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Simple Strings

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About Simple Strings

Simple Strings are a Scottish professional string quartet available for your wedding or event!
String quartet
Glasgow
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Simple Strings formed in summer of 2017 as a professional quartet based in central Scotland with a specialism in world class special arrangements for weddings ceremonies, drinks receptions and corporate events. We have an enourmous range of music from classical hits to modern pop and film numbers specially arranged by our incredible team. We offer a totally personalised service so you're sure to get the music that is exactly right for your event. See our promo video for more and please get in touch!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Film / TV music, Pop, Covers, Rock, Jazz, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Church service, Charity event, Birthday party, Burns night, Christmas party
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Song list

CLASSICAL
Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 - J.S.Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave verum corpus from K 618 - Mozart
Bergamasque - Debussy
Bist du bei mir BWV 508 - J.S.Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque - Debussy
The Entertainer - Joplin
L’estro armonico from Concerto Op.3 No.8 - Vivaldi
Etude Op.10 No.3 “Tristesse” - Chopin
Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
Gymnopedie No.1 - Satie
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria rusticana - Mascagni
Kriegsmarsch der Priester from Athalia - Mendelssohn
Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Largo from Xerxes - Handel
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Pains Angelicus - Franck
Pavane pour une Infante Defunte - Ravel
Pie Jesu from Requiem - Faure
Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
Plink, Plank, Plunk - Anderson
Poco Adagio, cantabile from String Quartet No.3 “Emperor” - Haydn
Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier
Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares - Mouret
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
Sull Aria from The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens
Traumerei from Kinderszenen - Schumann
Trout Quintet, Theme: Andantino - Schubert
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Wagner
Zadok the Priest (Champions League Theme) - Handel
POPULAR
Ain’t no mountain - Marvin Gay
All of Me - John Legend
All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Amazed - Lonestar
As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
At Last - Etta James
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jackson Five
Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can't Get You Out of My Head
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Everything -Michael Buble
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Got to be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
It Must Be Love - Madness
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
Love On Top - Beyonce
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moon River - Henry Mancini
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
One Day Like This - Elbow
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Rather Be - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Rude - Magic
Rule the World - Take That
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
She - Ellis Costello
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Jerome Kern
Something Stupid - Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding
Sway - Dean Martin
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns ‘n’ Rose
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Treasure - Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Time of Your Life - Greenday
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
We Found Love - Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Need You - Leo Sayer
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
You and I - Michael Buble
You Are My Lucky Star from Singing in the Rain - Hatton/Brown
You Are So Beautiful to Me - Joe Cocker
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
FILM
Balcony Scene from Romeo + Juliet
Corncerning Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings
Theme from E.T.Fairytale from ShrekT
he Feather Theme from Forrest Gump
The Force Theme from Star Wars
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
Game of thrones theme
Greatest Show from Greatest Showman
For the Love of a Princess from Braveheart
Jurassic Park Theme
Leia’s Theme from Star Wars
May it Be from The Lord of the Rings
Now we are free from Gladiator
Por Una Cabeza from Scent of a Woman
Rose’s Theme from Titanic
Touch Her Soft Lips and Part from Henry V
DISNEY
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - The Lion King
How Far I’ll Go - Moana
I See the Light - Tangled
Married Life - Up
Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid
When She Loved Me - Toy Story 2
You're Welcome - Moana
You've Got a Friend in Me - Toy Story
BROADWAY
All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Webber
Edelweiss from The Sound of Music - RodgersEmbraceable You from Girl Crazy - Gershwin
For Good from Wicked - Schwartz
A Heart Full of Love from Les Miserables - Schonberg
I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady - Loewe
I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables - Schonberg
f I Loved You from Carousel - Rodgers
Maria from West Side Story - Bernstein
Not While I'm Around from Sweeney Todd - Sondheim
On My Own from Les Miserables - Schonberg
On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady - Loewe
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific - Rodgers
Somewhere from West Side Story - Bernstein
Till There Was You from The Music Man - Willson
Tonight from West Side Story - Bernstein
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We often get complimented on our range of song choices, particularly when clients recognise a beautiful theme from a film or a favourite song, expertly arranged for quartet.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We're privileged to have played in the best venues Scotland has to offer. Some of our recent venues are the likes of Mount Stuart (Bute), Mar Hall, Boclair House, Strathaven Hotel, Signet Library, Dalkeith Castle and Gretna Green.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our lineup is a standard string quartet of two violins, viola and cello. We can offer a trio for ceremony only packages at a reduced fee.

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?

It takes us just 30-45 mins to setup, but we arrive at least 1 hour 15 mins before your ceremony is due to start so that we're ready to play as your guests arrive up to half an hour before.

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

Yes, please do! We love everything we play, so anything on the setlist can be picked as ceremony choices or for during the drinks reception. When booking with us we also offer one free arrangement if there's something you'd like that we don't play yet.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we provide all instruments, music stands, folders and when required, amplification. We just require 4 non-armed chairs from the venue at both the ceremony and drinks reception location.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We're more than happy learning new music for your event! We offer one new arrangement per booking free of charge, get in touch if you have more than one request not included on our list.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£595
Up to 2 hours£695
Up to 3 hours£795

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Emma M, 1 year ago

Simple strings were amazing on our wedding day!

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Kenny C, 2 years ago

Simple Strings recently performed in concert as part of a Parkinson's UK fundraising initiative. Their fantastic set of varied musical styles was a joy to listen to and a real highlight of the event.

Diljeet B, 3 years ago

I worked with Simple Strings for my friend's wedding where I was performing in the ceremony. I wrote the arrangements, which were beautifully brought to life by the quartet, and they made performing in the ceremony so special - they were a joy to work with in rehearsals and on the day, and I can't recommend them highly enough.