Richard Plays the Blues Anthem at Devon wedding

I played for the most wonderful wedding at Rockbeare Manor on Saturday.  The bride got in touch with me some time ago to arrange a special surprise for her football loving husband to be.  They wanted 'Keep right on to the end of the road' which is the famous anthem for Birmingham City Football Club as they exited the ceremony.  Being from Birmingham and a huge Blues fan, I absolutely loved arranging this piece for the quartet to play on their special day.  The guests, many of who were Blues fans as well, loved it and started to sing along!  Here is a picture of me with Charlotte and Robert on their happy day.  We pride ourselves on being able to arrange and play absolutely anything for our brides, grooms and corporate clients!  

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Video Shoot

Richard spent time yesterday making some short video clips so that you can see and hear him playing the violin, electric violin and piano.  These video clips are just a little insight into what kind of music is available for your wedding or special occasion.  Remember that Richard will arrange a special version of any song or piece for you if it isn't on his repertoire list.  Huge thank you to Harrison Toomer (my son!!!) for putting the videos and the logo together for me.  You are amazing!

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Richard writes arrangements for String Quartets

Richard has a large collection of bespoke arrangements for string quartet. These range from classical favourites like The Hebrides Overture right through to rock and pop classics like 'Im Yours' by Jason Mraz!  These are available to purchase.  Please contact Richard if you would like more details.  One of the really nice things about the Exe Valley String Quartet wedding packages is that we include a personal arrangement of your favourite song or tune as part of our price.

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Voice Coaching at PQA Exeter.

I am looking forward to working with the amazing students at Pauline Quirke Academy in Exeter tomorrow morning.  I am giving them some coaching as they prepare for an amazing gig in Exeter Cathedral in December with the one and only G4!!  

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Richard's website is now live! is the new website for Richard Toomer - wedding and events violinist and pianist.  Visit the website for details of Richard's work as a violinist and a pianist.  You can even see what he gets up to with Rock Choir!  Please share amongst friends and family and anybody who you think might like to have Richard come and play at their special event in the near future.  Thank you.

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Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!

We are very excited to announce our new website and new logo too. I promise to keep you posted on up and coming events you might be interested in and pictures and news from past events I have been involved with.

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