Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.

Dawlish, Devon
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Reviews: 14
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Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist

I am a versatile and experienced violinist with a wide repertoire of music to choose from. Bach to Guns and Roses, James Bond to Vivaldi, classical violin or electric violin.I love my job
From: £195 per event

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Richard is an experienced and very versatile musician who has a real passion for all genres of music. He was classically trained at the Royal Conservatoire in Birmingham but has gone on to establish himself as an accomplished and versatile performer. He is a violinist and an electric violinist with over twenty years experience performing at weddings, parties and other corporate and private events. Richard will happily entertain your guests with beautiful violin music ranging from the classical favourites to film music and musical theatre hits right up to the latest rock and pop classics. Anything and everything!

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Sophie Rigg

June 12, 2020

We want to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. It was absolutely beautiful! It created this magical feeling and atmosphere, having you play was just amazing. You are very very talented!

All of the guests loved the arrangements, I know my partners family particularly loved the greatest showman hits! We are also so grateful for the two arrangements you created for the ceremony. ‘I get to love you’ was more than I ever imagined it to sound. It was just amazing! Also we absolutely loved 10,000 hours.

Thank you so much again Richard, we were so happy with everything you did. Since being back from the wedding we keep talking about you and how the music just created the loveliest atmosphere.

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Natasha Cook

Oct. 5, 2019

Richard was not only very professional but also very friendly and flexible with his work so that it was everything wed hoped for on our special day. Richard is incredibly talented and I would certainly recommend hiring him for any special occasion.

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Leigh and Simon's Wedding

Aug. 2, 2019

If you need a violinist or pianist who plays everything from Coldplay to Bach then this is your man! Hugely talented but also very easy to work with. Richard already has a huge repertoire (some of which is listed on his website) but if he doesn’t know it, is super flexible and will learn any requests. It was really easy to book Richard (we dealt with Richard over email/WhatsApp) and he was quick to respond to queries.
Feedback from guests was superb - I will never forget standing in the sunshine listening to Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’! A huge thank you and couldn’t recommend Richard more.

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Leigh and Simons wedding

Aug. 2, 2019

If you need a violinist or pianist who plays everything from Coldplay to Bach then this is your man! Hugely talented but also very easy to work with. Richard already has a huge repertoire (some of which is listed on his website) but if he doesn’t know it, is super flexible and will learn any requests. It was really easy to book Richard (we dealt with Richard over email/WhatsApp) and he was quick to respond to queries.
Feedback from guests was superb - I will never forget standing in the sunshine listening to Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’! A huge thank you and couldn’t recommend Richard more.

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Elaine Farina (Bride's Mum)

Aug. 2, 2019

Absolutely brilliant violinist! A wide repertoire of music - I could have quite happily just sat and listened to him for the whole time he was there, but unfortunately duty called! Would thoroughly recommend Richard though, and I'm only sorry that i could not thank him personally on the day.

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Jade and Pete

July 30, 2019

We were so lucky to have the wonderful Richard Toomer as our violinist for our elopement wedding on July 30th 2019.

From our very first correspondence with Richard, he was so warm, professional and enthusiastic. We had a good idea of what we were after, and Richard listened and was so accommodating, even learning two new pieces for us for our day. He also had a vast repertoire for us to choose the bulk of our music from.

He played the pieces so beautifully, with his rendition of Steve Earle's Galway Girl bringing me to tears - it was just so perfect! Underlining his versatility, he played a more upbeat version of the same song later on for us all to boogie along to, and it was just fantastic. He learnt Bowie’s Magic Dance for us to exit to and he completely picked up on our enthusiasm for this song and everyone, including the registrars, boogied their way down the aisle. It was wonderful!

Richard, thank you for being part of our day and making it so special, you were fantastic!

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FAQs

  • How long do you play for?

    Usually two hours but can play for up to four hours if required.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes. All modern equipment that has current PAT certificates.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes

  • How much space do you require?

    One violinist doesn't need a huge amount of space. I would need a bit more space if I have my Yamaha Stage piano.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Yes. I am an experienced arranger so always offer one free personal arrangement when booked. If I am required to write more than one I do make a small charge for additional arrangements.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    I would only take a short break when playing for over two hours.

Set List/Services

Acoustic Violin
Electric Violin
Piano

Richard is a classical musician but regularly plays a wide and varied repertoire of music including pop, rock, musical theatre, film music and light jazz.