Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC.
Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strin...
London ceilidh band The Spring Heeled Jacks is an exciting five-piece band delivering healthy doses of energising dance tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond. Drawn from a number of experienced dance musicians and callers, The Spring Heeled Jacks are guaranteed to make your event a memorable one.
From foot-stomping jigs to elegant waltzes, their repertoire draws on both traditional tunes and their own compositions, with a style and rhythm which is irresistibly danceable. Whether you're looking for a traditional Scottish wedding ceilidh, a fun birthday party English barn dance or even a Welsh twmpath for your community fundraisers, the Spring Heeled Jacks would love to hear from you. We are a London ceilidh band but are happy to travel.
Trifonics is an outstanding flute and strings trio with unimaginable performance skills. Being in the UK's premier league of classical musicians, these three ladies have performed on stages all around the world. Not only is this trio what you would imagine a classical performance to be, Trifonics have a specialist skill in being able to sing, dance and interact whilst playing bringing a classical music to a new level. Brought together by meeting whilst busking in the historic Covent Garden, Trifonics have performed regularly in venues around London including 'Villa Di Geggiano' - Chiswick where their rendition of the Can-Can went down a storm. "It was something quite outstanding to watch them dance the Can-Can whilst playing so in tune, including the cellist!" - Elizabeth Rennie. Trifonics also have an extensive repertoire of background music where the harmonious melodies of the flute and strings serenade quietly in the background while people...
Available in London
from £200. Based in Greater London
London Jazz Band:
A collective of multi-instrumentalists, able to provide an array of options catered to your event - Their repertoire consists of 1920s/30s jazz and vintage hits.
Starting from a trio and then working up to a swingin' band option - The Night and Day Collective are the perfect addition to any event looking for a splash of vintage/jazzy atmosphere!
Wedding reception drinks
Evening entertainment for Weddings
Available in London
from £400. Based in Greater London
The Stretto Quartet is a sought-after ensemble for social events, corporate functions and weddings, in London and further afield.
They are happy to travel to your event, and will bring with them their professional approach, reliability, flexibility and sense of fun.
If you are looking to find a string quartet consisting of four individually talented players who combine to perform with a considerable flair and zest, this is the string quartet for you.
The four members of the Stretto Quartet first worked together during a tour of Chennai, India. Three members of the group toured China together, and two studied in the USA before meeting their Canadian violinist. Though clearly well-travelled, they have also individually appeared in Phantom of the Opera in the West End, on screen in the film of Les Miserables, and with the Welsh National Opera.
They enjoy playing all styles of music, from Mozart to Michael Jackson, and convey their...
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from £500. Based in Greater London
The Lollipops are a professional vintage inspired vocal trio, with a passion for the music and the fashion of the era! The group cover a wide range of repertoire from the 1940s up to the 60s and also cover 70s - modern songs with authentic 3 part harmony arrangements. The Lollipops formed through their love of harmonies. Bound the please the crowd with their authentic choreography, close sweet harmonies and fantastic outfits. They take inspiration from artists such as The Andrew Sisters, The Puppini Sisters, The Chordettes, The Shirelles, That Marvelettes, Bette Midler and many more! They are available for a variety of events such as weddings, birthday parties and private functions, and deliver a fantastic and enjoyable experience with a nostalgic and vintage twist!
Surrey wedding band The Winklepickers. Providing live music entertainment that will really get your event going.
By offering options of booking a solo guitarist with vocals for a more relaxed atmosphere through to a lively quintet that will add a spark to your special day, The Winklepickers give you the unique ability to tailor your musical entertainment for your specific needs.
The Winklepickers are available in the following formats:
[These prices are for 2 hours of live music divided to suit your requirements, background music through the sound system during breaks and the learning of a first dance song just for you]
Solo (guitar and vocals) for £300
Duo (guitar and vocals with double bass) for £500
Trio (guitar and vocals, bass and drums) for £800
Quartet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums with keyboard or saxophone) for £1000
Quintet (guitar and vocals, bass, drums, saxophone and keyboard) for £1200
Monika Ramstein on vocals, Steve Ashworth on keyboard and Shura Greenberg on bass, make up this fantastic, versatile trio.
Having performed at some of London's top music venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, Hideaway and Jazz after Dark, and performing at countless parties and functions, this trio will make any event a special occasion. Whether you require soothing background jazz/soul or upbeat funky tunes to boogie the night away, this trio will deliver an unforgettable experience, they can also provide a duo/quartet or quintet. This super talented trio specialize in providing laid back jazz/soul for the first part of your event, whilst the guests mingle, chat and have drinks, then the second half, getting the crowd on their feet to dance the night away. With a varied repertoire there is something for everyone and they are always happy to cater for special requests.
Available in London
from £350. Based in Greater London
The Amazing Singing Waiters are stunning, highly entertaining, professional classically trained singers, soloists and ensemble performers. The hugely popular Singing Waiters Duo, Trio and four voice acts, Operatic Wedding Soloists, and bespoke ensembles in Trio, Quartet or larger choir formats.
We are a well established London based ensemble who have been performing together successfully for over a decade throughout the UK and abroad, though we also regularly audition young talented singers fresh from the Guildhall, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy and Trinity to keep our performances fresh and youthful.
Available in London
from £320. Based in Greater London
London's highest spirited,
all swingin' and dancing swing jazz orchestra!
The Silver Ghosts are a 7 piece swing ensemble performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, 30s & 40s.
"their musical craft (not to mention showmanship) is nothing less than a 101% convincing... What a delightful and dazzling night out", 5 stars - Making Music
Why choose us?
The ensemble, whose upbeat performances have previously effected exhilarating 'Boardwalk Empire/Gatsby' style atmospheres at Ronnie Scott's, The Savoy, The 100 Club, and The Royal Albert Hall, offer you the opportunity to put on their upbeat experience at your own event.
The competitively priced lineup can pare down to a 5 piece or scale up to an 9 piece to suit your requirements and budget. It is the 7 piece septet that is the standard killer lineup, raising smiles with an authentic sound and quirky numbers like 'Busy Line', 'You're Driving ...
The Celli Quartet is an exciting all-female cello ensemble, unique as a string quartet in its four-cello line-up. Based in London and Brighton, performing gorgeous music from classical to pop for corporate events, weddings and recitals, the four cellists create a beautiful rich sound that goes beyond background music, playing with style, energy and passion.
Also hireable as a Celli Duo, or Solo Cello with backing amp for smaller events.
The Crystal Palace String Quartet was founded by graduates of Britain's top music colleges. Their shared passion for chamber music has allowed them to acquire an extensive repertoire and to gain experience in providing live music for all kinds of events, ranging from weddings, civil partnerships, parties and corporate functions to band music, sessions, and TV. Their repertoire ranges from baroque to pop and covers nearly every imaginable genre in between. The Crystal Palace String Quartet can be booked as a duo, trio or quartet.
The Ealing String Quartet is formed from graduates of from the Royal College of Music. As young, dynamic professionals, their ability to perform at the highest level has led them to play at high profile events in venues including Clarence House, Kensington Palace, Lambeth Palace, the Saatchi Gallery, and for clients such as John Lewis, Barclays Capital Connect, Grossmith perfumes and Coutts & Co. They also perform regularly in the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery and recently appeared on the Andrew Marr Show.
They also have performed extensively for wedding’s all over the country including venues as the Royal Opera House, Syon Park, Great Fosters, Notley Abbey, Ritz and Lanesborough Hotel.
Individually, each member is rapidly making their mark on the London music scene, playing with many of the top orchestras, pop artist, recording and filming for Sony, the BBC and performing at concert venues around the UK.
The Ealing String Quartet ...
We are a London based brass quartet of professional musicians specialising in oompah music and popular classics with a German feel.
Whether you need a band for a wedding, birthday party or just a general 'knees up', then we are the band for you.
We get the crowd going with audience interaction playing classics from artists such as Adele, Tom Jones, S Club 7 and Robbie Williams.
Don't hesitate to contact us.
Tirelessly grooving through the night, this kinetic five piece band are perfect for all your events. Soul in the Belfry fuse Soul, R&B, Funk and Disco classics with a sublime selection of modern Pop songs.
The internationally acclaimed band provide professional and high quality entertainment for weddings, birthday parties, corporate and festive events, catered specifically for your individual requirements.
The trans-euro collective of musicians formed in 2016, comprising of vocalist Martina Ibrahim, guitarist Matteo Busti, keyboardist Tim Gardner, bassist Vassilis Lazouras and drummer Filippo Galli, will animate any crowd with their energetic performances.
Guaranteed to make your feet move!
Available in London
from £1000. Based in Greater London
Get Gospel are an outstanding group of singers who love everything gospel and soul. Finalists in BBC Gospel Choir Of The Year 2015, they pride themselves in creative arrangements that that bring an up-to-date feel to amazing music from the last 5 decades, with a repertoire that spans classic and contemporary gospel tunes, to their own versions of pop songs and old hymns. The members of Get Gospel have individually worked with incredible artists such as Stevie Wonder, Gorillaz, Candi Staton, Gareth Malone, Jocelyn Brown, Pixie Lott, The Guillemots, Shlomo’s Vocal Orchestra, Muyiwa and Riversongz, Michael Ball and Keane among many others. You’ll love their modern take on well known tunes and their uplifting gospel flavour on today’s hits. With years of experience on stage and in the corporate and wedding world, you can trust Get Gospel to deliver a performance to make every event sparkle with life.
The Merry Merry Christmas Carol Singing Trio give stunning performances for every kind of festive event imaginable. Our singers are all top graduates from The Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy, Royal Collage of Music, Trinity, and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music and thus trained to give superb performances with the flexibility to fit any unique requests. We rehearse our extensive festive repertoire of traditional carols and fun seasonal songs in glorious a cappella harmony at the start of every season and perform for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding dinners, corporate events, recordings and live functions. Start your event off perfectly with an instantly festive atmosphere with our singing to your guests as the arrive at your corporate event, dinner, party, festival or wedding.
The Viva Saxophone Quartet plays everything from Bach to Queen! The mix of easy listening swing, ragtime and popular classics is perfect for background music or events. Saxophone quartets are a very versatile ensemble, capable of sounding almost organ-like and beautifully classical one moment and uproariously jazzy the next.
Hayley enjoys an extremely varied musical career and is as much at home on the classical concert platform as she is as a session violinist, recording and performing with world-famous pop artists, or touring the world's largest and most prestigious venues.
Engagements in 2015 included recording sessions and TV and concert appearances with artists such as Adele, Stereophonics, Duran Duran, Take That, Sam Smith, Rod Stewart, Lianne La Havas, Ellie Goulding, Izzy Bizu, The Shires, Bjork, Jess Glynne, Hozier, James Bay, Sigma and Rita Ora as well as a solo performance during the candle-lighting at the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in London in the presence of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Engagements abroad included trips to Miami, Doha, Dubai and Prague as a Solo Electric Violinist or Lumina the Laser Violinist, as well a month long tour of the USA with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Choir and vocal ensemble Euphony performs a capella or with organ/piano. Services include anything from a soloist with backing track, through to operagrams and singing waiters!
Euphony Voices perform everything from Renaissance motets during the wedding service to barbershop, opera or Cole Porter for your corporate event. We have special Christmas and children's programmes.
Clients include IKEA, Guinness and World Travel Awards.
Based in London/East Midlands, but will travel all over UK! Cafe Manouche are a young Gypsy jazz & swing band formed by three brothers, perfect for that special event...***Booking up fast for 2016 get in touch for dates still available! ****
Playing music from 1910- 1920s to 1950s, including Parisian Waltzes, hot swing and touches of latin and bossa nova...(We also play a lot of music from 1910-1920!) Played in the distinctive style of gypsy jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt. Cafe Manouche's music is perfect for many occasions and suits most venues; Weddings, private parties, Great Gatsby parties, garden parties, festivals, vintage themed events (1920s-50s), swing dance events,afternoon tea, Sunday lunchtimes, late night bars, cafes, hotels, casinos and many more... The band have played lots of private parties and Weddings and are perfect for any time of day!
Cafe Manouche can tailor their music sets to just one genre but specialise...
FourFour is an eight-person a cappella ensemble specialising in classical choral music.
The group consists of current and ex choral scholars from the University of Cambridge and has experience performing in concerts, services and private functions.
Léonie is currently based in London and has worked as Principal with Northern Ballet, Orchestra of the Swan and the British Philharmonic Orchestra, No.2 with English National Opera and the Philharmonia and No.3 with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has also performed in the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra, including on the prestigious First Night of the Proms.
She has also played as a soloist for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, recorded at Abbey Road and played with artists including Jason Donovan, Shirley Bassey and Jeff Beck.
She has also played live on BBC Radio 3 with her quartet and the Philharmonia, and as a soloist on Radio New Zealand as part of a month long tour with pianist Michael Higgins which was sponsored by the British Council and Royal Overseas League.
Léonie was the 'cellist on the Tori Amos musical “The Light Princess” at the National Theatre in 2013-1...
Bowfiddle is an all female ensemble which specializes in classical and light music entertainment for weddings, functions, corporate events, parties and concerts. The group can be hired as a String Quartet, a Trio (violin, viola and cello), a Duo (violin and cello) or can be expanded into a small string orchestra comprising of eight musicians. Presentation can be formal or more relaxed; co ordinated ball gowns, evening wear or smart casual.Bowfiddle has performed at a wide range of prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace, Goodwood House, Spencer House, Wallace Collection, Claridges, Woburn Abbey and many top London hotels. The players have worked with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Take That, Alesha Dixon, Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Peter Gabriel to name a few; and on another note The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Opera, Moscow City Ballet; plus West End shows Matilda, Gho...
Available in London
from £375. Based in Hertfordshire
You were amazing! You really helped make the ceremony special and everyone commented on how great the music was. You kept people on the dancefloor all night and lots of those at the reception mentioned how amazing you were.
You helped make our day exactly like how we wanted it to be.
A very happy and entertaining group, who kept our guests entertained all afternoon with popular classics and 60s and 70s music. I particularly liked the way they wandered round the garden among the guests. The volume was just right so the guests could talk as well if they needed to. Highly recommended.
City String Ensemble played on our wedding day on the 23 September at the Church and Reception. They played the exact music we wanted and nothing was too much trouble for them. The music sounded incredible and all our guests said how amazing they were. thank you so much City String Ensemble.
Georgia and Matt x
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