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Sarah Jackson

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Violinist
Stoke-on-Trent
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Actress and violinist. Leader of Quartet Cabaret and freelance orchestral player.

At an early age, Sarah won a scholarship to the High Wycombe Music Centre and studied violin with George Bent. She then furthered her musical career at York St John University where she gained invaluable string knowledge from Herbert Whone former BBC Symphony Orchestra and deputy leader of the Scottish National Orchestra. After gaining a BA Hons in Music and Drama and a PGCE she then trained at Drama Studio London and spent eleven years working as an Actor Musician touring in number 1 theatres throughout the UK and in the middle east. She performed in the West End in Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd. Sarah currently lives in Cheshire with her family and leads Quartet Cabaret String Quartet, giving concerts and performances. She teaches privately and in schools locally.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Swing, Light music, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Other skills:
Actor, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Contemporary music for string quartet
Abba: Money, Money, Money,
Abba: The Winner Takes It All
AC/DC: Back in Black
Adele: Make You Feel My Love, Skyfall
Aerosmith: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Amy Winehouse: Rehab
Amy Winehouse: You Know I'm No Good
Andrea Bocelli: The Prayer
Beatles: All You Need is Love
Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
Bruno Mars: Marry You,
Bruno Mars: Just The Way You Are
Bryan Adams: Everything I Do
Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
Clean Bandit: Rather Be
Coldplay: Fix You
Coldplay: Paradise
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Desree: Kissing You
Ed Sheeran: Thinking Out Loud
Elbow: One Day Like This
Elton John: Your Song
Elvis: Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis: Love Me Tender
Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
Etta James: At Last
Foo Fighters: Everlong
George Harrison: Something
Guns n' Roses: Sweet Child of Mine
Ian Brown: F.E.A.R
James Blunt: You're Beautiful
Jenkins: Palladio
John Barry: We Have All The Time In the World
John Fogerty: Rockin' All Over the World
John Legend: All of Me
Louis Armstrong: Wonderful World
Madness: It Must Be Love
Maroon 5: Moves Like Jagger
Michael Jackson: Beat it
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Moody Blue: Nights in White Satin
Nat King Cole: Unforgettable
Oasis: Masterplan
Oasis: Whatever
Oasis: Wonderwall
Pharell Williams: Happy
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody,
REM: Nightswimming
Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
Sting: Fields of Love
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire
Van Morrison: Have I Told You Lately
Verve: Bittersweet Symphony
Classical Music for string quartet
Bach: Air
Bach: Arioso
Bach: Brandenburg in G
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins
Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
Bach: The Goldberg variations
Bach: Wachet Auf,
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
Beethoven: Ode to Joy
Bizet: Duet from the Pearl Fishers
Bochcherini: Minuet
Borodin: Nocturne
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary in D
Corelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Delibes: Flower Song
Dvorak: Humoresque
Frank: Panis Angelicus
Handel: Air from Water Music
Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Hornpipe
Handel: La Réjouissance
Handel: Menuet from The Water Music
Handel: Overture from Royal Fireworks Music
Haydn: Quartet in F
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Mouret: Rondeau from Symphonies des fanfares
Songs from the Shows
Alan Silvestri: Forrest Gump
Faris: Upstairs Downstairs
Gershwin: Embraceable You
Gershwin: Summertime
Schonberg: I Dreamed A Dream
Webber: I Don't Know How To Love Him
Webber: Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Webber: Memory
Theme from Faulty Towers
Theme from The Vicar of Dibley
Tangos for string quartet
Albeniz: Tango
Anderson: Blue Tango
Gade: Jalousie
Gardel: Por Una Cabeza
Piazzola: Libertango
Rodriquez: La Cumparasita
Traditional Mexican: La Bamba
Villodo: El Choclo
Romantic Classics for string quartet
Ancliffe: Nights Of Gladness
Boccherini: Minuet
Dvorak: Humoresque
Elgar: Chanson De Nuit
Elgar: Chanson De Matin
Faure: Pavane
Grieg: Anitra's Dance
Grieg: Norwegian Dance no.2
McDowell: To A Wild Rose
Massenet: Meditation from Thais
Rubinstein: Melody in F
Schumann: Traumerei
Shostakovitch: Romance in F
Stookey: The Wedding Song
Traditional: The Ash Grove
Traditional: Country Gardens
Traditional: St. Martins
Traditions: Two Celtic Dances
Thomas Arne: Air and Giga
Ungar: Ashokan Farewell
Winkler: Neapolitan Serenade
Film Music, Musicals and TV Themes for string quartet
Andrew Lloyd Weber: Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Awakenings: Dexter's Tune
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Hushabye Mountain
Fawlty Towers: Theme
Forrest Gump
Frozen: Do You Want To Build a Snowman?
Frozen: Let It Go
Game of Thrones: Theme
Harry Potter: Hedwigs Theme
Indiana Jones: Raider's march
James Bond: Main Theme, Diamonds Are Forever, Nobody Does it Better, All Time High, The Writings on the Wall, Skyfall
Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream
Quest for Camelot: The Prayer
Romeo and Juliet: Kissing You
Star Wars: Theme, Cantina Band, The Throne Room
The Gremlins: The Gremlin Rag
The Magnificent Seven
Willy Wonka: Pure Imagination
Jazz & 1930's Music for string quartet
Bart Howard: Fly Me To The Moon
Cole Porter: Begin the Beguine
Cole Porter: I Concentrate on You
Cole Porter: I Get A Kick Out Of You
Cole Porter: I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter: Night and Day
Cole Porter: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
Cole Porter: You Do Something to Me
Gershwin: Summertime
Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over me
Gus Kahn: It had To Be You
Harold Arlen: It's Only A Paper Moon
Luiz Bonfa: A Day in the Life of a Fool
Manci: Moon River
Mannin Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang
Morgan Lewis: How High The Moon
Nat King Cole: Unforgettable, When I Fall in Love
Paul Desmond: Take Five
Richard Rogers: Blue Moon
Robbie Williams: Beyond the Sea
Solo Violin Repertoire Classical with Piano Backing Tracks
Arioso - Sebastian Bach
Air from Suite No. 3 - Bach
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring -Bach
Air on the G String - Bach
Movement 1 from Brandenburg Concerto 3 - Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze -Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful – Bach
Siciliano I and II - Bach
Wachet Auf – Bach
Ave Maria -Bach/Gounod
O Perfect Love- Barnby
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Beethoven Two Romances No. 1 and 2
Beethoven Spring Sonata
Adagio from Sonate Pathetique – Beethoven
Ode To Joy -Beethoven
Je Crois Entendre Encore – Bizet
Chanson Boheme from Carment - Bizet
Carmen Overture -Bizet
Minuet – Boccerini
Nocturne-Borodin
Adoration – Borrowski
Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary -Jeremiah Clarke
Corelli Preludio, Gavotta and Allemanda
Clair de Lune – Debussy
La Fille aux Cheveux De Lin – Debussy
Waltz from Coppelia - Delibes
Als Die Alte Mutter- Dvorak
Romantische Stucke movement 1-Dvorak
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak
Nimrod from the Enigma Variations – Elgar
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Berceuse – Faure
Pavane -Faure
Panis Angelicus -Cesar Franck
Por Una Cabeza – Gardel
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Selections from the Water Music - Air, Bourree,
Hornpipe 1, Hornpipe 2 -Handel
La Rejouissance -Handel
Six Sonatas -Handel
Haydn violin Duets Op99
Jupiter from the Planets – Holst
Adagio from Spartacus – Khachaturian
Vesti La Giubba from Pagliacci - Leoncavallo
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
To A Wild Rose by MacDowell
Plasir D'Amour – Martini
Wedding March -Felix Mendelssohn
If With all your Hearts - Mendelssohn
Turkish Rondo from Piano Sonata in A - Mozart
Laudate Dominum by Mozart
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate -Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2 -Mozart
Rondeau – Mouret
Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffmann -Offenbach
Canon -Pachelbel
Oh Mio Babbino Caro -Puccini
Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Puccini
Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda -Ponchielli
Scheherazade 3rd movt – Rimsky-Kirsakov
Melody in F – Rubinstein
The Swan -Saint-Saens
Gymnopedie No.1 by Satie
Ave Maria -Franz Schubert
Schubert Sonatinas No's 1,2 and 3
Radetsky March - Johann Strauss
The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss
Recuerdos de la Alhambra -Tarrega
Romeo and Juliet Overture, Fantasy-Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers- Tchaikovsky
Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty- Tchaikovsky
The Lark in the Clear Air – Trad.
Selections from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi
Wedding March -Richard Wagner
The Gardens at Eastwell – Webber
Solo Violin Repertoire Pop with Acoustic Guitar Backing Tracks and Piano Backing Tracks
Hello – Adele
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
You Take My Breath Away – Eva Cassidy
LOVE - Nat King Cole
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Blue Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
At Last – Etta James
The Nearness of You – Norah Jones
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
All of Me – John Ledgend
The Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua
Wonderwall - Oasis
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
Love Yourself – Sam Smith
Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows:- Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello. We also perform as a violin duo, or as a solo violin with backing tracks

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 just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can be set up in ten minutes but we always aim to arrive an hour before the start of the performance.

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

You are entirely free to choose the songs you would like to hear or you can leave it up to us to play what we find suitable for the occasion. We are happy to chat through and make sure you are happy with what we have chosen.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All we require is 4 armless chairs and a space of 7x7ft in which to play in. We will bring the rests

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you and can source the music. We can also have a song especially commissioned for a small fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our bad jokes!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Lots of stately homes in Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beethoven, Stephen Grappelli, and Ella Fitzgerald

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

We have played at the Victoria Hall in Stoke-On-Trent, to full house.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Available services
Live recording
+£40

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Rebecca B, 3 months ago

Lovely music went in theme with the event as requested and very friendly.

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Laura H, 1 year ago

Sarah was brilliant from start to finish, sarah helped me pick the best songs for mine and my husbands ceremony. On the day the music she played was beautiful. We would highly recommend Sarah to anyone!!

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David S, 1 year ago

Amazing amazing amazing Sarah is perfect we loved our day..... she made it special

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Cathryn H, 1 year ago

Really lovely loved every minute of sarah's performance in church.

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Jon N, 2001 years ago

Hi Sarah, I'm leaving this feedback as Sarah and Cathrine we're very professional and good time keepers.They played exactly what was needed. I would recommend them to anyone who are looking for a violinist Or quartet. John Naughton

Ichelle S, 1 year ago

We just wanted to send you a very overdue and massive thank you for performing at our wedding at Pendrell Hall back in June. The music certainly made the wedding reception and ceremony perfect. Wishing you all the best, kindest regards, Michelle and Stefan

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