A wedding musician based in Bristol, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts, Harpist Shelley Otis has 10 years of experience creating mood-setting wedding music. Couples can request Shelley Otis to play in a solo, duo, or trio instrumental arrangement. With a catalog of over 400 songs, Shelley takes a refreshing approach to her harp and offers versatility when planning music for your wedding or special event.
From the rehearsal dinner and ceremony to the cocktail hour and reception, Shelley is committed to finding the perfect playlist for you, whether you are interested in music from Bach, the Beatles, Celtic dances, Latin American tunes, Led Zeppelin, or Bruno Mars. She also has the talent to learn new songs on her harp if there is a desired song that is not on her list. As a multi-instrumentalist, Shelley not only plays the harp, but also piano and organ. Or if you are looking for an ensemble, she collaborates with a violinist, cellist, or percussionist. If necessary, couples can also request Shelley to provide microphones, sample music, and a sound/PA system.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ann Marie Denomme · Married on 08/11/2018
Lovely and unique touch
We hired Shelly for our daughter's wedding in August. It was a garden wedding and the added touch of the harp was perfect. Shelley was wonderful to work with - she went to great lengths to determine our taste in music and put together the most perfect song list for such an important day. I compared many harpists, and Shelley's music was more than I could have hoped for - very current and so beautiful. She also had to move from the outdoor garden setting we had planned, due to rain, to a spot inside. She made the experience for our guests, one to remember. Shelley is very professional and wonderfully kind and accommodating. If you are looking to add an affordable touch of class to your day, I highly recommend her and her beautiful array of music. Whatever your tastes are, she will find the perfect songs for you. It's the added touches that make a memorable day.Sent on 01/02/2019
Stacey Gili · Married on 08/18/2019
Shelley is an extremely talented musician! She was able to play requests on the harp! She is extremely professional with a wonderful personality. She was perfect!Sent on 08/29/2019
Becky Ravenelle · Married on 04/28/2019
Elegant addition to our ceremony!
My husband and I hired Shelley to play our ceremony in Providence RI. From our first email exchange she was very kind and professional. She is very talented and has an impressive list of songs she can play on her website. Everything she played for us sounded gorgeous. Her rendition of 'Going to California' was a guest favorite! Even if you are hiring a DJ for your reception (like we did) I highly recommend hiring Shelley for your ceremony or even cocktail hour. Her music will provide an elegant touch to your wedding and I think her fee is extremely reasonable!Sent on 05/17/2019
Shelley is a fantastic harpist. She works with her couples to personally design their ceremony music.
Shelley Otis performed flawlessly and provided for a soft and comforting ambiance during the wedding ceremony. Shelley was a pleasure to work with and maintained a professional bearing throughout the evening. I highly recommend Shelley Otis if you are looking to add that special touch to your wedding day.
Extremely talented and versatile Harpist, plays elegant wedding classics while keeping a modern approach!