North East Soiree - Live Music
North East Soiree - Live Music



North East Soiree - live music for weddings
String Quartet, Jazz, Ceilidh, Party Band in North East England

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Knight Muse covers party band in action - Photo by Marshall Thomas Photography



North East Soiree String Quartet at MatfenHall

North East Soiree String Quartet at Matfen Hall - Photo by Alan Mason Photography




Video Samples of North East Soiree String Quartet and Live Bands


North East Soiree offer fully professional entertainment for weddings, birthday parties and corporate entertainment for all over the North East of England. We regularly perform as String Quartet, Jazz Band, Swing Band, Ceilidh Band, Medieval Music and the superb Party Band in Durham, Newcastle upon tyne, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Darlington in fact all over Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham, Teeside and North Yorkshire.

Call Gordon Callander on 01388 327 202 / 07768 323 832 or email: gordon@northeastsoiree.com


String Quartet is the most popular single item from our services however many of our video recordings have a lot of background noise as they have been shot live. We have compiled a short sampler video here to show a couple of photos of our String Quartet with some recordings in quiet surroundings and then a few short clips of live videos. The String Quartet can be booked together with any of the other live bands at discounted rates. see Special offers page.

This is a sample of music played between 7:30pm and midnight at one wedding in a Tipi - all recorded from a single video camera on a tripod so the visuals aren't great but will give an idea with short clips of each tune.
We start with the Ceilidh and then switch to the covers Party band. In the Ceilidh, we give full demonstrations and teach all the right moves before each dance and then give further instructions if required.
1. Ceilidh Band - Gay Gordons
2. Ceilidh Band - st Bernards Waltz
3. Party Band - 9 to 5
4. Ceilidh Band - Swedish Masquerade
5. Ceilidh Band - Strip the Willow
6. Party Band - Mamma Mia
7. Party Band - Summer of '69
8. Party Band - I Will Survive
9. Party Band - Mr Brightside
10. Party Band - Johnny B. Goode compilation (with... I Saw Her Standing There, Rockin' All Over the World, Wipe Out)
Band line up here is Toni (vocals-Party Band), Phil (guitar and vocals-Party Band), Dave (violin-Ceilidh and mandolin-Party Band), Amanda (bass-Ceilidh and sax-Party Band), Gordon (keyboards and calling-Ceilidh and bass-Party Band) and Steve (drums-Ceilidh and Party Band).

Knight Muse party covers band performing at a New Years eve party at The Witham in Barnard Castle.



"Sway" as performed live at a wedding in Langley Castle in Northumberland by our Swing Band starting the night off with some background jazz before the 1st dance.

Our very own "Knight Muse" Jazz Swing Band playing Fly Me to the Moon at a wedding in Ellingham Hall in Northumberland.



Our very own Ceilidh Knights playing the Virginia Reel at Beamish Hall in County Durham.
Gordon calling and playing keyboards, Dave on fiddle and Steve on Drums.



Our very own Ceilidh Knights band playing the Canadian Barn Dance in Alnwick Treehouse.
Gordon calling and playing keyboards, Dave on fiddle and Les on Drums.



This first clip is intended as a quick overview of a family Ceilidh and contains short sections of our instructions and then a little clip of the actual dances for some of the most popular ceilidh dances.
Gordon calling and playing keyboards, Emma on fiddle and Les on Drums.



Virginia Reel with instructions in Ellingham Hall, Northumberland.
Gordon calling and playing keyboards, Jonathan on fiddle and Steve on Drums.



This is an except from Andrew and Sarah's wedding in the Treehouse in Alnwick Gardens with short sections of Strip the Willow, Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, st Bernards Waltz, Virginia Reel and Canadian Barn dance.
Gordon calling and playing keyboards, Jonathan on fiddle, Amanda on bass and Steve on Drums.



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Wedding Songs and Ideas for Wedding Ceremony Music



Here are some popular tunes which are often requested for Wedding Ceremonies. We have a much larger selection of music available in our String Quartet Repertoire list however these may give a few ideas.


Prelude Music - prior to Ceremony as guests enter into ceremony room or Church.

J.S.Bach- Sheep May Safely Graze ~ J.S.Bach- Air on G string ~ Bocherini- Minuet ~ Charpentier- Te Deum ~ Clarke- Trumpet Voluntary ~ Elgar- Nimrod ~ Faure- Pavane ~ Handel- Hornpipe from the Water Music ~ Purcell- Two Rondeaux ~ Vivaldi- Spring





Processional Music - Entrance of the Bride


Classical

Wagner- Here Comes the Bride ~ Pachelbel- Canon in D ~ Purcell- Trumpet Voluntary ~ Charpentier- Te Deum ~ Jeremiah Clarke- Trumpet Voluntary ~ Puccini- O Mio Babbino Caro ~ Elgar- Nimrod ~ Handel- Air from the Water Music



Popular

Adele(Bob Dylan)- Make You Feel My Love ~ Charles Azvanour(Elvis Costello)- She ~ Des'ree- Kissing You ~ John Legend- All of Me ~ Bruno Mars- Just the Way You Are ~ Muse- Starlight ~ Christina Perri- A Thousand Years ~ Sigur Ros- Hoppipolla




Music during the Signing the Register (2 or 3 tunes)


Classical

Pachelbel- Canon in D ~ J.S.Bach- Air on G string ~ Leo Delibes- Flower Duet from Lakme ~ Elgar- Chanson de Matin ~ Elgar- Salut d'amour ~ Handel- Ombra Mai Fu ~ Massenet- Meditation from Thais ~ Puccini- O Mio Babbino Caro ~ Tchaikovsky- Waltz of the Flowers ~ Vivaldi- Spring from 4Seasons



Popular

Bryan Adams- Heaven ~ Bryan Adams- Everything I do ~ Aerosmith- Don't Wanna Miss a Thing ~ Beatles- Here there and everywhere ~ Beatles- Here Comes The Sun ~ James Blunt- You're Beautiful ~ Michael Bubble- Everything ~ Elbow- One Day Like This ~ Fleetwood Mac- Songbird ~ Foo Fighters- Everlong ~ Goo Goo Dolls- Iris ~ Etta James- At Last ~ Elton John- Your Song ~ Jason Mraz- I'm Yours ~ Lonestar- Amazed ~ Ronan Keating- When You Say Nothing ~ Savage Garden- Truly Madly Deeply ~ Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars ~ Train- Drops of Jupiter ~ Wannadies- You and Me Song ~ Waltzing Matilda



Films

Louis Armstrong- We Have All The Time ~ Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World ~ Can You Feel the Love from the Lion King ~ Come What May from Moulin Rouge ~ For the love of a Princess from Braveheart ~ Father of the Bride Theme ~ Gabriels Oboe Theme ~ Game of Thrones ~ Harry Potter ~ Nobody does it better ~ Twilight- A Thousand Years ~ Whole New World from Aladdin




Recessional Music - for Walking Out


Classical

Jeremiah Clarke- Prince of Denmark's March ~ Handel- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba ~ Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music ~ Mendelsohnn - wedding March



Popular

Beatles- All You Need is Love ~ Beatles- Eleanor Rigby ~ Ben E King- Stand By Me ~ Coldplay- Viva la Vida ~ Phil Collins- Groovy Kind of Love ~ Madness- It Must Be Love ~ Bruno Mars- Marry Me ~ Metallica- Nothing Else Matters ~ Take That- Greatest Day ~ Take That- Rule the world ~ Verve- Bittersweet Symphony ~ Andy Williams- Can't Take My Eyes off You




General Sillyness

Star Wars Theme or Cantina Band ~ Beatles- When I'm 64 ~ Black Lace- Agadoo ~ Kaizer Chiefs- I Predict a Riot ~ Rod Stewart- Do You Think I'm Sexy




Background Music for the Drinks Reception

Classical

J.S.Bach- Double Violin Concerto in D ~ Karl Jenkins- Palladio ~ Mozart- Eine Kleine Nacht Music ~ Trad- Greensleeves



Popular

Maroon5- Moves Like Jagger ~ Aerosmith- Don't Wanna Miss a Thing ~ Bangles- Eternal Flame ~ Black Eyed Peas- I got a Feelin' ~ Coldplay- Viva la Vida ~ Ben E King- Stand By Me ~ Elbow- One Day Like This ~ Fly Me to the Moon ~ Foo Fighters- Everlong ~ Guns n Roses- Sweet Child O Mine ~ Etta James- At Last ~ Journey- Don't Stop Believin' ~ Kaizer Chiefs- I Predict a Riot ~ Killers- Mr Brightside ~ My Chemical Romance- Welcome To The Black Parade ~ Sting- Every Breath ~ Sting- Fields of Gold ~ Jackie Wilson- Higher and Higher.



Films

El Tango de Roxanne from Moulin Rouge ~ Godfather Theme ~ StarWars - Cantina Band music.


Please Click here to see our String Quartet Repertoire List. We find the String Quartet is an incredibly versatile group and we can play all styles of music from Bollywood and Hollywood film music to folk tunes or Classic Rock to the latest pop Hits. We arrange all the music ourselves so you can have whatever music you want at your wedding.




Wedding Song ~ First Dance Music




A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All I ask of you - Phantom of the Opera
All of Me - John Legend
Amazed - Lonestar
Are You Going to be My Girl - Jet
At Last - Etta James
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darrin
Can You Feel The Love - Elton John
Can't Take My Eyes off You - Andy Williams
Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Halo - Beyonce
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Hold On - Michael Buble
How Deep is Your Love - Take That
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Is This Love - Whitesnake
Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just the Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra or Maroon5
Lady - Kenny Rogers
Lost - Buble
Moon River - Breakfast at Tiffanys
Neutron Star Collision - Muse
No One Like You - Al Green
One Day Like This - Elbow
Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy or Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Sail Away - David Gray
Something Good - Bic Runga
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac or Eva Cassidy
Stay as Sweet as You Are - Nat King Cole
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontangne
Your Song - Elton John




Last Dances


Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Loch Lomond - Runrig
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Time of my Life - Dirty Dancing



Example DJ Playlist

This page is intended to help starting off your very own disco playlist.
Here are some really good songs to get everyone dancing after the Ceilidh.
Click for DISCO Playlist page




Venues in the North East


Here are just some of the North East Venues where North East Soiree have performed recently. North East Soiree have played at many of these starting with String Quartet then changing to Jazz Trio, followed by Ceilidh, Party Band and Disco.



Northumberland

Albemarle Barracks, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Blanchland Village Hall, Blyth Golf Club, Brinkburn priory, Broomley Grange, Bywell Hall, Chillingham Castle, Close House, Craik Park Morpeth, Cuddystone Hall, Dilston, Dissington, Doxford, Ellingham, Embleton, Eshott Hall, Felton village Hall, Featherstone Castle, Guyzance, Kirkley, Langley Castle, Linden, Longhirst, Matfen, Middleton, Newton Hall, Newton Village Hall (nr Corbridge), Ridley, Slaley Hall, St Cuthberts Church Beltingham, The George Chollerford, Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens, Winter Gardens Hexham, Wood Hill Hall.



Newcastle upon Tyne

As You Like It, Assembly Rooms, Centre for Life, Copthorne Hotel, Gosforth Cricket Club, Gosforth Hotel, Gosforth Marriott, Great North Museum: Hancock, Hilton Doubletree, Jesmond Dene Hotel, Mansionhouse, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle Golf club, Newcastle Uni, Northern Counties Club, Scalini's Gosforth, Shieldfield Social Club, st Georges Jesmond, St Marys Wallsend, Swallow Inn, Thistle Hotel, Vermont Hotel



Tyne and Wear

Backworth Community Centre, Caledonian Hotel, East Boldon Cricket Club, Grand Hotel Tynemouth, Holiday Inn, Horton Grange, Little Haven Hotel, Menzies Hotel, North Shields Rugby Club, Park Hotel Tynemouth, Quality Hotel Boldon, Saville Exchange, Sea Hotel South Shields, Seaton Delaval Hall, South Shields Town Hall, Tynemouth Priory, Tynemouth Sailing Club, Whitburn Parish Church.



Gateshead

Angel View Inn, Baltic Art Gallery, Blackhall Mill Village Hall, Federation Brewery - Lancastrians Suite, Felling Methodist Church, Gateshead Hilton, Gibside Chapel, Immaculate Heart RC Church, The Sage, Saltwell Towers



County Durham

Auckland Castle, Beamish Hall, Beamish Museum, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Black Horse Inn, Blackhill Comrades Club, Bowburn Hall, Bowes Museum, Brancepeth Castle, Brockwell Studios, Christ Church Great Lumley, Cotherstone village hall, Coxhoe Village Hall, Coxhoe WM Club, Demi Consett, Derwent Manor, Dipton Community Centre, East Durham College, Eggleston Hall, Framwellgate Moor Community Centre, Glebe Centre Murton, Hallgarth Manor Hotel, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Hardwicke Manor Hotel, Hetton Centre, Lartington Hall, Lumley Castle, Maltshovel Inn, Manor House (West Auckland), Mickleton Village Hall, Middleton Lodge, Minsteracres, Morritt Arms, Rainton Meadows Arena, Ramside Hall, Redworth Hall, Riverside Durham County Cricket, Seaham Hall, Shadforth village hall, Sherburn Community Centre, Shildon Civic Hall, South Causey Inn, st Edmunds Church Sedgefield, St James Church Castle Eden, st Mary Church Blackhill, st Mary church Shincliffe, st Osmunds church Gainford, The George Piercebridge, Ushaw College, Walworth Castle, West Cornforth community centre, Whitworth Hall, Winterton Park Spa



Durham City

Alington House, Marriott County Hotel, Crook Hall and Gardens, Durham Castle, Durham Cricket Club, Durham Rowing Club, Durham Masonic Hall, Durham School, Durham Town Hall, Durham University (Colleges of Collingwood, Grey, Hatfield, st Aidens, st Bede, st Chads, st Hild, st John, Van Mildert), Oswald Institute, Radisson Blu Durham, Three Tuns Hotel



Sunderland

Ashbrook Cricket Club, Calvary Christian Fellowship, Crowtree Leisure Centre, National Glass Centre, Marriott Hotel Seaburn, Masonic Hall, Quayside Exchange, Roker Hotel, Salvation Army Hall, Stadium of Light, St Lukes Church Pallion, Sunderland church of latter day saints, Sunderland Health and Racquet Club, Sunderland Leisure Centre, Sunderland Sheik Temple, Tunstall Lodge



Darlington

Bannatines Hotel, Blackwell Grange, Dinsdale Spa Golf Club, Hall Garth House, Headlam Hall, Rockliffe Hall, Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, St Peter Church Croft, The Kings Centre



Teesside

Durham Uni - Stockton Campus, Eaglescliffe Golf Club, Gisborough Hall, Hartlepool Rugby Club, Judges Hotel Yarm, Marton Hotel, Mercedes Benz Stockton, MTLC Centre Middlesbrough, Oakwood Centre Eaglescliffe, Sporting Lodge Inn, St Marys Nunthorpe, St Pauls RC Church Hutton Henry, Teesside University, Worsall Village Hall, Wynyard Hall



North Yorkshire

Allerton Castle, Catterick Officers Mess, Chapel Hall Hutton Rudby, Chopgate Village Hall, Cleveland Tontine, Crathorne Hall, The Feathers Helmsley, Fountains Abbey, Grinkle Park, Harewood House, Middleton Lodge, Millstones and Mill Felliscliffe, Oulton Hall (West Yorkshire) Priory Cottages (nr Tadcaster), Raithwaite Hall, Ripon Motor Boat Club, Rudding Park, Rushpool Hall, Skeeby Lodge, Solberge Hall, Stokesley Town Hall, Swainby Village Hall, Whinstone View, White Horse Farm Inn Rosedale, Yorkshire Barn Wedding Venue (Gilling West)







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For a truely memorable event, North East Soiree's String quartet is available to play in any venue and can start any event with a touch of class. The music choices especially for string quartet mean you can have virtually any music you want as the String Quartet is extremely adaptable to any style, can play both inside or out and are able to move quickly to wherever is required. North East Soiree can then turn into a Jazz Trio for background music, a Ceilidh, Jazz Swing or Party Band for all sorts of events, parties and Weddings in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough or anywhere from Northumberland through to North Yorkshire. The band can mix any of the forms of music with Jazz or popular music to entertain in whatever style is requested. North East Soiree always play completely 100% LIVE MUSIC throughout the North East of England.