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High class professional String Quartet, Trio, Duo and Solo for weddings and events across the UK and abroad
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“This stylish quartet provides beautiful music, adding classical glamour to any event” – Clifford Chance Comprised of highly skilled and experienced professional musicians, London based Vanity Strings specialises in providing musicians of the highest caliber for weddings, corporate events, private parties and session work across the UK and abroad. We pride ourselves on our presentation and guarantee to compliment any event and add a touch of class. Known for our refreshing and personal approach we provide a tailor-made service to suit each individual’s requirements. All the musicians have professionally trained to the highest level at London’s most prestigious music colleges and have been playing together for many years. As a group as well as individuals they have already achieved great things and enjoy an exciting a varied performing career; they have recorded at Abbey Road Studios, made numerous TV appearances collaborating with renowned pop and jazz artists such as Jessie J, James Morrison, Katherine Jenkins, Leona Lewis, Alfie Boe, Il Divo and Nicole Scherzinger to name but a few, and have performed in many of the most prominent venues across the UK and internationally with clients ranging from Vivienne Westwood in the Wallace Collection to MP’s in the Houses of Parliament and performing on stage in front of HRH The Prince of Wales in Westminster Cathedral. With music ranging from Bach to The Beatles, Folk to Hollywood and Popular to Classical, we are experienced in a wide range of styles and genres and will tailor our services to create just the right atmosphere for your event. We understand how important it is to have the right music so should you want a piece which is not in our repertoire we can have it arranged for your choice of ensemble. Vanity Strings provides a tailor made service that would compliment any occasion.

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Classical crossover, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 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, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Tango, Scottish music, Ragtime
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All of Me - John Legend
Amazing, Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
And I Love Her - The Beatles
As Time Goes By, Casablanca - H. Hupfeld
At Last - Etta James
Benny and the Jets - The Hitters
Beyond the Sea - Jack Lawrence
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Calico Skies - Paul McCartney
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Can’t Hold Us - Macklemore
Can’t Take My Eyes off You - Frankie Valli
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Clocks - Coldplay
Diamonds - Rihanna
Diamonds are Forever - S. Bassey
E.T. - Katy Perry
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Every Little Things She Does Is Magic - The Police
Everytime - Britney
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Fields of Gold - Sting
Firework- Katy Perry
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Golden Earth Girl- Paul McCartney
Grenade- Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell
Happy Together - The Turtles
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Holiday - Greenday
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
How Long will I Love You - The Waterboys
How to Save a Life - The Fray
Human - The Killers
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrandts
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
I’ve Had The Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must be Love - Madness
Jai Ho - A.R. Rahman
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kissing You, Romeo and Juliet - Des’ree
Love On Top - Beyonce
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Lucky - Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - Temptations
My Love - Paul McCartney
Nobody Does it Better - M. Hamlisch
No Surprises - Radiohead
On A Night Like This - Kyle
One Day Like This - Elbow
Only girl in the world - Rihanna
Ordinary People - John Legend
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Paradise- Cold Play
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Please Please Please - The Smiths
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Royals - Lorde
Sailing - Rod Stewart
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
She - Elvis Costello
She’s My Baby - Paul McCartney
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Skyfall - Adele
Somedays - Paul McCartney
Someone Like You - Adele
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel K.
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns ‘N Roses
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
The Book of Love- Peter Gabriel
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
The Prayer - Dion/Bocelli
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Up Town Funk - Mark Ronson
Viva La Vida - Cold Play
Warm and Beautiful - Paul McCartney
We Are Young - Fun
We Have All the Time in the World - B. White
We Found Love - Rihanna
Whatever - Oasis
When I’m 64 - The Beatles
When You Were Young - The Killers
Wherever you will go - Charlene Soraia
With or Without You - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You’ll Never Walk Alone - R & H/Sinatra
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
You’re My Best Friend - Queen
Young and Beautiful, The Great Gatsby - Lana Del Rey
Yours - Ella Henderson
Your Song - Elton John
27 Dresses
Benny and the Jets - The Hitters
A Whole New World - Menken/Rice
Aspects of Love
Love Changes Everything - Lloyd Webber
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Dexter’s Tune - R. Newman
Beauty and the Beast
Theme from Beauty and The Beast - A. Menken
Theme from Braveheart - J. Horner
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Moon River - H. Mancini
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Rogers & Hammerstein
As Time Goes By- H. Hupfeld
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Hushabye Mountain - R. Sherman
Dirty Dancing
I’ve Had The Time of My Life
Theme from E.T. - J. Williams
Fawlty Towers
Theme from Fawlty Towers - Dennis Wilson
Fiddler on the Roof
If I Were a Rich Man - S. Harnick/J. Bock
I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrandts
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Theme - R.Djawadi
Great Gatsby
Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey
The Gremlin Rag- J. Goldsmith
Harry Potter
Hedwig’s Theme - J. Williams
Hogwarts Hymn - P. Doyle
Potter Waltz - P. Doyle
Indiana Jones
Raiders March - J. Williams
James Bond
All Time High, Octopussy - J. Barry
Diamonds are Forever - S. Bassey
For Your Eyes Only - S. Easton
James Bond Theme - M. Norman
Nobody Does it Better - M. Hamlisch
Skyfall - Adele
We Have All the Time in the World - B. White
Jeeves and Wooster
Jeeves and Wooster Theme - Anne Dudley
Jesus Christ Superstar
I Don’t Know How to Love Him - Lloyd Webber
Jurassic Park
Theme from Jurassic Park - John Williams
Ladies in Lavender
Theme from Ladies in Lavender - Nigel Hess
Les Miserables
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - C-M. Schonberg
I Dreamed A Dream - C-M. Schonberg
Lord of the Rings
Concerning Hobbits - H. Shore
Moulin Rouge
Your Song - Elton John
Notting Hill
She - E. Costello
On The Town
New York, New York - L. Bernstein
When You Wish Upon A Star - from Pinocchio
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Medallion Calls-K. Badelt
The Black Pearl - K. Badelt
Colours of the Wind - A. Menken
Quest for Camelot
The Prayer - C. Bayer/D. Foster
Romeo and Juliet
A Time for Us - N. Rota
Kissing You - Des’ree
Scent of a Woman
Por Una Cabeza - C. Gardel
Schindler’s List
Theme from Schindler’s List - J. Williams
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Sleeping Beauty
Waltz - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Slumdog Millionaire
Jai Ho - A.R. Rahman
Star Trek
The Next Generation - J. Goldsmith
Star Wars
The Throne Room - J. Williams
The Edwardians
Upstairs Downstairs - A. Faris
The Gadfly
Romance from Gadfly - D. Shostakovich
The Godfather
Speak Softly Love- N. Rota
The Mission
Gabriels Oboe - E. Morricone
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven - E. Bernstein
The Molly Maguires
Theme from The Molly Maguires - H. Mancini
The Phantom of the Opera
Think of Me - Lloyd Webber
The Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Webber
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Inspector Clouseau Theme - H. Mancini
The Snowman
Suite from The Snowman - Howard Blake
The Sound of Music
Edelweiss - Rodgers
Wedding Procession - Rodgers
The Thorn Birds
Meggie’s Theme - H. Mancini
The Wizard of Oz
Over the Rainbow, Wizard of Oz - Harold Arlen
West Side Story
Maria - L. Bernstein
One Hand, One Heart - L. Bernstein
Somewhere - L. Bernstein
Tonight - L. Bernstein
Willy Wonka
Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
Humko Hamise Chura Lo
Jai Ho
Jashn E Bahara
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein
Suraj Hua Maddam
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam
Tujhe Mein Rab Dikhta Hai
A Day in the Life of a Fool - B. Ligon
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - M. Sherwin
All of You - C. Porter
Anything Goes - C. Porter
Baby Elephant Walk - H. Mancini
Begin the Beguine- C. Porter
Beyond the Sea - Jack Lawrence
Blue Moon - M. Turner
Bye Bye Blackbird - B. Caputo
Charade- H. Mancini
Days of Wine and Roses - H. Mancini
Embraceable You - G. Gershwin
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye - C. Porter
Fly Me to the Moon - F. Sinatra
How High the Moon - T. Sharp
I Concentrate on You - C. Porter
I Get A Kick out of You - C. Porter
I Got Rhythm - G. Gershwin
I Love You - C. Porter
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - C. Porter
Inspector Clouseau Theme - H. Mancini
It Don’t Mean a Thing - D. Ellington
It Had to be You - M. Norgaard
It’s All Right With Me - C. Porter
It’s Easy to Say - H. Mancini
It’s Only a Paper Moon - B. Ligon
Lady Be Good - G. Gershwin
Leaning on a Lamppost - N. Gay
Let’s Do it - C. Porter
Makin’ Whoopee- W. Donaldson
Maria, West Side Story - L. Bernstein
Meggie’s Theme, Thorn Birds - H. Mancini
Moon River - H. Mancini
Moonlight in Vermont - K. Suessdorf
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers & Hart
New York, New York - L. Bernstein
Night and Day - C. Porter
Pennies from Heaven - A. Johnson
Pie in the Face Polka - H. Mancini
Ragtime Dance - S. Joplin
Someone to Watch Over Me - G. Gershwin
Summertime - G. Gershwin
Swanee- G. Gershwin
Sway/Cherry Pink- P. Beltran
Take Five - B. Ligon
The Folks Who Live on the Hill - J. Kern
The Man I Love - G. Gershwin
Theme from The Molly Maguires - H. Mancini
Thorn Birds Theme - H. Mancini
What is This Thing Called Love - C. Porter
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To - C. Porter
Czardas - M. McLean
Fandango - M. McLean
La Bamba - Trad. Mexican
La Cumparista - G.M. Rodriguez
Por Una Cabeza - C. Gardel
Rhumba - M. McLean
Serenata - M. McLean
Tango - M. McLean
Tango “Chromatique” - M. McLean
Tango Avila - M. Isaac
Tico – Tico - Z. de Abreu
Adagio from Violin Concerto - M. Bruch
Air from Water Music - G.F. Handel
Air in F - G.F. Handel
Air on a G string - J.S. Bach
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate - W.A. Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 - W.A Mozart
Arabesque - C. Debussy
Aria from “Xerxes” - G.F. Handel
Arioso - J.S. Bach
Ave Maria - Bach- Gounod
Ave Maria - F. Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus - W.A. Mozart
Barcarolle - J. Offenbach
Bist du bei mir - J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 - J.S Bach
Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin - E. Elgar
Chorus: They Shall be as Happy - H. Purcell
Clair de Lune - C. Debussy
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor - A. Vivaldi
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor - J.S. Bach
Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8 - A. Corelli
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - W. von Gluck
Dedication - R. Franz
Divertimento in B - W.A. Mozart
Divertimento in D- W.A. Mozart
Divertimento in F - W.A. Mozart
Eine Kliene Nacktmusik - W.A. Mozart
Fireworks Suite - G.F. Handel
Flower Duet, Lakme - L. Delibes
Gabriel’s Oboe, The Mission - E. Morricone
Go Crystal Tears - J. Dowland
Golliwog’s Cake-walk - C. Debussy
Greensleeves - Trad. English
Gymnopedie No’s 1 – 3 - E. Satie
Hornpipe from Water Music - G.F. Handel
Humoresque - A. Dvorak
Hungarian Dance - J. Brahms
I Love Thee - E. Grieg
I Vow To Thee My Country, The Planets - G. Holst
If With All Your Hearts - F. Mendelssohn
Jerusalem - H. Parry
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
Largo from Winter, The Four Seasons - A. Vivaldi
Le Onde- L. Einaudi
Let the Bright Seraphim - G.F. Handel
Liebestraum - F. Liszt
Lullaby - G. Gershwin
March, ”The Marriage of Figaro” - W.A. Mozart
Meditation from Thais - J. Massenet
Minuet and Trio, from Quintet in E - L. Boccherini
My Heart Ever Faithful - J.S. Bach
Norwegian Dance No. 2 - E. Grieg
Norwegian Dance No. 3 - E. Grieg
Ode to Joy - L. Beethoven
Palladio - K. Jenkins
Panis Angelicus - C. Franck
Pizzicato Polka - J. Strauss
Polovtsian Dance No. 1 - A. Borodin
Prayer - H. Wolf
Queen of Sheba - G.F. Handel
Romance - C. Debussy
Romance from The Gadfly - D. Shostakovich
Rondeau- J.J. Mouret
Rondo Alla Turca- W.A. Mozart
Salut D’Amour - E. Elgar
Sheep may Safely Graze - J.S. Bach
Slavonic Dance No. 8 - A. Dvorak
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Spring from The Four Seasons - A. Vivaldi
Suite No. 3 - J.S. Bach
Te Deum, Prelude - M. Charpentier
Te Deum, Tu Devicto - M. Charpentier
The Fairy Queen Suite - H. Purcell
The Four Seasons, Excerpts - A. Vivaldi
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - C. Debussy
Traumerei - R. Schumann
Trumpet Tune - H. Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - J. Clarke
Two Rondeaux, Fairy Queen - H. Purcell
Vocalise - S. Rachmaninoff
Wachet Auf - J.S. Bach
Waltz, Op. 12 - E. Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - E. Grieg
Wedding March - F. Mendelssohn
Wedding March - R. Wagner
Ah, Fuggi il Traditor!, Don Giovanni - W.A. Mozart
Ballata, Rigoletto - G. Verdi
Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffman - J. Offenbach
Bei Mannern, The Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
Chanson Du Roi, Faust - C. Gounod
Con te Partiro/Time to Say Goodbye - F. Sartori
Deh Vieni, Non Tardar, Figaro - W.A. Mozart
Der Vogelfanger, The Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
Entr’acte, Carmen - G. Bizet
Flower Duet, Lakme - L. Delibes
Funiculi Funicula- L. Denza
Habanera, Carmen - G. Bizet
Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana - P. Mascagni
La ci Darem La Mano, Don Giovanni - W.A. Mozart
Libiamo, La Traviata - G. Verdi
Meditation, Thais - J. Massenet
Nessun Dorma, Turandot - G. Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro, Gianni Schicchi - G. Puccini
O Sole Mio - di Capua
Quando M’en, La Boheme - G. Puccini
Toreador’s Song, Carmen - G. Bizet
Vin O Biere, Faust - C. Gounod
Arabian Dance, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Czardas, Coppelia - L. Delibes
Czardas, Swan Lake - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Swans, Swan Lake - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Danse Des Mirlitons, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Divertissement Pizzicati, Sylvia - L. Delibes
March, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Mazurka, Coppelia - L. Delibes
Overture, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Pas de deux, Swan Lake - P.I. Tchaikovsky
The Swan, Carnival of the Animals - C. Saint-Saens
Trepak, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Valse Lent, Coppelia - L. Delibes
Waltz of the Flowers, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky
Danny Boy/Londonderry Air - Trad. Irish
English Country Gardens - Trad.
Evelyn Jean - T. Kime
Flowers of Edinburgh - Trad. Scottish
Greensleeves - Trad. English
Kate Dalrymple - Trad. Scottish
Lady Madelina Palmer - W. Marshall
Mrs. Roy of Nenthorn’s Favourite - R. Mackintosh
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose - R. Burns
Scott’s View - T. Kime
The Skye Boat Song - Trad. Scottish
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From Encore customers:

Jacob A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

A classy accompaniment. Perfect.

Claire F
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Would highly recommend.

Simon B
4 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

We organised an interior trade show which was a first for us, having Vanity strings on board really did make a huge difference to the whole ambience.

George C
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Just brilliant from start to finish made our wedding extra special

From other customers:

Clifford C
11 years ago

“This stylish quartet provides beautiful music, adding classical glamour to any event.”

Natalie C
8 years ago

Vanity Strings have performed at several weddings and events at Chiddingstone Castle over the past few years.  Talented musicians with a varied and entertaining repertoire.  We have found them a joy to work with; reliable, punctual, flexible, fun, courteous and considerate.   Vanity Strings have a refreshingly youthful attitude, which appeals to couples getting married at Chiddingstone Castle and are a perfect complement to a joyful celebration of marriage.   We very much enjoy working with Valtie and her team and will continue to recommend them for work here.

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