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Strings Attached Violins

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About Strings Attached Violins

Sussex based vibrant violin duo performing covers of your favourite songs from 1950s to modern day hits, perfect for any event.
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Founded in 2017 Strings Attached is a versatile violin duo covering a variety of repertoire from 1950’s to present day. SA are classically trained at top London music conservatoires. Their ability to be creative and incorporate improvisation into their music leads to each performance being unique and tailored to the event. (Use of extended technology such as loop pedal and drum pad enhance the performance when necessary). Acoustic handmade violins are used with top of the range pick ups, creating an authentic sound. They offer an extended range of entertainment suited for all occasions and generations. SA often perform as resident musicians at Princess and Carnival Cruises worldwide.

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Genres:
1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Top 40, Covers, Easy listening, Originals, Balkan, Klezmer, Tango, Scottish music, Folk, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Jazz, Light music, Latin
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Event types:
Cruise, 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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Modern Day Hits/Popular Covers
Adele:
Make You Feel My Love
Rolling In The Deep
Someone Like You
Set Fire To The Rain
Avicii:
Wake Me Up
Bruno Mars:
Marry You
Just The Way You Are
Grenade
When I Was Your Man
Treasure
Locked Out Of Heaven
Charlie Puth:
We Don’t Talk Anymore
Attention
Christina Perry:
A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit:
Symphony
Real Love
Coldplay:
Adventure Of A Lifetime
A Sky Full Of Stars
Yellow
Magic
Viva La Vida
Something Just Like This
David Guetta:
Titanium
Dua Lipa:
Scared To Be Lonely
New Rules
Levitating
Ed Sheeran:
Shape Of You
Perfect
Castle On The Hill
Photograph
Galway Girl
Thinking Out Loud
Jack Johnson:
Better Together
James Arthur:
Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay:
Let It Go
James Blunt:
Carry You Home
Jason Mraz:
I’m Yours
Lucky
I Won’t Give Up
Jessie J:
Price Tag
John Legend:
All Of Me
Josh Groban:
You Raise Me Up
Keane:
Somewhere Only We Know
Sovereign Light Cafe
Labrinth:
Jealous
Leonard Cohen:
Hallelujah
Lewis Capaldi:
Someone You Loved
Luis Fonsi:
Despasito
Maroon 5:
Payphone
Sugar
She Will Be Loved
One Republic:
Apologise
Passenger:
Let Her Go
Pharrell Williams:
Happy
Radiohead:
Creep
Rag’n’Bone Man:
Human
Rihanna:
Stay
We Found Love
Robbie Williams:
Feel
Angels
Sam Smith:
Stay With Me
I’m Not The Only One
Dancing With A Stranger
Shawn Mendez:
If I Can’t Have You
Señorita
Sia:
Elastic Heart
Cheap Thrills
Chandelier
Snow Patrol:
Chasing Cars
Swedish House Mafia:
Don’t You Worry Child
Take That:
Rule The World
Westlife:
My Love
You Raise Me Up
Enrique Iglesias:
Hero
Carlos Santana:
Smooth
Sting:
Fields Of Gold
Toploader:
Dancing In The Moonlight 90
50s/60s Hits
Beach Boys, The:
God Only Knows
Beatles, The:
All You Need Is Love
Lady Madonna
Eleanor Rigby
Penny Lane
Blackbird
Get Back
Hey Jude
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Yesterday
Love Me Do
Let It Be
Ben E. King:
Stand By Me
Bobby Darin:
Beyond The Sea
Cliff Richard:
Summer Holiday
Elvis Presley:
Always On My Mind
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
Love Me Tender
Etta James:
At Last
Frankie Valley & The Four Seasons:
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Gerry And The Pacemakers:
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Guy Mitchell:
Singing The Blues
Henry Mancini:
Moon River
James Brown:
I Feel Good
Louis Armstrong:
What A Wonderful World
Platters, The:
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Only You
Temptations, The:
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
My Girl
The Righteous Brothers:
Unchained Melody
Tom Jones:
It’s Not Unusual
UB40:
Red Red Wine
Van Morrison:
Brown Eyed Girl
80s Hits
Ah-ha:
Take On Me
Barry Manilow:
Copacabana (1978)
Weekend In New England (1976)
Blondie:
Call Me
Carpenters:
We’ve Only Just Begun (1970)
Chris De Burgh:
Lady In Red
Dolly Parton:
Nine To Five
Earth Wind And Fire:
September
Eric Clapton:
Wonderful Tonight (1977)
Gipsy Kings:
Bamboleo
Guns N’ Roses:
Sweet Child O’Mine
Human League, The:
Don’t You Want Me
Journey:
Open Arms
Michael Jackson:
Smooth Criminal
Heal The World (1991)
Man In The Mirror
Human Nature
Black Or White (1991)
Phil Colins:
Paradise
Against All Odds
Police, The:
Every Breath You Take
Queen:
The Show Must Go On (1991)
I Want To Break Free
Soft Cell:
Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet:
Gold
Through the Barricades
Suzi Quatro:
Stumblin’ In (1978)
Toto:
Africa
UB40:
Red Red Wine
Musicals/Movies
A Star Is Born:
Shallow
Alladin:
A Whole New World
Blood Brothers:
Tell Me It’s Not True
Breakfast At Tiffanies:
Moon River
Cats:
Memory
Deer Hunter, The:
Cavatina
Dr Zhivago:
Lara’s Theme
Evita:
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Game Of Thrones:
Game Of Thrones Theme
Jenny Of Oldstones
Gladiator:
Now We Are Free
Godfather, The:
Speak Softly My Love
Gods & Generals:
Going Home
Greatest Showman, The:
A Million Dreams
Rewrite The Stars
James Bond:
Writings On The Wall (Spectre)
Jesus Christ Superstar:
I Don’t Know How To Love Him
Les Misérables:
Bring Him Home
I Dreamed A Dream
Empty Chairs And Empty Tables
On My Own
Lion King, The:
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
The Circle Of Life
Man Of La Mancha:
The Impossible Dream
Mission, The:
Gabriel’s Oboe
Moulin Rouge:
El Tango De Roxanne
Pearl Harbour:
Tennessee
Phantom Of The Opera, The:
All I Ask Of You
The Music Of The Night
Rent:
Seasons Of Love
Scent Of A Woman:
Por Una Cabeza
Song From A Secret Garden:
Theme
Starwars:
Cantina Band
Sweeney Todd:
Johanna
Sweet Charity:
The Rhythm Of Life
Toy Story:
You Got A Friend In Me
West Side Story:
I Feel Pretty
Somewhere
Maria
Classical/Ballroom
Abreu, Zequinha:
Tico-Tico No Fubá
Albeniz, Isaac:
Tango in D 212
Bach, J.S:
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desire
Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Beethoven, L.V:
6 Menuette
6 Ländler
Ode To Joy
Brahms, J:
Hungarian Dance No.5 218
Elgar, Edward:
Chanson de Matin
Salut D’amour
Farrés, Osvaldo:
Quizás (Perhaps)
Gardel, Carlos:
Por Una Cabeza 221
Mascagni, Pietro:
Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezzo
Massenet, Jules:
Meditation from ‘Thais’
Monti, Vittorio:
Csárdás
Mozart, W.A
12 Menuette K.599
Pachelbel:
Canon In D
Piazzolla, Astor:
Libertango
Puccini, Giacomo:
Nessun Dorma
Rodríguez, Gerardo Matos:
La Cumparsita
Sanders, Julio César:
Adiós Muchachos
Sartori, Francesco:
Con te Partirò
Schubert, Franz:
Ave Maria
Shostakovich, D:
Waltz No.2
Velázquez, Consuelo:
Bésame Mucho
Villoldo, Ángel:
El Choclo’ Tango
Jazz tunes
Arthur Hamilton:
Cry Me A River
Bart Howard:
Fly Me To The Moon
Charles Trenet:
Beyond The Sea
Fats Waller:
Ain’t Misbehavin
George Gershwin:
Summertime
Henry Betti:
C’est Si Bon
Henry Creamer:
After You’ve Gone
Irvin Berlin:
Puttin On The Ritz
James Johnson:
Charleston
Jerome Kern:
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Joseph Kosma:
Autumn Leaves
Paul Desmond:
Take Five
Richard Rogers:
Blue Moon
Theme sets:
1. Jazz, Blues & Ragtimes tunes
2. English, Irish & Scottish folk tunes
3. Klezmer music
4. Celtic melodies
5. Seafarers tunes (Morris dance/ Medieval folk selection)
6. American Country folk tunes
7. Film Music
8. Musicals
9. Classical music all time favourites
10.Music of the 50s & 60s
11.Music of the 80s
12. Beatles
15. Current modern day hits
16. Cocktail Lounge tunes
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a violin duo, however we are able to expand to string quartet if you can give at least 1 months notice prior to the event.

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 usually set up about 30 mins before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

We have a varied selection of theme set lists. If you have a preference of song from our lists, we would be more than happy to play in the order you like.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we have all equipment needed to perform and can include a PA system if necessary.

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. There is a fee of £20 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Unique ability to perform a large variety of styles in a violin duo format with quality backing tracks when necessary.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have worked for Princess Cruises as resident musicians, travelling around the world, from Caribbean, Japan, Europe and more. We are also guest entertainers for Carnival Cruise line.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are inspired by many different styles of music and love to challenge ourselves in implementing as many as possible in to our violin duo repertoire. Particular artists such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley etc we have even dedicated theme sets to.

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

Strings Attached in Concert celebrate tango, jazz, classical, fiddle tunes and more in a unique musical showcase. Performance onboard Coral Princess, Universe Lounge, April 2019. Link to preview: https://youtu.be/fTMCwlnoU40

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Up to 2 hours£520
Up to 3 hours£700
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Abi B
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Strings Attached Violins played during our drinks reception at our wedding party. They were absolutely fantastic, the perfect music for our country farm setting. All the guests enjoyed hearing the music, with many comments after. They are such a lovely couple and an absolute pleasure to deal with during the booking process. Carl was extremely punctual at returning my messages and no request was too much. They played a mix of classical and more modern music with a twist, which everyone loved. I would not hesitate to book them again, and if you are looking for beautiful music for your event I would 100% recommend this brilliant duo. Thank you so much for making our wedding extra special.

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Charlie D
2 years ago, for a Cruise in Island Princess - Panama Canal Cruise
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5 out of 5

These two play their violins with all their hearts, and several songs even moved me to tears. It was awesome to watch them flawlessly switch playing lead, on the fly. Their music is amazing. I was mesmerized by their talent. If you ever get a chance to see them play, they'll stop you in their tracks. They're wonderful people, Karina and Carl. They graciously played requests and are so friendly! If I had the money and the time, I'd attend every concert they were to ever play. They were the best hire Princess Cruise Lines ever made.

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Jerri H
3 years ago, for a Cruise in Island Princess - Panama Canal Cruise
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Very talented musicians, love their style and choice of music! We have enjoyed their performances throughout the Panama Canal Cruise!

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