Erica Messer, Pop Music Harpist, Singer

Harp from San Mateo, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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I will do my best to make your event as unique as you are. You can be sure that you will have a wonderful experience from start to finish. Classically trained, I studied at the Musikhochschule in Vienna, Austria after completing my Bachelor's Degree of Music at Valdosta State University. I am an experienced, professional and seasoned performer and have been playing professionally since 1997. I am fully insured, which some venues require. I have personal general liability coverage as well as instrument and equipment coverage.

“HARPIST ERICA MESSER COMBINES CLASSICAL PROWESS AND POPULAR MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS IN PERFORMANCES BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND BOUNDARY PUSHING. THE TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA NATIVE, NOW TRANSPLANTED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, LENDS HER CONSIDERABLE TALENT TO TRANSFORMING HOW THE HARP IS SEEN AND HEARD. CLASSICALLY TRAINED, ERICA STUDIED AT THE MUSIKHOCHSCHULE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA AFTER COMPLETING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OF MUSIC AT VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY. SHE IS AN EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL AND SEASONED HARPIST AND SINGER AND HAS BEEN PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY SINCE 1997. ERICA IS FULLY INSURED, WHICH SOME VENUES REQUIRE.”

Wedding Packages and Hourly Rates

Many couples prefer classical instrumental music at their ceremony and pop/standard cover songs at their cocktail hour.
Standard Package.

Includes: 15 minutes of Prelude music (while guests arrive), Bridal Party Processional, Bridal Entrance, Ceremony music (candle lighting, knot tying) and Recessional (exit) Music, and 15 minutes of postlude music while guests exit venue.

Premium Package.
Above package and one hour of cocktail hour/social hour music following the Ceremony. A harp will be set up in each location.

Deluxe Package.
Standard package and two hours of reception music. A harp will be set up in each location.

Included in all performances are:
-A customized song list
-Your choice of instrumental harp, and/or harp and vocals. Essentially, you are getting two musicians in one at no additional fees.
-A Sound system, if necessary (sometimes an emcee/DJ/venue has one to use)
-Unlimited consultation with me
-Your choice of harp
-General liability coverage as well as instrument and equipment coverage.
*A contract and deposit are required to book any event.


Most requested songs:
Stay With Me, Sam Smith
Firework, Katy Peri
A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
I'm Yours, Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Marry You, Bruno Mars
La Vie en Rose, Edith Piaf
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland
I Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis
Here Comes The Sun, The Beatles
Across The Universe, The Beatles
Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan
House Of The Rising Sun, The Animals
Let It Be, The Beatles
Hey Jude, The Beatles
Blowing In The Wind, Bob Dylan
Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
Time after time, Cyndi Lauper
Yesterday, The Beatles
Eight Days a Week, The Beatles
I Won't Back Down, Tom Petty
Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
Sway, Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon, Frank Sinatra


Classical Selections
Pachelbel, Canon in D
Wagner, Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Amazing Grace, Trad. American
Ave Maria, Schubert
Bridal Chorus, Wagner
Clair de Lune, Debussy
Für Elise, Beethoven
Ground in F, Purcell
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, J.S. Bach
Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Oh Perfect Love, anon.
Prelude in C, J.S. Bach
Saltarello, Galilei
Spring (from the Four Seasons), Vivaldi
Theme from 'The Moldau', Smetana
Wachet Auf, J.S. Bach
Wedding March, Mendelssohn
Reverie, Grandjany

And many more! Have a favorite song? I will learn it for you if I don't know it.

Regular clients include:
Filoli Estate
Aloft Hotels
Sunrise Senior Living
Palo Alto Commons


Performance Venues
Thomas Fogerty Winery
Mountain Terrace Winery
Solage
Nieman Marcus
Fairmont hotels
Ritz Carlton
Westin St. Francis
Meritage Resort, Napa
Willow Heights Mansion
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Engagement Party

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My fiancé & I have reminisced and replayed that beautiful day (with the perfect soundtrack to match, thanks to Erica) in our minds numerous times. She not only is an amazing harpist with such an eclectic range of songs, but she can also sing like an angel! To top it all off, Erica have a great personality. Our family could not stop raving about her! There were times during the evening that we felt as though she were part of our own family. Erica truly is a first-class musician & a top-notch individual. Hire her!!! You'll thank yourself for doing so. Feel free to email me your specific questions about Erica's performance at my engagement @ cmmachado@gmail.com.

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We were extremely happy with Erica and her services at our son's wedding. I heard the the music playing and was almost moved to tears. It was such a wonderful decision on having a harpst there. Erica, of course, played beautifully on her manificent looking harp! I will not hessitate to recommend her to anyone looking to add something special to their event. I almost forgot to mention her flexibility to requests and working together with the family to execute the vision!!

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Erica was absolutely fantastic. She was so easy to work with and was the perfect addition to our small wedding. She's the consummate professional and was extremely responsive to all requests and changes. She worked independently with our wedding planner regarding her setup requirements, we were coming from out of town, and played flawlessly. I would recommend her for any type of venue.

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Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Amazing Grace
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Christina Peri
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And I Love Her
The Beatles
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Please note Erica Messer, Pop Music Harpist, Singer will also travel to Belmont, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Foster City, Redwood City, San Carlos, AMC, Airport Mail Center, Millbrae, Emerald Hills, San Francisco, Woodside, Atherton, El Granada, Half Moon Bay, S San Fran, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Menlo Park, Moss Beach.
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