fantastic! She communicated with us well throughout to ensure she played exactly what we wanted. On the day, she arrived well ahead of time to set up and maneuvered calmly around the wedding chaos. She was very professional, friendly and got the tone of the music exactly right. Everyone enjoyed her playing, before and after the ceremony. She even played appropriate songs that were not on our list to fill for time, which was perfect. We are really happy we booked Emily as she made our day very special!

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Abigail T, 5 months ago

Hi Emily, Thank you so much for playing for us on Friday everyone has been commenting saying how amazing you were! (And apologies for me practically running down the aisle!) Kindest regards, Abigail

Private C, 6 years ago

'Hi Emily, Just a quick note to say many thanks for playing at our son's Christening at Hall Place the other week. Everyone enjoyed your music so thank you both. Best regards, Suzie'