Down for the Count Strings

  • A stylish string quartet performing music for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and corporate events
  • A diverse repertoire list sure to delight your guests - from classical to pop
  • Featuring musicians trained at top UK conservatoires
  • Available to hire individually, or as part of our wedding music packages

Introducing Down for the Count Strings - a stylish string ensemble who add a touch of class to your wedding, drinks reception or corporate event.

Down for the Count Strings are a stunning group of musicians who provide entertainment at all events. They are a string ensemble with a difference - the repertoire list features all your classical favourites (Nessun Dorma, Pachelbel's Canon, The Four Seasons), but the group are not afraid to try something new!

You can expect to hear original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films (Star Wars, Mission Impossible), swing classics (Fly Me To The Moon, La Vie en Rose), and modern pop songs (All You Need Is Love, Call Me Maybe, Bohemian Rhapsody). Check out the extensive repertoire list below - and if you have any other songs you'd like the group to perform for you, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

The group perform completely acoustically and are able to entertain your guests indoors or outdoors, provided there is suitable cover. Usually the ensemble perform as a quartet, but the musicians are also available as a trio or duo.

Your wedding ceremony with Down for the Count Strings

Down for the Count Strings are perfect for wedding ceremonies, and can be booked on their own or alongside one of our incredible wedding music packages

The group entertain your guests for 15 minutes before the ceremony, and then perform music for the procession and recession of the bride and the signing of the register.

You can also have the group stay for longer to entertain your guests for your indoors or outdoors drinks reception.

Any questions?

Click here to e-mail us, fill out our booking enquiry form, or give us a call on 07855 488 462.

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Repertoire

Down for the Count Strings have an extensive repertoire of classical, pop and swing music. Check out the list below and get in touch if you have any special requests.

Classical

Air from Suite in D (on G string) - Bach
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate - Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto No.21 - Mozart
Aria from Xerxes - Handel
Arioso - Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No.2 - Bach
Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach
Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) - Wagner
Blue Danube - J. Strauss
Bolero - Ravel
Cakewalk - Debussy
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Divertimento in F - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
Für Elise - Beethoven
Gavotte from Holberg Suite - Grieg
Gopak - Mussorgsky
Gymnopedie 1-3 - Satie
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Humoresque - Dvorak
Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi
Le Petit Nègre - Debussy
Liebestraum - Lizst
Marriage of Figaro Overture - Mozart
Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Nimrod - Elgar
Norwegian Dance No.2 - Grieg
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Palladio - Karl Jenkins
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Pizzicato Polka - J. Strauss
Polonaise 'Militaire' - Chopin
Prelude in E minor - Chopin
Rondeau - Mouret
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Salut d'Amour - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Spring - Vivaldi
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1 – Finale - Brahms
Symphony No. 4 - 2nd Movement - Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) - 1st Movement - Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 – Allegretto - Beethoven
Symphony No. 40 - 1st Movement - Mozart
Träumeri - Schumann
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - J. Strauss
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Two Rondeaux - Purcell
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Wachet Auf - Bach
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  

Ballet

Czardas from Coppelia - Delibes
Czardas from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Swans from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Danse des Mirlitons - Tchaikovsky
Divertissement Pizzicati from Sylvia - Delibes
March from The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
Mazurka from Coppelia - Delibes
Pas de Deux from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals - Saint Saëns
Valse Lent from Coppelia - Delibes
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
 

Opera

Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
Bei Männern from The Magic Flute - Mozart
Der Vögelfänger from The Magic Flute - Mozart
Flower Duet from Lakmé - Delibes
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Meditation from Thaïs - Massanet
Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi - Puccini
Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
The Toreador's Song from Carmen - Bizet

Asian 

Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein - Raja Hindustani
Awara Hoon - Mukesh
Aye Mere Humsafar - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Baharon Phool Barsao - Suraj
Balle Balle - Bride and Prejudice
Chaiyya Chaiyya - Dil Se
Chura Liya Hai Tune Jo Dil Ko - Yaadon Ki Baaraat
Dheere Jalna - Paheli
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain - Pardes
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To - from 1942: A Love Story
Ghar Aaja Soniya - Shazia Mansoor
Heartbeat - from Kal Ho Na Ho
Jai Ho - from Slumdog Millionaire
Kabhie Kabhie
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Latika's Theme - Slumdog Millionaire
Main Hoon Na
Sachi Sachi Teri Nazre - Dabangg
Teri Chunariya - Hello Brother
Tere Mere Pyar Mein - Shola Aur Shabnam
Teri Ore - Singh is King
Wedding Theme - Monsoon
 

Latin 

Csardas - Michael McLean
Fandango - Michael McLean
Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Rhumba - Michael McLean
Serenata - Michael McLean
Tango Chromatique - Michael McLean
 
 

Jewish

Bobover Wedding March
Freylekhs fun der Khupe (Dances from the Wedding Canopy)
Havenu Shalom Aleichem
Hava Nagila
Siman Tov, Mazel Tov
Mezinka
A New Misirlou
Waves of the Danube (Donauwellon)
 

Christmas

Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Deck The Halls
Frosty The Snowman
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy to the World
Let It Snow
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
The First Noël
What Child Is This
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland 


 

Pop

All of Me - John Legend
All the Lovers - Kylie Minogue
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Amazing - Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
At Last - Etta James
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
Distance - Emily King
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Michael Kamen
Fields of Gold - Sting
Final Countdown - Europe
Fljotavik - Sigur Rós
Georgy Girl - The Seekers
Get Back - The Beatles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
God Only Knows - Tony Asher/Brian Wilson
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharell Williams
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós
How Deep Is Your Love - The BeeGees
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
It Must Be Love - Madness
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox
Kissing You - Des'ree
Let It Go - from FROZEN
Love On Top - Beyonce
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Girl - The Temptations
One Day Like This - Elbow
Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
Paradise - Coldplay
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Real Love - Clean Bandit
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Roxanne - Sting
Rude Boy - Rihanna
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Something Just Like This - Chainsmokers, Coldplay
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
Take Over The World - The Courteneers
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Toxic - Britney Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Without You - Peter Ham/Tom Evans
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
World Without Love - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
You're My Best Friend - Queen
You've Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
 

Jazz and Swing

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
Funiculì, Funiculà - Luigi Denza
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Leaning On A Lampost - George Gay
Let's Do It - Cole Porter
Makin' Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Moonlight in Vermont - Karl Süssdorf
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rogers
New York, New York - Leonard Bernstein
Nice Work If You Can Get It - George Gershwin
O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua
Pennies from Heaven - Arthur Johnson
Ragtime Dance - Scott Joplin
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn
Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
Summertime - Gershwin
Take The A Train - Billy Strayhorn
The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Jerome Kern
The Girl From Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim
 
 

TV/film

Apollo 13 (End Credits) - James Horner
Blackadder - Howard Goodall
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Medley
Downton Abbey - John Lunn
E.T. Theme - John Williams
Everything Is Awesome - The LEGO Movie
Eye of the Tiger (from Rocky) - Survivor
Fawlty Towers - Dennis Wilson
Forrest Gump (Main Title) - Alan Silvestri
Game of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi
Godfather Theme - Nino Rota
Harry Potter Medley - John Williams
Indiana Jones (Raiders March) - John Williams
Jurassic Park Theme - John Williams
Let It Go - from FROZEN
Mission: Impossible Theme - Lalo Schifrin
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Pirates of the Caribbean - Klaus Badelt
Psycho - Bernard Herman
Rocky Theme - Billi Conti
Sound of Music Medley - Rogers and Hammerstein
Schindler's List - John Williams
Star Trek - Jerry Goldsmith
Star Wars Theme - John Williams
Tetris Theme - Russian Traditional
Vicar of Dibley - Howard Goodall
 

Musicals

Cabaret
Edelweiss - Sound of Music
Get Me To The Church On Time - My Fair Lady
Go Go Joseph - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
Memory - Cats
The Phantom of the Opera
Seventy Six Trombones - The Music Man
Sun and Moon - Miss Saigon
 

Disney

A Whole New World - Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
Circle of Life - The Lion King
I Can Go The Distance - Hercules
Let It Go - Frozen
Nemo Egg (Main Title) - Finding Nemo
Part Of Your World - The Little Mermaid
Stuff We Did - Up
 
 

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