I am an experienced freelance cellist of all genres. I've been playing cello for 18 years and frequently perform live for weddings and special events, both solo and with Petals String Duo and the Carolina String Society.
A wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony!
Kaitlin was very flexible and more than happy to meet with my other musicians before the day of the wedding, she was very easy to get in contact with, and played so beautifully during our ceremony! We couldn't thank her enough!
I hired Kaitlin to perform for our corporate event, and we could not have been more pleased with her performance. She was friendly, timely, professional, and her music was beautiful - a wonderful blend of classical, folk, and pop. I highly recommend Kaitlin for your next event!
I am the owner of Jazz Entertainment in Raleigh, NC, a music booking agency. We've hired Kaitlin for an event, she was wonderful! I highly recommend her. She's very talented, prompt and professional. We look forward to working with her again.
CEO, Jazz Entertainment Agency
I hired Kaitlin to perform at my wedding. Not only did she coordinate a breathtaking arrangement with our pianist but she also was helpful, prompt, and extremely skilled. My husband and I still get compliments to this day about the wonderful music at our wedding.
I would recommend Kaitlin to anyone in need of a cellist for any occaision!
What a wonderfully sweet and talented cellist! We hired her to come up with parts on a song of ours, and she came up with her parts very quickly! She performed perfectly without any mistakes, and showed the utmost in professionalism.
I'd suggest hiring Kaitlin Grady for any type of event. She is extremely versitile and accommodating!
Response from Kaitlin Grady, Cellist:
Thank you so much for the kind review!
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 20 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
I am skilled at playing by ear, improvising on the spot, part-writing, as well as arranging pieces for solo cello or string duo/trio/quartet. I am also able to sightread if a part has previously been composed. I am passionate about music and feel that this energy is conveyed in my playing!
Kaitlin Grady is a versatile, classically trained cellist with 19 years of professional experience. She performs with the Carolina String Society, Raleigh Civic Symphony, and Petals String Duo, as well as local Americana band, New Reveille. As a classical and rock cellist, she performs many styles of music ranging from pop to country to classical, combining academic technique with improvisational flair. She plays and records regularly with local bands and also performs for weddings & special events. Kaitlin often collaborates with other string instrumentalists and performs routinely in a string duo, trio, and quartet.
Additional Booking Notes
I can play completely acoustically or amplified. I have a pedal board with an LR Baggs Venue DI, a Strymon reverb pedal , and a PolyTune tuner. I can play in any type of venue with any type of setup. I also have a small bass amp which can be used to amplify if necessary or in absence of a PA.
Past Booked Events
|December 02, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 25, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 18, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 23, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding in Pinehurst|
|September 17, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Cocktail hour in Jamestown, NC|
|September 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding in Raleigh|
|July 09, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding in Greensboro|
|June 17, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 20, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding in Reidsville|
|March 18, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding at St. Mark's Chapel at Mordecai|
|January 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Recording session in Raleigh|
|January 14, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Recording session in Boone|
|November 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Recording Session|
|October 29, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Gig at Peak of the Vine in Apex|
|October 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Gig at Raleigh City Farm - Harvest Dinner|
|September 21, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Gig at Duke Memorial Methodist Church|
|September 18, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Gig at Full Steam Brewery - Beer & Hymns|
|September 16, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding at Durham Farmers Market|
|September 11, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Gig at United Church of Chapel Hill|
|September 11, 2016 • 8:30am - 10:00am||Gig at Varsity Church|
|September 10, 2016 • 3:30pm - 10:00pm||Wedding at Bay 7 - American Tobacco Campus|
|September 07, 2016 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding at 21C Museum Hotel|
|September 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding at the Cotton Room|
|September 02, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Gig at Peak of the Vine in Apex|
Below is a list of songs that I often perform both solo and with a duo, trio, or quartet:
Yellow by Coldplay
Home by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
A Thousand Years Christina Perro
Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da by the Beatles
Across The Universe by the Beatles
All My Lovin' by the Beatles
Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles
Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley
I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
All of Me by John Legend
Trouble by Taylor Swift
Chandelier by Sia
We Are Young by Fin.
Viva La Vida by Coldplay
First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes
Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
In Christ Alone
It Is Well With My Soul
In The Garden
Pachelbel Canon in D
ROCKalbel Canon in D (more upbeat version)
Air by Bach
Rondo in D by Mozart
Traditional Canon in D
Meditation from Thais
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Wedding Music by Haydn
Fugue in Gm by Bach
Sarabande in Gm by Bohm
D minor Concerto by Vivaldi
Ode to Joy
Spring by Vivaldi
Wachet Auf s
Influences & Inspiration
I'm influenced by classical and pop musicians alike! I particularly love performing and covering Bach, the Beatles, John Legend, Sia, and Coldplay. I enjoy playing pieces that are hooky and that listeners like and can relate to.
I can perform acoustically or amplified. I have a pedal board w/ a LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI, a Strymon reverb pedal , and a PoluTune tuner. I also have a bass amp and can play through a PA.