I am a professional violinist and fiddler who can perform for your wedding, venue or event from Charlotte to Asheville and the surrounding area. I create a unique atmosphere with a mix of styles including modern pop/rock, Classical, Irish fiddle, and Gypsy fiddle. I will help you select music for your wedding and can entertain your guests at the cocktail hour or reception as well. I provide amplification for my performance if desired. Please contact me for samples and rates. Thank you for considering my services.
We very much enjoyed having Sandy play the violin during our Catholic wedding mass! She was professional and well versed in appropriate wedding songs. She's also quite good at playing contemporary music. We would absolutely recommend having her play at any event!
Sandy was very professional from the start. She was quick to respond to emails, and even FaceTimed us so we could hear her play the songs we were requesting for our Ceremony. She also performed at our Cocktail hour, at which multiple guests and vendors asked me "where did you find her?!" I would highly recommend Sandy for your event.
Sandy played at our ceremony. She arrived well in advance to set up and was extremely professional. Prior to the wedding she worked with me on the prelude and ceremony style. I really enjoyed having her play at our small initiate wedding, she was perfect! Highly recommend! Plays beautifully
We recently enjoyed Sandy's considerable talent during a holiday dinner for our Board of Directors. She was prompt, professional and the music was delightful. She played beyond the agreed time, even asking for requests and satisfying every one. Her musicality and presence created the perfect, classy environment for an enjoyable business dinner and I highly recommend her for any event.
Sandy did an awesome job at our daughter's wedding. She was so pleasant and easy to work with. She arrived early to practice with our son who played keyboard with her on some of the songs. So many compliments on the beautiful prelude and the bridal processional song! I would highly recommend her for any event and especially weddings!! Thank you Sandy!!
Sandy did us an excellent job. We had an outdoor garden party with approx. 60 guest. Sandy set up and played for three hours. Everyone raved about what a great job she was doing and wanted to know how we found her and some asked for her business card. Near the end of the evening a group pulled up chairs in front of Sandy just to enjoy her beautiful music. Sandy was a major contributor to the success of a truly wonderful evening. We had not used or even heard of Sandy before locating her through an internet search. Not only is she a wonderful violinist, she is a nice person. I believe if you are reading this review to determine if you want to use her, you will not go wrong by selecting her. If we ever have a need for a violinist again, we'll call Sandy!!!
Sandy was wonderful, her music was beautiful and at just the right volume for a small event. She was punctual, friendly and talented. She helped make it an elegant event!
Sandy was so nice to work with! I found her on here and after listening to some of her youtube videos, inquired to hire immediately for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! She started playing as guests arrived and I could hear her from the room I was getting ready in while I did a first look with my Dad so that was a perfect bonus! She flawlessly played A Thousand Years while I walked down the aisle and continued to play into cocktail hour. I received numerous compliments from guests (especially on her Game of Thrones rendition!) and wish we could have had her with us all weekend! My only regret is not getting to enjoy more of her music (we were taking post-ceremony photos!) and not having a photo done with her :) Thank you Sandy!!!
Sandy did an amazing job playing violin at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! The music was absolutely beautiful and the guests were very impressed with her collection of music with backing tracks played at the cocktail hour. I am still hearing people rave about the Game of Thrones intro she played! Sandy was also great to work with and very professional throughout our whole experience. She set up a skype call for us to meet after we booked her and by the end of the call we had heard samples of several songs and picked all of our ceremony music! She's very efficient and helpful in selecting music. Thank you Sandy for doing such an excellent job we loved having you be a part of our big day!
Sandy played for my daughter's wedding. She was very professional and responded to every email we sent within a hour. The music was exactly what we wanted. Sandy brought an amp with her so everyone was able to hear her beautiful playing in the outdoor setting She did an amazing job. I could have listened for hours. Several guests commented on the outstanding violinist. If you are looking for a violinist or fiddler, look no further. Hire her now - you won't regret it!
Sandy and I contacted each other first through Gig Salad e-mail and then by phone. Sandy was courteous and gave the bride and me clearly-understood information with details of the music that she could provide for our wedding. She was prompt for our initial meeting and the wedding event and sent the music list, contract, and other instructions via e-mail attachments well enough in advance of the event. She indicates that she practices regularly in preparation for the event and that is evident in the violin music presentation at our event. The music was beautiful and she played well with the pianist accompaniment, as well as solo.
Sandy has played at our gallery on three separate occasions. Each time has been outstanding, truly making the event extra special.
Sandy recently played at our wedding ceremony at St. Mary's Chapel. She chose the appropriate variety of music to play for 30 minutes prior. She played 2 different songs one for the bridal party and one for my procession of which one was a special request that she had to learn. She played it beautifully. We3 loved her music and were very pleased. I highly recommend Sandy!
I can not rave about her enough. Sandy played my wedding and did a fantastic job. Her music was a joy to listen to. My guests raved how she was the best part of the wedding. I cant recommend her enough. If you are hosting an event and need a Violinist Sandy is the right woman for the job!
Sandy performed at the re dedication ceremony for the restored Daughters of the American Revolution - Memorial Fountain in downtown Concord. The event was governed by DAR protocol, recognizing an historical event in our nation's liberation. Sandy selected much of the music. Her selections and talent put the event over the top in beauty and meaning.
Excellent, professional, and very helpful! Highly referable.
Sandy was a dream to work with! She had an abundant selection of music to choose from which were all beautiful selections. She was also very prompt in each of her communications via email and Skype and worked with us on a selection of music that was fit for our wedding. Driving distance was never an issue and her prices are very fair. Very friendly and professional! Our guests raved about her fantastic music. I highly recommend!
Ms. Herrault provided beautiful violin music for my daughters wedding against many obstacles (all of which she overcame with grace and ease). Definitely on my hero list. Thank you so much. My daughter was so pleased.
Sandy was a fantastic violinist for our wedding! From the very beginning, she was professional and very easy to work with. She set up a skype session for us to select the songs and made us feel comfortable and confident with the ceremony music. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a talented, professional violinist!
Sandy did such a nice job adding music to the magic of a sunset and spring evening full in bloom. She has an extensive repetoire of music and is very easy to plan and work with.
We found Sandy Herrault through Craigslist and, after a long email discussion, my fiancé and I decided to book her solo for our wedding ceremony and reception. Immediately after negotiating a deal she met with us via Skype and helped us pick out wonderful songs for our wedding. We were very impressed with how many songs she knows and how well she played them. We found her very helpful with planning our wedding as she answered all of our questions promptly and thoroughly. Sandy is great at improvising while playing and provides smooth transitions between songs which really helped pull our ceremony together. She went above and beyond our expectations. From nearly every guest, we heard compliments about the atmosphere provided by Sandy and about how talented she is. Money well spent!!
I booked Sandy (with a small band of her talented friends to accompany her!) to play fireside at our Celtic Fire Festival this October. Sandy was friendly, accommodating, and went out of her way to make our party special. She is an amazing talent and her Celtic fiddle is top notch!
I have had the pleasure of having Sandy perform at my wedding this past Sept and not only was she professional but my guest enjoyed her performance and it added such an elegant touch to my special day.
Price Range: Average $225 - $600
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
My services are based on the needs of the event and venue. I arrive early, and can provide amplification if necessary. I perform many styles; Celtic, Classical, Popular, etc...
I am a unique performer, able to seamlessly play popular rock, movie music, to classical and Celtic music. My shows are varied and unexpected. Passionate about music, I am always adding to my repertoire and play what is needed for the event. I work with you on your specific preferences.
Sandy Herrault has been a violinist since the age of 7, when she first fell in love with the instrument. Dedicated to the violin, she quickly developed skills making her an outstanding player in local Philadelphia youth orchestras. After majoring in violin performance, she went on to other career choices, but always kept the violin central to her life, learning to play Irish fiddle, and other styles. In 1999, she helped establish the well-known Irish rock band, Celtic Soul, and began performing full-time.
After years performing at festivals and venues with several Irish and Rock bands, she launched her solo career, and now plays regular shows throughout the Charlotte area. She collaborates with other Irish and classical musicians. You can expect a passionate performance that flows easily between genres; Classical, Irish, Pop/Rock, classic well-known tunes and original music.
Additional Booking Notes
My violin has a pickup and I can bring a PA system to a larger venue or outdoor venue.
Gyspy, Classical, Irish, original, folk, rock, famous from 40's to present, Opera, international, etc...
Influences & Inspiration
I am part of the Rira house band and perform some Sunday nights at Rira in uptown Charlotte. I have performed with Celtic Soul from Jacksonville FL, The Merrows from Charlotte, and other duos/bands in the past. I now concentrate on performing solo.