Gourmet Strings

With an extensive repertoire from Vivaldi to The Verve, and from Cole Porter to Coldplay, Gourmet Strings will help you create the perfect ambiance for your event. Bringing that touch of class, elegance and excitement…. Ideal for drinks receptions, dinners and wedding ceremonies. As well as private functions they have recorded string quartet music for BBC Radio 4, performed for Granada and BBC Television and provided backing strings for commercial recordings.

Gourmet Strings

Available as a quartet or a duo they can fit into a compact space and can move very easily and quickly if they are needed to play in more than one room or space during your day or evening.

Gourmet Strings also specialise in performing during wedding ceremonies, performing your choices of processional and recessional music, as well as performing as guests arrive and during the signing of the register. This is ideal to tie in with using the group at your following drinks reception.

Prices

Prices start from £400. These vary according to lengths and times of sets, and location of venue.

Please contact Matt to discuss your individual requirements to receive a quote.

Repertoire

Pop

  • Abba - Dancing Queen

  • Adele-Skyfall

  • Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

  • The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

  • The Beatles - All You Need Is Love

  • The Beatles - Back In The USSR

  • The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

  • The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

  • The Beatles - Here There And Everywhere

  • The Beatles - Hey Jude

  • The Beatles - Imagine

  • The Beatles - In My Life

  • The Beatles - Paperback Writer

  • The Beatles - She's Leaving Home

  • The Beatles - Something

  • The Beatles - When I'm 64

  • The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends

  • The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

  • The Beatles - Yesterday

  • Bon Jovi - Always

  • Britney Spears - Toxic

  • Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

  • Candy Station - You've Got The Love

  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On

  • Cliff Richard - Congratulations

  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida 

  • The Delfonics - Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time

  • Des'ree - Kissing You 

  • Dire Straits- Romeo & Juliet 

  • The Eels- Fresh Feeling

  • Elbow - One Day Like This

  • Erasure - A Little Respect 

  • Roberta Flack- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 

  • Foo Fighters - My Hero

  • Frankie Valli- Can't Take My Eyes Off You

  • Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine 

  • George Michael & MJB - As

  • Groove Armada - At The River

  • Guns N' Roses - November Rain
- Sweet Child O' Mine

  • Happy Mondays - Step On 

  • Huey Lewis & The News- The Power of Love

  • Jackson 5 - I'll Be There 

  • James Blunt - You're Beautiful

  • James Morrison - You Give Me Something

  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

  • Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

  • Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

  • The Killers - Mr Brightside

  • Kylie - Can't Get You Out Of My Head

  • Kylie & Jason - Especially For You

  • Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times

  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day

  • Madness - It Must Be Love

  • Mamas & Papas - California Dreamin'

  • Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

  • Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

  • Michael Jackson - Billy Jean 

  • Michael Jackson - Thriller

  • New Order - Blue Monday

  • Oasis - Champagne Supernova

  • Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

  • Oasis - The Masterplan

  • Oasis - Roll With It

  • Oasis - Whatever

  • Oasis - Wonderwall

  • Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love

  • The Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication

  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 

  • Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • 
Robbie Williams - Angels

  • Sandie Shaw -Those Were The Days / Viva Espana

  • Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla

  • Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

  • The Smiths - There Is A Light

  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

  • Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

  • Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered

  • Sting / Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold

  • The Stone Roses - Ten Storey Love Song

  • The Stranglers - Golden Brown

  • Sugababes - Too Lost In You

  • Take That - Greatest Day

  • Take That - Patience

  • Take That - Rule The World

  • The Temptations - My Girl 

  • TopLoader - Dancing In The Moonlight

  • U2 - With Or Without You
  • 
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately

  • The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony 

  • The Wannadies - You And Me Always

Classical

  • Albeniz - Tango
  • Bach - Arioso
  • Bach - Ave Maria
  • Bach - Badinerie
  • Bach - Brandenberg Concerto no. 2 and no.3
  • Bach - Double Violin Concerto in D minor
  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach - Loure (cello suite no. 3)
  • Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze (Cantata no.208)
  • Bach - Suite in D (including Air on a G String)
  • Bach - Wachet Auf
  • Barber - Adagio for Strings
  • Beethoven - Menuet (Septet op.20)
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Boccerini - Minuet
  • Borodin - Nocturne (String Quartet no. 2)
  • Borodin - Polovtsian Dance no. 1
  • Bucalossi - The Grasshopper's Dance
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dances no.1, no.5 and no.6
  • Capua - O Sole Mio
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Copeland - Hoedown (Rodeo)
  • Corelli - Christmas Concerto (Slow movement)
  • Debussy - Clair De Lune
  • Debussy - Golliwogg's Cake-Walk
  • Debussy - Le Petit Negre
  • Debussy - Reverie
  • Debussy - The Girl With the Flaxen Hair
  • Delibes - Czardas (Coppelia)
  • Dvorak - Slavonic Dances no.3,6 and 8
  • Dvorak - Quartet no.12 op.96 (The American)
  • Dvorak - Humoresque no. 7
  • Elgar - Chanson De Matin
  • Elgar - Idylle
  • Elgar - Serenade for Strings (Larghetto)
  • Elgar - Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
  • Elgar - Salut D'amour
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Greig - Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
  • Greig - Holberg Suite (5 movements)
  • Greig - Morning (Peer Gynt)
  • Handel - Air (Water Music)
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel - Hornpipe (Water Music)
  • Handel - La Rejouissance (Royal Fireworks)
  • Haydn - Emperor Quartet Op.76 no. 3 (Poco Adagio)
  • Haydn - Serenade (Quartet no. 5 Op.3 in F)
  • Holst - Theme from Jupiter (The Planets - I Vow To Thee, My Country)
  • Jenkins - Palladio
  • Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin
  • Lemare - Andantino (Moonlight & Roses)
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Mozart - Alleluja (Exultate Jubilate)
  • Mozart - A Musical Joke k.522
  • Mozart - Andante (Piano Concerto no. 21)
  • Mozart - Divertimento in D major, F major, B flat major
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart - 10 Celebrated String Quartets ( including The Dissonance and The Hunt)
  • Mozart - Quartet in C K.465
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Puccini - Crisantemi
  • Purcell - Three Parts upon a Ground
  • Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary in D (Prince of Denmark)
  • Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (Variation 18)
  • Rachmaninov - Vocalise
  • Ravel - Bolero
  • Rodrigo - Concerto d'Aranjuez (Slow movement)
  • Rubinstein - Melody in F
  • Saint-Saens - The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
  • Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Schubert - The Trout Quintet (Andantino)
  • Schumann - Traumerei (no. 7 Scenes from Childhood Op. 15)
  • Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
  • Strauss - Emperor Waltz
  • Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
  • Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • Strauss - Trisch-Trasch Polka
  • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite
  • Tchaikovsky - 1. Overture
  • Tchaikovsky - 2. March
  • Tchaikovsky - 3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Tchaikovsky - 4. Russian Dance
  • Tchaikovsky - 5. Chinese Dance
  • Tchaikovsky - 6. Dance of the Flutes (Dance of the Mirlitons)
  • Tchaikovsky - 7. Waltz of the Flutes
  • Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Vivaldi - Autumn (Four Seasons)
  • Vivaldi - Spring (Four Seasons)
  • Vivaldi - Summer (Four Seasons)
  • Vivaldi - Winter (Four Seasons)
  • Wagner - Siegfreid Idyll
  • Wagner - Wedding March
  • Warlock - Pieds en L'air (Capriol Suite)
  • Zipoli - All' Elevazione

Theme Music/ Other

  • An American in Paris - By Strauss (Gershwin)

  • The Blues Brothers - Peter Gun Theme (Mancini)

  • Breakfast At Tiffany's - Moon River (Mancini)

  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Pelagia's Song (Warbeck)

  • Charade - Theme Tune (Mancini)

  • Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme (Morricone)

  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - The Eternal Vow (Tan Dun)

  • Fawlty Towers - Theme Tune (Wilson)

  • The Gadfly - Romance (Shostakovich)

  • Gladiator - Now We Are Free (Zimmer)

  • The Godfather - Theme Tune (Rota)

  • The Great Race - Pie In The Face Polka (Mancini)

  • Guinness Advert - Guaglione (Prado)

  • James Bond - Goldfinger - Main Theme (Barry)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service - We Have All The Time In The World (Barry)

  • Jeeves & Wooster - Theme Tune (Dudley)

  • Le Professional - Chi Mai (Morricone)

  • Moulin Rouge - Come What May (Baerwald)

  • Mr & Mrs Smith - The Next Adventure (Powell)
  • Musica Notturna Delle Strafe Di Madrid (Bocchrini)

  • The Mission - Gabriel's Oboe (Morricone)

  • New York New York - Title Song (Kander)

  • Notting Hill - She (Elvis Costello)

  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again - Inspector Clouseau Theme (Mancini)

  • Pinocchio - When You Wish Upon A Star (Harline)

  • Platoon - Main Theme / Adagio for strings (Barber)

  • Poirot - Theme Tune (Gunning)

  • Pride and Prejudice - Theme (Davis)

  • Schindler's List - Main Theme (Williams)

  • The Simpsons - Theme Tune (Elfman)

  • Ski Sunday - Opening Theme / Pop Looks Bach (Fonteyn)

  • Star Wars - Luke and Leia Theme (Williams)

  • The Third Man - Harry Lime Theme (Karas)

  • Titanic - Love Theme / My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)

  • True Lies / Scent of a Woman - Tango Por Una Cabeza (Gardel)

  • Viva Las Vegas - Blue Moon (Rodgers)

  • The Wizard Of Ozz - Over The Rainbow (Arlen)

  • Zorba The Greek - Zorba's Dance (Theodorakis)

Jazz

  • A Foggy Day - Gershwin
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Sherwin
  • Bethena - Joplin
  • Beyond The Sea -Trenet/Lawrence
  • Bohemia Rag - Joplin
  • Come Fly With Me -Van Heusen
  • Country Club - Joplin
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ellington
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • It Don't Mean A Thing - Ellington
  • The Easy Winners - Joplin
  • The Entertainer - Joplin
  • Everytime We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
  • Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Howard
  • The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Kern
  • The Girl From Ipanema - Jobin
  • Innamorata - Dean Martin
  • It Had To Be You - Jones
  • Jazz Pizzicato - Anderson
  • Let's Do It - Cole Porter
  • Let's Face The Music - Irving Berlin
  • Looking For A Boy - Gershwin
  • Love Walked In - Gershwin
  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  • Love Is Here To Stay - Gershwin
  • Mack The Knife - Weill
  • Makin' Whoopee - Donaldson
  • The Man I Love - Gershwin
  • Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
  • Misty - Garner
  • Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
  • Paragon Rag - Joplin
  • Pennies From Heaven - Burke/Johnson
  • Ragtime Dance - Joplin
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Nat King Cole
  • Somebody Loves Me - Gershwin
  • Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
  • Strangers In The Night - Kampfert
  • Stairway To Paradise - Gershwin
  • Stardust - Carmichael
  • Sway - Dean Martin
  • The Syncopated Clock - Anderson
  • Take Five - Desmond
  • That's Amore - Warren
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • Waltz For Debbie - Bill Evans
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
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Testimonials

“Matt organized for Gourmet Strings to play during our ceremony and then gave us our very own ‘Love Actually’ experience by having his band (brass players and saxophonists) jumping up amongst our guests, playing ‘Let There Be Love’.

It certainly livened up the church and got people dancing! One of the highlights of the day for everyone!”

Nikki & Dan – Wedding at St Audries Park, Somerset

“Hi Matt,
I wanted to say a huge thank you to the String Duo for their marvelous performance at my son and now daughter in law's wedding on Friday. Everyone enjoyed listening to them play our favourite songs in the most wonderful setting outside in the garden as guests arrived and inside during the wedding breakfast and if you could pass on our thanks to the duo it would be most appreciated. M any of the guests asked for your details for their future events so I pointed them in the direction of your website and I hope that we have the opportunity to use your wonderful service again.

Denise Garner (Mother of the groom) – Wedding at Hazelwood Castle, Leeds

…a wonderful fun surprise for our guests during our ceremony. Matt organized for Gourmet Strings to play during our ceremony and then gave us our very own 'Love Actually' experience by having his band (brass players and saxophonists) jumping up amongst our guests, playing a rewritten version of ‘Let There Be Love’. It certainly livened up the church and actually got people dancing! One of the highlights of the day for everyone!

Nickki & Dan – Wedding at St Audries Park, Somerset

Dear Matt
The day was perfect and your guys were just great giving a lovely atmosphere to the start of the days celebrations. Would be happy to recommend you going forward. Regards

Karan – Wedding at Stubton Hall, Newark