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Soli Strings

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Young and modern string quartet specialising in jazz/pop with improvisation, guaranteed to make your event a unique one!
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Add a touch of class and pizzazz to your event with the swinging sounds of the Jazz string quartet, Soli Strings! Comprising of Guildhall School of Music & Drama graduates, the group prides itself in performing original arrangements from the Great American Jazz Songbook and beyond, delivered with sensational improvised solos, hip swing feel, and unbounding passion for the music. Hear toe-tapping jazz classics such as Ellington’s ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing if Ain’t Got That Swing’ in a lush string setting, melt your heart away with a dreamy ballad like “What A Difference A Day Makes”, and sip champagne to the sultry sophisticated notes of Antônio Carlos Jobim Bossa Nova’s “A Girl From Ipanema”. Soli Strings are equally at home performing your favourite pop songs, both old and new. Sophisticated and elegant renditions of The Beatles, Blondie, or Billie Eilish, as inspired by the soundtrack of Netflix’s “Bridgerton”. Personalise your ceremony or champagne reception with songs of your choice, songs which mean something special to you and your partner. The young London based quartet have been performing professionally across the UK and Europe for several years in prestigious venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, and Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho. They have performed as both a trio and quartet, as well as alongside larger ensembles such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, the NuCivilisation Orchestra, and Jazz Jamaica, as well as featuring behind singers including ESKA, Brindsley Forde, Noel McCoy, and Jumoké Fashola. Available as a quartet, trio, or duo, Soli Strings will provide the perfect feel good musical accompaniment to your special occasion, whether it be a wedding, private party, or corporate event. A friendly and professional service is guaranteed. Soli Strings will work with you to help make your event be a truly unique one.

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Jazz, Christmas, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Funk, Soul, Vintage, Rock
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

• Pop:
A Change Gon’ Come – Sam Cooke,
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
All of the Lights – Kanye West
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Angels – Robbie Williams
As – Stevie Wonder
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Blinding Lights – The Weekend
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkal
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John/Lion King
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Clocks – Coldplay
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
Don’t Worry – Bob Marley
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) – Frankie Valli
Defying Gravity – Wicked/Stephen Schwartz
Despacito – Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Justin Bieber
Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Every Breath You take – The Police
Faith – George Michael
Fields of Gold - Sting
For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Gimme Some A’lovin – The Spencer Davis Group,
God Only Knows – Brian Wilson
Hallelujah – Cohen
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Halo - Beyonce
Happy – Pharrell
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Hit the Road - Ray Charles
Home – Edward Sharpe
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
I Got A Woman – Ray Charles
I Heard it through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
In My Life – The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love – Madness
Israelites – Desmond Dekker
Juice - Lizzo
Let It Go from Disney's 'Frozen' – Lopez
Let It Be – The Beatles
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
My Girl – The Temptations
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic – Horner
Nothing Compares to U – Prince
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Riptide – Vance Joy
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
September – Earth – Wind & Fire
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
She – Elvis Costello
Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours -Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Skyfall – Adele
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Something – The Beatles
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Arlen
Stand by Me – King
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses
Take Me to Church – Hozier
Thanku, next - Ariana Grande
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
Song - Simon & Garfunkel
The Way – Ariana Grande
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Titanium – David Guetta
To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
Use Me - Bill Withers
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – Lennon & McCartney
You Can Get It If You Really Want – Jimmy Cliff
(You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman) – Aretha Franklin
Your Song – Elton John,
Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Wake Me Up - When September Ends Green day
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
We Found Love - Rihanna
You’re My Best Friend - Queen
You’ve Got the Love - Florence and The Machine
Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher
and Higher - Jackie Wilson
• Jazz:
All the Things You Are
Águas de Março
At Last
All of Me
Autumn Leaves
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Cantaloupe Island
Cheek to Cheek
Days of Wine and Roses
Fly Me to the Moon
Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
God Bless The Child
Honeysuckle Rose
Just Friends
It Could Happen To You
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing)
Mack the Knife
Mood Indigo
Moon River
Moose the Mooch
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
No Moe
On the Sunny Side of the Street
September In the Rain
Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
St. Thomas
Stompin At the Savoy
Take the A Train
The Preacher
There Will Never Be Another Yo
The Way You Look Tonight
Moose the Mooch
No Moe
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients usually comment on the joy they experience when hearing songs that they know and love being played in a string setting, as well as the uniqueness of string players improvising.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho Mr. Fogg's Mayfair The Cider Works Venue, Dover The Old Fire Engine, Ely St. George's, Bristol Halle at St. Micheal's, Manchester University College London Royal Academy of Music Knight Time Studios Loveworld TV Studios

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We have been greatly influenced by Vitamin String Quartet's pop arrangements, furthermore after hearing their recordings on Bridgerton. On the jazz side we are huge admirers of Atom String Quartet and Turtle Island Quartet, who interpret jazz classics as well as compose their own music.

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

We performed a concert at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, which was part of short series of concerts, where Atom String Quartet was also playing. We played our own arrangements of jazz standards.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our main line-up is: 2 violins, viola, cello, and this is what most of our arrangements were originally written for. We can however adjust to perform as a trio and/or duo at a reduced fee.

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

This should be no problem at all. We just ask that you let us know with some notice.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually allow 30 minutes for setting up.

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

Of course! Please pick the songs you want to help make your day special. Otherwise if you give a general description of the atmosphere you wish to create, we will tailor a set-list for specially you, based of countless other events we have played at.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We will need 4 armless chairs to sit on whilst we perform, but other than that we will bring everything we need. If the venue requires a PA, we can also provide this.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! We're very keen to add new pieces to our song list. We charge between £15 - £35 for this depending on how long it will take to arrange it, or where we are able to source the sheet music, and we ask for a few weeks notice too. It's a fantastic way to help make you event feel unique to you.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1750
Strings/Wedding Photographer4 musicians
Get a 10% discount on your price when you book Soli Strings and their partnered photographer! Price displayed is for a 1 hour set with string quartet; additional cost for photographer will be addd dependent on job.
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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From Encore customers:

Emma O
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Super happy with Soli Strings. I booked them to play at a female evening networking event and I couldn't have asked for a better performance. Thanks so much ladies.

Reply from Soli Strings
8 months ago

Thank you so much Emma! It was a super event, a pleasure to play at.

From other customers:

Robin D
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Tea Garden Ln
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5 out of 5

Soli Strings were absolutely perfect. They opened our wedding ceremony and accompanied it and our reception with the most beautiful music. As soon as they started playing the atmosphere was suddenly magical and they made it all seem effortless. On top of that they are wonderful people, we had people commenting all day on how nice they were and how well they played! Somehow they sound even better in person than their recordings. It was genuinely breathtaking on the day and they managed to fill an outdoor space with music easily. They performed two 45 minute sets and would absolutely recommend that as it flew by, we certainly wouldn't have wanted less! Thank you Soli Strings!

Flo P
1 year ago, for a Recording session in Stoke Newington
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5 out of 5

Soli Strings were super friendly and professional, very easy to work with – highly recommended!

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