The Welshsongbird

Central Cheltenham GL51 3NG Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) View map

About The Welshsongbird

Claire Roberts, The Welsh Songbird, is a professional award winning soloist whose voice is a beautiful accompaniment to any special occasion. With a drama degree and more than 15 years of experience singing with bands, acoustic duos and choirs, she is a versatile performer whose warm alto, trained mezzo-soprano voice and 3 octave range can provide a romantic ambiance for many different types of weddings.

Services offered

Claire designs her services to accommodate each couple’s musical tastes and can perform any style of song they choose including classical, lounge, jazz, rock, folk, pop, the latest hits and more. If preferred, Claire can use her musical expertise to come up with a selection she knows will be a lovely fit to a particular wedding.

The Welsh Songbird can entertain during multiple parts of the ceremony (the bride's entrance, signing of the register or guest arrival/exit), wedding breakfast or reception.

  • Price

    From £150 to £250

  • Services

    Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, entertainment

  • Styles

    Classical, choir, lounge, jazz, rock, latest hits, pop, folk

  • Type

    Solo

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More information about The Welshsongbird

  • What is included in the wedding package? This is a bespoke service. I will sing at any point during your wedding ceremony, afternoon canapes and/or wedding breakfast
  • How far in advance should I contact you? I need at least two weeks notice to learn the songs for your ceremony and/or afternoon reception
  • Size of group: Soloist
  • Repertoire: I have a list of songs that work well during ceremonies and/or afternoon receptions that couples can choose from or you can choose your own special songs and I will learn them for you
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire? Absolutely! This is what makes me unique: you can choose every song for your ceremony! It is important that your wedding ceremony is special to you
  • Experience: I have a warm alto voice, but also have a wide range. I studied Music for my A Levels; since then I have performed with numerous function bands and choirs
  • Do you have your own equipment? Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service? No
  • Are you able to travel? Yes, gloucestershire; Worcestershire; Herefordshire; Warrickshire; South Wales; Oxfordshire
  • Is there a charge for traveling? Yes, 50p a mile (outside of 35 mile radius of Cheltenham)
  • 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? The whole of your wedding ceremony (plus an hour set up time before ceremony begins). For afternoon receptions, I can sing for up to 2 hours - divided into any configuration you want!
  • 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? Yes
  • How do you charge extra time? In discussion with couples
  • What are the forms of payment? BACs deposit on booking of £25 on booking and balance is due either via BACS 7 days before the wedding or cash on the day

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
  • Conrad

    Conrad and Raymundo, Married on 05/03/2016

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    • Quality of the service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
    • Value for money:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Claire at a local wedding expo just weeks before our wedding and what was a hunt for buttonholes turned into us meeting one of the kindest, fun and talented ladies! (Claire of course).

    My partner and I had so many songs in mind that carry their own special connotations like many couples and Claire really invested herself into all of our choices while proving to really master the songs and be so incredibly versatile.

    Her services really transformed the atmosphere of the day and made it more personalised and fun then we could have ever asked for. It was her singing and the energy she created amongst our guests that really made me not only shake any nerves but quite literally dance down the aisle!

    Claire, we couldn't begin to thank you enough for being part of our very special day and a very personal thank you for coming down before the ceremony and calming down any nerves I was feeling. We will be singing your praises for the years to come!

    Love,
    Raymundo & Conrad

    Sent on 24/03/2016

    The Welshsongbird's reply:

    Thank you my lovelies. It was my absolute pleasure to sing at your beautiful (and fun) ceremony. Lots of love.

  • Sarah

    Sarah, Married on 15/06/2015

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    • Quality of the service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value for money:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Claire is highly professional and I would highly recommend. Nothing is too much trouble. Made a relaxed effect at our church wedding. You will not be disappointed by booking Claire. Very friendly. Thank you.

    Sent on 01/01/2016

    The Welshsongbird's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely words Sarah! It was my absolute pleasure. I hope that you are both well and enjoying married life. Much love.

  • Claire

    Claire Howell, Married on 21/10/2017

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    • Quality of the service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value for money:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Claire is amazing. She is professional, gives advice and tailors your wants and ideas to suite your event . I requested a song that is special to us and to hear Claire singing it at our wedding moved me to tears . I feel that everyone should experience Claire on their special day;it makes the event even more personal and polished .

    Sent on 30/10/2017

    The Welshsongbird's reply:

    Claire and Ian, thank you so much for these kind words. It was such a pleasure to sing at your gorgeous wedding. Thank you for having me there. Lots of love being sent your way x

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