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Tell us how #SBS has affected your business
WOW! What a buzz! I was really shocked to find out we had won! I couldn't understand why my twitter feed had gone haywire!! It was full of other #sbs winners saying hi and congratulating us! I am completely overwhelmed by the support everybody has shown and I am looking forward to networking and getting to know other talented #sbs winners.

My Bio


Ariella Strings are the UK’s Top String Music Wedding Specialists and Classical to Pop String Quartet. We have 4 groups available for you to book which means we can cater for all budgets and all sizes of venues. The string groups are owned and run by husband and wife team, Cheryl and John Bass.

No booking is too small. Every booking is tailored to each client. Our top service stands out from the rest! Travel time and expenses are included (up to 60 miles) - no added extras. We do not charge VAT

We offer our clients:

Specialist wedding music services
Fully qualified, carefully selected professional musicians
Friendly, bespoke service
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Employers liability insurance of £10 million
Products liability insurance of £10 million
Huge lists of music - pop, jazz, rock and classical music
Face to face music consultation meetings (T's& C's apply)
Jukebox Live (© AriellaStrings)

Our musicians play in professional orchestras throughout the UK, in the West End, on TV, on movie sets, on the radio and have performed with many celebrities and pop stars including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and the late Amy Winehouse.

We have an unrivalled collection of eclectic music and can cater for every taste and age! Strings aren’t boring and we love playing any music from classical to jazz, through to the latest pop including Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Drake, Katy Perri, Beyonce, Van Morrison, Metallica, Meatloaf, McFly, Bruno Mars and much more!

As well as holding this #sbs award, we have won Jacqueline Gold's "#wow" award and also "#queen of" award. (These awards are twitter based award and similar to #SBS) The awards we have won are testimony to the top service we offer our clients, both in quality of playing and the attention we give each and every booking.

We have also won numerous wedding industry awards for our outstanding service to our couples. We have won the International Wedding Industry Experts Award for most popular classical musicians for 4 years running. We are through to the Regional Finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2017.

We now offer 4 string groups having recently launched our Duo PLUS+ service (©AriellaStrings). This group is made up of violin and viola accompanied by pop backing tracks. Hugely, popular, Duo PLUS+ is a great way of entertaining guests!

We also offer our unique "Jukebox Live" (©AriellaStrings) service. Our clients choose their own personal playlist from our huge repertoire of music. During their wedding or event their guests can choose what we play next by writing their requests on our Ariella Whiteboard! Great fun and helps to kickstart any event or drinks reception.

After 17 years of playing for over 1000 weddings and events we still strive to give our clients the best service in the country and constantly develop new ideas and services.

My Business Tips

I believe exceptional customer service is achieved when you have exceeded your client's expectations and gone that extra mile! Always treat your clients with honesty and integrity. Respond to them in a professional, friendly and approachable manner. Strive to always make your clients feel they are of the utmost importance and nothing is too much trouble. Have passion and faith in what you offer - it will show and attract business!

Always try to meet up with clients - it is so important to offer this kind of personal service and it will really set you apart from the rest!

My Latest Offers

A free special arrangement of your favourite piece or song for all bookings confirmed before 31st August 2013 saving £50 (T&Cs apply)

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