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SIREN ELECTRIC/ACOUSTIC STRING QUARTET

Siren Electric/Acoustic String Quartet

Siren are a unique, energetic, dynamic female string quartet featuring four of London's top string players.

Siren, have been in demand in countries throughout the world including performances of their stunning electric crossover show as headline act in Germany, France, Ireland,Spain, the UK and for the Sheiks in Dubai.

Siren have performed their show at Wembley Stadium, Ricoh Arena and Cardiff International Arena and the opening and closing shows for the Professional European 2008 Golf Championships on the Island of Cheju in South Korea.

They also performed at La Dolce Vita Ball in London supporting singing legend Billy Ocean.

They have completed two European tours with Gnarls Barkley including appearing a record 9 weeks in a row on the legendary Top of the Pops with the number 1 hit Crazy.

Siren have appeared on BBC1s Later With Jools Holland, Jonathan Ross, Live At Abbey Road, Channel 4s T4 Special, BBC Radio 1.

The siren show is ideal for corporate dinners, award evenings and upmarket weddings.

They perform a sophisticated background set over dinner for up to 60 minutes which includes light classical and popular standards with all the girls seated creating a classy ambience.

At the end of dinner they change costumes and return with an explosive audience grabbing 20 minute set. This is performed with all the girls (including cellist) standing up and incorporates exciting choreography and specially written backing tracks featuring drums and guitar.

The girls use specially designed wireless electric instruments which allows them to move into the audience.

Siren can be booked to perform a classical dinner set as background music, or the dynamic electric show on its own. However, we would recommend that booking both shows allows you to deliver the element of surprise with the second set really raising the temperature bringing the audience to its feet, with stylish choreography and a performance that is packed with energy.

It showcases a completely different style of music.

Siren also perform a set of exciting rock covers including Happy and Uptown funk on acoustic or electric instruments.

We had an outstanding 2014 with breathtaking performances which included supporting Kylie Minogue in Doha and Take That in London, product launches in Berlin, Copenhagen, opening the new Harvey Nichols store in Kuwait, performing with models at fashion shows and amazing parties in London, Athens, Barcelona and Dubai.

Other great events we played at were concerts at Cadogan Hall with Japanese superstar - Miki Imai.

The Siren girls are often in high demand also performing and recording with artists such as Lana Del Rey, Ne-Yo, Katherine Jenkins and Damon Albarn so listen out for their next hits!

SIREN are very excited to offer a new background set with current chart hits which is a one hour set with backing tracks, it will be without choreography (we still offer our high impact choreographed show if you would rather have the higher octane experience). This set will be just playing, we can adapt to your needs and come as a quartet, trio or duo. We can also provide full production.

We are also very experienced at award ceremonies where we can provide live stings.

Repertoire List (Without backing track)
POP AND ROCK
 
Adele: Set Fire To The Rain
Adele: Make You Feel My Love
Adele Skyfall
Adele: Someone like you
Aerosmith: I don't want to miss a thing
Andy Williams: Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Beatles: elections of hits
Backstreet Boys: Want It That Way
Beyoncé: Best Thing I Never Had
Britney Spears: Toxic
Brandy : That Boy is Mine 
Bruno Mars: Marry Me 
Bruno Mars : Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars : Just the way you are 
Bryan Adams  Everything I do 
Ceelo: Forget you
Coldplay: Viva la vida
Coldplay: Paradise
Destiny's Child: Bills Bills Bills 
Daniel: Beddingfield?: If you're not the one
Des'ree: Kissing you?
Eagles: Hotel California
Elbow: One day like this?
Elton John: Candle In the Wind ?
Ella James: At Last
Eva Cassidy: Fields of Gold
Florance and the Machine : You got the Love
Jamiroquai: Deeper Underground Jason Mraz: I'm Yours?
Jason Mraz: Lucky
James Bond theme??
Joe Cocker: You Are So Beautiful
Justin Timberlake: Rock Your Body K-Ci & JoJo: Al My Life
Keiser Cheif: Ruby?
Kylie Minogue: Can't Get You Out of My Head?
Lady Gagaga: Edge of Glory  ?
Madonna: Get into the Groove 
Madness : It must be love?
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean, Medley?
Moloko: Sing it Back ?
MGMT: Kids
Nirvana : Smells like TeenSpirit 
Oasis: Whatever 
Rhiana: Only GIrl
Robbie Williams: Millennium ?
Saturdays: Can't get enough?
Take That: Rule the world?
The Fugees: Killing Me Softly ?
Train: Hey Soul SIster
Zutons: Valerie

JAZZ AND LIGHT MUSIC 
 
Andrew Lloyd Webber:   I Don't Know How to Love Him
Arthur Johnston:   Pennies from Heaven
Claude-Michel Schönberg:   Selections from 'Les Miserables'
Cole Porter:   Anything Goes
Cole Porter:   Let's Do It
Gerswin: A selection including Summertime, I Got Rhythm
Henry Mancini:   Moon River
John Williams:    Theme from E.T
John Williams:   Schindler's List
Karl Jenkins: Palladio
Leonard Bernstein: One Hand One Heart
Manning Sherwin:   A Nightingale Song in Berkley Square
Morton Steven:    Hawaii Five O
Monty Norman:    James Bond Theme
Noel Gay:    Leaning on a Lampost
Richard Rodgers:   My Funny Valentine
Scott Joplin:   Country Club
Scott Joplin:   The Entertainer and other Ragtimes
Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus:   I Know Him So Well

“All I Ask of You” from Phantom (Lloyd-Webber) “
America” from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Ashokan Farewell from The Civil War (Ungar) “
As Time Goes By” (Hupfeld)
Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 (Villa-Lobos) “Begin the Beguine” (Porter)
Blue Tango (Anderson)
BirthdayVariations (Naughtin)
“Chicago” (Fisher)
“Come In from the Rain” (Manchester)
Danzas Argentinas No. 2 (Ginastera)
“Do It Again” (Gershwin) “
El Choclo” Tango (Villoldo)
“Embraceable You” (Gershwin)
“Evergreen” (Streisand)
“Feelings” (Albert)
“Forgotten Dreams” (Anderson) “
For Just a Moment” from St. Elmo’s Fire (Foster)
Galway Rambler Medley (Eight Traditional Irish Dance Tunes)
The Godfather Love Theme (Rota)
"Goodbye to Love" (Carpenter)
“I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story (Bernstein)
“I Got Rhythm” Variations (Gershwin/Naughtin)
“I Love Paris” (Porter)
“If You Could Read My Mind” (Lightfoot)
“In the Mood” (Garland)
“Jalousie” Tango (Gade)
“La Bamba” (Traditional)
"Lamento Quichua" (Gianneo)
“Laura” (Raksin)
Lets do it
Loony Tunes Fugue (Naughtin)
Makin' Woopy
“Manha de Carnaval” from Black Orpheus (Bonfa)
“Maria” from West Side Story (Bernstein)
“Misty” (Garner)
“Memory” from Cats (Lloyd-Webber) “
The Music of the Night” from Phantom (Lloyd-Webber)
“My Funny Valentine” (Rodgers)
"My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic (Horner)
“New York, New York” (Kander)
“Noites Cariocas” (Bandolim)
“One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story (Bernstein)
“The Orange Blossom Special” (Rouse)
“Over the Rainbow” (Arlen)
“Por Una Cabeza” Tango (from Scent of a Woman)(Gardel)
"Purple Haze" (Hendrix)
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme (Rota)
“Send in the Clowns” (Sondheim)
Seven by the Beatles (Lennon/McCartney) includes: “Day Tripper” “A Hard Day’s Night” “Eleanor Rigby” “Yellow Submarine” “Yesterday” "When I'm Sixty-Four" “Back in the U.S.S.R.” “Someone to Watch Over Me” (Gershwin)
“Somewhere” from West Side Story (Bernstein)
“Stormy Weather” (Arlen)
“The Summer Knows” (Theme from The Summer of ‘42) (Legrand)
Tango in D (Albeniz)
Tanguedia III (Piazzolla)
“Tico-Tico” (Abreu)
“Tonight” from West Side Story (Bernstein)
“What’s New?” (Haggart)
“What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” (Legrand)

CLASSICAL MUSIC 

Bach: Air on a G String 
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Bizet: Carmen
Boccherini: Minuet
Clark: Trumpet Voluntary
Delibes: Flower Duet From 'Lakme'?
Dvorak: Humouresque
Elgar: Salut d'Amour,
Elgar: Chanson de Matin?Faure : Pavane
Grieg: Morning from 'Peer Gynt'?
Handel: Water Music
Handel: La Rejouissance,
Handel : The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba?
Handel: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Massenet: Meditation from 'Thais'
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Mozart: Eine Kliene,3 Divertimenti
Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca?
Pachabel: Canon and Gigue?
Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Puccini: Nessun Dorma,
Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Shostakovich: Romance from 'The Gadfly'?
Schubert: Ave Maria
Schumann: Traumerei?
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Mirlitons,
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from the 'Nutcracker'?
Vivaldi: Four Seasons?
Wagner: Wedding March 
 

"Air" from Suite No. 3 (Bach)
Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena) (Bach)
Arioso from Cantata No. 156 (Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F (Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G (Bach)
Cantata No. 140 (Wachet Auf) Sinfonia (Bach)
Chorale Prelude: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Bach)
Chorale Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach) Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11 (Vivaldi)
Divertimento No.1.2&3 (Mozart)
“The Four Seasons” (Vivaldi): Summer Fall Winter Spring “
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Bach)
Largo from the Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (Bach)
Violin Sonata No. 4 in D major (Handel) Violin Concerto in E major: First Movement (Bach)
Chaconne in G (Handel)
Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata (Beethoven)
Adagio for Strings (Barber)
ADAGIO IN C Mozart
AIR ON G Bach
ARRIVAL OF QWEEN OF SHEBA Handel
BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No.2.3 Bach
CANON Pachelbel
CARMEN Bizet
CONCERTO GROSSO Vivaldi
PAVANE Faure
PALLADIO Jenkins
WALTS OF THE FLOWERS Tchaikovsky
DANCE OF THE MIRLITONS Tchaikovsky

General Information:

Name: Siren Electric/Acoustic String Quartet

Location: London

Band Members:

Main Category: Electric String Quartets

Other Categories: Awards Ceremonies, Charity Events, Corporate, Events, Live Music, Media, Musicians, Product Launches, Promotional Events, String Quartets, Trios & Duos, Wandering Musicians, Weddings

Lineups/Options:

String Quartets: Violin1 Violin2 Viola(Violin3) Cello and Sound engineer if required.

Timings:

Standard Set Times: Up to 3 hour booking Acoustic - 3 x45min performance background music

Set Up Time: set up 30 mins sound check 1 hour

Usual Arrival Time: 90 minutes prior to performance

Usual Finish Time: once performance is finished

Space Required (w x d):

String Quartets: 2mx3m but we are happy to adjust our show to the provided space

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: as required to clients specifications includes additional fees

Stage Lighting:

Dance Floor Lighting:

Free use of PA via iPod: Yes

DJ included:

Star Cloth:

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: 4 ARMLESS chairs for a background set. 4 x Hot meals and refreshments to be provided by the client, Dressing room or area to change and leave our lugg

Technical Requirement: 13amp socket
Please enquire for technical requirements

Electric Show PA Specification CLIENT TO SUPPLY ALL EQUIPTMENT

Stage
Siren require a level stage of a minimum size of 16’x10’ at a height suitable to the event and the room. This stage must have steps attached to it suitable for people wearing high heels.


Technical requirements

The PA system
The system should ideally be a four way but minimum a three way active system from a reputable manufacturer (e.g. Turbosound, Outline, EAW, D&B, L’Acoustics, etc...). Mackie, Peavey, TOA, Behringer or similar manufacturers are not acceptable quality.
The system should be run in stereo where possible.

The power of the system must be suitable for the size of the room and the type of the event and will require separate bass bins no matter the size of the room.

An experienced system technician should be present during the sound-check and the show to ensure that the system is running properly.

A PA system suitable for the room, which can provide even coverage across the whole area.

Radio packs
On events where radio packs are being supplied we require five channels of receivers with four good quality beltpack transmitters (eg Shure ULXP, UHF, UHF-R, Sennheiser G2/G3), and four leads running to unbalanced quarter inch jacks to connect the electric instruments to the beltpack transmitters.
This is exactly the same as if it were a wireless guitar system.
For the pop set we also require one good quality hand held microphone (such as a Shure Beta 87/58) which should be positioned on the chair at the back of the stage. One spare channel of hand held radio would be appreciated but is not essential.

IEMs
Siren will need four channels of radio in-ear monitoring from a reputable manufacturer such as Shure or Sennheiser. Each pack will need to have a set of generic ears supplied with it, preferably twin driver.4 x DPA Microphone

Desk
A minimum 16 channel desk is required. The desk must have at least two swept mids per channel as well as 4 pre fade auxiliaries for monitors and 2 post fade auxiliaries for effects.
Desks by Behringer, Mackie or Spirit are not acceptable. Acceptable brands include Allen and Heath, Soundcraft, Midas, etc...
We would rather use a good quality digital board where possible. Ideal desk choice would be a Yamaha M7CL or LS9. Behringer digital desks are not acceptable quality.

Two professional quality effects units are required (e.g. Yamaha SPX990/2000, TC Electronic M1XL, Lexicon PCM 91). Please ignore this if supplying a digital desk with built in effects.
SPX990/2000, TC Electronic M1XL, Lexicon PCM 91).
Please ignore this if supplying a digital desk with built in effects.
4 x Active DI boxes, complete with ¼” jack cable which must be at least 5m long.
1 x mixer with reverb.
1 x technician to operate the PA system.

Rod Stewart Concert, The music was infectious and hugely dramatic

You were all truly sensational on Friday night. It was a treat to have you there. The setting worked just perfectly for you with the mirror panels and swathes of fabric. The music was infectious and hugely dramatic. I know all the guests loved it and set the standard superbly high for Rod to follow. He didn't disappoint but for the difference in fee, you were real value for money!!! We were inspired by Escala, but feel we fell upon gold in discovering you, I really hope that lots of other people strike lucky, I just can't imagine what more anyone could offer - 4 stunning girls, hugely talented and who looked like they were enjoying themselves as much as the guests. Thank you so much for what was an enormous and much talked about contribution to the evening”
















 

Toyota, I really can’t sing the girls praises enough

"Thank you all so much for making the launch very special. I really can’t sing the girls praises enough, they are very lovely, charming talented ladies and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. Again thank you so much and hopefully will work with you all again soon"















 

Pritchard Englefield, The feedback has been amazing and really positive

"Our clients were very very pleased. The feedback has been amazing and really positive, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the performance from the girls and there was talk amongst some guests of wanting to hire them in the future. Everybody loved them and really were so impressed with their performance."












 

PCMG, Dubrovnik, sensational!

We are thrilled by the performance of Sirens - I received so much positive feedback that it was a quality performance and our audience enjoyed it tremendously they were asking for more after the Sirens have finished! It is top class act, sensational! Please extend my big thank you to Sirens for a top class show and I hope to work with them again one day!"











 

Investec, "The girls were amazing - thank you!"

"The girls were amazing - thank you!"










 

The Roadhouse, They absolutely stole the show

"The girls were amazing! So professional - They absolutely stole the show"











 

Sharper Solutions, The best entertainment they have ever had in 6 years!

"The best entertainment they have ever had in 6 years! You were brilliant and it was a pleasure working with you."
"The girls went down extremely well and the client was delighted"








 

OK Magazine, The glamorous Siren”

The glamorous Siren”








 

Didier Drogba Foundation, The girls were fantastic and lovely to work with

"The evening went very well, everyone had a great time. We raised loads of money so all the hard work was worth it! The girls were fantastic and lovely to work with, so please pass on our thanks once again. Hopefully we will get to work with you again soon."







 

Private party, The girls were absolutely fabulous

The girls were absolutely fabulous everyone enjoyed the performance they delivered everything promised and more. Thanks for the performance and professionalism"






 

Mirabaud, The show was absolutely fantastic

"The show was absolutely fantastic and my client was over the moon"





 

Uralsib Securities Ltd, The evening was fabulous and Siren were amazing

"The evening was fabulous and Siren were amazing. Our guests thought they were fantastic and the performance at the end caught everyones attention. I want to say thank you to the girls for their talent and style and I really hope that we are able to work together again in the future."




 

Expo Management, The girls were brilliant and went down a storm

"The girls were brilliant and went down a storm. They were so lovely all evening, it was a real pleasure to work with them."



 

Essentially Group, Prague, The girls were absolutely brilliant

"The girls were absolutely brilliant, and were perfect in the setting and lots of people commented on them. They were all a delight to work with too."


 

Philips, Armani Hotel, Dubai, The show was superb

"The show was superb and the girls were great and were really good to work with."

 

EIC, "The feedback that I have received has all been extremely positive about Siren.

"The feedback that I have received has all been extremely positive about Siren. This is a very difficult event for an act as it is fundamentally a networking event and any attempt to try to stop them from talking is normally unsuccessful. However, the girls achieved this and the show was amazing!"
 

meteor-group, "Wow! What an absolutely fabulous performance!

"Wow! What an absolutely fabulous performance! Thank you to all of you for giving our audience such a very memorable evening. A standing ovation!"
 

Mail On Sunday, "...a string quartet who start demure and soon turn demented.."

"...a string quartet who start demure and soon turn demented.."

Guardian, Gnarls Barkley's string section look particularly fine

(Gnarls Barkley's) string section look particularly fine, St Trinian's style, even managing to perform perfectly synchronised dance routines from their seats, shimmying with their bows.."

NME Magazine, the four-piece NUTS

the four-piece NUTS philharmonic stamping in high-heels and beating the sky with their electric green violas"

CD Times, “...the ultra funky Siren string quartet..'

“...the ultra funky Siren string quartet..'

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

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