Amethyst Strings
String Group
London
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Duo, Trio, Quartet
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About Amethyst Strings – professional string group based in London
5 reviews

Amethyst Strings are a stylish female string duo, trio, quartet or quintet comprising violins and double bass.

Amethyst Strings are in great demand to perform at weddings, corporate events and private functions throughout the UK and internationally.

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Elegant, sophisticated and versatile, we are available to perform on both acoustic and electric instruments.

We also have our own sound system and string specialist sound engineer enabling us to amplify our music to the desired level for any party or room size.

Trained at London’s finest music conservatories including the Royal Academy of Music, we fuse classical instruments with pop and jazz styles, performing music from a diverse and extensive bespoke repertoire ranging from Bach to the Black Eyed Peas.

We arrange all repertoire ourselves creating original versions of well-known music. This also means we can arrange any piece on request no matter how unusual!

We have a range of beautiful and elegant dresses that we can wear according to your preference. We can also bring atmospheric lighting to give added ambiance to the performance area.

The ladies of Blue Topaz have performed worldwide with artists including Adele, Beyonce, Simply Red, Lana Del Rey, Rod Stewart, Take That, Emelie Sande, Ne-Yo, Pavarotti and Nigel Kennedy and on TV shows including The Brit Awards, Graham Norton, Live from Abbey Road, Children In Need and Jonathan Ross.

Clients have included Her Majesty The Queen, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, Microsoft, the Football Association and The Duchess of Cambridge at venues such as the legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, Wembley Stadium, The National Theatre, Kensington Palace and for some of London’s finest hotels including Claridge’s, The Dorchester, the Mandarin Oriental and The Grosvenor House.

We are happy to travel anywhere in the UK and abroad.

Weddings

Blue Topaz have performed live music at numerous wedding ceremonies and receptions where they have gained the experience and flexibility to handle any event with professionalism and reliability, ensuring that your special day is enjoyable and stress-free.

With so many options for the modern-day wedding, Blue Topaz pride themselves on being able to perform live music to fit into any theme, style or atmosphere that you wish to create.

With a smart, chic and elegant appearance and our unique line-up of two violins and double bass, Blue Topaz are not only a refreshing and eye-catching alternative to the traditional string quartet but also provide the versatility of any musical style you may wish for.

The music choices for your ceremony can range from traditional timeless classics to more recent hits. Walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon and then surprise your guests by exiting the ceremony to Pharrell’s Happy!

Blue Topaz will then continue to entertain your guests during the reception with a mix of classical, jazz and popular styles as your day unfolds.

We arrange all of the music ourselves and welcome any special requests you might have, no matter how unusual!

So whether you have your heart set on a particular song, or whether you are just looking for some advice, Blue Topaz are happy to help and will be pleased to discuss the best options for your special day.

For an eye-catching alternative, we can also provide the stunning Blue Topaz female quintet (4 violins and double bass). This is perfect for larger weddings and a great way to wow your guests!

Amethyst Strings are available on beautiful acoustic instruments and impressive blue electric instruments if required.

Set up / Performance

For acoustic bookings (without PA or speakers) we normally arrive 45 minutes in advance of the start time to set up. For bookings requiring the PA or sound checks, we arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the performance. We don't charge for set up time.

A typical background music set length is 45 minutes but we can be flexible to fit in with your event timings. Show sets are typically 15-20 minutes. We can play a number of sets depending on your requirements.


5 verified reviews

"Just want to say how amazing Amethyst Strings are and can't recommend them enough for weddings! I had them perform during my wedding ceremony & drinks reception at my recent September wedding at Buxted Park Hotel and they were fabulous! The music they played was a mixture of classical & modern pieces and it just added to the fantastic wedding atmosphere. Everyone loved them, they were extremely professional & easy to communicate with and looked the glamorous part! Thank you so much & sorry I never got to say hello!!!!"
– 6 October 2017, Lisa Katz, wedding in East Sussex
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"I just wanted to say a public thank you for playing at our wedding on July 22nd. You were amazing and really helped to create the atmosphere we had hoped for. You were so responsive and helpful in the run up, you looked and sounded great on the day and I just loved walking in to you playing canon. Thanks so, so much. Liz and Paul xx"
– 16 August 2017, Elizabeth Oldfield, wedding in Birmingham


"Dear Anna, I am so grateful for all of the effort and commitment you and the rest of Blue Topaz put in to making the music for Dan and my wedding so special. Your performances on the day were beautiful (lots of guests commented excitedly on the contemporary songs you were playing at the cocktail reception!) and I am in love with your arrangement of our first dance song. I wasn’t sure whether to spend the money getting it recorded but I am so glad we did! Thank you for your commitment and focus from beginning to end on understanding what I wanted and bringing it to life. I’ve spent hours practising to this song, and the crescendos in the music still get me every time!"
– 12 July 2017, Chloe Hanson, wedding in Kent


"Blue Topaz sounded great, looked great, were easy to work with and the repertoire was perfect for the occasion."
– Carys Williams, Music Administration Manager (The National Theatre)


"The entertainment was top class. Blue Topaz looked stunning and the performance was brilliant."
– Tanya Gardiner, Marketing Consultant (NII Technologies Ltd)

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Audio samples
Pachelbel's Canon
Skyfall - Adele
Paradise - Coldplay
Sway - Pablo Beltran Ruiz (Dean Martin)
It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington
View To A Kill - Duran Duran
Sweet Child - Guns N' Roses
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Moondance - Van Morrison
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Fly Me To The Moon
Time To Say Goodbye
Set List
Classical & Traditional

Air On A G String Bach

Ave Maria Schubert

Ave Verum Corpus Mozart

Blue Danube Strauss

Bourrée

Bridal Chorus / Here Comes The Bride Wagner

Canon Pachelbel

Cavalleria Rusticana Pietro Mascagni

Chanson De Matin Elgar

Clair De Lune Debussy

Con Te Partiro Francesco Sartori (andra Bocelli)

Danny Boy Traditional

Double Violin Concerto Bach

Drinking Song (from La Traviata) Verdi

Eine Kleine Nachtmusic (1 Allegro) Mozart

Eliza Aria Elena Kats-chernin

Gymnopedie No 1 Satie

Habanera (from Carmen) Bizet

Jerusalem Parry

John Dunbar Theme (from Dances With Wolves) John Barry

La Paix

La Rejouissance

Largo Handel

Meditation Massenet

Memory (from Cats) Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music For The Royal Fireworks Handel

Pizzicati Delibes

Plaisir D’amour Martini

Por Una Cabeza C. Gardel

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair Debussy

The Music Of The Night Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Queen Of Sheba Handel

Trios (various) Haydn

Waltz From Coppelia Delibes

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

Wedding March Mendelssohn

Jazz

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Thomas Waller & Harry Brooks

Ain’t She Sweet Milton Ager

At Last 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

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

I Got Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin

In The Mood Wingy Manone/glen Miller

It Don’t Mean A Thing Duke Ellington

Jeeves & Wooster Anne Dudley

Mack The Knife Kurt Weill

Makin’ Whoopee Walter Donaldson

Misty Errol Garner

Moon River Henry Macini

Moonglow Eddie De Lange & Will Hudson

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

The Girl From Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim

True Love Cole Porter

What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

When I Fall In Love Victor Young

Pop

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 Dixie Cups

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

Diamonds Are Forever Shirley Bassey

Don’t Cha’ 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 Bricusse And Newley

Fields Of Gold Sting

Fight For This Love Cheryl Cole

Gimme Gimme Abba

Golden Brown The Stranglers

Goldfinger Shirley Bassey

Greatest Day Take That

Happy Pharrell Williams

Here, There And Everywhere The Beatles

Hey Yah! Outkast

I Feel Good James Brown

I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas

I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye

I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin

It Must Be Love Madness

It’s A Man’s World James Brown

James Bond Theme

Light My Fire The Doors

Love Man Otis Redding

Lovecats The Cure

Moondance Van Morrison

Night Fever Bee Gees

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

One Day Like This Elbow

Paradise Coldplay

Poker Face Lady Gaga

Rather Be Clean Bandit

Rendez-vu Basement Jaxx

Rolling In The Deep Adele

Romeo Basement Jaxx

Satisfaction The Rolling Stones

Say A Little Prayer Bacharach/david

She’s The One Robbie Williams

Skyfall Adele

Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat

Songbird Eva Cassidy

Sound Of The Underground Girls Aloud

Stand By Me Ben E. King

Sweet Child Of Mine Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) Eurythmics

Tainted Love Soft Cell

The Universal Blur

Thriller Michael Jackson

Time After Time Cyndi Lauper

Tomorrow Never Dies Sheryl Crow

Toxic Britney Spears

Unfinished Sympathy Massive Attack

View To A Kill Duran Duran

Viva La Vida Coldplay

We Have All The Time In The World Louis Armstrong

What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

What Goes Around Comes Around Justin Timberlake

With Or Without You U2

You Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra

You Really Got Me The Kinks

Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher Jackie Wilson

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