We offer:

 

  • beautiful classics as you have never heard them before

  • a wide variety of music available for all kinds of audiences

  • programmes tailored to specific event needs

  • receptions, client dinners, parties, conferences, exhibitions, recitals

  • very high quality p.a. system thus suitable for a wide variety of locations

  • careful planning with event manager, caterers, venue etc.

  • clear fixed fees, no hidden extras

  • client charter of satisfaction

What our clients say about us:

 

  • "The music was a wonderful backdrop for the occasion and definitely helped lift the launch from the ordinary to the memorable"

  • "I was simply delighted with the way the evening went and you were an integral part of the successful team".

Our unique library of arrangements

 

Our unique library of arrangements allows us to play a wide variety of music styles. "Two 'Cellos" can play music from Bach to Boogie-Woogie, from Bacharach to The Beatles.

 

Our extensive repertoire - Classical, Light, Jazz; The Blues, Music from the Shows - it's all in the "Two 'Cellos" library.

 

The current repertoire list is reproduced in it's entirety here.

 

Music specially arranged

 

Clients are invited to ask about having a piece specially arranged. This will be done either by a member of the "Two 'Cellos" team, or by one of our arrangers. Recent commissions include "Have I told You Lately", sung by Rod Stewart with words and music by Van Morrison; "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" by Elton John"You Sexy Thing" from 'The Full Monty' and "All you need is Love"by the Beatles. The cost of this service relates to the time involved.

About the Ensemble:

 

"Two 'Cellos" was formed some twenty years ago and has enjoyed a growing success as an ensemble offering an exciting alternative to the more conventional choice of the String Quartet, Harp or Piano.

 

Like all classically trained musicians, they worked initially in the conventional world of recitals and the concert hall, but made the decision, some years ago, to become more commercially orientated. This meant huge changes in both their repertoire and the way they worked.

 

They have been fortunate in that many highly regarded colleagues have arranged popular music especially for "Two 'Cellos".

 

Currently arranging for the Duo is Alan Cohen who writes for the BBC, the National Jazz Youth Orchestra, and Deutsche Radio to name but a few of his clients.

"Two 'Cellos" Charter:

 

The ensemble guarantees it will:

 

  • liase with both client and venue as necessary

  • confirm all arrangements in writing with both client and venue

  • organise the arranging and rehearsal of specially requested pieces

  • contact venue for a final check to encompass last minute changes

  • arrive one hour before the agreed start time

  • on the day work closely with all concerned

Our previous clients include:

 

Royal Bank of Scotland; Grosvenor; P & O; RMC; Wates; DERA; Baker Tilly; Nabarro Nathanson; HSBC; Medway Council; The Worshipful Company of Farriers and Age Concern.

Some recent venues:

 

Country houses such as Hampton Court, Goodwood, and Knebworth

Hotels such as The Landmark; The Lanesborough and Le Meridien Waldorf

Olympia and Wembley exhibition and conference centres

HMS Warrior 1860, St Martin's-In-The-Fields, Dartmouth House

Examples of Recent Work:

 

Corporate Hospitality

 

  • RBS - Royal Bank of Scotland Loan Markets Team Cocktail Reception at The Gibson Hall, Bishopsgate EC2 on 13th October 2005.

  • HSBC: Evening Reception at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London on September 23rd 2004."Grosvenor" for the Summer Party 1st July 2004 at The Grosvenor Office, London W1

  • Nabarro Nathanson, four evenings to celebrate their move to new offices at Lacon House, Theobalds Road WC1.

  • Baker Tilly, entertaining aboard HQS Wellington, Livery Hall of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners.

  • Wates Interiors, a division of Wates Construction Ltd, at William Kent House, 22 Arlington Street, W1.

 

Exhibitions

 

  • P & O Events for the Summer Fine Arts and Antiques Fair at Olympia.

  • National Wedding Show at Olympia.

  • P & O Events for the Spring Fine Arts and Antiques Fair.

  • Business Expo at Wembley.

 

Dinners

 

  • RMC's UK General Managers Conference aboard HMS Warrior, Portsmouth.

  • Annual Dinner for Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Court Palace.

  • Summit International Conference Dinner, at The Landmark, London.

 

Charity Balls and Themed Events

 

  • "The Ambassador's Ball" in aid of The Family Holiday Association held in The Palm Court of Le Meridien Waldorf, Aldwych.

  • "Children In Need" Dinner at Dartmouth House, Mayfair. Receptions Constructive plc, Reception at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner.

  • Tufts University, Boston, USA Reception at William Kent House, 22 Arlington Street, W1.

  • Allied Dunbar, Evening Reception.

 

Festivals

 

  • Opening of Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent.

  • 3 engagements as part of the "Bluewater Festival".

  • St Katharine Dock, London: "Last Summer of the Century" Celebration.

Tariff:

 

  • on -site one hour before agreed start time

  • typically 3 or 4 playing sessions spread over 3 hours

  • playing sessions lasting 15 - 60 minutes

 

Example:

 

  • On site 4 hrs, 2hrs of live music in a 3 hr period: £395.00

  • On site 4 hrs, 2hrs 30mins of live music in a 3hr period: £460.00

  • On site 5 hrs, 2hrs 40mins of live music in a 4hr period: £526.00

 

Additional hours in attendance/playing charged pro-rata at £132.00 per hour

All rates in accordance with I.S.M. (Incorporated Society of Musicians) recommendationsFor venues within the Central London Congestion Zone a surcharge is applicable

 

Travel up to 100 miles charged at £0.45p per mile N.B Value Added tax is not applicable

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