Shelley Otis

Harp from Bristol, RI - Will travel up to 250 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2011
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BOOKED 23 days ago

$200 - $1000 per event
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About
With a set list of over 400-songs (and growing!), Shelley's music has delighted bridal couples and audiences throughout New England. Her keen sense of musicianship, wide-ranging repertoire and refreshing approach to the harp offer versatility in planning weddings & events. Whether you want the classic Canon in D, Bach, Beatles, Celtic dances, spicy Latin American tunes, jazz improvisation, or Led Zeppelin, Shelley plays it all, and her gentle manner will make you feel at ease. And if there's a song you want that isn't on her list, she delights in arranging music of all types for the harp and is committed to making your day special.

"Shelley is amazing and so much fun! We were trying to cut back on the budget for the ceremony music, so we decided to hire Shelley instead of a group of musicians. I'd never heard a harp at a wedding before, and now I don't know why more people don't choose it–it's the perfect instrument to stand on its own, always sounds good, and can play anything. We didn't want anything too “wedding” sounding (Pachelbel, Here Comes the Bride), and she had plenty of awesome suggestions–I walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Sun.” I wish I held other events I could invite Shelley to play at!" (Chelsea & Steven, August 2012)

With nearly ten years professional experience, Shelley has performed at weddings, private parties, business functions, coffeehouses, and concerts throughout New England and France. Past appearances include the Boston Recorder Society Concert Series, Sharon Performing Artists Association, South Shore Folk Music Club, Joe Davies Folk Festival, Soule Homestead Concert Series, the Boston Early Music Festival, Boston's Liberty Hotel, the Block Island Concert series, and Chez Ducrot.

Love the harp but want something a little more? Shelley is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays the piano & organ, and is connected to a network of collaborating musicians who can mix the harp with violin, cello, Uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes), recorders, and hand percussion & more.
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If 6 stars was an option I would have given her 6. Perfect.

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Shelley was fantastic!! She bounced between piano and harp for our small wedding of 15 guests. She kept the room going at all times and created a very warm environment for everyone. She is really sweet and very easy to work, and it was a nice bonus that she is very talented and plays multiple instruments. Highly recommended!! Thanks Shelley! Amanda and Patrick - Tiverton, RI

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Shelley, you are stunning, so talented and have such a sweet spirit. Thank you for blessing us with the gift of your music. I would highly recommend you to everyone! You were a joy to work with, prompt in getting back to me and all of our guests loved your music as well! Thank you!

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Shelley Otis literally made our wedding ceremony. She is a vendor that feels like a friend. She goes above and beyond and will personalize your day and will certainly exceed your expectations. What an amazing person she is, that I now feel confident calling her a friend! I recommend her with 1000000 stars !!!

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I had been working with Shelley over the phone and through email months before the wedding. She was very nice and happy to learn new music choses that we had selected for our ceremony. I wanted some songs that were new this summer and Shelley learned how to play them and did a wonderful job! It was beautiful and elegant and exactly what I had wanted. Even my uncle who doesn't normally give compliments said he enjoyed the harpist and violinist very much. They were one of his favorite parts of the wedding. He especially appreciated that they played a couple of Italian songs :-). Thank you Shelley, you were great!!

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Shelley was amazing, she was so professional and accommodating from the planning all the way through to the performance. She was punctual, open minded about song selection and extremely talented on the harp. I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a special event. So many guests commented on how elegant and beautiful the music was and how she added to the ambience of our cocktail hour. Thank you so much Shelley!

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Shelley Otis was a wonderful addition to our wedding in September at Rocky Neck State Park in Connecticut. We were able to hand pick harp music that we wanted for our ceremony and loved that we had a diverse choice of songs and genres. She has a very informative website where you can listen to her incredible music. She was very kind, accommodating, and professional. Her music was one of our favorite parts of the day. It added such a wonderful atmosphere. We did not have a microphone for our officiant and she lent her portable amplifier to him, saving the day. We would HIGHLY recommend her. Absolutely delightful.

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We hired Shelley Otis for our wedding's reception and cocktail hour. She was extremely professional was already familiar with our venue, Linden Place (Bristol, Rhode Island). Having the capability of being able to play both harp AND piano was part of the reason that we hired Shelley. She was accommodating to our special request of having her accompany a vocalist. Shelley learned a few new songs for our ceremony and our guests commented on her elegance and wonderful musicianship. Her communication via e-mail was both prompt and courteous. The variety of songs on her song list (jazz standards, classical, Disney, Led Zeppelin) makes Shelley a great choice for any event!

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Shelly played the harp at a comittal service forr my mother. She is a stand alone performer with great talent and poise. I contacted her several months prior to our scheduled event and she complied with all my requests. You will be delighted to have Shelly at your function and know that she will not let you down in any way. Paula

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A pleasure to work with throughout the process and nicely varied repertoire (plenty of modern standards that were fun to hear on the harp). Highly recommended.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Sep
15
Corporate Function
Kennebunkport, ME
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Sep
20
Celebration
Boston, MA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Sep
28
Wedding Ceremony
Sandwich, MA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2019
Oct
12
Wedding
Newport, RI
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Oct
26
Wedding Ceremony
Hingham, MA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Nov
16
Wedding Ceremony
South Berwick, ME
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
May
8
Celebration
Topsfield, MA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
May
24
Wedding
Newport, RI
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Newburyport, MA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
Jul
6
Wedding
Chatham, MA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jul
5
Wedding Ceremony
East Bridgewater, MA
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2019
Jul
4
Wedding Ceremony
Beverly, MA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Wedding
Jamestown, RI
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Wedding
Cambridge, MA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
7
Wedding Ceremony
Newport, RI
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
1
Anniversary Party
Bolton, MA
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
May
12
Mother's Day Party
Beverly, MA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Apr
21
Holiday Party
Cranston, RI
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Dec
11
Christmas Party
Boston, MA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
11
Corporate Function
Boston, MA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Bedford, NH
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Wedding Ceremony Discount Available
 
  • If you are willing to choose all of your songs from my song list
  • (over 400 songs), receive a $25 discount.
*over 400 songs; for a more complete list, see website
Times Like These
Foo Fighters
Going to California
Led Zeppelin
To Make You Feel My Love
Adele
All of Me
John Legend
Trumpet Voluntary
J. Clarke
La Vie en Rose
Edith Piaf
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Carolan's Concerto
Turlough O'Carolan
Llegada
Trad. South American
Ripple
Grateful Dead
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
China
Tori Amos
Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper
Pink Moon
Nick Drake
Blue Moon
Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Ave Maria
Schubert & Bach versions
I Will
The Beatles
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Peace Piece
Bill Evans
Come Go With Me
Del Vikings
Linus & Lucy
Vince Guaraldi
Hole in the Wall
Purcell/Trad. English
Fields of Barley
Sting
Cello Suite in G, prelude
J.S. Bach
Red is the Rose
Trad. Irish
Ghazal
Trad. Jewish
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Trad. Jewish
Joropo
Trad. South American
Indian Summer
The Doors
Fulsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
All You Need is Love
The Beatles
Halleluia
Leonard Cohen
Watermark
Enya
In the Mood
Glenn Miller
Ruby Tuesday
Rolling Stones
Omal
Greek Dance
Carnavalito
Trad. South American
Gymnopedies
Erik Satie
Sea of Love
Phil Phillips
I Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis
Grow Old With Me
John Lennon
La Feria de las Flores
Chucho Monge
La Llorona
Trad. Mexican
Gaita
Diego Fernandez de Huete, Spanish Renaissance
St. Kilda Wedding March
Trad. Scottish
Love Will Keep Us Alive
The Eagles
Faure's Pavane
Gabriel Faure
The Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Dawn
(from Pride & Prejudice)
Last Dance
Sarah McLachlan
Labamba
Ritchie Valens
Paint it Black
Rolling Stones
First Day
Bright Eyes
I Do
Colbie Caillat
Singer
Piano
Organ
Percussion
Harp
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Shelley Otis will also travel to Warren, Barrington, Fall River, Prudence Island, Somerset, Swansea, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Warwick, Albion, Forestdale, North Attleboro, Riverside, Glendale, Chartley, Cranston, East Greenwich, East Providence, Mapleville, Providence, Westport, Dighton, Harmony, Middletown, North Kingstown, Pawtucket, Rehoboth, Rumford, Seekonk, Jamestown.
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