A wedding musician serving greater Boston and Rhode Island, 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.
83 Reviews for Shelley Otis
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Hilary Fryer · Married on 08/19/2019
Wedding at Glen Manor RI
Shelley was extremely helpful, understanding right from first contact especially as we are from the UK making us feel reassured and nothing was too much trouble! Shelley even learnt a new song for our wedding which shows how far she will go to make your wedding extra special..... we can not express how awesome Shelley is everyone at our wedding we’re blown away with Shelley’s talent! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xxxSent on 10/09/2019
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
Nicole Musco · Married on 07/20/2019
Want a magical ceremony? Hire Shelley to play the music.
There is no one like Shelley. Not only is she an extremely talented musician, she is incredibly kind and warm. We were so lucky that Shelley wasn't booked on our wedding date as we decided to add live music to our ceremony fairly last minute. The harp is such a beautiful and slightly unusual instrument. I can honestly say, it truly made our ceremony one of a kind.Sent on 10/16/2019
I approached Shelley with two ideas:
1. My husband really likes a song called "Is and Is and Is" by White Denim (definitely an untraditional choice) and I thought it would be a fun tune for him to walk down to. Despite never hearing the song before, Shelley embraced the challenge and created such a fun arrangement for us!
2. I got the idea of singing during my ceremony and Shelley was on board right away. She played a stunning, slowed down version of "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles to accompany me. She was even willing to transpose the song to a different key that worked better for my vocal range. I was nervous (nearly chickened out several times!) but I did it, all thanks to Shelley's calm, encouraging presence. It was an amazing experience.
My husband and I are beyond appreciative of Shelley's hard work and could not recommend her enough. Book her! People won't stop coming up to you to tell you how much they loved her music, even months after your wedding.
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!