The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet

The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet

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Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £588
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The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet are the best "crossover" full-time string quartet in the UK.

  • Highlights
  • Duo, trio and quartet line-ups available
  • Huge repertoire to suit all tastes, from classical, rock and pop music to jazz and film tunes
  • Can arrange and play your special tune with prior notice

About


The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet offer all their clients the opportunity to meet up before their event or wedding day (T's & C's apply) to ensure every event/wedding is tailored specically to cater for their clients' needs. From the moment you book them, The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet are here to guide you through all the aspects of your music options. They will help you create the perfect musical scenery for your special occasion.

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Repertoire


Rock & Pop

  • A Groovy Kind of love - Phil Collins
  • Stand by Me - Ben E King
  • When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
  • Love is Real - Lennon
  • Everlasting Love - Love Affair
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Gypsies, tramps & thieves - Bob Stone
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Crazy little thing called love - Queen
  • Somebody to love - Queen
  • You're my best friend - Queen
  • Changes - David Bowie
  • Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • You’ll never find another love - Leon Huff
  • How deep is your love - Gibb
  • We’ve only just begun - Carpenters
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Take a chance on me - ABBA
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • I have a dream - Abba
  • It must be love - Madness
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • Your song - Elton John
  • Why Worry - Dire Straits
  • Hallelujah - Cohen
  • Nothing else matters - Metallica
  • Better together - Jack Johnson
  • Flying without wings - Westlife
  • You raise me up - Westlife
  • When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
  • Whatever - Gallagher
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Bittersweet Symphony - Verve
  • One day like this - Elbow
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • In my Place - Coldplay
  • Paradise - Coldplay
  • You’re beautiful - James Blunt
  • Make you feel my love - Adele
  • Someone like you - Adele
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Amazing (Just the way you are) - Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
  • Rule the World - Take That
  • Greatest Day - Take That
  • Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  • Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
  • She’s the One - Robbie Williams
  • Let me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • I love the way you love me - Boyzone
  • Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
  • Wedding Song - Kenny G
  • 1000 Years - Christina Perri
  • Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
  • Feeling Good - Michael Buble
  • Home - Michael Buble
  • I’m a believer - Monkees
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harem
  • Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
  • Beautiful Day - U2
  • Canon Ball - Damien Rice
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Sunrise - Norah Jones
  • It's all about you - McFly
  • Just the way you are - Billy Joel
  • There she goes - The La's
  • You're the first, the last, my everything - Barry White
  • Kissing You - Des'ree
  • Angel - Lionel Richie
  • Shine On - The Kooks
  • The Call - Regina Spektor
  • Halo - Beyonce
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
  • God only knows - The Beach Boys
  • My Way - Sinatra
  • All of Me - John Legend
  • Shining Light - Annie Lennox
  • How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • You've got the love - Florence + The Machine
  • Marry Me - Train
  • You and Me - Lifehouse
  • The Luckiest - Ben Folds
  • Happy - Pharell Williams
  • The Rose - Bette Midler
  • Going Home - Drake
  • Beethoven's 5 Secrets - The Piano Guys
  • Kiss from a Rose - Seal
  • Mine - Taylor Swift
  • Ain't no mountain high enough - Diana Ross

Beatles

  • A Hard day’s Night
  • All my loving
  • All you need is love
  • Can't buy me love
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • I want to hold your hand
  • Love me do
  • Lucy in the Sky with diamonds
  • Ob-La-Di; Ob-La-Da
  • Something
  • When I’m 64
  • Here comes the sun

Jazz, Musicals, Film & TV

  • La Paloma - Yradier
  • Tu (You) - Fuentes
  • I’ll build a Stairway to Paradise - Gershwin
  • The Man I Love - Gershwin
  • Let’s call the whole thing off - Gershwin
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Oh, Lady be good - Gershwin
  • Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
  • Won’t you Charleston? - Sandy Wilson
  • Crazy Rhythm - Roger Kahn
  • Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue - R Henderson
  • I can’t give you anything but love - J McHugh
  • Let’s do it - Cole Porter
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter
  • Steppin’ out with my baby - Irving Berlin
  • Puttin’ on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
  • You made me love you - J V Monaco
  • Skylark - Carmichael
  • It don’t mean a thing - Duke Ellington
  • Lullaby of Birdland - G Shearing
  • Tico Tico - Abreu
  • Is you is or is you ain’t my baby - Louis Jordan
  • Push Ka Pi Shee Pie - Louis Jordan
  • Choo Choo Ch’Boogie - Louis Jordan
  • You are my sunshine - Jimmie Davis
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - Harry Warren
  • A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - M Sherwin
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Get Happy - Harold Arlen
  • Unforgettable - Irving Gordon
  • Smile - Chaplin
  • Moon River - From the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
  • New York, New York - From the movie musical "New York, New York"
  • Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
  • Smoke gets in your eyes - originally for the musical "Roberta" 1933
  • Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Stormy Weather - from the movie "The Cotton Club"
  • Heissa Troika - Steinberg
  • Blue Tango - L Anderson
  • La Cumparsita - Rodríguez
  • Tango por una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
  • Tango - Albeniz
  • Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
  • Anniversary Waltz - Dave Franklin
  • Can’t help falling in love - Elvis
  • Love me Tender - Elvis
  • Love - Nat King Cole
  • Over the Rainbow - from the movie "Wizard of Oz"
  • Medley from Oliver - Lionel Bart
  • Love Changes Everything - From the musical "Aspects of Love"
  • All I ask of you - From the musical "Phantom of the Opera"
  • I will wait for you - Legrand
  • Time to say Goodbye - From the musical "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Beauty and the Beast - Theme from Disney "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Can you feel the love tonight - Theme from Disney "Lion King"
  • Herbie - Theme from Disney "The Love Bug"
  • Pink Panther Theme - Mancini
  • Nobody does it better - Theme from James Bond "The Spy who loved me"
  • Diamonds are forever - Theme from James Bond "Diamonds are Forever"
  • We have all the time in the world - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
  • James Bond original theme
  • Everything I do - Theme from "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves"
  • Apollo 13 Launch ThemeThursday, 18 February 2016
  • The Throne Room - Star Wars movie
  • Raiders March - Theme from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Theme from "The Mission"
  • When you wish upon a star - Theme from Disney Pinocchio
  • My Heart will go on - Theme from "Titanic" movie
  • Hymn to the Sea - from "Titanic" movie
  • Onedin Line Theme - Khachaturian
  • She - from the movie "Nottinghill"
  • Falling Slowly - from the movie "Once"
  • Captain Pugwash - from the children's programme "Captain Pugwash"
  • Brideshead Revisited Theme
  • Blue Peter Theme
  • Pretty Woman Theme
  • Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
  • Falling Slowly - Once Theme
Line-Up

  • Duo - Violin & Viola
  • Trio - Violin, Viola & Cello
  • Quartet - 2 Violins, Viola & Cello

1 Reviews

Top reviews

Victoria Masters - Royal Microscopical Society

Event: Charity
Location: Oxfordshire
5/5

They were exceptionally good. Professional, polite and they played a wide variety of music which was appreciated by all of our guests. They added something special to our evening.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £588
    East Midlands
    • Leicestershire £624
    • Lincolnshire £720
    • Northamptonshire £588
    • Rutland £624
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £1200
    • Rest of the world £3600
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £588
    • Berkshire £624
    • Buckinghamshire £588
    • East Sussex £624
    • Essex £612
    • Hampshire £660
    • Hertfordshire £612
    • London £840
    • Middlesex £612
    • Oxfordshire £600
    • Surrey £612
    • Sussex £624
    • West Sussex £624
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £612
    • Gloucestershire £612
    • Staffordshire £660
    • Warwickshire £624

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    FAQs

    How far in advance do I need to book you?
    We book up quite far in advance and our bookings work on a first come first served basis. We do get bookings up to 2 years in advance, so if your wedding or event is during peak times, get in touch as soon as you can. We are already taking bookings for 2018! On the other hand, if your wedding or event is coming up soon and you fancy some string music, it is always worth getting in touch in case we have had a cancellation.

    How much does it cost to book a string group?
    The cost of a string group varies vastly, depending on quality and what kind of service you are looking for. If you are looking for real professionals with a vast repertoire and experience, naturally this will cost more than a group who play as semi-professionals or just play occasionally. Pricing usually corresponds to the level of professionalism and experience. Always insist on testimonials from past clients and/or professional suppliers. It is also a great idea to ask if you can actually talk to a past client so you can hear first-hand about their experiences.

    Your prices seem a lot for a few hours work?
    There are a few things to bear in mind. Firstly, you are paying for more than one professional musicians' services when you book a string group. The second thing to remember is that although you only see us for a few hours on your wedding day, there are a lot of hours of preparation that go into your wedding. We rehearse, sort out receipts, playlists. We meet up with you to chat about your music and logistics for your big day in the comfort of your own home. We also liaise with your venue, make sure we have all the correct documentation and insurance certificates, update music folders, buy new music and lots of other time is put into the general running of the groups. It is not just our services on the day of your wedding that you pay for.

    We would love to meet you and hear you play and have a chat. Is this possible?
    Yes ABSOLUTELY!! This is of utmost importance to us!! As part of the service we offer all our clients the opportunity to meet up for a music consultation meeting before their wedding day! (T's & c's apply) This is one of the services that makes us unique amongst professional string groups. We play at many of our venues' open days and wedding fairs throughout the year and encourage our couples to come along and meet us for a chat and a listen.

    Do you take a break during the booking?
    Yes, all musicians need to take a comfort  break. For bookings of 3 hours or less we take approximately 10 minutes in every hour of playing. For bookings over 3 hours we work in 45 minute sets. These breaks, of course, are taken at a time convenient to you. As our client, you and your special occasion are our foremost priority.

    What happens if one of your members is ill on the day of the booking?
    If one of our members is unable to play at your wedding or event due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, we would call on another professional player who has played with us before and knows our repertoire well. The highest quality standard of the group would be maintained and your event would not be affected.

    Can you play outside during our drinks reception?
    Yes, we can play outside if weather conditions allow and we are very happy to do this. We do need shelter from direct sunlight or rain as our instruments are very valuable and extreme weather can damage them. For weddings and events during the winter months (and sometimes March, September, October  and November dependant on conditions) it is usually too cold for us to play outside. It may be possible, on a good day, for you and your guests to mingle outside but please remember  your friends and families are able to move around – your musicians are static and get cold quickly. A rough temparature guide is no less than 18 degrees celsius.

    After the church wedding ceremony we would like you to play at our drinks reception. Is this okay for you?
    Yes, this is absolutely fine – we are experts in dashing off after a church ceremony and have always managed to set up to greet guests arriving at your wedding reception venue! Remember that you and your guests spend a little time mingling outside the Church which gives us time to slip away! To help us out, it is a good idea to ask the venue to make sure we have armless chairs placed where you would like us to play – this saves time when we set up. Travel between venues is part of our overall booked time.

    I don’t see our special piece of music on your list – can you play it?
    If we cannot source the song already arranged for the group you have booked we have a professional music arranger who will arrange any piece of music you require that is not already on our list. He needs at least 2 months notice and there is a small fee payable for his services. Please note that not all music is suitable to be played on strings, we will let you know if your ideas are not possible but usually requests can be catered for.

    Will the Musicians require refreshments?
    Yes please. Soft drinks are required during the event but we bring a String Trio picnic so no need for food if it is not possible.

    What geographical areas do you cover?
    If we are given enough notice we can usually get just about anywhere although we mainly cover the Midlands, East Anglia, Southern England and London. We do charge minimal travel expenses. We have been booked to play overseas occasionally. Flights and Hotel charges are the client’s responsibility and are in addition to our booking fees.

    We would love to have a reminder of your playing – can we video your musicians?
    Yes, you may video our musicians for the Musicians' Union fee of £54 per musician in addition to the normal booking fees - just let us know in advance and we can draw up a separate contract for this service. 

    Do your musicians hold Public Liability Insurance Certificates?
    Yes, all our musicians are covered by Public liability Insurance (up to £10,000,000) through the Musician’s Union or the Incorporated Society of Musicians. We also hold Employer's Liability Insurance to the value of £10,000,000. Lots of venues are now asking that we produce these certificates and won't let us play unless we have them.

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