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The Echo String Quartet

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About The Echo String Quartet

String quartet
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Echo Strings are a contemporary/classical, all-female string ensemble based in Liverpool.

The Echo String Quartet is an all female string quartet based in the North-West of England, formed at Paul McCartney’s prestigious music college ‘The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’. Since forming in 2015, the quartet have provided background music for high profile events for Liverpool Football Club and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, been featured on Channel 4 twice as part of British Soap Opera Hollyoaks, and have performed at the Telegraph Cruise & Travel Show 2015. The Echo String Quartet have also provided backing strings for high profile bands such as Circa Waves and The Christians in Grammy-award winning Parr Street studios. They have also played at multiple weddings and private events, such as Liverpool John Moore’s University graduation dinner and the commemoration of the Titanic in venues including St George’s Hall, The Anglican Cathedral, the Metropolitan Cathedral, The Royal Liver Building and many more.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre
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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

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Sugar - Maroon 5
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
It Must Be Love - Madness
Feels - Calvin Harris
One Day Like This - Elbow
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Palladio - Karl Jenkins
Titanium - David Guetta
Treasure - Bruno Mars
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Happy - Pharrell
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Baby - Justin Bieber
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Summer - Calvin Harris
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Get Back - The Beatles
Fields of Gold - Sting
Only Love - Ben Howard
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
I Want To Break Free - Queen
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
You and Me - Wannadies
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
At Last - Etta James
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Can't Take My Eyes off You - Andy Williams
All Of Me - John Legend
You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
Mr Sandman - The Chordettes
Green Green Grass of Home - Tom Jones
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Upstairs Downstairs - TV Theme
As Long As He Needs Me - Oliver!
Schindler's List Theme - John Williams
La Valse d'Amelie - Amelie
Speak Softly - The Godfather
Food, Glorious Food - Oliver
Ice Dance - Edward Scissorhands
Lord of the Dance - Hardiman
Indiana Jones - John Williams
Jurassic Park - John Williams
All I Ask Of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Concerning Hobbits - Lord of the Rings
Star Wars - John Williams
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas
Tale as Old as Time - Beauty and the Beast
Part of your World - Little Mermaid
Carrying You - Laputa Castle in the Sky
Mack The Knife - Kurt Weill
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Gershwin
Foggy Day - Gershwin
S'Wonderful - Gershwin
Lady Be Good - Gershwin
Can't Take That Away From Me -Gershwin
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
People - Barbara Streisand
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
Misty - Errol Garner
Always Look On The Bright side of Life - Monty Python
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Greatest Day - Take That
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Stay - Rihanna
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
City of Stars - La La Land
Pirates of the Caribbean - Hans Zimmer
Strong - London Grammar
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
When I'm Sixty Four - The Beatles
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
The Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
Take The 'A' Train - Strayhorn
Satin Doll - Ellington
Chelsea Bridge - Strayhorn
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Only Love - Ben Howard
I've Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley
Kissing You - Des'ree
Forever Young - Beyonce / Jay Z
Roxanne - The Police
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Wild Swans on the Lake - Foy Vance
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we are available as a quartet, trio or duo.

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

We try to be as flexible as possible with timing changes - just let us know as soon as possible!

How much time do you need to set up?

We only need 15/20 minutes to set up, to tune up and get our stands out however we aim to arrive half an hour before the event to be safe.

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

Yes of course, just let us know which songs you would like for your special day and we will play the ones you have requested!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes we do, all we require is 4 chairs!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes we can, if you have a specific song you would like to hear on the day then just let us know and we can arrange and rehearse it no problem. There is a fee of £15 per extra song.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People love the mixture of music we play! We could play a modern pop hit, followed by an old time jazz favourite and then a famous film theme! You can really choose from any type of music and we will play it on your special day.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed all over the UK at venues including: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Leeds Town Hall, Abbey Road Studios, Parr Street Studios, Royal Albert Hall.. the list goes on!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love Vitamin String Quartet and we love Eznima, Beyonce's violinist.. She really brings a new energy to classical music! We also love Clean Bandit for bringing classical instruments into mainstream culture.

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

We have recorded strings on a David Bowie track conducted by Nile Rodgers in Abbey Road Studios which was amazing.. We have also performed as the string quartet on Hollyoaks which is broadcast on Channel 4.. That was a lot of fun!


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£687.50
Up to 3 hours£750
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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Tania G, 3 years ago

Thanks again for entertaining our guests is such a fantastic way! Our supporters loved the event and we are so pleased everything went well!

From other customers:

Michelle M, 5 years ago

“Working with Lara and the girls in Echo String Quartet has been an absolute pleasure. Having contacted LIPA to enquire about availability of students, Lara from Echo String Quartet, was very prompt in responding with video footage and a bio. The Telegraph Cruise & Travel Show was a two day event at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday. As the only string quartet at the event, it was quite demanding on the girls to play across both days with 1-1.5hrs sessions on a tight schedule. Their performances were fantastic and provided our visitors with a relaxing and intimate atmosphere within our Cream Tea Experience. We have recieved many lovely comments from our visitors since the show, and I would highly recommend Echo String Quartet for any event that requires a classy and sophisticated musical accompaniment.”

Emily G, 5 years ago

“We had so many positive comments about you guys and you really helped to get the day started. People were really impressed by the variety of music that you played. Couldn’t be happier that it was you guys who responded to our advert!”

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