The Violin Expert

Bristol, Avon
Verified bookings: 23
Reviews: 60
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Price from: £200

The Violin Expert Tamilla Thomas will fill your event with sounds of beautiful violin music, from classical all the way to the latest charts, and everything in between, such as Rat pack, jazz, blues, Bollywood, Disney and film music.
Your choice!

Tamilla provides bespoke services for those who would like some class and sophistication to lift the mood and atmosphere.
She plays in any genre and prides herself in taking requests of your favourite songs which would make the occasion even more special and tailored to individual tastes.

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Tom Hingley

Dec. 21, 2019

Tamilla was excellent on our wedding day, playing both the ceremony and the period afterwards. She prepared fantastic violin covers of two songs and her role in providing her experience to assist in the coordination of the ceremony was fantastic.

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Jasmin Stephens

Aug. 30, 2019

Hi

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. Sorry I didn't get a chance you actually meet you. You played so beautifully and are so talented. Will definitely recommend you if any of our friends and family ever look for a violinist.

Many thanks
Jasmin

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lilly

June 15, 2019

Tamilla was absolutely amazing!!!
Her music was beautiful and everyone commented on how beautiful it was!
Thankyou for making my dream become a reality with the music you put together for my wedding ceremony

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Frank Collins

May 23, 2019

Tamilla provided an absolute delightful accompaniment to our wedding. She played during the ceremony itself and then provided the background music to our champagne reception which was an outdoor event, set in the beautiful gardens of a Cotswold hotel on a gloriously warm afternoon. She reflected our requests and the joyous mood of the occasion perfectly and there is no doubt that her presence enhanced the occasion.
Tamilla's approach during the lead up to the event and on the day itself was professional and supportive.
I have no problem in recommending her to other couples or for other events.

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Jamie Mahon

April 27, 2019

Tamilla, played so beautifully! Every one of the guests has commented on how amazing the music was! The service from beginning to end was fantastic. The Violin Expert was very responsive and helpful on the lead up to the ceremony. The music was perfect... and Tamilla was very considerate and repeated the songs we requested for the arrival of the guests during the signing of the register so that I (the bride) could also enjoy what I had missed whilst the guests were waiting. Can’t recommend enough! Very affordable too. If you like the violin and want to make a special occasion even more memorable then definitely book the Violin Expert!

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Roxanne Adams

Aug. 17, 2019

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, your music helped make the ceremony so beautiful! Thank you so much

Roxy

Services From The Violin Expert

The Violin Expert
(60)

Ceremony & 1 Hour Of Drink Reception Music

Arriving an hour before the ceremony to set up and play for the arriving guests for half and hour before the ceremony. Then to play the entrance song for the bride, or different songs for separately arriving groom, bridesmaids and bride. Plus exit music for the newly married couple and a few pieces for the signing of the register. Plus an hour of the music for drink reception.
From: £320 per event
The Violin Expert
(60)

Ceremony, Drinks & Wedding Breakfast

The package includes playing for the ceremony, drink reception and the wedding breakfast. I arrive early enough to set up and play for the gathering guests for half an hour. Then the entrance music for bridal party (could be separate pieces for the bridesmaids, groom and the bride), then a few pieces for signing of the register and the exit piece for the newly married couple. Then I relocate to the room, or space where the drinks reception would be and play for an hour a beautiful mix of some upbeat tunes. Then the atmosphere is set for the wedding breakfast with some romantic songs, or classical pieces. All the music is discussed in detail with the couple in advance to make absolutely sure that all the pieces played are in accordance with their taste and preferences. With appropriate breaks in between for relocation and setting up the package is 3 hours approximately.
From: £400 per event
The Violin Expert
(60)

Violin Music For Ceremony

Ceremony package includes arrival an hour before the start of the formal part, I.e. the ceremony, to set up and play for half an hour for arriving guests. It also includes entrance music for the bridal party, exit music for the married couple and a few pieces in between while the register is being signed. All the music is discussed with the client prior to the big day to ensure that absolutely everything is according to the wishes and preferences of the couple. Requests of particular music will be taken in advance, again, to ensure that the day is truly special.
From: £200 per event
The Violin Expert
(60)

Music For Celebration - 2 Hours

Two sets that run in 2 hour period with two 5 minutes breaks. Arriving 40 minutes in advance to set up and pay at the agreed time. A beautiful medley of music played with professional backing tracks from classical period all the way through the latest covers from the most recent songs. A list agreed with the client in advance. Pieces may include jazz, rock, rat pack, film and Disney, charts.
From: £300 per event
The Violin Expert
(60)

Violin For Celebrations - 1 Hour

Beautiful violin music played with professional backing tracks, ranging from Classical music all the way to the latest charts: Jazz, Blues, R and B, Soul, Bollywood, Ratpack, Disney and much more. Requests are taken as late as a week before the event, just ask: if you can sing it ( to yourself), I can play it. Package includes me arriving an hour before the event to set up and check the sound. This package is for an hour of playing (excludes the setting up time), and can be extended in duration (get in touch for individual quote). All aspects are discussed in advance to ensure that everything is to the taste and preference of the client.
From: £200 per event
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FAQs

  • How long do you play for?

    I usually play the first hour without stopping for a break. Then I do 45-50 minutes before taking a 10 minute break. I play a maximum of 3 hours. of 45 minutes. Other options are possible. Everything is individually discussed and agreed with the client

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    I have an acoustic amp and an iPod which is enough for a room as big as the church hall or a reception of a big hotel

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

    Yes I have Public Liability insurance, As well as the PAT certification for my equipment. Information is provided upon request.

  • How much space do you require?

    2 sq m as a minimum

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

    I take pride in sourcing the best backing tracks and learning a new piece if it is not on my list in a very short space of time

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

    I can do the first hour without breaks. If I am required for longer, then 10 minutes between 45 minutes sets.

  • Why should I hire you above all other violinists?

    I provide honest, professional and reliable service, aimed at bringing joy to my audience. I will help you choose and plan your music selection and discuss every aspect of your event until you are absolutely happy with how it is all going to proceed. I will learn the music you would like me to play if I do not already play it.

Set List/Services

Beautiful violin music with high quality backing tracks using acoustic amplifier or sound system, for any occasion, be it an anniversary dinner, corporate get together, wedding or a ball.