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The String Thing - Trio/Quartet/Duo

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About The String Thing - Trio/Quartet/Duo

Beautiful tunes for weddings & events. Well known tunes including Beatles and standards, classical, folk and film tracks. Can play requests!
String quartet
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million

We are a string trio from north London - 2 violins and a cello (we can also offer a quartet, duo or solo, just ask us). We cover a range of styles with something for everyone from pop to classical, including film themes, folk tunes, dances and well known songs from all era's - 20s, 60s, 80s, 90s. We are perfect for events with lots of age groups present as our repertoire crosses the genres and the eras! Pachelbel's Canon in D seems to be a must for every wedding... so of course we play that as well as lots of other popular tunes. We are easy going musicians who are happy to work with you so that you will feel confident about how the music will happen on the day. We are also able to play requests with a bit of notice. Amplification is available if it is needed but we mainly play un-amplified.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Pop rock, Traditional Irish folk, Folk, Traditional church music, Christmas, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Swing, Ragtime, Marching, Pop, Rock, Indie, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Concert, Recording session
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Song list

Songs and film music:
As Time Goes By (From Casablanca)
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Moon River – Henry Mancini
Aurora's Theme
Over the Rainbow (for the NHS version)
Game of Thrones/Jenny of Old Stones/Scarborough Fair mix
Je T'Aime
Killing me Softly
Burt Bacharach – Close to You
Under Paris Skies
Nimbus 2000
Can't Fight the Moonlight
Beatles:
Eleanor Rigby
Yesterday
Hey Jude
Come Together
Something
Classical:
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Minuet in G - Beethoven (Faulty Towers Theme)
Sonata La Follia – Vivaldi
Four Seasons – Vilvaldi
Air from Suite in D (Air on a G String) – Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – Bach
Double violin concerto – Bach
Water Music – Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Two Rondeux – Purcell
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Piacevole – Elgar
Farewell to Stromness – Peter Maxell Davies
Mouret – Rondeau
Trumpet Suite – Clarke
Pavane – Faure
Largo from the violin concerto – Mendelssohn
Minuet and Trio – Bach
The Swan (Le Cygne) – Saint-Saens
Wedding March – Wagner
Wedding March – Mendlessohn)
Fun
James Bond Themes mix
Oh Sole Mio
Finiculi Finicula
La Paloma
Tarantella
Skaters Waltz
English Country Gardens
Beautiful Dreamer
Roseleaf Joplin Rag
Girl from Ipanema
Bill Bailey
Cielito Lindo
You've Got a Friend in Me
Indie/rock
Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
Guns n Roses – Sweet Child O' Mine
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Smiths – There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. We mainly play as a trio which we find works well for people. We have a full sound but because we are 3 instead of 4 we can fit within more budgets. We are also able to offer quartet, duo and solo.

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

We are really easy going so just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

How much time do you need to set up?

about half and hour

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

Yes, you can choose which pieces you prefer, we can even take some requests if there is time or we can write the set list for you as we are experienced at setting the pace of events and are familiar with the repertoire.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, as long as we can source the music and have time to rehearse it.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Packages
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£450
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£450

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£150

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Andrea P, 1 month ago

String Thing provided that rich of class to my church wedding. They played to the guests before I arrived then played my bridesmaids down the aisle. They were very accommodating and open to all ideas and requests. The guests loved them! I received so many compliments for the music provided by String Thing. Thank you so much

From other customers:

Alex L, 4 years ago

They played at our wedding at Abbey Road and were amazing. We were able to request a couple of songs that had meaning for us to walk up the aisle to

Martha W, 4 years ago

We had this great string quartet playing at my mothers 90th birthday. They had a great repertoire of tunes and songs that everyone loved. There was something for everyone.