Jem Harpist

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About Jem Harpist

Jem – Harpist with a twist. Equally at home on acoustic or electric Harp, Jem offers an amazing repertoire of music from the traditional classics to modern pop & rock. Professional and versatile with a fresh, modern twist, Jem is one of the UK’s finest harpists, with her creativity, musicianship, experience and unique style setting her in high demand.

 

  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • Acoustic and/or electric harpist.
  • One of the few harpists able to offer full size concert harp, full size electric harp and small electric harp.
  • International performances and TV appearances to include BBC, ITV, GMTV and S4C Wales.
  • Appointed official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2004 – 2007

 

As a performer who plays, arranges and improvises a diverse range of music from film, tv, shows and Bollywood to classical, contemporary, jazz, rock, pop, soul, metal, electro, ambient and experimental, Jem will arrange music exclusively for your event. She learns/creates pieces on request, will suggest ideas if you are stuck, or work with you to create your ideal playlist. She is one of the few harpists able to offer full size concert harp, full size electric harp and small electric harp, whatever your event, size, style or location Jem will certainly create a vicual and audible showpiece.

Winner of many awards and accolades, with an impressive list of qualifications, Jem graduated from the Royal College of Music with a BMus(Hons), an MMus(RCM) and by the age of nineteen had gained Fellowships of Trinity College London and the Royal Schools of Music. Most recently she gained an MA in Music therapy from UWE, Bristol. She has performed extensively throughout the UK and has been featured on TV by BBC, GMTV, ITV and S4C Wales. Internationally she has played in Japan, France, Russia, Switzerland, Spain and the U.S.A.

Appointed official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004, her three year tenure ensured several memorable highlights, including performing at his wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall, playing at the reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen for the 2012 Olympic Bid, featuring in the first public concert recorded by Classic FM which was broadcast following the Queen’s Speech on Christmas Day and premiering the Salvi ‘Royal’ harp at the Llangollen International Festival.

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Jem Harpist Song List

Popular:

  • All of Me­ John Legend
  • All You Need is Love­ The Beatles
  • Angels­ Robbie Williams
  • Annie’s Song­ John Denver
  • Are We Human­ The Killers
  • A Thousand Years­ Christina Perri
  • Ave Maria­ Beyonce
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale­ Procol Harem
  • Bang Bang (He Shot Me Down)­ Nancy Sinatra Bankrobber­ The Clash
  • Beautiful­ Christina Aguilera
  • Better Together­ Jack Johnson
  • Bittersweet Symphony­ The Verve
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water­ Simon and Garfunkel Chandelier­ Sia
  • Chasing Cars­ Snow Patrol
  • Clocks­ Coldplay
  • Come Away With Me­ Norah Jones
  • Counting Stars One Republic
  • Dry Your Eyes­ The Streets
  • Endless Love­ Lionel Ritchie
  • Enjoy the Silence­ Depeche Mode
  • Every Breath You Take­ The Police
  • Everything­ Michael Buble
  • Everything I Do­ Bryan Adams
  • Fade to Black­ Metallica
  • Fallin’­ Alicia Keys
  • Fast Car­ Tracy Chapman
  • Fields of Gold­ Sting
  • Final Countdown  Europe
  • F**ckin’ Perfect­ Pink
  • Get Lucky­ Daft Punk
  • Halo­ Beyonce
  • Have I Told You Lately­ Van Morrison
  • Heartbeats­ Jose Gonzalez
  • Heaven­ Bryan Adams/DJ Sammy
  • Here Comes the Sun­ George Harrison
  • Hold Back the River­ James Bay
  • House of the Rising Sun­ The Animals
  • How Long Will I Love You­ Ellie Goulding Hurt­ Johnny Cash
  • Imagine­ John Lennon
  • I’m Yours­ Jason Mraz
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
  • I Shot the Sheriff­ Bob Marley
  • I Won’t Give up on Us­ Jason Mraz
  • Just Give Me a Reason­ Pink and Nate Ruess
  • Just the Two of Us­ Will Smith
  • Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
  • Killing Me Softly­ The Fugees
  • Kiss from a Rose­ Seal
  • Kissing You­ Desree
  • Let Her Go Passenger
  • Let it Be The Beatles
  • Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi
  • Love Me TenderElvis Presley
  • Marry You Bruno Mars
  • Mr Brightside The Killers
  • Nightcall London Grammar/Kavinsky
  • Nothing Else Matters Metallica
  • One Day like This Elbow
  • Painted on Your Skin The Cult
  • Paint it Black The Rolling Stones
  • Paparazzi Lady Gaga
  • Photograph Ed Sheeran
  • Pompeii Bastille
  • Rather Be Clean Bandit ft Jesse Glyn
  • Rule the World Take That
  • Running up that Hill Kate Bush
  • Say a Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
  • Sitting on the Dock of a Bay Otis Redding
  • Skyfall Adele
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
  • Someone Like You Adele
  • Somewhere Only We Know Keane/Lily Allen Songbird Eva Cassidy/Fleetwood Mac
  • Stand By Me Ben E. King
  • Stay With Me Sam Smith
  • Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams
  • Summertime Sadness Lana del Ray
  • Sweet Child of Mine Guns N Roses
  • Sweet Dreams are Made of These Eurythmics
  • Teardrop Massive Attack
  • The A Team Ed Sheeran
  • The Cave Mumford and Sons
  • The Power of Love Gabrielle Apin
  • Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
  • Timber Pitbull ft Kesha
  • Time Tom Waits
  • Time after Time Cyndi Lauper
  • Titanium David Guetta & Sia
  • Use Somebody Kings of Leon
  • Video Games Lana del Ray
  • Wake Me Up Aviici
  • Waterloo Sunset The Kinks
  • With or Without You U2
  • Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
  • Wonderwall Oasis
  • Words The Bee Gees
  • Yesterday The Beatles
  • You Do Something to Me Paul Weller
  • Your Song Elton John
  • You’ve Got the Love Florence and the Machine
  • Zombie The Cranberries
  • 6 Underground Sneaker Pimps

Classical Selection:

  • Air from Water Music Handel
  • Air on a G String J. S. Bach
  • Arioso J. S. Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel Ave Maria Gounod
  • Ave Maria Schubert
  • Barcarolle Offenbach
  • Bridal Chorus Wagner
  • Canon in D Pachelbel
  • Clair de Lune Debussy
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart Evening Prayer­ Humperdinck Flower Duet Delibes
  • Far Elise Beethoven
  • Gabriel’s Oboe­ Mascagni
  • Girl with the Flaxen Hair­ Debussy
  • Gymnopdie No. 1­ Satie
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring­ J. S. Bach
  • I Mio Babbino Caro Puccini
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King Grieg Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana­
  • Mascagni Larghetto Handel
  • Liebestrum ­ Liszt
  • Meditation from This­ Massanet
  • Minuet in G Beethoven
  • Moonlight Sonata (1st mvt) Beethoven
  • Morning from Peer Gynt­ Grieg
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations­ Elgar
  • Nutcracker Selection­ Tchaikovsky
  • O Perfect Love­ Barnby
  • O Sole Mio
  • Ode to Joy­ Beethoven
  • Panis Angelicus­ Franck
  • Passacaille Handel
  • Pathetique Sonata (2nd mvt) Beethoven Pavane Faur
  • P Jesu Llyod Webber
  • Prelude in C J. S. Bach
  • Rondo Alla Turca Mozart
  • Salut d’amour Elgar
  • Spanish Dance No. 1 de Falla Symphony No. 5 (1st mvt) Beethoven Theme from Finlandia 
  • Sibelius Theme from Palladio Jenkins
  • The Swan Saint Sans
  • To a Wild Rose Macdowell
  • Toccata and Fugue J. S. Bach
  • Trumerei Schumann
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) Clarke Trumpet Tune Purcell
  • Wedding March Mendelssohn

Film and TV

  • Aladdin­ A Whole New World
  • American Beauty American Beauty, Angela Undress
  • An American in Paris An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Love Is Here To Stay, ‘S Wonderful
  • A Summer Place Theme
  • Beauty and the Beast Tale as Old as Time
  • Braveheart For the Love of a Princess
  • Bond Selection
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s Moon River
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
  • Deer Hunter Cavatina
  • Dirty Dancing I Had the Time of My Life, She’s Like the Wind
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral Love is all Around
  • Frozen Let it Go
  • Game of Thrones Theme
  • Ghost Unchained Melody
  • Gladiator Honour Him, Now We Are Free
  • Gonna Fly Now Rocky
  • Great Balls of Fire Great Balls of Fire
  • Last of the Mohicans Theme The Gael
  • Lord of the Rings In Dreams/Council Of Elrond/May it Be
  • Pure Imagination Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Everything I Do, Marian at the Waterfall
  • Romeo and Juliet (Baz Luhrmann) Balcony Scene
  • Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zefferelli) Love Theme
  • Schindler’s List Theme
  • Shall We Dance Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
  • Singin’ In The Rain Singin’ In The Rain
  • Star Wars Cantina Band, Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia’s Theme
  • The Bodyguard I Will Always Love You
  • The Departed I’m Shipping up to Boston
  • The Godfather Love Theme
  • The Last Samurai Complete Soundtrack
  • The Lion King Can You Feel the Love Tonight/Just Can’t Wait to be King The Piano The Heart Asks Pleasure First
  • The Rose The Rose
  • The Truman Show Truman Sleeps
  • Titanic My Heart Will Go On
  • Top Gun Take My Breath Away
  • Twilight Bella’s Lullaby, River Flows In You

Gaming/Anime:

  • Final Fantasy 1 Theme, Final Fantasy 7 Aeris Theme Spirited Away Always With Me The Last of Us Theme

Musicals:

  • A Little Night Music Send in the Clowns Cats Memory
  • Calamity Jane Secret Love
  • Carousel You’ll Never Walk Alone
  • Evita Don’t Cry for me Argentina
  • Girl Crazy Bidin’ My Time, But Not For Me, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm
  • Jesus Christ Superstar I Don’t Know How to Love Him
  • Les Misrables Castle on a Cloud, I Dreamed a Dream
  • Oh Kay Do, Do, Do, Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Oklahoma Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’, Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Selection
  • South Pacific Some Enchanted Evening, A Wonderful Guy
  • Strike Up The Band I’ve Got A Crush On You
  • Tell Me On A Sunday Tell Me On A Sunday
  • The King and I Getting to Know You, Hello Young Lovers
  • The Phantom of the Opera All I ask of You, The Music of the Night
  • The Sound of Music The Sound of Music, Edelweiss, My Favorite Things The Wizard of Oz Over the Rainbow

Contemporary:

  • Aphex Twin Avril 14th
  • Arrival of the Birds Cinematic Orchestra Arvo Prt ­ Fr Alina
  • Balmorhea Theme No.1, Baleen Morning,
  • Lament Einaudi I Giorni,
  • Le Onde, Nuvole Bianche,
  • Primavera Helen Jane Long Porcelain
  • Olafur Arnalds Tomorrow’s Song, Ljosio
  • Philip Glass Glassworks, Metamorphoses
  • The Flashbulb (Benn Jordan) 
  • Tomorrow Untrodden Yanni Reflections of Passion
  • Yann Tiersen Comptine d`un autre ete l`apres­midi

Standards/Jazz:

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ Come Fly With Me Fascinating Rhythm Fly Me to the Moon
  • I Get a Kick Out of You It’s a Raggy Waltz
  • I’ve Got You Under my Skin Love and Marriage
  • Mack the Knife
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me My Way
  • New York New York Night and Day
  • Satin Doll
  • Smile
  • Summertime
  • Take Five
  • The Entertainer
  • What a Wonderful World
  • You Do Something to Me

Bollywood:

  • A selection of wedding and film favourites.

Traditional:

  • A selection of well known folk tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America.

Seasonal & Sing ­along:

  • Christmas Songs, Carols and a selection of Music Hall, Pub and World War 2 favorites.

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An unforgettable day for all of us who work in Their Royal Highness's household, made all the more so by your wonderful playing. It contributed a very special ambiance to the happy atmosphere in the State Rooms and I have heard many guests comment how much they enjoyed it also."

Dr Manon Williams, Wedding of The Prince of Wales to the Duchess of Cornwall, April 2005

"You're so talented. I thought the harp was so out of date but you've made it the coolest instrument of the century. You absolutely killed 'Mr Brightside' (by The Killers). Just awesome!!!"

Laura, Gloucestershire, November 2015

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding on Thursday. You were amazing! My guests thought you were outstanding. We had so many compliments on your beautiful music. I'm so glad we found you. I can't thank you enough.

Emma & Tom, Bishopstrow House, Wiltshire, October 2015

Wanted to give you a big thank you for playing at our wedding, it really added to the magic of the day for me and the custom songs made it even the more special for us. Thank you!

Betty, Elmore Court, Gloucester, October 2015

On behalf of both families I would just like to thank you. You was AMAZING! All day everyone kept coming to us to say how beautiful you played. Thank you so much for making the day so special. If you would like us to write a review on any website etc please let us know as you are truly talented. Thank you.

Sharon and everyone from the wedding, Birmingham, September 2015

Both myself and Jane would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a simply amazing set by yourself at our wedding. Every guest commented on how stunning the music was and your choice was superb, how do I go about getting a cd from yourself??? Again thank you so much you were simply incredible J!!!

Philip Wyck, Hill House, August 2015

It's no exaggeration to say that aside from the venue itself and my lovely bride, your music was undoubtedly the highlight of the day. Your music intertwined perfectly with our day and your interpretations of the pieces we requested (at the last minute, sorry!) were breathtakingly beautiful, rendering me an absolute emotional mess. In retrospect I cannot imagine how our day would have been as special without your music. Anyway I've probably embarrassed you enough with my praise! Look forward to hearing your own pieces/compositions when you get the time."

Luke & Georgina, Eastnor Castle, June 2015

"Jem thank you for performing at our wedding at Kenilworth Castle. Our guests are still mentioning you now. They were amazed at both the acoustic and the electric harp performances. Fantastic thanks!!"

Dom & Claire, Kenilworth Castle, July 2015

Just sat listening to Clean Bandit 'Rather Be' & it sent a shiver down my spine as I remember you playing this (at my request) at Jordan & Brett's wedding ceremony. It was a magical day, but you really were the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for making it a truly unique & special day for us. Every wedding should have a Jem!!!!

Carol, St. Pierre, July 2015

Just to say how delighted we were with your wonderful harping at our wedding! I lost count of the number of people who said things such as "did she really play Bon Jovi?" And "Wow, Game of Thrones theme tune!" I really enjoyed hearing Nemo and the two Loreena McKennitt pieces I asked for, and my husband and best man were most impressed with your Pearl Jam arrangement, as were many many others. And Council of Elrond was just beautiful for coming down the aisle, from the moment I saw Fellowship of the Ring back in 2000 I decided I was going to come down the aisle to that track. Thankyou so so so much!

Shireen and Paul, Grittleton House, July 2015

Thank you so much for coming to play at our Masked Ball. Everyone LOVED your contribution and said it really set the scene for what proved to be a very successful evening. You have such talent and I am so grateful that you agreed to come. I hope to see you again!"

Helen, Charity Fundraiser, Gloucestershire February 2015

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Jem offers after dinner and theatre entertainment, please enquire for pricing.

Jem can play up to 5 hours, split into sets to cater for the clients needs.

Jem will learn songs on request.

Jem will work with you and design a bespoke playlist.

 

Extras

Client/Venue need to provide one car parking space, an armless chair, one plug socket, if event requires electric harp.

Shade/shelter from the elements if playing outside.

A secure/comfortable changing/relaxation area

Light refreshments (soft drinks and food) appreciated.

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