Hello there! I'm Melissa, aka Baethoven - thanks for taking a second to learn more about me. Click the vid on the left so I can introduce myself, my playing, some reviews, and if you like what you see (and hear), click the button below to send me a message so I can bring some of my music to your event!
"Baethoven is a touring violinist, singer and guitarist who’s musical stylings will grab your attention and leave you wanting more. From NYC’s subway cars and wedding halls to SXSW, iHeartradio, Lincoln Center, Spotify's Discover Weekly and NPR’s Tiny Desk, her performances have been enjoyed by millions worldwide. A musician’s musician, she’s just as likely to bust out some Led Zeppelin or Lizzo, The Beatles or Billie Eilish, or slide from Stevie Wonder to Silk Sonic. A classically trained violinist, she has the chops to wow any crowd, with a speciality in marrying the virtuosity of classical music to the crowd pleasing hits of the last 70 years. Just as likely to leave an audience moved to tears by beauty as she is to leave jaws dropped on the floor from mind-melting solos, whether she’s playing full band or solo, for 5 or 5000 people, she will bring her best to your events. Making music or making conversation, she’s a people person happy to make sure clients get an awesome show and an easy to work with professional to handle the entertainment."
If you have any other questions/would like to know more about me, please feel free to reach out. And if you’ve read this far, thank you for taking some time to read about me. Hope to see you at your next event! - Mel
Learning more about you, the music you'd like to hear (and song requests), the event, and what the vibe is will help us get started. I have an extensive song list and song 'menus' you can choose from, but I can curate myself if you'd rather not choose, and I can also play over a playlist you make with selections that might not be on my list - I jam over music all the time, it's tons of fun! I play all styles and for all types people, so whether it's a party of 2 or 2,000, an elegant affair or a wild rager, I've got you covered. I do parties, weddings, surprise marriage proposals, corporate events, recordings, and tours.
Once we've got the music settled, I'll send you a quote. If it all sounds good, after that I just need some basic info like your name, the date, start/end time, the event address, and how you prefer an agreement be sent (executable via text or PDF). My fee includes transport and sound/equipment, my system is compatible with most audio/DJ set ups for larger venues, and I can do indoor/outdoor/battery powered sound for more unique locations. Then we do a 50% deposit (via paypal, venmo, zelle, cashapp, as well as other booking site services) - and we're all set!
I know putting together an event can be lots of work and very stressful, so I make it a point for this process to be easy and straightforward so on your big day, you have one less thing to worry about.
Feel free to stay in touch, particularly if anything comes up (like song changes or time shifts) and I'll always do my best to accommodate.
And if, day of, you're enjoying the music and want to extend the time, as long as I'm available afterwards, I'm almost always happy to keep rockin!
I also offer a range of ensemble options, including band, duo, trio, and quartet, to suit your unique preferences.
Feel free to view my instagram/other profiles, but I'd highly encourage that you not message me there if you'd like to speak with me quickly - the fastest way to reach me is generally texting me. I do my best to get back to people within a few minutes!