And just like that.. the sun may still be shining, but Autumn beckons and with it some exciting plans in the pipeline! Before we look ahead though, here are five Summer bookings we loved playing for and why..
Following our launch of the Sextet earlier this year we were welcomed at The Gherkin last weekend for the inaugural booking of our All Male Exclusive String Trio!
As ever, here at Blue Topaz Music we only ever deal with quality and our new recruits did not disappoint!
We were delighted with our rather dapper line up of very fine players whose individual careers have included playing for London's West End Show, Les Miserables, the notable Santiago String Quartet and Blue and Roots Ensemble.
The event was a beautiful and literally high end wedding - as we gazed across London from the very top of The Gherkin.
The bride was over the moon with her choice and many of the guests commented on the Trio's fabulous energy and performance. Prelude Entertainment, suppliers for The Gherkin, were also delighted with the standard and vibe of our all male group.
In addition to these positive comments it was wonderful was to receive private and public praise from the male musicians themselves for our creation of interesting and inventive musical arrangements.
Meanwhile, us ladies didn't miss out as we enjoyed playing for an elegant wedding drinks reception just down the road at 28 Portland Place!
The Male or Female Exclusive String Trio... we can now do both!
Hello and welcome to our new blog! We hope this will provide some interesting insights in to how we work and a few behind the scenes snippets.
We were delighted to launch our new line, The Exclusive String Sextet, in January this year and gave our inaugural performance at The London Textile Fair for one of our favourite corporate clients.
As anyone who has taken an interest in our 'Exclusive Line ups' will know, these ensembles are 'based around the bass' - and we have 2 or 4 violins either side to offer our Exclusive Trio or Quintet. On this special occasion we were delighted to make the addition of a cello which enabled us to write yet more beautiful musical lines and textures in to our arrangements of well known songs and music.
Many of the guests commented on how much they enjoyed our music and also uploaded their own videos and photos to social media. Particular modern favourites seemed to be I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing and Uptown Funk!
As we were performing in a fairly large space at the Business Design Centre the client also wisely hired our amplification and engineer in order that the sound could be supported and our music be heard properly.
As can be seen above our client was pretty happy with the addition of our cellist!
We are excited to offer the Exclusive Sextet alongside the Trio and Quintet. The Sextet is suitable to play for corporate event receptions and dinners and private parties and weddings with larger numbers.
All photos courtesy of Alexander at Apple and Biscuit Recordings