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Charming Strings

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About Charming Strings

String trio
Southampton
Charming Strings a vibrant collective with classically inspired style adding elegance and fun to any event.

Charming Strings are a vibrant collective of musicians, that simply love to perform. After playing independently all over the world, they have combined their talents to make up this elegant, yet fun collective. Classical training mixed with a vast range of musical styles they are happy to turn their hand towards any event and will bring a stylish twist wherever they play. Their flexible, easygoing nature, along with the overriding desire to perform means they never disappoint!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ibiza club, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Noise music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Classic rock, World music, Italian music, Russian music, Tango
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Classical Music:
Air from Suite in D (on G string) - Bach
Air from Partita No. 6 - Bach
Air in D - Handel
Air in F from Water Music - Handel
Arioso - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Bourree in F from Water Music - Handel
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 - Bach
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Concerto in D minor for Two Violins - Bach
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Flower Duet - Delibes
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Hornpipe in D from Water Music - Handel
Hornpipe in F from Water Music - Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
La Rejouissance - Handel
Largo from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Handel
Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet
Minuet in D - Handel
Spring from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Jazz/Cabaret:
At Last - Etta James
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Vallie
Embraceable you - Frank Sinatra (Gershwin)
Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
Funiculì, Funiculà - Luigi Denza
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rogers
Moon Light Serenade - Frank Sinatra
New York, New York - Leonard Bernstein
O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua
Pennies from Heaven - Arthur Johnson
Ragtime Dance - Scott Joplin
Somewhere over the rainbow - Ray Charles
Summertime - Gershwin
Strangers in the night - Frank Sinatra
The Shadow of your smile - Tony Bennett
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Pop:
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can you feel the love tonight - E. John
Havana - Camila Cabello
Make you feel my love - Adel
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Coper
Stand by me - Ben E King
Shake it off - Taylor Swift
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can provide different line-ups to suit the occasion. Such as: solo, duo, trio, quartet or quintet.

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

We will always try to be flexible, we just ask that you give us as much notice as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before we start our performance, but this can be flexible.

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

Yes, sure. We always try to tailor our sets to your requirements and are always open to suggestions.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we can bring everything we need.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If we do not already have your requested song, we could learn this but it will involve some extra cost due to additional rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our personable attitude and our willingness to adapt and be flexible. We always tailor our set lists and dress to your event and love to include your request where we can. We are happy to mingle with guests after playing or we can depart straight away. Our group are enthusiastic and do everything we can to make your event special for you.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton GoodWood House Royal Automobile Club, Woodcote Park Country Club, Surrey Crouchers Hotel, Chichester, Careys Manor Hotel, New Forest Clock Barn, Hampshire Village Hotel, Portsmouth Lewes, East Sussex

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Charming Strings are influenced by classical composers and musicians. We believe that classical music has a great influence and relevance in today's society and Charming Stings would like to show you that treasure.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

GoodWood House, St Mary's Stadium.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£900

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Nick C, 5 months ago

Thank you Charming Strings for your beautiful playing on our event. You made our celebration really special and unforgettable. All our guests enjoyed your music as well and really appreciated such a beautiful live sound with truly charming looking.

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Daniel C, 8 months ago

After meeting the Charming Strings collective, I decided to invite them to play at a private family/friends event to keep the atmosphere sophisticated. They were loved by all and the music went down a treat. I cannot recommend them enough. The ladies were lovely to chat to when they were not playing and brought an energy and discussion to what otherwise might have been a boring event.

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