From the point of first contact, the Ardeton String Quartet hope to make organising the music for your day as easy as possible. You have as much input as you would like. Don't know your Handel from your Wagner? Don't know what music to have? Don't worry! Take advantage of our experience with a music consultation, either by telephone or at our Bristol base.
Formed in 2001, the ASQ was one of the first quartets in the UK to start offering selections of jazz and pop hits in their repertoire and to publicise themselves solely online. This quickly led to them performing at around 70 weddings and numerous corporate functions a year which has remained pretty much a constant level since, with clients including LLoyds TSB, Sky and Marks & Spencers. They have performed at classical music festivals in the UK and Norway, have appeared at a number of rock and folk festivals including Sidmouth and IndieTracks, and have made a number of TV appearances on BBC, ITV and SkyArts.
We understand that plans for your day can change considerably in the run up to the day itself. Therefore once you confirm in writing that you intend to book the quartet, we hold your date for you. Around 6 months before the day itself (later by agreement) we will finalise the details of your day with you in terms of which parts of the day you would like us to play for, and issue you with a simple contract. At this time we will discuss what kind of setting and atmosphere you would like us to create for you and your guests, and suggest some appropriate music. If we are playing for a wedding ceremony, we will ask you to inform us of your final music choices 4 weeks prior to the wedding. You will also receive a 'wedding information form' requesting any additional information we may need to know to help your day run smoothly, for example the name of the wedding coordinator at the venue, or any special wedding organiser you have employed.
On the day itself, we will arrive around 30 minutes before we are due to start, unless there are any special arrangements to the contrary.