***Voted Gigmasters "Best Of 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016"*** 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 (as well as McKinney, Tyler, etc.). Carol has played for Henry Kissinger, Bob Hope, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, TV show "Extreme Makeovers: Wedding Edition," etc.
10/8/16 BRIDE REVIEW: "Carol was wonderful! She has such a sweet and loving spirit. Everything from her professionalism to her music was amazing!" Catherine C., Dallas Arboretum *****Five Stars
6/14/16 BRIDE REVIEW: Absolutely the best person and musician! Carol was an absolute pleasure to work with and handled all things with grace and professionalism! She plays like an angel yet also does current and other songs you would never expect on harp! I can't express enough how talented and great she is in every aspect! I interviewed a few harpists and God brought her to me! Great story not enough space to tell it! Bottom line- if she's available book her!!!! You will be a happy bride like me. :) I'm happy to give a more detailed reference! Just WOW!! ~ Nicole H., Dallas, TX *****Five Stars
12/8/16 CORPORATE EVENT REVIEW: "Carol was a complete professional! She made sure she was prepared in advance of the event, such as understanding the procedure for set up and understanding exactly what our company wanted for our client party at (Dallas Cowboys) "The Star" venue in Frisco, TX. Carol was very pleasant and everyone at our event enjoyed her presence and her talent. We received several compliments on her performance. Highly recommended!" Ashley D., Innovative - Stadium People, Dallas, TX *****Five Stars
10/14/15 BRIDE REVIEW: "It (the music) sounded absolutely beautiful! I loved the harp so much! Carol was very accommodating and helpful with my musical requests. She looked professional and wore a color that best matched my vision. All of my guests loved her beautiful music and it was a dream come true for me. It added a sense of whimsy and was very romantic. Carol arrived early to set up and made sure everything was as we wanted it. She also helped me decide the flow of the music with the ceremony so it was perfect! I could not be happier with her services!” ~ Stacey K., Bride, McKinney, TX *****Five Stars
8/1/15 EVENT PLANNER REVIEW: "Working with Carol was a very pleasant experience. She was very professional and is extremely talented. I would definitely book her again." Chaand L., Event Planner, Perot Museum, Dallas, TX *****Five 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/recorder, harp/violin or harp/cello).
Carol performs for WEDDINGS, corporate and private events, parties, etc. Carol 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'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 UN-AMPLIFIED 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!