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About Manchester String Quartet

We've been playing at weddings and events for 20 years now! String Quartet with its heart in Manchester who travel the world.
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We met in 2003 studying together at the RNCM and Manchester Uni. 20 Years on we have become family, playing at weddings and events all across the country and abroad. We absolutely love what we do and take huge pride in providing the perfect music for each occasion. Our repertoire is huge and we're always adding to it. We play Classical, Jazz, Folk, Film & TV scores as well as current and nostalgic pop! We record many of our tracks so you can check us out on all streaming platforms. We love Manchester and the great pop and rock music that defines the city’s music scene. Over the last few years we have developed an extensive set list of Manchester music by iconic bands such as Joy Division, Elbow, New Order, Happy Mondays, The Courteeners, Stone Roses and many more. All of the Quartet’s Manchester music has been arranged exclusively by our highly talented violinist, Tim Crooks, conductor & arranger of the hugely popular orchestral club show, Haçienda Classical. We also play with all the northern professional Orchestras including the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic, do an extensive amount of education work and write and produce our own music but we love nothing more than to play together as the Manchester String Quartet.

Manchester String Quartet's Reviews

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Ian (
1 year ago

One of the best decisions we made was booking the Manchester String Quartet. They played our requests beautifully during our outdoor ceremony. We just wish we could have seen more of them at our drinks reception! Our guests were very impressed.

The G
3 years ago

We just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding day a few weeks ago! We had the most wonderful day and can’t tell you how many of our guests have asked about your music and said how fantastic it was. It really brought the whole day together, walking down the aisle to One Day Like This being played was such a special moment for everyone. We really appreciated all of your communications throughout it was a pretty stressful planning process but you made it as easy as possible - you were professional but so friendly too.

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Manchester String Quartet's Song list

Traditional Wedding Favourites:
Bach                                       Air on the G string
Clarke                                      Trumpet Voluntary
Elgar                                        Chanson De Matin
Elgar                                        Salut D’Amour
Handel                                    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel                                    Aria from Xerxes
Handel                                    The Royal Fireworks Music
Handel                                    Water Music Suite in G
Handel                                    Water Music Suite in D
Handel                                    Water Music Suite in F
Liszt                                         Liebestraum
Mendelssohn                         Wedding March (exit music)
Morricone                               Gabriel’s Oboe (from ‘The Mission’)
Mouret                                    Rondeau
Pachelbel                               Canon
Purcell                                    Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi                                    Largo from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi                                     Spring from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi                                     Summer from the Four Seasons
Wagner                                   Wedding March (Here comes the Bride)
Religious (Not permitted in Civil Ceremonies)
Bach                                        Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Schubert                                  Ave Maria
Ever Fallen in Love
You’ve got the Love
Take Over the World            
The 17th
There goes the Fear
One Day Like This
Grounds for Divorce
Lippy Kids
First steps
Kinky Afro
Step On
This is How it Feels
Sit Down
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Everyday is Like Sunday
Blue Monday
Don’t Look back in Anger
Roll With it
Cigarettes and Alcohol
Ten Storey Love Song
I am the Resurrection
This Is the One
Greatest Day
Rule the World
Please Please Please
There is a Light that Never Goes Out
This Charming Man
Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me
Girlfriend In a Coma
A Rush A Push and the Land is Ours
The Boy with the Thorn in his Side
Bittersweet Symphony
Somebody Else
Love It If We Made It
Abba                                        Mamma Mia
Abba                                        Dancing Queen
Abba                                        I do I do I do I do I do
ACDC                                       Back In Black
ACDC                                       You Shook Me All Night Long
Aerosmith                              Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Adele Easy On Me
Adele/Dylan                            Make you feel my Love
Adele Skyfall
Alisha Keys                            Empire State of Mind
American Best Day of my life
Arctic Monkeys                      Mardy Bum
Bacharach                               I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
Bastille                                  Pompeii
Bay City Rollers                      I Only Want to Be With You
Berlin                                      Take My Breath Away
Beyonce Love On Top
Billie Eilish, Khalid Lovely
Black Eyed Peas                     I’ve got a Feeling
Bob Marley Three Little Birds
Bon Jovi                                   Always
Bowie                                      Heroes
Bowie                                      Starman
Bruno Mars                             Marry You
Bruno Mars                             Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars Leave the Door Open
Bruno Mars Smoking Out the Window
Camila Cabello Havana
Celeste Stop This Flame
Charles Aznavour                  She
Christina Perri                        A Thousand Years
*Christina Perri                       Human
Clean Bandit                          Rather Be
Cold Play                                 Viva La Vida
Cold Play My Universe
Cold Play Higher Power
Damien Rice                           The Blowers Daughter
Desree                                     Kissing You
Dua Lipa Don't Start Now
Ed Sheeran                             Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran Shivers
Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Ellie Goulding                        How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do
Embrace                                 Gravity
Eva Cassidy                             Song Bird
Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky
Elvis                                         Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
Ezra Furman Love You So Bad
Faithless                                  Insomnia
Fleetwood Mac                      Everywhere
Foo Fighters                            Learn to Fly
Foo Fighters                            Everlong
George Michael                      As
Glass Animals Heat Waves
Goo Goo Dolls Iris
Green Day                               Good Riddance
Guns N Roses                         Sweet Child of Mine
Guns N Roses                         Paradise City
Jess Glynne Take Me Home
Joe Cocker You are So Beautiful
John Legend All of Me
Journey Don’t Stop Believin’
Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Killers When We Were Young
Killers Mr Brightside
Killers All These Things That I’ve Done
Kings of Leon Bandit
The Kinks                                Waterloo Sunset
King/Stoller                            Stand by Me
Kylie Minogue                        Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Led Zeplin                               Kashmir
Lionel Richie/Ross Endless Love
Lou Reed                                 Perfect Day
Lourde Green Light
Madness                                 It Must Be Love
Mamas and Papas                 California Dreamin’
Metallica                                 Nothing Else Matters
Miley Cyrus Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Mraz.                                        I’m Yours
Mumford & Sons                   Sigh No More
Nivana                                     Come As You Are
One Direction                        Story of My Life
One Republic                       Counting Stars
Olivia Rodrigo Deja Vu
Olivia Rodrigo. Traitor
Passenger                             Let Her Go
Paul Simon                            Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon/Garfunkel          Mrs. Robinson
Pharrell Williams                 Happy
Pixies                                       Where is My Mind
Preston/Fisher                       You Are So Beautiful
Prince                                      Nothing Compares 2 U
Pulled Apart by Horses         Venom
Pulp                                         Common People
Rihanna                                  Rude Boy
Radiohead                             Street Spirit
REM                                        Electrolite
Robbie Williams                   She’s The One
Robbie Williams                   Angels
Rolling Stones                       Wild Horses (Susan Boyle)
Roy Orbison                           Pretty Woman
Rozalla Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)
Sam Smith                             Stay with me
Shania Twain                         From This Moment On
Sigur Ros                                Hoppipolla
Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
Snow Patrol                           Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder                       Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder                       Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
Steve Wonder I Wish
Stevie Wonder You Are Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder Superstition
Super Fury Animals              Hello Sunshine
Taylor Swift                            Love Story
Gerry/Pacemakers                You’ll Never Walk Alone
U2                                           With or Without You
Van Morrison                         Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison                         Brown-Eyed Girl
The Weeknd Blinding Lights
The Weeknd Save Your Tears
Valli                                         Can’t take my Eyes Off You
Westlife                                  You Raise Me Up
Wilson                                     God Only Knows
Wine                                       A Groovy Kind of Love
Withers                                   Lean On Me
Beatles. All you need is Love
Beatles Here Comes the Sun
Beatles Day Tripper
Beatles In My Life
Beatles A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles Eleanor Rigby
Beatles Yellow Submarine
Beatles Yesterday
Beatles Back in the U.S.S.R
Beatles When I'm 64
Beatles Hey Jude
Beatles Blackbird
Beatles Help!
Beatles Golden Slumbers
Beatles Can't Buy Me Love
Beatles Come Together
Beatles Got To Get You Into My Life
Beatles Here There and Everywhere
Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand
Beatles Let It Be
Beatles Penny Lane
Beatles Something
Beatles Imagine
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen Somebody to Love
Queen Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen I Want to Break Free
Queen It’s a Kind of Magic
Queen The Show Must Go On
Queen We are the Champions
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Anthem from Chess
Back to the Future Theme
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
Castle On a Cloud (Les Miserables)
Colours of the Wind from (Pocahontas)
Concerning Hobbits from (Lord of the Rings)
Diamonds are Forever (James Bond)
Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Frozen)
Game of Thrones Theme
Goldfinger (James Bond)
Hans Solo and the Princess (Star Wars)
How Far I'll Go (Moana)
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
I Wanna Be like You (Jungle Book)
James Bond Theme
Jeeves and Wooster Theme
Jurassic Park Theme
La Valse d’Amelie (Amelie)
Let it Go (Frozen)
Life’s a Happy Song (Muppets Movie)
Love is an Open Door (Frozen)
Married Life (UP)
Medal Ceremony from ‘Star Wars IV: A New Hope’
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
Nobody Does it Better (James Bond)
On My Own (Les Miserables)
One Day More (Les Miserables)
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
Pure Imagination (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory)
Rewrite the Stars (Greatest Showman)
Somewhere in My Memory (Home Alone)
The A-Team Theme
The Impossible Dream
Theme from Gladiator, ‘Now we are Free’
The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
This Is Me (Greatest Showman)
Tale as Old as Time (Beauty & the Beast)
Theme from Love Story
Under the Sea (the Little Mermaid)
We Don't Talk About Bruno (Encanto)
We have all the Time In The World (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)
Z  Cars
Bach                                       Double Violin Concerto –
Largo non tanto
Barber                                     Adagio for Strings
Boccherini                              Minuet
Brahms                                    Hungarian Dance no.5
Einaudi                                     I Giorni
Faure Pavane
Handel                                    Zadok the Priest (UEFA champion’s
league theme)
Gossec                                    Tambourin
Jenkins                                    Palladio
MacDowell                             To A Wild Rose
Mozart                                    Eine Kleine Nacht Music
Mozart                                    Divertimento 1 in D
Mozart                                    Divertimento 2 in B
Mozart                                    Divertimento 3 in F
Mozart                                    Selected movements including
Celebrated String Quartets
Rachmaninoff                       Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Ravel                                       Bolero
Saints-Saens                          The Swan
Sartori.                                    Time to Say Goodbye
Schubert                                Serenade
Schumann                             Traumerei
Strauss                                    Sperl-Polka
Strauss                                    Radetzky-Marsch
Strauss                                    Thunder and Lightning Polka
Tchaikovsky                           Danse Des Merlitons (Nutcracker Suite)
Tchaikovsky                           Waltz from String serenade
Bizet                                        Entr’acte (Carmen)
Bizet                                        Habanera (Carmen)
Bizet                                        Prelude (Carmen)
Bizet                                        Toreador’s song (Carmen)
Delibes                                    The Flower Duet (Lakme)
Denza                                      Funiculi Funicula
Di Capua                                 O Sole Mio
Mascagni                                Intermezzo Sinfonico (Caverlleri
Massenet                                Meditation (Thais)
Mozart                                    Der Vogelfanger (Magic Flute)
Mozart                                    Bei Mannern (Magic Flute)
Offenbach                             Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffman)
Puccini                                   Quando M’en Vo Soletta per la Via
(La Boheme)
Puccini                                   Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Puccini                                   O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni
Puccini                                   La Rondine.
Rossini                                   Galop (William Tell)
Verdi                                      Ballata (Rigaletto)
Verdi                                      Drinking song
Beltran                                    Sway/Cherry Pink                                 
Cole Porter                             Anything Goes
Cole Poter                              Every Time We Say Good bye
Cole Porter                             Let’s Do It
Donaldson                              Makin’ Whoopee
Eta James                               At Last
Gershwin                                Summer Time
Howard                                   Fly Me to the Moon
Johnson                                  Pennies from Heaven
Jones                                       It Had to be You
Joplin                                      Ragtime Dance (two step)
Kern                                        On the Sunny Side of the Street
Kershaw                                 Misty
Loewe                                     Get Me to the Church on Time
Mancini                                  Moon River
Morecambe & Wise              Bring me Sunshine
Nat King Cole                        Lets Face the Music
Porter                                      I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Perez Prado                           Guaglione
Rodgers                                  My Funny Valentine
Rodgers                                  Have you met Miss Jones?
Rodgers                                  Blue Moon
Sherwin                                  A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Sinatra                                    Strangers in the Night
Sinatra My Way
Weiss and Thiele                  What a Wonderful World
Thorp.                                     Moonlight in Vermont
Van Heusen                           Come Fly With Me
Van Heusen                           Love and Marriage
Walker                                    Mr. Bojangles
Warren                                   That’s Amore
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Mr Bojangles
They All Laughed
Leaning on a Lamppost
New York, New York
Over the Rainbow
Gardel                     Por una Cabeza
Piazzolla                 Libertango
Rodrigues               La Comparsita
Villoldo                   El Choclo
Gardel                     Tomo Y Obligo
Halffter                   Habanera
Galway Rambler
Teddy Bears Picnic
Toss the Feathers
Three Scottish Dances
Turkey in the Straw
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
The Cure                                    A Forest
Siuxsie & the Banshees          Spellbound
Sisters of mercy                      Lucretia, My Reflection
Talking Heads                         Psycho Killer
Jethro Tull                              Witches Promise
Killing Joke                             Love Like Blood
HIM                                        Vampire Heart
The Cult                                 She Sells *Sanctuary
Marylin Manson                      The Beautiful People
Echo & The Bunnymen          Killing Moon
Blue Oyster Cult                      Don’t Fear the Reaper
John Carpenter                       Halloween Theme
Rafi Song
Ghar Aaya                              
Ho Gaya Hai
Maine Tujhe                           
Tuje Dekha To        
Tum Dilka                               
Chand Mera Dil      
Pardesi Pardesi      
Aaj Mera Yaar Ki Shadi
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Humko Humise Churalo Too Cheez Badi Hai        
Teri Chunariya        
Dil To Pagal Hai     
Ek Ladki ko Dekha  
Suraj Hua Maddham              
Kabhi Khushi Khabie Gham
Tera Meri Pyar Mein              
Kal Ho Na Ho
Kawa Kawa Kawa from ‘Monsoon Wedding’        
Main Hoon Na                       
Aye ho Meri Zindagi Mein                     
Dus Bahane                            
Mein Huu Na
Kabhi Kabhi
Tere Liye
All I Want for Christmas is You
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
Happy Christmas, War is Over (Lennon/Yoko Ono)
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow!
Santa Baby
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
Angles We Have Heard On High
O Holy Night
Winter Wonderland
The Holly and the Ivy
Once in Royal David’s City
The First Noel
While Shepherds Watched
O Come, all Ye faithful
Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Zadok the Priest (UEFA Champions League Theme)
Blue Moon (MCFC)
You’ll Never walk alone (Liverpool FC)
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (West Ham)
MUFC Players Chant Medley
MUFC Calypso
Red Flag (MUFC)
Take Me Home United Road
Old Trafford Songs (MUFC)
Marines March (MUFC)
Cock Linnet (MUFC)

Manchester String Quartet's 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£750
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1250
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding Ceremony, Drinks & Meal4 musicians
The Quartet will be available throughout your day, playing for the ceremony, a set during the drinks reception and a set during the meal, up to a maximum of 5hours. In this package we will throw in one bespoke arrangement of any song of your choice!


Bespoke Song Arrangement
PA System
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love how flexible it is to have Live music. We can stop and start whenever required and take requests from guests. We have so much music that there is always something for everyone in the room.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have played at so many venues its hard to list them all! name a venue in Manchester and surrounding areas and we've been there!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love following the Vitamin String Quartet. We are basically the UK version!

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

Our tracks have been used for TV on a few occasions. You might have seen us on 'Cold Feet' and heard us on the Amazon Prime Series 'All or Nothing' about Manchester City Football Club. We've also been used on BBC1's 'Match of the Day' a few times.

Do you have different line-up options?

We always go out as a String Quartet 2 Violins, Viola & Cello

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

We can usually accommodate slight timing changes, just get in touch as soon as you know and we can check for other commitments.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive around 30mins prior to the start time. It takes us around 15mins to set up.

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

Absolutely. We encourage our clients to choose their own playlist from our repertoire. We also have a JUKEBOX option where guests can select songs live on the day, if thats something you want!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We bring our instruments, stands and music. The only thing we need at the venue is 4 chairs without arms.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We an arrange any song, not already within our collection. There is an additional fee for this service, see our Ad Ons.
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