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Sparks Grazia Strings are an all female, classical and electric,

trio or quartet based in Manchester

Enhance your special occasion by adding our string group to your day.

 

We are one of the North West's leading string ensembles. We are available for hire throughout the UK as a quartet or trio for anyone seeking for exceptional female string players for any occasion. We will provide an excellent musical experience to enhance your memorable day; with a large repertoire of music to choose from, you are assured the music chosen will be perfectly tailored to your occasion.

 

Based in Manchester, our female string group is composed of current music students at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music. We specialise in live classical, pop and jazz music for weddings, receptions, private parties and corporate events throughout the UK. We are happy to play either acoustic or electrical instruments, or both depending on your specific requirements.

Classic Pricing - Trio

For a trio of female string players from Sparks Grazia Strings:

One Hour: £440

Two Hours: £500

Three Hours: £550

Classic Pricing - Quartet

For the Sparks Grazia Strings Quartet:

One Hour: £530

Two Hours: £610

Three Hours: £670

15minute Electric Performance

This package is ideal for corporate events, or when you simply do not want 'background music' 

Our electric performance consists of sets, customised by you, with lighting choreography, we put on a show to open or close your high-end event

 

£700 including pre-consultation

30minute Electric Performance

You will receive 2x  15minute performances, customised to your events needs and requirements. Ideal to open and close your event and really set the standard of your business

 

£900 including pre-consultation

 

Weddings with Sparks Grazia Strings

Prior to the wedding ceremony, we will play music from our classical repertoire to create a welcoming atmosphere.

 

We will play your chosen songs as you sign your documents.

 

We will play as you leave your ceremony venue, usually Bridal March, but entirely your choice

 

Albinoni-Adagio

 

Bach- Air from the Suite in D 

Bach-Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

Capua-O Sole Mio 

Chopin-Nocturne in E flat

Debussy-Clair de Lune

Debussy-The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Dvorak-“Finale” from Sonatina in G minor

Dvorak-Humoresque

Elgar-Chanson de Matin

Elgar-Salut d’ Amour

Faure-Pie Jesu

Gounod-Ave Maria

Handel-Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel-Hallelujah from the Messiah

Handel-La Rejouissance 

Handel-Winter Largo from the Four Seasons Largo from Xerxes

Mason-Nearer my God to Thee

Massenet-Mediation from Thais

Mendelssohn-Wedding March

Mozart-Aria Queen of the Night

Mozart-Concerto Grosso Pastoral Eline Kliene Nachtmusik

Pachelbel-Canon 

Puccini-O Mio Babbino Caro 

Schubert- Ave Maria

Schumann-Träumerei

Strauss-Pizzicato Polka

Tartini-Cantabile 

Tchaikovsky-Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Vivaldi-Spring from the Four Seasons

Wagner-Wedding March

 

We will perform beautiful background music consisting of pop and jazz as your guests enjoy themselves at the start of your reception and during the wedding breakfast.

 

We have put together a sample daytime pop repertoire for you to choose from, if you wish to use us for this part of your day

 

Adele – Hello

 

Adele – Make you feel my love 

Adele – Rolling in the Deep 

Adele – Set Fire to the Rain 

Adele – Skyfall

Avicci – Wake me up 

Beyoncé –Crazy in Love

Beyoncé – Halo

Bruno Mars – Marry You

Bruno Mars – Just the way you are

Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk 

Capital cities – Safe and Sound. 

Carly R. Jepson-Call me maybe 

Christina Perri- A thousand years

Coldplay – Clocks 

Coldplay – Paradise

Coldplay – Viva la Vida

David Guetta – Without you 

Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud

Elbow – One Day like this

Ellie Goulding- Burn

Fall Out Boy – Dance, Dance 

Fun – We are young

Gotye-Somebody that I used to know 

Green Day – Time of your life

Green Day – Wake me up when September ends

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Jason Miraz- I’m Yours

Jess Glyne – Hold my Hand

Jess Glynne – Rather Be 

John Legend-All of Me 

Justin Bieber- Love Yourself

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Katy Perry-Unconditionally 

Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance

Linkin Park-What I’ve done

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball

Muse – Starlight 

Newman – Love me again

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

One Republic – Counting Stars

One Republic – Secrets

Passenger – Let her go

Pharrell Williams-Happy 

Pink – Just Give Me a Reason 

Rihanna – Stay 

Rihanna – We Found Love 

Sam Smith-Stay with me

Sia-Chandelier 

Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars

Taylor Swift- I knew you were trouble

Taylor Swift-Love Story 

The Killers-Mr Brightside

Walk the Moon- Shut up and Dance

 

We often move to our electric instruments at this point, and become more of a show than background music

 

The music tends to be a combination of well loved pop songs and thrilling classical show pieces

 

We would be delighted to also play your first dance music

Abba – Thank you for the Music 

Abba – Dancing Queen 

Abba – Mamma Mia

Aerosmith- I don’t wanna miss a thing

At last – Etta James 

Celine Dion-My heart will go on 

Elton John – Your Song

Guns n Roses-Sweet Child of Mine 

Journey-Don’t Stop Believing 

John Lennon – Imagine

Led Zeppelin – Palladio

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to heaven

Les Miserables-I Dreamed a Dream

Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful world

Metallica – Nothing else matters 

Michael Jackson – Ben

Michael Jackson-Smooth Criminal 

Nirvana – Smells like teen spirit

Oasis-Whatever

Oasis-Wonderwall

Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now 

Queen – Somebody to love 

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Otherside

Robbie Williams – Angels

Stevie Wonder- Isn’t she lovely 

Stevie Wonder – Signed, sealed, delivered

Take that – Rule the world. 

The Beatles – All you need is love 

The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby 

The Beatles – Get Back 

The Beatles – Hey Jude 

The Beatles – Yesterday 

The Verve-Bitter sweet Symphony 

Titanic – Nearer My God to Thee

U2 – With or Without You 

Whitney Houston – I will always love you

Our Bollywood repertoire…

Afreen Afreen
Aye Ho Meri Zindagi me
Balle Balle
Churaliya
Dheere Dheere
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain
Ek Ladki ko Dekha
Ghal aaja sonja
Jai Ho
Kabhie Kabhie
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kal ho na ho
Mein huu na
Tera Meri Pyar Mein
Teri Ore
Tere Liye
Monsoon Wedding Theme
Tumhi Dekho Naa
Beegey Hont
Main Yahaan Hoon
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Pehli Nazar Mein

We are able to play additional pieces at the additional fee of £20 per song, and will only be able to do so with sufficient notice. This will be confirmed at the time of booking

 

We are based in the Manchester Branch and travel 20 miles from Manchester Piccadilly for no additional charge, over 21+ miles will be an additional £0.35 per mile charge each way.

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