Classical Indian ensemble

String Beats

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The best band for your pheras ceremony or drinks reception. You are guaranteed a memorable ambiance at your event.
Classical Indian ensemble
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We are a trio of classically trained musicians in the midlands who specialise in playing wedding music during the pheras ceremony. Our client requests range from playing Indian classical music to more contemporary songs by snoop dog. Our job is to bring a memorable ambiance to your big day. We also take our music very, very seriously and have played at concert level. Other organisations that we have been associated with in terms of our concert work include Milapfest and Saa-UK (to name a few). Our musicians have studied under some of the most illustrious names of Indian Classical Music. Our tabla player has learned from Pandit Sanju Sahai. Our Sitar and Sarangi players have both learned from Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE. Key performances within the wedding industry have also included playing at the Savoy, We believe in developing strong relationships with our clients. This is why we pride ourselves in having at least two phone calls prior to the big day to go through the big day, the song requests, re-iterate the expectations and ensure that the music is played to a very high standard. We also create a Whats App group prior to the big day so that all expectations are communicated between the musicians and the bride and groom. We also work on the big day with your suppliers, whether it is the Priest or the DJ. This is to set the expectations before the guests arrive of when we should be playing. This is to ensure that your big day runs very smoothly and that your guests can enjoy your big day. Some Priests prefer silence, and other Priests prefer having light music in the background. Our song ranges vary depending on your needs. These range from Pure Indian Classic Music that you would expect to hear at a prestigious concert, to Bollywood Music, to contemporary songs including Elvis Presley and Bruno Mars. Our core belief is that every client is different, their needs are different and therefore, every wedding is different.

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String Beats' Reviews

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Limpa P
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Birmingham
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for being part of our day. Our families and guests thoroughly enjoyed your performances.

Sabeya H
1 year ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Our daughter got married last year, and we asked Sandeep to play Sitar, Sareengi, and Tabla for the reception party. We were very pleased with Sandeep and his team. They arrived at the venue on time and played traditional and contemporary music on their Sitar, Sareengi, and Tabla. All our guests, old and young, were mesmerized by their music. The whole team was very courteous, polite, and well-mannered. We are especially pleased as this wedding was originally planned for 2021 and we booked Sandeep for August 2021. But with the pandemic, we had to move the date and year from 2021 to 2022, and Sandeep kept the new date available. He kept in touch with us during the pandemic. We recommend Sandeep and his team for any function and wish them all success with their music.

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String Beats' Song list

Classical Raags (we can play more though)
Raag Yaman
Raag Megh
Raag Jhinjoti
Raag Kafi
Raag Des
Raag Bhimpalasi
Folk Songs (again not limited to):
Ve Maahi (Kesari)
Long Gawacha
Nit Khair Manga
Sason Ki Maala
Ye Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai
Chupke Chupke - Ghulam Ali
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
Parda Hai Parda
Ghum Sum Ghum Sum
Afreen Afreen
Allah Hoo Allah Hoo
Dulhe Ka Sehra
Tumhe Dilagi
Ye Jo Halka Halka Sooroor Hai
Chupke Chupke- Ghulam Ali
Dam Mast Qalandher
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
Mere Rashke Qamar
Ve Kamiliya
Gulabi Aakhen
Tujhe Kitna Jaane To Ye Jana Sanam
abhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Chaundvi Ka Chand
Jashan e Bahara
Chalte Chalte
O Rey Choori (Lagaan)
Radha Kaise Na Jale (Lagaan)
Zindagi Hai Safar
Meray Sapno Ki Raani
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Ye Ladka hai Allah (K3G0
Kal Ho Na Ho
Dil To Paagal Hai
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Tere Ore
Khabi Alvida
Jag Ghooma
Jiya Re
Deewani Mastani
Tuj me rab dikhta hai
Tum Hi Ho
Tere Liye
Chal Chaya Chaya
China Town
Ishq Bina KiaA whole new world (Alladin)
Frozen (let it go)
You got a Friend in me (Toy Story)
Balam Pichkari
Kahani (Lal Singh Chadda)
Tuhje Kitna Chahna Lage Hum
Aaj se teri sari galiyan meri ho gaie
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak
Tere Pyaar Mein
Kesariya (Brahmastra)
English Songs:
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
Snoop Dog
Get Busy (Sean Paul)
Shape of You (Ed Sheehan)
John Black (All of Me
Thousand years
Marry you
Just the way you are
My heart will go on
Thinking out loud
Only girl in the world pause
Glad you came
How deep is your love
Never forget you
Feeling good
Old town road
Sucker for you
Hotline bling
Hold on we’re going home
All of me
MJ thriller
Another one bites the dust
We found love
Disney Songs
A whole new world (Alladin)
Frozen (let it go)
You got a Friend in me (Toy Story)
We do also take requests, so long as they are given to us in advance.

String Beats' Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2000
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 60 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. This is assuming we are playing for 3 hours. - 1 x 60 min performances at the drinks reception. -
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we do. We can also offer a duo, or trio. We can also provide a singer and bansuri if needed (and depending on their availability)

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We can accommodate and move the date/timing and prices will stay the same.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can. We charge an extra £100 for us to play background music through the sound system.

How much time do you need to set up?

At least one hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Given the nature of our instruments, we play sitting on the floor (or stage) in one location.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes, you can. We request that you give us the song choices at least 2 months in advance.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes. We provide our sound system for the big day.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

As long as we are given at least 3 months notice in advance as it does take time to learn new songs.
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, World music, Bollywood, Gujarati music, Indian music, Punjabi music, South Asian music, South Asian fusion
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party
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