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A J Hooper

Amanda is a harpist with a difference! Classically trained, she has gone on to perform with Jamie Cullum and Dannii Minogue and is in great demand for recordings, functions and events with style!
Her music ranges from classical to contemporary, specialising in modern and jazz.
As a recent graduate with a Masters in Jazz, Amanda’s versatility as a professional harpist has resulted in her being in great demand. Her attention to detail and capability result in her impressive client history, with performances for many high profile events.

Amanda is a very experienced harpist and available to provide beautiful harp music for weddings, functions and any corporate/private event. Regularly seen working with singers and jazz groups, Amanda is able to tailor the music to your event, whether as a session musician or as a solo performer.

As a tutor for Jazz harp at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and as a recommended harpist for Belmond/Orient Express, Amanda is certainly a harpist of experience and will be able to create the perfect atmosphere for any event.

Voted “Recommended soloist (Wales) by Brides Magazine 2008/9”

These are just some of the examples…

Amanda's repertoire is vast so just ask!

J S Bach – Prelude in C, Jesu Joy
Debussy – Clair de Lune, Arabesque
Glinka – Variations on a theme of Mozart, Nocturne
Llety’r Bugeil
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Purcell – Trumpet Voluntary
Schubert – Ave Maria
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Wagner – “Here Comes the Bride”

Or maybe something modern…(this is just a selection..please ask as Amanda can play music from the Beatles to Lady Gaga)

Eva Cassidy – Songbird / Over the Rainbow
Morrison – Have I told you lately
Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
When I fall in love
Chasing cars
You’re Beautiful

Signing The Register

Something classical:

Albeniz – Sonata in D
Bach – Air on a G string, Prelude no.1, Jesu Joy
Sheep may safely Graze, Arioso
Boccherini – Menuet
Debussy – 1st Arabesque, Clair de Lune
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakmé
Elgar – Chanson de matin
Fauré – Berceuse, Pavane
Glinka – Variations, Nocturne
Gounod or Schubert- Ave Maria
Grieg – Morning from ‘Peer Gynt Suite’
Handel – Air from Water Music, Largo
MacDowell – To a Wild Rose
Massenet – Meditation from Thaïs
Offenbach – Bacarolle
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Puccini – O mio babbino caro, Nessun Dorma
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Tchaikovsky – various
Vivaldi-The Four Seasons

Something modern:

Have I told you lately
To make you feel my love (Adele)
Songbird / Over the rainbow
When I fall in love
Stuck on you (other Lionel Richie)
Come away with me/ Don’t know why (Norah Jones)
Wonderful tonight
Chasing cars
Coldplay- Yellow, Clocks
Just the way you are/Marry you (Bruno Mars)
You’re Beautiful
You do something to me
Recessional / Walking out:
Hasselmans-La Source
Handel-Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mendelssohn-Wedding March

Or for something a little different…..(a bit of folk or jazz to lift the mood):

Joplin – Black and White Rag
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Andy Williams – Can’t take my eyes off you
Come fly with me
It Had to be you
Fly me to the moon
Let there be love
An Port Baghrach – Irish jig


Ain’t Misbehavin
All the things you are
All of me
All white on the Night
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Black Orpheus
Black and White Rag
Blue Skies
But not for me
Canteloupe Island
Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man
Come away with Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Embraceable you
Everybody loves somebody
Ev’ry time we say Goodbye
Fields of Gold
God Bless the Child
Have I told you lately
I got rhythm
Let’s call the whole thing off
Let There Be Love
Lullaby of Birdland
My Ship
September Song
Song for my father
Nightingale Sang
Moon River
Our Love is here to Stay
Over the Rainbow
Satin Doll
Send in the Clowns
Smoke gets in your eyes
Someone to Watch over me
Take 5
The Way you look tonight
Time after time
We’ll Gather Lilacs
My Dearest Dear
We Have All The Time In The World
What a Wonderful World
What a difference a day makes
When I fall in Love


Selection of music by Adele, Eva Cassidy, Robbie, Take that, Elvis, Beach Boys, Aerosmith, Oasis, Guns n Roses, Jamie Cullum, Paul Weller, Whitney Houston, Coldplay, James Blunt, James Morrison, Katie Melua, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, John Legend and more…. JUST ASK!!!!

Bryan Adams- Everything I do
Oleta Adams- Get here
Blunt- You’re Beautiful
Coldplay -Clocks, Yellow
Carpenters -We’ve Only Just Begun
Chasing cars
Clapton- Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven
Beatles -Various
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Elton John -Can you feel the love, Candle in the wind, Your song
First time I ever saw your face
Keating- When you say nothing at all
Oasis- Wonderwall
Norah Jones -Various
Lionel Richie -Stuck on you, Endless Love, Hello, Truly…
Robbie Williams- Feel, Eternity, Angels, Mr Bojangles…
Seal- Kiss from a Rose
Take that- How deep is your love, Greatest Day
Killing me softly
Unchained Melody
Wet Wet Wet- Love is all Around

Folk / Traditional

Selection of Irish and Scottish jigs and reels including:
Sky Boat Song
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
My love is like a red, red rose
Amazing Grace
Selection of Welsh Airs
The Ash Grove
Ar Hyd y Nos
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn
Calon Lan
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau(Welsh Anthem)
My Little Welsh Home
Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech
Sosban Fach
We’ll Keep a Welcome
Film Music /Shows
An American in Paris
& Rhapsody in Blue
Beauty and the Beast
Cavatina from ‘The Deer Hunter’
Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’
Moon River
My Heart will go on from ‘Titanic’
She from ‘Notting Hill’
Somewhere in Time
Tea for Two
The Heart Asks Pleasure
Theme from ‘Love Story’
Wind beneath my wings
Rodgers and Hammerstein:Sound of Music/Carousel Andrew Lloyd-Webber,Berstein(West Side Story)
Music For Special Occasions
Happy Birthday
Amazing Grace
Anniversary Waltz
Auld Lang Syne
For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
Get me to the Church on Time
Love and Marriage
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau
I’m Twenty-One Today
Home, Sweet Home
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Latin Music
Girl from Ipanema
Plus more…

The above music is a selection of music available. Suggestions are always welcome as they will personalise your music to your day. Recent requests have included the Proclaimers, the Muppet Show, a programme of only Eastern European music, Kylie Minogue… a variety for all tastes!!

If you have any requests which you do not see here on the list, please ask as she will be only too happy to find them for you.

She has played for many celebrities at corporate events including:-
Gary Lineka
Christopher Walken
Dannii Minogue
Meg Matthews
Angela Griffin
Jason Donovan
Simon Le Bon.
In August 2005, she played at the star-studded event All* Ryder Cup August 05/06, held at the Celtic Manor attended by the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas along with Ronan Keating, Chris Evans, Sir Steve Redgrave, Jodie Kidd, Haley Osment, Michael Chang, James Nesbitt and original Charlie’s Angel Cheryl Ladd, amongst many others…

Recent London venues performed at include:
The Dorchester
The Landmark
The Gherkin
St Martin’s Lane
The Sanderson
The Grosvenor
Royal Academy of Arts
Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons
The Wallace Collection The National Portrait Gallery
The Cliveden and The Saatchi Gallery. And in Manchester..The Lowry.
Amanda is a recommended harpist for Belmond/The Orient Express

General Information:

Name: A J Hooper

Location: Glamorgan

Band Members: 1

Main Category: Harpists

Other Categories: Awards Ceremonies, Charity Events, Corporate, Events, Live Music, Military Balls & Events, Musicians, Product Launches, Promotional Events, Remembrance Events & Funerals, Weddings


Standard Set Times: From 1 - 3 hours

Set Up Time: 30 minutes

Usual Arrival Time: 30 minutes prior to performance

Usual Finish Time: 15 minutes to pack up once performance is completed

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: PA is available and can be plugged into main systems as well as being self contained

Stage Lighting:

Dance Floor Lighting:

Free use of PA via iPod:

DJ included:

Star Cloth:

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: Refreshments, light meal, parking

Technical Requirement:

Jessica and James, We can’t thank you enough for all of your help

“We can’t thank you enough for all of your help, from choosing the perfect music, to playing amazingly and looking beautiful. Thank you!!”

Elen and Chris, “Thank you so much for playing so brilliantly and for being part of our day”

“Thank you so much for playing so brilliantly and for being part of our day”

Mike and Julie, The music was just beautiful

The music was just beautiful and so many people remarked on how much they enjoyed it. The two Registrar’s said afterwards how much of a pleasure it was to go to a wedding with a harpist rather than having to listen to CDs on a portable CD player. A number of people also remarked on how nicely you dressed.

His Worship the Mayor Councillor Douglas John, your playing was delightful.

We had a super evening and received many compliments from our guests. The atmosphere was certainly helped by having a harp as an integral part of the event and your playing was delightful.

John Selby- Tier 1, Your music was wonderful

Your music was wonderful, you were extremely professional and you gauged the tone of our event perfectly.
For someone who was running around trying to get caterers, guests and staff organised, these are ideal qualities!!

Dannii Minogue, “I loved the CD and I can’t stop listening to it!”

For the CD…

“I loved the CD and I can’t stop listening to it!”
Dannii Minogue

Jules & Rod, We both feel honoured that you were able to bless our day with your natural grace and exquisite play

Now the wedding is over, and the honeymoon a distant memory, I am now getting round to thanking the key people that made our day so special, and you are top of our list!
All our guests said how perfectly you set the tone for the ceremony to come, and from the moment the door was opened and I heard you play ‘Have I told you lately’ I was walking on air.
We were blessed with sunshine for drinks on the terrace, and with your beautiful melodies floating and mingling with our friends you made it truly magical. As if the atmosphere around the dining table wasn’t enough, you lifted it into a different dimension, which flowed in and out of conversation and laughter. We both feel honoured that you were able to bless our day with your natural grace and exquisite playing.

Lynsey and Mel, Thank you so so much for being a part of our special day

Thank you so so much for being a part of our special day. All our guests have said you were truly amazing and they enjoyed every minute.

Thank you for keeping our guests entertained whilst we had our photos taken we are just sorry we didn’t get chance to sit and enjoy more.
It was lovely to meet you and we will never forget you were part of our special day.

Francesca & Rob aka Mr & Mrs Nagi!!, you helped create the perfect atmosphere for our wedding

I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ so much for making the journey from Cardiff to Essex for our wedding on Saturday.

All of our guests loved the harp and song choices, you helped create the perfect atmosphere for our wedding and i thoroughly enjoyed hearing you play.

I will be in touch for any future events and definitely recommend you to others.

Once again please accept our sincere thanks.
Francesca & Rob

Rachael & Christopher, you helped create the perfect atmosphere for our wedding

We would like to say a huge thank you for providing the music for our wedding ceremony and the drinks reception.
The songs played on the harp complimented the ceremony beautifully and everyone commented that the sound of the harp was unique and perfectly suited to the occasion. Y
ou were amazing and we couldn’t have wished for a nicer more talented musician to play at our wedding. …

Gaynor Pope, What can I say!!!!!! You Rocked the Le Manoir!

What can I say!!!!!! You Rocked the Le Manoir! You made our evening so unique as was all anyone could talk about the next morning! Many thanks for bringing all your care, and God given talent! Many, many thanks!

Ellie Turner, Her jazz harp time was refreshingly humble, chilled out and totally masterful

Her jazz harp time was refreshingly humble, chilled out and totally masterful. She is great fun but serious about jazz and recently confided in me that she’s working hard at finding ‘her sound’ – as in, HER sound! I think she’s well on the way, as she was playing original compositions with fabulous support from her band of double bass, drums, saxophone and a singer, making the whole performance stylish and not too ‘harpy’. I could see that the large crowd were really soaking up this approach and enjoying the experience completely.”

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


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