Howell String Quartet
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Friendly and innovative string quartet, musically trained at university. Available for weddings and functions.
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Tribute
Albeniz – Tango in D
Bach / Gounod – Ave Maria
Bach – Airs
Bach – Jesu Joy of Our Desiring
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Carmen
Bizet – Habanera
Brahms – Theme from Symphony no.1 Chopin - Nocturne in Eb Major
Debussy – The Girl With the Flaxen Hair Delibes – Flower Duet
Dvorak – Humeresque
Dvorak – Sonatina in F Finale
Gardel – Por Una Cabeza Grieg–IntheHalloftheMountainKing Grieg – Morning
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel – Hallelujah Chorus
Handel – Largo
Massanet – Meditation from Thais McCartney – Blackbird
Mendelssohn – Adagio
Miguel – Somos Novios
Mozart – Allelujah
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart – Turkish March
Offenbach – Can Can
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Ravel – Bolero
Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Traditional – Greensleeves
L’inverno – Vivaldi
Vivaldi – Winter
Wagner – Wedding March
We also play a large selection of light classical quartets by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and other composers. Simply inquire if there are any specific quartets or movements you would like us to play.
ACDC – Back In Black ACDC – Highway to Hell ACDC - Thunderstruck Adele – Skyfall
Arlen – Over the Rainbow Beatles – Hey Jude
Beatles – All You Need Is Love Beatles – Michelle
Beatles – Get Back
Beatles – Good Day Sunshine
Beatles – Roxanne
Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
Beatles – World Without Love
Beatles – A Hard Days Night
Beatles – Yesterday
Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
Buble – Everything
Brittany Spears – Toxic
Bruno Mars – Talking to the moon Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Djawadi – Game of Thrones
Daft Punk- Get lucky
Gaga – Bad Romance
Gilkyson – The Bare Necessities
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O Mine Haddaway – What is love?
Jackson – Thriller
Jackson – Billie Jean
Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Jobim – Girl From Ipanema
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Kelly – Singing in the Rain
Kern – The way you look tonight
Kern – Smoke gets in your eyes
Mancini – Moon River
McCain- I’ll Be
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters Mumford and sons – Little Lion Man Mraz – I’m Yours
Norman – James Bond Theme
Police – Englishman in New York
Perri – A Thousand Years
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under the Bridge Super Mario Bros. theme
Tiersen- Comptine d’un autre ete Traditional – House of the Rising Sun Train – Hey Soul Sister
Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Do you have different line-up options?
We can also be booked as a string trio or duo on request.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible.
How much time do you need to set up?
We usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Our setlist has been collected over time to meet popular demand. With enough notice, we will definitely take requests and would love to chat about what pieces or sets you have in mind.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
With enough notice, we are certainly open to learning specific repertoire.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We have previously been complimented on our blended tone, our ability to set the appropriate atmosphere, and our friendly, approachable nature
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Westminster Abbey, York Racecourse, Crathorne Hall, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Merchant Taylor's Hall
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
We perform genres ranging from classical to pop. We are a fan of early and classical music in particular, but enjoy providing new interpretations of modern and contemporary works.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Playing for the installation of the Receiver-General in Westminster Abbey.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£240|
|Up to 2 hours||£480|
|Up to 3 hours||£620|
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 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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