Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.

Dawlish, Devon
Verified bookings: 9
Reviews: 13
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Price from: £175

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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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 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.

L

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.

J

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!

S

Sam Church

June 22, 2019

Richard was amazing at my wedding ceremony. Everyone commented what a nice touch he added. Very talented professional service. Thanks Richard

Services From Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.

Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.
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Live Music For Your Celebration - 2 Hours

Two sets of live violin music that run in a 2 hour period with two 5 minutes breaks. As your violinist I will arrive in good time to set up and play at the agreed time. A beautiful and varied medley of music played with professional backing tracks from classical music all the way through to the latest covers from the most recent songs. A list can be agreed with the client in advance. A wide choice of genres and pieces to choose from. I'm an experienced and very versatile musician who has a real passion for all genres of music. I was classically trained at the Royal Conservatoire in Birmingham. I'm a violinist and an electric violinist with over twenty years of experience performing at weddings, parties and other corporate and private events.
From: £275 per event
Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.
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Violin Music For Your Ceremony

As your solo Violinist I will arrive in good time to set up and then play a selection of music for approx. 20 minutes before your wedding ceremony while your guests take their seats and settle down. I will then play the music of your choice for the entrance of the bridal party, two or three pieces for the signing of the register and a piece for the exit of the bridal party. I have a large repertoire of songs and pieces to choose from but if I don't have that special piece that you want I will write out an arrangement especially for you and your special day. I am happy to play a wide range of pieces from the classical favourites to more recent rock and pop covers through to film themes and musical theatre. Whatever you want! I play both the classical acoustic violin as well as the electric violin which is great for those more contemporary upbeat tunes.
From: £195 per event
Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.
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Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast

This package includes playing for the ceremony, drinks reception and the wedding breakfast. As your violinist, I will arrive in good time to set up and play for your guests for 20 mins or so. Then the entrance music for the bridal party, a few pieces for the signing of the register, and the exit piece for the newly married couple and bridal party. Then I will relocate to the room, or space where the drinks reception would be and play a set of upbeat tunes for an hour while you and your guests catch up and have a drink. Then the atmosphere is set for the wedding breakfast with some romantic songs or classical pieces. All the music is discussed in detail in advance to make absolutely sure that the music creates the atmosphere and ambiance that you want. With appropriate breaks in between for relocation and setting up the package is 3 hours approximately.
From: £395 per event
Richard Toomer - Wedding and Event Violinist.
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Ceremony Music & One Hour of Music at the Drinks Reception

As your violinist I will arrive in good time to set up and play for the arrival of your guests. I will then play your chosen music for all of the wedding ceremony including any special requests you might have. I will then stay on and play a varied programme of violin/electric violin music for your drinks reception while you and your guests have a drink and catch up. I'm an experienced and very versatile musician who has a real passion for all genres of music. I was classically trained at the Royal Conservatoire in Birmingham. I'm a violinist and an electric violinist with over twenty years of experience performing at weddings, parties and other corporate and private events.
From: £295 per event
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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.