Blue Topaz Exclusive Trio and Quintet are premium products. Our pricing therefore reflects the quality of what we provide. Please only enquire if this service will suit your needs. Thank you.
We offer our unique Exclusive String Trio and Quintet to add sparkle and sophistication to your event
We are a unique line up of either 2 or 4 violins and bass.
The inclusion of the bass means that we can play a wide range of styles including classical, jazz and pop covers.
Our bass players use a slap bass technique when performing the jazz and pop numbers that gives a fantastic energy and atmosphere for your special event.
We offer all female or all male line ups.
All our players are highly trained and chosen for their outstanding musical ability and personal style.
We offer some matching dress options as you prefer.
We also provide state of the art sound systems and professional sound engineers meaning we can amplify our music should your event require. We also provide hand held microphones for any speeches you may be having.
Blue Topaz Exclusive Trio and Quintet perform music from a diverse and extensive bespoke repertoire ranging from Bach to the Black Eyed Peas.
We arrange all repertoire ourselves creating original versions of well known music. This also means we can arrange any piece on request no matter how unusual!
Our players have performed for high profile artists including Adele, Beyonce, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith, Take That, Birdy, the late George Michael, The Script, Simply Red and Stormzy.
We have also performed for The Queen, Wembley Stadium, at Ronnie Scotts and alongside Jools Holland.
We travel anywhere in the UK and abroad.
Please note we offer a premium service. Our pricing therefore reflects the quality of what we provide. Please only enquire if this service will suit your needs. Thank you.
Aaliyah Archer• Sept. 15, 2019
Huge thanks to the Blue Topaz team, the event went very well and everyone loved the music!
I received the message below from a partner at the firm and thought I should share it with you:
I thought the party yesterday was one of the very best that Bristows has ever given. Impeccably organised from start to finish and a superb promotion of the firm to a large international audience. I had a lot of very positive comments from attendees about all aspects including venue, food and drink, music, flowers and our friendly welcoming and efficient staff. We have raised the bar of Bristows parties yet again.
I’m sure I will be in touch about further events so until then, thank you so much for creating a lovely atmosphere and your professionalism in the lead up and during the event!
Theo Roezelt Jordaan• April 27, 2019
"The three string ensemble was absolutely terrific and elevated our humble event to a very memorable occasion.
The repertoire was absolutely spot on and the musicians were consummate professionals and very pleasant.
I highly recommend them and will certainly ask them to return and add panache to our future events."
Amy Thorne, Wedding Planner• Jan. 15, 2018
...Their passion, attention to detail and aura are second to none and I can’t wait until we work together again...
Don Cross, Manager The Orangery, Maidstone• Sept. 12, 2017
I was so impressed with the standard of performance & the fantastic mix of music that the ladies of Blue Topaz Strings played for our client’s wedding. We hear a lot of groups & there can be such a variation in quality.. Blue Topaz Strings were so good that my staff kept asking the music was on CD! I also liked that they brought their own amplification & sound engineer. The volume was set expertly to the perfect level. Blue Topaz Strings were consummate professionals & easy to work with. We are very much looking forward to working with them again.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Blue Topaz String Trio and Quintet are unique and exclusive line ups of violins and bass. We add sparkle and atmosphere to your event. We are a premium product for high end events.
What are the highlights of your career?
Playing for Adele, Hugh Jackman, Beyonce, Simply Red and Lana del Rey.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
The inclusion of our double bass in our ensembles. It rocks! Also, unlike many other groups, we only work with the best professionals in the business whom we have personally selected for their outstanding musical ability and personal style, meaning your event music will sparkle, sparkle sparkle...
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, private parties, corporate receptions and dinners, awards, anniversaries.
Who are your previous clients?
Wembley Stadium, The Queen, Jamie Oliver, Microsoft, Wentworth Golf Club, The Grosvenor House Hotel, The Dorchester, The Mandarin Oriental, The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Gardens, Lloyds, Claridge's, Proshare, University of Cambridge, Blenheim Palace, Foxhill's, Shakespeare's Globe, Hampton Court Palace, De Vere Hotels, Harley Medical Group
How can event planners pay for your services?
How long do you play for?
We play sets of 45 minutes to one hour and to fit in with the timings of your event. Tell us what you need and we will make it happen!
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes we have lighting, PA, instrument microphones, sound engineers. Everything is insured.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes we have public liability insurance and all our equipment is safety checked, insured and PAT tested.
How much space do you require?
Thi depends on the line up - For the Exclusive String Trio around 7 by 4 feet. For the Exclusive String Quintet around 10 by 5 feet.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Absolutely. We arrange all music ourselves so it's no problem to create a new arrangement of your favourite piece. Costs may apply. Please enquire with your choice.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We take 10-15 mins break in each hour of performance however this can be flexible to fit in with your event timings.
Our Exclusive Trio and Quintet sample repertoire:
All Of Me
A thousand Years - Christina Perri
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Gimme Gimme - Abba
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Happy - Pharrell Williams
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Let's Dance - Bowie
Lovecats - The Cure
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moondance - Van Morrison
Paradise - Coldplay
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Skyfall - Adele
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Starving - Hailee Steinfeld
Toxic - Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears)
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Your Song - Elton John
Ain't She Sweet - Milton Ager
At Last - Gordon & Warren (Etta James)
Cantina Band - John Williams
Fever - Davenport/Cooley
Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
Misty - Errol Garner
Sway - Pablo Beltran Ruiz (Dean Martin)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
The Girl From Ipanema -Antonio Carlos Jobim
Air on a G String - Bach
Canon - Pachelbel
Cavalliera Rusticana (Intermezzo) - Pietro Mascagni
Con te Partiro - Sartori Quarantotto-Peterson
Habanera - Bizet
Double Violin Concerto - Bach
La Rejouissance - Handel
Por Una Cabeza - C Gardel
The Queen of Sheba - Handel