Recommended Based in Middlesex, Greater London but travels UK wide
Acclaimed international performer (was one of a 3-girl opening act in Take That’s comeback tour) Lizzy May provides both romantic classical cello music for weddings and her unique high-energy pop Electric Cello Show for parties. Prices: From £480 + including PA system and full backing tracks
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"Lizzy was a lovely lady she was there early setting up.
I have had good feedback about Lizzy and everyone enjoyed her music and we had a great party .
Line up: Solo acoustic or electric cello with high quality backing tracks. Electric cello PA system for up to 150+ guests included in standard fee
Highlights * Part of a trio invited by Take That to be an opening act in their Beautiful World Tour playing to audiences of 15000. * In great demand throughout Europe the Middle East and the Far East. Recent performances in Japan, Jordan (to the Jordanian Royal Family), China, Thailand, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Hawaii, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Turkey, Oman, Lebanon, Morocco and throughout Europe. * Performed for The The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. * Supported Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis, Russell Watson, Beverley Knight, Aled Jones, Sugababes, Westlife, Il Divo, Kasabian, Noisettes and Paul Potts. * Numerous TV appearances including The X Factor, Royal Variety Performance, GMTV, Top of the Pops, Rob Brydon Show, Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, Paul O’Grady Show, Dancing on Ice, Sport Relief, Richard and Judy, Songs of Praise, National Lottery, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Graham Norton Show, Pop Star to Opera Star and Live at Abbey Road * Opening act at theLondon Fashion Show Launch Event. * Performed 7 times at the 2012 Olympic Park during the Olympics. * Solo electric cello performance at the 2012 Wimbledon Champions Dinner. * Classically educated to the highest level by the world’s greatest string players including Yehudi Menuhin. * 1st class degree in cello performance and distinction at postgraduate level.
"Lizzy May represents everything I love about music and life. She is passionate, incredibly talented and fun" - Eliot Kennedy ( “The X-Factor” Coach, Producer of Take That & Spice Girls, Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards Winner)
"Fabulous cellist Lizzy May...gave an ELECTRIC performance!" - SuperStar Magazine
“.A glamorous evening of fashion and fun ...live performance from Lizzy May” - OK! Magazine
"A truly outstanding cellist" - Aled Jones
Music Played and Type of Show If you are looking for romantic classical and/or light popular music for your wedding ceremony or reception the sound of the solo cello is ideal for the occasion. When played with professionally produced backing tracks on CD it gives the full, rich sound of multiple instruments – but at a fraction of the cost.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to the electric string quartet then take a look at Lizzy May's Electric Cello Show - an exciting and sensual fusion of classical and pop music. The performance is enriched by professionally produced dynamic backing tracks and the result is a unique musical and visual spectacular which will keep the audience spellbound. A PA system for up to 150+ guests (depending on environment) is included in the standard fee!
A typical repertoire includes pop versions of all-time classics such as Adagio for Strings by Barber, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire and Coldplay’s Viva La Vida.
Lizzy May always tailors her performances to the client's requirements but a popular format is to begin with up to 1 hour of elegant classical cello music as background to a drinks reception or during dinner. This is followed by a dramatic change in both costume and tempo which immediately gets the audience’s attention and the main high energy performance begins. The length of the main show is agreed in advance with the client but is typically 20-30 minutes.
Previous Experience Lizzy May won a scholarship to study cello performance for 6 years at Yehudi Menuhin’s international music school followed by 5 years at the RNCM and the Royal Academy of Music, gaining a 1st class degree and postgraduate distinction.
She has appeared on TV with Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, Westlife, Il Divo, Russell Watson, Aled Jones, Kasabian and Paul Potts and has recorded with James Blunt, Peter Kay, Judie Tzuke, Massive Attack, Emma Deigman, and Camilla Kerslake amongst others, as well as for the Britannia High TV series and the Take That video.
Last year she performed in 21 different countries. Venues include Japan, Jordan (to the Jordanian Royal Family), China, Thailand, India, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Hawaii, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Turkey, Oman, Lebanon, Morocco and throughout Europe. In addition Lizzy May has collaborated with major producers/songwriters including X-Factor coach Eliot Kennedy.
Example Shows Available: The following options are ideal for weddings, corporate events and private parties/receptions.
1. Light background cello performance Up to two 45 minute sets of background music with or without CD accompaniment. This includes classical and/or pop music according to the client's requirements. It can be played on acoustic or electric cello.
2. The Electric Cello Show Up to 1 hour of background classical cello music with or without CD accompaniment, followed by an exciting, high energy 20-30 minute pop show with dynamic backing tracks and PA system.
Lizzy May's Set List / Repertoire
New! Christmas Repertoire Lizzy can play all-time favourites including....
Classical Style: The First Noel SSilent Night Oh Come all ye Faithful Away in a Manger Oh Holy Night Deck the Halls
Pop/Crossover Style: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Winter Wonderland Silent Night Deck the Halls Hallelujah Oh Holy Night Jingle Bells Santa Baby Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow
Or if you have another Christmas tune that's your favourite just let us know!
Standard Repertoire Classical Music Air on the G String - Bach Allegro Appassionato - Saint-Saëns Apres un Rêve - Fauré Arioso - Bach Ave Maria Canon - Pachelbel Chanson de Matin - Elgar Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart Gymnopédie No. 1 - Satin Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach In the Hall of the Mountain King - Greig Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet Nocturne (from String Quartet No. 2) - Borodin Morning - Grieg Nessun Dorma - Puccini Ode to Joy - Beethoven Oh! Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini Pavane - Fauré Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky Scene from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky Spring - Vivaldi Suite No. 1 in G Major - Bach: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet 1 & 2, Gigue Suite No. 2 in D Minor - Bach: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet 1 & 2, Gigue Sonata - Vivaldi Song without Words - Mendelssohn The Surprise Symphony - Haydn The Swan - Saint- Saëns Traumerei - Schumann Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Films and Musicals A Beautiful Mind Aladdin Amelie Can you Feel the Love Tonight - from The Lion King Captain Corelli's Mandolin Chocolat Circle of Life - from The Lion King Close Every Door - from Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Don't Cry for me Argentina - from Evita E.T. Four Weddings and a Funera Gladiator Gosford Park Gus, the Theatre Cat - from Cats Jai Ho - from Slumdog Millionaire James Bond: Diamonds are Forever, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, James Bond Theme from Dr No Live and Let Die Nobody Does it Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me) On Her Majesty's Secret Service The World is not Enough Thunderball Tomorrow Never Dies You Only Live Twice Jurassic Park Love Changes Everything - from Aspects of Love Moulin Rouge Music of the Night - from Phantom of the Opera Notting Hill Ocean's 11 Phantom of the Opera Romeo and Juliet Star Trek Star Wars Superman The Next best Thing Toy Story Whistle Down the Wind
Classical-crossover, Pop & Bollywood Adagio for Strings (dance version) - Barber Air on the G String (upbeat version) - Bach Ain't no Sunshine - Eva Cassidy All My Loving - Beatles American Pie And I Love Her - Beatles Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy Baroque Rock - Marin Marais Blackbird - Beatles Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Canon - Pachelbel Cannon Ball - Damien Rice Can't Buy Me Love - Beatles Can you Feel the Love Tonight? - Elton John Circle of Life - Elton John Closest Thing to Crazy - Katie Melua Come Away with Me - Norah Jones Come Together - Beatles Danny Boy - Foster and Allen Dhoom Machale - Bollywood Don't Dream it's Over - Crowded House Don't Know Why - Norah Jones Eleanor Rigby - Beatles Every Breath You Take - Sting Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House Fever - Peggy Lee Fields of Gold - Sting Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba Heaven (candlelight mix) DJ Sammy Hello - Lionel Ritchie Home - Michael Bublé Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys Imagine - John Lennon Jai Ho - Pussycat Dolls ('Slumdog Millionaire') Joote do Paise lo - Bollywood Kirwani - Eastern and Western fusion Lady Madonna - Beatles Lay All Your Love On Me - Abba Let It Be - Beatles Let There be Love - Nat King Cole Love Is All Around Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Beatles Mercy - Duffy Mohabbatein - Bollywood Money Money Money - Abba Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel Oh Darling - Beatles One Day Like This - Elbow Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy Palladio - Karl Jenkins Remember - Josh Groban Rolling in the Deep - Adele Rule the World - Take That Stay with me til Dawn - Judie Tzuke Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald Sunrise - Norah Jones Take My Breath Away - Jessica Simpson Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Thank You for the Music - Abba The Long & Winding Road - McCartney Ticket to Ride - Beatles Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli Toccata (hip-hop version) - Bach Toss the Feathers - The Corrs Toxic - Britney Spears Twist and Shout - Beatles Variations - Paganini/Lloyd Webber Vincent (Starry Starry Night) - Don Mclean Viva la Vida - Coldplay Warwick Avenue - Duffy When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole With or Without You - U2 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Yellow - Coldplay Yesterday - Beatles You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller You Give Me Something - James Morrison You Make It Real To Me - James Morrison You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
Requests for other favourite pieces of music are always welcome!
1 to 10 of 10 customer reviews for Lizzy May in date order
17/12/2012 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"Lizzy was a lovely lady she was there early setting up.
I have had good feedback about Lizzy and everyone enjoyed her music and we had a great party .
Customer review by Linda Carwood
21/09/2012 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"I wanted to let you know just what a resoundingly successful evening we held at High March last Friday 21st September, due, in no small part, to Lizzy May's truly excellent performance on her electronic cello.
Lizzy's musical and artistic talent, stage presence, grooming and charm all exceeded expectations, and our guests were "wowed".
We have received more complimentary e-mails about the musical entertainment than any other year for a long time, and would like to recommend Lizzy May for a suitable similar event without reservation.
Our Head of Music was suitably impressed, and we should love to invite Lizzy to return at some future point.
High March School
Customer review by Belinda Avery
23/07/2012 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"Alive Network provided a prompt and responsive service. The show put on by Lizzy May exceeded our expectations and was favourably commented on by all our guests as they left and again over the days subsequent to the performance.
Lizzy is a bright, cheerful, friendly and talented performer and I would not hesitate to ask her to return should we hold a similar event (an outdoor garden party)."
Customer review by Nik Millard
04/04/2012 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"Lizzy May provided a unique bridge to entertain our guests between the wedding breakfast ending and the later part of the evening as evening guests were arriving.
Visually she is beautiful and musically she delivered a clean, crisp and varied performance that reinforced her total professionalism which was on display throughout the wedding."
Customer review by Dasha Ager
04/05/2011 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"Alive Network were extremely helpful and patient - they understood that whilst planning our wedding our time was precious and limited. They maintained contact with us rather than us having to contact them to clarify and confirm arrangements.
Lizzy May is absolutely amazing, she exceeded our expectations and made our ceremony unique and special. We were concerned at first that a solo cello would not have the necessary range to play the songs that we wanted - but we were so wrong.
Lizzy's performance was outstanding and all of our guests commented on how good she was. We are already planning to book Lizzy for our anniversary party!
Customer review by Rhianna Tucker & Arron Thomas
26/04/2011 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"Am just dashing off to Dublin but need to compile this note for you to bring to the attention of whoever. Lizzie May/Fusion Strings were absoluetly brilliant. Lizzie and Marsha are a class act.
From arrival to departure their enthusiasm, spirit and demanour was so pleasant and our 80 guests just have not stopped talking about their magnificent performance.
With an age range of 9yrs old to 90, all were totally enthralled throughout the two set act. They were not only musically superb but were stunning and eye catching, with both music and choreography. Lighting and a back drop would take their perfection to the next level!
They need to raise their fees, and they would still be worth every penny!
A master piece of excellence, thank you and please pass on our sincere gratitude, especially from my wife Sarah (for whom Fusion were a complete surprise) and our friends and family from all over UK (and even a father from Australia).
Thank you again
Customer review by jon Earey
11/01/2011 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"An excellent musician, a delight to watch and a very nice person. I cannot recommend her too highly."
Customer review by Carolyn Pettitt
04/11/2010 Lizzy May (Cellist)
Thank you for your kind wishes. I just want to say that basically Lizzie was fantastic. Extremely professional and lovely with it. And she can't half play the cello!
I would thoroughly recommend her and would be happy to provide a testimonial if ever required.
Customer review by Matt Smith
26/08/2010 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"We were delighted with Lizzie May’s performance – we have received lots of notes from guests at the party saying how much they enjoyed it. We found her very flexible and sociable.
We were very happy with every aspect of her performance.
Customer review by Mr. Michael Williams Jacquet
27/07/2010 Lizzy May (Cellist)
"If you are looking for something unique then Lizzy May will fit the bill. We hired her for a charity cocktail party,with guests of all ages attending & everyone commented on how amazing she was.
She is an extremely talented, professional young lady with a wonderful personality.
We would definatley recommend Lizzy May to anyone who wants something 'just a bit more special' she will not dissapoint!
Customer review by Karen Barber
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