As a classically trained violinist, Joel explores a multitude of genres and styles from Hip Hop to Indian Classical and popular modern music. With a proven track record performing for notable clients such as Google and Bentley, Joel comes with a wealth of experience on the international corporate circuit.
If it's a unique act you're looking for, whether it's for the ceremony, drinks reception, or later in the evening, Joel will be sure to deliver a live performance like nothing your guests have seen before.
Please see www.joelgrainger.co.uk for more information, and don't hestiate to get in touch with any queries.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your starting price?
Very much dependent on the date (day of the week/time of year), location and timings on the day. If you can get in touch with the details of the event I will respond quickly with a quote.
What services do you offer?
I would usually play throughout the wedding day. A typical schedule might be as follows:Pre-ceremony (as guests arrive) - 20mins. Ceremony itself (entrance, signing and exit). Drinks Reception (3 x 30mins sets). I am also happy to play just pre-ceremony + ceremony / drinks reception / wedding breakfast (as needed).
Please find my current Set List below:Covers (Loop Pedal)‘Despacito’ - Luis Fonsi‘Shape of You’ - Ed Sheeran 'Game of Thrones’ - Main Theme‘Mirrors’ - Justin Timberlake‘Hello’ - Adele‘We Don’t Talk’ - Charlie Puth‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ - Gotye ‘Pachelbel’s Canon’ - Pachelbel‘Cry Me A River’ - Justin Timberlake ‘Crazy’ - Gnarls Barkley ‘I’m Yours’ - Jason Mraz‘Memories’ - David Guetta, Kid Cud‘Sweet Child of Mine’ - Guns n’ Roses ‘Clocks’ - Coldplay‘Teardrop’ - Massive Attack‘Wicked Games’ - Chris Isaak‘Theme from Last of The Mohicans’‘Bittersweet Symphony’ - The VerveCovers (Backing Track)‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ - Justin Timberlake‘La La La’ - Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith‘Ready For Your Love’ - Gorgon City ft. MNEK‘Titanium’ - David Guetta (acoustic with piano)‘Thousand Years’ - Christina Perri (acoustic with piano)‘To Build A Home’ - Cinematic OrchestraOriginals‘Fly’‘Wanderer’‘Another Home’‘First Flight’‘Nomad’‘Cooley’s Reel’‘Night Walker’
Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?
Yes, usually an additional fee of £50 per new track, but sometimes can be included as part of an offer.
Are you able to travel?
Happy to travel all over the UK and even further afield. Obviously travel distance will be accounted for in the fee!
Is there a charge for travelling?
Usually calculated at 25p/mile.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Yes, as long as timings work out I'm more than happy to do this.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
Usually I charge a day rate (all day till 5pm) or an evening rate (after 5pm). If the timings overlap there would of course be some flexibility.
What are the forms of payment?
Deposit taken to secure the booking (20% via bank transfer). Final amount due 1 week before (if bank transfer) or cash on the day also fine!
How long would you usually play for?
I would usually play throughout the wedding day, a typical schedule might be as follows:Pre-ceremony (as guests arrive) - 20minsCeremony itself (entrance, signing and exit)Drinks Reception (3 x 30mins sets).
Reviews for Joel Grainger (Live Looping Violinist)
Recommended by 100% of couples
Francois · Married on 28/12/2019
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.Sent on 05/01/2020
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.
Lizzie Kinal · Married on 25/08/2019
Joel recently played at our wedding. We originally saw him playing in Bath, and I knew I wanted to book him for our wedding.Sent on 04/09/2019
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.
Andrew Swiney · Married on 19/05/2019
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!!!Sent on 21/05/2019