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Looking for a more intimate performance for you event? A pianist tinkering on the ivories, a guitarist strumming a serenade or a noodling saxophonist. Solo musicians are a fantastic addition to every event.

For guests, seeing a great musician in close quarters will provide them with a top takeaway memory.

Headliner helps you source and book great soloists, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire a local solo musician for your event.

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    • Ross Keys

      Solo act for hire
      Ross is a talented and versatile pianist with an extensive repertoire. From Pop, Classical to Jazz; Ross will be able to tailor his performance to suit your event! With residencies at The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Savoy & Harrods be assured you will only receive the best quality ...
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      Fee from £195
    • Steel Sounds

      Solo act for hire
      My name is Mr Abdul Williams. I am a soloist performer, on principal instrument (Steel Pan Drum), with over 20yrs experience. My repertoire, covers the 1940s music through to current top chart hits available, including various genres Jazz, Classic, Ska, Reggae, Calypso, Pop, Theme songs, R&B and ...
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      Fee from £220
    • Cat Delphi

      Solo act for hire
      Cat Delphi has performed on TV for shows including Top Of The Pops ( NYE Special 2017) and HBO's TV Drama 'Succession' (airing in America June 2018) and played at countless prestigious events including The 2018 FA CUP FINAL, The Princess of Monaco Foundation, The Aston Martin official launch for ...
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      Fee from £350
    • Sheldon Conrich - Singing Guitarist and DJ

      DJ act for hire
      Sheldon is a singing guitarist and DJ providing both acoustic music and party entertainment for your event. He knows just the sort of music to create both an ambient acoustic atmosphere and a high energy party environment. With a large repertoire, years of experience and a desire to make your ...
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      Fee from £420
    • Anna Nightingale Vintage Style Jazz + Swing Singer

      Solo act for hire
      Anna Nightingale is a fantastic and energetic wedding singer who was the sole vocalist with a "Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra" in Spain. When she returned to the UK she has gained immense popularity and has become a sought-after performer for parties as well as special events and especially for ...
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      Fee from £500
    • Gordon Robertson

      Solo act for hire
      Gordon Robertson is one of Scotland's finest and most versatile vocalists, with over 7 years experience as a performer at corporate events, weddings, parties, music venues, festivals and tribute nights. He is in high demand throughout the UK, having played over 70 gigs in the last 12 months, and ...
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      Fee from £145
    • Ben Pryer

      Solo act for hire
      Ben is a talented young singer songwriter/musician from West Sussex with a wide ranging repertoire of songs, from laid-back background music to upbeat old school Rock & Roll songs. At an early age, Ben wrote and sung his own music and was playing live shows at the age of 11 and could often ...
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      Fee from £150
    • Tom Powell

      Solo act for hire
      Tom's most popular act includes a range of timeless chart classics spanning many eras and many genres. His extensive repertoire contains everything you could possibly need, with experience performing everything from Swing, Pop & Rock'N'Roll to Classical, Folk and Musical Theatre. Classically ...
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      Fee from £180
    • Niké Jemiyo

      Solo act for hire
      Niké Jemiyo is a MOBO nominated soul - pop vocalist and pianist, who captivates her audiences with her outstanding live performances. Based in London, Niké has performed backing vocals for LeAnn Rimes for BBC Radio 2’s "Live in Hyde Park", and at other prestigious venues including Hampton ...
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      Fee from £339
    • Melissa Bel

      Solo act for hire
      Melissa Bel has been captivating audiences and listeners her whole life with her powerful, soulful voice and compelling songwriting. She grew up in a musical household in Burlington, Ontario listening to soul, classic rock and blues music, and draws inspiration from the likes of The Beatles, ...
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      Fee from £350
    • George Simpson

      Solo act for hire
      George is one of the top solo artists in the UK with a huge repertoire and the option of accompanying his superb vocals with either the piano or acoustic guitar. He has represented some of the largest companies in the world and has travelled across Europe to perform at weddings and other ...
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      Fee from £350
    • Ticket 2 Ride

      Band act for hire
      “Ticket 2 Ride” is a four piece party and function band based in Colchester, Essex. Drawing on a large variety of influences, we play an engaging variety of hits from the 50’s to the present day, a variety styles from classic Rock and Soul, through to modern pop. The band consists of four ...
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      Fee from £400
    • Steve Conway Vintage Singer

      Solo act for hire
      Steve Conway is a quality Vintage Style Vocalist ! Swing , jazz , Blues and Jive ! Steve works as a solo vocalist , vocals & Piano or with his Quintet ! Steve is a regular entertainer at Wembley Stadium for Matchday VIP areas , weddings, Parties and Corporate events at some fantastic venues ...
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      Fee from £500
    • Dan Goode

      Solo act for hire
      "Dan is not only a talented Sax player and DJ but a true gent. His energy and professionalism coupled with the amazing playlists put together both on the Sax and for the DJ sets made for the most amazing party!! All my guests are raving about Dan and cannot wait to see him back at my wedding. " ...
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      Fee from £995
    • Chez on sax

      Solo act for hire
      A bit about me: --------------------- Chez Taylor-Francis has an addiction to jazz, funk and soul. Doubling sax with flute, and clarinet has led her to play such main stages as Wembley Stadium (London), The NIA (Birmingham), Newton's Nation (Australia), Alliance Francaise (Zambia) and many ...
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      Fee from £250
    • Susie Kidulis

      Solo act for hire
      I am a solo female vocalist that has been performing in and around Notts for about 7 years. I sing popular songs from the 60's to the present day and cover different genres and artists from Amy Winehouse to Oasis. I can provide a mix of easy listening and lively songs to suit the requirements ...
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      Fee from £100
    • Mark Mathews

      Solo act for hire
      Mark Mathews is a London based singer-songwriter, voted one of the best new artists in London by readers of the Metro Newspaper, awarded First place in the Indie International Songwriting competition and nominated for 2 Indy Music Awards for Best Live Act. His relentless gigging, touring and ...
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      Fee from £120
    • Andrew Humphreys Music

      Solo act for hire
      Andrew Humphreys is a young and versatile singer-pianist perfect for almost any event; from providing laid-back music at private events including weddings and corporate functions to entertaining lively bars, nightclubs and parties. In addition Andrew regularly performs in a 'Piano-bar' type ...
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      Fee from £120
    • Alan Oliver Wedding guitarist

      Solo act for hire
      I am a professional classical guitarist who specialises in arranging solo versions of well known popular songs and classical music. I graduated from the Royal College of Music studying under world famous guitarists such as Carlos Bonell, Chris Stell and Gary Ryan and have since gone on the build ...
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      Fee from £120
    • Emma Stevens

      Solo act for hire
      By her own admission, “what you see is what you get” with talented British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and down-to-earth surfer chick Emma Stevens. Life has been something of a whirlwind since embarking on a solo career in 2012; she’s released four EPs, three albums with four ...
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      Fee from £150
    • Michael Sebastian

      Solo act for hire
      Michael Sebastian creates ambient vibey music using guitar, vocals, drum pads and synth. Improvising and building loops on the fly, he can adapt to the mood of any space. The set can liquidise tension at your business drinks, converge families at a wedding reception, or propel an atmosphere ...
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      Fee from £150
    • Alice Kirwan

      Solo act for hire
      Alice is professional freelance harpist based in the North West. Having gained a BMus with First Class Honours in 2012 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Alice went on to complete a Master of Music with distinction. Alice has a vast amount of experience providing music for weddings, ...
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      Fee from £200
    • Jim Gibbs

      Solo act for hire
      Jim is a fun, professional and reliable singer and guitarist who has been playing live music for over 15 years. Jim covers a wide range of music from the 60's to today’s modern hits with a specially designed set list for your wedding or event. A DJ set Will be included in your package, so there ...
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      Fee from £200
    • Jack Mac - Saxophonist

      Solo act for hire
      Professional Session Musician and Freelance Saxophonist. Jack Mac is an experienced Cardiff based saxophonist available for hire for events ranging from background lounge music to upbeat centerstage moments. He has past experience playing for corporate parties, wedding receptions and birthday ...
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      Fee from £200
    • Gemma Ashley Soprano

      Solo act for hire
      Originally from Wirral, Gemma has been one of UK’s most requested singers for over a decade now. With Classical and Musical Theatre training she has had a diverse singing and music background. She is also a trained dancer and has stunned audiences with her exceptional on stage ...
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      Fee from £275
    • Nick Fenwick

      Solo act for hire
      Nick Fenwick is a brilliant dynamic, acoustic entertainer based in West London. Armed with a catalogue of around 250 covers, his repertoire consists mainly of 50's, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Classic Pop/ Rock. He has a powerful voice, unique guitar style and really connects with his audiences ...
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      Fee from £300
    • John Sessions

      Solo act for hire
      Looking for Live entertainment? Perhaps a DJ for your event?Why hire two separate acts when you can have both? John Sessions specializes in Rat Pack, Robbie Williams or Michael Bublé tribute shows, but can also perform music for the 60’s through to present day. In addition, these shows can be ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Claire Rossi

      Solo act for hire
      With a growing fanbase of over 40,000 followers across multiple social media platforms, Claire Rossi is an international, in demand singer and songwriter. Singing Accolades Her exciting and diverse career now takes her across the globe. Claire has performed at some of the most prestigious ...
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      Fee from £300
    • Louise Nornes

      Trio act for hire
      Louise and her highly skilled Jazz musicians provide atmospheric tunes, ranging from Jazz standards to Blues and Latin numbers. The soulful vocals of Louise blending with the sounds of keys and double bass will transport you to a different era, adding a classic touch to the occasion. Whether ...
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      Fee from £360
    • Stefano Cestra

      Solo act for hire
      Stefano Cestra Drummer, Percussionist, Music Writer-Producer BRIEF BIO and TESTIMONIALS Diploma in Drums & Percussion ...
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      Fee from £700
    • Jennie Sawdon

      Solo act for hire
      Jennie began her musical career in the classical world. She is both a trained opera singer and an excellent pianist. Jennie is passionate about making each event a special and personal experience for you, and takes great pride in creating a magical atmosphere for you and your guests. ...
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      Fee from £750

    HEADLINER'S SOLOISTS

    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local soloists not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a soloist has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until Headliner.io was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a soloist.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding soloists for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring soloists for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a soloist for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a soloist near me" or "soloists near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a soloist.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a soloist, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, Headliner.io is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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