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Award-winning string quartet in Lichfield. Music from Bach to AC/DC. Over 18 years experience, Fortune provide the perfect background.
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Lichfield
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Based in Lichfield, award-winning Fortune Strings provides quartets and trios for events, weddings, celebrations and everything in between! All of our players studied at some of the UK's top conservatoires and have performed with the region's best orchestras. Our players have toured the globe supporting international pop and classical artists, performed for members of the royal family, at the Proms, filmed as part of numerous tv shows...and now they have come together to be part of Fortune Strings. We have a passion for creating beautiful music and are extremely experienced at putting together repertoire lists to impress and satisfy all tastes. Fortune Strings has music from Bach, Porter, Coldplay, Queen, Billy Eilish and plenty more; popular films and tv shows such as Bridgerton and The Greatest Showman and plenty more; stage musicals such as The Lion King and Les Misérables....

Musicianship
Genres:
Film / TV music, Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Swing, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers
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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, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Our list grows regularly, so if there is a piece that you are after that's not on here, please ask as we may well have it or be able to get it (fees may apply)
Jazz/light/pop/musicals
2 Become 1 - The Spice Girls
80’s Hit Medley
A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
A Millon Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
A Million Love Songs – Take That
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Abba Medley
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
Africa - Toto
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Alegria (Cirque du Soleil)
Alejandro - Lady Gaga
All About You - McFly
All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)
All My Love - Led Zeppelin
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
America (West Side Story)
Amor de Chocolat
Angels - Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Any Dream Will Do
Anything Goes
Apologize - One Republic
As Time Goes By
Ashokan Farewell
At Last - Etta James
At the Beginning (Anastasia)
Baby - Justin Bieber
Back in Black - AC/DC
Back in the U.S.S.R - The Beatles
Back to Bacharach (a medley)
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
Begin the Beguine - Porter
Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)
Ben - Michael Jackson
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez
Best Day of My Life
Beyond the Sea
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Blue Moon
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Book of Days - Enya
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
Can’t Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Showboat)
Can’t Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Chandelier - Sia
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chi Mai
Chicago - Fisher
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo dil ko
Clocks - Coldplay
Close To You - The Carpenters
Colours of the Wind
Come Fly With Me
Come in From the Rain - Manchester
Come on Eileen
Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
Common People - Pulp
Concerning Hobbits
Copacabana – Barry Manilow
Counting Stars - One Republic
Country Joe
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Creep - Radiohead
Cry Me A River - Hamilton
Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Do It Again - Gershwin
Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Frozen)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita)
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
El Tango de Roxanne (Moulin Rouge)
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Evergreen - Streisand
Everlasting Love
Every Tear Is A Waterfall - Coldplay
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Everything - Michael Bublé
Everything I Do, I Do It For You
Falling Slowly
Feelings - Andy Williams
FHG (Initials of a slightly naughty Tenacious D song!)
Fields of Gold - The Police
Fly Me to the Moon
For Just a Moment (St. Elmo’s Fire)
For The Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
Forever
Frozen - Madonna
Get Back - The Beatles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk / Pharrell Williams
Girl - The Beatles
Girl from Ipanema
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Gonna Fly Now (Rocky)
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Goodbye to Love - Carpenter
Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles
Greatest Day - Take That
Hallelujah
Halo - Beyoncé
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hasta Mi Final
Hava Nagila
Have I Told You Lately
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hello - Adele
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Hernando’s Hideaway / Light My Fire
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Hoppipolla
Hotel California - Eagles
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria (The Sound of Music)
How High The Moon
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Can Go The Distance (Hercules)
I Could’ve Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)
I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Got Rhythm
I Know Him So Well (Chess)
I Love Paris - Cole Porter
I Love You - Cole Porter
I Only Want to Be With You – Dusty Springfield
I Was Born to Love - Queen
If You Could Read My Mind - Lightfoot
Il Postino (The Postman)
In My Life - The Beatles
In The Mood - Garland
I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrants
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Had To Be You
It Must Be Love - Madness
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Japanese Lullaby - Keiko Yamada
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perry
John Ryan’s Polka
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Just Give Me a Reason - Pink
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Karma Police - Radiohead
Kashmir - Led Zepplin
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Kissing You - Des’ree
La Bamba
La Valse d’Amelie (Chocolat)
La Vie en Rose
Laura - Raksin
Let It Go (Frozen)
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Let’s Do It
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Life On Mars? – David Bowie
Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Livin’ Thing - ELO
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Looney Tunes Fugue
Love and Marriage
Love is Here to Stay
Love is Not a Fight
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love of My Life - Queen
Love Story - Taylor Swift
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Lucky - Jason Mraz / Colbie Caillat
Maestro (The Holiday)
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Makin’ Whoopee
Maria (West Side Story)
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Memory (Cats)
Michelle - The Beatles
Misty
Money - Pink Floyd
Money, Money, Money
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Moonlight in Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
Motown Forever (Motown Medley)
Music to Watch Girls By - Andy Williams
Mr. Blue Sky – ELO
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
My Favourite Things (The Sound of Music)
My Funny Valentine
My Girl - The Temptations
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Mystic Caravan
Nemo Egg (Finding Nemo)
New York, New York - Bernstein
New York, New York – Sinatra
Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)
Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Now I See the Light
Now We Are Free (Gladiator)
On My Own (Les Misérables)
One Day Like This - Elbow
One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story)
Only If - Enya
Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Over The Rainbow – Israel “IZ”
Paradise - Coldplay
Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
Payphone - Lady Gaga / Beyoncé
Pennies From Heaven
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Pink Panther
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
Plink! Plank! Plunk!
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Pompeii - Bastille
Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually)
Purple Haze - Hendrix
Queen Medley (We will Rock You / Another One Bites the Dust / We are the Champions)
Rather Be
Reel Fiddlin’ (Traditional Folk Reels)
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Roxanne - The Police
Royals - Lordes
Rude - Magic
Rule the World - Take That
Run - Snow Patrol
Sarah - Thin Lizzy
Say a Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach
Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel
Secrets - One Republic
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She (The Seven Faces of Woman)
She’s The One - Robbie Williams
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Singin’ in the Rain
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Skinny Love - Birdy
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Skyfall - Adele
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
So Close (Enchanted)
So Happy Together - The Turtles
Someone Like You - Adele
Someone To Watch Over Me
Somethin' Stupid
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Songbird
Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers Theme)
Sportsnet (Blue Jays Theme)
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stormy Weather – Arlen
Strange (Bridgerton)
Stuff We Did (Disney’s UP)
Summertime
Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof)
Super Trooper
Sway / Cherry Pink - Michael Bublé
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Take Five
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Take The A Train
Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and The Beast)
Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars
Tea For Two
Thank You for the Music
That’s Amore
That Means A Lot - The Beatles
The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
The Chad Who Loved Me - Mansun
The Ecstasy of Gold (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
The Fool On The Hill - The Beatles
The Harry Lime Theme
The Man I Love
The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
The Rose - Bette Midler
The Secret Wedding (Braveheart)
The Way We Were
The Wellerman Sea Shanty
Theme from Bonanza
Theme from Bridgerton
Theme from Fawlty Towers
Theme from Forrest Gump
Theme from Game of Thrones
Theme from Ghostbusters
Theme from Harry Potter (medley)
Theme from James Bond
Theme from Legend of the Fall – The Ludlows
Theme from Monsters Inc.
Theme from Poirot
Theme from Pokémon
Theme from Pride and Prejudice (BBC TV series)
Theme from Ski Sunday (Pop Looks Bach)
Theme from Star Wars
Theme from Super Mario
Theme from Tarzan - Phil Collins
Theme from The Addams Family
Theme from The Godfather (Love theme)
Theme from The Legend of Zelda
Theme from The Phantom Menace
Theme from The Simpsons
Theme from Underwater Mario Bros
Theme from World of Warcraft (Lions Pride)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This is Me (The Greatest Showman)
Thousand Years (The Twilight Saga)
Three Lions – The Lightning Seeds
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Ticket to Ride - The Beatles
Time (Inception)
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Titanium - Sia
Top Of The World - The Carpenters
“Tradition” (Fiddler on the Roof)
Turning Page (The Twilight Saga)
Unforgettable
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson
Vera Cruz
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wave
We Are Young - Fun
We Have All The Time In The World
West Side Story Mix
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What Are You Doing For The Rest of Your Life?
What Is Love - Haddaway
What’s This Thing Called Love?
When I Fall in Love
When I’m Sixty-Four - The Beatles
When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Wildest Dreams (Bridgerton) – Taylor Swift
With a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles
With Or Without You - U2
Without You - David Guetta
Woman - John Lennon
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
World Without Love - The Beatles
Writing’s on the Wall - Sam Smith
Yellow - Coldplay
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Rogers/Hammerstein
You’re My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
Your Song - Elton John
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
Classical
Adagio - Albinoni
Adagio (Secret Garden) – Lovland
Adagio (Violin Concerto) - Bruch
Air and Simple Gifts
Air on the G String - Bach
Amapola - Morricone
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Arrival of the Birds
Ave Maria * – Gounod
Ave Maria * – Schubert
Badinerie - Bach
Barcarolle – Offenbach
Berceuse – Fauré
Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
Bolero - Ravel
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chanson de Nuit – Elgar
Che Gelida Manina (La Bohéme) - Puccini
Clair de Lune - Débussy
Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye)
Czardas - Monti
Danse des Mirlitons (The Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
Double Violin Concerto (1st & 2nd mvts) – Bach
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
Elizabethan Serenade
Elvira Madigan – Mozart
First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
Flower Duet - Delibes
Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Funiculì Funiculà - Denza
Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
Here Comes the Bride – Wagner
Humming Chorus (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini
Humoresque - Dvorák
I Giorni - Einaudi
Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)- Mascagni
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring * - Bach
Largo (Xerxes) - Handel
Largo (New World Symphony)- Dvorák
Lark Quartet (1st mvt) – Haydn
March (The Marriage of Figaro) – Mozart
Meditation (Thaïs) – Massanet
Melody in F – Rubinstein
Minuet in G – Boccherini
‘Morning’ (Peer Gynt Suite) – Grieg
Nessun Dorma – Puccini
Nimrod – Elgar
Norwegian Dance No.2 – Grieg
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
‘O Sole Mio - Capua
Palladio (De Beers Diamond advert)
Pavane - Fauré
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1st variation)
Romance - Shostakovich
Roses From The South - Strauss
Salut d’Amour – Elgar
Schindler’s List
Sheep May Safely Graze * - Bach
Skaters’ Waltz - Strauss
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovski
Softly Awakes My Heart – Saint-Saëns
Song from ‘A Secret Garden’ - Lovland
Song To The Moon - Dvorák
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair - Débussy
The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Rogers
The Swan – Saint-Saëns
Theme from Cinema Paradiso - E. Morricone
Thieving Magpie Overture - Rossini
Tik-Tak Polka - Strauss
Traumerei – Schumman
Trumpet Tune in D – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Two Rondeaux – Purcell
Vocalise - Rachmaninov
Voices of Spring - Strauss
Vivo per Lei
Water Music – Handel
Wedding Day At Troldhaugen – Grieg
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Tangos
Andaluza - Granados
Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 - Villa-Lobos
Danzas Argentinas No. 2 - Ginastera
Dance Like Crooked Antoine - Gonçalves
“El Choclo” Tango - Villoldo
“El Esquinazo” Tango - Villoldo
“El Fandango del Candil” - Granados
Habañera (Carmen) - Bizet
“Jalousie” Tango - Gade
La Bamba - Traditional
"La Cumparsita" Tango - Rodriguez
Lamento Quichua - Gianneo
Libertango
Noites Cariocas - Bandolim
Piazzolla Oblivion
"Por Una Cabeza" Tango
"Retintín" Tango - Arolas
Tango alla Tedesca - Naughtin
Tango in D - Albeniz
Tanguedia III - Piazzolla
"Tico–Tico" Chôro Sapéca - Abreu
Christmas
A Christmas Feast: 5 ancient carols
A Great and Might Wonder
Angels, From the Realms of Glory
As With Gladness, Men of Old
Away in a Manger
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Carol of the Bells
Christians, Awake!
Czech Carol
Deck the Halls
Fairytale of New York
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Greensleeves
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Heaven and Nature Sing
Holly and the Ivy
In Dulci Jubilo
In The Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Rocking Carol
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The 12 Days of Christmas
The Carol of the Drum
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
The First Nowell
The Nutcracker Suite
The Snowman
Unto Us is Born a Son
We Come A-Caroling
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watched
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our quartet line-up is 2 x violins, 1 x viola and 1 x cello. If your budget or venue is smaller, we can offer a trio for up to 2 hours.

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

We always try our best to accommodate any alterations to timings. We always encourage clients to book a little extra time for any moments on the day that overrun. Should events on the day overrun and we haven't been booked for the time, please speak to us as we may be able to be flexible, but are not obligated, subject to additional costs.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive around 30 - 45 minutes before we are to start playing.

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

We will happily let couples choose their ceremony music. We also invite clients to choose a small selection of pieces for their event. Having performed at 1000+ events, we have learned what best suits all tastes.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We bring our own acoustic instruments, stands and music. We simply require shade (from the elements!), soft refreshments and 4 armless chairs to be set up where the client/venue recommend

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you would like a specific song that we don't already have, we will see if we can source a string quartet arrangement. 1 free piece per event. Additional pieces will be charged. Given enough notice, we could potentially also have a quartet arrangement made (£60 fee).

Prices

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

Packages
Civil wedding ceremony
This includes music 15 minutes before the service begins, entrance, during the signing of the register, and as guests leave.
£600
1 hour
Music for a 1 hour booking
£600
1.5 hours
Music for 1.5 hour booking
£660
Church wedding ceremony
This includes music 30 minutes before the service begins, entrance music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£660
Drinks reception
Background music for your drinks reception. For 1.5 hours
£660
Wedding breakfast - 2 hrs
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£740
2 hour
Music for a 2 hour booking
£740
2.5 hours
Music for a 2.5 hour booking
£800
Civil Ceremony + Drinks reception - 2.5 hrs
Music 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, for the entrance, signing and exit, followed immediately by music during your drinks reception. This is for 2.5 hours total booking.
£800
3 hours
Music for a 3 hour booking
£870

Add-ons

PA system
+£100

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Jenna N, 24 days ago

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding last week. I remember hearing you all play as I was getting ready and the nerves hit me, it all sounded so lovely!

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Phil S, 2 years ago

We had the pleasure of having Fortune Strings play at our wedding yesterday at Newton House Barns, they are seriously talented musicians and so professional to deal with. We chose a modern selection of music for the aisle walk etc and then left the rest to Sarah & co for the drinks reception, all I can say is WOW just fantastic, we really cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you so much xxx Hayley & Phil