Why Choose Us

Why Blue Topaz? (page ?):

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Blue Topaz Strings are the creation of Anna and Libby Croad, sisters and world class professional musicians, who have over 12 years experience in delivering perfect soundtracks for events ranging from large scale Corporate launches to intimate Wedding receptions. Our winning combination of skills work in harmony to provide musical excellence, innate knowledge of the music and events business and dedication to your event.

As honours graduates of the Royal Academy of Music and vast performance experience in the UK and worldwide, we only work with the very best in our field ensuring a high standard of performance and presentation.

To ensure quality, we have a strict selection process and it is absolutely essential to us that our musicians and performers are of the highest standards possible and are able to perform with Blue Topaz Strings’ style.
We insist on personally meeting and conducting in depth auditions for every musician who expresses an interest in working for Blue Topaz Strings.

Our unique feature groups, the Blue Topaz String Trio and Quintet offer a perfect balance of classical and more popular styles and we are continually adding to their repertoire ensuring that we stay current and relevant to all customers. We can also create bespoke arrangements of any song in any style for your wedding or event.
Due to our wide ranging repertoire the Blue Topaz Strings Feature Groups appeal to all age ranges. We have performed for 12 and 13 year olds at 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 every significant birthday up to the age of ninety!
The exciting slap bass technique that is employed by our double bass players in the feature trio and quintet injects life and energy in to every performance. This rhythmic yet elegant technique is the essence of the feature groups’ unique style.
The beautiful matching dresses to fit the style of your event that the feature groups offer are very well received and often requested as the final ‘icing on the cake’ by a number of clients.

Our outstanding Arranging Service is in a class of it’s own, made clear by the bespoke repertoire that we have created for the trio and quintet, and this skill enables us to continually evolve our brand and music groups.

For Weddings our First Dance Service can combine our arranging skills, session experience and first rate performance abilities, working in conjunction with sound engineers, videographers and producers to create a documented memory that will be everlasting.

Blue Topaz Strings offer a Premier Service for those clients who would like to discuss their event face to face and in more detail. Please enquire for more details.

Due to our considerable success and experience in the business, we are incredibly well connected with other musicians and relevant providers. We can therefore offer a venue finding service, advice and supply complementary services including amplification, lighting, string specialist sound engineers, photographers and videographers.
Please also talk to us about your evening entertainment as we work closely with select bands whose qualities and standards we know and trust.

All of our technical equipment is regularly PAT tested and we have public liability insurance up to 10 million pounds.

Our straightforward booking process makes it easy for you to hire any of our string musicians, whether you prefer to enquire via our options on the contact page, email or by picking up the phone.

 

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