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On since 2020

Last update: November 2023

Joel Grainger (Live Looping Violinist) is a wedding musician who offers his services throughout the UK and beyond. Classically-trained violinist Joel Grainger aims to supply a completely unique music experience for your guests with his live-looping playing style. Joel has performed in front of crowds of thousands (notably including a support slot for Coldplay) and at many private events by companies such as Google, Lexus, and Bank of America.

Services Offered

Joel Grainger (Live Looping Violinist) offers a vast repertoire of music to choose from for your occasion. His collection includes music from an array of genres including classical, folk, hip-hop, pop, rock, dance, and much more. If you require a special song played at your event, Joel is happy to learn this for you. He typically provides his musical stylings throughout the wedding day, playing during the ceremony, drinks reception, and at the wedding breakfast as required.

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100% Recommended by couples

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Sean Married on 14/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Master At Work

Words genuinely can't describe what Joel's presence does at a wedding. Every part of our day he featured in was elevated by his music.

We loved him, our guests loved him and even the registrar gave him a shout out. As the groom I'm just gutted I wasn't a guest so that I could sit there and watch his whole set. Joel played before, during and after our ceremony and even learned a request for my wife and I to walk back up the aisle to. He's also a gentleman. As he was leaving once everybody had sat down to eat, he got additional applause from the room as he passed by the windows.

Hire this man, he is the ultimate wedding enhancement.

Thank you, Joel.

Sean & Kerry x
Ryan K. Married on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service by Joel, would highly recommend

Joel added such an amazing touch to our wedding, highly professional and responsive throughout the booking process, and was fantastic on the day. Every guest had positive feedback, and Joel added such a great vibe to both our Church service and the reception. We would highly recommend including Joel in your plans
Tim S. Married on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding highlight!

Joel played at our wedding in August 2023. Almost every guest commented on how good he was during the day! He played during the ceremony and 3 sets in the afternoon which were all incredible. Prior to the wedding, Joel was responsive to emails and very polite. We would highly recommend hiring Joel and are very grateful to him for playing and making it such a memorable day.
John Married on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

21st August 2023

Joel is just incredible and made our day very special. His outstanding performances have made our day and we cannot recommend enough! The moments he created for us will be forever with us and our guests can’t stop asking about him and telling us how amazing he was. Joel you were brilliant, thank you. John and Vinesh
Hannah Married on 29/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

amazing music

Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Joel but when walking down the aisle to my husband to be he was playing the song we requested which wasn't actually on his set list. It sounded amazing and everyone was saying after our wedding how unusual he was and it made a change to generic wedding music. Everyone loved him and I would high recommend!
Rebekah W. Married on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sensational Wedding Performer!

It was an honour to have Joel play his wonderful music at our wedding at High Force Hotel on Saturday 3rd June 2023. Joel was fantastic from day one, always highly responsive to our many emails and offering a very personalised service, helping us to choose our music for the entrance into the ceremony room, signing of the register, exit of the guests, and general background music to relax to. Many of our guests said they were blown away by Joel’s performance, asking for his details for future reference. Above all, Joel was always friendly, polite and approachable and came across as a genuinely lovely person. We couldn’t recommend Joel enough and wish we could see him perform again. Thank you Joel for making our special day even more special!
Georgia O. Married on 12/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

WOW - Incredible

Where do I begin, Joel has been amazing to communicate with from start to finish. Throwing ideas into the mix when I couldn't make up my mind and then on the day, giving the most amazing performance and experience for our guests. Joel, you were wonderful and such a talented artist! I want to re live our entire day again. Thank you for being such a special part of it!
Lucy S. Married on 06/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Just incredible

Joel...What can we say!?
We came across Joel on Oxford high street 5 years ago and were taken by his incredible music. When we started to plan our wedding, one of the first things we wanted to do was contact Joel to see if he would be able to be apart of our day.
Joel travelled from York to Kent to play for us on the afternoon of our wedding. He created a beautiful atmosphere that touched many of our friends and Family. His music took them away, so much so, my Great uncle of 93 years old started to Jive after not having done so for many years. If you wish to have a unique experience on your wedding day, Joel is a must.

We can not Thankyou enough for what you bought to our special day Joel. Good luck with the future, your music is utterly stunning.
Lucy and Caroline Taylor-Sparks
Anna S. Married on 17/09/2022
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Joe was fantastic!

We really loved having Joel play at our wedding, the guests were in awe! We found Joel through a wedding website and booked him a year in advance. He was very accommodating and listened to our varied requests including creating a new track based on the how to train your dragon theme for our silent vows. The sun was out and he created the perfect vibe while our guests were drinking gin and folly farm. Would definitely recommend!
Emily M. Married on 04/08/2022
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Absolutely Perfect!

I saw Joel playing in Cambridge about 7 years ago and instantly knew I wanted him to play at my wedding! It was definitely worth the wait. I will never forget hearing Joel's beautiful music begin to play as I walked down the aisle. Truly magical! All of our guests commented on how fantastic Joel was. It really made the day wonderful and was everything I could have wished for. Thank you Joel!
Nikita S. Married on 17/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A truly exceptional talent

We first saw Joel 7 years ago busking in Bath and we were both completely blown away. I could have stood and listened to him for hours.
Ever since that point I had always wanted him to play at our wedding.
Joel is truly exceptional and everyone commented on how amazing and talented he is. If you want a violinist with a twist he’s the man and I can’t thank him enough for attending and playing at our wedding.
Holly W. Married on 26/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Created a wonderful atmosphere

I didn't get to see much of Joel sadly due to bride duties! However the guests enjoyed the sets and loved some of the tracks that made moments more memorable.
Sophie S. Married on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A highlight of our wedding day

Joel played at our wedding reception in September 2021. His music set the perfect atmosphere for our reception drinks and acted as a great conversation starter. He also played another short set for guests to enjoy whilst they tucked into their food outside. Throughout the day, many of our guests remarked on how talented Joel is and best of all, you could tell how much Joel enjoys what he does, which made it even more of a pleasure to watch him.
Adam H. Married on 01/09/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Excellent gifted musician..with an edge

Every bit as good as his wonderful YouTube videos and Albums. A skilled musician who brings a contemporary edge. A privilege to have him play for us during and after the ceremony…our only regret was that we couldn’t sit and listen more! Thank you. Adam & Nicola
Dan B. Married on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful music by a talented musician.

Joel recently performed at our wedding and he was absolutely seemless. He was able to adapt the songs we'd heard online to make the day as perfect as possible for us.
We had multiple guests request his information throughout the day and complimented the brilliant performance he was able to provide throughout the ceremony and drinks reception. I could not have pictured it any better.
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