***Voted Gigmasters "Best Of 2012, 2014 & 2015"*** Former Windham Hill Records recording artist Carol Tatum is available to play harp for your wedding or event in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin, TX. Carol has played for Henry Kissinger, Bob Hope, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, TV show "Extreme Makeovers: Wedding Edition," etc.
9/18/16 Chris B.: "Carol did an AMAZING job. She ARRIVED EARLY and keep contact with me the whole time. She even learned a new song to accommodate our wedding and it was BEAUTIFUL. We COULDN'T BE HAPPIER with her service." (5 stars)
5/1/15 Groom: "Carol was ENCHANTING...so TALENTED and very PROFESSIONAL and KIND. She arrived early to set up and 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)
12/11/14 Anjanette W.: "Carol was MARVELOUS! She was VERY PROFESSIONAL and the MUSIC WAS BEAUTIFUL. In fact, she was what made our Holiday Luncheon a success...would HIGHLY RECOMMEND...would use her again." (5 stars)
3/3/14 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." (5 stars)
1/26/13 Bride Che-Marie: "Carol was EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE ASKED FOR. She was there on time, PLAYED ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULLY, and did not have to be micromanaged. She played recognizable movies tunes such as 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!" (5 stars)
11/5/11 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)
10/24/10 Mikki M.: "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." (5 stars)
Former WINDHAM HILL RECORDS recording artist Carol Tatum is available to play harp for your wedding or special event.
Carol performs primarily as a SOLO HARPIST and is also available as HARP DUO (harp/flute or harp/cello) or her noted HARP TRIO (harp/flute/cello).
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, the Mayor of Dallas, etc. Carol has also played for the cities of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, 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 a TV episode of 'EXTREME MAKEOVERS: WEDDING EDITION' (ABC) as a harpist in a wedding scene with Liza Minelli singing for the reception and on the reality show 'RENOVATE MY FAMILY' with Jay McGraw (Dr. Phil's son).
Carol has TOURED THE U.S. 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 and more. Carol has been featured in documentaries, commercials (Ellen) and the feature film "Big Bully" with soul group The Dramatics.
Carol's RATES ARE REASONABLE and SHE WILL TRAVEL to your wedding destination (within 150 miles of Austin/Dallas/Ft. Worth; travel fee applies).
Carol plays a CUSTOM MADE HARP and her harp tone is characterized as WARM, RICH AND FULL SOUND. 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 UNAMPLIFIED 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 A BRAND NEW AMPLIFIER and has many years of knowledge and experience running sound, thus creating a warm, beautiful, clear harp tone.
Thank You for considering Harpist Carol Tatum for your wedding or event!