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🎻 Professional String Quartet 🎢 Weddings | Events | Recording⁣ πŸ“© Book via phone/email/web βœ… Quality live music guaranteed
String quartet
Birmingham
Public liability insurance of Β£10 million
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We are a string quartet based in Birmingham, West Midlands, and we offer high quality live music suitable for a wide range of events. We also cover the surrounding areas, including (but not limited to) Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, The Cotswolds, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, and The Malverns. We have experience providing musical entertainment for weddings, parties, dinners, functions, concerts, musicals, shows and awards ceremonies. We met at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire whilst completing our professional musical training, and became great friends there. We love to make music together, and we are passionate about performing for people who love music. We pride ourselves on being professional, approachable, and flexible to suit your requirements. If you are considering having a string quartet at your event, we would love to hear from you!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Gospel, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Blues, Pop, Funk, Disco, Motown, Covers, Ambient pop, Acoustic, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Asian music, Bossa nova, Bollywood
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Event types:
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

CLASSICAL
Albinoni – Adagio
Bach – Air
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Brandenburg No.3
Bach – Brandenburg No.6
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – β€œPrelude” from English Suite No.3
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven – FΓΌr Elise
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Beethoven – Symphony No.5, Movement 1
Boccherini – Minuet
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.5
Brahms – Theme from Symphony No.1
Clarke – Trumpet Tune
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy – Claire de Lune
Delibes – β€œFlower Duet” from Lakme
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Nimrod
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance
FaurΓ© – Pavane
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Grieg – Holberg Suite
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – β€œAll We Like Sheep” from The Messiah
Handel – La Paix
Handel – La Rejouissance
Handel – Largo from Xerxes
Handel – Water Music in D (Air, Coro, Hornpipe)
Handel – Water Music in F (Air, BourrΓ©e, Hornpipe)
Haydn – Symphony No.77, Movement 4
Holst – Jupiter from The Planets
Holst – St. Paul’s Suite
Karl Jenkins – Concerto for Strings
Massenet – MΓ©ditation from ThaΓ―s
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mouret – Rondeau
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart – Divertimento in D
Mozart – Divertimento in F
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart – Turkish March
Offenbach – Barcarolle
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Parry – Jerusalem
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Purcell – Festival Rondeau
Ravel – Bolero
Saint Saens – The Swan
Satie – Gymnopedie No.1
Schubert – Ave Maria
Strauss – Blue Danube
Sullivan – β€œThree Little Maids” from The Mikado
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker March
Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Waltz
Vivaldi – Largo from Winter
Vivaldi – Spring
Wagner – Wedding March
Yiruma – River Flows in You
POPS
ABBA – Dancing Queen
ABBA – Mamma Mia
ABBA – Money, Money, Money
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Adele – Skyfall
Adele – Someone Like You
Aerosmith – Dream On
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
A-ha – Take On Me
American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
Aretha Franklin – Respect
Ariana Grande – Into You
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Bangles – Eternal Flame
Bastille – Pompeii
(The) Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
(The) Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
(The) Beatles – All You Need is Love
(The) Beatles – Back in the U.S.S.R
(The) Beatles – Day Tripper
(The) Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
(The) Beatles – Get Back
(The) Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
(The) Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
(The) Beatles – Michelle
(The) Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four
(The) Beatles – Yellow Submarine
(The) Beatles – Yesterday
BeeGees – How Deep Is Your Love
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
BeyoncΓ© – Halo
BeyoncΓ© – Love On Top
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Blur – The Universal
Bobby Darin – Beyond the Sea
Bob Dylan – Dark Eyes
Bob Marley – One Love
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga – Shallow
Brian Crain – Butterfly Waltz
Brian Wilson – God Only Knows
Bruno Mars – Amazing
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun
(The) Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Charles Aznavour – She
Chick Corea – Spain
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Coldplay – Clocks
Coldplay – Paradise
Coldplay – Sky Full Of Stars
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Coldplay – Yellow
Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
David Guetta & Sia – Titanium
Dmitry Sitkovetsky – Wedding Dance
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home
Ed Sheeran – Fire Alarms
Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love
Ed Sheeran – Nancy Mulligan
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
Elbow – One Day Like This
Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky
Ellie Goulding – Army
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Elton John – Your Song
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Elvis – Love Me Tender
Eric Clapton – You Look Wonderful Tonight
Etta James – At Last
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra – Love and Marriage
Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (Liverpool FC Anthem)
Gershwin – Someone To Watch Over Me
Gershwin – Summertime from Porgy And Bess
Glen Hansard – Falling Slowly
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Green Day – Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
Guns β€˜n’ Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
Henry Mancini – Moon River
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Ivan Larinov - Kalinka (Little Snowball Tree)
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
John Legend – All Of Me
John Legend – Ordinary People
John Lennon – Imagine
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Katy Perry – Firework
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
(The) Killers – Human
(The) Killers – Mr. Brightside
(The) Killers – When You Were Young
Kygo – Stargazing
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lady Gaga – Alejandro
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
Lionel Richie – Endless Love
Lord – Royals
Louguy – La Vie En Rose
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
(The) Lumineers – Ho Hey
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Madness – It Must Be Love
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Michael BublΓ© – Everything
Michael BublΓ© – Me And Mrs. Jones
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
Michael Jackson – Thriller
(The) Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
Nat King Cole – The Girl From Ipanema
Oasis – Wonderwall
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
One Republic – Counting Stars
One Republic – Secrets
Pablo BeltrΓ’n – Sway/Cherry In Pink
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind Of Love
Peter, Paul and Mary - Puff The Magic Dragon
Passenger – Let Her Go
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen – Somebody To Love
Queen – You’re My Best Friend
Quincy Jones – Soul Bossa Nova
Radiohead – House Of Cards
Radiohead – Paranoid
(The) Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
Robbie Williams – Angels
Scott Joplin – The Entertainer
Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Shania Twain – From This Moment On
(The) Smiths – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
(The) Smiths – This Charming Man
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stone Roses – Waterfall
Sting – Fields Of Gold
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Sylvia Dee & Arthur Kent – Bring Me Sunshine
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Relight My Fire
Taylor Swift – Love Story
(The) Temptations – My Girl
Texas – Put Your Arms Around Me
Tina Turner – Simply The Best
Toto – Africa
Train – Drops of Jupiter
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
Vera Lynn – The White Cliffs Of Dover
(The) Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
FOLK
Bell – Dispraise of Whisky
Bell – Full Rigged Ship
Bell – Gloomy Winter
Bell – High Road to Linton
Bell – Jenny’s Chickens
Bell – Sailor’s Wife
Bell – Winyadepla
Bridge – Cherry Ripe
Bridge – Sally in our Alley
Grieg – Norwegian Melody
Last Leaf Album – Danish String Quartet
Marty Haugen – All Are Welcome
Tchaikovsky – Folk Song
Wood Works Album – Danish String Quartet
FILM & TV
Aloha Oe from Lilo and Stitch
Andrew Lloyd Webber – All I Ask Of You from The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber – Music Of The Night from The Phantom of the Opera
(The) Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
Bring Him Home from Les MisΓ©rables
Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King
Carlos Gardel – Por Una Cabeza from Scent of A Woman
Concerning Hobbits from The Lord Of The Rings
Des’ree – I’m Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet
Ennio Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
Ennio Morricone – Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Fawlty Towers Main Theme
Game of Thrones Main Theme
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray
(The) Greatest Show from The Greatest Showman
Hanging Tree from The Hunger Games
Hans Zimmer – You’re So Cool from True Romance
I Dreamed A Dream from Les MisΓ©rables
I’ll Make A Man Out Of You from Mulan
I See The Light from Tangled
James Horner – The Ludlows from Legends Of The Fall
Jerry Bock – Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler On The Roof
John Williams – Cantina Band from Star Wars
John Williams – Fanfare from Star Wars
John Williams - Medley from Harry Potter
John Williams – Theme from Jurassic Park
John Williams – Medley from Star Wars
Klaus Badelt & Hans Zimmer – Pirates Of The Caribbean
Michael Giacchino – Theme from Up
Part Of Your World from The Little Mermaid
Pride and Prejudice Theme from Pride and Prejudice
Randy Newman – You’ve Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story
(The) Simpsons Main Theme
Somewhere Over The Rainbow from The Wizard Of Oz
Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and The Beast
Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
This Is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Time Of My Life from Dirty Dancing
(A) Whole New World from Aladdin
We Go Together from Grease
Traditional
Greensleeves
British National Anthem (God Save The Queen)
Happy Birthday
Scarborough Fair
Auld Lang Syne
CHRISTMAS
Winter Wonderland
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
Frosty The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Jingle Bell Rock
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
The Christmas Waltz
The Little Drummer Boy
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Sleigh Ride
Carol Of The Bells
Christmas Concerto – A. Corelli
8 Christmas Pieces - Jakob Altmann
Adeste Fideles (Oh Come All Ye Faithful)
Deck The Halls
Ding Dong Merrily On High
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
In The Bleak Midwinter
O Holy Night
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Silent Night
The First Nowell
The Holly And The Ivy
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
BOLLYWOOD
A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger – Jai Ho
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
Humko Hamise Churalo
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Pyarelal Sharma – Bliss from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Foot Print from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Horizon from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Indian Summer from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Inner Voice from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Mirage from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Reflections from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Pyarelal Sharma – Simply Love from Indian Summer: 8 Enchanting Pieces
Suraj Hua Madam
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: 2 violins, viola and cello. We think that this is the best ensemble to showcase our set list, and prefer to take bookings as a quartet. If one of us is unavailable on the date you request and the remaining players make up a viable trio, we will take the booking for 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, and if we are available we will adjust our fees accordingly to accommodate any extra time.

How much time do you need to set up?

We will arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start of your booking to set up our instruments and music stands.

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

Of course you can! We completely tailor our set list to what you would like. We are also happy to choose a set list based on genres you like.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! All we do need are four armless chairs to sit on to play.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song or piece isn't included in our repertoire list there may still be a chance we already know it. If you have a special request we are happy to do this for you. There is an additional fee of Β£30 for this to cover the cost of the music and rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are told again and again by our clients that they love how friendly and personable we are, and how our playing adds something special to every event!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Birmingham Town Hall Compton Verney Dorfold Hall Lyde Arundel Rhodes House Woodhall Spa Manor Gorcott Hall Ludlow Castle Eastnor Castle Mythe Barn Shire Hall Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge Blackwell Grange Notley-Tythe Barn Ludlow Castle Mickleton Hills Farm Wentbridge House Hotel Nailcote Hall Hampton Court Castle ...and more!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love all music, but especially love folk and in particular are huge fans of the Danish String Quartet.

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

We performed for BBC West Midlands at their awards ceremony for the BBWM Royal Television Society in November 2018, held at Birmingham Town Hall.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click β€œCheck availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hourΒ£650
Up to 2 hoursΒ£725
Up to 3 hoursΒ£800
Packages
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes us setting up, playing your guests in, and all the musical moments you require for saying "I do!".
Β£750
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. Choose a specific set list from our incredible list of repertoire, or let us know what you like and we'll put something special together for you.
Β£800
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.
Β£1000

Add-ons

Special request
+Β£30
Additional Hour
+Β£100

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Rosie J, 1 year ago

Artume are absolutely fantastic! So professional and talented, the choice of songs for our wedding day was far longer than we expected with a wide variety of style choices which gave us plenty of options. Endless compliments from our guests about how great they were, really made our special day that extra special. Cannot thank them enough!

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Trudy B, 5 years ago

Artume played for my 50th birthday party. They gave the perfect atmosphere - a sophisticated but light hearted backdrop for general conviviality. They were very professional in organisation, setting up and performing and the repertoire was suitably chosen for the evening with a great mix of classics and popular arrangements. Highly recommend them.

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