Feedback dated May 1, 2014 - Groom: "Carol, was enchanting. She is so talented and very professional and kind. She arrived early to set up, added immensely to the occasion (wedding) with her beautiful playing, and was so charming. Everyone at the wedding was very impressed with her. I will use her talents again and HIGHLY recommend her. BOOK HER NOW! She is a gem.!" *****(5 stars)
Feedback dated 3/3/14 - Client Sandy Z.: "Carol was such a delight to work with. The music and appearance was so beautiful! Just a delight to work with ! Thanks Carol ! I would tell anyone to go with her. I was so lucky to get her on such a short notice." *****(received 5 stars)
Feedback dated 3/8/14 - Client Nadia M.: "Carol was wonderful I would not hesitate recommending her and will definitely have her over for a future function." *****(received 5 stars)
Feedback dated 1/26/13 - Bride Che-Marie: "Carol was everything we could've asked for. She was there on time, played absolutely beautifully, and did not have to be micromanaged. She played recognizable tunes from famous movies, ie: Phantom, BeautY & The Beast etc. She was a delight to have and made our wedding memorable! If I could give Carol 12 stars I would do so!" *****(received 5 stars)
Feedback dated November 5, 2011 - Bride Casey M.: "Carol was such a delight to have at our wedding! She added such an elegant touch to our wedding! My guests enjoyed her playing so much and I could have not asked for anything better! " *****(5 stars)
Feedback dated October 24, 2010: "One of the things I wanted most in my wedding was a harpist. Finding Carol was a DREAM COME TRUE. She was VERY ACCOMMODATING and also willing to learn a new piece of music if I had something special I wished to hear. She ARRIVED EARLY and was even willing to play for the wedding march (I had music for the march) but the fact that SHE WAS WILLING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE made her stand out. Her PLAYING WAS GORGEOUS. She was A DEFINITE STANDOUT in my day." ~ Mikki M., Los Angeles, CA *****(5 stars)
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Former WINDHAM HILL RECORDS recording artist and Los Angeles area resident Carol Tatum is available to play harp for your wedding or event.
Carol performs as a SOLO HARPIST and is also available as HARP DUO (harp/cello) or her noted HARP TRIO (harp/flute/cello) called ANGELS OF VENICE.
Carol performs for WEDDINGS, corporate and private events, parties, etc. Carol's group, ANGELS OF VENICE, has performed for The SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS, Henry Kissinger, Cardinal Roger Mahoney, Phyllis Diller, BOB HOPE, STING, Don Henley and many more. Carol has also played for The City Of Los Angeles, The City Of Beverly Hills, The City Of Pasadena, The City Of Alhambra, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, etc. and for charities such as WeSpark (recently seen on 'Entertainment Tonight' and 'Access Hollywood', Project Angel Food, Children's Health Coalition, etc.
Carol appeared in an episode of 'EXTREME MAKEOVERS: WEDDING EDITION' (Channel 7/ABC) as a harpist in a wedding scene with Liza Minelli singing for the receptionand on the reality show 'RENNOVATE MY FAMILY' with Jay McGraw (Dr. Phil's son).
Carol has TOURED THE UNITED STATES and was a featured artist on Windham Hill's 'Winter Solstice' tour performing at The Kennedy Center and other performing arts centers (3,500+ seats). Her Windham Hill CD 'Angels of Venice' was submitted by her record label for a GRAMMY NOMINATION. She is on twenty one Windham Hill compilation CDs including 'Conversations with God, Disc 2,' 'Here, There and Everywhere: The Songs of the Beatles,' 'Winter Solstice On Ice' (including DVD), 'Summer Solstice I,' 'Summer Solstice II,' and more. Carol is a member of S.A.G. (Screen Actors Guild) and her music has been featured in documentaries, commercials and the feature film "Big Bully" with veteran soul group The Dramatics.
Carol's RATES ARE REASONABLE and SHE WILL TRAVEL from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs to San Diego as well as out of state.
Carol plays a CUSTOM MADE HARP and her harp tone is characterized as WARM, RICH, AND FULL SOUNDING unlike the thin, brittle tone of most harps. CAROL'S BEAUTIFUL HARP LOOKS LIKE AN ANTIQUE with tasteful gold leaves and vines painted on the soundboard.
Most brides do not realize that AN UMAMPLIFIED HARP IS HARD TO HEAR! Most harpists only play acoustically or run an amp without proper knowledge of EQ resulting in a thin, brittle sound. CAROL PLAYS THROUGH AN AMP OR A PROFESSIONAL P.A. SYSTEM and has many years of knowledge and experience running sound, thus creating a warm, beautiful, clear harp tone.
Carol enjoys performing for weddings because it is one of the most important days of a person's life and CAROL IS HONORED TO BE A PART OF IT.
Thank You for considering Harpist Carol Tatum for your wedding or event!
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Harpist Carol Tatum (cello,flute,violin available)