Emily Ann Laliotis
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General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Country / bluegrass,
Emily made the birthday celebration unforgettable. She blessed us with her beautiful voice, guitar, and just wonderful personality. There was not one person that did not enjoy her music and wanted to get her contact info! Thank you so much Emily!Jun 29, 2020Verified
We booked Emily last minute for our wedding (within days of the big day). I had a few requests to others on Thumbtack, but I was keeping my fingers crossed that she was available and she was! Emily’s background in music from the University of Puget Sound was a huge plus for me – I appreciate that she had a well-rounded background in music and performance, particularly since we had never hired any musicians and didn’t know how to differentiate amongst other musicians, other than music samples on their profiles. She was immediately responsive, setting up a quick call to go over song options, gave us ideas of what other weddings had, and even ideas of who we did NOT want to hear (this is probably something that’s often overlooked when hiring). Even with a few days to go before, she was still wonderful with adding a new song to her list. An idea of the music we requested, The Lumineers, Christina Perri, Sixpence None The Richer, Train, The Goo Goo Dolls...basically late 90's-early 2000s... To get a better idea of the setting, we had less than 20 people at a poolside backyard reception on a sunny Sunday afternoon and we wanted a laidback, acoustic musical experience. Other than 2 specific songs, we gave Emily a general list of song and artists we liked or wanted to hear to create the ambience we were looking for. Emily executed beautifully! Emily not only put together a curated playlist, but also sweetly sang a duet with one of our guests! She set the mood perfectly for us with her sweet, melodic voice and made our first dance so incredibly special. I wish I could get married a second time just to have her recreate the ethereal aura of that day! https://vimeo.com/user103841292/review/365859554/3a8641705fOct 11, 2019VerifiedEmily Ann Laliotis's reply
Congratulations on your special day! The intimate setting made it even more beautiful. Thank you
Beautiful performed for my twins birthday party! Everybody enjoyed her music 🎶 style from younger to older age ! An unforgettable and memorable experience!Aug 28, 2019Emily Ann Laliotis's reply
Kiki, it was so much fun being a part of the party! I loved helping to make it a special day.
Emily was our solo wedding ceremony musician and vocalist and she was one of the most memorable and talked about elements of the entire day. She consulted us on music selections and timing throughout the planning process, did a full rehearsal prior to ensure seamless execution, and sang/played her guitar flawlessly the day of. We asked her to learn songs from a multitude of genres and nothing made her flinch - she learned the songs and memorized the lyrics without any hesitation or issue. We couldn't have asked for anything more, she absolutely made our wedding ceremony dreams come true!Sep 8, 2019Emily Ann Laliotis's reply
Erin, it was such a pleasure to be a part of this special event! Thank you for the review!
I hired Emily to play music at my daughter’s graduation party. Emily did a great job communicating with us about the type of music we wanted her to play for the party as well any other special requests to make sure we had the perfect experience. The party was a huge success. We had an enchanted evening where we shared stories with friends and family while listening to Emily’s melodic and silky voice. At one point guests started to make requests and before we knew it, almost everyone was dancing and singing along with Emily. She surprised us with a few songs from Queen. Emily stayed longer than planned and didn’t want to charge us for her extra time. We loved the quality and professionalism of Emily and will hire her again for our next party. She is a rare find.Aug 29, 2019Emily Ann Laliotis's reply
Thank you Soraya! It was really a fun evening with you and your guests!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge a $75 travel fee for any gig outside of L.A. County.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to schedule a phone call to understand the scope, vibe, and audience for an event! I like fleshing out all details , including if there are specific genres and songs in mind.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from the University of Puget Sound.