“Blue Topaz played for my daughter’s wedding at Denbies Wine Estate and were stunningly professional and musical. They worked hard to prepare just the songs we wanted and played them beautifully. They are the best of string groups and made the wedding in terms of the aura they created. We cannot recommend them highly enough and if you hire them, you can count on them 100%.”
Formed of four violins and double bass, the String Quintet specialises in pop music instrumental covers from all eras, and also plays jazz and classical styles.
The inclusion of the double bass adds fantastic energy by plucking and tapping the strings for the pop and jazz numbers, whilst also providing a rich and sonorous sound using the bow for the classical pieces, meaning you get the best of all musical worlds!
The Quintet performs the same music as the Trio with an even richer sound made possible by including five musicians. It is a fantastic choice if you are looking to make an even larger impact at your event.
The String Quintet is an elegant but modern alternative to the traditional string quartet. If you love to hear mainly modern songs played on strings and for the ‘wow factor’, choose our best selling String Quintet.
Here is an example of how the String Quintet can perform a variety of musical styles for a wedding ceremony.
Blue Topaz String Quintet also specialise in playing at drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and even the first dance! We recommend upbeat and joyful pop music for the drinks reception, a selection of jazz styles for the wedding breakfast, and a romantic slow song for your first dance.
Having pre ceremony music creates a lovely calm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests, whilst they wait for the ceremony to begin.
We recommend a selection of classical music favourites such as:
The walking down the aisle song is an important and beautiful moment. If you have a favourite song, we can create a string version especially for your entrance.
Here are two examples:
The signing of the register is around 5-10 minutes. We recommend music here for you and your guests to enjoy whilst you take care of the legal paperwork.
Here are two examples:
This is your first song together as a married couple! An upbeat and lively piece of music is a great choice here for you to walk out to at the end of your ceremony.
Here are two examples:
Blue Topaz String Quintet makes a great choice for a birthday, anniversary or milestone event.
We can play up beat party instrumental versions of your favourite songs, adding a fun and happy atmosphere to your celebration. Whether you’re having a drinks reception, dinner or garden party the String Quintet is a firm favourite with our clients, and a popular alternative to the traditional String Quartet.
We can offer a retro jazz theme, love songs and ballads or more up beat and current pop vibe. Whichever your preference, our String Quintet will bring the perfect musical party soundtrack!
Whether you are hosting an awards ceremony, a drinks reception, a networking event, a corporate dinner, or an evening to entertain your top clients, our String Quintet can add the perfect musical atmosphere and dynamic ensuring your event goes smoothly and professionally.
We can play any style of music to suit your corporate event.
With over 16 years experience in the event industry and many more as professional musicians, Blue Topaz String Quintet is a smart choice for business gatherings. Our String Quintet is regularly chosen by events organisers from a number of top corporate establishments and we have numerous repeat clients, many of whom book their event music with us throughout the year.
Our String Quintet is also popular for Corporate Christmas parties and annual networking events.
Sound Enhancement Service: Amplification with professional sound engineer, recommended if you are expecting more than 70 guests.
Hand Held Microphones: If you have booked the Sound Enhancement Service, you can also book the hand held microphones to make any speeches required, during our booking times. Extra time on request.
Lighting: Book our up lighters, to add extra visual atmosphere to your event. Power supply required.
Photographers and Videographers: Blue Topaz Strings can recommend trusted professional photographers and videographers to capture your special event.
Bands and Evening Entertainment: We are delighted to recommend bands and evening entertainment for weddings and parties on request.
Our String Quintet is a unique line up of four violins and double bass. We have found that by including a double bass in our quintet, we can add an extra vitality to the pop and jazz pieces when the bass player taps and plucks the strings.
A string quartet has two violins, viola and cello. We find that this combination of instruments is more suited to playing classical repertoire such as Handel, Bach, Mozart and Schubert.
Absolutely not! Our String Quintet appeals to all age ranges. We have played for Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs, at hundreds of weddings & anniversary parties for couples of all ages, for corporate events spanning young professionals to CEOs, plus many a big birthday to the age of ninety!
We arrange every piece of music for our String Quintet and play the same pieces as the best selling String Trio with an even fuller sound due to the five musicians. We choose music that we love and that we know will work perfectly for four violins and double bass. With an outstanding pop music section, our String Quintet repertoire is continually updated and enhanced so that we remain cutting edge whether clients are choosing pop, jazz or classical string music.
We also arrange and take music commissions on request, and no song is too big, too small, too outlandish or unusual!
Due to the bespoke nature of the service we provide, our fees are dependent on factors such as the length of time required, travel time, the time of year and additional services. We therefore prefer to quote for each individual booking, however as a guide our String Quintet prices start from £1,095.
The String Quintet is a fantastic choice for larger events and receptions, we do however recommend hire of our Sound Enhancement Service if you have more than 70 guests, in order to boost our sound to a level which is appropriate for your event.
This service includes all necessary safety checked equipment and our sound engineer to oversee the booking.
We can also bring along lighting to highlight the performance area and can include a vocal microphone for any speeches you may be having. All our equipment is PAT tested and fully insured.