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About Marino Strings

String quartet
Fareham
Hello! We are Marino Strings - a highly-trained & dynamic string quartet available for hire in Hampshire, Surrey & beyond.

Marino Strings are a highly-trained and dynamic string quartet available for hire at weddings, parties and corporate events! The quartet mainly travel within Hampshire, Surrey and its neighbouring counties but may also be able to accommodate enquiries further afield – please message directly for a personalised quote. With prices starting from as little as just £160 for a soloist (90 minutes), we cater for all budget options and can be hired as a violin or cello solo (using a PA system), or as a string duo, string trio or full string quartet. We provide all our own instruments and music on the day and are also happy to dress according to your event specifications (we would usually wear all black.) Please get in touch to hear about our full range of wedding packages and pricing options. PLAYER LINE-UP: Charlie Cole violin Hannah Garty violin Jessica Lawless viola (violin) Manikka Marchant cello Note: we do take special requests and are very happy to purchase and arrange sheet music for your special event. There is no limit to the number of songs you can select from our song-list – please see this as a guide below.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Baroque, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Funk, R&B, Rock, Spanish 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

pop repertoire (for quartet, trio and duo) : • what a wonderful world - george david weiss/bob thiele • summer of 69 – bryan adams • god only knows – tony asher/brian wilson (the beach boys) • acdc medley • abba medley • mr brightside - the killers • all you need is love – the beatles • eleanor rigby – the beatles • yesterday – lennon & mccartney • crazy in love – beyonce • love on top – beyonce • halo – beyonce • xo – beyonce • everlong – foofighters • somewhere only we know – keane • the a team – ed sheeran • chasing cars – snow patrol • a thousand years – christina perri • I got you/i feel good – james brown • wrecking ball – miley cyrus • wonderful tonight – eric clapton • rather be – clean bandit/jess glynne • hallelujah – leonard cohen • survivor – destiny's child • annie's song – john denver • make you feel my love – adele • mr. blue sky – jeff lynne • sweet dreams – eurhythmics • bring me to life – evanescence • love me like you do – ellie goulding • how long will i love you - ellie goulding • sweet child of mine - guns n roses • stand by me - ben e. king • all of me – john legend • numb – linkin park • amazing – bruno mars • i'm yours – jason mraz • whatever – oasis • karma police – radiohead • bohemian rhapsody – queen • toxic – britney spears • fields of gold – sting • my girl – the temptations • dancing in the moonlight – sherman kelly • all about that bass – meghan trainor • happy – pharrell • half the world away - oasis (aurora, john lewis xmas advert) • you've got the love – florence & the machine • rule the world – take that • paradise – coldplay • shape of you – ed sheeran • despacito – luis fonsi & daddy yankee • blackbird – lennon & mccartney • everything – michael buble • across the universe – lennon & mccartney • crazy little thing called love – freddie mercury • creep – radiohead • here comes the sun – the beatles • life on mars – david bowie • smells like teen spirit – nirvana • in my life – lennon & mccartney • stairway to heaven – jimmy page & robert plant • I can't help falling in love with you - elvis presley • get lucky – daft punk • beautiful day – u2 • thinking out loud – ed sheeran • viva la vida - coldplay • clocks – coldplay • everything I do (I do it for you) - bryan adams • just dance – lady gaga • smooth criminal – michael jackson • perfect day – lou reed • young and beautiful – lana del ray • bittersweet symphony – the verve • top of the world – the carpenters • you're amazing (just the way you are) – bruno mars • marry you – bruno mars • funky town - lipps inc. • secrets – one republic
film/other repertoire (for quartet, trio and duo): • autumn leaves – johnny mercer • my heart will go on – celine dion (titanic theme) • edelweiss (from the sound of music) – rogers & hammerstein • smoke gets in your eyes – kern/harbach • summertime (from porgy and bess) – gershwin • moon river – mancini • la vie en rose – edith piaf • jerusalem (hymn/trad.) - parry • my way – sinatra • oh, I do like to be beside the seaside – glover-kind • canon lan, bread of heaven (welsh hymns/trad.) • hymns and arias (wales v scotland 2016, welsh trad.) - boyce • beyond the sea (la mer) - trenet • can can – offenbach • alexander's ragtime band – berlin • amazing grace – gospel/trad. • Down by the riverside – gospel/trad. • House of the rising sun (trad.) • the teddy bears' picnic – bratton • he's got the whole world in his hands – trad. • For he's a jolly good fellow – trad. • Scarborough fair (english) – trad. • danny boy (irish) – trad. • Tarantella napoletana (italian) – trad. • La bamba (mexican) – trad, • la cucaracha – trad. • Mexican hat dance – trad. • Drunken sailor – trad. • Game of thrones theme – diawadi • nearer, my god to thee (sinking titanic music) – adams • james bond theme – norman • james bond skyfall – adele • james bond diamonds are forever – bassey
• por una cabeza – gardel • star wars theme – williams • hedwig's theme (from harry potter) – williams • somewhere over the rainbow (from the wizard of oz) – arlen • tale as old as time (theme from beauty and the beast) – ashman/menken • concerning hobbits (from lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring) – shore • everybody wants to be a cat – the aristocats
classical repertoire (for two violin duets): • intermezzo – cavalleria rusticana • minuet – boccherini • to god be the glory – doane • minuet from sonata no.6 – arne • duet from seraglio – mozart • humoresque – dvorak (two arrangements) • pie jesu – faure • siciliana – respighi • le coucou – daquin • the banks of the green willow – butterworth • the manly heart – mozart • symphony no. 25 K.183 1st mvmt – mozart • sonata k545 – allegro • waltz from serenade for strings – tchaikovsky • les plaisirs enchantes and la rose – gallini • o rest in the lord – mendelssohn • 5 duos – rossini • three duets - haydn • twelve duets – mozart • symphony no. 4 'italian' main theme – mendelssohn • minuet K.94 – mozart • minuet and trio k.1 – mozart • arioso – bach • minuet in g minor – petzold • minuet – bach • gavotte in d - gossec • symphonie in g minor – mozart • air – bach • overture to william tell – rossini • melody – schumann • waltz – brahms • danse macabre – saint-saens • pavane – faure • suite op. 98 no. 5 opening – dvorak • allegro for musical clock – beethoven • symphony no. 9 'from the new world' – dvorak • hungarian dance no. 5 – brahms • ave maria – schubert • jesu, joy of mans desiring – bach • the swan from 'carnival of the animals' – saint-saens • fur elise – beethoven • air on the g string – bach • ode to joy – beethoven • theme from symphony no.5 – schubert • spring from the four seasons – vivaldi • the rose of tralee – glover • come, thou fount of every blessing – anon
other repertoire (for two violin duets): • por una cabeza – gardel
• danny boy (variations on) – irish trad • greensleeves (variations on) trad • la cucaracha – mexican trad • mexican hat dance - trad • loch lomond – scottish trad • hip hop house – bruce • house of the rising sun – american trad • maple leaf rag – scott joplin • the entertainer – scott joplin • the easy winners – scott joplin • tico tico bird – abreu • grand old juke of york (variations on) – trad • skip to my lou (variations on) – american trad • irish jig medley • la paloma tango – iradier • anchors aweigh – zimmermann • were you there when they crucified my lord – spiritual trad • devils dream hornpipe • st. annes reel • when the saints go marching in (variations on) – trad • take me out to the ball game – tilzer
classical repertoire (for violin and cello): • eine kleine nachtmusik (all movements) – mozart • wedding march – wagner • spring – vivaldi • menuet in a minor, menuet in g minor, menuet in d minor, marche, chorale, musette – bach • jesu, joy of man's desiring – bach • air on the g string – bach • arioso – bach • sheep may safely graze – bach • ode to joy – beethoven • theme from 1st symphony – brahms • trumpet tune – clarke • trumpet voluntary – clarke • flower duet – delibes • panis angelicus – franck • the water music (all movements) – handel • royal fireworks music – handel • arrival of the queen of sheba – handel • meditation from thais – massenet • wedding march – mendelssohn • largo from xerxes – handel • rondeau – mouret • ave verum corpus – mozart • humoresque – dvorak • sonate – beethoven • swan lake – tchaikovsky • jupiter from the planets – holst • the swan from carnival of the animals – saint-saens • melody – schumann • serenade from standchen – schubert • waltz from sleeping beauty – tchaikovsky • adagio – albinoni • fur elise – beethoven • serenade for string orchestra – elgar • ave maria – bach and gounod • twelve duets – mozart • finale from symphony no.1 – brahm • minuet – boccherini • 'les quatre nimphes' and 'l'aimable jeanesse' – gallini • three duets – haydn • pilgrim's chorus – wagner • voices of spring waltz – strauss • air from partita 6 – bach • bist du bei mir – bach • theme from symphony no.5 – schubert • suit from op.98 no.5 opening – dvorak • symphony no.4 italian – main theme • la donne e mobile – verdi • when I am laid in earth – purcell • chanson boheme – bizet • libiamo from traviata – verdi • duet from the pearl fishers – bizet • invention no. 4 in d minor – bach • rule, britannia – arne • menuet 3 – mozart • battle hymn of the republic • bouree from BWV 996 – bach • sicilienne – paradis • waltz in b minor – schubert • the holy city – adams • at the cross (alas and did my savour bleed) – hudson • the old rugged cross – bennard • pur ti miro – monteverdi • canon in d – pachelbel • greensleeves - anon
other repertoire (for violin and cello): • coming round the mountain – trad. • amazing grace – trad. • carolan's welcome – trad. • johnny has gone for a soldier – trad. • the entertainer – scott joplin • irish jig medley • tarantella napoletana – italian trad. • Silver sand rag – trad. • mexican hat dance – trad. • alabama jubilee – dewalt • hava nagila – israeli trad. • This little light of mine – loes • the basso – trad. • spanish violin – bruce • house of the rising sun – american trad. • danny boy – irish trad. • scarborough fair – irish trad. • the lost chord – sullivan
classical repertoire (for violin, viola and cello): • jesu, joy of man's desiring – bach • air on the g string – bach • arioso – bach • sheep may safely graze – bach • ode to joy – beethoven • wachet auf – bach • hungarian dance no.5 – brahms • theme from symphony no.1 – brahms • trumpet voluntary and trumpet tune – clarke
• flower duet – delibes • panis angelicus – franck • the water music (Aal movements) – handel • royal fireworks music – handel • arrival of the queen of sheba – handel • ave verum corpus – mozart • largo from xerxes – handel • rondeau – mouret • eine kleine nachtmusik – mozart • canon in d – pachelbel • largo from winter • rheinlander polka – dewalt • spring (from the four seasons) – vivaldi • promenade (from pictures at an exhibition) – mussorgsky • wedding march – wagner • ave maria – gounod • slavonic dances no.1 – dvorak • all things bright and beautiful – monk • wedding march – mendelssohn • greensleeves – anon • dance of the little swans (from swan lake) – tchaikovsky • morning from peer gynt – grieg • swan lake scene finale op.20 – tchaikovsky • notturno (from string quartet no.2) – borodin • joy to the world • dona nobis pacem – palestrina • ecossaise – hummel • nessun dorma from turandot – puccini • the great gate of kiev no. 10 from pictures at an exhibition – mussorgsky • nocturne – mendelssohn • concerto in a minor 3rd mvmt – vivaldi • adagio – albinoni • meditation – massenet
other repertoire (for violin, viola and cello): • amazing – bruno mars • everybody wants to be a cat – the aristocats • here comes the sun – the beatles • fields of gold
classical repertoire (for full string quartet): • minuet and trio (from string quintet in e major) – boccherini • spring (from the four seasons) – vivaldi • largo from winter (the four seasons) - vivaldi • theme from symphony no. 1 – brahms • trumpet tune – clarke • arioso – j.s bach • ode to joy – beethoven • wachet auf – j.s bach • theme from hungarian dance no.5 - brahms • flower duet – delibes • panis angelicus - franck • canon in d – pachelbel • the water music (all movements) – handel • royal fireworks music – handel • meditation from 'thais' – massenet • wedding march (from a midsummer night's dream) – mendelssohn • rondeau – mouret • ave verum corpus – mozart • air from suite in d – bach • sheep may safely graze - bach • jesu, joy of man's desiring - bach • arrival of the queen of sheba – handel • eine kleine nachtmusik (1. allegro, 2. romance, 3. menuetto, 4. rondo), mozart • ave maria – schubert • wedding march – wagner • o mio bab bino caro (from gianni schnicchi) – puccini • the flower song (from lakme) – delibes • der vogelfanger (from the magic flute) – mozart • bei mannern (from the magic flute) – mozart • barcarolle (from tales of hoffman) – offenbach • habanera (from carmen) – bizet • toreador's song (from carmen) – bizet • brandenburg concerto no. 3 (two movements) – bach • lacrimosa (from requiem mass) – mozart • nimrod (from the enigma variations) – elgar • libertango – piazzolla • divertimento in d major (three movements) - mozart • divertimento in bb maj0r (three movements) - mozart • divertimento in f (three movements) - mozart • string quartet op. 18, no.1 (first movement) – beethoven • quartet no. 4 in c major (three movements) – mozart • quartet no. 1 in g major (four movements) - mozart • holberg suite (five movements) – grieg • st paul's suite (four movements) – holst • waltz of the flowers (from the nutcracker ballet) – tchaikovsky • love's greeting – salut d'amour • salut d'amour - elgar • plaisir d'amour – martini • dance of the sugar plum fairy (from the nutcracker ballet) – tchaikovsky • la donna e mobile – verdi • adagio – albinoni • the swan (from the carival of the animals) – saint-saens
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! Please see below. Solo (with and without PA system) Violin Duet - Two Violins String Duo - Violin and Cello String Trio - Violin, Viola and Cello String Quartet - Two Violins, Viola and Cello

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

This is not a problem. We can adjust the booking (and fee) up to one week in advance of the booking according to your requirements for the day.

How much time do you need to set up?

45-60 minutes is the standard.

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

Yes, you can select as many songs as you like!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We own all of our instruments and also bring along our sheet music and music stands. (All we ask is that you lay out two/three/four chairs on the day as appropriate!)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, definitely! (Please note, arranging or purchasing any musical requests for your event may incur nominal additional charges.)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a brand new quartet, hoping to make an impact in the wedding world! We are hoping you'll love everything about us!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at: One Warwick Park Hotel, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent Ghyll Manor Hotel and Restaurant, Horsham, West Sussex All Saints Church, Swallowfield Park, Reading, Berkshire The Packway Officers Mess, Larkhill Salisbury, Wiltshire Grittleton House, Chippenham Frome in Somerset

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are influenced by many of the major internationally-renowned string quartets and symphony orchestras of the classical world. We are all highly-trained and passionate classical players. We also have a passion for pop, rock, jazz, film and traditional repertoire.

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

All of our events we have performed at so far have been weddings. Some smaller, some larger. But they are all very beautiful!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£750
Available services
Dress Code
+£35
Song Requests
+£50

Reviews

From customers:

LMM

All I can say is what a fantastic find and the music played was stunning especially as it was a surprise I had planned for my husband and family. It was far more than I expected and brilliant and would recommend to anyone Thank you again for making our day so special. Paul and Danny

13/07

Good afternoon Jessica I just wanted to say what an amazing day we had and your music was outstanding and everyone commented on how fantastic you all were. It made our day even more than we could ever of wished for. Regards Paul