Unlike most musicians in the wedding industry, Karly's musical education and background are in jazz and contemporary music as opposed to classical music. As a pianist and vocalist, she specializes in creating unique arrangements of both pop and traditional songs, and even creates "mash-ups" when clients want something unique. Her mash-up of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (by Bach) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (by Elvis) is a client favorite!
Karly studied at Boston's famed Berklee College of Music (John Mayer went there, too!) and plays with Mannheim Steamroller during the holiday season. Her experience in the music industry as a performer, songwriter, and studio musician give her a unique skillset for weddings: she is acutely aware of how music plays a larger role in setting the tone for guests as they arrive for a ceremony, and she can intuitively segue music from song to song with ease and elegance, avoiding akward silences at all costs. Additionally, as a vendor with 15+ years in the wedding industry who "attends" 50+ wedding ceremonies every year, Karly offers her clients insights beyond the musical realm. She enjoys sharing ideas and tips with clients during their song selection meetings. For many clients, these meetings are where the vision for their ceremony starts to feel real.
WEDDING CEREMONY MUSIC (Live and Recorded)
Karly can perform as a soloist (piano, or piano + voice), and she can hire additional players as well, including:
- String players (violin, cello, a string trio or string quartet)
- Additional Vocalists (such as a male vocalist to join her if you want a duet)
- Trumpet players
- Guitarists... and more!
Karly also creates recordings for couples to use when live music isn't feasible. Search for Karlyn Music on Instagram, YouTube, and Sound Cloud to hear samples. Contact Karly to request a custom recording for your wedding. Karly@KarlynMusic.com
COCKTAIL HOUR & DINNER MUSIC
Karly can perform as a soloist (piano, or piano and singing), or with her band. She provides an ecclectic mix of pop songs and jazz standards. Customize the size of the band to fit your budget. (3-4 players is the most popular option.)
Make your First Dance truly memorable by hiring Karly to perform your Spotlight Dance(s) LIVE! This is a great option when clients want their special songs played at a slower or faster tempo than the recording, or when lyrics need to be changed to fit the occasion.
For clients who are incorporating recorded music into their special day, this is a great option to consider. Karly can take your favorite pop song and record it as a solo piano piece, or add some strings. The options are endless. When these types of recordings are created for processional music, Karly can create special versions that are shorter in length, or played in a way that feels more wedding appropriate (slower or more dramatic, etc)
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Hi, I'm Karly! I play the piano and sing, and love providing music for weddings. Just like couples who want something different, I like to PLAY something different... so I'm constantly creating new arrangements and "mash-ups," to keep things new and fresh for my ears and for wedding guests, too.
A "mash-up" is 2 or more songs put together to make one unique song. A few of the mash-ups I've created include:
* Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (by Bach) + Can't Help Falling in Love (by Elvis)
* What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) + Canon in D (Pachelbel)
* Love Song (The Cure) + Canon in D (Pachelbel)
* Rather Be (Clean Bandid) + Trumpet Tune (Clarke)
* Love Story (Taylor Swift) + Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
*Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) + Something Just Like This (Coldplay)
You can hear recordings of some of these on my Sound Cloud Page (www.Soundcloud.com/KarlynMusic), and more recordings are on the way!
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We absolutely love working with Karly!!! Her voice is heavenly. Her arrangements are unique and custom. She only hires the best musicians to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Enjoy a one on one consultation to go through your musical selections and walk you through the process. Whether you’re looking for something modern or traditional/Catholic, you are in the best hands when you hire Karly.
Karlyn is a fabulous musician! We love to work with her!
Karly is an excellent pianist and vocalist, and she understands all the ceremony cues, timing, and details that other, lesser musicians miss. She combines her experience and skill to make your day perfect. Also, her vast repertoire makes her a great addition to any cocktail hour or champagne reception. When clients ask me for referrals for musicians, she's at the top of my list.