Simon Plays Violin

Simon Plays Violin
Location Buckinghamshire
Starting from £396.00
1 reviews
Location Buckinghamshire
Starting from £396.00
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A solo violinist with a difference! Simon is a highly versatile musician who can play any tune - you pick the music. He can also play the piano for you.

Simon Plays Violin

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A highly experienced violinist who will let you choose the music he plays!

Simon trained at the Royal Academy of Music and has graced concert halls across Europe, including an annual performance for the Prime Minister's Christmas party. Although classically trained, Simon can perform all kinds of music, including pop, jazz, rock, ballads, blues and improvisation. Simon prides himself on the quality of his performance; he will play exactly what you want to hear, not arriving with a set list like other musicians. He will also take on-the-spot requests and can play any tune you hum to him.

Simon will communicate with you and ask for a list of pieces you want to hear and then locate or arrange them himself. He has a library of some 30,000 pieces. Simon has perfect pitch and can transcribe and arrange any piece of recorded music.

After booking Simon, he will work with clients or to their brief to compile a carefully crafted programme of music, often working on his own arrangements for many days before the event.

Solo or with pianist accompanist
If you prefer, Simon can perform with a pianist (bring a piano/keyboard with them). This allows a more versatile sound and a much bigger range of music. Tailored quotes available on request. 

  • A Woman in Love Barbra Streisand
  • Air on the G String Bach
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream Everly Brothers
  • All You Need Is Love Beatles
  • Always Atlantic Starr
  • Always and Forever Luther Vandross
  • American Beauty Thomas Newman
  • Annie's Song John Denver
  • April in Paris Frank Sinatra
  • Baby, I Love Your Way Peter Frampton
  • Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
  • Bridge over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel
  • Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis / UB40
  • Catch the Wind Donovan
  • Cavatina (The Deer Hunter) Stanley Myers
  • Close to You Carpenters
  • Come Rain or Come Shine Frank Sinatra
  • Dancing Queen Abba
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina Madonna
  • Don't Know Why Norah Jones
  • Don't Let Go (Love) En Vogue
  • Eternal Flame Bangles
  • Eternity Robbie Williams
  • Everything I Do (I Do It for You) Bryan Adams
  • Falling into You Celine Dion
  • Feel Like Making Love Roberta Flack
  • Female of the Species Space
  • Fields of Gold Sting
  • Fly Me to the Moon Sinatra
  • Forever Love Gary Barlow
  • From Me to You Beatles
  • Fur Elise Beethoven
  • Goodnight Girl Wet Wet Wet
  • Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
  • Hearbeat Buddy Holly
  • Hey Jude Beatles
  • Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
  • How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
  • How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes
  • I Am Blessed Eternal
  • I Can Hear the Bells Hairspray
  • I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany
  • I Wanna Be Loved by You Marilyn Monroe
  • I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
  • I'm In the Mood for Love various
  • I've Got You under My Skin Michael Buble et al
  • In the Air Tonight Phil Collins
  • It Had to Be You Sinatra / Harry Connick et al
  • Just the Two of Us Bill Withers / Grover Washington Jr
  • Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) Bing Crosby
  • Livin' on a Prayer Bon Jovi
  • Lough Erin Shore Corrs
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
  • Lovin' You Minnie Riperton
  • More than Words Extreme
  • Most Beautiful Girl in the World Prince
  • Move Closer Phyllis Nelson
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone
  • My Funny Valentine Chaka Khan
  • My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
  • Nights in White Satin Moody Blues
  • Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon
  • On the Wings of Love Jeffrey Osborne
  • Perfect Moment Martine McCutcheon
  • Power of Love Jennifer Rush
  • Promise Me Beverley Craven
  • Show Me Heaven Maria McKee
  • Someone to Watch over Me various
  • Somethin' Stupid Robbie Williams / Nicole Kidman
  • Something Beatles
  • Something about the Way You Look Tonight Elton John
  • Stand by Your Man Tammy Wynette
  • Strangers in the Night various
  • Take My Breath Away Berlin (Top Gun)
  • That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
  • The More I See You various
  • We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
  • What the World Needs Now various
  • When a Man Loves a Woman Michael Bolton
  • When I Fall in Love Nat “King” Cole
  • Who Wants to Love Forever? Queen
  • Wind beneath My Wings Bette Midler
  • Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
  • Words Ronan Keating
  • You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
  • You Do Something to Me Paul Weller
  • You Do Something to Me Cole Porter
  • You Were Meant for Me various
  • You're the One that I Want Grease
  • Your Love Is King Sade
  • Your Song Elton John

CLASSICAL

  • Air on the G String (J S Bach)
  • Allegro from the Water Music (Handel)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Here Comes the Bride (Wagner)
  • Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)
  • Tumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

SHOW

  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
  • Take That Look Off Your Face (Tell Me on a Sunday)
  • Memory (Cats)
  • All I Ask of You (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love)
  • Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • Amigos para Siempre - Friends for Life (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

80s

  • Eternal Flame (Bangles) - 1989
  • A Woman in Love (Barbra Streisand) - 1980
  • Move Closer (Phyllis Nelson) - 1985
  • The Power of Love (Jennifer Rush) - 1985
  • Take My Breath Away (Berlin) - 1986
  • Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington and Bill Withers) 1981
  • Your Love Is King (Sade) 1984
  • Never Tear Us Apart (INXS) 1988
  • Someone like You (Van Morrison) 1987
  • Have I Told You Lately? (Van Morrison) 1989
  • Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart (Marc Almond) 1988
  • Thank You for Being a Friend (Cynthia Fee) 1985
  • Grow Old with Me (John Lennon) 1982
  • If We Hold On Together (Diana Ross) 1988
  • Somewhere Out There (Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram) 1986
  • Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes) 1982
  • Save the Best for Last (Vanessa Williams) 1989

90s

  • (Everything I Do) I Do It for You (Bryan Adams) 1991
  • I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston) 1992
  • Love Is All Around (Wet Wet Wet) 1994
  • No Matter What (Boyzone) 1998
  • When You Say Nothing at All (Ronan Keating) 1999
  • Goodnight Girl (Wet Wet Wet) 1991
  • Don't Let Go (Love) (En Vogue) 1996
  • I Am Blessed (Eternal) 1995
  • You Do Something to Me (Paul Weller) 1995
  • Fields of Gold (Sting) 1993
  • More than Words (Extreme) 1990
  • Runaway (The Corrs) 1995
  • Lough Erin Shore (The Corrs) 1995
  • I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly) 1996
  • Love Shine a Light (Katrina and the Waves) 1997
  • When You Tell Me That You Love Me (Diana Ross) 1991
  • All for Love (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting) 1993
  • Amazed (Lonestar) 1998
  • Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) 1995
  • Angel (Sarah McLachlan) 1997
  • Change the World (Eric Clapton) 1996
  • I'll Make Love to You (Boyz II Men) 1994
  • Unchained Melody (Robson and Jerome) 1995
  • You'll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins) 1999

60s

  • Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles) 1966
  • Love Is All Around (Reg Presley) 1967
  • Till There Was You (Beatles) 1963
  • All You Need is Love (Beatles) 1967
  • Something (Beatles) 1969
  • Words (Bee Gees) 1968
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum) 1967
  • I Say a Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick) 1967
  • Sunny (Cher) 1966
  • Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers) 1965
  • Can't Help Falling in Love (Blue Hawaii) Elvis

70s

  • (They Long to Be) Close to You (Carpenters) 1970
  • How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees) 1977
  • I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton) 1974
  • Annie's Song (John Denver) 1974
  • Lovin' You (Minnie Riperton) 1975
  • Feel Like Making Love (Roberta Flack) 1974
  • Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) 1977
  • Songbird (Fleetwood Mac) 1977
  • Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney/Wings) 1970
  • A Song for You (Leon Russell) 1970
  • Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) 1970
  • Fernando (Abba) 1976
  • I Write the Songs (David Cassidy, Barry Manilow) 1975

00s

  • Your Love Is King (Will Young) 2004
  • By Your Side (Sade) 2000
  • Can't Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue) 2001
  • Don't Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (Gabrielle) 2001
  • Family Affair (Mary J Blige) 2001
  • Kiss Kiss (Holly Valance) 2002
  • Sweet Baby (Macy Gray feat Erykah Badu) 2001
  • A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton) 2002
  • How Wonderful You Are (Gordon Haskell) 2001
  • Don't Know Why (Norah Jones) 2001
  • Into My Arms (Nick Cave) 2004
  • Breathless (The Corrs) 2000
  • Irresistible (The Corrs) 2000

50s

  • Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly) 1957
, Wedding, Birmingham
5/5

Myself and Chris thought you were amazing and you truly made our day feel special, more relaxed and created the atmosphere that we hoped you would. Everyone commented on your music. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who asks and more.


Simon has previously performed at the following venues:

GREATER LONDON

  • Richmond Park, London
  • Pembroke Lodge, Richmond
  • The Grange, Northwood
  • The Landsdowne Club, Mayfair 
  • St Patrick's Church, Wallingford 
  • Old Chelsea Town Hall 
  • Wilton's Music Hall, London
  • QVardis, Uxbridge 

MIDLANDS

  • Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

  • Holiday Inn Peterborough West, Peterborough 
  • St Mary The Virgin, St Neots  

HERTFORDSHIRE

  • Hitchin Registry Office
  • Hanbury Manor, Ware
  • Down Hall, Hatfield Heath 
  • Brocket Hall, Welwyn Garden City
  • St Albans Abbey 

EAST SUSSEX

  • Forest Row

WORCESTERSHIRE

  • Hadley Bowling Green, Droitwich

OXFORDSHIRE

  • Frevds, Oxford
  • Britwell House, Wallingford
  • Crazy Bear Hotel, Stadthampton 

ESSEX

  • Gosfield Hall 
  • Maison Talbooth, Colchester
  • Hylands House Hotel, Chelmsford

HAMPSHIRE

  • Ringwood venue 
  • Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke, Gosport 
  • St Peter's Church, Ash, Aldershot 

SURREY

  • The George Hotel, Rye
  • Great Fosters, Egham
  • Thames Ditton venue
  • Woldingham Girls School, Woldingham
  • Bury Court Barn, Farnham 
  • Woodlands Park Hotel, Stoke D'Abernon 

WARWICKSHIRE

  • All Saints church, Burton Dassett
  • Marriott Forest of Arden hotel, near Birmingham  
  • Draycote Hotel, Rugby
  • Brownsover Hall Hotel, Rugby
  • Bosworth Hall, Market Bosworth 

KENT

  • Private house, Billingshurst

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

  • Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden
  • Tudor Barn, Burnham 
  • Danesfield House, Marlow 
  • St Nicholas church, Cublington 
  • Greek Orthodox Church, Stony Stratford 
  • The Old Bell, Hurley 
  • Notley Tythe Barn, Notley 

BERKSHIRE

  • Black Boys Inn, Hurley
  • Sherfield School, Sherfield on Loddon 
  • St Edmund Campion Church, Maidenhead

SHROPSHIRE

  • Madeley Court Hotel, Telford 

WALES

  • St Marys Golf Club, Bridgend

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

  • Hunsbury Hill Centre, Northampton
  • Bilimoria venue, Kettering
  • Harrigan venue, Kettering park
  • The Bell Hotel, Stilton

WILTSHIRE

  • Stanton House Hotel, Swindon 

DERBYSHIRE

  • Kedleston Hall, Derby 

How different are you from every other musician out there?
If you book me, you can be secure in the knowledge that I am a highly experienced and professional musician. I passed Grade 8 violin with distinction at age 13, and have played solo on some of Europe's most respected concert stages. And before you book me you can audition me. You can hear me play live, either in person or using Skype. You can pick every song, every piece, every note (if you prefer), and I'll give your wedding the same musical attention to detail I would give my own. 

Will you take requests?
I'll let you choose the music throughout! You can be as prescriptive as you like - list the songs and pieces you absolutely have to hear, or those you definitely don't want to. Or give me guidelines as to the genres, bands, styles and performers you like. I have access to a library of 5,000 songs and am quite willing to add to it. I'll also take requests on the day, if I know them or have the music with me.

What areas of the country do you cover?
I live and work in London and Buckinghamshire and travel all over the south of England and Wales. Recent bookings have included trips to Bridgend, Gloucester, Birmingham, Colchester and Southampton. All travel costs are included in my quoted price.

Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have full Public Liability Insurance cover, and all of my equipment is PAT-tested annually.

Will you play for my business event / private party?
I'm very happy to. Previous corporate clients include the BBC, Volkswagen and several private London banks.

Do you play to backing tracks?
I do not currently use backing tracks - they prohibit the spontaneity and vibrancy of live music, and, to be honest, you are better off playing from an iPod. The solo violin sound is far more striking. If you prefer, I can perform with a pianist (we can bring a piano with us). 

Simon is a extremely versatile player and will adjust the length of his playing time according to your wishes.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East Midlands

Derbyshire £456.00 Leicestershire £468.00 Northamptonshire £432.00

East

Cambridgeshire £468.00 Norfolk £474.00 Suffolk £474.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £474.00 Warwickshire £432.00 Worcestershire £474.00

South East

Bedfordshire £420.00 Berkshire £420.00 Buckinghamshire £396.00 East Sussex £432.00 Essex £432.00 Hampshire £420.00 Hertfordshire £408.00 Kent £420.00 Oxfordshire £420.00 Surrey £420.00 Sussex £432.00 West Sussex £432.00 London £396.00 Middlesex £396.00

South West

Somerset £456.00 Wiltshire £456.00
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