Hire Exclusive String Ensembles

 
Blue Topaz Exclusive Trio absolutely smashed it!
— Katrina Sulley on her Wedding Day

Looking for something different?

Here at Blue Topaz, our passion for musical innovation, excellence and elegance culminates in our ability to offer you unique and exclusive string ensembles. Meaning you can enjoy a bespoke and beautiful product, we will make your event truly memorable, musically outstanding and visually stunning.

Choose between the Exclusive Blue Topaz String Trio or Quintet. 

Formed of violins and bass, the Blue Topaz Exclusive Groups were the original string ensembles that were created under the Blue Topaz name.

Our desire was to offer clients an elegant but fun and contemporary alternative to the traditional string quartet, beautifully presented with the inclusion of the fabulous double bass and slap bass technique.

The Exclusive Blue Topaz String Trio

An elegant and stylish female string trio of two violins and double bass incorporating the slap bass technique. The original Blue Topaz Strings product and a favourite with our clients.

The Exclusive Blue Topaz String Quintet:

Formed of four violins and double bass The Exclusive Blue Topaz String Quintet is perfect for larger events or for a high impact and eye-catching alternative to the trio.

The Quintet can also perform on both traditional and electric instruments and shares the trio repertoire, adding in extra musical lines and octaves resulting in an even richer sound. We can arrange any song for the quintet on request.

We also offer a range of matching dresses, making a strong visual statement to accompany our music and your event. Hire of amplification is offered for larger events.


Whilst we now offer a larger choice of string line ups, the unrivalled Exclusive Trio and Quintet remain our best sellers for weddings, parties and corporate events alike, and they continue to delight clients up and down the country with their unique style, technique and energy.


The Blue Topaz Strings Exclusive Groups appeal to all age ranges. We have played for Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs, at hundreds of weddings & anniversary parties for couples of all ages, for corporate events spanning young professionals to CEOs, plus many a big birthday to the age of ninety!


We arrange every piece for the Exclusive Trio and Quintet, choosing music that we love and that we know will work perfectly for our string ensembles. With an outstanding popular section, the Exclusive repertoire is continually updated and enhanced so that we remain cutting edge whether clients are choosing popular contemporary pop, jazz or classical string music.
We also arrange music on request and no song is too big, too small, too outlandish or unusual! Please enquire with your song choice.

Our stylish Exclusive Group ladies have been selected and trained carefully for their ability to switch between classical and more contemporary and jazzy styles. Our bass players have learned the distinctive slap bass technique and the overall performance makes quite an impact with guests and clients who are thrilled with our exciting energy and vitality.

We offer both traditional and electric string instruments.

For large numbers of guests or bigger events our amplification is available for hire, either to boost the sound of our traditional instruments to a desired level, or to facilitate the electric instruments. This can include speakers, full PA systems, instrument and vocal microphones* (*for any speeches that may be taking place at your event) and our string specialist sound engineers to operate and oversee.


If our amplification is hired we can also bring along lighting to give extra ambience to our performance area.
By offering amplification and lighting we can be entirely self sufficient at your event - all we need is a  power point.
All equipment is insured and regularly PAT tested.

Whether we are performing at a wedding, a private party or a corporate reception, the Exclusive Groups' range of elegant dresses with matching options are a big hit with clients and are often requested. Please enquire for our current options and choices.

Bursting with originality and class, these unique String Ensembles will give your event an unforgettable twist.

 

What we play

We can play any piece on request, no matter how unusual - so if you are looking for a bespoke musical accompaniment to your event, get in touch to talk about our unique services!


We create unique arrangements, transforming well known music so you can enjoy beautiful string versions on your special day, be it for our Exclusive Trio, Quintet or String Orchestra. 

Our current Exclusive Repertoire can be found below.

 


HOW WE LOOK

Our Exclusive String Ensembles have a range of beautiful matching dresses that we can wear according to your preference.


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Choose Acoustic or electric

The exclusive string groups can perform for you on traditional and electric instruments.

 


HEAR US PROPERLY

If your event has 70 or more guests, we normally recommend a sound system. We can include this in your quote or provide you with our requirements, ensuring that you'll enjoy the music you have invested in.

For more information about getting the right sound system, click here.


CAPTURE THE MOMENT FOREVER

Having a recording created just for you is the the perfect way to enjoy a memento from your special day.

 
These recordings can be enjoyed on their own or coupled with your video or photography.

Hire a String Orchestra

 

  • Are you having a big party?
  • Expecting a large number of guests at your wedding?
  • Would you like to make a huge impact with your entertainment?

Consider hiring the Exclusive Blue Topaz String Orchestra

 

Our outstanding musicians performing together, playing selected numbers from the exclusive repertoire and more besides.

Wearing a mix of gorgeous blue dresses and with the option of hiring amplification, we will guarantee a fantastic musical experience for your event. 

 

 

 

Pop & Modern Playlist / Repertoire

 

It’s A Man’s World | James Brown

Let’s Dance | David Bowie

Light My Fire | The Doors

Lovecats | The Cure

Love Man | Otis Redding

Make You Feel My Love | Adele

Marry You | Bruno Mars

Moondance | Van Morrison

Night Fever | Bee Gees

One Day Like This | Elbow

Parachutes | Coldplay

Paradise | Coldplay

Poker Face | Lady Gaga

Rather Be | Clean Bandit

Rendez-vu | Basement Jaxx

Rolling In The Deep | Adele

Romeo | Basement Jaxx

She’s The One | Karl Wallinger (Robbie Williams)

Skinny Love | Justin Vernon (Birdie version)

Smalltown Boy | Bronski Beat

Songbird | Eva Cassidy

Sound Of The Underground  | Girls Aloud

Stand By Me | Ben E. King

Summer of 69 | Bryan Adams

Sweet Child of Mine | Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)  | Eurythmics

Tainted Love  | Ed Cobb (Soft Cell)

The Universal | Blur

Thriller | Michael Jackson

Time After Time | Cyndi Lauper

Toxic | Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears)

Unfinished Sympathy | Massive Attack

Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars

Viva La Vida | Coldplay

What A Wonderful World (Don’t Know Much)  | Sam Cooke

What Goes Around Comes Around | Justin Timberlake

With Or Without You | U2

You Make Me Feel | Carole King

You Really Got Me | The Kinks

Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher | Jackie Wilson

A Thousand Years | Christina Perri

All Of Me | John Legend

All You Need Is Love | The Beatles

Annie’s Song  | John Denver

Another One Bites the Dust  | Queen

Beat It  | Michael Jackson

Billie Jean  | Michael Jackson

Bitter Sweet Symphony  | The Verve

Book Of Love  | Peter Gabriel

Can’t Buy Me Love  | The Beatles

Can’t Get You Out of My Head  | Kylie Minogue

Chapel of Love | Barry/Greenwich/Spector (Dixie Cups)

Cloudbusting | Kate Bush

Clocks | Coldplay

Come As You Are | Nirvana

Come Away With Me | Norah Jones

Crazy In Love | Beyonce

Cry To Me | Bert Burns

Dancing Queen | ABBA

Don’t Cha’ | Smith/Ray/C’way (Pussycat Dolls)

Drive My Car | The Beatles

Eleanor Rigby | The Beatles

Electrical Storm | U2

Everybody Dance Now | C + C Music Factory

Fallen | Lauren Wood

Feeling Good | Michael Buble

Fields Of Gold | Sting

Fight for this Love | Wilkins/Kipner/Merritt (Cheryl Cole)

Gimme Gimme | ABBA

Golden Brown | The Stranglers

Greatest Day | Take That

Happy | Pharrell Williams

Here There & Everywhere | The Beatles

Hey Yah | OutKast

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction | The Rolling Stones 

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing | Aerosmith

I Gotta Feeling | Black Eyed Peas

I Got You (I Feel Good)  | James Brown

I Heard It Through the Grapevine | Marvin Gaye - Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong

I Say A Little Prayer  | Aretha Franklin - Bacharach/David 

It Must Be Love | Madness

 

 

Jazz

 

Ain’t Misbehavin’ | Thomas Waller & Harry Brooks

Ain’t She Sweet | Milton Ager

At Last | Gordon/Warren (Etta James)

Cantina Band | John Williams

Embraceable You | George & Ira Gershwin

Fever | Davenport/Cooley

Fly Me To The Moon | Bart Howard

Forgotten Dreams | Leroy Anderson

The Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim

I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good | Duke Ellington

I Got Rhythm | George & Ira Gershwin

It Don’t Mean A Thing | Duke Ellington

In The Mood | Wingy Manone/Glenn Miller

Jeeves & Wooster | Anne Dudley

Mack the Knife | Kurt Weill

Makin’ Whoopee | Walter Donaldson

 

Misty | Errol Garner

Moonglow | Eddie de Lange & Will Hudson

Moon River | Henry Mancini

Moonlight in Vermont | Karl Suessdorf

My Baby Don’t Care | Nina Simone

Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps | Osvalso Farres

Satin Doll | Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Slap That Bass | George & Ira Gershwin

So Nice | Marcos Valle &Paulo Sergio Valle

Sway | Pablo Beltran Ruiz (Dean Martin)

Take Five | Dave Brubeck

The Charleston | Ma Rainey

True Love | Cole Porter

What a Wonderful World | Theile/Weiss (Louis Armstrong)

When I Fall in Love | Victor Young

 

James Bond

 

All Time High | Rita Coolidge

Diamonds Are Forever | John Barry

For Your Eyes Only | Sheena Easton

Goldeneye | Bono/The Edge

Goldfinger | John Barry

James Bond Theme | John Barry

Licence To Kill | Gladys Knight

Live and Let Die | Paul & Linda McCartney

Nobody Does It Better | Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service | John Barry

Skyfall | Paul Epworth/Adele

The Living Daylights | A-HA 

Tomorrow Never Dies | Crow/Froom

View To A Kill | Duran Duran

We Have All The Time In The World | John Barry

Writing’s On The Wall | Sam Smith

You Only Live Twice | John Barry

 
 

Classical

 

Largo | Handel

La Traviata (Drinking Song) | Verdi

Meditation | Massenet

Memory (from Cats) | Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music for the Royal Fireworks | Handel

Bourrée

La Paix

La Rejouissance

Miracles (Two Steps From Hell) | Thomas Bergersen

Pizzicati | Delibes

Plaisir D’Amour | Martini

Por Una Cabeza | C. Gardel

Prelude In G from Suite 1 for solo cello | Bach

Siman Tov | (Trad)

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair | Debussy

The Music of the Night | Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Godfather | Nino Rota

The Queen of Sheba | Handel

The Promise (Of Mist & Magic) | Michael Maas &      Christoph Allerstorfer

Trios (various) | Haydn

Waltz from Coppelia | Delibes

Waltz No. 2 (from Jazz Suite No. 2) | Shostakovich

Wedding March (recessional) | Mendelssohn

Air on a G String | Bach

Ave Maria | Schubert

Ave Verum Corpus | Mozart

Blue Danube | Strauss

Bridal Chorus/Here Comes the Bride (processional) | Wagner

Canon | Pachelbel

Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo) | Pietro Mascagni

Chanson de Matin | Elgar

Clair de Lune | Debussy

Con te Partiro | Francesco Sartori (Andrea Bocelli)

Danny Boy | Traditional

Double Violin Concerto | Bach

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1 – Allegro) | Mozart

Eliza Aria | Elena Kats Chernin

Gymnopedie No 1 | Satie

Habanera (from Carmen) | Bizet

Hornpipe | Handel

Il Giorni | Einaudi

Jane Maryam | Behrouz Panahi

Jerusalem | Parry

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring | J.S. Bach

John Dunbar Theme (from Dances with Wolves) | John Barry

 

 

Christmas

 

CHRISTMAS

All I Want for Christmas | Mariah Carey

Baby it’s Cold Outside | Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews

Driving Home for Christmas | Chris Rea

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Frank Sinatra

Jingle Bell Rock | Bobby Helms

Let it Snow | Michael Buble

Santa Baby | Eartha Kitt

Santa Claus is Coming to Town | Bing Crosby

Sleigh Ride | Leroy Anderson

The Christmas Song | Nat King Cole

Winter Wonderland | Louis Armstrong

Traditional Carols including:

Away in a Manger

Once in Royal David’s City

Silent Night

The First Nowell