North West Strings

North West Strings are a cool, contemporary & in-demand quartet who have recorded with the likes of Daughter, Temples, The Charlatans & Chas Smash (Madness). Graduates of the Royal Northern College Of Music, the group's repertoire spans Pop, Classical & Jazz adding a touch of class to any event!

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Set List / Repertoire

A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Alright - Supergrass
Angels - Robbie Williams
At Last - Etta James
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Blue Monday - New Order
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cigarettes and Alcohol - Oasis
Clocks - Coldplay
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Freddie Mercury
Diamonds Are Forever - Barry/Bassy
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't Want to Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys/Jay Z
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Fields of Gold - Sting
God Only Knows - Wilson
The Great Escape - Elmer Bernstein
Greatest Day - Take That
Guaglione - Prado
Happy Pharrell Williams
Heroes - Bowie
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Hey Jude - Beatles
Ho Hey The - Lumineers
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Human- Killers
I - Giorni Einaudi
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Imperial March (Star Wars) - John Williams
In the wee small hours of the morning - Frank Sinatra
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Kissing You- Desree
Let It Be- Beatles
Long and Winding Road- Beatles
Love Will Tear Us Apart- Joy Division
Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
Make you feel my love- Adele/Bob Dylan
Mamma Mia- Abba
Man in the Mirror- Michael Jackson
Many of Horror- Simon Neil
Mr Brightside- The Killers
No Surprises- Radiohead
One Day Like This- Elbow
Paradise- Coldplay
Rather Be Clean- Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
Roll With It- Oasis
Rule The World- Take That
She - Aznavour
Senorita- Justin Timberlake
Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Songbird- Eva Cassidy
Street Spirit - Radiohead
Sweet Child of Mine- Guns 'n' Roses
Sweet Disposition The Temper Trap
Ten Storey Love Song- Stone Roses
This Charming Man- The Smiths
Viva la vida - Coldplay
Whatever - Oasis
When I'm Sixty Four- Beatles
With or Without You- U2
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Look Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You're My Best Friend - Queen
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

Adagio for Strings- Barber
Air on G string- Bach
Aria from “Xerxes” - Handel
Ave Maria- Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria -Schubert
Ballet Music - Rossini
Bolero - Ravel
Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 - Bach
Brindisi - Verdi
Canon - Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Chanson de Nuit - Elgar
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Dambusters Theme - Eric Coates
Danse des Mirlitons - Tchaikovsky
Divertimenti in D, B flat and F - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Mozart
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Fledermaus Waltzes - Strauss
Flower Duet - Delibes
The Four Seasons ('Birdsong' from Spring and “Largo”) - Vivaldi
Greensleeves - Traditional
Galop - Rossini
God Save the Queen - Anon.
Humoresque - Dvorák
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring- Bach
La Rejouissance- Handel
March from the Nutcracker Suite- Tchaikovsky
Minuet and Trio- Boccherini
Music for the Royal Fireworks- Handel
Nimrod- Elgar
Non Piu Andrai- Mozart
Ode to Joy- Beethoven
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Palladio Karl - Jenkins
Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
Quando M'en Vo - Puccini
Quartet -Verdi
Salut d'amour - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
The Swan Saint- Saëns
Tango Por Una Cabeza Carlos - Gardel
Toss the Feathers Traditional Irish Reel
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley
Upstairs Downstairs -Alexander Faris
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Voi Che Sapete - Mozart
The Water Music (Air and Dances) - Handel
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg
Wedding March -Mendelssohn
Wedding March -Wagner

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square -Sherwin
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Beyond the Sea - Trenet
Blue Moon - Arr. Kershaw
Brazil Ary Barroso - Michael Kamen
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Come Fly With Me - Arr. Hensen
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Every time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Forgotten Dreams - Leroy Anderson
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Frank Sinatra
It Had to be You - Jones/Kahn
Let's Face the Music - Irving Berlin
Libertango -Piazolla
Lullaby of Birdland - Count Basie and his Orchestra
Makin' Whoopee Walter - Donaldson
Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
Moonlight Serenade - Glen Miller
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers/Hart
Nobody Does It Better - Hamlisch
Pennies From Heaven - Johnson
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Kern
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Arlen
Swanee - Gershwin
Take Five -Desmond
Theme from the Godfather - Rota
Theme from Schindler's List - John Williams
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
The Man I Love - Gershwin
Till there was you - Willson
We Have All the Time in the World - John Barry
What a Wonderful World - Weiss/Thiele

Full Biography

* Professional and in-demand string quartet
* From Elgar to Elbow, North West Strings repertoire includes classic & contemporary pop, classical and jazz
* Graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music
* Recorded with the likes of Daughter, Temples, The Charlatans and Chas Smash (Madness) as well as being involved with countless recitals, festivals, master classes and residencies

**Midweek discounts may be available. Please speak to an Alive Network Co-ordinator**

North West Strings specialise in adding an extra touch of class to your wedding day or special event. With music ranging from Elgar to Elbow, the quartet’s extensive repertoire can be tailored to your taste.

All of North West Strings’ musicians studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and been involved in countless recitals, festivals, master classes and residencies.

Over the years the quartet have provided music in a wide range of styles for numerous weddings, business conferences, concerts, and other formal functions in and around Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, the Lake and Peak District, the Wirral and Merseyside.

North West Strings have also played at venues such as Somerset House, The Forum (London), Manchester's The Ritz, and recorded at Air Studios with the likes of Daughter, Temples, The Charlatans and Chas Smash (Madness).


Default lineup: 4 members

Quartet: 2 x Violin, 1 x Viola, 1 x Cello.

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Price from £797 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 4 members performing up to 1 hour of background music

  • North West From £797
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £797
  • East Midlands From £817
  • West Midlands From £817

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Thanks so much for being a part of our special day, having you play Canon while ...

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“Thanks so much for being a part of our special day, having you play Canon while I walked down the aisle made all the difference, and so many of the guests commented afterwards on how much they enjoyed your music.”

You really helped make our day one to remember!

5 stars - North West Strings are Highly Recommended
booked North West Strings for their event

“You really helped make our day one to remember!”

The quartet’s playing was a joy to behold

5 stars - North West Strings are Highly Recommended
booked North West Strings for their event

“The quartet’s playing was a joy to behold... having the quartet there really made the wedding all the more special.”

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