live professional international touring singer
Classical | Jazz | Pop | Musical Theatre | Sacred | Opera
Funerals | Celebration of Life | Burials | Memorials
TORONTO - GTA - MUSKOKA - LONDON - COBOURG - NIAGARA
It is at these times that music can truly help us to heal deeply.
overview of my services
I provide live vocals for your service, and I will provide backtracks and bring my own microphone and stand. I will also make recordings of your song choices in my studio (which can be used for a memorial video etc) for no extra charge.
If you prefer live instrumental accompaniment (pianist, harp, guitarist), I can discuss make recommendations on this and I can recommend musicians. However, especially in light of COVID measures, most are wanting to keep it simple. I sing regularly to backtracks, and can source backtracks or have a track made for a specific song.
In terms of flow, it is common to put performances between readings/speeches, and at the end. It is also possible to sing a song live to backtrack and play a video slideshow at the same time, as we will know the exact timing of the song using a backtrack instrumental. For religious services, some have asked me to lead the congregation in a hymn. I'm happy to go with the flow of your plan or help to you to create a plan :)
CLICK HERE for my list of Classic songs, pop songs, Jazz Standards, Sacred, Classical and Opera arias and Musical Theatre. I'm happy to help you choose, if you're struggling. I have also listed them by genre to make it easier to choose.
I will create a recording of each of your songs selections, free of charge. In order to have time to put together recordings, I will require a minimum of 6 weeks (the recordings will be delivered via email or google drive once recorded). I know the power of music, and how we have so many memories with certain songs. It can be nostalgic and healing. So I want to offer that for you.
Fee for performance for your Service of up to 3 songs of your choice with backtrack, microphone and microphone stand included
Additional songs in English are $100 each. Additional other language songs fees TBD
For locations further than 100km from Maple, ON, it will be an extra $50 per 50 km
A 50% deposit is due upon booking, payable by etransfer, mailed cheque, or cash.
You can pay the whole amount upfront if you prefer to not have to deal with money on the day. However, if you prefer to wait, you can pay the remainder on the day.
- Email & Phone number of the person handling sound (ie DJ, MC etc) and/or Venue
- Email & Phone number of your Officiant/Priest
- A copy of the service breakdown/script (preferred, but not mandatory)
- a chair, a glass of water, and a clean bathroom or room to change
I will need to be in touch with your DJ, Master of Ceremonies or Venue, so I can connect to the person running sound. I will arrange with them when to run a soundcheck before the Service to ensure that everything is running smoothly. I will also sort out with them my technical needs (amps, cords, mixers etc). I typically perform with a microphone & microphone stand (which I provide), but it will need to be connected to a mixer and amp. Depending on your song choices and venue, sometimes amplification is not needed.
I will need to understand cues to begin (who is cueing a song start, or is the Priest/Officiant going to introduce me etc) and understand the flow of the Service. I understand these things can feel overwhelming, but I'm used to working in spontaneous settings, and you can let me know the day of.
My non-tech requirements are simple: a chair (or a pew) nearby to where you would like me to sing, a glass of water where I am sitting (if your ceremony is outdoors, this may also require a table), and a clean bathroom or room to get changed for before and after the ceremony.
videos of solos performed as apart of a ViVA Trio in the
ViVA gone Virtual series
Opera, Pop and Musical Theatre
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