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Hampstead Ensemble

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About Hampstead Ensemble

String trio
St Albans
Public liability insurance of £10 million
The Hampstead Ensemble is a highly professional string ensemble performing all kinds of styles, from Classical to Pop & Jazz.

The Hampstead Ensemble was formed by three recent first-class graduates of the Royal Academy of Music in London 2016. A truly international ensemble, with musicians hailing from Spain, Sweden, and the UK, we are passionate about various repertoire, ensuring the perfect fit for every occasion, from weddings, baptisms and funerals, to corporate events, parties and concert recitals. We regularly perform background and function work in the UK, and have performed at places such as Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Academy of Arts, as well as for companies such as Howard de Walden Estates and Bvlgari. We are highly professional and make sure to select suitable music for every occasion. Wherever we have played, the overwhelming feedback from clients has stated that they were extremely pleased with the varied music selection, and being just right in terms of volume - not too loud, but always able to be heard! We perform mostly as a string trio, but are also happy to perform as a string duo, string quartet or even provide a small string ensemble/orchestra for your event, but please be in touch beforehand to discuss your specific requirements. Repertoire may vary for other combinations, but we endeavour to make sure there are equally fantastic alternatives available in every combination you would like. We have several trusted colleagues to call upon wherever we need to expand the group with extra musicians to suit your request, and we will always ensure music making of the highest standard! We play everything from Baroque, Classical, and contemporary classical compositions, to pop covers, tangos, and jazz arrangements. No request is too obscure! We are always happy for prospective clients to get in touch about suitable repertoire, or if they have any other general questions. Please have a look at our sample repertoire list below to get an idea of what is on offer. We also have a vast experience in the field of recording, having recorded for ROLI software, Video games, strings backing for pop artists, etc. Please note that recording fees apply to such sessions (which are different from our live rates), should you wish to make a booking. Please make an enquiry for an accurate quote before booking. We hold a Public Liability Insurance for up to £10 million.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Types:
String trio, String duo, String quartet, String ensemble, String octet, String sextet
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pop and film music arrangements - please also view our repertoire list!
Mamma Mia - Abba
Gimme Gimme Gimme- Abba
Money Money Money - Abba
Thank you for the Music - Abba
Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast) - Alan Menken
Forrest Gump Theme - Alan Silvestri
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Here comes the Sun - Beatles
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Yesterday - Beatles
Let it Be - Beatles
When I’m Sixty-four - Beatles
Sun is Shining - Bob Marley
Soul Limbo - Booker T Jones
Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Just the Way you Are - Bruno Mars
La Mer - Beyond the Sea - Charles Trenet
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables) - Claude-Michel Schönberg
Clocks - Coldplay
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Come What May - David Baerwald
Rally Round the West Indies - David Rudder
I’ll follow you into the dark - Deathcab by Cutie
Kissing You - Des’ree
A Whole New World (Aladdin) - Disney
Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups
Non, Je Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
One Day like this - Elbow
Can you feel the love tonight (lion King) - Elton John
Can’t help falling in love with you - Elvis
At Last - Etta James
The Final Countdown - Europe
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Medley - My Way, New York, Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Sweet Child o’ mine - Guns n’ roses
Somewhere over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
The Nearness of you (Romance in the Dark) - Hoagy Carmichael
Walking in the Air (Snowman) - Howard Blake
Lord of the Rings theme - Howard Shore
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) - Irving Berlin
Annie’s Song - John Denver
All of Me - John Legend
Jurassic Park Theme - John Williams
Hedwig’s Theme - John Williams
You are my sunshine - Johnny Cash
Heartbeats - José Gonzales
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
Pirates of the Caribbean - He’s a Pirate - Klaus Badelt
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Hallalujah - Leonard Cohen
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Ho Hey - Lumineers
So this is love (Cinderella) - Mack David
Pink Panther Theme - Mancini
Married Life - theme from Up! - Michael Giacchino
Hit It - Mighty Gabbi
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Love theme from the Godfather - Nino Rota
Theme from Game of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Greatest Day - Take That
Friday I’m in Love - The Cure
Bittersweet Symphony - the Verve
UEFA Champions League Anthem - Tony Britten
Edelweiss (Sound of music) - Trad. Austrian
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman) - Trapanese
Riptide - Vance Joy
Singin’ in the rain
Fawlty Towers Theme
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we do! We provide string duos, quartets or larger string ensembles.

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

We always try to be as flexible as possible - just let us know about the changes as soon as you can!

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive 30 mins before we’re due to start playing, but our actual set-up time is only about 5 minutes!

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

We usually recommend that couples choose their particular songs for the actual wedding ceremony. If you have songs you definitely want to hear, let us know! We usually select pieces on the day to suit the mood of the event - every event is unique!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we do. However, if we are required to play outdoors we need adequate cover to play under - please speak to us if you have any questions!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We are always happy to learn new pieces and create beautiful bespoke arrangements of pieces that are special to you. We charge a small arrangement & rehearsal fee of £40 for creating new arrangements.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients are always impressed by our playing and music selection, as well as our prompt and friendly communication leading up to the event. We have also been commended for our smooth set-up and understanding of the event, whether it is a masked ball or a wedding!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed in many different places, Stock Brook Country Club, The Grange Wedding Venue, Fanhams Hall, Bvlgari Hotel, the Shard... the list goes on!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We always seek inspiration from the very best musicians, but when we play for example pop arrangements we spend a lot of time listening to the artist in question and try to make the best interpretation we can of their song!

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

This is a difficult question.. we all grew up as talented young musicians and (as long as we can remember!) have performed before Kings and Queens, Wigmore Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (New York)...

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£590
Up to 3 hours£775
Packages
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£450
Wedding Ceremony + Drinks Reception3 musicians
In this package we provide music for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception. - 20 mins music as welcome music before ceremony starts - Music during ceremony - entrance of bridal party & bride, hymns if required, during signing of the register, and exit of bride & groom - Music as your guests are leaving the ceremony room/venue - Music for your drinks reception (up to 1 1/5 hours) If you have your ceremony and reception in different venues, please contact us before making a booking.
£700
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.
£1125
Available services
Bespoke arrangement
+£40
First dance + recording
+£600

Reviews

From customers:

Private P, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for coming to play for us on Saturday. You gave the whole thing a touch of class!

Private C, 2 years ago

I thought the concert was lovely, especially the Mozart arias! (especially arranged for the client)

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