• "We wanted to thank you for all your hard work in the organisation of the event, and to thank the band from the bottom of our hearts for their amazing performance..."

    Nicole & Mathieu, Bride & Groom, Auch, France
  • "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The band were quite amazing on Saturday night, the vocalists incredible and the dance floor was packed from start to finish!"

    Caroline, Mother of the bride, Burkham (Hampshire)
  • "Let me just say a huge thank you for rocking our party! We had such a lot of fun!! Please can you pass on the message to all the musicians who played!"

    Nicole, Bride, London
  • "Please pass on our renewed thanks to the band. They were absolutely superb and made the evening. Seeing 100 people dancing to "Play that Funky Music White Boy" was something I shall remember with a smile..."

    Sarah, Bride, London
  • "I would like first and foremost to thank you for an absolutely amazing evening. The atmosphere was electric and the dance-floor full. Well done and thank you!!"

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Once again many thanks for making it a fabulous evening, as you did for my other daughter last summer - well done! I am now un/fortunately fresh out of marriageable children..."

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Wow!! and wow again!! The Swing Connection were fabulous! I didn't doubt that they would be but they exceeded all expectations. The choice of music was spot on and the singer was great..."

    Sue, Birthday, Fleet (Hampshire)
  • "Absolutely blown away by your fantastic performance and we would not hesitate to strongly recommend you in the future. The artists were amazingly talented, and great fun too!..."

    Vicky, Bride, Hook (Hampshire)
  • "Thank you once again for the huge part you played in ensuring that this years' Leukaemia Research Charity Ball was such a success. Once again the dance floor remained full all evening and we all had a fantastic time."

    Christine, Organiser, London

Urban String Ensemble

Classic string quartet performing a mixture of classical, pop and jazz repertoire.




Repertoire

The list below gives the most common choices of repertoire, but feel free to ask if you don't see your favourite tracks listed. We may be able to add them for you!


Example Repertoire
  • Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
  • Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) (Richard Wagner)
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (G.F. Handel)
  • Rondeau (Jean Joseph Mouret)
  • Air (J.S. Bach)
  • Largo from "Winter" (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Wedding March (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Canon (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Nessun Dorma from Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)
  • Let's do it (Cole Porter)
  • My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)
  • Ragtime Dance (Scott Joplin)
  • Got to get you into my life (Lennon and McCartney)
  • All you need is love (Lennon and McCartney)
  • Moon River (Henry Mancini)
  • S'Wonderful (George Gershwin)
  • It Don't Mean a thing (Duke Ellington)
  • Moondance (Van Morrison)
  • I've got Rhythm(George Gershwin)

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Full Repertoire list

Classical
  • Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
  • Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) (Richard Wagner)
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (G.F. Handel)
  • Rondeau (Jean Joseph Mouret)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
  • Air (J.S. Bach)
  • Aria from "Xerxes" (G.F. Handel)
  • Largo from "Winter" (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • Liebestraum (Franz Liszt)
  • Wedding March (Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Canon (Johann Pachelbel)
  • Polovtsian Dances ‘Prince Igor’ (Alexander Boroddin
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  • Salut D'amour (Edward Elgar)
  • Hornpipe from Water Music (G.F. Handel)
  • O Sole Mio (Rinaldo di Capua)
  • Funiculi Funicula (Luigi Denza)
  • Barcarolle (Jacques Offenbach)
  • Nimrod from the "Enigma Variations" (Edward Elgar)
  • Adagio from Violin Concerto (Max Bruch)
  • Divertimento in D (W.A. Mozart)
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (J.S Bach)
  • Palladio (Karl Jenkins)
  • Radetzky March (Johann Strauss)
  • Nessun Dorma from Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)
  • Valse op.70 (Chopin)
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (W.A. Mozart)
  • Badinerie (J.S Bach)
  • March from Nutcracker Suite(Tchaikovsky)
  • Le Petit Negre (Claude Debussy)
  • Bethany (Nearer my god to thee) (Lowell Mason)
  • Fur Elise (Ludwig Van Beethoven)
Light / Contemporary
  • Happy Birthday (Traditional)
  • Let's do it (Cole Porter)
  • My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)
  • Makin Whoopee (Walter Donaldson)
  • The Folks who live on the Hill (Jerome Kern)
  • Ragtime Dance (Scott Joplin)
  • When I'm 64 (Lennon and McCartney)
  • Lady Madonna (Lennon and McCartney)
  • Got to get you into my life (Lennon and McCartney)
  • Hello Goodbye (Lennon and McCartney)
  • All you need is love (Lennon and McCartney)
  • Eleanor Rigby (Lennon and McCartney)
  • Yesterday (Lennon and McCartney)
  • All I ask of you (Andrew Lloyd-Webber)
  • As Long as He Needs Me (Lionel Bart)
  • Speak Softly Love (From 'The Godfather')(Nino Rota)
  • Moon River (Henry Mancini)
  • A Whole New World (Alan Menken)
  • My Heart Will Go On (James Horner)
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me(George Gershwin)
  • But Not For Me (George Gershwin)
  • Someone to watch over me (George Gershwin)
  • S'Wonderful (George Gershwin)
  • Maple Leaf Rag (Scott Joplin)
  • Slap That Bass (George Gershwin)
  • Harry Lime Theme
  • It Don't Mean a thing (Duke Ellington)
  • Moondance (Van Morrison)
  • I've got Rhythm(George Gershwin)
  • Have I told you Lately (Van Morrison)
  • Make you Feel My love (Bob Dylan)
  • Bridge over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Michael Kamen)
  • Tango In D (Issac Albeniz)

(Please note that repertoire for the duo option may differ slightly from that of the quartet)

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Performance Options

  • [2] - Violin & Cello
  • [4] - 2 x Violin, Viola, Cello

Biography

A young, professional and versatile quartet who provide a wide variety of music to suite any occasion. All members were scholars at London's top music schools and have been working together for over 7 years. In that time they have enjoyed playing at a huge variety of formal concerts, private functions (weddings and parties), corporate events and in collaborative projects in and around London. Each member of the quartet is a busy freelance player in their own right, and as a group they have a very well established reputation on the London professional music scene. The group prides themselves on professionalism, punctuality and presentation and they have a huge repertoire ranging from Bach to the Beatles.