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Thomas

Harpist based in London

Price from £314

Young, cool and stylish Harpist providing a beautiful musical backdrop at your special event! Varied repertoire offers something for every occasion spanning popular classics, classical pieces, jazz and contemporary!

5 stars - Thomas (Harpist) are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

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Popular Classics
Premiere Arabesque - Claude Debussy
Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin - Claude Debussy
Beau Soir - Claude Debussy
Canon in D - Johann Pachebel
Pavane - Gabriel Fauré
Chanson de Matin - Edward Elgar
Lascia Ch'io Pianga (from Rinaldo) - G. F. Händel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - G. F. Händel
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallie - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 First Movt. - Ludwig van Beethoven
Wedding March - Felix Mendellssohn
Ave Maria - J.S.Bach/Charles Gounod
Après un Reve - Gabriel Fauré
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Premiere Gymnopédie - Erik Satie

"Serious" Classical
Ballade Slave - Claude Debussy
Pagodes from Images - Claude Denussy
Consolations No.s 3 & 4 - Franz Liszt
Impromptu for harp - Gabriel Fauré
Sonatine - Marcel Tournier
La Source - Alphonse Hasselmans
Étude: Au Matin - Marcel Tournier
Sarabanda e Toccata - Nino Rota
Rhapsodie for harp - Marcel Grandjany
Interlude from Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten
Suite for Harp - Benjamin Britten
Consolation - Henriette Renié
Harp Concerto in Bb Major - G. F. Händel
Prelude for harp - Herbert Howells
Arabesque for harp - Edwin York Bowen

Jazz
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Sherwin & Maschwitz
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Arlen & Harburg
The Way You Look Tonight - Kern & Fields
Moon River - Mercer & Mancini
Misty - Garner & Burke
Have You Met Miss Jones - Rodgers & Hart
Beyond The Sea - Trenet, Lasry & Lawrence
Lullaby of Birdland - Weiss, Shearing & Pool
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered - Rodgers & Hart
I Remember You - Schertzinger & Mercer
Time After Time - Jule Styne
It's Been a Long, Long Time - Jule Styne
Everybody Loves Somebody - Ken Lane
Body & Soul - Tony Bennett, John Green
Ain't Misbehavin' - 'Fats' Waller & Brooks

Pop
Crazy in Love Blues - Beyoncé
Better the Devil You Know - Kylie Minogue
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele
What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
Rather Be - Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Jealous - Labrinth
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Hold Back The River - James Bay
All of Me - John Legend
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Empire State of Mind (Part II) - Alicia Keys
Greatest Day - Take That
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Touch - Little Mix

Classic Tunes
Scarborough Fair - Trad./Simon & Garfunkel
If It's Magic - Stevie Wonder
Fields of Gold - Sting
Runaway - The Corrs
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Yesterday - Lennon & McCartney
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

Broadway and Film
Kissing You - Des'ree (from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet)
Comptine D'un Autre Été - L'après Midi (from Amelie) - Yann Tiersen
When You Wish Upon A Star - Harline & Washington
Theme from 'Love Story' - Francis Lai
A Whole New World - Alan Menken
Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Go the Distance - Alan Menken
Colours of the Wind - Alan Menken
Love is an Open Door - Anderson-Lopez & Lopez
All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Music of the Night - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Big Spender - Fields & Coleman
On My Own - Schönberg & Kretzer
I Dreamed a Dream - Schönberg & Kretzer
Theme and Journey to the Island from 'Jurassic Park' - John Williams
Theme from 'Schindler's List' - John Williams



  • Versatile harpist who graduated with a BA (hons) from the University of York and an MA in composition from the University of Sussex.
  • Awarded the University of York Undergraduate Commission in 2007.
  • Highly experienced having performed with many University & semi-professional orchestras, as well as solo performances at concert halls, theatres, outdoor events, festivals and even pubs.
  • Thomas co-devised a new piece of theatre-with-music - Berlinernacht - staging a sell-out run to five-star reviews in the 2011 Brighton Fringe Festival.

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Highlights
* Young, cool and stylish harpist providing a beautiful musical backdrop at your event!
* Repertoire includes popular classics, classical pieces, jazz and contemporary!
* A professional musician with a wealth of performance experience!

'..a rich harp [was] provided by Thomas, adding musical muscle to the evening.' - thestage.co.uk

Thomas smashes the stereotypes associated with his instrument, perfect for bringing an edgy and contemporary feel to your event. He travels the UK and Europe performing as part of wedding ceremonies, corporate engagements and charity functions in hotels, stately homes and unusual function spaces.

Thomas will tailor his set list to suit the mood of each occasion. He specialises in classical, jazz improvisation and his own interpretations of classic and modern pop tracks, as well as harp showpieces, Broadway, lounge jazz and folk music.

'Harp-throb Thomas gently serenaded arriving guests' - Tatler magazine

Principal harpist of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and resident at the Sherborne (formerly Canford) Summer School of Music, he is a regular at London’s Renaissance St. Pancras and Sheraton Tower hotels and has entertained at The Sanderson, The Gherkin, The Ivy, Soho House, the Ace Hotel and the Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square.

As an orchestral player he has performed in major concert venues and arenas across the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, York Minster, St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.
In the theatre he has performed in critically acclaimed productions as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival and as a featured musician in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at London’s Arcola Theatre.

As a soloist he has performed live on BBC Radio several times and elsewhere he has worked with a numerous London-based recording artists. He has taken his harp to pubs, underground recording studios, garden parties, a street festival, a department store, a school for severely disabled children, and countless intimate gig venues.

'..harpist Thomas a standout.' - theartsdesk.com

Clients: Snapchat, La Redoute, H&M, David Bailey CBE, Rick Wakeman, Jack Wilshire and Andriani Michael, The Unthanks, NearSt, Fiorucci, Camp Simcha, George House Trust, The Ace Hotel Shoreditch, The Sanderson, The Renaissance St. Pancras, The Ivy, The Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square, Sheraton Tower Knightsbridge, The Haywood Club

Having studied academic music and composition at the universities of York and Sussex, Thomas continued private harp study with professors of harp from Trinity College of Music, Royal Holloway University of London, Lyon Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music.

Testimonials:
“exceeded expectations and was perfect for the wedding”
“I would 100% recommend him”
“..Thomas’ playing was as engaging as the action”
“..a central, finely played part for harp..”

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Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Thomas from Alive Network

  • Wedding ceremony only £0
  • 1.5 hours of background music £0
  • Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception Add £72
  • 2.5 hours of background music Add £72