Sylvia Grape
Sylvia Grape

Sylvia Grape

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Introduction: I am a singer/songwriter who has been performing originals and covers for almost a decade. My musical roots are in the alto saxophone and jazz, playing in school bands starting at eight years old. I made the switch to acoustic guitar and vocals when I was a grounded bird in high school. I quickly picked up the folk styles I heard at music festivals in Northern California and started writing my own songs. Thus began my career performing as a solo artist at local venues in my hometown. Eventually this lead me to release a series of my original songs in 2018 titled "I Am but a Stranger Here." All throughout college I continued performing at bars, farms, and the occasional concert hall. I started getting requests to perform at weddings -- people found my soft rock and folk style perfect for the intimacy of an elopement or oceanside ceremony. I embarked on a tour of the West Coast in 2019 and continued performing in Santa Cruz until COVID hit. This brings me to today -- I've played for numerous birthdays, backyard parties, surprise concerts, engagements, and weddings since COVID has lifted. The purpose of my music is to uplift audiences and reach people on an emotional level. My repertoire ranges from covers of '50s oldies to '90s classic rock, interspersed with contemporary originals that integrate layered guitar rhythms, riffs, and powerful vocals. This year has seen exciting new opportunities, including a commissioned custom engagement song and a summer residency at one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious hotels. I still perform primarily solo, but now have the honor of being joined onstage by the likes of Grammy-nominated musician Isaac Phillips; one of the Bay Area's best violinists, Ilana Blumberg; and my favorite drummer, Nate Brown. I look forward to collaborating with you -- no event is too big or too small. Fill out the inquiry form here to get started, or visit my website for more information. Thank you!
Overview

Hired 14 times

Serves Los Angeles, CA

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1 employee

9 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Jeff T.

Music Entertainment

It was a perfect and small setting, and she just fit right in and she played great music and made everyone feel at ease. She was exactly what we were looking for.
Sylvia Grape's reply
Hey Jeff, thanks for this! It was a treasure to play for you all.
May 2, 2021
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Jenny W.

I booked Sylvia to surprise my husband and our friends/families at our rehearsal dinner a couple weeks ago and she was amazing. Not only is she a talented performer, she is super easy to communicate and coordinate with. She even learned a couple new songs that had special meaning for us. If you have an appreciation for live music and performance, I would definitely recommend booking Sylvia. She's so much more than just a singer with a guitar playing covers in the background. She's truly gifted and will make your event special and memorable.
Sylvia Grape's reply
Aw, thank you so much for the kind words Jenny. It was our pleasure and honor :)
Oct 28, 2021
Jaosn b.

Music Entertainment

Really nice we are happy we found her and her energy attention to detail and communication was perfect from start to finish everyone really loved her will use her next time for another family event
Mar 24, 2021
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Taranveer S.

Music Entertainment

Sylvia just elevated my wedding proposal to my fiance to a whole diffeent level. She is an exceptional musician. I requested to convert my poetry into a song and she just made it come alive. I have made beautiful memories. There were friends and family who attended our small get together and she just created a very dreamy vibe to the whole scene. Do checkout her album on Spotify. Big fan!!
Feb 25, 2021
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Pavan k.

Music Entertainment

This is my first time inviting professional artists for a private event concerts. Sylvia is awesome and very friendly natured. She has one of the best voices I ever heard. I will definitely recommend her to any events that you are planning
Sylvia Grape's reply
Pavan! Thank you so much for this review. :) Truly a pleasure playing for you and Lavanya. I look forward to playing for you all again sometime 🤗
Feb 25, 2021
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I ask for a security deposit of 25% total cost for private events. My solo hourly rate is $150/hour for private events, and $200/hour for a duo. Rates vary based on custom projects or public venues.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The client sends me an inquiry with project details and I respond with availability and interest. We set up a phone call or correspond over email to discuss details (song requests, acoustic or electric setup, PA system, price, number of performers). When the event details are finalized I ask for a security deposit for private events, and for large weddings and venues we finalize the contract. I send practice videos and status updates leading up to the event, and hopefully get to know you a little prior to performing.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Studied music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received a Bachelor's in Psychology. Jazz alto saxophonist from 2014-2019.

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