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Testimonials: Performing

As a versatile multi-instrumentalist, Samuel has had the pleasure of performing at a huge number of events. Here are some words from clients.

John T

Wedding in Montalto Estate, Northern Ireland

"Sam's cello playing was fantastic at the drinks and canapés reception after my daughter's wedding, as was his selection of music - ranging from Baroque through modern and pop to film scores. His backing tracks were subtly blended and I lost count of the number of guests who said they loved his playing. He was also very easy to deal with, got there early, started promptly and played longer than we asked him to. Strongly recommended. You'd need a robust reason to look further for a solo musician for this kind of event."

Ruth H

Wedding in Wincanton, Somerset

"Sam was extremely professional and very personable. He arrived early at our wedding venue, so that he could get his bearings and set up. I can highly recommend him and I would not hesitate to use him again. He played the cello and piano beautifully."

Julie N

Wedding in Frome, Somerset

"Sam played beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and reception. Communication was very easy and he took on all our song requests readily - an absolute pleasure to work with."

Brendan A 

Wedding in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

"Sam was fantastic. Played beautifully for our wedding ceremony, was extremely punctual and professional!"

Thomas G 

Recording Session in Bath

"Thank you SO much! You just made it onto my list of 'happiest recording experiences with a cellist'."

David H

Memorial Service in Haycombe, Bath

"I was absolutely delighted with Sam's contribution to our Memorial Service. His communications before the event were speedy and detailed. His flexibility in helping devise our programme and the standard of his performance on the day were exemplary. Many people commented on what a perfect choice he was for our event. I would strongly recommend him for anyone who wants to add a special touch to their celebration."

Hasan K

Military Event in Lyneham, Wiltshire

"Sam delivered a comprehensive selection of classical pieces which set the scene for the event. Sam was helpful in responding to the event on a short notice and maintained both a professional and punctual conduct and delivered to the expectations for the evening."

Sarah R

Private Event in Ewenny, South Wales

"Sam was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely responsive and did a great job of creating the perfect set list for our event theme. The performance itself was fantastic, and made our evening truly memorable. Would highly recommend Sam!"

Stephanie M

Wedding in Swindon

"Sam was exactly what we were looking for for our wedding reception. Loads of people commented on the wonderful music. I would highly reccomend him for any event you might have."

Farzana H

Wedding in Bath

"Sam was exceptional. Thank you for being such such an excellent communicator, for your professionalism and for your beautiful cello performance at our ceremony. Thank you for learning a little Bollywood number at the end for our fusion wedding. We are so impressed with you, we've hired you to teach our daughter piano. Do not hesitate to hire Sam, you really won't regret it. THANK YOU, you made our ceremony!"

Grace T

Wedding in Gloucestershire

"The Piano & Cello music for my daughter's wedding provided by yourself and Sam the Cellist was absolutely stunning. It is always a worry when you are hiring people that you don't know but it really couldn't have been any better. You are both extremely talented and I would highly recommend you. The piano/cello combination is so beautiful and you should both be proud of your level of competence. There were many complimentary comments on the music. Thank you very much."


Alice P

Funeral service in Bristol

"A huge thank you to Sam for his support, musicianship and time for such a tricky brief. We are so grateful that Sam was able to help us form the assembled quartet for this Celebration of Life service. Everyone was blown away by the music, and we have had so many comments about the high quality and the immensely moving nature of the performances. We are indebted to Sam for assisting us with this, and all the prior preparation, at such a difficult time. His positive nature, extensive repertoire, willingness to work with our pianist & singers and ‘can do’ attitude to everything we were asking for was just the most calming thing for us, and we are really so pleased that we found him! He was polite, professional, super respectful & a delight to work with throughout – thank you Sam, you’re a superstar."

Heather S

Wedding in Stall St, Bath

"Not only a brilliant musician. Sam was great at communications, so professional and so helpful (particularly for a multitasking bride)!"

Sue D

Wedding in Sparsholt, Winchester

"Sam was amazing. We had lots of compliments on the day. Thank you Sam, for being part of my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding day and making special memories."

Pete B

Private function in Duntisbourne Leer, Cirencester

"Great from start to finish! highly recommended."

Julia D

Church service in Queen Square, Saltford, Bristol

"Sam was really helpful with suggestions and quick to respond to questions and requests. On the day his playing was lovely and made it a really special way to remember and honour our Mum."

Michael N

Wedding in Berwick Dr, Bristol

"Sam was great. A wonderful musician of the cello. And worked hard to practice the piece of music we wanted. Thank you."

Jacob B

Event in The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury

"Very enthusiastic, great player, and very pleasant company too."

David G

Wedding in Cardiff, Wales

"Sam was very professional, helpful and a very good sight reader. I would definitely book him again and recommend to other musicians looking for a cellist in the Cardiff/Bath area."

Pauline F

Event in Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

"The Newham Philharmonic Orchestra booked Sam for a Newham Philharmonic course and performances and was extremely pleased with his playing, contributions and general attitude to the project."

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