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About Riot Quartet

Riot Quartet is a vibrant ensemble perfect for all occasions, from weddings and corporate events, to bespoke concerts and recording sessions
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Violins: Ning-Ning Li & Helena Britten Viola: Lizze Chan-Foxley Cello: Sara Gale . All members are Honours graduates from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Riot Quartet are a Birmingham/London based string quartet which enjoys playing and performing an eclectic mix of music. They formed in 2016 and since then have been working throughout the UK & Europe with various different artists and producers. The quartet is made up of Ning-Ning Li, Helena Britten, Lizze Chan-Foxley and Sara Gale. All four members graduated from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, with the focus always being on enjoying all music they can find. Notably they have performed with Xhosa Cole as part of his ‘Charcole Collective’, as well as the singer songwriters Rosie Tee and Billy Doze. They play a rich variety of genres from pop at weddings and corporate events, to classical and contemporary. They have also recorded strings for producers such as Gerry Parchment and Carlos Lellis at the infamous Abbey Road Studios. As individuals they have toured around the country with bands such as The Mourning Suns, Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Boat to Row, Threaded & more, having also performed at venues and festivals such as Glastonbury, Hay Festival, Shambala, Green Man, Kendall Calling, Blissfields, The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Town Hall Symphony Hall and many more. They are always on the hunt for new projects to delve into but above all else, they believe in having fun and discovering new music to explore and play!

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We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
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Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Ambient pop, Top 40, Motown, Easy listening, Light music
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Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

If you have a particular song you would like us to play, for an extra fee we get it arranged for you.
Air from Suite in D - J.S.Bach
Arioso - J.S. Bach
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring - J.S.Bach
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Flower Duet - Delibes
Panis Angelious -Franck
Arrival Queen of Sheba - Handel
Water Music - Handel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Bolero - Ravel
Spring - Vivaldi
Ave Maria - Schubert
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Wagner Wedding March
Divertimento String Quartets
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Tango - Michael Mclean
Beauty and the Beast
Lion King
The Sound of Music
The Godfather
Romeo and Juliet
Moulin Rouge
Pirates if the Caribbean
Les Miserables
Game of Thrones
Grandstand Theme
Countdown Theme
Benny Hill Theme
At Last
Afternoon Delight
All you need is love
All of me
Beyond the sea
Bittersweet Symphony
Bohemian Rhapsody
Billie Jean
Bump n Grind
Come fly with me
Crazy little thing called love
Eight days a week
Greatest Day
Hernandos Hideaway
Hey jude
Just the way you are
Like a virgin
Mr blue sky
Nothings gonna stop us now
No place i'd rather be
One day like this
Ordinary people
One night stand
River flows in you
Por una cabenza
Signed sealed delivered
Sing to the moon
Stand by me
She's always a woman to me
Sweet child o mine
True Colours
Thinking out loud
To build a home
A thousand years
Thats Amore
Time is running out
We can't stop
Viva la Vida
Your song
You got the love
You look wonderful tonight
We three kings
The first noel
Silent night
O little town of Bethlehem
O holy night
Oh come, oh come Emmanuel
Oh come all ye faithful
Oh Christmas tree
Joy to the world
It cameupon a midnight clear
Hark the Herald
God rest ye merry gentleman
Once in royal Davids city
Deck the halls
Coventry carol
Away in a manger
Angels we have heard on high
In Dulci Jubilo
Have yourself a merry little Christmas


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£1200


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Billy D, 2 years ago

I have worked with the girls in Riot Quartet for a few years now, and every project we have worked on together they have been professional and fun to work with! Most recently I employed them to score up some string parts for my band 'Billy Doze and the Twins', which they did promptly and accurately. One of their Violinists also travelled out to Copenhagen to perform at Rust, and again the rehearsals and gig went smoothly and was everything I had expected and more. I would recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic string quartet!

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Gerry P, 6 years ago

The Riot Quartet were introduced to me through violinist Helena Britten. Although the name Riot was a way off. I had been working on a track that needed its potential reached by replacing the relevant parts with real strings. Although not overly complicated the girls embraced the idea, and awoke me to the absolute use of real strings at every opportunity. They were charming, punctual and respectful. Their playing.....sublime. The track ... transformed. I would recommend them for any string work in or out of the studio. It was a pleasure. G.Parchment Slo Coco

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