Botleigh Grange Hotel wedding Southampton

The Botleigh Grange Hotel, a former 17th century country house set in 14 acres of landscaped grounds located on the outskirts of Southampton formed the backdrop for our latest wedding adventure on Saturday 22nd October. The string quartet was booked for Lana and Martin's wedding ceremony, wedding reception and wedding breakfast. When we arrived at the hotel on the Saturday morning Martin grabbed us and asked if we could do a further hour to ensure that we played throughout the wedding breakfast. We were happy to do so but the day turned in to a 5 hour gig for us. We started with the wedding ceremony which was completely choreographed at the behest of the Registrar who had insisted on knowing

Trafalgar Night National Royal Navy Museum Portsmouth

Today is the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, where Lord Nelson unfortunately lost his life but won one of the greatest naval battles of all time to secure the supremacy of the British Navy for the next 100 years or so. Last night the string quartet was invited to play for the annual Royal Navy Trafalgar Night commemorative dinner which was held in the Princess Royal Gallery at the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard. The dinner was attended by 102 high ranking Royal Navy and Royal Marine Officers and their guests. The evening started in the traditional way with the string quartet playing 'Roast Beef of Old England' by Henry Fielding as the guests took their seats for dinne

Romance in West Sussex

Who said 'Romance is Dead' well it's not in West Sussex. Our little adventure started with a phone call last Wednesday when Tom called me and asked if the string quartet could play 'Game of Thrones' whilst he proposed to his girlfriend. No problem I thought, then he said it will be next Tuesday!! After some frantic phone calls to the rest of the quartet I was able to confirm our availability and after several more phone calls with Tom over the next couple of days our plan to surprise Claire his girlfriend was agreed. The venue was the Crab and Lobster restaurant in Sidlesham near Chichester. It was agreed that the quartet would arrive at the restaurant by 6.45pm, hide our instruments and sta

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