Ten Strings and a Bow - Cello and Guitar Duo - Gabriola

Gabriola, BC
I love bringing the elegance and beauty of the cello to the special events in people’s lives, especially weddings! A diverse range of music is at my fingertips from traditional favorites such as Pachelbel’s Canon and Beethoven's Ode to Joy, to Standards like “What a Wonderful World”, “Blue Moon”, to Celtic Music such as "Down by the Sally Gardens", "Greensleeves", "Scarborough Fair", to contemporary songs such as, “In My Life” and other Beatles classics, “From This Moment” by Shania Twain, “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder. I like to meet with you personally and communicate closely with you until you feel we've chosen the perfect musical selections for your special day. As a classically trained musician, trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, I have tremendous versatility. I have played professionally in the UK, US and on Vancouver Island for the past 25 years in a variety of ensembles and a multitude of venues from The Royal Albert Hall in London, The Railway Club in Vancouver, The Port Theatre in Nanaimo to Sooke Harbour House in Victoria. I’ve had the pleasure to play for some celebrities along the way, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Bill Gates and various politicians and dignitaries. I have also have shared the stage with many musicians including Placido Domingo, John Williams, The Irish Rovers, 54-40, Jim Byrnes among others… I specialize in the intimate, unique wedding, but want you to know that I have the energy and musical vitality to fill any space! Also accompanying me to any event is a sense of style, professionalism, and a gratitude for the privilege to be taking part in such a significant moment in your life! Sincerely, Kathy Stacey
Victoria, BC  
versatility || excellence || joy Vibrant, timeless live music, where classical finesse meets the best of rock, pop, jazz, & more. We are four classically-trained, professional string performers based in Victoria, British Columbia, with a unique commitment to bringing a perfect touch of personalized class and fun to enhance your special event. Along with string quartet services, we also offer string duo & string trio. Collectively, we have played for around 1,000 special events, including weddings, receptions, engagement proposals, corporate events, birthday parties, retirement home recitals, social justice events, and holiday parties. Whether you're looking for swing, fiddle, jazz, schmaltz, classical, rock, top 40, we've got you covered. Enquire to discover our rates, and to schedule your complimentary consultation with us!
Paul and Jess are a classic rock duo with a full band sound from Vancouver Island BC - serving Nanaimo, Courtenay, Comox, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni. Your party guests will love the hits they play; oldies but goldies (Elvis, The Beatles, Chuck Berry), classic rock of the 60s and 70s (CCR, The Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond), and rock of the 80s and 90s (Billy Idol, ACDC, Guns N Roses) (plus a few country crossovers and modern day pop). Rates are comparable to a DJ and include a high quality sound system and stage/dance floor lighting. For videos of them playing live visit www.paulandjessrock.com Paul and Jess have performed at hundreds of parties, dances, festivals and pubs with outstanding reviews. "Paul and Jess rocked our 40th birthday party! Their music was amazing. Our guests had a blast." Sue and Steve Staios, former NHL hockey player for the Canucks and Oilers. "I couldn't leave the dance floor all evening. I highly recommend them." Susana Michaelis, 60th Birthday Party. Owner of the Green Store Nanaimo.