Shelley Otis

Harp from Bristol, RI - Will travel up to 250 miles
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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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2019
Jun
22
Wedding
Cambridge, MA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jun
29
Wedding
Jamestown, RI
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jul
4
Wedding Ceremony
Beverly, MA
5:00 PM - 6:00 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
2020
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Newburyport, MA
2:00 PM - 3:30 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
2018
Dec
2
Church Service
Andover, MA
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
2018
Dec
1
Grand Opening
Cranston, RI
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Nov
18
Thanksgiving Celebration
North Chelmsford, MA
12:00 PM - 2:00 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
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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
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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