A little more about the gals...

Chiqas is a unique collective that specialise in pop, funk, jazz and classical music. We create bespoke arrangements of popular music for ensembles ranging from string duo, trio to the full quartet with an acoustic drummer (cajon) and singer.





We all met at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance whilst studying our instruments and perfecting our trade.


 Being classically trained, individually we all have copious amounts of performing experience playing in venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall, as well as international venues, playing with pop stars, appearing on The X Factor and The Voice, to playing on West End Stages.



 


Chiqas is available for any type of function for 6 piece band, a larger 10 piece band, duos, trios, quartets, or whatever your heart desires. 



 There is literally no music we can't play or have arranged for you- it's our speciality! The Thong Song? No problem!  

Our set list is exclusive to Chiqas, and our arrangements- written by our drummer- will not be found anywhere else. 



All our arrangements can be performed by any of our ensembles which can condense and expand at your will. We pride ourselves in playing music that varies from Bach to Britney, ensuring our music covers all wedding services, receptions, and any other event.



With the addition of our acoustic drummer and singer, there is no need to book a separate function band for the evening party- Chiqas can do it all! 


"The girls were fabulous to work with, Clodagh was so helpful, even arranging a new song for us and then playing it with my sister singing along live on the day. We had so many lovely comments from our guests, with so many saying 'how normal' they are! And that is exactly why we love them too. 5 normal girls,doing their thing, that could so easily be our friends and so fitted right into our wedding."

emma & matt sept 2019

Our set list is exclusive to Chiqas, and our arrangements- written by our drummer- will not be found anywhere else.  





All our arrangements can be performed by any of our ensembles which can condense and expand at your 

will. We pride ourselves in playing music that varies from Bach to Britney, ensuring our music covers all wedding services, receptions, and any other event.

"The girls were fabulous to work with. 5 normal girls, doing their thing, that could so easily be our friends and so fitted right into our wedding." 

This way to see what groups we have to offer...

do you take song requests? if so, how many?

yes yes yes! OUR DRUMMER BECKY IS A MACHINE AND  ARRANGES ALL OUR MUSIC, AND WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE TAKING REQUESTS! THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF £30 PER SONG FOR THIS, BUT WE HAVE NO LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF REQUESTS WE TAKE PER WEDDING (OUR FAV REQUEST SO FAR WAS LOADS OF GAMES MUSIC FOR AN AWESOME GAMING COUPLE)


what's your favourite type of music to play?

I think we are all 90s girls at heart. anything spice girls, britney, & ariana and we are sold. we love a bit of disney (disney themed weddings are our weakness) and we really love playing quirky music that our couples choose. the more 'out there', the better!!!

What's your ideal wedding vibe?


we just love having fun. working with couples who have a real strong taste in music that is authentic to them is what we love, and being part of weddings that are just all about the couple on the day, we are hopeless romantics 

our favorite questions

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WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER? 

WE ARE BASED IN LONDON BUT WE LOVE TO TRAVEL! TAKE US WITH YOU ON YOUR ADVENTURE!

HOW MANY IN TOTAL IS THERE OF YOU GUYS?

CHIQAS ORIGINALLY STARTED AS 6 MAIN PLAYERS, HOWEVER AS TIME WENT ON AND DEMAND GOT HIGHER (AND SCHEDULES WITH TOURING ETC GOT BUSIER ) WE EXPANDED THE CHIQAS FAMILY, SO THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 30 PLAYERS IN OUR POOL AT THE MOMENT. I HAVE PERSONALLY WORKED WITH EACH PLAYER, ALL OF WHICH ARE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED, EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED, AND ALL KNOW ONE ANOTHER, MEANING THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE IS ALWAYS MAINTAINED.  

so how does the booking process work? what does it include?

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“Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

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