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On since 2024

Last update: May 2024

Esme is a multi-genre vocalist, pianist, and entertainer with over twelve years of experience as a professional performer. She is able to provide exceptional live music for any part of your wedding, which will be perfectly tailored to the desired mood and atmosphere for the day.

Esme has a background in singing classical, musical theatre, pop, soul, jazz and rock music, meaning no request is out of reach. She is able to provide you with anything from beautiful acoustic music sung and played on her portable baby grand piano to her entertaining singing waitress act or, alternatively, upbeat party sets for your evening, either as a soloist or in her five-piece party band, sure to get everyone on their feet dancing!
Esme is fully insured, and her PA and equipment have been safely PAT tested.

She also has an extensive song list and a repertoire that spans a wide range of genres, from timeless classics to contemporary hits, ensuring that every guest is captivated and engaged. Esme's song list is also being continually added, and she is more than happy to take requests. She collaborates closely with clients to create personalized playlists and offers song suggestions, ensuring that her performance perfectly complements the ambience of the wedding.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Other (Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast, Early Evening, Evening Party, Singing Waitress, Party Band,)

What is included in the wedding package?

I have several wedding packages for you to chose from, or a bespoke combination package of the following: Wedding Cermony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Reception, Early Evening and Evening Party

How far in advance should I contact you?

It's always worth contacting me at any time to see if I have your date free although I would advise booking the year before your wedding date in order to avoid disappointment

What style of music do you offer?

Latest hits
Other (Musical Theatre Disney Indie/Alternative)

Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Medium (4 - 6 musicians)


My repoitoire spans a vast mix of accoustic songs on piano or upbeat including modern and classic pop, soul, jazz, rnb, indie, rock, alternative, musical theatre, disney and classical

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Yes! You may select 5 songs of your choice for your ceremony even if they are not in the list. Please don't hesitate to suggest a song as I may also have done it before but it's not yet on the list

What's your experience?

I have over 12 years experience as a professional performer and as a singing and piano teacher with a BA (hons) degree in Music with Drama

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?

Yes, i cover the uk and also destination weddings

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, my charge is usually 0.55p per mile but a discount can be arranged dependant on the services required

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


What is the length of time of the act?

Timings vary. For a ceremony it will be before and during the ceremony and for other parts of the day such as reception or evening I usually do 2 x 45 minutes or 1 x 90 minute set and sometimes more

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

I aim to make sure clients have their set lists finalised no later than one month before the wedding. Guests can sometimes request music on the day however, if desired

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

In the rare circumstances that a charge needs to be made for substantial extra time requested by the client, I will bill the client the additional charge after the wedding day

What are the forms of payment?

I accept a 20% deposit of the agreed quote to secure any date via bacs. The final payment must be made at least one week before the event via bacs or cash pick up on the day
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Reviews for Esme Barber Music

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Clare N. Sent on 28/02/2024
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Esme was an absolute pleasure from the first message and I’m so happy she agreed to play at our wedding.We chose Esme from her videos but can honestly say even they don’t do justice her voice! her friendly nature just adds to the enjoyment. Esmes performance really added a magic touch to our day, every single guest commented on how much they enjoyed it and she took the time out to speak to all of them. We can’t thank Esme enough for everything she did, even the venue staff couldn’t stop raving about her.
Nicola Sent on 07/05/2024
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Esme made our day perfect!

"Esme played and sang at our wedding ceremony and it was one of the moment memorable parts of our day. She played our special songs so beautifully and our guests were absolutely wowed. She was so professional and leading up to the day made sure everything was taken care of. She really is so versatile, talented and has a huge list of songs to chose from and even takes requests. We would highly recommend Esme!"
Jack B. Sent on 07/05/2024
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Incredible Talent

Esme sang at our wedding. It goes without saying her voice is beautiful, but her manner was also professional and didn’t ‘steal the show’ from the wedding. Not only did Esme sing wonderfully, she accompanied herself on the piano - such talent! Would highly recommend for any event that needs some entertainment. It was also an excellent ice breaker for wedding guests as they discussed and shared their wonderment of Esme’s talent.
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