UK Strings

Rock & Pop, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Duo, String Quartet1
Price from £414
Location: Northamptonshire

UK Strings is the best wedding string quartet in the UK, offering an unrivalled professional string music service and leading the way in the musical experience string quartets offer couples who are getting married! Add a little “Magic” to your special day! All of our string groups have a huge collection of eclectic music and cater for every taste, age and special occasion.

Biography

We are the UK's no 1 String Music Wedding Specialists, offering a service that stands out from the rest! Often copied, NEVER bettered!

String Quartet, String Trio, String Duo PLUS+ and String Duo are offered, catering for all budgets and so extremely flexible!

Every booking is individual to each couple - no booking is too small. Our string groups are run by experienced husband and wife team, Cheryl and John Bass - You will be in safe hands!

UK Specialist wedding string quartet offers:
*Specialist wedding music services - face to face with your own music consultant (t's&c's apply)
*Fully qualified, carefully selected professional musicians
*Friendly, bespoke service
*Public, Products & Employers liability insurance of £10 million each
*Huge lists of music - pop, jazz, rock and classical music

All our musicians are carefully selected & play in professional orchestras, in the West End, on TV, movie sets, radio & have performed with many celebrities & pop stars including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Amy Winehouse.

Every musical taste is catered for - classical to jazz, rock & the latest pop including Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Drake, Katy Perri, Beyonce, Van Morrison, Metallica, Meatloaf, McFly, Bruno Mars and much more!

We are mentored by Dragon's Den, Theo Paphitis and also the CEO of Ann Summers, Jacqueline Gold, having won their coveted #sbs and #wow awards.

Set List

String Quartet

1. Stranger on the Shore - Acker Bilk
2. Let’s do it - Cole Porter
3. I love Paris - C Porter
4. Being the Beguine - C Porter
5. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
6. The Stripper - Rose
7. The Entertainer - Joplin
8. Country Club - Joplin
9. Paragon Rag - Joplin
10. Pineapple Rag - Joplin
11. Heliotrope Bouquet - Joplin
12. Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
13. Euphonic Sounds - Joplin
14. New Rag - Joplin
15. Summertime - Gershwin
16. Oh, Lady be Good - Gershwin
17. Do it again - Gershwin
18. Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
19. Embraceable You - Gershwin
20. The Man I Love - Gershwin
21. I got Rhythm - Gershwin
22. Swannee - Gershwin
23. Prelude No 2 - Gershwin
24. Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
25. Variations on I got Rhythm - Gershwin
26. Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing
27. All my Loving - Beatles
28. Penny Lane - Beatles
29. All you need is love - Beatles
30. Seven by the Beatles Medley - Beatles
31. Michelle - Beatles
32. Georgy Girl - Springfield
33. Five foot two, Eyes of Blue - Henderson
34. It might as well rain until Sept - Carole King
35. Dambusters March - Eric Coates
36. On the Sunny Side of the Street - McHugh
37. Pink Panther - Mancini
38. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Warren
39. A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harum
40. Annie’s Song - Denver
41. He ain’t Heavy…..He’s my Brother - Scott
42. Smoke gets in your eyes - Kern
43. Floating along - Buffington
44. If you were the only girl in the world - Burr
45. Teddy Bear’s Picnic - Bratto arr. Isserlis
46. I do like to be beside the Seaside - Glover-Kind
47. Londonderry Air - Trad Irish
48. Sweet Irish Sherry - Trad Irish
49. Galway Rambler - Trad Irish
50. Try to remember - Schmidt
51. A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - Sherwin
52. Blue Tango - Anderson
53. Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
54. La Bamba - Trad
55. Tango in D - Albeniz
56. Love me tender - Elvis
57. Winter Wonderland - Bernard
58. Rockin around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
59. Come in From the Rain - Manchester
60. Romeo & Juliet Love Theme - Rota
61. In the Mood - Garland
62. What’s new? - Haggart
63. Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson
64. Misty - Garner
65. Laura - D Raksin
66. Memory - From the Musical "Cats"
67. Anything goes - From the Musical
68. The Lonely Goatherd - "The Sound of Music"
69. My favourite things - "The Sound of Music"
70. Edelweiss - "The Sound of Music"
71. Processional - "The Sound of Music"
72. Sound of Music Theme - "The Sound of Music"
73. Makin’ Whoopee - "Whoopee" (1927)
74. All I ask of you - " Phantom of the Opera"
75. The music of the night - " Phantom of the Opera"
76. My Funny Valentine – "Babes in Arms"
77. Over the Rainbow - " Wizard of Oz"
78. Send in the Clowns - " A Little Night Music"
79. Tonight - From the Musical "West Side Story"
80. Somewhere - From the Musical "West Side Story"
81. I Feel Pretty - From the Musical "West Side Story"
82. America - From the Musical "West Side Story"
83. Maria - From the Musical "West Side Story"
84. I'm forever blowing bubble
85. Can you feel the love tonight - "Lion King"
86. I see the Light - "Tangled"
87. Part of your World - "The Little Mermaid"
88. A Whole New World - "Aladdin"
89. I can go the Distance - "Hercules"
90. Someday my Prince will come – “Snow White”
91. Stuff we did – From the Movie “Up”
92. I had a Farm in Africa - "Out of Africa"
93. Cavatina - From the Movie "The Deerhunter"
94. Stormy Weather - Movie "Stormy Weather"
95. Love Theme - From the Movie "The Godfather"
96. My Heart will go on - "Titanic"
97. Mission Impossible - Theme
98. Nobody does it better - "The Spy who Loved me"
99. Diamonds are Forever - " Goldfinger"
100. We have all the time in the world -
101. For Your eyes only - James Bond
102. Skyfall Theme - James Bond Movie "Skyfall"
103. From Russia with love - James Bond
104. Dr No Theme - James Bond Movie "Dr No"
105. Chevaliers De Sangreal - "The Da Vinci Code"
106. What are you doing the rest of your life?
107. New York, New York - "New York, New York"
108. Wind beneath my wings - "Beaches"
109. As Time goes by - From the Movie "Casablanca"
110. Leaning on a lamppost
111. Pennies from Heaven
112. Every time we say goodbye
113. Por Una Cabeza - Movie "Scent of a Woman"
114. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
115. Moon River - Movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
116. Evergreen - From the Movie "A Star is Born"
117. She - From the Movie "Nottinghill"
118. Gabriel's Oboe - From the Movie "The Mission"
119. Blackadder Theme - From the TV Series
120. Jeeves and Wooster Theme - From TV Series
121. Fawlty Towers Theme - From the TV Series
122. Chi Mai
123. Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
124. Ladies in Lavender - Theme
125. Game of Thrones - Theme
126. Ghostbusters - Theme
127. Feelings - Albert
128. Goodbye to Love - Carpenters
129. If I could read your mind - Lightfoot
130. You’re the first, my last, my everything - White
131. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
132. Crazy little thing called love - Queen
133. Hotel California - Eagles
134. When a man loves a woman – Percy Sledge
135. God only knows - Beach Boys
136. It must be love - Madness
137. One day like this - Elbow
138. 1000 Years - Christina Perri
139. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
140. Rule the World - Take That
141. Paradise - Coldplay
142. Yellow - Coldplay
143. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
144. In my Place - Coldplay
145. Clocks - Coldplay
146. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
147. Evergreen - Will Young
148. Home - Buble
149. Mean - Taylor Swift
150. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
151. Kissing you - Des'ree
152. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
153. Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
154. Titanium - David Guetta
155. Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
156. Marry You – Bruno Mars
157. Call me maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
158. The Universal - Blur
159. Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
160. Rockin' all over the world - Status Quo
161. You really got me - The Kinks
162. It had to be you - Sinatra
163. A groovy kind of love - Phil Collins
164. Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
165. Brown Eyed girl - Van Morrison
166. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
167. A perfect day - Reed
168. You raise me up - Westlife
169. Flying without wings - Westlife
170. The closest thing to crazy - Katie Melua
171. Purple Haze - Hendrix
172. I love you just the way you are - Billy Joel
173. Happy - Pharrell Williams
174. Someone like you - Adele
175. Rollin in the deep – Adele
176. Make you feel my love - Adele
177. Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
178. Firework - Katy Perry
179. I'd do anything for love - Meatloaf
180. Isn't she Lovely - Stevie Wonder
181. Can't take my eyes off of you - Frankie Vallie
182. That's What makes you beautiful - 1 Direction
183. Mean - Taylor Swift
184. Ain't no mountain high enough
185. Beethoven’s 5 Secrets – Beethoven/Tedder
186. Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
187. Kiss from a Rose – Seal
188. Say Something – Christina Aguilera
189. From this moment on – Shania Twain
190. Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
191. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
192. Crazy Love – Van Morrison/Buble
193. Stay with me – Sam Smith
194. Always – Bon Jovi
195. All of Me – John Legend
196. YMCA – Village People

String Trio

Jazzy, Musicals, Films, TV
1. La Paloma - Yradier
2. Tu (You) - Fuentes
3. I’ll build a Stairway to Paradise - Gershwin
4. The Man I Love - Gershwin
5. Let’s call the whole thing off - Gershwin
6. Summertime - Gershwin
7. Embraceable You - Gershwin
8. Oh, Lady be good - Gershwin
9. Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
10. Won’t you Charleston? - Sandy Wilson
11. Crazy Rhythm - Roger Kahn
12. Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
13. Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
14. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue - R Henderson
15. I can’t give you anything but love - J McHugh
16. Let’s do it - Cole Porter
17. Anything Goes - Cole Porter
18. Steppin’ out with my baby - Irving Berlin
19. Puttin’ on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
20. You made me love you - J V Monaco
21. Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
22. Skylark - Carmichael
23. It don’t mean a thing - Duke Ellington
24. Lullaby of Birdland - G Shearing
25. Tico Tico - Abreu
26. Is you is or is you ain’t my baby - Louis Jordan
27. Push Ka Pi Shee Pie - Louis Jordan
28. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie - Louis Jordan
29. You are my sunshine - Jimmie Davis
30. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Harry Warren
31. A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - Sherwin
32. At Last - Etta James
33. Get Happy - Harold Arlen
34. Unforgettable - Irving Gordon
35. Smile - Chaplin
36. Moon River - "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
37. New York, New York - musical "NY, NY"
38. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
39. Smoke gets in your eyes - musical "Roberta" 1933
40. Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
41. Stormy Weather - "The Cotton Club"
42. Heissa Troika - Steinberg
43. Blue Tango - L Anderson
44. La Cumparsita - Rodríguez
45. Tango por una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
46. Tango - Albeniz
47. Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
48. Anniversary Waltz - Dave Franklin
49. Can’t help falling in love - Elvis
50. Love me Tender - Elvis
51. Love - Nat King Cole
52. Over the Rainbow - "Wizard of Oz"
53. Medley from Oliver - Lionel Bart
54. Love Changes Everything - "Aspects of Love"
55. All I ask of you - "Phantom of the Opera"
56. I will wait for you - Legrand
57. Time to say Goodbye - "Phantom of the Opera"
58. Beauty and the Beast - "Beauty and the Beast"
59. Can you feel the love - Disney "Lion King"
60. Herbie - Theme from Disney "The Love Bug"
61. Someday my prince will – Disney “Snow White”
62. Let it go – Disney “Frozen”
63. Love is an open door – Disney “Frozen”
64. A Whole new World – Disney “Aladdin”
65. Pink Panther Theme - Mancini
66. Nobody does it better - "The Spy who loved me"
67. Diamonds are forever - "Diamonds are Forever"
68. We have all the time in the world - James Bond
69. James Bond original theme
70. Skyfall - Adele
71. Everything I do - "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves"
72. Apollo 13 Launch Theme
73. The Throne Room - Star Wars movie
74. Raiders March - "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
75. Gabriel’s Oboe – Theme from "The Mission"
76. When you wish upon a star - Disney Pinocchio
77. My Heart will go on - "Titanic" movie
78. Hymn to the Sea - from "Titanic" movie
79. Onedin Line Theme - Khachaturian
80. She - from the movie "Nottinghill"
81. Falling Slowly - from the movie "Once"
82. Captain Pugwash - children's programme
83. Brideshead Revisited Theme
84. Blue Peter Theme
85. Pretty Woman Theme
86. Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
87. Falling Slowly - Once Theme
88. Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding
89. Phantom of the Opera – Lloyd Webber
90. Ladies in Lavender – Theme
91. Harry Potter Medley
92. Game of Thrones Theme

Rock, Pop, 60′s onwards
1. A Groovy Kind of love - Phil Collins
2. Stand by Me - Ben E King
3. When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
4. Love is Real - Lennon
5. Everlasting Love - Love Affair
6. Fields of Gold - Sting
7. Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel
8. Gypsies, tramps & thieves - Bob Stone
9. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
10. Crazy little thing called love - Queen
11. Somebody to love - Queen
12. You're my best friend - Queen
13. Changes - David Bowie
14. Space Oddity - David Bowie
15. You’ll never find another love - Leon Huff
16. How deep is your love - Gibb
17. We’ve only just begun - Carpenters
18. Mamma Mia - Abba
19. Take a chance on me - ABBA
20. Dancing Queen - Abba
21. I have a dream - Abba
22. It must be love - Madness
23. Heaven - Bryan Adams
24. Your song - Elton John
25. Why Worry - Dire Straits
26. Hallelujah - Cohen
27. Nothing else matters - Metallica
28. Better together - Jack Johnson
29. Flying without wings - Westlife
30. You raise me up - Westlife
31. When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
32. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
33. I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
34. Whatever - Gallagher
35. Wonderwall - Oasis
36. Bittersweet Symphony - Verve
37. One day like this - Elbow
38. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
39. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
40. In my Place - Coldplay
41. Paradise - Coldplay
42. You’re beautiful - James Blunt
43. Make you feel my love - Adele
44. Someone like you - Adele
45. Marry You - Bruno Mars
46. Amazing (Just the way you are) - Bruno Mars
47. Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
48. Rule the World - Take That
49. Greatest Day - Take That
50. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
51. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
52. She’s the One - Robbie Williams
53. Let me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
54. Angels - Robbie Williams
55. I love the way you love me - Boyzone
56. Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
57. Wedding Song - Kenny G
58. 1000 Years - Christina Perri
59. Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
60. Feeling Good - Michael Buble
61. Home - Michael Buble
62. I’m a believer - Monkees
63. A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harem
64. Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
65. Beautiful Day - U2
66. Canon Ball - Damien Rice
67. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
68. Imagine - John Lennon
69. Sunrise - Norah Jones
70. It's all about you - McFly
71. Just the way you are - Billy Joel
72. There she goes - The La's
73. You're the first, the last, my everything - White
74. Kissing You - Des'ree
75. Angel - Lionel Richie
76. Shine On - The Kooks
77. The Call - Regina Spektor
78. Halo - Beyonce
79. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
80. I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
81. God only knows - The Beach Boys
82. My Way - Sinatra
83. All of Me - John Legend
84. Shining Light - Annie Lennox
85. How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
86. Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
87. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
88. You've got the love - Florence + The Machine
89. Marry Me - Train
90. You and Me - Lifehouse
91. The Luckiest - Ben Folds
92. Happy - Pharell Williams
93. The Rose - Bette Midler
94. Going Home - Drake
95. Beethoven's 5 Secrets - The Piano Guys
96. Kiss from a Rose - Seal
97. Mine - Taylor Swift
98. Ain't no mountain high enough - Diana Ross
99. Amazed – Lonestar
100. Another one bites the dust – Queen
101. Best Day of my life – American Authors
102. Counting Stars – One Republic
103. Crazy Love – Buble
104. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
105. Get Lucky- Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
106. I gotta feeling – Black Eyed Peas
107. Somewhere only we know – Keane
108. Stay with me – Same Smith
109. Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
110. YMCA – Village People
111. I wont give up – Jason Mraz
112. Im Yours – Jason Mraz
113. Let her go – Passenger
114. Lucky – Jazon Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
115. Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5 Christina Aguilera
116. Secrets – One Republic

Beatles
1. A Hard day’s Night
2. All my loving
3. All you need is love
4. Can't buy me love
5. Eleanor Rigby
6. I want to hold your hand
7. Love me do
8. Lucy in the Sky with diamonds
9. Ob-La-Di; Ob-La-Da
10. Something
11. When I’m 64
12. Here comes the sun

Testimonials

....a dream to work with! Thank you! "“I saw UK Wedding 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 of our day and our guests continue to rave about you, as do we. We will look for any excuse to book you in the future.”

Lucy and Rob Galloway 21st August 2015 Luton Hoo Hotel – wedding ceremony and drinks reception"
Review by Lucy and Rob Galloway - Bride and Groom
Aug 21, 2016
Excellent from start to finish! "We booked Cheryl and John’s string duo for an important work event for 30 people. From the word go they were extremely professional to deal with, always in touch and we didn’t have to worry about any logistics – they had it all under control! Our guests were thrilled with the music and Cheryl and John added a beautiful atmosphere to our evening with their incredible music – we can’t thank you enough! Kind regards,

Dara O’Sullivan SMBC Aviation Capital 12th May 2016 Luton Hoo Hotel – Corporate Dinner"
Review by Dara O'Sullivan - SMBC Aviation
May 12, 2016
A massive thank you to you all! "We got the lovely weather, the music played by Uk Wedding Strings really set off the day perfectly. Thank you so much for the way you played the music for Kathryn and my entrance - Walking along the aisle with my beautiful daughter was a very special moment made even more special by your music."
Steve Downes – Father of the Bride 30th April 2016 Dodmoor House "
Review by Steve Downes - Father of the Bride
Apr 30, 2016
.....you truly made my dreams come true! "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 and I could hear ‘Its all about you’ by Mcfly’ being played. It really made me smile. We would also like to thank you both for learning a new song at such short notice so we could walk back down the aisle together to Jeff’s favourite song ‘ Don’t stop believing’. It was a lovely upbeat piece of music and is another great memory. I should also mention that many of our guests also commented on how talented you both were, and how much they enjoyed your music. One guest described you as ‘the best he has ever heard’. We really can’t thank you enough, best wishes

Lucy and Jeff, Cathedral Church, Northampton – 9th April 2016."
Review by Lucy and Jeff - Bride and Groom
Apr 9, 2016
Thank you for such a brilliant performance at our wedding........ "Dear John, Cheryl and your fellow musicians, Thank you for such a brilliant performance our wedding – our wedding guests loved it. The service was thoroughly professional and included a phone call from John to ask which tunes we would particularly like to have at our wedding. There were so many classical pieces and modern-day tunes to choose from. To have such wonderful musicians at our wedding really enhanced the occasion and atmosphere. Thank you

Clay and Jean Johnson Luton Hoo Hotel 19th March 2016"
Review by Clay and Jean Johnson - Bride and Groom
Mar 19, 2016
Thank you for a totally professional service! "Our drinks event and the whole evening was helped immensely with the quartet playing so beautifully. Seated alongside us all standing in close proximity to you allowed us to listen but still allowing our guests to talk and mingle in a relaxed and calm atmosphere. Which is just what we wanted to achieve. The only thing that I wish I could have done for you was to make the evening air warmer! I will have no problem in recommending you to anyone wishing to book music accompaniment at any event, and do hope that we have the pleasure to work together in the future.”

Karen Dukes Marketing Co-Ordinator Barnes Construction 19th September 2015 Trinity Hall, Cambridge – corporate event"

Review by Karen Dukes Marketing Manager Barnes Construction
Sep 19, 2015
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