South East String Quartet

Location London
Starting from £690.00
7 reviews
Location London
Starting from £690.00
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The South East String Quartet have been entertaining audiences from all over London and the UK. Hailing from the The Royal Academy, The Royal college and Royal Northern Music Colleges and with a wealth of over 15 years experience in performance with London based orchestras, on TV and radio shows and as individuals on tours with the likes of Sting, Leona Lewis, Pavarotti, Il Divo, Westlife, Massive Attack to name but a few. The quartet have become one of the most sought after string quartets within their field and will add the wow factor to any event.

Specialising in providing beautiful live music for weddings, corporate events and private parties, they instantly appeal to the more discerning audience performing an extensive range of unique unrivalled repertoire, from Bach to The Beatles, Lady Gaga to Led Zepellin, Snow Patrol to Sigur Ros, Elbow to Eric Clapton, Adele to Aerosmith, Baroque to Bollywood not to mention the ubiquitous range of classical repertoire. Having their own talented in house string arranger means much of their music will get heads turning.

For corporate functions, the South East String Quartet also perform as a glamorous electric string quartet with high energy backing tracks, perfect for making a big impact with your guests. Please enquire to see what how we can tailor things to your needs.

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The South East String Quartet have been entertaining audiences from all over London and the UK. Hailing from the The Royal Academy, The Royal college and Royal Northern Music Colleges and with a wealth of over 15 years experience in performance with London based orchestras, on TV and radio shows and tours with the likes of Sting, Leona Lewis, Pavarotti, Il Divo, Westlife, Massive Attack to name but a few, they have become one of the most sought after string quartets within their field and will add the wow factor to any event.

Specialising in providing beautiful live music for weddings, corporate events and private parties, they instantly appeal to the more discerning audience performing an extensive range of unique unrivalled repertoire, from Bach to The Beatles, Lady Gaga to Led Zepellin, Snow Patrol to Sigur Ros, Elbow to Eric Clapton, Adele to Aerosmith, Baroque to Bollywood, not to mention the ubiquitous range of classical repertoire. Having their own talented in house string arranger means much of their music will  get heads turning!

The South East String Quartet have performed at hundreds of weddings and functions, at venues such as The Banqueting Hall in Whitehall London, The Waldorf Hotel, Clivedon, Sudeley Castle, Highclere Castle (set for Downton Abbey), The Royal Courts of Justice, Mandarin Oriental/London,  The Mayfair Hotel, Stringfellows, Hedsor House, Braxted Park, Stoke Place Hotel and many more. They perform mostly within the counties of: Central London, Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, Kent, Essex, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, The Midlands and further afield.

  • 4 Piece - Viola, Violin (x 2), Cello
  • 3 Piece Trio - Violin, Viola and Cello, or 2 x Violin and Cello.
  • Violin Duo - performing Classical, Latin, Jazz/Ragtime, Pop and Classical Crossover tunes

Deputy performers are regularly used. The quartet do not guarantee specific musicians for any event due to the nature of their freelance work.

Please note that songs marked with an asterix (*)(except for the songs in the electric show recommendations section) can be performed as a string trio option. Songs marked with an asterix in the electric show option can be performed with backing tracks for high impact.

Wedding

  • Air (On a G-String) J.S Bach *
  • Alleluja from "Exultate Jubilate" Mozart arr. Latham
  • Amazing Grace arr.M.Naughtin
  • Andante (piano concerto no.21) Mozat arr.Latham
  • Anniversary Waltz Dubin/Franklin arr M.Naughtin
  • Aria from "Xerxes" Handel
  • Arioso J.S Bach arr. Latham
  • Ave Maria Bach/Gounod arr. M.Naughtin *
  • Ave Maria Franz Schubert
  • Ave Maria Schubert arr. M.Naughtin
  • Bridal Chorus Wagner
  • Canon Pachelbel *
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Handel *
  • Hornpipe (water music suite) Handel arr.M.Naughtin *
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S Bach *
  • La Rejouissance from The Royal Fireworks - Handel *
  • Largo from "Winter" Vivaldi
  • Liebestraum Franz Liszt
  • Minuet (water music suite) Handel arr. M.Naughtin
  • Ninveh W.Daniel arr M.Naughtin
  • Ode to Joy Beethoven arr. Latham
  • Panis Angelicus C.Frank arr. Latham *
  • Rondeau Jean Joseph Mouret
  • Sheep may safely graze J.S Bach arr. Latham
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky arr.Latham *
  • The Lords prayer A.H Malotte
  • Traumerei Schumann arr.Latham
  • Trumpet tune Henry Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke
  • Wachet auf J.S Bach arr.Latham
  • Wedding March Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March Wagner
  • Wedding song "There is love" arr. M.Naughtin
  • Wedding Suite arr M.Naughtin

Classical

  • Act III Carmen G. Bizet
  • Act IV Carmen G. Bizet
  • Adagio cantabile (from pathetique sonata) Beethoven
  • Adagio for strings (theme from Platoon) Samuel Barber
  • Air on a G String -  Bach
  • Allegro from Spring (The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi *
  • Andantino(La Forza del destino) Giuseppe Verdi
  • Anna’s Minuet Bach
  • Arioso Bach
  • Ave Maria arr Cecilia Weston
  • Barcarolle - Offenbach *
  • Belle Of The Ball (waltz) L. Anderson
  • Blue Danube waltzes Strauss
  • Bolero Ravel
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.2 Bach
  • Brandengurg concerto No.3 Bach *
  • Caprice Viennois F. Kreisler
  • Chanson de Matin Elgar *
  • Che Galida Manina Puccini
  • Chopin Waltzes Naughtin
  • Clair de Lune Debussy *
  • Czardas from Die Fledermaus Strauss
  • Danse Des Mirlitons Tchaikovsky
  • Danube waltzes (Anniversary waltz) J. Ivanovici
  • Divertimento in D Mozart
  • Divertimento in F Mozart
  • Duet from the Peartl Fishers - Bizet *
  • Eine Kleine Nacht Musik in G Mozart *
  • Fantasy in D - Mozart *
  • Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes *
  • Golden Earrings Naughtin
  • Golliwogs Cakewalk Debussy
  • Gypsy Life Victor Herbert
  • Habanera from Carmen G. Bizet
  • Hoe Down from Rodeo Aaron Copland
  • Hungarian dance No.1 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance No.10 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance no.11 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance No.2 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance No.21 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance No.3 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance no.4 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance no.5 Brahms *
  • Hungarian dance No.6 Brahms
  • Hungarian dance No.7 Brahms
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni *
  • Larghetto (serenade in E minor) Elgar
  • Largo (concerto for 2 violins) Bach
  • Largo (New World Symphony) Dvorak
  • Liebesfreud F. Kreisler
  • Meditation (Thais) Massenet *
  • Menuet (Le Tombeau de Couperin) M. Ravel
  • Midnight Bells waltz F. Kreisler
  • Minuet from Sprint Quintet no.11 - Boccherini *
  • Musetta’s waltz G. Puccini
  • Nessun Dorma Puccini
  • Nimrod (Enigma Variations) Elgar
  • Offenbachiana Naughtin
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini *
  • Pavane Faure *
  • Pavane Pour infante defunte M. Ravel
  • Polovtsian Dances Borodin
  • Prelude No.2 Gershwin
  • Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Rachmaninoff
  • Richard Rodgers waltzes suite for strings Naughtin
  • Romance Shostakovich
  • Romanza Andaluza Sarasate
  • Rondo Alla Turka *
  • Rumanina Folk Dances Bela Bartok
  • Salut D'Amour - Elgar *
  • Saturday Night Waltz Aaron Copland
  • Schon Rosmarin F. Kreisler
  • Simple gifts Naughtin
  • Son of the Puszta Bela Keler
  • Sonata no.4 in D Handel
  • Symphony No.25 in G minor - Mozart *
  • Tales from the Vienna Woods Strauss
  • Tambourin Chinois F. Kreisler
  • Tango Albeniz
  • The girl with the flaxen hair Debussy
  • The girl with the flazen hair (Carmen) G. Bizet
  • The Great Waltz (sleeping Beauty) Tchaikovsky
  • Three Gymnopodies Eric Satie
  • Two hearts R. Stolz
  • Vilia F. Lehar
  • Vocalise Rachmaninoff
  • Waltz from symphony no.8 in G Dvorak
  • Waltz Suite from Die Fledermaus Strauss
  • Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier Strauss
  • Waltzes from Merry Widow F. Lehar
  • Wiener Blut Strauss

Broadway/Jazz/Latin/TV and Film

  • All I ask of You (from Phantom) - A. Lloyd Webber
  • America from West Side Story - Bernstein
  • Annie (highlights) - Strousse
  • Anything Goes
  • As time goes by - Hupfeld
  • Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
  • Autumn Leaves                                      
  • Bachianas Brazileiras No.5 - Villa Lobos
  • Begin the Beguine - Porter
  • Big Spender - From sweet charity                                                                    
  • Blue Moon                                            
  • Blue Tango - Anderson
  • Cabaret
  • Chicago - Fisher
  • Come in from the rain - Manchester
  • Country Medley - (trad.)
  • Danzas Argentinas No.2 - Ginastera
  • Do It Again - Gershwin
  • El Choclo (Tango) - Villoldo
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Evergreen - Streisand
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Feelings - Albert
  • Fly me to the moon
  • For just a moment  (St Elmos fire) - Foster
  • Forgotten Dreams - Anderson
  • Gabriels Oboe (from the film The Mission by Ennio Morricone)
  • Getting sentimental over you
  • Goodbye to Love - Carpenter
  • Heard it through the grapevine
  • Hello Dolly
  • I feel Pretty (Wet Side Story) - Bernstein
  • I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • I Love Paris - Porter
  • If You Could Read My Mind - Lightfoot
  • In the Mood - Garland
  • It had to be You
  • Jalousie (Tango) - Gade
  • Jeeves & Wooster jeeveswooster.mp3
  • La Bamba - trad.
  • Laura - Raksin
  • Leaving on a jet plane - Denver
  • Looney Tunes Fugue - Naughtin
  • Lord Of The Dance - trad Irish
  • Love theme from Godfather - Rota
  • Manha de Carnaval - Bonfa
  • Maple Leaf Rag *
  • Maria (West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • Memory (from Cats) - A. Lloyd Webber
  • Mission Impossible  (Theme tune funked up quartet remix)
  • Misty - Garner
  • My Funny Valentine - Rodgers
  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) - Horner
  • Natal variations (happy birthday) - Naughtin
  • New York New York - Kander
  • Noites Cariocas - Bandolim
  • One hand one heart
  • One hand one heart  (West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen *
  • Pink Panther - Mancini
  • Por Una Cabeza (Scent of a woman tango) - Gardel *
  • Red Sails in the sunset - Williams
  • Romeo & Juliet love theme - Rota
  • Send in the clowns - Sondheim
  • Smoke gets in your eyes *
  • Someone to watch over me - Gershwin                           
  • Somewhere (West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • Spanish flea
  • Spread a little Happiness
  • Stardust
  • Stormy Weather - Arlen
  • Suddenly - Diamond
  • Summertime (Gershwin)
  • Tango - Albeniz *
  • Tanguedia III - Piazzolla
  • The King and I (highlights) - Rodgers Includes:March of the Siamese children; We Kiss in a shadow; I Whistle a happy tune; Getting to know you; Something Wonderful; Something Wonderful; Hello young lovers; Hello young lovers; Hello young lovers; Hello young lovers; Shall we dance
  • The music of the night (Phantom) - A Lloyd Webber
  • The Orange Blossom Special - Rousse
  • The summer knows (summer of 42) -  Legrand
  • Theme tune -  Star Wars
  • Theme tune - Gladiator (Now we are free)
  • Theme tune - Rocky
  • Tico Tico - Abreu
  • Tonight (West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • What are you doing the rest of your life? - Legrand
  • What’s new? - Haggart
  • When I fall in Love
  • You light up my Life - Brooks
  • You’re the Inspiration - Foster

Pop, Rock, Classical crossover

  • 1999 - Prince
  • 20th Century Boy - T Rex
  • A Groovy Kind Of  Love - Phil Collins
  • A Hard Day’s Night - Beatles
  • AC/DC medley
  • All About You - McFly
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • All You Need Is Love - Beatles
  • Always - Bon Jovi
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Asleep In The Back - Elbow
  • At Last*
  • Babe I`m Gonna Leave You - Led Zepellin
  • Back In Black - AC/DC
  • Back in the U.S.S.R
  • Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
  • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
  • Beautiful Day - U2
  • Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
  • Big Spender - From sweet charity
  • Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) *
  • Black Dog - Led Zepellin
  • Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
  • Blues Brothers medley
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You Andy Williams
  • C'era Una Volta in America - Ennio Morricone
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Chasing Rainbows - Shed Seven
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Close To You - Carpenters
  • Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua
  • Come On Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Copacabana - Barry Manilow
  • Coz I Luv You - Slade
  • Crown of Love - Arcade Fire
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Day Tripper - Beatles
  • Don`t know Why - Norah Jones
  • Don’t Need A Reason - Beth Orton
  • Don’t Stop Believin‘ - Journey
  • Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Dream On - Aerosmith
  • Dust In The Wind - Kansas
  • Echo - Incubus
  • Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
  • Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
  • Enjoy The Silence Depeche Mode
  • Everlasting Love Love Affair
  • Everyday - Buddy Holly
  • Everything - Michael Buble
  • Everytime We Touch - Cascada
  • Explosive - Bond
  • Fade To Black - Metallica
  • Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
  • Fields of Gold (Sting) *
  • Fix You - Coldplay
  • Flowers In The Rain - The Move
  • Gabriels Oboe - from the film The Mission by Ennio Morricone
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
  • Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
  • Greatest Day - Take That
  • Green Eyes - Coldplay
  • Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
  • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  • Happy Together - The Turtles
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Hawaiian Wedding Song - Elvis Presley
  • He`s a Pirate - pirates of the Carribean
  • Heard it through the grapevine
  • Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
  • Heaven -  Brian Adams
  • Hello - Lionel Richie
  • Here Come The Girls - Sugababes
  • Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere The Beatles
  • Hey Jude - Beatles
  • Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros *
  • House of the Rising Son - Animals
  • Hymn - Bond
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
  • I Can See Clearly Now - Jimmy Cliff
  • I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
  • I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do - Abba
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  • I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • I`ll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • Imagine - Beatles
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • Is This The Way to Amarillo
  • Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • It’s Oh So Quiet - Bjork
  • Joga - Bjork
  • Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
  • Killing me Softly - Fugees
  • Kismet - Bond
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
  • Lately - Stevie Wonder
  • Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
  • Libertango - Piazzolla
  • Life In Technicolor - Coldplay
  • Life Is A Song Worth Singing - Johnny Mathis
  • Light My Fire - Doors
  • Lilac Wine - James Shelton
  • Livin’ Thing - ELO
  • Lord Of The Dance - trad Irish
  • Love Is Strange - Everything But The Girl
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
  • Lovers In Japan - Coldplay
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele *
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • May It Be - Enya
  • Michael Jackson Medley
  • Mission Impossible (Theme tune funked up quartet remix)
  • Money - Pink Floyd
  • Money Money Money - ABBA
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • More Than A Feeling - Boston
  • Mr Blue Sky - ELO
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
  • My Sacrifice - Creed
  • Night Swimming - R.E.M
  • Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua
  • No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • Numb - Linkin Park
  • Oblivion - Piazzolla
  • Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • One Day Like This - Elbow *
  • Only Girl In The World - Rhianna
  • Only Time - Enya
  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen *
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
  • Palladio - karl Jenkins
  • Pinball Wizard - The Who
  • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
  • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Requiem for a Dream - Lux Aeterna
  • Rio - Duran Duran
  • Rule The World - Take That
  • Run - Snow Patrol
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
  • Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
  • Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  • She - Elvis Costello
  • She’s A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
  • She’s Leaving Home  -The Beatles
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Smoke gets into your eyes *
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • Sometime Around Midnight - Airborne Toxic Event
  • Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
  • Songbird - Eva Cassidy
  • Spread a little Happiness
  • Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Staralfur  - Sigur Ros
  • Starlight - Muse
  • Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart - Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye
  • Storm - Vivaldi
  • Street Spirit - Radiohead
  • Summer In The City - Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n Roses
  • Take A Chance On Me - Abba
  • Take Five - Dave Brubeck
  • Take My Breath Away - Berlin
  • Take On Me - Aha
  • Tender - Blur
  • That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
  • The Book Of Love - Peter Gabriel
  • The Final Countdown - Europe
  • The First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
  • The Greatest Love of All
  • The Irish Rover - The Pogues
  • The Magic Position - Patrick Wolf
  • The Medallion Calls - Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Power of Love - Huey Lewis
  • The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
  • The Prayer - Bocelli
  • The Unforgiven - Metallica
  • The Universal - Blur
  • Theme tune - Gladiator (Now we are free)
  • Theme tune - Rocky
  • Theme tune - Star Wars
  • Three Lions - Skinner/Baddiel
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
  • Tik Tok - Kesha
  • Titanium - David Guetta
  • Touch the Sky - Kanye West
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Toxic - Britney Spears
  • Truly - Richie
  • Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Vivo Per Lei - Bocelli
  • Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
  • Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley
  • Wake Up - Arcade Fire
  • Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
  • Waterloo - ABBA
  • We Found Love - Rhianna
  • Whatever - Oasis
  • When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge *
  • When I fall in Love
  • When I’m 64 - The Beatles
  • When You Were Young - The Killers
  • Whole Lotta Love - Led Zepellin
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • Wind of Change - Scorpions
  • Winner takes It All - ABBA
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • World At Your Feet - Embrace
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Yellow Submarine - Beatles
  • Yesterday - Beatles
  • YMCA - Village People
  • You Are Everything - Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye
  • You Are So Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
  • You Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
  • You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
  • You Raise Me Up - Westlife
  • You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
  • You`re the First the Last My Everything - Barry White
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
  • You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
  • You’re The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
  • You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
  • Zombie - Cranberries

Electric show:
An electric show would typically be 20-30 min in length, ideal for an after dinner high impact set. A classical pre dinner drinks performance is recommended in addition to our electric show, (acoustic set approx 1 hour). Music performed is high energy with full choreography and backing tracks.

Bollywood

  • Aye ho meri zindagi me
  • Balle Balle (Pride and Prejedice)
  • Chura liya Hai Tumne *
  • Ghar aaja sonja (from Shazia Mansoor)
  • Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
  • Kabhie Kabhie *
  • Kabootar Ja Ja Ja (from the film "Maine Pyar Kiya" )
  • Kal ho na ho – theme tune
  • Maula Mere Maula
  • Mera Joota Hai Japani
  • Monsson Wedding
  • Na tum Hamein Jaano
  • Pardesi Pardesi
  • Teri Ore   
  • Tujhe Dekha To Ye
  • Tum Dilki

String Duo music for 2 violins:
Classical:

  • Air from suite no.1 from the Water Music Suite – Handel
  • Air on a G string – Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Barcarolle – Offenbach
  • Brandenburg concerto no.3, 1st movement - Bach
  • Bridal Chorus (wedding march) – Wagner
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Chanson du Matin – Elgar
  • Chanson Triste – Tchaikovsky
  • Clair de Lune – Debussy
  • Flower duet – Delibes
  • Hornpipe – Handel
  • Humoresque – Dvorak
  • Hungarian dance no.5 – Brahms
  • Last Spring – Grieg
  • Le Rejouissance – Handel
  • Meditation – Massenet
  • Minuet from string quintet no.11 – Boccherini
  • My heart ever faithful – Bach
  • Nessun Dorma – Puccini
  • Nimrod – Elgar
  • Norwegian dance no.2 – Grieg
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • Pavane – Faure
  • Romance – Mozart
  • Salut D’Amour – Elgar
  • Scherzo – Schubert
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
  • Spring (Allegro) from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  • Te Deum – Charpentier
  • The blue Danube – Strauss
  • The Swan – Saint-Saens
  • Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke
  • Wedding march – Mendelssohn
  • Winter (Largo) from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  • Pop/Jazz:
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
  • Everlasting Love – Love affair
  • Fields of Gold – Sting
  • Make you feel my love- Adele
  • One day like this – Elbow
  • Smoke gets in your eyes – Jerome Kern
  • What a wonderful world – Weiss
  • You`re Beautiful – James Blunt
  • Celtic songs:
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Back In Ireland
  • Danny Boy
  • Giora Feidman Lost in Dublin
  • Greensleeves
  • Guiness, moi Guiness
  • Irish Stew in the Morning
  • Morrison’s Jig
  • My Bonnie flies over the Ocean
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Russian Jig
  • Ragtime:
  • A Breeze from Alabama
  • Elite Syncopations
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Leola
  • Lily Queen
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Original Rags
  • Peacherine Rag
  • Rag-Time Dance
  • Something Doing
  • Sunflower Slow Drag
  • Swipsey
  • The Chrysanthemum
  • The Easy Winners
  • The Entertainer
  • The Favorite
  • The Nonpareil
  • The Strenuous Life
  • The Sycamore
  • Weeping Willow
  • Latin:
  • Go to tango town
  • La Cucuracha
  • Ona a bus in Uruguay
  • Peesh Moosh
  • Rumba de Mumbai
  • Salsa de la luna
  • Samba serio
  • Tango - Albeniz
  • Tango por Una Cabeza (from the film, Scent of a Woman)
  • Tango sin nombre
  • Te quiero como loco
  • Tucuman y Callao

String Trio Pop Music

  • A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
  • A Million Love Songs - Take That
  • Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  • All I Want Is You-  U2
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • Always - Bon Jovi
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Army Of Two - The DumDums
  • Bad Romance - Lady GaGa
  • Beautiful Day - U2
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Andy Williams
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Close To You - Carpenters
  • Copacabana - Barry Manilow
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • Don’t Stop Believin‘ - Journey
  • Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Everything - Michael Buble
  • Everytime We Touch - Cascada
  • Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  • Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
  • Fever - Peggy Lee
  • Finished Symphony -  Hybrid
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Greatest Day - Take That
  • Harvest Moon - Neil Young
  • Heaven - Brian Adams
  • Heaven’s What I Feel - Gloria Estefan
  • Here Come The Girls - Sugababes
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Hold Up A Light - Take That
  • Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
  • I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
  • I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do - Abba
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • I Was Made For Loving You - Kiss
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Just Like Heaven - The Cure
  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Kiss From A Rose - Seal
  • Kiss Me Sixpence - None The Richer
  • Love You Till The End - The Pogues
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Maybe I’m Amazed - Paul McCartney
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • Only Time - Enya
  • Ordinary World - Duran Duran
  • Pretty Donna - Collective Soul
  • Ruler Of My Heart - Irma Thomas
  • She’s Leaving Home - The Beatles
  • Songbird - Eva Cassidy
  • Staralfur - Sigur Ros
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Take A Chance On Me - Abba
  • Take On Me - Aha
  • The Final Countdown - Europe
  • To Love You More - Celine Dion
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
  • Waterloo - Abba
  • Whatever - Oasis
  • When I’m 64 - The Beatles
  • With Or Without You - U2
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban; Westlife
  • Your Song - Elton John

*More songs can be arranged on request. Prices start from £70 per arrangement.

, Corporate, London
4/5

They arrived dressed for the occasion and played the music we requested. We would book them again.


, Wedding, The Ritz, London
5/5

Absolutely amazing. Superb music and delightful people. So privileged to have the quartet at our wedding and really helped to make the day so special. The pieces they were able to include from our selections were fantastic and surprised our guests too. Wonderful and we wish we had more time to thank them.


, Corporate, Berkshire
4/5

The ladies all arrived in an ample mount of time were all very friendly, I didn't stay to watch them and no complaints from my client! Thank you very much.


, Wedding, Manor Barn, East Sussex
5/5

Lovely ladies, beautifully played music and very professional. Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more special.


, Wedding, Middlesex
5/5

5 BEING THE BEST!! The South East String Quartet were truly amazing and sooo talented!! Everyone was saying how beautiful they sounded. Would deffo recommend them. Thanks, The Fishers :-)


, Wedding, Hampshire
5/5

Lovely, great music, versatile, good range, very talented. They also looked stunning. Made the whole process very easy. Thank you so much for making our day. Classy xxx


, Private Party, London
5/5

Everything was perfect, excellent range of diverse of music was offered and very well played. The performers were attired perfectly and all our guests were impressed, things could not have been better, so congratulations all round.


Their combined talent and varied performing experience has given them the opportunity and privilege to travel worldwide, touring extensively as individuals within the fields of TV, radio, orchestral and session, performing with the likes of Pavarotti, Leona Lewis, Take That, Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Rod Stewart, Westlife, Massive Attack amongst many others. They have played at many glamorous and prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Barbican and even No.10 Downing street.

  • Global Coal
  • Agorra Group
  • Turkish Airlines
  • UEA Law Society
  • RAF
  • Brighton Interspeech
  • Outlook
  • Shining Wit
  • Capital Connexion 
  • BP
  • Land Rover
  • Armani
  • Preston Motorpark
  • Bosch
  • Passenger
  • Sam Smith
  • Henley Regatta
  • Wallace Collection
  • Netlaw Media
  • Bespoke Events
  • Billington Cartmell

Q: What instruments make up a string quartet?
A : A string quartet is comprised of 2 violins, a viola and a cello. 

Q: What makes up a trio?
A: Usually a violin, viola and cello, but sometimes 2 violins and cello format. 

Q: How far in advance should we book?
A:  For summer weddings we would recommend 1 year ahead to be assured of getting us for the date you want.  

Q: What is your definition of a booking?
A:  A booking is based on time spent at a venue. We need to take breaks within any booking. Waiting time incurs an extra fee. 

Q: Can I have a special piece of music arranged?
A: Yes. If it isn`t in our repertoire or already written for string quartet then we can organise this for you. Arranging music can take a long time even for just one song, so we would have to give you a quote for this service. We do not generally write R 'n B.

 Q: How far do you travel?
A: We have travelled all over the UK but we are mainly based in London. We can perform at any location but the further away it is, the more it will obviously cost. 

Q: We really like the look of your quartet, will we get the same players in the photos?
A: Not necessarily. If a player becomes unwell unexpectedly we have a pool of female musicians who know our music inside out whom we can call on and play with regularly. We are all top professional musicians and would never ask anyone sub standard. Our reputation is paramount to us. We always keep the group as glamorous as possible but obviously we like to provide our clients with fantastic memorable live music, not a catwalk show.

Q: Can you play outside?
A: We are frequently asked to play outside during summer months, so yes usually we can work around your needs to do so. However, our instruments are extremely valuable so we strongly advise waterproof cover for us during the summer months (even if it is not raining we still require cover from sun and wind). The decision to play outside will be at our discretion on the day, so it is recommended you speak to the venue before you decide to book us to see what outdoor cover they can provide. Please bear in mind that acoustics are not so good outside, therefore you will need to consider where to position us, ie we should be placed as near to your guests as possible, it`s a waste of time playing outside in a place where no-one can hear us, (the same applies to indoor playing as well). 

Q: How much space do you need?
A: 10ft x 10ft is ideal. We ask that you take the time to ensure we have enough room to play - this is a standard basic requirement that should not be overlooked. If the venue cannot provided the space we require, then do not book us thinking it will just be ok on the day. Aunt Amy may not take too kindly to having her backside poked with a stick while she is tucking into her cheescake!! 

Q: Can we choose the music for our event?
A: You are welcome to make a few suggestions of your favourite songs - 5-10 is fine or specifying the type of music is easier for us: ie, a little classical , some jazz and some contmporary pop is a usual format. But we really do not require set lists and gnerally will not play half of what gets asked for. We take a large folder containing an excellent varied selcetion of music. For ceremony music, this is obviously your decision but choices do need to be discussed in advance for suitability.  

Q: Can you help me choose music for our wedding?
A: Yes. We have plenty of experience in knowing what works and what doesn`t, from the processional through to the wedding breakfast. Weddings are changing and not everyone wants a traditional wedding these days, so we have an extensive repertoire to reflect the changing needs of our clients. If it`s not on the list, ask us which song you want and we will do our best to arrange it for you (fees vary). We are also available as a trio or duo, but the repertoire is significantly reduced and makes playing for longer periods harder. Booking a string quartet is ideal as it gives a fabulous "rounded" sound. 

Q: Do we need to meet you beforehand?
A: No. Unless you are looking for something more unusual then we would normally arrive on the day in good time to set up and just play. We have played at hundreds of weddings so are very familiar with the format. Regarding the bridal entrance music, we know exactly when to start and when to tail things off so all you need to do is relax and enter in your own time, we will follow you, not the other way around. We also talk to the vicar/priest or registrar beforehand to get an idea of what will be happening during the ceremony. 

Q: How many times can you move rooms?
A: We ideally only like to move once and would appreciate notice if required to do so. It is very disruptive and time consuming to move more than once. We ask that armless chairs are ready for us to use in each area and adequate space is set aside. Help to move equipment (except for our instruments) is always much appreciated.We strongly recommend trying to limit the amount of times so you can benefit from hearing us play. 

Q: What will you wear?
A: We will wear elegant smart black. For Indian weddings, we can wear traditional sarees. 

Q: Can you liaise with the wedding coordinator to ensure things run smoothly?
A: Yes. We can sort out practicalities with the person in charge. Ideally we prefer speaking directly with the client at some point to ensure any vital information has been passed on correctly. Please see our requirements below.  

Q: What are your requirements as a quartet?
A: We require four armless chairs in good condition and waterproof cover for playing outdoors (read above section regarding playing outdoors). Generally we would recommend 10ft x 10ft sq on ground level, much more if we are to be raised on a platform. We also need good lighting (candles are not sufficient or safe, side lamps are not always enough), a decent size room to change (not a toilet please!!) and a lockable room to store our instrument cases and handbags.  

Q: Our wedding reception is in a different location to our ceremony. Are you able to play at both venues?
A: Yes. We will arrange our own transport. Fees may be incurred if significant distances are involved or if the venue is in a hard to reach area with limited public transport. We generally travel by car or train and our fees take into account distances from the London area.   

Q: I notice you also play electric instruments, what`s the difference from acoustic instruments?
A: The difference is mainly the amplified sound and contemporary look of the instruments, which can often enhance an event by creating a more contemporary image. We can also tailor our look to compliment the nature of event. We are primarily a "background" electric string quartet which means we play exactly the same music as we do our acoustic instruments and in the same format. We would like to make clear we are NOT a choreographed act (ie. we do not dance or provide stage lighting, we do not play wirelessly or walk about, and we play using music stands as we would our acoustic set). We have a fantastic selection of pop songs to create a perfect atmosphere for any event, please see our repertoire and listen to the MP3 tracksfor examples.

Q: Can we come and hear you play somewhere?
A: We generally play for private functions and cannot therefore invite you along to someone elses event. 

 Q: Will you sound as good live as you do on the sound clips?
A: We like to think so. We always receive excellent feedback from our clients. The recordings you hear on this website were recorded in my living room at home and not in a professional recording studio and most were only recorded in one take. We wanted the recording to be as natural as possible to get that "live" sound without enhancement, to give our clients a good idea of what they will really get for their event. The only enhancement that has been made was to reduce some distortion noise.  

Q: Do you need to take breaks?
A: Yes. We will take them when we see fit on the day. We don`t really like working to a rigid schedule. A brief guide to what is happening on the day is all we need. More often than not things always over-run on the day, mainly due to the amount of photographs being taken.  

Q: Can we book you for just 1 hour or even less?
A: Yes you can, although our fee would not generally be any cheaper than booking us for 2 hours. It depends when and where really. Always let us know and we can give you a quote. We have done a 15 min gig before so it is definitely feasible. 

Please note all musicians we hire are registered members of the Musicians Union. We have public liability cover to the value of £10m. Our PA system is a Yamaha Stagepas 500 and PAT tested for safety.

Background String Quartet - available for any timescale, although cannot feasibly perform for longer than 3 hours within any given timescale. i.e. can be booked for 6 hours, but can really only play for 3 hours ideally spread out within that time.

Electric Background String Quartet - Please note the quartet do not provide choreography or lighting for this option. They have their own high quality PA which is adequate for guest numbers of up to 150. Please add approx. £230 for this option - POA. This electric background set is mainly geared towards more informal functions to provide a modern vibe. This option is not recommended if you are looking for something highly choreographed. Music stands are used but this is still a great option if you are looking for a bit of wow factor.

Electric Stage Show - A fully chreographed high impact stage show to include a fabulous range of classical crossover, pop and film tunes. typically 20-30mins with the option of a 1 hour classical acoustic background set. This option would include a sound engineer if one cannot be provided at the venue - the sound engineer must have had previous knowledge working with String groups. The South East String Quartet can provide a tech spec on request. In-ear monitors and radio packs are required but not included in the fee - a price to hire this in can be provided. Prices for this stage show option, please add approx £900 to the normal acoustic price. A full description of your event should be submitted at time of application and needs to be discussed directly to meet your exact requirements and expectations.

Bollywood String Quartet - able to perform an excellent unique set of Bollywood music for up to 3 hours. POA

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East Midlands

Northamptonshire £720.00 Nottinghamshire £1,020.00

East

Cambridgeshire £960.00 Norfolk £1,050.00 Suffolk £1,080.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £960.00 Staffordshire £1,020.00 Warwickshire £960.00 Worcestershire £1,020.00

South East

Bedfordshire £750.00 Berkshire £720.00 Buckinghamshire £690.00 East Sussex £810.00 Essex £720.00 Hampshire £780.00 Hertfordshire £720.00 Kent £720.00 Oxfordshire £720.00 Surrey £720.00 Sussex £780.00 West Sussex £810.00 London £690.00 Middlesex £690.00

South West

Dorset £1,020.00 Somerset £1,020.00 Wiltshire £1,020.00
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