Elizabeth Coombes - Acoustic / Amplified Wedding Violinist

This solo wedding violinist is able to completely change style and sound from unaccompanied acoustic violin to amplified violin with live band backings which creates a totally different sort of entertainment for clients without the added expense or logistical problems of setting up a second artist.

With the unaccompanied acoustic violin or amplified violin it is possible to wander amongst guests in a ‘wandering minstral’ type fashion!

She takes up very little room and is movable in moments (eg. sudden change of plans due to English weather!)  and a solo violin performance can cater for intimate occasions of less than 10 guests up to 400 guests (with PA).

Playing by ear means that this wedding violinist can take requests that can be performed on the spot for guests and tracks that are not on the standard repertoire list can be learnt specifically for an event.

The wedding violinist was classically trained and spent 5 years at the Royal Academy of Music in London before completing an Honours and Master’s degree at the University of Sheffield where she lead the symphony orchestra and was awarded the final solo recital prize.  

Her playing now takes her from intimate to international including solo concerts, band gigs, recording studios sessions and evening shows on cruise ships. She has recently been travelling worldwide as part of a vivacious electric violin duo with the Cunard line on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria.  

Her most prestigious moments over the last few years include performing and recording with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Richard Hawley, Newton Faulkner and Peter Gabriel. She now tours regularly with Bristolian singer songwriter Jane Taylor with whom she recently guested on the Bob Harris show, BBC Radio 2. She also recently performed on "Later... with Jools Holland" 

 

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Elizabeth Coombes - Acoustic / Amplified Wedding Violinist Repertoire

Pieces With Backing Tracks (Amplified/Electric Violin)

Old Classics & Jazz

  • Aint’ No Sunshine When She’s Gone
  • As Time Goes By
  • At Last
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Blue Bossa
  • Blue Moon
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Cantaloupe Island
  • Corcovado
  • Crazy
  • Cry Me A River
  • Danny Boy
  • Dark Eyes
  • Embraceable You
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Feeling Good
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Here’s That Rainy Day
  • House Of The Rising Sun
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I’ll String Along With You
  • Let There Be Love
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Nauges
  • Night And Day
  • Satin Doll
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Stormy Weather
  • Summer Time
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take 5
  • The Man I Love
  • Under My Skin
  • What A Wonderful World
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Modern / Popular / Bollywood

  • A Night Like This (Caro Emerald)
  • Beautiful Day (U2)
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve) 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
  • Come Away With Me  (Norah Jones)
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
  • Desperado (Eagles)
  • Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
  • Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
  • Endless Love (Diana Ross/Lionel Richie)
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You (Brian Adams)
  • Fields Of Gold (Sting)
  • Firework (Katy Perry)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrrison / Rod Stuart)
  • High (James Blunt)
  • I’m With You (Avril Lavigne)
  • Iris (Googoo Dolls)
  • Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
  • Let It Go (From The Film Frozen)
  • Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
  • Roxanne (Tango From Moulin Rouge)
  • Skyfall (Adele)
  • Someone Like You (Adele)
  • Something Stupid  (Frank Sinatra / Robbie Williams)
  • Sway (Dean Martin / Michael Buble)
  • Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
  • Tum Hi Ho - (Aashiqui 2)
  • Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
  • When You Say Nothing At All (Boyzone)
  • You Raise Me Up (Secret Garden / Westlife)
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone (Liverpool’s Song)

Unaccompanied Solo Pieces (Acoustic Violin)

(Any of the accompanied pieces listed above can also be played unaccompanied on the acoustic violin)

Old Classics Jazz & Tangos

  • Amazing Grace
  • Cavatina (Deer Hunter Theme)
  • Czardas (Monti)
  • English Country Garden
  • Greensleeves
  • Habinera
  • Jalousie
  • Lets Do It
  • Lets Face The Music And Dance
  • Libertango
  • Mexican Hat Dance
  • Pokareare Ana
  • She
  • Someone To Watch Over Me 
  • Swanee
  • The Godfather Theme
  • We Have All The Time In The World
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Modern & Popular

  • A Moment Like This (Leona Lewis)
  • A Night Like This (Caro Emerald)
  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • All Of Me (John Legend)
  • All You Need Is Love (Beatles)
  • Annie’s Song (John Denver)
  • Angels (Robbie Williams)
  • Chi Mai (Ennio Morricone)
  • Close To You (Carpenters)
  • Collide - Biffy Clyro
  • Coming Around Again  (Simon Webbe)
  • Days (The Kinks)
  • Dances With Wolves (John Barry)
  • Deliver Me (The Beloved / Sarah Brightman)
  • Elenor Rigby (Beatles)
  • Evergreen (Barbara Streisand)
  • Fade Into Me (David Cook)
  • Feels Like Home (Chantal Kreviazuk)
  • From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
  • Grow Old With You (Wedding Singer)
  • Happy (Pharrell Williams)
  • Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)
  • Hey Jude (Beatles)
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
  • I’m On The Top Of The World (Carpenters)
  • I'm Yours (Jason Marz)
  • Imagine (Beatles)
  • In My Life (Beatles)
  • Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • It’s Always Better When We’re Together (Jack Johnson)
  • Lady In Red (Chris De Burgh)
  • Let It Be (Beatles)
  • Music Of The Night (Phantom Of The Opera)
  • My Girl (Smokey Robinson)
  • My Guy (Smokey Robinson)
  • My Heart Will Go On – Titanic Theme Tune (Celine Dion)
  • Northern Sky (Nick Drake)
  • Norwegian Wood (Beatles)
  • One Day Like This (Elbow)
  • Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
  • Show Me Heaven (Maria Mckee)
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Somewhere (Barbra Streisand)
  • Take A Chance On Me (Abba)
  • The Kiss (Last Of The Mohicans)
  • The Right Man (Christina Aguilera)
  • Toss The Feathers (Corrs)
  • When I'm 64 (Beatles)
  • When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating)
  • Wherever You Will Go (Charlene Soraia)
  • Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Sandy Denny)
  • World In Union (Rugby World Cup)
  • Yesterday (Beatles)
  • You Look Wonderful Tonight (Van Morrison)
  • Zootsuit Riot (Cherry Popping Daddy’s)

Classical

  • Air On A G String – Bach
  • Allegro (From Water Music)- Handel
  • Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod 
  • Blue Danube - Strauss
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach
  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Cello Suite No 1 – Bach
  • Chanson De Matin – Elgar
  • Chanson Boheme (Carmen) - Bizet
  • Country Club Rag – Joplin
  • Dance Of The Snowman - Blake
  • Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – Mozart
  • Entrance Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel
  • Entertainer – Joplin
  • Funiculi Funicula – (Denza)
  • Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone
  • Harvest Home (From Autumn) – Vivaldi
  • Humoreske – Dvorak
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
  • Largo (From Winter) – Vivaldi
  • Loure – Bach
  • Meditation - Massenet
  • Minuet & Trio – Boccherini
  • Morning – Grieg
  • Nimrod (Enigma Cariations) - Elgar 
  • Sole Mio - Capua
  • Oh For The Wings Of A Dove – Mendelssohn
  • Oh! Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • Pavane - Faure
  • The Prayer (Celine Dion And Andrea Bocelli)
  • Salut D’amour – Elgar
  • Serenade – Haydn
  • Spring - Vivaldi
  • Hornpipe - Handel
  • Romance Op 50 - Beethoven
  • Traumerei – Schumann
  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Upstairs Downstairs – Faris
  • Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky
  • Water Music (Air) – Handel
  • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March (Here Comes The Bride) – Wagner
  • William Tell Overture - Rossini

 

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This Act's Average Star Rating

The choice of Elizabeth Coombes as performer was an inspired one - for our lunchtime silver wedding anniversary on a Saturday in late July when the weather allowed us to be outside. We wanted someone able to play a diverse range of folk music from Hungary to Ireland and to move amongst the 130 sitting or standing guests from the dozen countries we have lived in as they met up with family and friends old and new, and she did! Many of the guests were musical and certainly had requests of their own and Liz had something for everyone, entertaining kids and adults alike, always with sensitivity, never intrusive.  As well as playing beautifully, Liz also has a very engaging personality and she fitted into the occasion seamlessly.

Simon Ingram-Hill, Bath

Lizz both looked and sounded amazing, everything we were hoping for and more. A fabulous addition to our special day

Tim Bratcher,

Can I thank you very much for your great contribution on the evening. It was a great night and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mayor of Amesbury, Lady Antrobus House, Amesbury

You are amazing, how do you know all that music?

Oli, Patron, The Retreat Wine Bar, Cheltenham

Once again thank you for playing at our event last night, everyone was totally impressed, and you, as always, added a bit of magic and sparkle to our event.

Lloyds Bank, The Strand Office, London

A huge well done and thank you so much for your input to this afternoon's concert. Great set of music from you as well and so, so many compliments.?

Brian North, Conductor, The Guildhall, Portsmouth

I just wanted to say how fab you were and you really made my day very special. When you started playing as I came up the hill I almost started to cry it was so beautiful?

Geri, The Bride, The temple of Apollo, Stourhead

You play beautifully, I am so sorry we have to go now.

Melinda and Bill Gates, VIP Olympic Hospitality Centre

She was a delight to work with, very accommodating to our clients requests as regards to the playlist performed, very punctual, professional and friendly, she did an excellent performance and engaged well with the guests during it. We would be delighted to work with her again.

Anna Johnsson, Team Umbrella Events

We were both absolutely delighted with Liz who played magnificently and was delightful

Julian Muir, Party

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