In the modern events industry we all know anything is possible and you can have whatever you want! So here are some ideas for the perfect music entertainment at your next event:
Solo Piano by Kimi – What could be better when you have exclusive use of a gorgeous venue with a piano…an even more gorgeous musician to play your favourite songs or just capture your imagination and thrill your guests!
Solo Violin by Kimi – A wedding and corporate entertainment favourite, it’s ever so stylish to have the beautiful strains of violin float across the room and enthral young and old alike. Highly varied music to suit all tastes; favourites from Beethoven to Coldplay.
Niche – The London String Quartet – Hire the highly popular and fashionable quartet of musicians playing the latest chart hits or the classics recognisable by all to instantly create the perfect atmosphere. Niche String Quartet thrill and entertain thousands every year across London and the UK. (Trio option also available)
Piano and String Hire Combo Package – Often the perfect choice for wedding music or corporate entertainment and a perfect way to keep things fresh for different parts of an event! Why not have a multi-talented pianist play for your reception, then at a later part of the event have them swap instruments to thrill guests with the Niche Quartet, Trio or Duo – a more affordable option then hiring 2 separate groups of individuals and a great way to keep the guests stimulated and smiling throughout the event!
String Duo – If you want to liven up a small gathering, or set an intimate atmosphere for a romantic wedding the string duo is the perfect combination of harmony and style.
We also have close connections with gorgeous singers, London and the World’s most popular DJs, lighting designers, production companies, award winning wedding planners, exclusive venues and more – often with preferential rates and discounts unique for our clients!
So contact Kimi at Your Event Music to have exactly what you want and what you need for the perfect event now!
Want your event to open with a bang? Hire an electric violinist to wow the crowds with vibrant and exciting performances!
At the beginning of December Kimi set up to open The Winter Ball at London’s Natural History Museum’s new exhibition in The Earth Hall. It’s not every day you see a Stegosaurus in the audience!
Guests had already been welcomed through the doors with a flurry of snow and after enjoying a champagne reception the lights dimmed for the event to open. Kimi’s performed the exciting and instantly recognisable Prelude to Carmen on her light up, sparkling electric violin and then for the finale guests were amazed when she mounted the escalator whilst still playing to finish in virtuosic style as she was taken up into the heavens backwards! The applause resounded through the hall as guests went in to enjoy The Winter Ball.
Later on in the evening Kimi performed again, walking among the tables as mains were presented, thrilled guests clapped and danced in their seats along to Mozart’s Turkish March as the tempo increased to the fabulous finale!
Kimi provides performances on her electric violin as events entertainment in London and beyond. Performances can be Classical solo, Classical with background track and Modern music with background tracks.
At the end of October Kimi was hired to be the musician for very special engagement proposal. Kris was returning from being positioned abroad and asked Kimi to help him put together the perfect surprise proposal for his girlfriend Eva!
For the big moment Kimi would play the couple’s favourite song All of Me on solo violin as Kris would pop the question. As this was a London engagement proposal and Kris was flying in just before the event Kimi offered to put together and style the big moment for the couple as well as providing the beautiful music, sourcing the rose petals and candles to set the scene for his sunset proposal.
Kimi arrived early to set up and style the couple’s hotel suite at the The Hotel Verta, positioning the champagne and glasses ready for the celebration afterwards and preparing a pathway of rose petals and candles leading out onto the balcony overlooking the river, sunset and London skyline.
It was a perfect moment as Eva was lead out onto the balcony to hear her favourite song and of course she was beyond thrilled. Then he asked the big question and….she said YES! The couple continued to enjoy the magical moment by dancing as I played What a Wonderful World and Moonriver.
An unforgettable romantic moment! Such a pleasure to be part of another London love story.
Kimi has played for many different and wonderful engagement proposals on solo violin or with her string quartet associates all across London’s finest settings. Contact her now to help put together your engagement or event plans!
There’s nothing more romantic than a Surprise Engagement Proposal on a London rooftop, just before Christmas, with a Solo Violinist serenading your very lucky lady with her favourite song!
Simon contacted Kimi to ask for help planning an amazing surprise engagement proposal for his very special girlfriend. After asking for advice on what would be the best musical package to allow for the big surprise to work out as planned he chose to hire violinist Kimi and had her create an arrangement of “Your Song’ by Elton John to be performed at the correct moment.
The venue for the big night was the private rooftop cinema at The Berkley Hotel, London. As the happy couple snuggled up under the stars, surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and trees to watch their favourite film Love Actually, Kimi was to sneak up outside and make an entrance at the perfect time for Simon to get down on one knee!
If you know the film well you’ll know halfway through the film hapless romantic ‘Mark’ declares his love for Keira Knightley’s character on a set of cards he holds up as Silent Night plays on a portable stereo. This time instead Simon turned down the film music and Kimi came in, violin in hand (Handed Simon his pre-prepared set of jumbo cards!!) and played Silent Night as Simon acted out the scene from the movie in front of his wide-eyed girlfriend, then as Simon got down on one knee to pop the big question Kimi segued straight into Your Song.
Louise was completely overwhelmed with joy and burst into tears as she gave Simon the all important YES! An absolutely unforgettable and delightful London engagement proposal!
Simon was kind enough to send a follow up email saying,
“Thank you so much for yesterday, it was all absolutely perfect and I really appreciate your help in making it run smoothly.”
In the last post we covered some great events music ideas. Here we will cover some more ideas specifically for wedding music to help you pick the right choice for you and your wedding!
Solo Violinist or Pianist – Intimate, personal and a beautiful touch to your special day. Kimi Lye will do as a highly experienced musician and wedding specialist should, and will instantly create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. You name it and she will encapsulate your wishes into a pure and beautiful sound that will emphasis just how perfect and special your wedding day is. Let your guests and you and your partner be whisked away as you enjoy your wedding and have Kimi creating the perfect soundtrack to your celebration right in front of your eyes. Kimi as a violinist for weddings is very popular for ceremonies due to her playing’s beauty, purity and clear emotion. Kimi as a pianist for weddings is popular wedding entertainment as her delicate tone and the multiple interweaving melodies of the instrument are highly engaging and atmospheric.
Niche – The London String Quartet or Trio – Niche’s members have a wide and varied experience of wedding music. From the highly traditional purely classical sets, to weddings where only the very latest modern music will do. Their main aim is to make your wedding day special with as much flair and charm as you would expect from the best in their field. They can bring energy to your wedding drinks and anticipation to your big entrance – they know exactly what is needed of them throughout your big day and look forward to providing you with the special unforgettable moment that you will cherish forever.
Wedding Duets – With the availability of 5 different instruments between Kimi the violinist and pianist, and Niche – The London String Quartet multiple duet options are available as wedding entertainment. But how do you decide which one to chose? Here’s our quick guide!
Perhaps you’d like the lyrical combination of string duo;
Two Violin Duet– Lighthearted and beautiful, two violinists will sing together and can create any atmosphere with ease.
Piano and Strings Duo – If you have a piano at your venue you can then enjoy the light tinkle of piano combined with soaring violin melodies, or perhaps your would enjoy the sounds of the piano mixed with graceful cello music?
There is also the option of all of the above with singers – do you want a professional singer and string quartet to play for you and your significant other and make your perfect moment complete?
All these options and more are possible for your big day – just contact Kimi here are Your Event Music and tell her what you want to make your dream wedding come true! If you feel stressed making the choice, need advice and you’re not quite sure which option is best for you, ask by email or you can chat to Kimi on Twitter or Facebook – she loves to help!
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Kimi the Solo Violinist – Intimate, personal and a beautiful touch to your special day. Kimi will do as a highly experienced musician and wedding specialist should, and will instantly create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. You name it and she will encapsulate your wishes into a pure and beautiful sound that will […]
Kimi Lye is a talented and popular violinist and pianist, providing entertainment throughout London and the South East. After over a decade of playing in London and Europe’s top venues Kimi has all the experience needed to make every event unique and create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Kimi can be hired for wedding music, corporate events entertainment, product launches, private functions, professional recordings and also manages and performs with Niche – The London String Quartet.
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