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Bollywood String Quartet (Bollywood Strings)

Bollywood Strings are a well-known String Quartet famous for performing Bollywood and Bhangra hits at major Asian weddings and events.

The group have performed at a number of prestigious venues across the UK including Downing Street, The Tower of London, Tate Britain, Grosvenor House Hotel, Dorchester Hotel and the Radisson SAS Portman Hotel.

Their unrivalled library extends from Bach, Strauss, Gershwin and Bernstein to RD Burman, AR Rehman, Nadeem-Sharvan, Malkit Singh and Jazzy B! Create your own unique atmosphere whether it’s a wedding, concert, conference, party, corporate event or a banquet, Bollywood Strings can bring that special touch of class to you.

With the expressive sound of two violins, an English 19th century viola and a deep, rich, and vibrant cello, Bollywood Strings can perform for anything up to 2 hours (including breaks). Their extensive repertoire includes some big Bollywood hits as well as classics such as ‘Noorie’ and ‘Chura Liya’ from yesteryear.

If you need a specific song for your special event, we can arrange it with adequate notice for an additional cost.

Bolly Strings require 4 armless chairs, a changing room and adequate space to plug in their sound system. An additional fee is applicable for the supply of a sound system.

Bollywood Strings play solely music, there is no singing involved.

If preferred, the girls can dress in traditional Indian saris for the weddings.

STANDARD LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE
2 hours, 3 hours or 4 hours

SONG LIST
They perform songs from the Bollywood film scene, Bhangra favorites and Modern Classics. The list below will give you an idea of some pieces we can perform.

Bollywood

Aye Ho Meri Zindagi Me

Balle Balle (Pride & Prejedice)
Chura Liya Hai Tumne *
Ghar Aaja Sonja (from Shazia Mansoor)
Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Kabhie Kabhie *
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja (from the film "Maine Pyar Kiya" )
Kal Ho Na Ho – Theme Tune
Maula Mere Maula
Mera Joota Hai Japani
Monsson Wedding
Na Tum Hamein Jaano
Pardesi Pardesi
Teri Ore    
Tujhe Dekha To Ye
Tum Dilki
*More songs can be arranged on request for an additional fee

Classical

Air on a G string – Bach
Aria from Xerxes – Handel
Arioso – Bach
Arrival of the queen of Sheba – Handel
Ave Maria – Bach/ Gounod
Ave Maria – Schubert
Barcarolle – Offenbach
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Divertimento in D (1st movt) – Mozart
Divertimento in F (1st movt) – Mozart
Flower Duet from Lakme – Delibes
Gabriel’s oboe – Ennio Morricone
Hornpipe from the Water Music Suite – Handel
Intermezzo from Caverlia Rusticana – Mascagni
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Largo from “Winter” – Vivaldi
Meditation from Thais – Massanet
Nessun Dorma – Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Panis Angelicus – Frank
Pavane – Faure
Sheep may safely graze – Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
Spring (Allegro 1st movt) from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
The Swan – Saint Saens
Traumerie – Schumann
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – J.Clarke
Wachet Auf – Bach
Wedding March – Mendelssohn (bridal recessional)
Wedding March – Wagner (Bridal Procession)

Broadway/Film/Latin/Jazz

All I ask of you – Webber
Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter
Blue Moon
Fly me to the moon – Sinatra
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Hungarian Dance no.1 – Brahms
Hungarian Dance no.5 – Brahms
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
I Love Paris – Cole Porter
Jeeves and Wooster
La Bamba
La Cumparsita
Love theme from “The Godfather” – Rota
Love theme from “Romeo and Juliet” – Rota
Manha de Carnaval – Bonfa
Married Life from the film “UP” – Giacchino
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Funny Valentine – Rodgers/Hart
Nobody does it better – Hamlisch
Over the rainbow – Arlen
Pennies from heaven – Johnson
Someone to watch over me – Gershwin
Stardust
Summertime – Gershwin
Tango Por Una Cabeza – Gardel
The man I love – Gershwin
Tico Tico – Abreu
Truly – Lionel Richie
When I fall in love – Nat King Cole

Pop

A Thousand Years – Perri

All of me – John Legend
All you need is love – The Beatles
At Last – Etta James
Baby I love you – The Ramones
Beautiful Day – U2
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis
Clocks – Coldplay
Don’t stop me now – Queen
Everything – Michael Buble
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Greatest Day – Take That
Hallelujah – Cohen/Buckley
Halo – Beyoncé
Happy Together – The Turtles
Heard it through the grapevine
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Here come the girls – Sugababes
Here comes the sun – The Beatles
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
I can see clearly now – Johnny Nash
I do I do I do I do I do – ABBA
I only want to be with you
Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
It must be love – Madness
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Marry you – Bruno Mars
Mission Impossible, funked up quartet remix
My Baby – Nina Simone
My Girl – The Temptations
Nothing else matters – Metallica
One day like this – Elbow
Only girl in the world – Rhianna
Pretty woman – Roy Orbison
Sex on fire – Kings of Leon
She – Elvis Costello
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Stand by me – Ben E King
Starlight – Muse
Titanium – David Guetta
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
We found love – Rhianna/Calvin Harris
When a man loves a woman – Percy Sledge
With or without you – U2
Yellow – Coldplay
You to me are everything – Gold/Denne
You’re the first, the last, my everything – Barry White

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