Book USO Best of British
Contemporary String Quartet
Originally performed at London 2012, The Best of British set is the ultimate in “Cool Britannia”, featuring young, culturally diverse players who also happen to be some of the best classically trained musicians in London, yet play genres as diverse as Brit pop to dubstep and drum and bass.
The contemporary string quartet – will play their own unique dubstep version of Chariots of Fire, as well as iconic British songs such as Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve and Viva La Vida by Coldplay.
Available in different sizes, this Contemporary String Quartet is ideal for receptions, parties and special events – where live music is required to enhance the occasion. They have an exclusively arranged repertoire of chilled out lounge grooves, contemporary pop and soul, cool jazz and blues, and beautiful classical music. They also undertake special commissions by request.
USO have recorded and performed alongside many of the music industry’s most high profile and successful artists, including Groove Armada, Jay-Z, Keane, Nitin Sawney, Cliff Richard, Gabrielle, Nightmares On Wax, Robert Miles, Maxi Priest, Brinsley Forde (Aswad), Shola Ama, Kenny Thomas, Steve Brookstein, Paul Potts, Heather Small, Carleen Anderson, Octave One, China Black, Misty Oldland & Denise Pearson from 5 Star. They have also featured in TV and video promotional campaigns for Kylie Minogue, Emma Bunton, Sonique and Annie Lennox.
Standard Length of of the Contemporary String Quartet’s Performance:
1 hour instrumental with further 1 hour when booked with vocalist.
★ Featuring young, culturally diverse players
★ Exclusive repertoire and versatile sound
★ The ultimate in “Cool Britannia”
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Here’s what Contemporary String Quartet – USO Best of British’s clients said:
I absolutely loved the music last night as did our guests. The orchestra were fantastic, the perfect background to the wonderful setting.
USO were great to work with, true professionals and fantastic musicians – my clients were delighted!.
Freese Event Management Ltd
The party we held in Vincy in honour of Lord Weidenfeld’s birthday was a great success, and our guests were amazed by the wonderful music and atmosphere. We really enjoyed hearing you, and we would surely recommend you.
I just want to say a huge thank you – USO’s performance was amazing!
A huge ‘Thank You’ to you and the rest of USO – you were all absolutely fantastic, and we’ve had so many great reports from our guests who all thought you were super! You went over and above all expectations.
The Lawn Tennis Association Wimbledon Ball
I just wanted to email to say a HUGE thank you to you and the USO on the fashion shoot on Wednesday. Thank you for all your help in pulling in a very good-looking group of men. They provided a stunning centrepiece to the shoot. The crew wanted to cry when they started playing in the field at Osterley Park, it was amazing. The director was so pleased, and it was just what she had imagined in her head. I think all the girls want to have them at their weddings to play!
The band were very well received. They were very nice to work with, were presented very well and 100% met the brief. One delegate said that they played the room very well – started off mellow and then worked them into the mood to go out…(you get me!). I even heard one of the delegates chatting about booking them for her wedding!! I thought they were brilliant.
A Little Bird (via Contraband)
USO were great, they were extremely professional and literally just got on with the rehearsals and the gig itself without needing much input from me at all so I was very grateful for that!
Travel Counsellors Ltd (via Contraband)
The event went really well thank you! USO were brilliant you were so right I was really impressed with them. So impressed that I wanted to talk to you about using them for another event. Thank you so much for suggesting them they were absolutely perfect for what we wanted. You are a star!
Euromoney Trading Ltd (via Contraband)
I was more than happy with all of it…..The band were amazing, and Banbury was great too…..Thanks again for everything- I couldn’t have done it without you!!
Incentivise Ltd (via Contraband)
Contemporary String Quartet – USO Best of British’s Previous Clients:
Gian-Luca Vialli (Chelsea FC) wedding
Alan White (Oasis) wedding
Juliana Ratner (CNN Newsreader) wedding
Peter Andre & Jordan wedding
Cannes Film Festival
‘Nine’ Film Launch
Basel Art Fair
Lord Norman Foster
Gartner Winner’s Circle Gala
Contemporary String Quartet – USO Best of British’s Repertoire:
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
James Bond Theme – Moby Version
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Fields of Gold – Sting
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Nimrod – Edward Elgar
Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
Wonderwall – Oasis
One Day Like This – Elbow
Dr Who – Orbital
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
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