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Last update: May 2024

Based in the city of Canterbury, Kent, Violin By Abigail provides live music for weddings and events. Owner Abigail Deeks is an accomplished violinist with a classical background who will be ready to give your big day an enchanting soundtrack. With her years of experience and diverse repertoire, she will be ready to bring captivating melodies to your ceremony, reception, and wedding breakfast.

Services Offered

Violin By Abigail performs with an acoustic violin accompanied by tasteful backing tracks for a rich, meaningful sound. You will have a variety of music genres to choose from, including classical, jazz, folk, and modern pop hits. Before your big day, Abigail will craft a music programme that suits your musical tastes and adds a personalised, sentimental touch to your event. While based in Hastings, she is happy to travel to venues throughout East London, East Sussex, and Kent.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment

What is included in the wedding package?

Solo violin with backing tracks , either acoustic or amplified, unaccompanied or accompanied. The style and length of the performance would be tailored to your requirements

How far in advance should I contact you?

If you could give me as much notice as possible that would be fantastic. Four weeks minimum during busy periods but please don't hesitate to enquire as happy to accomadate last minute if I can

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Lounge
Jazz
Rock
Latest hits
Pop
Folk

Type of musical group:

Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

Please request a list. Repertoire includes modern pop songs, classical, folk, jazz and songs for films. Many of my couples request songs from Bridgerton. I can put together playlists to give ideas

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

Yes, please give me as much notice as possible. 2 weeks minimum

What's your experience?

Over 20 years experience as a musician and music teacher. Weddings, functions and session work. Solo, orchestral, duos, quartets and rock bands. Varied styles and venues

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Can you travel?

Yes, sussex, Kent, Essex, Surrey, London

Is there a charge for travelling?

No

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

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

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

Negotiable

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

30 minutes

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

No

How do you charge extra time?

N/A

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer only. Each booking requires a 拢75 deposit

Served in

East London, East Sussex and Kent

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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Violin By Abigail

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Debbie
Debbie C. Sent on 30/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for saving the day 鉂わ笍

Abigail played for our vow renewal ceremony and drinks reception this month after the violinist we had initially booked sadly could not be with us following a family bereavement. Abigail stepped in at the last minute, thankfully knew all of the songs we wanted played and the whole day went seamlessly. I鈥檓 not going to lie, I went into a state of panic with the very last minute change but I needn鈥檛 have worried as Abigail was just fantastic and the music was just beautiful.
Thanks for being there for us Abigail and making our day extra special 鉂わ笍
Holly
Holly O. Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderfully talented musician who saved our day!

Abigail is a fantastic violinist who made the process of building our wedding setlist so much fun - she was so enthusiastic and keen to learn new songs to suit our theme and when our evening act pulled out at the last moment she was only too happy to fill in for them and we ended up being pleased they pulled out because she made the day so amazing. She is also such a warm lovely person and felt like one of our guests because of how easy she is to talk to. Her repertoire is extensive and both her acoustic and electric sets were amazing and even had the non dancers up and dancing by the end! I would have no hesitation in recommending her for any event be it wedding or party and would love any excuse to book her again. Thanks so much again, Abigail!
Rebecca
Rebecca H. Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect everything we dreamt of

We had Abigail for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. She was absolutely incredible. The music was beautiful and was everything we dreamt of for our day! She did really well filling in when I was running slightly late. Thank you so much for being amazing!
Liz
Liz C. Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing musician and lovely person

Abigail played for our wedding and it was a real highlight. It was so special to be able to walk down the aisle while she played Pachelbel's Canon - truly a dream come true.
She was so easy to deal with in rhe lead-up to the day, and the playlists she sent for us to approve are regularly played and bring back such happy memories.
She is also a genuinely lovely person and was happy to chat to our more musically minded guests. I have no hesitation in recommending her if you want to add something extra to your day.
Hannah
Hannah H. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hannah & Gavin Wedding ceremony

Abigail recently played for us at our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with the service, abigail played beautifully during our ceremony and continued after for our guests whilst we were having photographs taken, every guest commented on how much they loved listening to the violin!abigail is a very professional musician and we could not fault the service from beginning to end 馃榾 would highly recommend!
Laura Gittleson
Laura G. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing violinist!

Abigail played at our wedding on 8th July and she was amazing! From initial conversations she was so warm, helpful and very prompt at answering all of my questions and recommending any songs.
After booking with Abigail, she had created a bespoke playlist for us in the same day! She accommodated all of our requests for any particular songs we wanted played even if they were not on her list.
Abigail played violin as guests arrived, during the ceremony and reception drinks and she helped create the perfect atmosphere. I only wished I could have heard her play throughout!
If you鈥檙e looking for a violinist, I cannot recommend Abigail enough! 鉂わ笍
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Miranda Sent on 29/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking

Abigail was personable and responded very quickly to questions we had. We met at a wedding fair and was the best decision we made for our whole wedding. Everyone was talking about how amazing she was and was the talking point.
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Molly G. Sent on 22/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

Thank you so much to Abigail who played at our wedding on 6th April.
So glad we had her for our drinks receptions also, set a lovely vibe to the day and was super special walking down the isle to the violin.
Would 100% recommend without hesitation, aswell as being an amazing musician she is also very responsive and professional and never caused any issues!
Thank you again so much for being apart of our day鉂わ笍
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Melissa D. Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect touch to our ceremony!

We booked Abigail for our ceremony in London in October. Abigail was amazing and it really added such a special touch to our big day. We wish we had booked her for an even longer slot so we could enjoy her music for even longer. Thank you so much, Abigail!
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Kathryn Sent on 18/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect Musician!

We booked Abigail and Darrel to play at our wedding last year and were so pleased that we did!

From the minute we corresponded with Abigail over email we felt right at ease. Nothing was ever too much - from liaising with the venue, learning new songs, changing songs when we were indecisive, to just generally checking-in to make sure everything was going well with the planning!

The songs played by Abigail and Darrel together on the day were beautiful (the perfect harmony), and we can鈥檛 thank them enough for playing such a key part in making our day so special.
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Jackie Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fabulous

Abigail was fantastic very accommodating and even played some songs for us that was not on her playlist. She made our day truly special 馃挆 especially my song for down the aisle. My guests loved her playing the violin and the music choices were great. I would definitely recommend Abigail to play at your wedding she was simply fantastic 馃憣 馃榾

Thank you so much
Kindest regards
Mrs & Mr Smith
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Claire Sent on 27/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Floating on air

We first heard Abigail playing at a wedding fair . Her music filled the halls of the venue and you could just feel the romance. If our date was available, we had to book. It was but then came the hard part, picking songs from her vast list! Abigail even agreed to learn a new song for my walk down the aisle so couldn't ask for more.
It was such a delight to have you play at our wedding. Thank you so much.
1000% recommendation from us.
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Demi R. Sent on 17/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

More than I could鈥檝e hoped for

Abigail was just amazing at our wedding. She played so beautifully and was so understanding when we were moving around due to the weather.
The booking process was really straight forward and Abigail has an extensive list of songs amongst her repertoire, new and classic. I also requested a song which wasn鈥檛 on Abigail鈥檚 repertoire and she was more than happy to play this for us which made it extra special.
I would highly recommend Abigail, my sister in law has already booked her up for next year and I know a couple of other friends enquired.
All the guests commented on how amazing the music was and it really gave a classy and classic feel to the wedding day. One of the best things I did for our wedding was book Abigail.
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Maria F. Sent on 02/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book Abigail!

I would 100% recommend Abigail to a friend, she was super lovely on the lead up to the wedding, she gave us really long list of songs and advised if there is anything she doesn't have on the list she would do her best to learn, however out of the 10 songs she wanted she already knew them all. When she began playing they song I walked down too I had goosebumps because she was so excellent. Thank you Abigail.
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Samantha H. Sent on 27/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just beautiful - made our day really special

We were lucky to have Abigail play at our wedding - professional throughout
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