It’s not often I tell you about new bands on our list – I believe our function bands are outstanding! – however, this month I have two to bring to you.
The first is this one, The Jacks. Absolute winners, they bring all the most exciting and best-loved songs in recent chart history plus regular favourites.Simply a top-notch function band. Several of our bands have players in common and this one does too, so we know the guys well. We recommend them highly from past experience.
Give me a call for more details. This is a professional band highly willing to create themselves afresh just for your event.
We have known this young musician for several years, yet each time we hear him play we realise afresh how good he sounds! Try it, take a look at his video. You will find it on his Artist Profile. We think you’ll be surprised, in a very, very good way.
Adam specialises in re-imagined classical pieces, Spanish music, Latin-American jazz and unique interpretations of popular music. It’s a wonderful combination. For some pieces he uses a looping pedal creatively to enhance the music.
Trained at the very special Department of Music at Royal Holloway, Adam is a young musician well worth discovering.
If you’re interested in a modern/pop feel with delicious singing and superb guitar accomapaniment, this is an excellent place to start!
Allegro Duo is a young, modern and dynamic duet. If you’re looking for an alternative to the standard ‘function’ entertainment, Acoustik bring enthusiasm, energy and excitement to your special occasion with their own arrangements offering an innovative take on popular songs that is unique to the market.
Re-imagined classical pieces, Spanish, Latin-American jazz, and unique interpretations of popular music are performed with style, warmth and colour.
Formed in 2015, they are already in demand at venues and have a significant London residency. Please enquire about your date and for all the details we can send you about this fabulous duo.
For their Artist Profile and video, please CLICK
When Allegro Arts began some fifteen years ago, we specialised in Classical musicians. Then jazz, world music and many other lovely live music grew and grew, and edgy modern jazz music was mostly what we supplied. Now the wheel has spun full circle again: in 2017 there was a marked increase in clients booking Classical.
2018 looks like seeing the huge return to popularity of Classical music at our events. Easily the majority of our bookings so far are for Classical music, the sophistication and delight given by a string quartet, classical duo, harpist, classical guitarist or close-harmony singers.
We are simply grateful that we live somewhere where we can enjoy such a diversity of wonderful music. Happy 2018!
Congratulations from all at Allegro Arts to everyone who will be graduating this July at the university in Egham, Surrey. Allegro Arts enjoy and value a close connection with Royal Holloway, and are proud to supply music including the Fanfare Trumpet team who play such a noticeable role during the week of the Summer Graduations.
Dressed in full uniform and busbies, the gentlemen of the trumpet team announce the various stages of each ceremony, such as the arrival of the graduands, the academic procession, and the invitation to the champagne reception. They have been providing this service for several years and also play for the Winter Graduations in November/December each year, when post-graduate degrees are conferred.
Popular with graduands and parents for photo opportunties, the musicians thoroughly enjoy this opportunity each year to help celebrate the success of the university and its students.
Our treasured colleagues at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead helped us to capture some gorgeous images of our Harp and Violin Duo in the stunning setting of the Council Chamber last weekend. The photographers from Allegro Arts Photography, assisted by make-up artist Jill, took over 600 images over three hours while the opportunity was there to work with the musicians in such a setting.
Maria (harp) and Fernando (violin) are already familiar with the Windsor Guildhall as they have played there already for both weddings and corporate functions, and we are going to share the images with the Guildhall so that everyone can see the beautiful effect of this duo in the historic chamber.
The Windsor Guildhall is the perfect venue for memorable events. To enquire about the Harp and Violin Duo for any occasion please use our quick contact form.
Increasingly popular for events of all kinds is Chinese Music. We have for a long time been able to offer a variety of musicians, and are delighted to introduce harpist Fontane, who plays a Harlem classical harp which gives excellent depth and volume, who has a wide repertoire of traditional Chinese music in addition to harp music from the Western tradition.
Fontane can therefore offer an exclusively Chinese repertoire, or a varied programme. She can also bring colleagues playing a variety of Chinese instruments to play alongside her, and she offers several workshop/shows on Chinese music that can be enjoyed as an event or can be audience-interreactive.
Whether Chinese music is a favourite of yours already or something new to explore, consider calling us to talk about how Fontane or other Chinese music could give you a highly memorable entertainment.
Ham House, which belongs to the National Trust, is situated beside the River Thames in Ham, just south of Richmond in west London. The National Trust say that Ham House is unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power. In December 2016, our choir London Vocal provided singers to perform traditional and modern carols and festive songs in close harmony by the great front door of Ham House, greeting arriving guests in a truly stylish fashion.
London Vocal, a choir who are part of a renowned London choir, are among our top tips for stunning vocal music for events and venues. Allegro Arts have been working with these singers for several years, and we have been delighted by the rewarding feedback from our clients.
If you are responsible for arranging events at a significant historical venue, let Allegro Arts’ experience be helpful to you, and give us a call to discuss your next event. We have wonderful singers, but that’s absolutely not all we do! Find out what unusual, stylish, show-stopping entertainment we can suggest.
Faced with the challenge of creating a major event in central London, or any major venue, you could not be blamed for feeling you had a difficult task. A solo entertainer, no matter how wonderful, might be dwarfed by the sheer scale of your event, several hundred guests, perhaps a lofty ballroom. Even smaller events, where the guest list includes VIPs used to fabulous occasions, demand significant entertainment, which isn’t easy to find. Allegro Arts is experienced in providing the right thing for such occasions, sure to fill the hall with wonder, excitement and pleasure.
One of our most frequently booked acts is the Ritzy Orchestra, and the fabulous dancers who may also be booked to perform stylishly on the dance floor in front of them. Evoking the balls of Vienna, London and Paris, this orchestra creates an unforgettable live music experience which tops the bill in a luxury venue. Playing at large weddings, balls, special celebrations, formal concerts, and corporate and charitable events, at exclusive venues in the south of England, their repertoire ranges from Viennese classics to English and Hollywood film music of the 1930-1950 era, perfect for really stylish evenings.
As I mentioned, when you book the orchestra you have the option to book their professional dancers, creating a stunning floor show which certainly gives the evening a huge extra wow! factor. So, why not contact Allegro Arts right away to see if this, or another of our feature entertainments, is right for your event? The Ritzy Orchestra have played at Blenheim Palace, the Lansdowne Club and the Royal Horseguards amongst other luxury venues, and their members have worked in the West End and with leading artists such as Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe… Book this great British entertainment for your grand occasion!
These days wedding portraits taken in the relaxed atmosphere of any day other than your wedding day are extremely popular. It’s obvious – you are relaxed and happy, you can wear your gorgeous wedding clothes, and create yourselves in any style you want. Whether you go specially to the island of Santorini or simply to the beach at Brighton, this is your chance to take as much time as you need, choose the weather, choose the scenery, and make the portraits unique.
The picture shown here was taken on a beach in Spain in November 2016, completely unexpectedly, when one of our photographers noticed the couple being photographed by a friend (with a mobile phone). The sun was just fading pinkly into the sea, the light was perfect, and he took the shots for the couple before the moment passed, using the fantastic camera and lens that he ‘just happened to have with him’. Actually, he usually has them with him!
Allegro Arts Photography offers couples marrying in 2017 a very special and personal service – a photography session for your Engagement, for Pre-wedding portraiture, or after the wedding itself, to complete your memories of this very special year.
For details and contact please visit www.allegroartsphotography.co.uk