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Joel Grainger (Live Looping Violinist)

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Joel Grainger (Live Looping Violinist) is a wedding musician based out of Yorkshire, England, that is happy to travel throughout the UK and beyond to provide their services. Classically-trained violinist Joel Grainger aims to supply a unique music experience for your guests with his live-looping playing style. Joel has performed in front of crowds of thousands and at many private events by companies such as Google, Lexus, and Bank of America.

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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 Indian classical, 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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    Sophie S. Married on 25/09/2021
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    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.
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    Adam H. Married on 01/09/2021
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    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
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    Marie Married on 29/10/2021
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    Amazing musician for our wedding

    Joel played at our wedding reception and was absolutely amazing! I would recommend him to anyone looking to create an amazing atmosphere, with a unique musician. We were so excited to have Joel at our wedding and he was definitely a highlight of the day! Thanks so much Joel for making our day special!
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    Dhanya J. Married on 24/09/2021
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    Amazing Violinist!

    We came across Joel in a wedding video and we were amazed at his talent. We were very fortunate to be able to book him to play at our wedding. He created such a wonderful and memorable atmosphere not only for us but for the guests aswell. All the guests was asking for his details. His work is amazing. If anyone is planning to hire a violinist, he is the person to go for.
    Thank you so much for everything.
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    Lola Married on 15/09/2021
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    Fantastic violinist

    I came across Joel playing Ed Sheeran’s - Shape of You to a crowd on the street in Bath back in 2017 and was over the moon when his name popped up when looking for a drinks reception musician. Unfortunately, our wedding was to be held in Belfast so I spent a lot of time trying to find someone who could do the same….. and it was quite clear no one had the same skill set or sound to even come close. Thankfully, Joel was willing to travel and despite my own worries about travel during COVID, he successfully made it across. I can’t thank him enough for coming - the music was absolutely amazing and he even learned a song specially for the day (Can’t help falling in love) at our request to be played as we walked down the aisle. He has songs on iTunes/Spotify for anyone needing to hear some of his work. 100% recommend!
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    Alexandra K. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Brilliant and unique

    Joel was brilliant. Many guests commented on how amazing he was, providing the perfect entertainment for a garden reception. I have never been to a wedding with a looping violinist, making it feel even more special to us.
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    Ollie B. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Thank you!

    Joel played at our wedding in August and we couldn't have been happier. It created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. His communication was great throughout the process and, due to the weather, he was super flexible and adaptable during the day as well. We had so many guests say how impressed they were with him!
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    Chloe H. Married on 16/05/2020
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    The Perfect Wedding Musician

    We had originally booked Joel for our wedding in May 2020 but unfortunately due to Covid-19 we had to delay our day twice. Although the process was complex trying to find new dates with all suppliers available, it was non-negotiable that we had to find a date with Joel still available. We are so pleased this was the case because our day would not have been the same without him; all ages appreciated his amazing talent and we had so many compliments. But WOW the best thing is having 'Fly' as our entrance song - we get goosebumps and tears every time we hear it. We couldn't fault a thing throughout the day, although the schedule went behind Joel was so flexible to work around it. 5* Service!
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    Francois Married on 28/12/2019
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    Phenomenal

    We just wanted to say that you were just fantastic. We are so lucky and so honoured that you played such an important part in our wedding weekend. The music was amazing and all our guests were blown away. You were the highlight for us of our day and the music was phenomenal.

    Also a very special thanks for the amazing ceremony walk in song. It was just beautiful and so very emotional.

    You will always be a part of the awesome memories we will keep with us for that epic weekend at Stubton Hall.

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    Lizzie Married on 25/08/2019
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    Brilliant musician

    Joel recently played at our wedding. We originally saw him playing in Bath, and I knew I wanted to book him for our wedding.
    Joel is so talented and created a lovely atmosphere for our ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how good he was. I highly recommend Joel, he's a brilliant musician.
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    Andrew Married on 19/05/2019
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    Incredible musician for our wedding

    We were very fortunate to have Joel play at our wedding two days ago! The wedding was a big surprise as people thought that they had just come for our daughters christening. Joel played his version of Pachelbel’s Canon as my wife walked down the aisle and the whole church was in tears. Additionally, Joel played a variety of songs at the reception and had many people talking about how amazing the musician we had was. I highly recommend Joel to play at your wedding!!!
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    Someone thought we were filming a movie

    Joel was incredible. I'd been listening to him on Spotify for a while before getting in contact. He was so nice from the first contact. His music was even more amazing on the wedding day. We got married in a national trust venue. There were so many people listening to Joel they didn't realise it was a real wedding. A few people asked my family after if we were filming a movie. Our guests, young and old, have not stopped talking about how magical the music was. They all got emotional. And Joel was also humble enough to share the limelight with my family who sang a few songs too. He's an incredible talent and a true professional. We can't thank him enough.
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    A huge thank you

    Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for making our day so magical, we had the most amazing time with you there!, there was even a point in the church where our photographer was so mesmerized by your music he forgot to capture images...everyone went on and on about how fantastic you were! You truly are so talented! again and again" Emily Ogborne
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    Thank you so very much

    Thank you so very much for playing at our daughter’s wedding. You were fantastic and made it even more special than it already was.. You are such a talented young man and many of our guests were impressed with you and wanted details about you. We wish you every success, you deserve it
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    Wonderful, quirky and different!

    Joel played for us at our wedding in May. It was an outdoor ceremony and reception in a garden which was not a problem at all for him. Walking down the aisle to his beautiful version of Sweet Child of Mine was so special and poignant. He helped to create the most wonderful atmosphere and so many friends and family have since said how much they enjoyed his music.
    We love how he is an alternative take on the classic strings at a wedding! Playing anything from Pachebells Canon to Coldplay to Game of Thrones! Captivating to watch how he layers his songs with his loop station. We loved the beat boxing in particular! Joel is a very talented musician and we feel very lucky to have had him play for us. I’m not sure if he’d like this comparison but we have nicknamed him ‘The Ed Sheeran of the violin!’

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