Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Drip, Drip, Drop, Little April Showers...

Wow, what a spring we've had!  Despite it being our busiest yet, we have had the strangest weather!  On one day, glorious sunshine, and the next, pouring rain!  The bad weather didn't stop our brides though and we have played at some truly beautiful venues this spring, some old favourites and some brand new ones including: Wood Hall Hotel and Spa, The Athenaeum (Liverpool), Powis Castle, New House Hotel, Kenilworth Castle, Oak Farm Hotel,  Limpley Stoke Hotel, Catthorpe Manor, Wolverhampton Racecourse,  Royale Banqueting Suite, Notley Abbey, Warwick Arts Centre, Woburn Sculpture Gallery, Iscoyd Park, Moxhull Hall, Hoghton Tower, Windmill Village Hotel, Warwick House, Theobalds Park, Hotel du Vin (Birmingham), Rushton Hall, Hampton Manor, Curradine Barns, Goodwood HousePeckforton Castle, Great Fosters, Hogarths Hotel, Goosedale Banqueting Suite, Ettington Park, Dodmoor House, Royal Horseguards Hotel (London), Packington Moor, Dumbleton Hall and Walton Hall.

As usual, we have also responded to your huge demand for new repertoire!   Our most recent additions include: Adele - Rolling in the Deep, Christina Aguilera - Beautiful, Bruno Mars - Marry You, Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark, Einaudi - Il Giorni, Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats, Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory, Muse - Starlight, Led Zeppelin - Black Dog and Shakira - Hips Don't Lie!

In May, we also met a pair of great photographers, Barrie and Bev Downie of BD Wedding Photography.  We met them at Goodwood House (such an amazing venue!!) at the wedding of Asma and Steve.  Have a look at some of the beautiful photos taken of their special day here.

"I know this message is almost a month late but I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for the wonderful music you played at our wedding.  It was fantastic and all the guests were raving about it (as we knew they would be!) I know that Goodwood were also really impressed and have been recommending you to their clients since then.  All the best of luck for the future!"

Asma and Steve, Goodwood House, May 2012

"I just want to say a huge thank you for playing at my wedding at Stubton Hall.  Sorry I did not get the chance to speak to you but Alex and I loved the music and all of our guests commented on how good you were too.  Thanks again, you really added to our day which went perfectly.  Thanks again."

Katie, Stubton Hall, May 2012

"Just a huge thank you for making our day so perfect you were absolutely fantastic."

Mr & Mrs Mills, Manor Hotel Meriden, May 2012

"First of all a massive thank you to you for playing for us.  We absolutely loved having you there and received many comments from our guests!"

Katie, Burton Court, May 2012

"I am emailing you to thank you for the lovely music you provided at my daughters wedding at Moxhull Hall.  You created a fantastic atmosphere before, during and after the ceremony and I'm sorry I didn't see you before I left.  The rest of the day went according to plan and everyone enjoyed the whole day, helped, no doubt by the beautiful weather.  We were so lucky!  Thanks again."

Julia, Moxhull Hall, May 2012

"On behalf of the Intelligence Corps Central Mess, would you be so kind as to pass on our gratitude to the Nero String Quartet.  They really made the evening quite special and I know it will be remembered for a long time.  We, as a collective body of men and women, were saying farewell to our very last Director of the Intelligence Corps and therefore it was a hugely important evening for those of us gathered.  The ladies simply made it that bit more extra special.  Once again, many thanks."
                                                                                                                                         Chris, May 2012

"I just wanted to email you to thank you for playing on our wedding day at Warwick House.  You really made the atmosphere and ambience of the day something special and we have received some really lovely comments from our guests complimenting the music.  Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so perfect."

                                                                                               Tracy and Neil, Warwick House, April 2012

"I would just like to give a big thank you for playing at our wedding at Theobold's Park.  So many people have commented on how amazing you all were.  I was looking around the room during our wedding breakfast and all I could see were peoples heads bobbing in time to the songs and really enjoying the music.  So many people said they were playing 'Name That Tune' during the meal, and even the children were singing along to the songs which was lovely to see.  You really set the perfect mood throughout the day, and will always be one of our favourite memories from the day."

Emma and Graham, Theobold's Park, April 2012

"Just to say a huge thank you to you all for the music on Sunday.  Our guests thought it was fantastic (and you even put a baby to sleep!)  I was disappointed I didn't get to hear much of it but I am so happy you were there."

Pam and Jason, Madeley Court Hotel, April 2012

"A huge 'Thank You' for Tuesday to all the ladies, you wowed our family and friends.  John and I were thrilled that you played for us and we can't thank you enough for making the day so special.  Thank you."

K, Peckforton Castle, April 2012

"Just wanted to drop you a a quick note to say a massive thank you to the string trio.  They were brilliant!  Our guests really enjoyed their music and I was so pleased to have opted for live music.  The venue has already asked me for your details because another bride was looking for a string quartet, so I have passed your contact details to them.  Thanks once again."

Oni, Iscoyd Park, April 2012

"We just wanted to email to say thank you very very much for playing at our wedding at the Wild Boar Hotel, Beeston.  You played beautifully and your music really made our day and all our guests commented on how amazing you were.  Once again thank you so much."

Rachel and John, Wild Boar Hotel, March 2012

Monday, 19 March 2012

It's nearly Spring!

So, spring is in the air and we are gearing up for yet another busy wedding season.  Lucky for you we have just had yet another delivery of exciting new repertoire, which we cannot wait to perform!  Just a few of the new tunes we have up our musical sleeves:  Always - Bon Jovi, Back in Black - ACDC, Crazy In Love - Beyonce, There Goes The Fear - Doves, Mr Blue Sky - ELO, Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons, plus many, many more.  Don't forget to check out our repertoire page for the complete list of our music.

In January, we found a little spare time to record some brand new videos.  These are all available to watch on our youtube channel but here's a couple of our favourites:

Whilst we are on our travels, we often meet other suppliers and we would like to give special mention to the lovely Ian Bursill who we met recently at Hampton Manor.  Ian is a wedding photographer based in Loughborough, check out this beautiful image below:

"I just wanted to say on behalf of myself and my new husband thank you soo much, sorry I didn't get chance to talk to you much but there are certain moments in the day when I can remember hearing you play and knowing what a good choice it was to have you there.  One of my memories is of signing the register and listening to "All I Ask of You".  Once again, thank you so much for helping to create some wonderful memories."
Danielle, Hazlewood Castle, February 2012

"I just wanted to drop you and your colleagues a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our recent wedding at Rowton Castle.  You were amazing and I nearly cried when you played "One Day Like This"!!  It was so beautiful and so moving.  So many of our guests said how amazing you were and it's a shame I was outside in the freezing cold whilst the guests were having such a lovely time listening to you inside.  Thank you so much again, I think I might go to the next wedding fayre just to come along and listen to you and relive my lovely day!"
Janine, Rowton Castle, February 2012

"Once again, thank you so much for the beautiful music on Saturday - it was a pleasure to hear you play.  Heather was very surprised and loved the music.  So many of our guests made a point of commenting on how fantastic you sounded to us.  Ellie - our two year old daughter - loved the music and that's why she was asking for 'more, more' after you played Elbow for Heather's walk down the aisle!  The four of you played a big part in making our day so special.  I hope you enjoy the Indian sweets, just a small token of our gratitude.  Please pass on our regards and wishes to your fellow musicians."
Heather and Jaswinder, Wroxeter Hotel, February 2012

We Wished You A Merry Christmas!

What a lovely festive December we had indeed!  We have been kept very busy indeed by you festive folk, performing up and down the UK at some fabulous weddings and Christmas parties.  It gave us a chance to air some of our newer Christmas repertoire, including: All I Want For Christmas Is You, Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, Winter Wonderland and Last Christmas (to name only a few!).  We had an absolute ball playing for all of you, and it certainly got us into the festive spirit!  Here's a list of some of the places we were fortunate enough to perform in this winter:  Dumbleton Hall Hotel, New Hall Hotel, HMS Forward,  Highbury Hall, DISC Chicksands, Tewin Bury Farm, Chirk Castle, Ragley HallCopt Heath Golf Club, Hampton Court Palace, Stoke Rochford Hall, Great Fosters, Radisson Blu East MidlandsChandlers Grande Brasserie, The Carriage Hall, Buckland Hall,  Wroxall Abbey and Barretts Mill.  Thank you all for having us and we hope you had a splendid Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

"They were all absolutely brilliant and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music.   The music appealed to everyone and we have had so many comments about how good you were.  I did say thank you to them on the day, but please pass on our sincere thanks again.  I will be sure to recommend you!  Thanks so much and happy new year to you all."
Carriage Hall, December 2011

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful music at the wedding at Wroxall!  It was stunning!  Had lots of lovely comments...  Thank you so much again."
Wroxall Abbey, December 2011

"Just wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding at Buckland Hall.  I'm so sorry I didn't get to speak to you on the day, but just wanted to say that having you there was fantastic.  All of our guests commented on how great you were.  If I ever get asked for a recommendation of a string quartet I will pass on your details.  Thank you so much."
Buckland Hall, December 2011

"Happy New Year.  Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely music you played at our wedding.  I wanted to come and thank you but I didn't get a chance.  Thanks."
Radisson Blu East Midlands, December 2011

"Dear Nero String Quartet, We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for playing so wonderfully at our wedding on Monday.  We had so many positive comments about the music and your playing and how well it suited the venue.  We had a perfect day and thank you for your role in making it so special.   Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you so much again!"
Stoke Rochford Hall, December 2011

"Just a quick email to say that we (and our guests) thought that the quartet were great on Saturday - so many people commented on how good they were.  I think the Neighbours wedding music ("Suddenly") went down particularly well with most of my very merry friends singing along!  Thanks again."
Ragley Hall, December 2011

"Please pass on my thanks to all those who played for us on Friday.  They were excellent and all your hard work is much appreciated."
Birmingham URNU, December 2011