Acoustic duo

The String of Roses

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An acoustic duo like no other promises to bring a unique and uplifting experience to your event.
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After collaborating on a number of online projects during lockdown 2020 Rebecca and Charlie have combined to form an acoustic duo that really is a cut above. Bursting on to the wedding and live scene in 2021 armed with a carefully curated repertoire of contemporary classics they have travelled the length and breadth of the country wowing audiences with their heartfelt, joyous sound performed with a genuine passion for the music they create. From a fairytale wedding on the Eastcoast of Scotland to performing for the troops at an army barracks in South Wales the duo have seized every opportunity that has come their way loved every single second and can't wait to see what the future has in store. Rebecca's exquisite musicianship combined with Charlie's soulful, gravelly vocals really are a match made in heaven. Their unique take on modern classics breathes new life in to well known songs. The String of Roses are perfect for all events and occasions whether it's relaxing background music or a more energetic upbeat vibe to get people on the dance floor. Charlie and Rebecca can create the perfect atmosphere and ambience. Message them now to find out how they can help with all of your live music requirements and make your event the very best it can be.

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75 gigs
Veteran: 75 bookings through Encore
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The String of Roses 's Song list

Waste a Moment - Kings of Leon
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - The Temptations
Toxic - Britney Spears
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
Delilah - Tom Jones
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Live Forever - Oasis
One - U2
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
Run - Snow Patrol
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Dakota - Stereophonics
Bubbles - Biffy Clyro
The Wolf - Mumford and Sons
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Flowers in Your Hair - The Lumineers
Cry To Me - Solomon Burke
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Smooth - Santana
I Feel Good - James Brown
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Only You - Yazoo
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Dancing Queen - Abba
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Valerie - The Zutons (Amy Winehouse)
Can't help falling in love
Dreams - Fleetwood mac
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Lover of the Light - Mumford & Sons
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Ho hey - the lumineers
Every breathe you take - the police
Many of horror (when we collide) Biffy Clyro. 
Can't stop - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
You do Something to me - Paul Weller
You are the best thing - Ray La Montagne
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon 
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers 
Common People - Pulp
Candy - Paolo Nutini
 Beautiful Crazy - Luke Coombs
You are the reason - Callum Scott
Better Man - Paolo Nutini
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Smooth Sailing - Leon Bridges 
All you need is love - Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
One day like this - Elbow
Stubborn Love - The Lumineers 
Sympathy for the devil - Rolling Stones
Until I found you - Steven Sanchez
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Sittin on the dock of the bay- Otis Redding 
Pumpin Blood- Nonono
• Instrumental:
Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift
Bridgerton Theme
Something Beatles
Can't take my eyes off you Frankie Valli
Canon in D - Pachelbel
O mio babbino caro - Puccini
Pavane - Faure
Winter - Vivaldi
Cello Suites - Bach
Kissing You Rome and Juliet - Desree
Balcony Scene Romeo and Juliet
I Giorni - Einaudi
Bridgerton Theme
Portuguese Love theme Love Actually
Glasgow Love theme Love Actually
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Imagine - Lennon
Fields of Gold - Sting
Songbird- Eva Cassidy
Lannigans Ball -Trad
Cooneys Reel - Trad
Drowsy Maggie -Trad
From the New Country- Trad
Star of the County Down - Trad
Senorita - Camilla Cabello
Havana - Camilla Cabello
Firework - Katy perry
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Clocks - Coldplay
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a vocal, guitar and cello duo but can be available with extra strings or percussion.

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.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests 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.

The String of Roses 's Prices

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Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
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The String of Roses 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lucy M
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Charlie and Rebecca were amazing for my 40th birthday party!! We have had so complete on how great they were. Thank you guys!!

Shelly B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely blown away by this couple. We hired them for a Bushcraft festival and all in attendance loved their evening of music. I would definitely recommend them. So talented and friendly. One of the highlights of our Bushmoot event.

Ben A
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Both Charlie and Rebecca were outstanding - we booked them for a engagement on a beach (which wasn’t easy to get down!) but they went above and beyond. They even learnt our requested song on short notice - would definitely recommend to anyone.

Denis G
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great, Rebecca and Charlie were on time and set up before our service. I walked in to the beautiful sound of A Thousand Years as requested and the whole ceremony was wonderful, Rebecca and Charlie are a delightful duo who made our ceremony and celebrations run smoothly. We loved them. We would recommend them for any occasion. Vena and Denis Gilbert

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From other customers:

Siân L
10 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Well what can I say about Charlie & Rebecca...! We knew we wanted to book them the moment we heard them but never imagined the real thing would be so amazing. From our first conversation to discuss details to the wedding day itself, it felt as if we had know them for years, they are so talented, helpful and have great personalities. We and our guests enjoyed every minute and as the night moved up a tempo our guests didn't hesitate to get on the dance floor. Chris and Rebecca performed at our ceremony right through to the end of the night and it was truly amazing. Guys, I can't thank you enough, you were out of this world!! Sian & Dom 🎻🥀 ❤️👰‍♂🤵

Tracy J
10 months ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

The string of roses played at our wedding evening reception, from the moment I booked until they arrived they where amazing. Everyone loved the music , was so special to us as they sang our first dance song and some other special songs. Two amazing people and definitely the right choice for our special day. Thankyou so much both of you xxx

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