Ariella Strings

Northamptonshire
From: £600
Verified bookings:  1
Reviews: 34
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Price from: £600

"GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUR EARS SMILE!"

Add some "Ariella Magic" to your special occasion! For your wedding day you only want the best and here we are!

Ariella Strings are the UK’s Top String Music Wedding Specialists! We have 3 groups available for you to book which means we can cater for all budgets and all sizes of venues. The string groups are owned and run by husband and wife team, Cheryl and John Bass.

No booking is too small. Every booking is tailored to each client. Our top service stands out from the rest! Travel time and expenses are included (up to 20 miles) - no added extras.

We do not charge VAT

We offer our clients:

Specialist wedding music services

Fully qualified, carefully selected professional musicians

Friendly, bespoke service

Public liability insurance of £10 million

Employers liability insurance of £10 million

Products liability insurance of £10 million

Huge lists of music - pop, jazz, rock and classical music

Face to face music consultation m...

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34 Reviews
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Lucy and Rob Galloway - Bride and Groom

21 Aug 2015

"“I saw Ariella Strings perform at a wedding a few years ago at a hotel I worked in, and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to have you involved in my wedding somehow, whenever that day would be! So when it came to us setting our date, you were among the very first bookings we made, along with our venue.

Cheryl and John, you have been an absolute dream to work with. Your personalities and love for what you do shines through in every song you play. You were such a special and personal part...

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Hannah and Michael Ferrada

21 Apr 2017

Ariella Strings were the perfect special touch to our day. Having them play as I walked down the aisle was stunning and so effective. They were the ideal backdrop to the day. If you are looking for live music, Ariella Strings come highly recommended. I must also mention how easy to deal with both Cheryl and John were leading up to the big day.

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Yush and Sallyann Kalia - Bride and Groom

29 Jul 2016

"Hey John, Cheryl

Hope you're both well. Just got back from our holiday and wanted to share a huge thank you for playing your socks off and making the music hugely enjoyable for everyone. Lot's of positive feedback from everyone! Best wishes for the future, best Yush

Yush and Sallyann – Bride and Groom 29th July 2016 Fawsley Hall"

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Lucy and Jeff

9 Apr 2016

"Cheryl and John, Jeff and I would like to say a huge thank you for your part in our wedding ceremony. From the moment we started planning our wedding, I knew exactly what music I wanted to walk down the aisle to; Pachelbel’s Canon. I had imagined my walk down the aisle over and over again and on the day you truly made my dreams come true. Hearing the introductory notes before I started walking gave me spine chills, your talent is breath-taking. Other memories include when we signed the register...

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Viki and Matt - Bride and Groom

19 Mar 2016

"To all at Ariella Strings

Thank you so much for making our special day beautifully musical

love Viki and Matt

19th March 2016 Kelmarsh Hall"

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FAQ
  • Can you play outside?
    Yes we love to join our clients outside providing the weather is suitable. All we need is shade from direct sunlight. Playing outside is restricted by temperature as well and generally we cannot play outdoors if it is less than 18 degrees. Musicians are static and get cold very quickly. However, we always do our very best to follow you and your guests wherever you go!
  • Can you travel between venues?
    Yes. No problem at all. We are experts at moving between venues - we have had lots of practice! Moving between venues is included as part of our booked time. We will discretely set up our equipment in just 10 minutes at the 2nd venue - all we need is to have our chairs ready and waiting for us!
  • How long can we book you for?
    We can play for as long as you need- every engagement is unique and we tailor our service to our client. However, we do need to make sure we take adequate "comfort" breaks throughout each booking as playing an instrument is a physically demanding job. For bookings of less than 3 hours we allow 10 minutes break in every hour - always at your convenience of course! For bookings longer than 3 hours we work in 45 minute sets. For Church Wedding Ceremonies only we do not take a break
  • Do you carry Public Liability Insurance?
    Ariella Strings is fully covered! We carry: Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000 Products Liability Insurance of £10,000,000 Employer's Liability Insurance of £10,000,000
  • What areas do you cover?
    Ariella Strings are based in Buckinghamshire and cover the areas of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, London, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire but we are able to play worldwide if needed. (t's&c's apply)
  • Can you play outside?
    Yes we love to join our clients outside providing the weather is suitable. All we need is shade from direct sunlight. Playing outside is restricted by temperature as well and generally we cannot play outdoors if it is less than 18 degrees. Musicians are static and get cold very quickly. However, we always do our very best to follow you and your guests wherever you go!
  • Can you travel between venues?
    Yes. No problem at all. We are experts at moving between venues - we have had lots of practice! Moving between venues is included as part of our booked time. We will discretely set up our equipment in just 10 minutes at the 2nd venue - all we need is to have our chairs ready and waiting for us!
  • How long can we book you for?
    We can play for as long as you need- every engagement is unique and we tailor our service to our client. However, we do need to make sure we take adequate "comfort" breaks throughout each booking as playing an instrument is a physically demanding job. For bookings of less than 3 hours we allow 10 minutes break in every hour - always at your convenience of course! For bookings longer than 3 hours we work in 45 minute sets. For Church Wedding Ceremonies only we do not take a break
  • Do you carry Public Liability Insurance?
    Ariella Strings is fully covered! We carry: Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000 Products Liability Insurance of £10,000,000 Employer's Liability Insurance of £10,000,000
  • What areas do you cover?
    Ariella Strings are based in Buckinghamshire and cover the areas of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, London, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire but we are able to play worldwide if needed. (t's&c's apply)
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    We are fully flexible and offer 4 professional string groups! String Quartet, String Trio, String Duo and our very popular String Duo PLUS+ Our String Duo PLUS+ is pop, rock and jazz only and is violin and viola accompanied by a pop backing track - really good fun for any occasion! You are not restricted to booking a string quartet only!
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    We do not need PA. We provide our own battery operated stand lights so you have no need to worry about providing this. Our String Duo PLUS+ provides it's own bluetooth sound system and is fully self sufficient.
  • How much space do you require?
    Obviously the string quartet needs the biggest space - we require enough space for 4 musicians to sit in a semi-circle with their instruments and music stands, and with room to bow. Allow approximately 3 meters wide by 2 meters deep. The trio is similar but our string duo takes up a very small space and is great for smaller events and venues.
  • How long do you play for?
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
  • Who are your previous clients?
  • How much space do you require?
    Obviously the string quartet needs the biggest space - we require enough space for 4 musicians to sit in a semi-circle with their instruments and music stands, and with room to bow. Allow approximately 3 meters wide by 2 meters deep. The trio is similar but our string duo takes up a very small space and is great for smaller events and venues.
  • How long do you play for?
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    We make sure we take our breaks at times convenient for our clients. However, we do need 10 minutes break in approx every hour up to a 3 hour booking. For bookings over 3 hours in length we work in 45 minute slots. Playing an instrument is physically demanding so comfort breaks are imperative!
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Yes of course! We offer a specialist, professional music arrangement service exactly for this situation! First of all we try to source the sheet music, checking if it is already arranged and we are happy with the standard of the arrangement we will buy it - usually about £10 per song. If we cannot find the music already arranged we offer a professional, music arranging service. Our viola player is a specialist, music arranger and will arrange your song espcially for you. The cost of this is £50 per piece.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Ariella Strings "Guarantee to make your ears smile" Add some "Ariella Magic" to your special occasion! Your guests will LOVE it! We are simply the best in the country!


Set List/Services

Classical - usual string repertoire for all groups

Examples of our String Trio Light music - our String Quartet has similar

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