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About Dolce Strings

Dolce Strings is a Manchester - based duo/ trio / quartet and provides music for Weddings, Functions and Corporate Events.
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🏆"2019 Award for Professional Excellence" - Chic Elite 🏆 "Best band of 2016" - PT Bookings Dolce Strings is a Manchester based String group - duo/ trio / quartet. 300+ performances since 2015. They specialise in live classical, pop, and jazz music for weddings, receptions, private parties, and corporate events throughout Manchester. If you require tasteful, quality music for your special day or event, the Dolce string group will deliver it with a touch of class and individuality to make it a memorable day. The talented musicians will play Bach to the Beatles, Mozart to Motorhead, and have played with top names at top venues. These include: • Gregory Porter • Ollie Murs, and • Claire Teal. Venues include: • the Royal Albert Hall • The Sage at Gateshead • Royal Festival Hall • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall • Birmingham Symphony Hall, and • the Barbican Centre. Dolce Strings is dedicated to ensuring the live musical experience for your special day or event, makes a memorable occasion and creates the atmosphere you desire. A note from the manager: "Hi, I'm Ines, the cellist of Dolce Strings. You just found the perfect string quartet for your wedding! We are talented and experienced musicians who will enhance your memorable day and awe your guests with our playing. And I will personally make sure the music chosen is perfectly tailored to your occasion! Throughout the process, you will deal with me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!"

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Classical, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Bollywood, Indian music, Jewish music, Spanish music, Tango
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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

Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s desiring
Bach – Air from Suite in D
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Sheep May Safely Grace
Bach – Wachet auf
Beethoven – Fur Elise
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Aragonese from Carmen
Bizet – Les Toreadors from Carmen
Bizet – Seguidilla from Carmen
Bizet – Habanera from Carmen
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
Brahms – Theme from Symphony No. 1
Capua – O sole mio
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy – The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Delibes – Flower Duet
Frank – Panic Angelicus
Handel – Hornpipe in D
Handel – Hornpipe in F
Handel – Water Music: Air in D
Handel – Water Music: Air in F
Handel – Water Music: Bourree in F
Handel – Water Music: Minuet in G minor
Handel – Water Music: Coro
Handel – Royal Fireworks Music: La Paix
Handel – Royal Fireworks Music: La
Handel – Royal Fireworks Music: Menuet
in D
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Largo from Xerxes
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet – Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mouret – Roundeau
Mozart – Ave verum corpus
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1st mov:
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 2nd
mov: Romance
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd
mov: Menuetto & Trio
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 4
th mov:
Pachelbel – Cannon in d
Piazzolla – Libertango
Puccini – O mio babbino caro
Saint Saens – The Swan
Schubert – Ave Maria
Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Sleeping
Vivaldi – Spring from the Seasons
Vivaldi – Winter from the Seasons
Verdi – La Donna e mobile
Wagner – Wedding March
Adele – Hello
Adele – Make you feel my love
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
Adele – Skyfall
Avicci – Wake me up
Beyoncé –Crazy in Love
Beyoncé – Halo
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Bruno Mars – Just the way you are
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Capital cities – Safe and Sound.
Carly R. Jepson-Call me maybe
Christina Perri- A thousand years
Coldplay – Clocks
Coldplay – Paradise
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
David Guetta – Without you
Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud
Elbow – One Day like this
Ellie Goulding- Burn
Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance
Fun – We are young
Gotye-Somebody that I used to know
Green Day – Time of your life
Green Day – Wake me up when September ends
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Jason Miraz- I’m Yours
Jess Glyne – Hold my Hand
Jess Glynne – Rather Be
John Legend-All of Me
Justin Bieber- Love Yourself
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Katy Perry-Unconditionally
Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Linkin Park-What I’ve done
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Muse – Starlight
Newman – Love me again
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
One Republic – Counting Stars
One Republic – Secrets
Passenger – Let her go
Pharrell Williams-Happy
Pink – Just Give Me a Reason
Rihanna – Stay
Rihanna – We Found Love
Sam Smith-Stay with me
Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars
Taylor Swift- I knew you were trouble
Taylor Swift-Love Story
The Killers-Mr Brightside
Walk the Moon- Shut up and Dance
Abba – Thank you for the Music
Abba – Dancing Queen
Abba – Mamma Mia
Aerosmith- I don’t wanna miss a thing
At last – Etta James
Celine Dion-My heart will go on
Elton John – Your Song
Guns n Roses-Sweet Child of Mine
Journey-Don’t Stop Believing
John Lennon – Imagine
Led Zeppelin – Palladio
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to heaven
Les Miserables-I Dreamed a Dream
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful world
Metallica – Nothing else matters
Michael Jackson – Ben
Michael Jackson-Smooth Criminal
Nirvana – Smells like teen spirit
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen – Somebody to love
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Otherside
Robbie Williams – Angels
Stevie Wonder- Isn’t she lovely
Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered
Take that – Rule the world.
The Beatles – All you need is love
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles – Get Back
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Verve-Bittersweet Symphony
Titanic – Nearer My God to Thee
U2 – With or Without You
Whitney Houston – I will always love you
Our FILM / MUSICALS / DISNEY Repertoire:
“Amapola” – Once upon a Time in America
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
A thousand years – Twilight
The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book.
Be our guest – Beauty and the beast
Can you feel the love tonight – The Lion
Concerning Hobbits – The Lord of the Rings
Gabriel’s Oboe
Game of Thrones Theme
Harry Potter Medley
I dreamed a dream – Les Mis
I’ll be there for you – From Friends
I see the light - Tangled
Kiss the girl – The Little Mermaid
Let it go - Frozen
Mamma Mia
My heart will go on – Titanic
Never Enough – The Greatest Showman
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley – Hans
Rewrite the Stars – The Greatest Showman
Singing in the rain
Skyfall – James Bond, Adele
Tale as old as time – Beauty and the Beast
The Godfather Love Theme – Nino Rota
The Pink Panther
Theme from Schindler’s List
Theme from the Simpsons
There’s a friend in me – The Jungle Book
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Under the sea – The Little Mermaid
Your Song – Moulin Rouge
Our BOLLYWOOD repertoire…
Afreen Afreen
Aye Ho Meri Zindagi me
Balle Balle
Dheere Dheere
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain
Ek Ladki ko Dekha
Ghal aaja sonja
Jai Ho
Kabhie Kabhie
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kal ho na ho
Mein huu na
Tera Meri Pyar Mein
Teri Ore
Tere Liye
Monsoon Wedding Theme
Tumhi Dekho Naa
Beegey Hont
Main Yahaan Hoon
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Pehli Nazar Mein
1. Danny Boy
2. Black Velvet Band
3. The Irish Rover
4. Jug of Punch
5. Finnegan's Wake
6. Girl I left behind me
7. Molly Malone
8. Seven drunken nights
9. The Wild Rover
10. Whiskey in the Jar
11. The gold ring jig
12. Top of the cork road jig
13. The Rights of man hornpipe
14. Maggie in the woods polka
15. Ballydesmond polka
16. The Chronos Reel
17. St. Anne's Reel
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our own arrangements of the newest songs - because they've never heard a string quartet version before!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Litterally all sorts, from castles and palaces to small theatres or private houses.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beyoncé 😊

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

We have filmed for a BBC 1 TV series and appeared on Sky News.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we have soloist, duo, trio, quartet options and electric duo/trio/quartets on request.

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

We will do our best to accommodate. Please let us know as soon as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

10 minutes

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

Yes. If your favourite song isn't in our set list we are happy to learn it for you for a small fee.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. Please speak with us if you're interested in booking the electric option.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. We make our own arrangements :)


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£740
Up to 2 hours£820
Up to 3 hours£900
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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From Encore customers:

Annabel H
19 days ago
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5 out of 5

From first booking, the communication was great. The music on the day was perfect to set the tone and atmosphere. Exactly what we wanted. Thank you very much!

Michael L
21 days ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing!! Made the day extra special! Would highly recommend to anybody! Thank you :)

Ella M
22 days ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic group - can highly recommend. Very professional, great communication, ability to customise for exactly what you want (we had classical versions of pop music and songs from movies which we loved). Pleasure to work with and as I say, would definitely recommend!

Hannah G
22 days ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing. Really added to the ceremony and we had lots of lovely comments.

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From other customers:

Rachel V
2 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

We hired Dolce strings for our wedding. Prior to the day they were easy to contact and answered all our queries. On the day they played beautifully in the ceremony and after the ceremony. Many thanks, Rachel and Sam

Catherine B
2 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

I was incredibly fortunate to have Dolce strings play at my wedding on Thursday. They are truly exceptional musicians, professional, lovely and they made our ceremony and drinks reception so personal. I can not recommend them enough and am so grateful to them for helping to make my day so special. I wish I could go back and listen to them again.

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