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Boston-based musician Shelley Otis plays for weddings and events throughout New England. She specializes in the harp, but also plays the piano and collaborates with a number of ensembles. She enjoys the creative challenge of adapting music of all kinds to the harp, piano, or ensemble, and works with every couple to create their own unique song list.

A versatile musician, Shelley Otis can play both classic traditional favorites and unique renditions of modern-day hits. Couples can choose from a catalog of over 600 songs in a variety of genres including classical, popular, jazz, and various world traditions, and are welcome to request additional songs not on her list. She provides music for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and more. In addition to solo work, she collaborates with other musicians including violinists, cellists, flutists, a percussionist, a vocalist, and she also leads an instrumental cover band that specializes in upbeat and elegant renditions of newly released music.

Other services by Shelley Otis include:

  • A willingness to learn new songs
  • Planning and collaboration to create the perfect soundtrack for your day
  • Sound systems
  • Officiant microphones, PA system
  • Sample performances
  • Music during breaks
  • Woman-owned

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Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

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What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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Kelly Married on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical, beautiful, best day ever!

Shelley played the harp at my ceremony and cocktail hour at the Omni Parker House in August 2023. To say that she created the most magical vibe and ambiance is an understatement. She even learned two new songs for me including “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton and “Beautiful Day” by Josh Radin. Working with Shelley was so easy and stress free. I am so happy she was able to attend our special day. I would highly highly highly recommend her!
Devon R. Married on 07/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Harp Music

Shelley’s music was one of my absolute favorite parts of the wedding! I loved how she played both classical and modern music on her harp. It sounded so beautiful while I was walking down the aisle and entertained all during cocktail hour. She was also extremely responsive and even sent samples of songs to help us decide. You won’t regret having Shelley play at your wedding!
Mn Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made our wedding day

Shelley was the cherry on top of our entire wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The soft and elegant sound of her music really made our ceremony. I have had so many guests compliment the live music, and say what a difference it makes (compared to a DJ with speakers) when the bride is walking down the aisle. It creates this intimacy that is unmatched. I remember feeling so nervous during the ceremony, standing in front of all of our guests, but Shelley's soft harp music in the background completely grounded me, and I found myself listening to her music every time I felt nervous. After the ceremony, Shelley seamlessly began playing fun upbeat jazz music for our cocktail hour, which I found to be so much fun and really create that easy and relaxed vibe after the "I do" that we were going for. In addition to the harp just being absolutely amazing, Shelley was also so fun and easy to work with. She is one of the most centered and calm people I've ever met, and definitely a personality that I needed on my team as the big day grew closer and the stress increased. Her communication is excellent, and she has the ability to put all of the jumbled ideas into a solid plan by using her knowledge, experience, and creativity. I recommend Shelley 110%, this is definitely a service to include in your wedding; it's a small touch that makes a WORLD of difference on your big day.
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An Amazing Day Wedding Officiant An Amazing Day Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

Shelley is a fantastic harpist. She works with her couples to personally design their ceremony music.

Derek Halkett Photography Derek Halkett Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

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Extremely talented and versatile Harpist, plays elegant wedding classics while keeping a modern approach!

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