The Sussex Harpist
Having played the harp since she was 6 years old, The Sussex Harpist has gained extensive experience throughout the UK and abroad and with her varied repertoire she has delighted a wide range of clients with her soothing music, played on her statuesque gold harp, which has adds an air of refinement and relaxation.
Blessed with a great sense of humour, her down-to-earth yet professional style always makes the client feel relaxed and able to communicate their specific requests, whether this be a dress code or a musical requirement and her flexible attitude is proof of this.
The Sussex Harpist
The Sussex Harpist's repertoire ranges from Classical music, the Beatles, through to Light Jazz and popular Modern pieces. She is always flexible and will cater for every musical taste and is happy to incorporate any special requests into her performance. Some her most recent requests have been quite quirky - The 'A' Team, Match of the Day, Star Wars, just to mention a few!
Weddings, corporate functions, garden parties, official openings, car launches, private and business dinners, birthday and cocktail parties have all been enhanced by the presence of The Sussex Harpist and her gold harp.
Her speciality is weddings - whether it is the Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast or whole day and she prides herself on providing a personal service which guarantees client satisfaction. She also provides an option of 'twilight' entertainment.... please call for details of this.
This section contains a very small example of The Sussex Harpist's repertoire:
- Chopin, Debussy, Elgar, Faure, Grieg, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Satie, Schubert, Schumman
Traditional Tunes & Airs
- English, Irish, Scottish & Welsh Folk Music Are All Catered For
Easy Listening, Light Jazz
- Let There Be Love
- When I Fall In Love
- Ain’t Misbehavin’
- What A Wonderful World
- All The Things You Are
- You’re Still The One
- The Beatles
- Robbie Williams
- The Lord Of The Rings
- Bryan Adams
- Lullaby Of Birdland
- Love Is Here To Stay
- Fascinatin’ Rhythm
- Night & Day
- Embraceable You
- It Had To Be You
- A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
- Blue Moon
- Autumn Leaves
Movies, Musical And Modern
- Simply Red
- Stairway To Heaven
- Elton John’s Love Songs
- Star Wars Theme
- The ‘A’ Team
- Stevie Wonder
- John Barry
- Eva Cassidy
- I Will Always Love You
- The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)
- Chasing Cars
- James Bond Theme Tunes
- The Verve
- Love Actually
Hi Matt, It's for me to say thank you to you; Mark & The Sussex Harpist. The evening was outstanding and the feedback has been so great and so positive about the night as a whole. You guys made a huge difference.
Venues where The Sussex Harpist plays, include:
The Anassa / The Annabelle- Cyprus, The Savoy- London, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tour de France, Lambeth Palace, HMS Warrior, Cliveden House, NEC Birmingham, American Embassy- London, Deene Park- Corby, Spencer House- London, Woburn Abbey, British Library- London, North Mimms Park, Glaxo Welcome, RAF Venues, National Trust venues, Royal Society of Arts- London, The House of Lords, Leeds Castle, Marlborough House, London Institute of Directors, St James' Palace, The GLA Building-London, Goodwood House, The National Portrait Gallery, Claridges-London, Sir John Soane's Museum, Wimbledon Tennis, The Royal Pavilion-Brighton, Amberley Castle, Arundel Castle and other similar venues across the UK.
Weddings: So, you have chosen the date and venue, what could be more atmospheric and original than having a harpist to entertain you and your guests?
30 minutes before the ceremony, The Sussex Harpist will play quietly in the background, as guests arrive and settle. Then, the entrance of the bride - this is a selected piece of music discussed beforehand and is played until the bride reaches the alter. During the signing of the register, 2 to 3 pieces of selected music are played. Then The Sussex Harpist plays whilst the married happy couple make their exit.
• Drinks Reception
Light background music - this can be purely classical, or upbeat, and more recognisable pieces of modern music can be played. The choice is yours. Sometimes, guests approach The Sussex Harpist with questions regarding the harp, which she is more than happy to answer for them.
• Wedding Breakfast
Whilst guests settle into their designated places and are commencing their meal, you will find the harp provides a perfect atmosphere. Inevitably, you will have people who are meeting each other for the first time and the harp can be a good focal point for conversation. The Sussex Harpist finishes her performance 10 minutes before the speeches are due to start. This is to minimise disruption and to allow a discreet exit for both herself and the harp.
• Twilight Package:
This is most suitable for when subtle yet entertaining evening entertainment is wanted. It can be as interactive with the guests as the client would like, or, The Sussex Harpist can play quietly in the background as guests settle with their drinks for the evening.
The Sussex Harpist has played for many corporate occasions for a wide variety of clients, ranging from car and new product launches through to intimate business dinners and Christmas parties. All musical tastes are catered for and should you have any special requests, with regards to the evenings music, this presents no problem.
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.