“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

As a professional musician who adores all things wedding and events, I always say that I want your music to be the easiest, most relaxed and fun thing that you get to plan for your day. I truly believe music is one of the most cherished memories you can have from a wedding or event, from hearing those first few bars walking up the aisle, funny memories of you and your friends partying on the dancefloor, or sipping cocktails dressed in your finery at the Christmas party. The below sections are split into wedding information, and events information- how we work, and any extra bits you should know. 

"The Chiqas girls played at our wedding and we had so many amazing compliments from all our guests about them! They play absolutely beautifully and their set list is just brilliant, they can do anything!"

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KELLY & JAMIE
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When you enquire with us, your email will ping across to me. I absolutely adore all things wedding chat, so will do anything I can to help. From the moment you enquiry and book, I will keep in touch with you, answering any queries you may have, right the way through until your wedding date. 



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our packages

“Just like a star across my sky
Just like an angel off the page
You have appeared to my life
Feel like I'll never be the same”-
'Like a Star' Corinne Bailey Rae'

Our minimum booking is for 2 hours, although a lot of people require more time than this, depending on which part of your day you would like us for. The two hour package begins from the time we start playing, until the time we finish, and usually covers playing before the ceremony whilst guests are arriving, the ceremony itself, and part of your drinks reception.  Music wise, this would typically be around 15 songs pre-ceremony, one song for entrance music, 2/3 songs for signing of the register, then one song for your exit music (or you might want a song instead of/ as well as a reading, whatever you want, we got you!), then maybe 20-25 songs for drinks reception. A drinks reception for two hours would typically have around 35 songs.


We’ve been booked for as long as 6 hours: our string trio welcoming guests before the ceremony, serenading the entrance, and then our drummer and singer join to liven things up at the drinks reception. All of our musicians and groups are completely flexible to your needs, and I love when couples get creative with what they want. Please don’t hesitate to ask for anything, our groups come in all shapes and sizes I will work with you so you have your ideal group!

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 All our packages include:

-Conservatoire-trained professional musicianst, with copious performance experience from orchestral, weddings, musicals, to TV performances, playing on acoustic antique instruments.
- Musicians reading music using iPads and iPad stands
- Full discretion of song choices
- Guidance on how many songs to pick from our set list, depending on which part(s) of your day we are providing music for (drinks reception and wedding breakfast would typically have 30 songs)
- Set up time, arriving at least 45 minutes before the agreed performance start time, and pack away time after we finish
- Support and guidance from enquiry to wedding date from me


Additional hours can be added to your booking, with the addition of different instrumentalists throughout the day. 


We do not charge travel to venues within London, however please note if your venue is outside London, travel expenses will incur. 


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music choices & bonus packages

We understand that the trick to a stress-free wedding day is in the detail, and we can add that extra personal touch with music tailored to you (it is our secret superpower). With over 300 songs to choose from our extensive set list, I will send you our updated setlist checklist 6 weeks before your wedding date for you to hand pick the songs you would like, along with guidance on how many songs to pick for each part of your day depending on the length of time you have booked us.

 If you and your partner have a song that's close to your hearts you'd like to walk down the aisle to, or a favourite tune to have a first dance to that is not on our setlist, let us know and our arranger will do a personalised arrangement just for you. Whether it's Star Wars, Kanye West or Metallica we'll make sure your tastes are satisfied, and please don't be afraid to ask- the more 'out there' a request, the better! Becky is our drummer and arranger- she loves a challenge and there has not been a song she has not been able to arrange yet! A fee will incur for each musical arrangement. 

Extra bonuses include: 
- Fully PAT tested PA system that can be used for larger weddings, or evening parties. 

'Then I look at you, and the world's alright with me'- 
'Lovely Day' Bill Withers

The trick to a stress-free wedding day is in the detail, and we can add that extra personal touch with music tailored to you (it is our secret superpower). With over 300 songs to choose from our extensive set list, I will send you our updated setlist checklist 6 weeks before your wedding date for you to hand pick the songs you would like, along with guidance on how many songs to pick for each part of your day depending on the length of time you have booked us.

 If you and your partner have a song that's close to your hearts  that is not on our setlist,our arranger will do a personalised arrangement just for you. Whether it's Star Wars or Metallica, we'll make sure your tastes are satisfied, and please don't be afraid to ask- the more 'out there' a request, the better! Becky loves a challenge and there has not been a song she has not been able to arrange yet! A fee will incur for each musical arrangement. 

Extra bonuses include: 
- Fully PAT tested PA system that can be used for larger weddings, or evening parties.

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"You're the one I love,
You're the one I need,
You're the only one I see."-
Beyonce

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our favourite setlists

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Want some inspiration for your song choices? Or maybe you know exactly what you want for your ceremony, but you just know for drinks reception you want 'upbeat bangers' or 'romantic love songs' and want us to choose them? We got you covered! 

While you have option of choosing your own choices, we know how difficult it can be to choose your songs, and maybe you want to leave that to us. After lots of debates and conversations with the girls, we have put together some set lists that you can either get inspiration from, or just choose to have a specific set list played at your wedding. Alternatively, just tell me what vibe you are going for and leave the rest to us! 

**These are just sample set lists that cover around 15 minutes before the ceremony, the ceremony music and part of the drinks reception. 


The Mullet

This set list is ‘classical in the front, party pop in the back’.
For couples that like the traditional classical music for your guests arriving, and your ceremony, then get the party started with more upbeat pop tunes in your ceremony; the perfect surprise twist for your guests! Perfect for church weddings.

Pre-Ceremony
Air On A G String – J.S Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze – J.S Bach
Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke
Toreador’s Song from ‘Carmen’ – Bizet
Eine Kleine Nacht Music – Mendelssohn

Ceremony Music
Entrance Music - Canon In D – J. Pachelbel
Signing of the Register - Meditation from Thais – J. Massenet
- Flower Duet – Delibes
- Royal Fireworks Music – Handel
Exit Music – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel



Drinks Reception
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Always A Woman To Me – Billy Joel
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
More Than Words – Extreme
Ordinary People – John Legend
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman

Hopeless Romantic

Have you always dreamed about a string quartet playing lush, romantic love songs on your special day? This set list is for you. Here we have compiled a list of timeless classics that we think are the perfect combination to get your guests a little teary eyed during your magical day.

Pre-Ceremony
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
At Last – Etta James
All Of Me – John Legend
Always A Woman To Me – Billy Joel

Ceremony Music
Entrance Music- 1000 Years – Christina Perri
Signing of register- She – Elvis Costello
- Everything I do – Bryan Adams
- Your Song – Elton John
Exit Music- This Will Be (An Ever-lasting Love) – Natalie Cole




Drinks Reception
Let’s Stay Together- Al Green
How Deep Is Your Love- Beegees
It’s All About You- McFly
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Rather Be- Jess Glynne





So Extra

If you can’t live without Britney, Ariana and Spice Girls, this set list is the one for you!
A personal favourite for all our players, this set list will be sure to have you and your guests bopping away to all the latest bangers and legendary 90s band hits. If you can’t be extra on your wedding day, when can you?

THIS IS ‘CLASSICAL IN THE FRONT, PARTY POP IN THE BACK’. TRADITIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR YOUR GUESTS ARRIVING, AND YOUR CEREMONY, THEN MORE UPBEAT POP TUNES IN YOUR CEREMONY; THE PERFECT SURPRISE TWIST FOR YOUR GUESTS! 

Pre-Ceremony
Air On A G String – J.S Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze – J.S Bach
Toreador’s Song from ‘Carmen’ – Bizet
Eine Kleine Nacht Music – Mendelssohn

Ceremony Music
Entrance Music - Canon In D – J. Pachelbel
Signing of the Register - Meditation from Thais – J. Massenet
- Flower Duet – Delibes
Exit Music – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel

Drinks Reception

Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Marry You – Bruno Mars
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

 HERE WE HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF TIMELESS CLASSICS THAT WE THINK ARE THE PERFECT COMBINATION TO GET YOUR GUESTS A LITTLE TEARY EYED DURING YOUR MAGICAL DAY.

Pre-Ceremony
I Want It That Way- Backstreet Boys
Lucky- Britney Spears
We Belong Together- Mariah Carey
Firework- Katy Perry


Ceremony Music

Entrance Music- Young and Beautiful- Lana Del Ray
Signing of register- Into You- Ariana Grande
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder
- Rather Be- Jess Glynne
Exit Music- Mysterious Girl- Peter Andre




Drinks Reception
Wannabe- The Spice Girls
Starships- Nicki Minaj
No Tears Left To Cry- Ariana Grande
Good as Hell- Lizzo
Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom- The Vengaboys
C'est La Vie- B*witched
Dance Monkey- Tones & I
My Heart Will Go On- Celine Dion
XO- Beyoncé
I Gotta Feelin'- The Black Eyed Peas
Holding Out For A Hero- Bonnie Tyler
Toxic- Britney Spears
Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepson






Lovely Day- Bill Withers
Candy- Paolo Nutini
You Make Me Feel So Young- Frank Sinatra
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
Are You Ready For Love- Elton John
Stand By Me- Ben E. King
Halo- Beyoncé
You've Got The Love- Florence & The Machine

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We love absolutely nothing more than being part of an event. From Christmas parties, birthdays, to corporate events, I will work with you to curate the perfect playlists to compliment your event and have your guests tapping their feet as they are sipping on their drinks. 

All of our groups are suitable for events, and can condense and expand depending on what you are looking for, the style of your party, and how big your event will be. 

We have plenty of experience performing at events for a wide variety of companies and people, such as Stylist Magazine and a perfume launch at Somerset House, to name a few. Whatever your event, we will customise our groups so you have the accompaniment you are looking for. 



"There's nothing to compare to live music, there just isn't anything".-
Gloria Gaynor

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 Our packages for all groups start at a 2 hour booking, taking one 20 minute break. This includes:





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package details & available bonuses

Bonus Packages

"Live music is the most primal form of energy release you can share with other people."- 
Kurt Cobain

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-Additional hours can be added to this two hour booking (as many as you like!)
-Any songs that aren't on our setlist can be specifically arranged for you
- Fully PAT tested PA system that can be used for larger weddings, or evening parties. 
-We can bring our fully printed set list on an easel for your guests to choose what songs they would like to hear- like a live juke box! 




Conservatoire-trained professional musicians, with copious performance experience from orchestral, weddings, musicals, to TV performances, playing on acoustic antique instruments.


-Approximately 35 songs being played ,with full discretion of song choices from our vast set list
-Musicians reading music using iPads and iPad stands 



-We do not charge travel to venues in London, and are happy to travel anywhere globally, but travel expenses outside London will incur.

- Set up time, arriving at least 45 minutes before the agreed performance start time, and pack away time after we finish
-The choice of if we wear coloured or black outfits

Our packages for all groups start at a 2 hour booking, taking one 20 minute break. This includes:

-Conservatoire-trained professional musicians, with copious performance experience from orchestral, weddings, musicals, to TV performances, playing on acoustic antique instruments.
-Approximately 35 songs being played ,with full discretion of song choices from our vast set list
-Musicians reading music using iPads and iPad stands
- Set up time, arriving at least 45 minutes before the agreed performance start time, and pack away time after we finish

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events

Most of us are based in South East London, but we will literally travel anywhere! Take us round the globe with you please! 

what deposit do you require?

So if you decide to book us, upon signing a contract you would pay £100 non refundable deposit. Then the remainder of the fee is just paid any time but no later than 4 weeks before the wedding date. 

do you take many breaks?

Typically in a 2 hour booking, we take one 20 minute break.

what areas do you travel to?

Most of us are based in South East London, but we will literally travel anywhere! Take us round the globe with you please! 

What facilities do you require?

We will require armless chairs, and light refreshments would be greatly appreciated- if we are booked for more than 3 hours, some food being supplied would be amazing! 

what facilities do you require?

We will require armless chairs, and light refreshments would be greatly appreciated- if we are booked for more than 3 hours, some food being supplied would be amazing! 

Can I choose the music you play, or do you choose it?

You have total control over what music is played. If you would rather leave it to us to choose it, that too is no problem, or we have some pre-made set lists. 

i have a relative i would like to sing with you for my event, would that be okay?

Yes! This is such a personal and joyous thing that I'd happily sort with you- we've had family members sing with us in the past and it has been beautiful! 

I'd like the drummer and singer to join the strings after the ceremony, is this possible?

Absolutely! We will work together to make sure you get whatever combination you want! 

Do you play for proposals?

This is one of my favourite things to play for- of course! 

what do you girls wear when performing?

I believe in dressing like a guest at your wedding/ event, so we always dress smart to fit in. I give you the option as to whether you would like us to wear black or coloured clothing, to fir in to your aesthetic. 

photo by Lex Fleming Photography

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