The Southern Belles

The Southern Belles

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Location London
Starting from £720
6 Reviews

Young and vibrant, The Southern Belles are an all-female classical and electric string quartet with a difference.

  • Highlights
  • London-based all-female string quartet
  • Offers classical background music or a fully choreographed electric show
  • Can arrange your favourite tune with prior notice

About


Professionally trained at the top conservatoires in the world, The Southern Belles are hugely experienced musicians who deliver a classy, fun and sophisticated performance. They love to engage audiences large and small, be it playing beautiful classical music or with their electric show which weaves through the sounds of tango, film music and iconic pop and rock tunes, delivering a sparkling performance with a smile!

They have recorded with award-winning artists such as Emeli Sande, Kodaline and Massive Attack, as well as performed for clients such as Rolls Royce, Patek Phillip, Claridges and the Prince's Trust, to name but a few. But what makes them truly unique is their ability to provide just the right musical atmosphere on your special day.

Chose from different options such as stunning music for your wedding ceremony, upbeat and fun pop tunes to get the party started during your drinks reception, or wow your guests with a fully choreographed Electric Show. Or perhaps something totally different!

The Southern Belles love to engage audiences large and small with a tongue-in-cheek take on the light classics cleverly put together into an engaging acoustic show, while their electric show weaves through the sounds of tango, film music and iconic pop tunes. With music ranging from Bach to Lady Gaga, musical taste buds are bound to be titillated.

Repertoire


Classical

  • Adagio, Albinoni
  • Air, Bach
  • Alleluhah, Mozart
  • Annen-Polka, Strauss
  • Ave Maria, Schubert
  • Ave Maria, Bach-Gounod
  • Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart
  • Barcarolle, Offenbach
  • Blue Danube, Strauss
  • Bolero, Ravel
  • Brandenburg No 3, Bach
  • Bridal March, Wagner
  • Brindisi, Verdi
  • Cantabile, Tartini
  • Can Can, Offenbach
  • Claire De Lune, Debussy
  • Czardas, Monti
  • Danes Des Militrons, Tchaikovsky
  • Divertimenti, Mozart
  • Funiculi Funicula, Denza
  • Gavotte, Bach
  • Habanera
  • March Millitaire
  • McMozart
  • Meditation, Massenet
  • Menuette, Boccherini
  • Norwegian Dance, Grieg
  • O Sole Mio, Di Capua
  • Palladio, Karl Jenkins
  • Pavane, Faure
  • Pizzicato Polka, Strauss
  • Polotsvian Dances, Borodin
  • Prelude To Carmen, Bizet
  • La Rejouissance, Handel
  • Rondo alla Turka, Mozart
  • Salut d'Amour, Elgar
  • Serenade, Haydn
  • Spring, Vivaldi
  • Summer, Vivaldi
  • Trish Trash Polka, Strauss
  • Trumpet Tune, Purcell
  • Two Rondos, Purcell
  • Vocalise, Rachmaninoff
  • Voi Che Sapete, Mozart
  • Watermusic, Handel
  • Where'er You Walk, Handel

Pop & Rock

  • A Thousand Years, Christina Perry
  • All About You, Mc Fly
  • All You Need Is Love, Beatles
  • Are You Mine, Arctic Monkeys
  • Baby, I Love You, Ramone
  • Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
  • Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
  • Bittersweet symphony, Verve
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis
  • Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
  • Cinema Paradiso, Morricone
  • Common People, Pulp
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
  • Dream On, Aerosmith
  • Elenor Rigby, Beatles
  • Feeling Good, Newelly & Bricusse
  • Fields Of Gold, The Police
  • Get Back, Beatles
  • Get Lucky, Daft Punk
  • Good Day Sunshine, Beatles
  • God Only Knows, Wilson & Arthur
  • Happy, Pharrell Williams
  • Hernando’s Hideaway, Light My Fire
  • Hotel California, The Eagles
  • Hey Jude, Beatles
  • Human, The Killers
  • I Feel Love, Donna Summer
  • I’m Yours, Jason Mraz
  • I Only Want To Be With You, Dusty Springfield
  • Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
  • Marry You, Bruno Mars
  • Mr Brightside, The Killers
  • Mr Blue Sky, Jeff Lyne
  • Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
  • One Day Like This,Elbow
  • Paradise, Coldplay
  • Poker Face, Lady Gaga
  • Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix
  • Rather Be, Clean Bandit
  • R U Mine, Arctic Monkeys
  • Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
  • She, Paul Costello
  • Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin
  • Stand By Me, Ben E King
  • Street Spirit, Radiohead
  • Sway / Cherry, Pablo Beltrain
  • Sweet Child Of Mine, Guns & Roses
  • The Scientist, Coldplay
  • There’s a Light That Never Goes Out, The Smiths
  • This Is The One, The Stone Roses
  • Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
  • Thriller, Michael Jackson
  • Town Called Malice, The Jam
  • Unintended, Muse
  • Universal, Blur
  • Viva La Vida, Coldplay
  • Wind Of Change, The Scorpions
  • Without You, David Guetta
  • Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
  • Yesterday, Beatles
  • Yellow, Coldplay
  • You’re The First, The Last, My Everything, Barry White
  • You Got The Love, Florence & The Machine

Film, TV & Musicals

  • A Whole New World
  • Dad's Army Theme Tune
  • E.T., John Williams
  • Faulty Towers Theme Tune
  • Game Of Thrones Theme Tune
  • I Dreamed a Dream, arr Kershaw
  • If I Were a Rich Man
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Kiss The Girl, Little Mermaid
  • Lion King
  • Memory, Lloyd Weber
  • Misirlou, Pulp Fiction
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Pink Panther Theme Tune
  • Schindler's List Theme Tune
  • Speak Softly
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Thunderbirds Theme Tune
  • Tonight, Bernstine
  • Wallace & Gromit Themetune
  • We're All Going On Summer Holiday

Jazz

  • Anything Goes, Porter
  • Cafetin de Buenos Aires, Mores
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Chelsea Bridge
  • Cock Linnet
  • Colonel Bogey's March
  • Country Club, Joplin
  • Embraceable You
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Fly Me To The Moon, arr Birchall
  • Girl From Ipanema, arr Birchall
  • Harry Lime, Kavas
  • I Don't Know How To Love Him, Kershaw
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • Jealousy
  • Just One Of Those Things
  • La VieEn Rose
  • Leaning on a Lampost
  • Let's Do It
  • Love Moves in Mysterious Ways
  • Makin' Whoopie
  • Manha de Carnival
  • Moon River, arr Birchall
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • Music to Watch Girls By, Sid Ramen, arr Birchall
  • My Funny Valentine, Rogers & Hart
  • Night and Day, Cole Porter
  • Pennies From Heaven, Arthur Johnson
  • Penny Whistle
  • Satin Doll, Strayhorn
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Jerome Kern
  • Summertime, Gershwin
  • Take The A Train, Stauhhorn
  • The Entertainer, Scot Joplin
  • The Life and Times of Lloyd George, Morricone
  • The Ragtime Dance, Joplin
  • What Is This Thing Called Love, Cole Porter
  • You're The Top, Cole Porter

Tangos

  • Bachianas Brazillier Besame Mucho
  • Blue Tango, Anderson
  • Bluesette, Thielmans Cristal, Mores
  • El Choclo, Villoldo La Bamba
  • La Cumparsita
  • La Paloma
  • La vi Llegar, Francini
  • Lamento Quichua, arr Naughtin
  • Libertango, Liazzola
  • Noites Cariocas, Bandolirro
  • Por Una Cabeza, Gardel
  • Tango in D, Albeniz
  • Tanguedia 3, Piazzola
  • Tanzas Argentinas, Ginasto, arr. Naughtin
  • Tango, Michael McLean
  • Serenata, Michael McLean
  • Rhumba, Michael McLean
  • Csardas, Michael Mclean
  • Fandango, Michael McLean
  • Tango ‘Chromatique’, Michael McLean

Traditional & Folk

  • Dark Eyes
  • Fiddle Dance Greensleaves
  • Hava Nagila
  • Irish Sherry Londonderry Air
  • Original Rags
  • Over The Waves, Rosas Sailor's Hornpipe
  • What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor

Jewish

  • Eishet Chayil
  • Hava Nagila
  • Siman Tov
  • Chassen Kallah
  • Mazel Tov

Electric

  • Summer, Vivaldi
  • Miserlou, Pulp Fiction
  • Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
  • Winter, Vivaldi
  • Feeling Good, Newelly & Bricusse
  • Queen Medley, Queen
  • Diamonds Are Forever, JJ Barry
  • Paladio, Karl Jenkins 
Line-Up

  • Quartet - 2 violins, viola and cello
  • Trio - violin, viola and cello
  • Duo - violin and cello
  • Solo - violin or cello
  • Vocalist and full band option also available

6 Reviews

Top reviews

R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Event: Corporate
Location: London
5/5

The Southern Belles were absolutely brilliant! They played the perfect background music to over 750 of our guests whilst they networked and enjoyed the afternoon. We received so many compliments about the string quartet, with guests saying that the tone was perfect for the day, so please pass on our congratulations for such a wonderful and classy performance! It was great!


Jens Huppelberg

Event: Wedding
Location: Devon
5/5

What a spectacular performance! We can't thank you enough for your amazing show which made our celebrations so much more special! You had my husband in tears (in a good way!) and I'm so happy things worked out and you were able to perform for us! I know how much Lucien wanted to see your act at our wedding and I'm so grateful Teo worked hard to make it happen despite the last minute changes! So thank you for everything and making our wedding the perfect event - we couldn't have asked for anything more! We will definitely recommend you to everyone looking for a special, energetic and classy act and I'm pretty sure we will book you again for future events! All our best wishes for your future endeavours and hopefully see you soon again.


Lucien & Jens

Event: Wedding
Location: Devon
5/5

Hi Niki, as husband and husband now we would like to thank you and Warble Entertainment for a job very well done! All your acts were amazing and I'm glad we did the last minute DJ change as Andy was very professional about everything and collaborated very well with our other acts and kept the dance floor busy! The Southern Belles were fantastic and had my husband in tears (in a good way!) and DJ Dan is just fab and we would recommend both to any one! Thank you for helping us having the perfect wedding celebration and I'm sure we will be in touch again for other future events! Kindest regards and all our best wishes for the future, Lucien & Jens


Steve Elliott

Event: Birthday Party
Location: East Sussex
5/5

Excellent.


Matthew Towl

Event: Military Event
Location: Hampshire
5/5

The Southern Bells were an excellent addition to our Masquerade Ball. They were very well received and extremely professional. I can't fault them a really lovely bunch of talented women. Many thanks. As for dealing with Warble - again first class. Great communication, very helpful and fully recommended.


Paul & Madeline Underwood

Event: Wedding
Location: Kent
5/5

Thank you, it meant so much to me that you played Jerusalem and The Lark Ascending for my Dad on our wedding day!


    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 £840
    • Norfolk £900
    • Norwich £900
    • Suffolk £900
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1080
    • Leicestershire £1080
    • Lincolnshire £1080
    • Northamptonshire £1080
    • Nottinghamshire £1080
    • Rutland £1080
    North East
    • Durham £1200
    • North Yorkshire £1200
    • Northumberland £1200
    • South Yorkshire £1200
    • Tyne and Wear £1200
    • West Yorkshire £1200
    • Yorkshire £1200
    North West
    • Cheshire £1200
    • Cumbria £1200
    • Lancashire £1200
    • Manchester £1200
    • Merseyside £1200
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £1800
    • Ayrshire £1440
    • Dumfriesshire £1440
    • East Lothian £1440
    • Fife £1440
    • Inverness £1800
    • Lanarkshire £1440
    • Midlothian £1440
    • Perth £1800
    • Stirlingshire £1440
    • Sutherland £1800
    • West Lothian £1440
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £780
    • Berkshire £780
    • Buckinghamshire £780
    • East Sussex £780
    • Essex £780
    • Hampshire £780
    • Hertfordshire £780
    • Isle of Wight £1200
    • Kent £720
    • London £720
    • Middlesex £780
    • Oxfordshire £780
    • Surrey £780
    • Sussex £780
    • West Sussex £780
    South West
    • Bath £960
    • Bristol £960
    • Cornwall £1080
    • Devon £1080
    • Dorset £1080
    • Somerset £1080
    • Wiltshire £1020
    Wales
    • Anglesey £1200
    • Brecon £1320
    • Caernarvonshire £1200
    • Cardiff £960
    • Cardigan £1200
    • Carmarthen £1320
    • Denbigh £1200
    • Flint £1200
    • Glamorgan £1320
    • Monmouth £1320
    • Pembroke £1320
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £960
    • Gloucestershire £1080
    • Herefordshire £1080
    • Shropshire £1080
    • Staffordshire £1080
    • Warwickshire £1080
    • Worcestershire £1080

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    FAQs

    You say you are classical/electric quartet. Can you play both at my event?
    Our aim is to cater to the specific needs of each client; hence it is entirely up to you what you'd like to hear and is suitable for your event. We offer a range of packages, ranging from a purely classical background music to a fully choreographed electric show, including a tailor-made performance to suit the client's wishes.

    Do you bring all the equipment, i.e sound system with you, or do we need to provide that?
    We do have our own equipment and sound engineer, which we can provide. Alternatively, we are happy to use equipment that you may already have on the premises, provided it is suitable for our instruments and fits all requirements necessary, in order to give you the best performance. 

    How far in advance should we book?
    Ideally the earlier you book, the more likely we are to be available, hence avoiding any disappointment. The summer months are especially popular for weddings, and Christmas for parties, so it's advisable to book at least 6 months to 1 year in advance. Nevertheless, if you need to book us at the last minute, we will do our best to make it possible.

    Can I have a special piece of music played?
    We would be happy to play any piece of music for you, as far as is possible. If it is not already in our repertoire, we can either source it or arrange it especially for the occasion. As this can be a time-consuming process, we do apply an extra charge, which can vary depending on the music. Typically it is £50 per piece.

    How far do you travel?
    Although we are a London based quartet, we are regularly asked to play all across the country and abroad, so distance is not a problem. Of course our booking fee does increase, depending on how far we go, and in cases where the event finishes too late for us to return home that evening, we will apply an additional fee for overnight accommodation or ask the client to arrange it on our behalf.

    We really like the look of your quartet; will we get the same players as in the photos?
    We try our best to ensure all members seen on the photos can play for your event. This is in our best interests, as well as yours, as we aim to deliver the highest quality performance, which of course is dependent on the calibre of musicianship. Obviously in some circumstances this is not always possible. Our reputation is paramount to us and therefore we only use carefully selected musicians of the same caliber, whom we play with on a regular basis.

    Can The Southern Belles be booked individually or as duo or trio?
    Yes, by all means we are happy to play in other formations, but please do bear in mind that you will get a much fuller and more rounded sound with a quartet. Also, there are certain pieces of music which do not work as well musically with a duo or trio. Alternatively, we can increase the size of the group to include additional musicians and singers, if desired.

    What will you be wearing?
    For most classical performances we wear either smart black, jewel-coloured dresses or elegant pastel long dresses, as seen on the photos, and for the electric shows we will be wearing short black dresses (again, as seen in the photos of this website). If you do have a specific requirement concerning our dress code, please do not hesitate to let us know, and we will do our best to comply with them.

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