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The UK’s Number 1 provider of young musicians for functions and events. Launched in 2010, Music Students for Hire has provided live music for over 4,000 private and corporate events. Our aim is to make live music more accessible to clients whilst supporting young, talented musicians at the early stages of their professional careers. Our roster of over 1,500 musicians includes a combination of recent graduates and current undergraduates from some of the top music colleges and universities around the country. Our national pool of musicians include String Quartets, Jazz Musicians, Harpists, Pianists, Singers and much more.

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Keir (
5 years ago

Your cellist Sam helped create a truly unforgettable moment for our 10 year anniversary. He arrived promptly at The Savoy, kindly agreed to wait behind a curtain poised to play on cue, and seemed genuinely excited to be part of this wonderful surprise. My wife described him playing the piece of music from our wedding as being "like a scene from a movie". A wonderful musician and a thoroughly decent chap too. Could not have been happier with the service and will recommend to others. Thank you.

Frances (
5 years ago

This was very easy to organise from the quick and helpful responses provided by the coordinator Sophie, right through until the day of our daughter’s wedding celebration. We chose a violinist, Kevin for our small wedding gathering in a hotel, and we were so pleased with his attentive and charming performance. Kevin played as the guests arrived, for the procession of the bride, during the signing of the register and at the drinks reception. He even found the music for some obscure pieces that were requested and had special meaning for the bride and groom. We were therefore entertained to a range of popular romantic music, various classical pieces and a few Marvel and Star War themes! Absolutely brilliant, and very reasonably priced. Thank you for helping to make a great day!

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Music Students For Hire's Song list

Contemporary (& Film)
A-HA Take on Me
Anon Happy Birthday
Bella Ciao
ABBA Medley
I Do, I Do, I Do
ACDC Highway to Hell
Adele Make You Feel My Love
Rolling in the Deep
Aerosmith I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
(you’re my) Angel
Alan Menken A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Colours Of The Wind (Pocahontas)
I See the Light (Tangled)
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
Alicia Keys If I Ain’t Got You
The Arctic Monkeys Mardy Bum
Arthur Hamilton Cry Me a River
Aretha Frankin Say a Little Prayer
Andrew Lloyd Webber All I Ask Of You (The Phantom Of The Opera)
Anne Dudley Jeeves & Wooster Theme
Avicii Wake Me Up
Hey Brother
Band of Horses The Funeral
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The Beatles All You Need is Love
Eleanor Rigby
When I'm Sixty-Four
Here Comes the Sun
Eight Days a Week
Bee Gees How Deep is Your Love
Ben E King Stand By Me
Ben Folds The Luckiest
Ben Howard Only Love
Benj Pasek Rewrite the Stars (The Greatest Showman)
Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)
Beyonce Halo
Love on Top
Bill Medley (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (Dirty Dancing)
Bill Withers Lovely Day
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feelin’
Lets Get it Started
Bon Jovi Always
It’s My Life
Britney Spears Toxic
Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are
Marry You
Uptown Funk
Bryan Adams Everything I Do I Do it for You
Christina Perri A Thousand Years (Breaking Dawn Part 1)
Clean Bandit Rather Be
Coldplay Viva la Vida
The Scientist
Something Just Like This
Craig Armstrong Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
Portugese Love Theme (Love Actually)
Cy Coleman The Rhythm of Life (Sweet Charity)
Cyndi Lauper True Colours
The Courteeners Take Over the World
The Crystals Going to the Chapel
The Cure Friday I’m in Love
Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
Daft Punk Get Lucky
Damian Rice The Blower’s Daughter
Daniel Cesar Best Part
David Baerwald Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
David Bowie Life on Mars
Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid
Death Cab for cutie I will follow you into the dark
Des’ree Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet (1996))
Dave Brubeck Take Five
Dr Dre The Next Episode
California Love
The Eagles Hotel Callifornia
Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
Shape of You
Edith Piaf La Vie En Rose
Elbow One Day Like This
Ella Fitzgerald Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
Ellie Golding How Long Will I Love You
ELO Mr Bluesky
Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
Your Song
Elvis Costello She
Elvis Presley Always On My Mind
Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling in Love
Ennio Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
River (The Mission)
Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
Eva Cassidy Fields of Gold
Everly Brothers All I Have to do is Dream
Etta James At Last
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams
Faith No More From Out of Nowhere
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere
Florence + the Machine You’ve Got the Love (live version)
Foo Fighters Everlong
Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night
Come Fly with Me
Frankie Valli Can’t take my eyes off of you
The Fray How to Save a Life
Gershwin Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
Gerry Rafferty Right down the line
Glen Miller Chatanooga Choo Choo
Gotye Somebody That I Used to Know
Goo Goo Dolls Iris
Green Day Time of Your Life
Guns & Roses Sweet Child Of Mine
Haddaway What is Love
Hans Zimmer The Da Vinci Code Theme
Gladiator Theme (Now We Are Free)
Harry Warren That’s Amore
Henry Mancini Moon River
The Pink Panther Theme
Howard Shore Concerning Hobbits (The Lord of the Rings)
Hozier Take Me to Church
Ian Anderson UEFA Champions League Theme
Israel Kamakawiwo Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Jack Johnson Better Together
The Jacksons I Want You Back
James Blunt You’re Beautiful
James Ford Murphy Song from Lava (2014)
Jason Mraz I’m Yours
Jay Ferguson The US Office Theme
Jerry Bock Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Jimmy Needham If I Ever Needed Grace
Johan johannson The theory of Everything
John Legend All of Me
John Williams Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter Medley
Star Wars Medley
The Throne Room (Star Wars)
Jurassic Park Theme
The Phantom Menace (Star Wars)
Cantina Band (Star Wars)
Indiana Jones theme
Joplin The Entertainer
The Journey Don’t Stop Believin’
Jungle Book Bare Necessities
Justin Bieber Sorry
Kanye West Gold Digger
Touch The Sky
Kate Bush Running Up The Music
Katrina & The Waves Walking On Sunshine
Kelly Clarkson A Moment Like This
The Killers Human
Mr Brightside
Kings of Leon Sex on Fire
Use Somebody
Klaus Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
Kraftwerk The Model
Kylie Minogue All the Lovers
I Should Be So Lucky (Lucky, Lucky, Lucky)
The La’s There she goes
Leigh Harline When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
Leonard Bernstein One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story)
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Leslie Bricusse Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Medley (1971)
Lionel Bart As Long As He Needs Me (Oliver!)
Lionel Ritchie Endless Love
Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World
Love Affair Everlasting Love
John Kellette I’m forever blowing bubbles
Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni
Un’Altra Vita
Luis Fonsi Despacito
Led Zepellin Stairway to Heaven
Madness It Must Be Love
Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days (Fiddler on the roof)
Mary J. Blige Family Affair
Max Richter On the Nature of Daylight (Arrival)
The Four Seasons Recomposed: Spring I
The Marcels Blue Moon
Michael Buble All I Do is Dream of You
Michael Giacchino Up Theme
Michael Jackson Thriller
Human Nature
McFly It’s All About You
Meredith Wilson Till There Was You (The Music Man)
Metallica Nothing Else Matters
Monty Norman James Bond Theme
Mumford & Sons I Will Wait
Muse Time is running out
Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
Natalie Cole This will be (an everlasting love)
Neil Young Love is a Rose
Nino Rota Love Theme (The Godfather)
Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares for Me
Oasis Whatever
Champagne Supernova
The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet
Owl City Fireflies
Paramore The Only Exception
Pharrell Williams Happy
Phil Collins You’ll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)
Philip Oakey Together In Electric Dreams
Poison Every Rose Has its Thorn
Portugal. The man Feel it still
Pink Just Give Me a Reason
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
The Pipettes I Love You
The Pixies Where is My Mind
The Police Roxanne
Toploader Dancing in the Moonlight
Queen You’re My Best Friend
Bohemian Rhapsody
Don’t Stop Me Now
Somebody To Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
R.E.M. Nightswimming
Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones Theme
The Red Jumpsuit Guardian Angel
Rihanna Rude boy
Rita Coolidge All Time High
Roberta Flack Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Rogers & You’ll never walk alone (Carousel)
Hammerstein Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)
Ron Goodwin Miss Marple Theme
Rusted Root Send Me on My Way
Sam Smith Stay With Me
Sade By Your Side
Schoenberg I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
Sia Chandelier
My Love
Sigur Ros Hoppipolla
Simon & Garfunkel The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
Mrs. Robinson
Simons & Marks All of Me
Sixpence None Kiss Me
the Richer
Skid Row I Remember You
Spice Girls Two Become One
Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
Steve Jablonsky Bumblebee Captured (Transformers)
Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered
You are the Sunshine of My Life
Isn’t She Lovely
Take That Greatest Day
Talking Heads This Must Be The Place
Taylor Swift Love Story
Wildest dreams (From ‘Bridgerton’)
Temper Trap Sweet Disposition
Tom Jones Delilah
Turning Page Sleeping at Last
The Smiths Please Let Me Get What I Want
The Sweeney Theme
The Temptations My Girl
The Turtles Happy together
U2 With Or Without You
Beautiful Day
Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
The XX Intro
Weezer Island in the Sun
Yiruma River Flows in You (Twilight)
Zorro I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
Classical (& Folk)
Anon. Down By the Salley Gardens
God Save the Queen (UK National Anthem)
Sumer Is Icumen In
Andre Rieu Waltzing Matilda
Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Cello Suite No.1 (G Major Prelude)
Air (Suite No.3 in D major)
Prelude (English Suite No.3)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
Sheep May Safely Graze (BWV 208 No 9)
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Beethoven Cavatina (String Quartet Op. 130)
Fur Elise
Ode to Joy
Symphony No.5 (1st Mvt.)
Bellini Casta Diva
Bizet Love Duet (The Pearl Fishers)
Boccherini Music (Master & Commander)
Chopin Nocturne in Eb Major
Prelude in E Minor (Op.28 No.4)
Waltz No.19 in A minor, B.150
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Denza Funicluli Funicula
Debussy Claire de Lune
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Delibes Flower Duet (Lakme)
Dvorak Finale (Sonatina in G Major)
Elgar Chanson De Matin
Salut D’Amour
Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
Enoch Sontonga Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica (South Africa National Anthem)
Faure Apres une Reve
Francesco Sartori Time to Say Goodbye
Gounod Ave Maria
Grieg Gavotte (Holberg Suite)
Handel Halleluia Chorus (The Messiah)
All We Like Sheep (The Messiah)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Largo (Violin Sonata in D Maj)
Scipio (Slow March of the Grenadier Guards)
Zadok The Priest
Haydn Finale: Allegro (Symphony No.77)
Jenkins Palladio
Marquez Danzon No.2
Massenet Meditation (Thais)
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Divertimento in D
Piano Concerto no.21
Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffman)
Pachelbel Canon in D
Puccini Musetta’s Waltz (La Boheme)
Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Rodríguez La Cumparsita
Saint Saens The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Satie Gymnopedie No.1
Schubert Ave Maria
Shostakovich Waltz (Jazz Suite No.2)
Silvestri Forrest Gump, Feather Theme
Sullivan Three Little Maids (The Mikado)
Tchaikovsky Waltz (Sleeping Beauty)
Waltz of the Flowers (The Nutcracker)
Tellier La Ritornelle
Traditional Psintri Vasilija Mou
Hava Nagila (Israeli Folk Song)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Vivaldi Spring (The Four Seasons)
Winter: 1. Allegro non molto (The Four Seasons)
Winter: 2. Largo (The Four Seasons)
von Paradis Sicilienne in E Flat Major
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre)
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Amazing Grace
As I Kneel Before You
Be Thou My Vision
Bind us together
Blessed Assurance
Come Down O Love Divine
Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing
Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind
For the one
Give Me Joy in My Heart
Here I Am, Lord
How great Thou Art
I Vow to Thee My Country
Immortal, Invisible
Lord Of All Hopefulness
Lord Of The Dance (I Danced in the Morning)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
Morning Has Broken
O Jesus I Have Promised
Shine, Jesus, Shine (Lord the light of your love is shining)
Tell Out My Soul
To god be the glory
Chura Liya
Humko Hamise Churalo
Jai Ho
Jashn E Bahara
Katootar Ja Ja Ja
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Pehli Nazar
Pehla Nasha
Suraj Hua Madam
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jana Sanam
Tujne Mein Rab Dikhta Hai
All I Want for Christmas is You
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a manger
Deck The Halls
Fairytale Of New York
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Last Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Silent Night
The Coventry Carol
The First Noel
Twelve Days of Christmas
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Contemporary (& Film)
Alan Menken Happy Working Song (Enchanted)
Arlen Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Beatles Eleanor Rigby
Here Comes the Sun
Ben E King Stand By Me
Calum Scott You Are The Reason
Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
Elvis Can’t Help Falling in Love
Enya May it Be (Lord of the Rings)
Foster The Prayer
Guns N’ Roses November Rain
Hans Zimmer Gladiator Theme (Now We Are Free)
Howard Shore Concerning Hobbits (The Lord of the Rings)
James Arthur Falling Like The Stars
John Williams Star Wars Theme
Joplin The Entertainer
Maple Leaf Rag
Kodaline All I Want
Limahl Never Ending Story
Morricone Cinema Paradiso
OneRepublic Secrets
Paolo Nutini Candy
Pete St. John The Fields of Athenry
Pharrell Williams Happy
Queen Don’t Stop Me Now
Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones Theme
Rihanna We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence
Sleeping At Last Turning Page
Steve Winwood Higher Love
Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Yiruma River Flows in You (Twilight)
Classical (& Folk)
Anon Danny Boy
Scarborough Fair
Arne Rule Britannia
Bach Sheep may safely graze
Wachet auf
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Air on a G String
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Bizet Habanera (Carmen)
Boccherini Minuet & Trio
Brahms Hungarian Dance
Theme from Symphony No. 1
Clarke Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary
Delibes Flower Duet
Dvorak Humoresque
Elgar Serenade for String Orchestra
Francesco Sartori Time to Say Goodbye
Franck Panis Angelicus
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Largo (Xerxes)
Holst Jupiter (The Planets)
Gounod Ave Maria
Jenkins Palladio
Mendelssohn Wedding march
Monteverdi Pur ti miro (L’Incoronazione di Poppea)
Mozart Ave Verum corpus
Allegro (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
String Duo in G
Pachelbel Canon in D
Purcell When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido & Aeneas)
Saint-Saens The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Satie Gnossienne No. 1
Schubert Ave Maria
Verdi La Donna e Mobile (Rigoletto)
Libiamo (La Traviata)
Vivaldi Allegro (Spring)
Largo (Winter)
Wagner Wedding Chorus (Lohengrin)
Amazing Grace
Be Thou My Vision
This Little Light of Mine
Hava Naglia
Angels We Have Heard on High
Coventry Carol
Good King Wenceslas
Jingle Bells
O Holy Night

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Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£845
Up to 3 hours£945


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