Erin Hill - Harpist & Singer - Harpist | New York City, New York

(11 Reviews)5.0
Performs As: Harpist, Female Singer, Opera Singer, Production Singer, Jazz Singer
Country: United States
Based In: New York City, New York
Performs: Worldwide
From: $1000
Singer & Harpist: #1 album Billboard world chart. Played & sung with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, Enya, moby, Sinead O’Connor, a-ha, Josh Groban, Jewel, for First Ladies & royalty, TV & Film. Celtic, jazz, opera, pop & rock (40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's up to current).
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Erin's wide range of styles includes pop, rock, jazz, opera, and Celtic/Irish, and she loves taking requests and improvising. She performs for private parties, corporate functions, weddings, cocktail hours, concerts, and more. Erin can perform singing with the harp, or play the harp solo, depending on the client’s wishes. She can provide a duo, trio, or group with other instruments and often plays with a drummer.

Set-List

Erin does a variety of different shows and concerts, from her Bowie show "Harp Oddity: The Music of David Bowie," to her Kate Bush show "Night-Scented Harp: The Music of Kate Bush" to 60's, 70's and 80's themed shows, and Celtic shows. Here's a song list that gives an idea of Erin's versatility:
2000 Miles – The Pretenders
The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkel
Accentuate the Positive - Johnny Mercer, Bing Crosby
Across the Universe - The Beatles
After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) – Phil Collins
Air on the G string - B ...

Biography

Erin Hill is a harpist & singer based out of New York City and Louisville, KY. She’s had a #1 album on the Billboard world chart and has played & sung with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, Enya, moby, Sinead O’Connor, a-ha, Josh Groban, Jewel, and for celebrities, two First Ladies, and for royalty. She’s played solo at The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and is also known as “The Pretty White Girl who Sings Dave’s Thoughts” from Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show (she also wrote the music for the sketch).
Erin’s been heard on SiriusXM The Beatles Channel and she released her har ...

Reviews     (11 Reviews)

Erin Hill - Harpist & Singer - Harpist - New York City, New York Event Location: New York, NY Event Type: Cocktail Party 13th February 2016
“Erin is a remarkable musician and entertainer. If you have never experienced “harp karaoke” Erin will give you the chance. Another wonderful talent Erin has is the ability to read the pulse of the party. In the beginning, her music was largely and perfectly played as background. As our guests gravitated toward her she played their requests. (She has a remarkable reservoir of music at her fingertips and will even learn pieces before the event on request.) By the end of the night Erin WAS the party, each step growing organically from its predecessor. Whatever the event, I can enthusiastically recommend Erin and her magical harp (and beautiful voice) to you.”
Reviewed by: Joseph Baio
Erin Hill - Harpist & Singer - Harpist - New York City, New York Event Location: New York, NY Event Type: Communion Party
“We absolutely loved Erin & so did all our guests. She is not only amazing at playing the harp but has a beautiful singing voice. We hired her to play at my daughter’s communion party & everyone loved her. I found her online, read her reviews, looked at her videos, read her background & went with my gut feeling. She was perfect. No other harpist I looked at sang & I wasn’t looking for a singer but when I saw that Erin sang also, we thought that would be great. My daughter loved that she learned a few of her favorite songs & sang them also. I liked that she played up-to-date music. I would definitely recommend hiring her. She was excellent.”
Reviewed by: Stacey
Erin Hill - Harpist & Singer - Harpist - New York City, New York Event Location: Mineola, NY Event Type: Wedding
“I giver her 10 stars without hesitation! Not only is Erin a truly genuine and friendly person, her professionalism is outstanding. Her voice is simply incredible… Everyone wanted to know where I found such an exceptional voice/harpist. Her performance was everything I could have hoped for and more! Through the planning process, she gave me great advice, and it was a complete pleasure to work with her! When I finally met her the day of my wedding, she was friendly and bubbly. It felt like seeing an old friend. Look no further, she is the perfect choice for any affair! She is diverse and creative and I am a huge fan!”
Reviewed by: Jessica Waver

Experience

Erin has performed solo at The Royal Albert Hall, and has sung and played all over the world. She performs concerts regularly across the USA, including at Beatles festivals, and also at Dragon Con (one of the world's largest sci-fi conventions). She also performs at private events, from parties and weddings to corporate functions.

Previous Clients

Many of Erin's clients require her to sign NDA's, but she has performed for royalty and for many celebrity clients. Publicly, she's performed with Kanye West, Enya, Josh Groban, Randy Newman, a-ha, Sinead O'Connor, Martha Wainwright, moby, Jewel, The Cowsills, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Baby Shower Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Teen) Bridal Shower Casinos Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Funeral/Memorial Service Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party Social Club Theaters / Stage University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception

Acting Experience

Broadway: Original Broadway casts of "Titanic," (Kate Mullins) "Cabaret," (Lulu) and "Urinetown," appears on the Original Broadway Cast albums. TV: Pretty White Girl from Comedy Cantral's "Chappelles' Show." Film: Sandra Mescal in Tim Robbins film "Cradle Will Rock." Regional: Goodman Theater (Chicago), La Jolla Playhouse, Goodspeed, etc. Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company ("Midsummer Night's Dream" with Bebe Neuwirth & Christina Ricci, etc.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red
Shoe Size: 7.5

Meet the Act

I started singing & playing piano before I could even walk, then started harp at 8 years old. I play 16 different instruments, but the harp is the best! I'm also a sci-fi buff, and write original sci-fi songs. And I'm a baseball nut and third-generation Cubs fan. Also, my westies MacLeod and Valentine have co-starred with me in many of my music videos!

Additional Information

I have liability insurance and am covered up to a million dollars.


Virtual Services Offer

Online Performances

I've done many Zoom performances since the pandemic started and feel very comfortable with it now. It can be a great way to have an event for people who cannot attend in person, such as a memorial service, or just a party.

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