Carolina

Carolina

Pianist

Carolina is a Singer, Songwriter, Piano Vocalist and Vocal/Piano Tutor based in Greater Manchester, UK

Carolina’s passion for music started at the age of 9 learning to play the piano, shortly followed by singing. For the past 12 years she has been heavily involved in Musical Theatre playing a range of lead and chorus roles. However, Carolina has always had a growing passion for all styles of music and over the years has trained in classical, pop, jazz, gospel, soul and musical theatre.

Audio Clips

      1. Hallelujah

      2. My Girl

      3. Feeling Good
Profile

Carolina is available for hire as a Solo Piano Vocalist covering a range of pop, jazz and soul songs in an acoustic live lounge style. Her background in Musical Theatre, Jazz and Gospel/Soul give her vocals unique quality and versatility. Her influences are the likes of Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Adele, Birdy and Aretha Franklin, among other great artists.

Carolina specialises as a Wedding Singer and is also available for other special events such as functions, private parties, restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs.

If you would like to book Carolina for your wedding she is available to play during 3 different sections of your day and packages are available to include 1, 2 or 3 of the sections of your special day:

1. Ceremony – This will include 30mins of entertaining your guests on arrival then the ceremony songs (walking down the aisle, signing of the register and exit music)

2. Drinks reception – music to cover the photos/drinks reception part of your wedding day after the ceremony

3. Wedding Breakfast – background music to cover the period you and your guests will sit down for your meal

All options will include you picking your own repertoire from Carolina’s full list under the repertoire part of the website and any special requests you may have will be considered and if suitable learnt at no extra cost. Also included in the cost are the travel expenses, all equipment and music will be played through the PA during breaks.

Set List

Piano Vocals Repertoire List

POP​

2010-present:

The A Team – Ed Sheeran

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Be My Forever – Christina Perri ft. Ed Sheeran

Budapest – George Ezra

Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran

Count On Me – Bruno Mars

Despacito – Luis Fonsi

Firework – Katy Perry

Grenade – Bruno Mars

Havana – Camila Cabello

Hello – Adele

Hold Back the River – James Bay

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

It Girl – Jason Derulo

Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Lost Without You – Freya Ridings

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Over and Over Again – Nathan Sykes

Pack Up – Eliza Doolittle

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Price Tag – Jessie J

Reggaeton Lento – CNCO

Riptide – Vance Joy

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Shotgun – George Ezra

Skyfall – Adele

Skyscraper – Demi Lovato

Someone Like You – Adele

Stay – Rihanna

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Titanium – David Guetta (Madilyn Bailey)

Turning Tables – Adele

Wake Me Up – Avicii

When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

Wings – Birdy

Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

Yours – Ella Henderson

2000s:

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Better – Tom Baxter

Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

Cannonball – Damien Rice (Little Mix)

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Chasing Pavements – Adele

The Climb – Miley Cyrus

Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua

Drops of Jupiter – Train

Everytime We Touch (Candlelight Mix) – Cascada

Fix You – Coldplay

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Light Me Up – Tom Baxter

Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae

Love Song – Sarah Bareilles

Poker Face – Lady Gaga (Acoustic Version)

Run – Snow Patrol (Leona Lewis)

The Scientist – Coldplay

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

Skinny Love – Bon Iver (Birdy)

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane (Lily Allen)

Take a Bow – Rihanna

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon (Pixie Lott)

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Warwick Avenue – Duffy

Wherever you will go – The Calling (Charlene Soraia)

90s:

Angel – Sarah McLaughlan

Angels – Robbie Williams

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Don’t Let Go (More Than Friends) – En Vogue

Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Everything I Do (I Do It for You) – Bryan Adams

Fields of Gold – Sting (Eva Cassidy)

Half the World Away – Oasis (Aurora)

How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

I Know You by Heart – Eva Cassidy

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan (Adele)

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica (Lucie Silvas)

One – U2

She – Elvis Costello

Show Me Heaven – Maria McKee

Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden

Wonderwall – Oasis

80s:

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (Alexandra Burke)

Heaven – Bryan Adams (DJ Sammy)

The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Gabrielle Aplin)

Real Love – The Beatles (Tom Odell)

Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper (Eva Cassidy)

True Colors – Cindy Lauper

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

When You Say Nothing at All – Keith Whitley (Ronan Keating)

You’ve Got The Love – Candi Staton (Florence & the Machine)

70s:

American Pie – Don McLean (Madonna)

Forever Young – Bob Dylan (Norah Jones)

Hotel California – The Eagles

Imagine – John Lennon (Eva Cassidy)

Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters

The Rose – Bette Midler

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac (Eva Cassidy)

Thank You For the Music – Abba

The Winner Takes it All – Abba

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King

Your Song – Elton John (Ellie Goulding)

60s:

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis

The First Cut is the Deepest – Cat Stevens (Cheryl Crow)

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Let It Be – the Beatles

Yesterday – The Beatles

50s:

Love Me Tender – Elvis (Norah Jones)

SOUL

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

All of Me – John Legend

Angel of Mine – Eternal

At Last – Etta James (Eva Cassidy)

Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack

A Change Is Gonna Come – Aretha Franklin

Clown – Emeli Sande

Fallin – Alicia Keys

Halo – Beyonce

Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

If I Were a Boy – Beyonce

I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

I Know You By Heart – Eva Cassidy

I Put a Spell On You – Nina Simone

I’ll Be There – Michael Jackson

Imagine – Eva Cassidy

I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross

I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith

I Say A Little Prayer – Dionne Warrick

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Kissing You – Des’ree

Latch – Sam Smith

Lately – Stevie Wonder

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Loving You – Minnie Riperton

Love is a Losing Game – Amy Winehouse

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson

Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips

My Girl – The Temptations

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Next to me – Emeli Sande

No One – Alicia Keys

Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor

One And Only – Adele

Ordinary People – John Legend

Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin

Praise You – Hannah Grace

Read All About It – Emeli Sande

Saturday Night at the Movies – The Drifters

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Son Of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Stay With Me – Shakespeare’s Sister

Street Life – Crusaders

Time After Time – Eva Cassidy

Upside Down – Diana Ross

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Wild Horses – Rolling Stones (Alicia Keys)

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King

You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King

JAZZ

Ain’t Misbehavin’

At Last

Autumn Leaves

Bewitched

Beyond The Sea

Blue Moon

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Cry Me a River

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

Dream A Little Dream of Me

Feeling Good – Nina Simone

Fever

Fly Me to the Moon

Georgia

I Get a Kick Out of You

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Misty

Moon River – Audrey Hepburn

My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone

My Funny Valentine

The Nearness Of You

Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Smile – Charlie Chaplin

Someone to Watch Over Me

Stormy Weather

Summertime

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Turn Me On – Norah Jones

The Way You Look Tonight

DISNEY

​A Whole New World – Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast
Colors Of The Wind – Pocahontas
He’s a Tramp – Lady and the Tramp
How Far I’ll Go – Moana
I’m Almost There – Princess and the Frog
Let It Go – Frozen
Part Of Your World – Little Mermaid
Reflection – Mulan
When She Loved Me – Toy Story 2

​MUSICAL THEATRE


City of Stars – La La Land

Come To Your Senses – Tick Tick Boom

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina – Evita

Funny Honey – Chicago

Home – The Wiz

I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar

I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables

Memory – Cats

My Funny Valentine – Babes in Arms

Once More I Can See – Wonderland

On My Own – Les Miserables

Out Here On My Own – Fame

She Used To Be Mine – Waitress

Summertime – Porgy and Bess

There’s a Fine Fine Line – Avenue Q

Tightrope – The Greatest Showman

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Beautiful (Carole King)

You’ve Got a Friend – Beautiful (Carole King)

Client List

The Royal Hotel, Cumbria
Falcon Manor Hotel, Settle

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Testimonials (28)

WEDDING, WORSLEY – 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018
FROM JANET & STEVE

“We had a fabulous time at our wedding and I’ve got to say Carolina you were amazing everyone commented how fantastic you were and if I could recommend anyone to play at their function it would be you. Lots of love Janet & Steve xx”

​WEDDING, SHEFFIELD – 3RD AUGUST 2018
FROM REBECCA AND SIMON

“What can a say other than … wow! You were amazing. I had guests approaching me all day to tell me how wonderful you were and what a beautiful voice you had. It was such a pleasure to have you as a part of our big day. I know I didn’t get the chance to speak to you but I also had many comments on what a lovely person you were as well, the verger of the church (the one who met you as you arrived) was waxing lyrical about you! There were many guests who also wished they had had the opportunity to thank you personally, as they thought you were wonderful, so may I take this opportunity to also pass on their thanks. A special thank you for doing such a fantastic job of our personalised song too, it really made my day; you are so very talented. My little niece on the front row was in her element singing along to you, I have never seen her sing so passionately, she even had her eyes closed – she was in awe of you. Apart from your voice, I would like to thank you also for your professionalism, nothing was too much trouble for you. Thank you. You really and truly made one of the biggest moments of our life very special and memorable. Thank you for making our day magical.

Rebecca and Simon x”

​WEDDING, SEAHAM – 27TH MAY 2018
FROM JOANNA

“We thought you were excellent and lots of guests commented especially on the fact that you can sing in different languages which is unique and makes you stand out from other similar performers! We had guests from a few places around Europe that were really very impressed! Thanks again for your great performance!”

​WEDDING, CHELTHENHAM – 31ST MARCH 2018
FROM EMMA

“Excellent Pianist and beautiful Singer, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Carolina helped make our day perfect.”

WEDDING, WILMSLOW – 28TH DECEMBER 2017
FROM ANDY

“Carolina sang at our wedding during reception drinks and the meal, she was absolutely fabulous, we told her what type of music we wanted and she created the playlist, which was perfect for the occasion. Everybody at the wedding commented on how brilliant she was, I can’t recommend her highly enough, she really helped make a perfect day.”

WEDDING, BICESTER – 30TH NOVEMBER 2017
FROM KATY & VINCE

“I just wanted to Thank you for an outstanding performance, during both the wedding service and the wedding breakfast. Your performance without doubt added to the wonderful emotions of the day and all our guests commented on how much they loved the song choices. Thanks again for helping to make our day so special. xx”


WEDDING, STOKE-ON-TRENT – 7TH OCTOBER 2017
FROM ADAM & SARAH

“We just wanted to drop you a quick line and thank you again for playing at our Wedding last Saturday. We had a fantastic day and your playing during the drinks reception was very well received and we had numerous comments from guests afterwards.”

​WEDDING, DARLINGTON – 12TH AUGUST 2017
FROM PETER

“Thank you so much for singing and playing – you were amazing and everyone’s commented on how amazing you were! We will definitely recommend you to everyone!”

​WEDDING – 5TH AUGUST 2017
FROM LAUREN

“Carolina is professional and beautiful both vocally and in person. She went above and beyond during her performance at our wedding. Our guests were so impressed. She added a level of magic to our day that I’d be surprised if many other performers could have done as easily as she did. Thank you Carolina from the bottom of our hearts. You were everything we wanted and so much more. Our guests were blown away with your performance during our meal and our first dance was just beautiful. We will keep our eyes peeled and look to come and watch you perform at one of your public events”

WEDDING, PRESTON – 17TH JULY 2017
FROM DAWN

“We were thrilled to have had the pleasure of being entertained during our wedding breakfast on Monday July 17th 2017, by the wonderful and so very talented Carolina Garcia-Cox. Her beautiful and soulful voice was the highlight of our wedding reception. Everybody commented on her talent as both vocalist and pianist. We would not hesitate in recommending her! We truly mean every word Carolina and feel very fortunate that you agreed to perform for us. Many thanks once again and we hope you are “discovered” by someone in the music industry that can catapult your talent to world wide recognition!”

WEDDING, LLANGOLLEN – 8TH JULY 2017
FROM JULES

“Thanks for playing at our wedding. You were amazing and all our guests commented on how good you are and what a lovely voice you have. Thank you…you made our wedding wonderful. x”

PRIVATE PARTY, SKIPTON – 30TH JUNE 2017
FROM CLAUDIA

“We hired Caroline to play and sing for our sons pre wedding dinner at Broughton Hall. She was absolutely superb, professional but friendly. She has a wonderful voice and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”

​PRIVATE PARTY, WILPSHIRE – 11TH JUNE 2017
FROM JODIE

“I just want to say a HUGE thank you for yesterday. You were absolutely amazing and professional from the very first contact. Everyone commented how fantastic you were. I would not hesitate to recommend you and would 100% book you again. Thank you for making Ettie’s party so memorable.”

WEDDING, WIGAN – 2ND JUNE 2017
FROM LAURA AND MATTHEW

“We spent a lot of time searching for the perfect singer for our wedding and from the moment we heard your voice, we knew that it would have to be you. You have the most beautiful voice and your skills as a pianist are out of this world. We asked you to perform our favourite song “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran whilst I walked up the aisle which was a song that you informed us that you would have to learn specially for the day. You did not disappoint and created the most beautiful and romantic atmosphere in the room and reduced most of our guests (including myself) to tears. We could not have found somebody more perfect to sing during our wedding ceremony.
Your talent was clear for all to see as you continued to perform during our welcome drinks and wedding breakfast despite some silly requests from our drunken family! Every single person who came to our wedding commented on how amazing you were.
Your communication and professionalism has been fantastic from the moment that we asked you to play for us right up until the day itself and we would recommend that anybody looking for a wedding singer who just oozes class should get in touch with you. We just wanted to say a huge thank you, you were everything that we could have dreamt for and more and made our wedding day perfect.”

WEDDING, PRESTON, 28TH JANUARY 2017
FROM JO
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for singing at our wedding on Saturday you were amazing! Lots of compliments from our guests. Your singing was stunning. Thank you so much. Jo

WEDDING, BOURNE, 1ST OCTOBER 2016
FROM LORRAINE

Thank you so much Carolina for making our wedding so special. Absolutely everyone loved you!

WEDDING, DERBY, 9TH SEPTEMBER 2016
FROM KIRSTY AND JOE

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding day. Your voice was beautiful and suited our wedding setting perfectly. The songs you performed were fantastic and those we chose for the wedding ceremony were stunning, I couldn’t have wished for anything else. It has been a pleasure meeting you and discussing the plans for the day in the run up to the wedding.

You were very professional and even when there was an issue completely beyond your control you found a solution and resolved it without me or Joe having to worry about it.

I would definitely recommend you to others and many thanks again for being part of our special day.

WEDDING, NORTH YORKSHIRE, 24TH AUGUST 2016
FROM MICHELLE

Thank you so much for playing at my wedding. You were incredible!! Everyone commented on how amazing you were and what a breath-taking atmosphere you created. It was completely perfect for our wedding day and it was a really pleasure to hear you sing!

WEDDING, TICKTON, 21ST MAY 2016
FROM KEVIN AND KATE

Thank you so very much for playing at our wedding, you were amazing and helped to make our wedding day such a special occasion that we will never forget.

You are a talented lady.

Many thanks Kate and Kevin.

WEDDING, BUXTON, 2ND APRIL 2016
FROM HANNAH AND KELLY

Carolina performed at our wedding. She sang and played the piano during the ceremony and wedding breakfast and she literally brought tears to our guests’ eyes. We chose all of the songs from her extensive repertoire so we knew that we would love them all. So many of our guests commented on her beautiful voice. Carolina even got roped into leading a sing along during the meal. What a good sport.

In the evening, Supersession, Carolina’s band, joined her and she transformed from a solo singer to a member of a soulful group. Again, we handpicked all of the songs so knew what we were going to get. The dance floor was the focus of the room and Carolina belted out song after song. We did not want to evening to end.

Not only did Carolina bring something extra special to our day, she was also a pleasure to work with from our initial enquiry to the end of the last song. She stayed in regular contact with us throughout the months leading up to our big day. This means so much when you are wedding planning and counting on people to be part of your day.

We could not fault Carolina and would recommend her without reservation. She is a real talent and a true professional. We are so glad that not only was she part of our special day, she helped to make it the best day ever.

WEDDING, LORTON, CUMBRIA – 19TH DECEMBER 2015
FROM MATT AND KERRY

Carolina was extremely professional right from the start, responded quickly to any queries right up until the wedding so there was never any need to worry. She has a beautiful voice and is an exceptionally talented singer and performer – the guests couldn’t stop complimenting her perfomance even weeks after the wedding had ended! I would not hesitate in the slightest in recommending this lovely lady for any event, she really added something special to our day

WEDDING, ABERYSTWYTH, WALES – 12TH SEPTEMBER 2015
FROM KARL AND CARI

We just wanted to send you a note to thank you very much for a wonderful performance at our wedding. You were absolutely terrific and so many people commented on how great you were. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for contributing so well to what was a perfect day! We’ll be sure to recommend you to friends and family. Thanks, Karl and Cari

WEDDING, NORTHOP, WALES – 5TH SEPTEMBER 2015
FROM LIZ

Just a line to say how wonderful you were , truly magical, icing on the cake, we had a super day from start to finish on Saturday [….] What a stunningly beautiful and talented lady you are. Thank you again Kind regards Liz

PRIVATE PARTY, WEST MIDLANDS – 8TH AUGUST 2015
FROM SARAH

We all just wanted to pass on our thanks for a fantastic session yesterday. Dad’s 70th party was made extra special by your talented singing and playing and all of the guests commented on how good it sounded. It was also really nice that you spent time chatting with people between sets. So thank you again and we will definitely pass on your details if we know of anyone needing entertainment.

WEDDING, SKIPTON – 11TH JULY 2015
FROM GEMMA

“Carolina has an extraordinary voice and gifted ability on the piano. We’ve received so many lovely comments from guests at our wedding and even those working the day. People couldn’t believe how fantastic she was. The videographer actually decided to use Carolina’s singing as the soundtrack to our wedding video. Not only was her music and talent extraordinary – she is extremely easy to work with too. Which is exactly what you need when planning a wedding! We couldn’t thank you enough Carolina! You were superb. We will definitely consider using you again for other events and will be recommending you to friends and family. You’re one extremely gifted individual. A huge thank you from the Sandfords xx”

PRIVATE PARTY, LINCOLNSHIRE – 16TH MAY 2015
FROM JOHN

“What a fantastic evening….!

Carolina, thanks for your efforts. It was a long way for you to come but you made my wife’s birthday bash totally unforgettable. Fantastic voice, great choice of songs and everyone has commented back to me what a great time they had thanks to you.

Will I book you again? You can bank on it!!!!

Thanks again Carol….”

GEORGE’S RESTAURANT, WORSLEY – 10TH APRIL 2015

A pleasure to host the excellent pianist and singer Carolina in the bar tonight – a talent!

WEDDING, ROCHDALE – 25TH JULY 2014
FROM JULIET

“Just wanted to say how wonderful it was when you sang at our wedding. It made the day extra special and I have had so many people saying how talented and how amazing you were. You have a beautiful voice and are such a gifted pianist. I would recommend booking you to perform at any special occasion as you definitely bring the wow factor! Thank you xxx”

BIANCO ITALIAN COFFEE SHOP, SALE – 15TH JUNE 2014
FROM KEITH

“I can’t sing. I do sing, in the shower, in church and in places so far from any other human being that I feel reasonably safe but if I am honest I can’t sing and probably shouldn’t. I wish I could sing and, after today, I wish I could sing like Carolina. She has something about her that isn’t just heard, it’s felt as well.

I don’t mean that her singing has you welling up although some of her songs are so sweetly delivered that it can easily happen. What I mean is that there is a quality to her singing that bypasses the ears. It comes in somewhere at the back of the neck, like a lover’s touch and makes you feel her music somewhere deep inside.

There have been various singers at Bianco over the last few months and I have enjoyed all of them. Some I would listen to again were I in a place where they were playing; some I would make a conscious effort to go and see again but Carolina would draw me back without any decision on my part because hearing her sing is not just about listening it is a wholly different and uplifting experience.

It’s not just me, as I look around the whole café seems entranced and transported to a place that is somewhere beyond the walls of the building.”