Monday, 6 June 2011

Nero in the News!


Four Seasons on a summer's day


Four Seasons on a summer's day


MUSICAL TREAT: A string quartet brought a touch of class to The Potteries Shopping Centre.
The group delivered four 45-minute performances to crowds of passing shoppers.
They were invited as part of a week-long series of activities designed to entertain youngsters reluctantly out for half-term shopping trips.
Each event has a woodland premise and the quartet played Vivaldi's Four Seasons in keeping with the theme.
Gemma Sneath, from the shopping centre, said: "They were well-received, especially by the older generation.
"We had a lot of nans and grandads standing around with their grandchildren to watch, which was really nice."
Visitors to the centre today can enjoy free woodland-themed face-painting while tomorrow there are craft workshops.
Picture: Mark Scott

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Month of May...


Yet again we have been filming too!  St Alban's Church in Digbeth were kind enough to let us use their church once again as the stunning setting for some more of our videos.  You can access all our videos on youtube, but here's a preview...



It was lights, camera, action once again, this time in a not so glamorous setting - a derelict rooftop in Sheffield!  We spent a Sunday evening being blown about, the wind in our hair, for a Bollywood music video.  It was great fun, but sadly, that's all we can say for now - stay tuned for the final product. 

As always, we have had another shipment of great new music including Alejandro (Lady Gaga), Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars), Time After Time (Cindi Lauper), Love Song (The Cure), Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division), Come On Eileen (Dexy's Midnight Runners), Energy 52 (Cafe Del Mar), Paradise City (Guns 'n' Roses), I'm Yours (Jason Mraz), One (Metallica) and Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder), to name but a few!  Have a look at our repertoire page for the full list.

We'd like to give mention to a great local supplier we met this month too, bespoke film-makers Shutterbox.  Based in the West Midlands, Shutterbox began back in 2009 and their work is quite simply fantastic.  We were privileged enough to be captured on Shutterbox's beautiful video of Werner and Kirsty's wedding at Moxhull Hall this May.  Check out their amazing video trailer below!

video


"We just wanted to write and say thank you so much for playing at our wedding recently.   You were absolutely amazing and you created exactly the atmosphere that we were hoping for on the day... You created a real sense of occasion during the ceremony, and then at the drinks reception, it was very relaxed and people were really having a good time listening to you.  


You are one of the parts of our wedding which we have received most compliments on from our friends and family who were at the wedding.  I think the metal people in particular were very impressed with your choice of songs and really enjoyed trying to guess what each of the songs was.  Anyway, thank you once again, and we will definitely be recommending you to any of our friends who are getting married in the area.  We wish you all the best for the future."
Kirsty and Werner, Moxhull Hall
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"Hi girls, just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at my wedding yesterday.  You really were the highlight of my day.  Just wish I could have sat down and listened to you the whole time you were playing.  Everyone commented on how fantastic you were and we all felt a little bit empty when we realised you'd slipped away.  Thank you again.  Your recordings on youtube and samples on your website really are NOTHING compared to the real thing."
Sushma, Swinfen Hall

"Thank you for performing at our wedding last week, you sounded amazing and all the guests really enjoyed the music too."
Emma, Tutbury Castle

"Just a short note to thank yourself and Nero Strings for performing so well at my party last night.  Everyone remarked about the quality and professionalism of your performance.  Thank you once again."
Neil, Dovecliffe Hotel

"I would like to say thank you for the music you provided at our wedding on Sunday.  All of our guests complimented your performance and how modern the songs were.  We were so impressed with your professionalism and how organised your performances were as well.  Thank you so much for making our day that extra bit special.  Many thanks."
Dan and Jen, Moxhull Hall

"Just wanted to say thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding on the 7th at Phyllis Court.  I hope you had a good day.  I've had lots of comments, my family really enjoyed your music.  Good luck with all that you do.  I'll be sure to recommend you to my friends!"
Debbie, Phyllis Court

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything.  You were all amazing!  I am sorry I didn't get to talk to you on the day, everything went so fast and I was grabbed by the photographer before I could talk.  I will definitely recommend you."
Amy, Alvechurch

"Thanks so much for playing at our wedding at Moxhull!  You were brilliant!  Loved it, loved it, loved it!"
El and Andy, Moxhull Hall

"Hi, thanks for playing at our wedding last weekend - you were brilliant!"
Jonathan and Joanne, Wroxall Abbey

"Many thanks for contributing to what was truly a memorable day for us all.  Your music helped to create the atmosphere we so wished to produce.  Many of our visitors expressed their delight, especially in the performance with Penelope in the church.  We shall be recommending you to all our friends."
Ann, Luntley Court

"Hi, I just wanted to say a big thank you for performing at our wedding.  All of our guests commented on how amazing you were and how surprised they were that you could play Bollywood songs.  You all performed beautifully on the day and really added to the relaxed atmosphere I was aiming for.  You all looked fabulous in your sarees, I understand they were probably not the most comfortable clothes to wear, but you looked fantastic.  You were definitely one of the highlights of the day.  I can't thank you enough for making the day so memorable.  Thank you so much again!"
Shabna and Foizul, Highbury Hall