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String Quartet (Seduction)

Seduction String Quartet is an outstanding dynamic group of musicians. All players are graduates from the UKs most prestigious music colleges having learnt and played with some of the world’s finest musicians.

Their combined talent and varied performing experience has given them the opportunity and privilege to travel worldwide, touring extensively as individuals within the fields of TV, radio, orchestral and session, performing with the likes of Pavarotti, Leona Lewis, Take That, Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Rod Stewart, Westlife, Massive Attack amongst many others. They have played at many glamorous and prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Barbican and even No.10 Downing Street.

Seduction can be hired to play for any occasion grand or intimate playing on classical or electric instruments, and if required they can accommodate more players for a bigger or more unique tailored sound, or a smaller trio/duo group. 

The quartet have their own PA which is suitable for larger audiences .

Their extensive repertoire includes a number of classical, jazz, Latin, modern and pop songs unique to their quartet and would make a perfect soundtrack to your event.

Where space is limited the quartet can also offer a string duo or trio option which may also appeal to those on tighter budgets.

ELECTRIC BACKGROUND OPTION
Seduction String Quartet are also available as a glamorous electric string quartet providing popular, feel good high energy backing tracks including many well-known pop classics such as Viva La Vida, Chasing Cars, and classical crossover numbers such as Palladio (as made famous by the group Escala and Bond). This option is the ideal choice to welcome evening guests at weddings or during drinks receptions at corporate functions.

ELECTIC STRING QUARTET STAGE SHOW
A stylish fully choreographed high impact stage show to include a fabulous range of classical crossover, pop and film tunes. The length of show would be between 20-30 minutes with the option of a 1 hour classical acoustic background set. This show option can include a sound engineer if one cannot be provided at the venue.

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

SONG LIST 
This is the list of the actual music the musicians take along to each event. All these songs have been selected based on the most frequently requested songs and also some of the groups favourites (marked with an *).

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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