Reviews

Some of the kind words our past clients have said about us

I really want to thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You guys have made it such a memorable day and we really appreciate everything you have done for us. The wedding would not be as special as it would be without you guys. Your quartet has done exactly what I wanted it to, and has really added to the whole atmosphere of the wedding. We’ll forever cherish our wedding day and the moments you helped us create with your music.

Kamwing & Katie
February 2018 (Cheshire)

Hi Rachel, just a quick note to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your colleagues for the event last night. It was a resounding success and the quartet were consummately professional and our guests, parents and staff were delighted. I hope that we can find another occasion to engage Leos Strings in the near future

Colin
December 2017 (Coventry)

I just want to say a huge thank you! You were absolutely amazing yesterday!! I enjoyed every minute of listening to your amazing talent. I can’t tell you how brilliant you were.. I had so many comments from my guests saying how brilliant they though you were! So thank you so much all of you. And also I would like to apologise for not coming over to introduce myself so we could meet in person! I hope I didn’t come across rude! I just got so caught up in the day and things happening it seemed to just pass so fast and before I knew it you had left! Again thank you all! I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know!

Natalie & Thomas
November 2017 (Lancashire)

Hi Rachel, just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding amazing! All our guests commented on how beautiful the duo sounded, you helped make our day elegant, and special. We loved the eclectic mix of modern and classical, and we had your CD playing throughout our wedding breakfast also, couldn’t recommend you highly enough.

Claire & Gerry
October 2017 (Stratford upon Avon)

Leos strings were fantastic! They played beautiful music as the bride arrived at the wedding and throughout our signing of the register. They really helped to add to the atmosphere of our wedding day and many guests have commented about how fantastic they were during the drinks reception. They played a really good mixture of classical and modern pieces excellently and I’d highly recommend them!

Rob
October 2017 (York)

Rachel and the Leos Strings are absolutely amazing. I chose them after hearing Kissing You on their website. From the moment I first made contact, Rachel was a pleasure to deal with. On the day the music they played was perfect and went perfectly with the wedding theme, everyone commented how good they were. The new Mrs Robinson and my new father in law especially loved them, major brownie points for me. I asked them if they could play Alice’s Theme from Alice in Wonderland and it was perfect, I can’t thank them enough.

Sam & Lisa
September 2017 (Knutsford)

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for yesterday! You were AMAZING, we absolutely loved your contribution to our day. The church was so special having you lead the hymns and the music at the venue was just superb, I tried to be inside as much as possible to listen! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say hello or thank you in person. Thanks again.

Jenny & Steve
September 2017 (Leicestershire)

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you to you and the rest of the quartet. The day was amazing and a huge part of that was the atmosphere which you helped create. The guests loved the music and we have had many requests asking for your details, which we will be sure to pass on. Thank you again for helping create such a great day.

Richard & Frankie
September 2017 (Henley on Thames)

I wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding reception back in August in Knowsley Hall. You were incredible and we had SO many comments from our guests about you and what a beautiful afternoon of music you provided for us. The weather and setting were great, but you just made the atmosphere on the day perfect. Thank you so much for playing all of our requested music, it really meant a lot. Our only regret is being late arriving from the church and being dragged away for photographs so that we didn’t get as much chance to listen to you as I would have liked. I meant to pop over to thank you in person but the time flew by too quickly I’m sorry. If only we could relive that day again Thank you also for keeping our little flower girl and our niece entertained, the photos we have seen show how they both seemed to be in awe of you all – maybe you have inspired them to take up music when they grow up 🙂 Once again thank you for helping to make our Wedding day so perfect. I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again or to recommend you to friends or family. Just brilliant.

Peter & Kim
August 2017 (Prescot)

Just wanted to send an email to say a massive thank you for performing at our Wedding in Knowsley Hall on 30th July. We first heard you at an open day in the Hall some months before, and at the time you were playing Hoppipolla. We hadn’t thought about booking a string quartet, but for some reason hearing you play this made me come over very emotional and we knew we had to have you playing me down the aisle to that song. From the moment we first enquired with you, you have been nothing but helpful and proffesional, and we knew we could rely on you. Even when I was flapping about the timings of the aisle music and worrying I would get the walk wrong, Rachel was quick to reassure me that you adapt the music as needed on the day to ensure the bride walks at the best part of the song,and the timing of the song could be finished as appropriate to the start of the ceremony. This, and everything else you played on the day worked perfectly. The songs you used were beautiful and set the tone of the day so well, you looked and sounded amazing. Our guests have all commented on how wonderful you were, and we really cannot thank you enough.

Michelle & Lee
July 2017 (Liverpool)

We just wanted to say a big thanks you were absolutely fantastic and helped to make our wedding day extremely special

Carmel & Colin
July 2017 (Manchester)

Although it was a very sad occasion for the family, the music lifted the sadness and provided family and guests with stunning music during our afternoon tea. My mum would have loved the music! All family & friends commented on the talented quartet and the musicians provided a subtle presence which was appreciated by all, playing wonderful classical pieces. Thank you so much for being part of the celebration of our mum’s life. Thank you also for organising this special day with your sensitivity and understanding.

Elizabeth
July 2017 (Manchester)

A massive thank you to you and your quartet for providing such wonderful music at our wedding. The feedback was wonderful and I was really happy with all the song choices so thank you for all your advice.

Karishma & Baljit
June 2017 (Prescot)

Hi Rachel and Team! Just wanted to send a short email to express our thanks for your incredible performance over the weekend. We had the most amazing weekend and you guys were just fantastic. Our family and friends all loved you!! We cant wait for all the pictures and videos to be ready.

Michael & Lee
June 2017 (Liverpool)

Just a quick note to say yesterday was perfect and the quartet were amazing! Everyone commented on how great the music was and the variety of styles kept everybody entertained throughout the afternoon. I did manage to here snippets of “Another Night In” from the next room while we were having photos taken (the photographers didn’t allow us to be still for too long in any one place) and it sounded amazing! Thanks again for all your help and for the efforts of the quartet, we loved every minute of it!

Ste & Cerys
June 2017 (Liverpool)

Just want to drop you an email to say thank you to Leo strings for playing on our wedding day. It was such an amazing day and you guys were brilliant at the church and at the reception. Hope you guys enjoyed playing at witham and at stapleford. It really made our day extra special. Thanks again for being so professional and helpful throughout the whole planning process.

Sophia & Sam
May 2017 (Hampstead)

I wanted to write to say a HUGE thank you for your beautiful performances at our wedding at Burgh House. For me it was the highlight of the day and was such a worthy investment. So many of our guests commented how overwhelmed they were when you started to sing Canteloube’s Bailero. For me waiting to go in to the room, I could describe it as nothing short of a transcendental moment! It was particularly special as my grandmother who is sadly no longer with us loved that piece of music. Both Michael and I were also so touched by your version of The Book of Love, which created a lovely poignant moment in our ceremony. Please pass on our thanks to the fantastic pianist who accompanied you. We greatly enjoyed his playing during our wedding breakfast. The string quartet were also flawless.

Hannah
May 2017 (Hampstead)

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday at Knowsley Hall. Our guests were blown away and have been talking about you all weekend. The mix of songs you played was fantastic and it was great to have the choice of so many different genres of music when selecting our songs. We had a phenomenal day and you really did play a big part in that. We only wish we could have heard you more as we were busy getting photos!!

Amy & Ben
May 2017 (Liverpool)

Just a quick thank you for the music on Saturday. It was amazing and it really provided the upbeat and happy feel we wanted.

Louise & Mathew
May 2017 (Liverpool)

Thankyou so much for playing at our wedding yesterday, you sounded amazing and everyone loved listening to you especially the “Everytime we touch” it was perfect. I wanted to be able to thank you all personally before you finished but it was all a bit hectic. Thankyou again for helping to make our wedding perfect.

Mark & Michael
May 2017 (Manchester)

My new husband and I would like to sincerely thank you all for your wonderful performance at our wedding reception (April 22nd), the music you played was beautiful and it fitted seamlessly into our setting. We had many comments from our guests about how well you played and some of our guests were delighted watching you perform. It really provided a great atmosphere for everybody upon their arrival.

Rebecca & Thomas
April 2017 (Buckinghamshire)

Now things have settled down and I’ve got 2 minutes before we head off on honeymoon later today, I just wanted to say such a HUGE thank you to the 4 of you!! You really were amazing, the entrance to the church and the signing and exit were just perfect. The music during the reception was happy and upbeat and just what we wanted so honestly, you ladies rocked it!! I hope you enjoyed playing for us and if you need any other references, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ve just done your feedback for Warble so I hope that helps to secure you further bookings! Also thank you for your CD, can’t wait to listen to it. Best wishes & huge thanks again.

Megan
March 2017 (Northamptonshire)

We asked Leos Strings to provide live music for an awards ceremony that we held and they were absolutely fantastic. They played an eclectic mix of classical and modern songs and most of the guests commented on how beautiful the music was and mentioned that it really made the atmosphere at the event. I would hire them again in a heartbeat as they were very professional; they turned up early, walkthrough everything with us and required very little management or direction. They just turned up and played some lovely music.

Mark
February 2017 (Manchester)

I had the pleasure of being at Hale Golf Club on Saturday and I thought I should write to tell you how much me and my friends enjoyed the evening. In a way, and remembering your “school”, your technical mastery of those wonderful instruments might be a given. But those creative arrangements across many genres to which you treated us were so immensely enjoyable. And even more striking was the unbridled joy that you bring to your performances which shines through and reflects on each member of the audience. So very well done to you all; I wish you continued success and of course I hope we are able to welcome you back to Hale in the future. It was all simply wonderful.

John
February 2017 (Altrincham)

Thanks for a super recital last night. I can’t remember so many members staying for tea, mince pies and a good chat since we started having a performance event for our Christmas session. Everyone was impressed not only with your repertoire and skills but also the lovely informal way you conducted (pun intended) the evening. I know that if you have the opportunity to return to the Heatons you will have a very warm reception and audience.

Alan
December 2016 (Manchester)

Thankyou for playing so beautifully for us and for your contribution to a fabulous day ! The live strings music certainly added to the occasion – complimenting the lovely venue perfectly. As I type this – just catching up on several emails I am listening to your CD! Huge thanks once again.

Grahame & Mary
December 2016 (Manchester)

When we first saw Leos Strings play, we knew we had to have them at our wedding- they are amazing! We had been wanting to book a string quartet for a while but hadn’t found one that we felt was going to deliver exactly what we wanted. Not only were they fantastic at what they do, they were happy to play requests, were warm, friendly people and had a huge repertoire of music that included a large number of current chart pieces which we preferred (along with some Disney- who doesn’t love that?!). Rachel was fantastic throughout our planning, even arranging a piece of new music for our walk down the aisle. She came back to us really quickly, was extremely friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble. When it came to the day of the wedding, Rachel and the other members of the quartet were extremely professional and played beautifully! Everyone has commented on how phenomenal they were. They played every piece of music we had chosen and even threw in an extra special one for the little ones (they played a piece from ‘Frozen’ which they loved!). The morning of our wedding ran over slightly and they accommodated this without any problems whatsoever so we could have our ‘Be Our Guest’ moment in the dining room for our wedding breakfast. We will always remember how they helped to create an incredible atmosphere for our guests and can’t thank them enough! We would recommend them to everyone.

Sarah & Sarah
November 2016 (Liverpool)

Just a quick note to say, we are now back from our honeymoon and we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for being a part of our special day. We had so many compliments about your performance! The music was perfect and we love listening back to your CD to remind us of those special moments!

Fiona & Jonathan
November 2016 (Buckinghamshire)

Absolutely first-class. Leos Strings arrived well ahead of the intended start time. They were very nice people, all well presented and very polite. Their music was excellent and much appreciated by all at the event. They made a great birthday celebration even better. I would strongly recommend them and will be more than happy to ask them back to the next event I have to arrange.

John
October 2016 (Manchester)

Thought I’d drop you a quick message to say thank you very much for your beautiful music on our wedding day – we loved it and are so pleased to have you and Charlotte join us on our day! We really enjoyed having you both there and everything you played was so lovely, I wish we could have recorded it all to play back in the future. I’m still nagging at my dad for walking too fast down the aisle and thus not letting me enjoy more of the Hoppipolla, hah 🙂

Michelle & Jon
September 2016 (Surrey)

Hi I would just like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday. You were absolutely amazing and everyone loved you. I’m sorry we didn’t see you so say goodbye and thank you before you left. Thank you for being part of our day and helping to make it perfect.

Jeni & Mario
September 2016 (Shropshire)

A little note to say a HUGE heart felt thank you from us both for coordinating and playing the most incredible music for our wedding day. THANK YOU. I am just so sorry that I wasn’t in the ceremony marquee for long enough prior to the service to hear more of your beautiful music! All of our friends and family have been telling us how incredible the music was and we certainly loved every moment of the service and when we heard your beautiful playing at the drinks. We hope that you had fun and just so sorry we didnt chat to you all but I guess that was kind of inevitable. Thank you for being so fabulous in the lead up to the wedding and for making our special day so very memorable. I hope that you are well and please please do pass on our thanks to your fellow Leos Strings and the choir. You were all FABULOUS.

Holly & RL
August 2016 (Worcestershire)

Thank you so much for playing during our wedding, easy to communicate with and a wide and varied range of songs within the repertoire to select from. Many of the guests commented on how the duo aided a lovely atmosphere particularly during the drinks reception and the music was enjoyed by all. Thanks so much for helping to make our special day extra special!

Heather & Matthew
August 2016 (Chorley)

I’m so sorry I’m so late in sending this but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole string trio for playing so beautifully during our wedding ceremony and reception. You were also brilliant throughout all the organising and totally filled me with confidence. So many of our guests commentd on how great you all were – I’m just sorry I never got a chance to say it on the day!

Emily & Chris
July 2016 (Wirral)

I would just like to say a huge thank you to Leos Strings for being the cherry, chocolate sprinkles and extra frosting on top of our cake on our wedding day! I know I was demanding asking for particular songs but you did a superb job and the atmosphere on our amazing day wouldn’t have been the same without you. Everyone commented on how fantastic you were and thoroughly enjoyed the music…if you have any cd/ download which may include some of the songs you played please let me know!!!!! Couldn’t recommend these guys anymore and will certainly be telling everyone to use them for any occasion! Totally worth it! Thank you so much all of you xxx

Vicki & Matthew
July 2016 (Stcokport)

My new wife and I are really grateful to Leos Strings for playing at our wedding. The music played by the quartet was eloquent and sophisticated. Leos Strings sounded amazing and really added a touch of class to our drinks reception. Their presence really made for a very classy wedding and we couldn’t recommend them enough. Thanks again Rachel to you and all the guys for helping to make our day so special.

Mark & Tracey
July 2016 (Shropshire)

Just a quick thank you to the Leos String Trio for your musical contribution to our Summer Celebration event yesterday at Christies Bistro. As ever your musical choices were in perfect keeping with the atmosphere of the event; we could have happily stayed all evening and listened to you play!

Sarah, University of Manchester
June 2016 (Manchester)

We just wanted to say a big thank you to you, your arranger and your performers for making our special day truly memorable. The trio played beautifully and everyone we spoke to commented on how perfect they made the ceremony. 😀 Especially thanks for taking the time to plan out my custom tracks, I was nearly tearing up when vicki came down the aisle to the music we chose. 😉

Richard & Vicki
June 2016 (Keele)

I’m so pleased to have found Leos strings just in time for my wedding in May. They really set the tone for the day, And was a lovely touch for what was an emotional ceremony! Professional at all times, the duo were the perfect match for our big day and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. In the run up to the wedding, Rachel was helpful and supportive offering lots of advice and help with song choices (despite my last minute planning!) and on the day they set up seamlessly (on time and discretely) and of course played beautifully. What more could we ask for, thanks again!

Peter & Chris
June 2016 (Chester)

Just wanted to say on behalf of my wife and I, thank you so much for playing for us on saturday. We thought you were absolutely amazing and all of our guests commented on how fantastic you were, it was the highlight of our day. (After the I do’s!) Thank you again and wishing you all the best for the future.

Robbie & Rachel
June 2016 (Cumbria)

I’m so pleased to have found Leos strings just in time for my wedding in May. They really set the tone for the day, And was a lovely touch for what was an emotional ceremony! Professional at all times, the duo were the perfect match for our big day and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. In the run up to the wedding, Rachel was helpful and supportive offering lots of advice and help with song choices (despite my last minute planning!) and on the day they set up seamlessly (on time and discretely) and of course played beautifully. What more could we ask for, thanks again!

Paul & Chris
May 2016 (Chester)

We just want to say a massive thanks to Leos Strings for playing at our wedding back on May 26th. I know everyone really loved your music and we’re so pleased with everything you did for us! I know we booked you guys at very short noticed so I’m humbled everything worked out so well. Your music definitely enhanced the ceremony and reception and exceeded our high expectations. Having the strings play out on lawn with the sun baring down is something we shall never forget. We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend to you to our colleagues/friends or family! Thanks again for everything and all the best.

Ben & Jen
May 2016 (Buckinghamshire)

Just to a quick note say “THANK YOU” to Leos Strings for performing at our wedding reception at Sandhole Oak Barn. We must say how beautiful your music was on arrival for the welcome reception – you provided such a fabulous atmosphere to such a perfect day. Everyone commented on your professionalism, your exceptionally smart appearance and truly enjoyed recognising the classical interpretation of the modern music played. The huge selection and varied style of music performed was absolutely perfect, covering all age groups and to be honest with you, I think the adults truly enjoyed the Disney selection! We were only disappointed that we didn’t get the opportunity to listen closely to your whole performance – but thankfully, your CD is a wonderful keepsake – so we can hear you play once again. Rest assured we will take great delight in recommending your services to our friends, family and anyone looking for a string quartet. Thank you so much to one and all and best wishes to you for the future!

Rachelle & Simon
April 2016 (Cheshire)

Hired for our wedding. Very professional from the outset. The quartet played fantastically well from a huge repertoire and were particularly helpful when it came to timings for the aisle music. Clearly a very highly skilled and experienced group, would book again without hesitation.

Neil & Tessa
April 2016 (Oxfordshire)

A HUGE thank you for being part of our special day at Goodwood House. You guys were absolutely amazing and so many guests complimented me on how brilliant you sounded! I would really recommend you to anyone looking for a sting trio/quartet for any occasion. Although I didn’t get to hear you for the whole day, as soon as I started walking up the aisle and heard you play, I knew I made the right choice in booking you. Many thanks again! Excellent job!

Maryam & Haran
April 2016 (Chichester)

We can’t thank you enough for performing at our wedding the sound as my dad and I were waiting to walk down the aisle was so beautiful it had us both in tears. Everyone commented on how stunning the reception music was it really created the perfect ambiance. The whole experience from the moment we heard you perform at the Trafford centre until the final moments was fantastic, you couldn’t do enough for us and every song we requested you played. Thank you once again.

Alex & Chris
April 2016 (Lancashire)

First of all I wanted to say thank you for making our ceremony so memorable, all of our guests were more than surprised to have what was an amazing alternative to the traditional organ… I my self would like to thank you for all being so understanding, courteous and professional, with such alot on my mind being able to leave you knowing the schedule helped ease my worries.. The cd was welcomed addition, as it allowed us to tie in the theme by having same quality music in the background for the guests arrival at the reception. I would highly recommend you to anyone. Thanks again!

Dave & Laura
April 2016 (Leicestershire)

Just wanted to thank you for all of your help running up to the wedding but especially to the 3 musicians who played all day at Brockholes Nature Reserve last Saturday. We had complete faith, even though there was no rehearsal, that the music during our handfasting would be perfect and you completely blew us away. You were so professional and had a natural instinct to know when to play louder and it really added to the emotion of that part of our ceremony and it is something we will never forget. You really helped to set the scene during our afternoon tea and thank you again for agreeing to stay for the extra 30 minutes. Our guests told us how much they enjoyed the modern repertoire and were shocked at the type of music you were playing. We will always be happy to recommend your services. Thank you so much.

Nicola & Richard
March 2016 (Preston)

A massive thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding at Thornbridge Hall a few weeks ago. Our guests thought you were wonderful. The music choice was perfect and you really made the day extra special for us. Wishing you all a happy new year.

Jane & Mark
December 2015 (Derbyshire)

From the moment my fiancé and I heard Leos Strings play their beautiful music we knew that we wanted them to play at our wedding; and they did not disappoint! Communication from the team was fantastic prior to the wedding; ensuring that all of our music choices were played on the day. The team really understood our style of music as a couple as well as choosing music that suited our venue. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was and how it was a unique feature to our wedding day. We would certainly recommend Leos Strings to anyone looking for professional musicians on their special day.

Rachel & Sean
October 2015 (Prescot)

Leos Strings Quartet played at my wedding ceremony and for the duration of the drinks reception that followed it, which lasted for two hours. I had a clear picture of what I wanted and Leos Strings allowed me to achieve this vision perfectly. Having done an extensive search on the internet, I chose Leos Strings due to their extensive repertoire (one of the largest that I came across), the fact that they gave me free reign over the playlist and the impressive demos available online.
Rachel was a pleasure to work with. Her communication was very efficient – she was happy to answer my queries and any questions I had were answered promptly. There were a couple of songs that I wanted for sentimental reasons that were not in their existing repertoire and she was able to source these at minimal cost.
The quartet were fantastic on the day. All my guests complemented us on how much they enjoyed the music and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Leos strings to anyone looking for a string quartet.

Stuart & Rachel
October 2015 (Oxfordshire)

Just a little email to say how beautiful your music was at our wedding last Saturday. Though I didn’t hear a huge amount of it, as the bride, what I did hear was stunning! Certainly the bridal march and the exit song, I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to come over and say hello and thank you! Everyone said how wonderful it was though and how much it set the scene at our wedding, it was so ‘us’!
Hearing the music as I entered the church had the exact effect as it did the first time we heard you in a shopping centre! Just lovely. So thankyou again for your hard work, time and effort and for making our wedding church service so moving and personal to us!
I cannot recommend you enough and hope I have reason in the future to work with you again, such a professional group!

Samantha & Richard
October 2015 (Cheshire)

Matt and I just wanted to drop you a note to say how amazing the guys were on Saturday, all of our guests commented on the wonderful music and the ceremony pieces in particular were just stunning and exactly what I had dreamt of! I also wanted to say a big thank you to you for all your help choosing the pieces and organising the music. It was great to have Leos strings be part of our special day. Thank you!

Helen & Matt
October 2015 (Whitchurch)

Thank you so much for the wonderful music you played at our wedding and for being such an integral part of our day – without you all it wouldn’t have been the same and we are so glad that we booked you. All of our guests commented on how talented you all were and how nice it was to have live musicians rather than recorded music. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others and please let me know if you would like us to write any reviews on whichever site/page you use as we would gladly do so.

Paul & Lyndsey
August 2015 (Cheshire)

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the Leos Strings for playing at our wedding. We were so impressed with the guys and the music really made the atmosphere of the ceremony and reception. We really appreciate the hard work the guys put in so please pass on our thanks. We would not hesitate to use you again in the future and would highly recommend you also.

Emily & Pete
August 2015 (Hayfield)

Just wanted to say a big thanks to you all from Gail and myself for the fantastic job you did at our wedding on Saturday. You sounded AMAZING!! Better than I could have imagined, everyone was talking about you, and the only disappointment was that I didn’t get to hear more of you. Thanks a million.

Darren & Gail
August 2015 (Liverpool)

The moment when Leos Strings began to play our favourite song before I walked down the aisle was absolutely spine-tingling. So many of our guests commented on what a beautiful touch it was to have a string quartet at the wedding, and I couldn’t recommend this one more highly. They have a wonderfully eclectic repertoire, so there was really something for everyone to enjoy – and Rachel was incredibly helpful in advising us before the big day about what sort of music would be suitable at various points during the event. Their presence throughout the afternoon of our wedding added a truly magical touch to the occasion.

Jane & Mark
July 2015 (Liverpool)

I wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to thank you for playing at our wedding. We thought you were superb and the guests who spoke to us about it were also very complimentary. Hopefully we’ll see you somewhere in the future 🙂

Phil & Rebecca
July 2015 (Liverpool)

Leos strings were everything we had hoped for and more. Courteous and friendly when not playing, professional and accommodating when they were. The music was stunning.

Kyle & Caitlin
June 2015 (Mayfair, London)

We recently had the fantastic Leos Strings play at our wedding and are so happy we did. They were absolutely perfect for a wedding day and all of our guests loved the blend of classical jazz and contemporary pop they played in their unique style. We can’t recommend Leos strings highly enough.

Andrew & Jemma
June 2015 (Liverpool)

I wanted to thank Leos strings for being a part of Peter and my wedding day today – they were absolutely perfect! From the professional and helpful planning by Rachel before our big day to the whole ensemble playing brilliantly before, during and after our service. We had so many people saying they really made the wedding service so special and loved every minute of them playing. I can’t thank Rachel enough for being with us in our day and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Nikki & Peter
May 2015 (Wilmslow)

I just wanted to take this opportunity, now that we’re back from our honeymoon, to say a HUGE thank you for the absolutely wonderful music you provided at mine and Luke’s wedding. It was perfect! We have had so many comments about how the music added to the atmosphere in the church. The priest, Fr Chris, was particularly taken with you and is keen to form a quartet with members of the congregation! I absolutely loved when you played Halo, it was one of my most treasured moments of our incredible day. Please send my thanks to the other two musicians, you were all fantastic and very very talented.

Philippa & Luke
May 2015 (Cheadle Hulme)

I was so pleased with having Leos Trio play at my wedding. They really gave the wedding a classy feel and I am so glad I booked them. Everyone commented on how they set the mood of the wedding. They have a really good range of songs including up to date favourites. Thanks.

Gaby
May 2015 (Bolton)

Thank you for a wonderful evening recital in Long Compton Church, Warwickshire. The Leos Quartet certainly know how to entertain! It takes rare talent to be able to totally engage a mixed audience with a wide age range and a variety of musical preferences, but you do that with apparent ease. Your ensemble playing was warm and engaging and you obviously enjoy making music together. Not many quartets can move so smoothly between classical, romantic, jazz, pop and folk with such skill and technical excellence. It was lovely to hear Cellist & Leos manager Rachel engaging the audience, introducing the players, leading us through the various pieces, and in the less formal second half, taking audience requests from the Leos wide repertoire of music I am still getting over the almost surreal experience of listening to ACDC Back in Black, followed by a heartstopping rendition of the Adagio from Bruch’s Violin Concerto (on this occasion played by Simran Singh). You might think that it would not “work” to put such pieces together in a recital but with musicians of this standard it seemed perfectly appropriate. There were also modern unexpected arrangements that surprised & delighted, especially when performed by such highly trained graduate musicians. Other highlights for me were Handel’s the Eternal Source of Light Divine and a joyous Tango. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable experience.

Jackie
May 2015 (Long Compton)

I was delighted with your performance at Michelle and Semra’s wedding. It was one of the things that make the day so perfect. I was additionally delighted that we managed to gain time in the proceedings that made it possible for you to play for my speech. Your smiling throughout the whole time of your performance added to the enjoyment of everyone. The reception was made extra special because you were there. Thank you once again for your help and entertainment.

Richard (Father of the Bride)
May 2015 (Liverpool)

I just wanted to thank you very much for the lovely music you played before and during the church service at their wedding. We have had lots of great comments about the music. It definitely enhanced the service and created a great atmosphere. It was a very happy, beautiful day I would recommend you to anyone and indeed already have. Many thanks again, all the best for the future.

Helen (Mother of the Bride)
May 2015 (Stockport)

Oh what a fantasic day we had!! I can honestly say that we had a magical day and managed to enjoy every moment. And great thanks to you and your girls. You were amazing – everybody commented about your playing and how they thoroughly enjoyed the music – it was a great decision to have you playing at the wedding and any chance we get to ask you for other functions, we certainly will do. You were professional and at the same time, very friendly and I’m not the only person who commented on the day. It’s so good that we could simply put our trust in you – great job!!!! So, once again, from Pauline and myself, thanks a million for the part you played in making the day so special.

Alan & Pauline
April 2015 (Preston)

Well Rachel all I can say is your group made a lot of ladies very happy today. Your selection of music, including my favourites, Queen and Madness was just wonderful… We’re so happy and hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as us. Cannot praise you enough.

Hilda
Heaton moor ladies probus April 2015 (Heaton Moor)

Sorry I did not get chance to say hello properly yesterday. The day seemed to pass so quickly, I just wanted to say thankyou, I thoroughly enjoyed your performance. It made for a lovely atmosphere and I’m so pleased we were able to get outside so thankyou for the unscheduled pause to move seats from initial setup place. Thanks for playing so beautifully and also to the soprano, her voice was wonderful. Everyone commented on how nice it was.

Lucy
April 2015 (Chester)

Thank you for the fantastic way you all performed at my wedding. The guests who arrived at the church at the beginning of the day said that it created a magical atmosphere and they felt that it set the mood for the day. Everyone was extremely impressed with the music you played especially the modern pieces as you can imagine it’s not every day you hear your favourite song being played on a violin. When we arrived at Heaton Farm it was great to walk in to the sound of the quartet playing and seeing all of our guests enjoying themselves, we felt that not only did it provide the perfect background music it was great to stand and listen to as well. You were all very professional and fantastic to work with when organising my wedding, I couldn’t have been happier. I will definitely be recommending you in future and look forward to booking you ourselves on our next big occasion.

Becki & James
February 2015 (Macclesfield)

Findlay and I just wanted to drop you a note to say a HUGE thank you for your performance at our wedding ceremony – your performance was so beautiful and I think Hoppipolla was the perfect bridal entrance song for the girls and I. Whilst short and sweet, you played an key part in the overall feel and vision for the day so thank you for helping to make it so perfect. Please do pass on our thanks to the other girls Rachel, who made up the trio with you. We will definitely be recommending you as a strings group to our friends and family for big events, and who knows, Findlay and I may be back in touch with you for other big occasions in the future! Thanks once again, and all the best for the future

Sophie & Findlay
February 2015 (Shropshire)

You did a fantastic job and I know that both Alex and I and all of our guests loved it. You played beautifully and it added that touch of class and elegance to our day. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, so thank you very much! I will be recommending your services to family and friends.

Sara & Alex
February 2015 (Skelsmerdale)

From the first contact, Leos Strings were great. I loved listening to the selections they had of the pieces they played on their website and the amount of songs they were able to play was incredible. Rachel was always at hand for advice. In the emotion of the day I can’t actually remember walking down the aisle, but thankfully I have been able to watch a video of it. The quartet were fabulous and looking back I can see all the guests admiring the music too. I have had numerous comments from guests about how good the music was during the ceremony and the drinks reception. Thank you so much for being part of my day!

Lowri & Simon
December 2014 (Stockport)

Thanks to the trio for playing so wonderfully, on the Sunday before Christmas. The music appealed to all ages, the young children were mesmerised with the performance, and kept them quiet. A great way to start the festive season, all the guests commented on how lovely the music, the performance and the musicians were. Thank you so much.

Steve
December 2014 (Stockport)

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding in December! The music really made our ceremony so special and memorable, and we’ve had so many lovely comments about the drinks reception. Thank you so much for all your help in planning which pieces to choose too!

Clare & Jonathan
December 2014 (Liverpool)

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, the duo string sounded stunning together and we are so delighted we chose Leos Strings. Hearing my entrance piece played as I walked in church is one of the best parts of my day and one I will never forget, it was so beautiful and added such style and elegance to our wedding. Thank you so much!

Zoe & Karl
December 2014 (Derbyshire)

Leos Strings were amazing! We had so much excellent feedback about them from the guests at our wedding. but perhaps the most significant was our photographer who said they were the best he had ever heard, that coming from a professional who has attended hundreds of weddings and must have heard many different quartets was a great complement. We had a wonderful wedding and northern strings helped to make it truly special. They invited us to see them at a performance a few weeks before the wedding so we could meet them and discuss our choice of music which was really helpful, they were friendly, professional and above all excellent musicians.

Matthew & Nicola
December 2014 (Staffordshire)

We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day and if we were to do it all again we would not change a thing. We have had lovely feedback from our guests saying how much they enjoyed it which we were obviously pleased about. Leos Strings were obviously very much a part of our day – my only regret is that John and didn’t get the opportunity to come and speak to you let alone listen. Everything I heard was from a distance both from the room in which I was getting ready and then afterwards as we were having photographs outside! And no I’m not mistaken – we were all outside in the dark in mid November and it was warm which you may recall! We were then whisked off in the vintage car for a drive to give John and I some time together before rejoining our guests for the wedding breakfast. Hence by the time we returned you had finished. However, I know from what I had witnessed when hearing you play in the Trafford Centre that you would give an extra special touch to our day not just for us but for our guests and I have to say that everybody commented on your playing. You may recall that one of our friends who was so impressed felt he had to come and thank you personally for which I was very grateful as John and I didn’t manage to do it ourselves. So he obviously enjoyed it. I now wish we had a recording of what you played on the day so we could sit and listen to it ourselves whilst relaxing at home with a glass of champagne. We would have no hesitation in recommending Leos Strings to add that extra special touch to a really special day. We wish you continued success for the future. Thank you once again.

Ann & Jon
November 2014 (Knutsford)

I just wanted to (finally!) say a huge thank you to the trio who played at our wedding at Styal. Hearing them starting to play as the guests were arriving and I was getting ready in the next room was so lovely, and the music throughout the ceremony was beautiful. It made me cry as I walked down the aisle but I managed to keep it together – just!! I missed a lot of the drinks reception music as we were off having photos but so many guests have said how wonderful the trio were and how they created such a lovely atmosphere. Please pass on our thanks to the musicians and I’ll certainly be recommending you guys to everyone!!

Clare & Tom
October 2014 (Cheshire)

Leos String Quartet played at our wedding service and it was perfect! The music was beautiful, the selection of songs and pieces we had to choose from was incredible and they covered all our favourites! They are very talented and Rachel who we dealt with was so friendly and very helpful! Everyone has said how lovely it was and how amazing the music was before and during the service. It really did make our day extra special! Thank you so much, I will certainly be recommending you!

Liz & Leigh
September 2014 (Glossop)

I would just like to say a huge thankyou for playing at our wedding. The guests loved the music and it almost felt rude to start singing for the hymns. I didn’t get a chance to say thankyou in person but will always recommend your services, very profressional and beautifully played. Thankyou once again.

Lucinda & Oliver
September 2014 (Rawtenstall)

Leos Strings played at mine and my husbands wedding on the 17th August 2014. We found them to be highly professional and very organised. We asked the trio to play our entrance song then after half an hour play a further hour of classical and pop music. The music played sounded beautiful and it was at a very high standard. My husband and I thought the trio really brought the wedding together and our highlight was our entrance song. We also had really good feedback from our guests stating how beautiful the trio sounded. I would definitely recommend Leos Strings to anyone who is looking for a string band. A job very well done and thank you again!

Marina & Naveid
August 2014 (Cheshire)

I just wanted to say a huge BIG THANKYOU to you all for the gorgeous music you played at Elena and Colin’s wedding! I didn’t get a chance to speak to you on the day but please be assured that your wonderful musical talent set the perfect tone to the whole celebration! It just wouldn’t have been the same both at the church and Colshaw Hall without you!

Joanna, Mother of the Bride
August 2014 (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy)

Thank you, Rachel , to you and the other members of your quartet for playing do magnificently at Jane and Tom’s wedding last Friday. You created a wonderful atmosphere and we were all thrilled to listen to you!

Charlotte, Mother of the Bride
August 2014 (Prestbury)

We had your quartet play on our wedding day at Statham Lodge. We would both like to say a big thank you to you & your colleagues for doing such a brilliant job! Our guests were made up with the music you played so thank you for keeping everyone entertained whilst we were out with the horse & carriage.

Nicola & Mark
July 2014 (Lymm)

We just want to say a huge BIG THANK YOU to you all for the gorgeous music you played at our wedding at Hyde Bank Farm on Saturday 26th July 2014. The music for our drinks reception was beautiful and we received so many compliments from our guests.We would highly recommend Leos Strings. Thank you for being part of the day and for helping make it so special.

Chris & Kate
July 2014 (Cheshire)

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to the trio who played our wedding at Peckforton Castle on 23rd, July. The music for our blessing and drinks reception was beautiful and we received so many compliments from our guests (most commented that they could have easily sat outside for hours listening to you play). It was also a pleasure dealing with you beforehand and we would highly recommend Leos Strings. Thank you for being part of the day and for helping make it so special.

Hannah & Shawn
July 2014 (Cheshire)

The installation on 1st July 2014 of the Rt Hon Lord Justice Ryde as the University’s new Chancellor was a delightful and memorable occasion and I wanted to thank you for your wonderful contribution to the day. Your impressive repertoire complemented the occasion perfectly. Once again, many thanks foryour kind assistance in ensuring the event was a success and I wish you all the best in your musical careers.

Prof George E Holmes
July 2014 (Bolton University)

I would just like to thank you and your accompanying Leos musicians for performing so wonderfully at my sister’s 50th birthday party at the Marriotts last Friday 25th July. From the instant I contacted you, you were professional and attentive, the attention to detail was fantastic. I really appreciate how you helped me create an individual evening for my sister. You have an extensive, impressive repertoire and the standard of your performance was outstanding. I cannot thank you enough for the time and effort you put in by way of preparation and the performance on the evening.

Jill
July 2014 (Salford)

I just want to thank you for an amazing, stupendous, incredible performance on Saturday at our RAF dinner. Many of the guests also commented on your excellent performance. You were seamless, all through the meal your music floated through the room what I consider to have been a perfect compliment to the evening. Again. Thank you for making it all work so perfectly.

Carl & Laura
June 2014 (Peterborough)

We would just like to say a massive thank you to The Leos String Quartet for such an amazing performance at our Wedding in June. The music was beautiful and received many, many compliments from our guests. They loved guessing the songs as they heard them! Leos Quartet really set a lovely atmosphere for our wedding, they played on arrival at our drinks reception and carried on playing throughout our wedding breakfast with the more upbeat songs. Rachel was such a pleasure to deal with on the build up to our special day. She was extremely professional, replied to emails straight away and was very helpful and accommodating. Leos Quartet were very punctual, professional and very smiley on the day. We only wish we had another event coming up that we could book them again for! Lovely music and lovely people.

Helen & Ryan
June 2014 (Cheshire)

The Leos String Quartet have played here at Sunrise of Hale Barns on several occasions and have always been very well received. Their extensive repertoire offers something for everyone. Our residents appreciated their introductions before each piece as well as their willingness to take requests. We look forward to having them back soon and would highly recommend them for care homes and other suitable functions

Patrick
Sunrise of Hale Barns (care home), June 2014 (Altrincham)

We would both like to say a huge thank you to The Leos String Quartet for their amazing music at our wedding. There was a lovely atmosphere throughout the day as they played during our ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. We received so many compliments from our guests as they enjoyed the beautiful music. Nothing was too much trouble and they were extremely friendly helpful and professional. Our venue West Tower were also very impressed with their performance and asked for their contact details. We would recommend you to anyone looking for a string quartet. Thank you for adding that special touch and making our wedding day one to remember.

Kelly & Mark
May 2014 (Aughton)

Leos strings were a perfect fit for our wedding day at The Midland Hotel. We have had so many compliments on the music and loved the fact that they played modern music before and after the ceremony! it was a bit more quirky than the traditional songs which we saved for walking down the aisle. All of our guests were really impressed and have been saying how wonderful they were. Really easy, flexible and helpful with great advice for songs choices. I would highly recommend Leos strings, in my opinion the best sounding string quartet in Manchester after lots of wedding research!

Alison & Daryl
May 2014 (Manchester)

We just want to say a huge thank you to The Leos Quartet who recently played at our wedding in Manchester. We did a lot of research before booking the Quartet and can honestly say, it was one of the best decisions we made. There is an extensive repertoire of music with something that will appeal to guests of all ages. Rachel was so accommodating and helpful when it came to choosing the pieces we would like played; she even arranged for a rather unusual song choice to be adapted to a string quartet piece. It turned out to be absolutely incredible which goes to show the talent and ability of the musicians who make up The Leos Quartet. We are absolutely delighted to have had The Leos String Quartet play at our wedding and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them for any event.

Vicky & Dom
May 2014 (Manchester)

We just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful music you played at our wedding on Saturday. The quartet sounded incredible in the church, and by all accounts, our guests were thoroughly entertained during the drinks reception and loved hearing everything you played whilst trying to guess the tune! I’m only sorry we missed it all having our photos taken! Hope you enjoy the rest of the bank holiday, and thank you all again for helping make our day so special – you set the tone beautifully.

Hannah & Chris
May 2014 (Liverpool)

Thank-you so much for performing at our Piazza event on Thursday 24th April. You managed to create an ambience which bought the whole event together, the amount of positive feedback I have had has been incredible. Very professional, punctual and flexible with the added bonus of lots of smiles. I would most definitely recommend Leos Trios to anybody and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Katherine
Carillion, Piccadilly Place, April 2014 (Manchester)

A huge thank you to the trio that played on our wedding day. They sounded absolutely amazing and we’ve had so many lovely comments about how wonderful people thought they were. We wish we could do it all over again!

Fay & Nick
April 2014 (Oldham)

Thank you for helping make our special day so memorable. We received a fantastic service before and throughout our wedding day and everything was very well organised. Our guests very much enjoyed the quartet and in particular hearing their favourite or well known songs being played. Should I ever require such a service again then I would be back in touch without hesitation. Thank you so much.

Stephen & Aimee
April 2014 (Liverpool)

Just to say a huge thank you for the music at our wedding at Knowsley Hall on the 28th March. All our guests commented on it and my wife and I where exceptionally happy with the performance, Thank you so much for adding to an incredibly special day.

Alan & Debbie
March 2014 (Liverpool)

We heard Leos Strings play one afternoon whilst passing through Liverpool One last year. My husband and I both passed comment on how wonderful they were at performing. It was then that we decided that we would like them to play for our wedding the following year.
They have been excellent and catered for our choice of music. All our guests commented on the music and said how much they enjoyed listening to it.
This to me was one of the highlights of our wedding and I am so glad that Leos String Trio could be apart of it.
Thank you once again.

Heather & Jamie
March 2014 (Lancashire)

On February 28th at Halle St Peters in Ancoats Manchester, the Leos String Quartet performed before an audience of 240 people including local dignitaries, artists, supporters and stakeholders of the Ancoats Dispensary Trust. This particular Quartet not only came highly recommended but were also chosen due to their connection with the Royal Northern College of Music in that this College has historical links with the Grade II Listed Building a local community are trying to save.

Leos Strings did not disappoint. Elegant and composed, they performed their ‘performance’ piece of Handel’s Water Music to perfection and we have had comments from members of the audience that this was one of the highlights of the evening. The Leos String Quartet also performed during the interval and showedtheir versatility by linking some 20th and 21st century pieces to excellent effect.

Leos Strings have a repertoire that would complement any occasion and are also very adaptable to adding requested pieces at short notice without any difficulty.

The Ancoats Dispensary Trust would be extremely happy to invite Leos Strings to further events in the future and in their ambassador Rachel Shakespeare they can look forward to a successful future. Well done Leos Strings!

Linda
Chair, Ancoats Dispensary Trust, February 2014 (Manchester)

I booked Leos Strings last Saturday for my brother’s wedding. They were super easy and friendly to deal with and were able to accommodate all my requests too (including Bollywood!). They have an extensive repertoire so there was something for everyone. I had great feedback from my delighted guests and the bride and groom. Look no further for your event string quartet!

Mariam
January 2014 (Altrincham)

I would like to thank you and the string quartet for the part you took in making Christine & Chris’ wedding on 21st December such a beautiful, memorable occasion. We were impressed, as were all our guests, with the gentle, serene atmosphere you created. The music certainly enhanced the occasion.

Patricia, Mother of the Bride
December 2013 (Liverpool)

Andy and I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing string trio set yesterday! We loved it so much and had so many compliments from the guests about the music! Please can you pass on our thanks to all the trio for playing for us and making our reception so special!

Hannah & Andy
December 2013 (Liverpool)

I just wanted to say how delighted we were with the beautiful music you provided at our recent student ball, it really added to the atmosphere of the event. Thank you so much for contributing to such as a special evening, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who enjoys lovely music played by talented artists. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Gail
Manchester Business School, November 2013 (Manchester)

Dave and I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding and making our day so special. The church we married in is an absolutely beautiful setting and having your string quartet there added something very special. A big thank you to Rachel who promptly answered my many emails about our music selection and even helped us put together an original arrangement. It was everything we could have asked for and more. We would have no hesitation recommending you, thank you again!

Rebecca & Dave
October 2013 (Wigan)

Both Jay and myself would like to thank your quartet for performing on our special day. All of the guests commented how beautiful the music was (not that I heard much of it as I was being pulled from pillar to post for photographs and speaking to guests and when we returned from the park they were packing up!!! Never mind I suppose thats wedding days for you!! They did make me cry however when I walked into the church (for good reasons) hearing my entrance song. I had been so strong up until that point and as soon as I heard the music I couldnt keep it in!!! So I would like to say a massive thank you to yourself and the guys who came, they did a magnificent job and for any future brides looking to book a string quartet I would definately recommend them to book The Leos Quartet.

Keeley & Jay
September 2013 (Bolton)

Thank you for all your hard work & brilliant performance during our wedding. Everyone commented how amazing you were, playing solidly for several hours & with such a wide repertoire. Family Guy went down particularly well!

Sonia & Gareth
September 2013 (Liverpool)

We booked the Leos String Quartet to do their repertoire at our pre-drinks reception / before the ceremony and the entrances and also the background music during our wedding breakfast. They were absolutely fabulous. Everyone commented how wonderful and impressive they were and really did set the scene for a wonderful wedding. They started with well known classical tunes for the pre-drinks /ceremony then we chose romantic love themes from films which they performed so well our guests were in tears and were just perfect with their contemporary romantic music and Gershwin numbers whilst we ate. You wouldn’t be disappointed if you booked Leos for any special event of yours, their repertoire is massive!!! Well done Leos. Thanks for setting the scene of romance for our day we couldn’t have asked for more!

Audrey & Paul
September 2013 (Cheshire)

I’m sorry I’m sending this so late, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the Leos String Duo who played at my wedding on the 7th September in Whittington. They sounded absolutely amazing and made walking down the aisle a dream, they could not have made my day any more special! So thank you all so much, they sounded so beautiful and were so professional. I will be recommending you and your team to everyone I know.

Julie
September 2013 (Lancashire)

Anna and I wanted to pass on our kindest regards and thanks to your string duo who were both absolutely fantastic on our wedding day. They helped in making our day such a beautiful and memorable day for us and all of our guests and they were both so friendly and a credit to you all. Thank you again!

Anna & Paul
September 2013 (Salford)

David and I would like to extend a huge thanks to yourself and your fellow players for making our Civil Partnership so incredibly special. Everyone was talking about how romantic, inspiring and beautifully scene-setting your playing was, I listened by my room window as I got ready for my big day and kept smiling as I heard our chosen tracks played so stunningly. All our guests commented on our Harry Potter theme entrance, and Signed, sealed, delivered as we put our signatures on official documents – your trio was a talking point for the rest of the day as everyone told us how much they enjoyed it. So, again, thank you so very much for taking my breath away at each note, and making our day one to remember. we cannot recommend your trio highly enough. With love and thanks.

Brian & David
September 2013 (Manchester)

Just to say thanks ever so much to the Trio for playing on Saturday. You were fantastic and everyone loved the living room concert! My partner was moved to tears and we certainly won’t forget her 50th birthday celebration! You set us up for a great party and the rest of the evening was lovely.

Roger
September 2013 (Manchester)

Hi Rachel, We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the Leos Quartet for playing so beautifully at our wedding ceremony. You really added something very special to the day. Sorry we didn’t even get to speak to you on the day and so couldn’t thank you in person but we really appreciated having you there. Thanks so much!

Kate & Matt
September 2013 (Liverpool)

Hi Rachel, I just wanted to thank you so much, you and your girls! This was amazing! The thousand year song was just out of this world! It was so lovely to also finally get to meet you too! Everyone commented that this was the best they ever heard! Thank you so much again!

Carmina & Dave
August 2013 (Cheshire)

Please give my many thanks to your string quartet for playing at our wedding and making our day so special. We are sorry that we werent able to thank you on the day. You guys were brilliant- Arrived on time; very professional; the music was excellent. I would definitely recomnend you guys again. Thank you once again.

Robert & Vivien
August 2013 (Manchester)

We recently booked Leos Quartet for our wedding which was held in Knowsley Hall. We were given their details within the mounds of wedding literature provided by the various venues we visited and gave Rachel a call after we had googled them and visited their excellent website.
After booking them for the big day we went to watch them live at the Trafford Centre on one of our ‘many’ visits pre wedding and they were very impressive and professional. Choosing the music is always difficult for any wedding but we decided to use the orchestra during the ceremony and we didn’t want traditional wedding songs to be played. Rachel was very helpful here and gave input into various options and choices. We eventually settled on a mixture of pieces and, very helpfully, she agreed to source the music we wanted and learn it especially for the big day.
The ceremony was a big success and everyone commented on how lovely the Quartet sounded throughout. They also played both before and after the ceremony and played a mixture of contemporary and modern/pop pieces which really fitted well with the day. As the weather was good we were able to use the lovely terraces at the Hall and the Quartet simply followed the crowd without fuss and kept everyone entertained.

We were so pleased that we chose Leos as apart from being extremely good at what they do they were also very easy to deal with and that was important for us with so much to organise in a short space of time. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future.

Steven & Hiliary
July 2013 (Liverpool)

The Leos Quartet were fabulous, thank you. Everyone said how fantastic it was to have live music, which is funny because part of our business produces in-store music and in-store radio, ie. not live! I will definitely look to use you again in the future and will recommend you to my various friends/ business associates. Many thanks for professional service and beautiful music.

Jenny & Gary
July 2013 (Bolton)

You and the Quartet were sensational. If any couple wants to have one luxury at their wedding then your Quartet is a must. The live music was beautiful, the help you gave with songs was really appreciated and guests were blown away with the quality of music and diversity of the repertoire, with so many of them commenting on how good you were on the day. We truly enjoyed every aspect of our wedding but genuinely feel it wouldn’t have been the same without the Quartet.

Simon
June 2013 (Cheshire)

Just a quick email to sat thanks so much for Friday. You were absolutely brilliant, and really helped to make it so wonderful, despite the weather!!! Just need to find another occasion now where we can sit and listen more, and aren’t running around! Thanks again!!

Claire
June 2013 (Cheshire)

Just a quick note to say thank you again to you, Simran, Emily & Alex. The music was simply wonderful and made such a difference to the service and wedding experience for myself Anthea and the guests. So many people commented to us on how well you added to the day and the quality you gave in the music.

Simon & Anthea
June 2013 (Windermere, Lake District)

I wanted to send a quick note to say how entertaining we found Leos Strings at our recent Payment Acceptance & Security Conference, held at the Manchester Hilton in May 2013.

This is the first time that we have booked live music at one of our corporate events and the feedback from the delegates has been really positive. The music was a perfect mix of contemporary and classical, interspersed with some great interpretations of ‘popular’ music – the finale of Guns ‘N Roses’ Sweet Child of Mine was nothing short of inspired! We would not hesitate in booking you again nor in recommending Leos Strings to others.

A few delegate comments below taken from our feedback form:

Musicians were excellent… Excellent music… Loved the string quartet… Leos Strings – excellent idea…First class!”

Hannah
WPM Education May 2013 (Manchester)

First of all we would like to say a massive thank you to you all for being a part of our special day. You have been a pleasure to deal with from the very start with very quick responses and nothing was a hassle particularly when I kept changing my mind about song choices. On the day you were absolutely wonderful and your music is beautiful. We were gutted we didn’t get to see you perform at the venue because we were off getting photographs but we could hear you and it was amazing. Our guests were extremely impressed with how talented you are and they are still asking who you are and where do you play. I will definitely be recommending you to future brides. Once again thank you so much for providing such beautiful music on our wedding day. XX

Louise
May 2013 (Aughton)

We just want to say a massive thank you to you and Leos for playing such lovely music for us on our wedding day! Although we only had the String Trio, it sounded SO good! You have been really helpful & accommodating and advised us when needed. You were really easy to contact and your replies were so efficient. Leos were fab to work with – ‘Friendly & Professional’!! All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the great selection of music. It was just heavenly! Thank you so much and hope to one day listen to you play again.

Sue & Matthew
April 2013 (Cheshire)

Booking a string quartet was a pretty last minute decision we took following an open day at the wedding venue. Having found Leos via the internet we’re very glad that we took that decision. Leos Strings is managed in a professional but informal manner which lends itself to an open dialogue between clients and musicians. We requested Leos to learn a relatively unknown indie song for our wedding via a simple email and a link to a youtube video. Within a few weeks the score was written and the song was being played to us at the Trafford Centre by Leos. Whilst I’m sure the piece wasnt the most challenging for eminent classical musicians, as a non-musician, the quality of the playing was amazing and added something different to our day. Morevoer, Leos were flexible when arranging the peice to ensure that timings fitted with the order of the wedding service.

We would recommend Leos String Quatrtet to any couples considering a quartet for their wedding day.

David & Lindsay
April 2013 (Shropshire)

I would sum up The Leos String Quartet in one word: AMAZING! They played at our wedding reception at The Grand Hotel in Lytham St. Annes and made the day perfect. At our request, they played a very special song to us that wasn’t even in their repertoire. It was like a dream to hear them play it. Thank you so much guys, expect to hear from us in the near future with requests to play at more special occasions! !

Katie & James
March 2013 (Lancashire)

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at my wedding in York on Saturday- you were absolutely fantastic and sounded beautiful. Your music brought a tear to my eye and really set the mood for the day- emotional and very happy 🙂

Thank you so much again!

Jemma & Andrew
March 2013 (York)

Jo and I wanted to write and say a huge thanks to you and the other 3 lovely guys for your help selecting for the music for the day and also for playing it so delightfully on the day! There were so many positive comments from our guests about the music! Everyone was so impressed!

Jo and I both wish we had heard more of the music than were were able to but unfortunately we we performing the role of hosts as well as being on hand for hundreds of photographs! The parts we did hear were fantastic and I will never forgot the feeling that I had when Jo walked down the aisle to Sigur Ros and when we both walked out to Elbow! So amazing!

Olly & Jo
March 2013

I just wanted to say a big thank you for last saturday. The quartet have received that many massive praises that I can’t even begin to list them! My mum said she thought they were the best she’d heard and that’s high praise coming from her, believe me!
She has a music school and said she wouldn’t hesistate to get in touch if ever she needed another quartet. I only got to hear a little bit (the perils of being bridesmaid!) but from what I heard I thought they were super too.

Leisha, Bridesmaid
March 2013

I just wanted to e-mail to say that we thought the trio that played at our wedding last saturday were absolutely brilliant. The music that they played was just perfect and exactly what we wanted. I’m so sorry we didn’t get more time to introduce ourselves properly but if you could pass on our thanks to them we would be most grateful. We really were impressed by the skill of your players and all our guests commented how wonderful their playing was. We will definitely recommend Leos Trio/Quartet to our friends. Absolutely brilliant!

Kris & Gemma
March 2013

The Leos Quartet have just returned to Hale Golf Club for our third Classical Evening and left us clamouring for more.
Now a regular highlight of the Golf Club Social calendar Rachel and her Quartet performed a wonderful selection of pieces …from classical music to favourites from stage and screen and then to recent classics such as Oasis and Coldplay. Something for everyone and Rachel’s unique and chatty style made us feel right at home with old friends. Loved every minute and looking forward to our 2014 booking already.

Thanks again and looking forward to next year already.

Jan
Hale Golf Club Social Organiser, February 2013

The Trio were brilliant! We received lots of compliments from the International students, the heads of faculties and the board of governors regarding both their performance and the song choices. They created a great atmosphere for our award ceremony and were incredibly professional. I couldn’t have been happier with them.

Matt
Manchester Metropolitan University, February 2013

I am so grateful to the friend of a friend who put us in contact with you. From our first email exchange you were so approachable and accomodating. When we came to hear you at The Trafford Centre, we were so excited and moved by your music, we knew we had to have you! Thank you for doing Helen’s music justice and for making her dream come true by playing her productions live and for adding such a special ingredient to the day.

Alison & Simon
December 2012

Firstly let me start by thanking you. I can honestly say they made our day!! They played beautifully and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house (not because of how beautiful I looked THE BRIDE) but because of the great atmosphere that was created that was largely due to these guys. All our guests commented on how great they were!! I could not recommend them highly enough!

Katrina & Ben
December 2012

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Leos Quartet for playing at our wedding in December. Our guests loved the ambience you created as they entered our evening reception and loved the ‘unique-ness’ of our first dance being played on strings. It was a truly magical way of beginning the evening celebrations and fulfilled my dreams of the strings playing at my wedding. From the time of enquiry to after the event, you were professional, enthusiastic, accommodating and approachable. Thank you!

Helen & Carl
December 2012

Hiya just wanted to say thank you sooooooo much! You were brilliant & helped make our ceremony very special. A lot of people commented on how great you were! Thanks again!!

Laura & Ian
December 2012

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday. It was truly magical being played in to the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (I have dreamt about doing that since I was a little girl!). It was also lovely to have you play during the reception and a lot of our guests commented on how nice your playing was.

Caroline & Sam
December 2012

The Leos Quartet gave an outstanding performance at our Co-operatives United event. Our guests loved their mix of classical and lighter repertoire – especially our international guests who ended up fixed infront of the bandstand. Perfect for our international dinner. Thank you so much for being so easy to work with and giving a great performance, will definitely book you again!

Helen
The Co-Operative, October 2012

Playing as guests arrived for the Co-operatives United International Dinner this October, the Leos String quartet helped set the scene for an evening of relaxation and celebration. The balance between classical pieces and other popular tracks was just right; we received so many compliments from our international guests!

Joseph
The Co-Operative, October 2012

Just a quick note to say a big thank you for you and the guys for performing at our event last Friday. The music was simply beautiful and added greatly to the overall ambience of the evening. Should we need a string quartet once again – we know where to go! Again, thank you!

Wayne
Manchester based Bank, November 2012

I am writing on behalf of the NSPKU to thank you and the rest of the quartet for playing so wonderfully at the Adelphi on 19th October. Those attending really enjoyed your repertoire which was very appropriate to the venue. Wishing you all well for the future.

Lucy
NSPKU October 2012

The Leos Quartet performed for a ‘Back to School’ themed networking event I organised, and as such played a modern set in keeping with the theme. Rachel was most accommodating prior to the event and included several songs I had requested. The Quartet were impeccably smart, polite and friendly, and just got on with the task in hand. They played at just the right volume, so the guests could still talk amongst themselves, which for a networking event is a must! Many of the guests commented on how impressed they were with the high quality of the performance and a number were really surprised to hear contemporary songs played in this way. I cannot recommend The Leos Quartet highly enough, and I look forward to using their services again for future events.

Jennifer
YFM Equity Partners September 2012

Dear Rachel (and your partners!) Saturday was a truly wonderful experience for Sue and I, and all our guests. Part of that was the beautiful music produced by the Leos Quartet which truly established a wonderful mood for the ceremony and the early part of the celebrations. You were friendly, but totally professional and your contribution, which will live with us for ever, was an integral part of the day. If I failed to ‘look after you’ sufficiently then I can only apologise but I will never forget the fantastic contribution you made to a great day, indeed you kick started the day so it may well be that the success that followed is all down to yourselves. Thank you so much!

Paddy, Father of the Bride
September 2012

You were absolutely fabulous! Everybody said how beautiful it was to listen to you playing whilst they sipped champagne in the sunshine! The music selection you played was just right for our wedding and it made a wonderful backdrop to the wedding reception.
Guests commented on how they liked the way you played modern songs and music that was easy to recognise and enjoy; whilst maintaining the classy nature of a string trio.
We truly thought you were fabulous and would definitely recommend you to our friends.
Thank You!

Amy & Nick
August 2012

The Leos quartet are exceptional musicians. As a pianist and composer by profession myself, I had a written a piece of music for our wedding ceremony for the quartet to perform and I was so delighted when I heard them play the opening bars – I knew I had chosen well. Their sound is rich and full and their musicianship, intonation and professionalism were first class. They were very flexible with their repertoire and played several pieces of film music at my request outside of their usual selection, not to mention my own composition, and provided a great talking point amongst the guests. Rachel is extremely friendly and helpful and I’ve already indicated to her that I will be hiring them as recording artists in the future. Thanks again!

Ian & Katie
August 2012

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the Leos Quartet for playing at our wedding! The day was absolutely perfect and Sean and I both loved the beautiful music you played during the service and the reception. We could have sat and listened all day…unfortunately though we had other duties that day! 🙂 Sorry it has taken so long to send through our thanks – things are only just beginning to settle down after the big day…back to reality! So thank you once again – for your help during the planning and for the amazing performances on the day.

Laura & Sean
August 2012

They were, to put it simply, superb. The general quality level, as well as all the particulars in making the booking, place the The Leos Quartet right up there with the best. From Elbow, to Gun & Roses to Handel to Mozart, their transition was flawless and it was clear we were dealing with four experts of equal calibre. We can’t thank them enough for playing a major role in making our day one to remember.

Dan & Deeba
August 2012

The Leos Quartet played for us at our wedding. They were always more then helpful when we were choosing our music and with organising for the day. They were on time for our wedding and were very helpful on the day. The music was excellent and really gave the ceremony a special touch, everyone commented on the professionalism and the quality of the musicianship and we would strongly recommend the Leos Quartet to anybody.

Paul & Michelle
July 2012

The Leos trio played at our reception drinks at Mere golf and spa resort. They looked very professional and sounded amazing as they played on the veranda of our reception room. Playing a mixture of classical and also modern tunes, it was the perfect accompaniment to the glorious sunny afternoon and I would definitely book them again.

Sam & Ian
July 2012

From arranging our initial booking to the performance on our big day Leos Quartet were helpful, professional and willing to go the extra mile (literally, as our venue was a distance from their home town of Manchester). On the day, the quartet arrived in good time and blended in to the background of our event creating a great atmosphere and a more youthful alternative to some of the other quartets we have seen at wedding fairs. Thank you!

Jo & Ben
July 2012

So sorry it has taken so long to get back to you and say a huge thank you for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding. You were truely amazing and all our guests comented on how brilliant you were. Hearing you play brought tears of joy and touched my heart,walking in to hear you all playing was a great experience. Once again,thanks so much.

Jodie & Darren
June 2012

Outstanding, magical and truly romantic are just some of the ways the Leos Quartet have been described by our guests and we have received so many compliments about them! They created the perfect atmosphere for our guests as they arrived and I still get goosebumps when I think of walking up and down the aisle to their beautiful music. Rachel has been a delight to speak to and helped so much when we were deciding on music choices. If you are thinking of having a string quartet play on your special day then I wouldnt hesitate in booking them it was one of the best decisions we made! Thank you Rachel and the rest of the quartet so much!

Holly & Antony
June 2012

The Leos quartet were recommended to us by a photographer that we met at a wedding fayre. He described them as very professional musically, but very down to earth and friendly. And this is exactly how I would describe them. The communication with Rachel via email is excellent. She replies promptly to queries and is always very friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. Leos quartet played to our two hymns, one of which was very difficult to source the sheet music for and must have taken up a great deal of Rachel’s time. I am grateful to her for that. We alsoasked Leos quartet to play a medley of songs including Indiana Jones, Jurassic park and the ET theme tune to name but a few. This was great for lightening the mood during our drinks reception, and sounded amazing!!!. Again this was not too much trouble despite the fact that they had to write the sheet music and learn all of these songs from scratch. They played Schubert’s Ave Maria during the signing of the register, and this together with the acoustics in the church brought a tear to my eye.I noticed that they were very friendly when approached by my guests and always smiling. My guests still keep talking about them even now.
I cannot recommend this quartet highly enough. Thanks you guys!

Donna & Damion
June 2012

Leos Quartet are a delight to work with. They are reliable, creative and flexible and above all play beautiful music which enhances any event. They can accommodate all types of requests from purely classical to modern day rock anthems. I would heartily recommend them for any type of event.

Katie - Business in the Community
June 2012

Thank you to Rachel and the rest of the Leos Quartet for their beautiful music at our wedding last week. Listening to their music on the website, we were extremely excited, and you didn’t disappoint. It really did ‘make’ our wedding ceremony, and our guests could not stop talking about how amazing you were, in fact our guests were so touched by the music, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house! (Happy tears of course!) I would highly recommend the Leos to anyone who wants to add that special touch to their big day! Thanks again guys and sorry it was all so hectic we didn’t get a proper chance to thank you personally!

Madie & Lee
June 2012

Thank you so much for Monday, you played absolutely beautifully and all the guests loved it! We had so many compliments about the drinks reception entertainment!! I’m really pleased it was a sunny day and we were able to have you outside in the gardens. I will be highly recommending you to all of my friends and family for any occasion that they might need a superb string quartet! We had THE most perfect wedding day and you guys played a part in that… so thank you so much!

Emily & Edward
June 2012

Claire and I just wanted to thank you and your fellow musicians for your help on our wedding day. Although we only managed to speak very briefly on the day, we found your suggestions and help in the run-up to our wedding very useful. On the day, we thought you were all fantastic and the selection of music that you played for us sounded beautiful. Many of our guests remarked to us how good you all were and asked where we had found you. Thanks also for taking the trouble to learn the new pieces of music we requested, we really appreciate the extra effort that you all put in. We particularly enjoyed the music in the ceremony room where you had our undivided attention.

Mark & Claire
June 2012

I booked the Leos Trio for our Wedding in May this year. From the very beginning Rachel was excellent at suggesting music that would be appropriate for our tastes. If ever I had a query she was always prompt to respond. We could not have been happier with the Trio on the day. They set the mood perfectly and everyone has commented on how great they sounded. We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather on the day and the Trio took position outside and played whilst photographs were taken. James and I had the most perfect day and the Trio played a huge part in that. I could not recommend them enough!

Kat & James
May 2012

Myself & Neil just wanted to drop you a quick note to Thank You for playing so beautifully at our wedding in May. You honestly made the day that little bit more special for us & all our guests. We are so glad we asked you to play for a couple of hours during the afternoon, our guests got to hear and appreciate you during this time. All our guests have commented how amazing you were. We also can not thank you enough for taking the time to learn and practice “make you feel my love” for us”. This song is so special to us and it meant a lot that you were willing to take the time to learn this and add it to our play list for the day. We won’t ever forget you starting to play this as we signed our marriage certificate. I was so excited when we booked you to play at our wedding and can honestly say booking you was the best decision we made. Thank you for keeping in touch with us from the moment we booked you and being super quick at replying to us if we ever had a question for you. We hear you are going into the recording studio in July, please let us know if you decide to produce CD’s as we would love to have one as a momento of your amazing talents. Once again a massive Thank You, you are all amazing and believe me we will be talking about you for years to come. We will definitely be recommending you to all our family & friends. Many many thanks.

Lynsey & Neil
May 2012

We just wanted to Thank you for your amazing contribution to Grace’s special Christening Day. It was the perfect addition to our day. All our guests were amazed at the elegance and approachable service you provided. My husband has suggested having a party just so we can book you all again! We will certainly use you again, and I am sure our guests will think of you for any upcoming events they may have. We were really pleased that it suited both our older and younger guests and all ages in between which I think is a hard task to master! Thank you all again!!

Karen
May 2012

Many, many thanks to you and your fellow musicians for such a perfect performance at our wedding last Saturday! The whole day from start to finish (which was well into the wee small hours!) went like a dream. I am happy to say I can remember every moment of it and throughout the wedding breakfast whilst looking over at all my family and friends enjoying themselves I had your beautiful music playing in the background! Life doesn’t get much better than that!

Caroline & Dave
May 2012

I would just like to thank The Leos Quartet for playing at our wedding at Hyde Bank Farm in April. I first heard them play at my brother’s wedding in 2011 and they were fantastic and a must for our wedding. All the guest were full of praises for how well they played and with such a great range in music genres. I would highly recommened them and they were all so polite and helpful with all pre wedding arrangments. Thanks again.

Helen & Usman
April 2012

We were so impressed with the trio and thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Our guests, the registrar and hotel staff all commented on how amazing your music was on our special day. Your professionalism and ability to work with us on creating our playlist was very much appreciated and it was lovely to hear our choices played so beautifully. Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect!

Darren & Andrea
April 2012

I wanted to drop you a personal note to thank you for providing us with excellent entertainment on Saturday evening, the music set you played was a wonderful start to the evening’s event. The feedback received from our Staff was extremely complimentary. Many thanks once again.

Wilmott Dixon Construction Ltd
Managing Director Northern Region, February 2011

Thank you so much for your excellent participation in Philippa and Adam’s wedding day. Please thank all members of the quartet. So many guests have commented on the lovely music and how beautifully it was performed. You helped to create just the right atmosphere that we were hoping for and really did help to make the day a magical one. You were able to do everything that was asked of you and more and we are most grateful. It was lovely meeting you and we shall not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Anne, Mother of the Bride
January 2011

Thank you very much for all your help on our wedding day the quartet were absolutely fantastic and your arrangement of Empire State of Mind was excellent and just how I imagined it. It contributed to a really special day and one we wish we could re-live over and over again. It was an absolute pleasure working with you as you were so professional and accommodating. I would most definately recommend you to anyone and a number of our guests on the day commented on how good you all were. It is so refreshing when professional people like yourselves come along and contribute the way you did. Nothing was too much trouble and as musicians you were absolutely first class. Chris and I both said we could have just sat and listened to you all day!!

Joanne & Chris
December 2011

Thank you so much to The Leos Quartet for playing at our wedding at Manchester Town Hall in November. We had so many comments from our guests on how fantastic you were, and we especially appreciate that you stayed for so much of the day to entertain our crowd! The music choices were perfect and your whole group are very talented and professional people!! Thanks again, I would whole-heartedly recommend this string quartet to anyone!!

Wendy & Philip
November 2011

CIC were delighted that musicians of the calibre of the Leos Quartet could join us for our recent fundraising event. Their incredible talent provided a wonderful musical backdrop, adding an air of class and sophistication to our event. We received excellent feedback from our guests on the group’s performance and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to add a special touch to their event.

John
CIC, November 2011

If you want to have your icing on the top of the (wedding) cake – book these guys and girls – they will make the day extra–special. We booked Leos Quartet on a recommendation from a friend, and there is only one word that does them justice – wow! From initial enquiries, to helping us choose songs, and then mixing classical with modern classics during the day they really made a huge impression on us and the guests – they are simply superb and we highly recommend them.

Cath & Martin
October 2011

Leos quartet played at our wedding at Manchester Town Hall. They are very talented musicians with a great repertoire of music so there was something for everyone. They really added to the atmosphere on the day and made it even more special. So many of our guests commented how good they were and you could tell they weren’t just saying that as they went out of their way to tell me. I would highly recommend them.

Emily & Michael
October 2011

You were simply awesome – everyone was complimenting your playing and you even got a complimentary mention from the bride’s father during his speech. Your communication prior to the day was second to none and your professionalism remarkably reassuring. The actual music was nothing short of phenomenal with my only regret being I spent most of the time away from the drinks reception due to photos and video. Many thanks Rachel for making our day that bit more special.

Paul & Kitty
October 2011

Thank you so much to The Leos Trio for playing at our Wedding on Saturday 1st October. The repertoire that you did was just perfect for the occasion, and was exactly what we requested at the time of booking. The volume of the trio was just right for the room in which you played in during our reception, and everyone commented on how nice it was to have live music at such a level that they could still hold a conversation with each other. You were the icing on the cake to what was an amazing day. We look forward to recommending you to friends, family and colleagues.

Simon & Nicola
October 2011

Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at our wedding. Everybody has commented on how brilliantly you played and has been a talking point for weeks since. My dad even wants to book you for future parties as you were fabulous (and very reasonably priced). I cannot recommend you highly enough. We will certainly be regulars at your public performances in the future!!!!!! The service you offered from first enquiry, to secret songs being learnt as surprises, and final performance was smooth, efficient and just easy. Thank you so much, you really added that special something. See you at the Trafford Centre soon!!!!

Sally & Ian
September 2011

As a family we would like to thank all the members of the quartet for making the occassion of our son’s marriage an even more superb event. The selection of music that you played during the ceremony and the garden reception was beautifully performed and with such varied choices both modern and classical that you succeeded in captivating every individual that attended. Your advice on choices of music was extremely knowledgable and greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate in recommending you to any of our friends and family and have already passed your details on. We wish you every deserved success in the future. Our daughter and her fiance are in the process of arranging their marriage so expect contact from us very soon!

Michelle, Mother of the Groom
September 2011

I just want to say how fantastic the Leos Quartet were – they were absolutely amazing. The guests loved the music and were surprised with all the modern tunes being played. They made the day for me. I am really thankful for their playing at our wedding and I will definitely be recommending you to anyone I know getting married. I am really glad I was at the Trafford centre when you were playing – big thank you.

Sarah
August 2011

Thank you so much to the Leos Trio who played at our golf club on my Lady Captain’s evening in July. The theme was Venetian, complete with masks and all the trimmings. Rachel and her two colleagues played a wonderful selection of classical and modern pieces which absolutely complimented the setting, so much so, that several ladies likened it to the music which is played in St Marks Square, and so, added to the ambience of the evening. The trio were superb and were appreciated by all the ladies. They are still marvelling at the whole spectacle. Rachel was really helpful in organising the musical programme which included several favourite pieces. I thoroughly recommend the musicians to anyone who is organising a special event, they will not fail to please. Thank you for all you help in making my special day a truly memorable experience.

Lady Captain
Romiley Golf Club July 2011

Would you please convey our thanks to the Leos Trio for their performance at St Mary’s church in Glossop on Saturday. The music was beautiful, and for me in particular,very moving and emotional, everybody there said how much they enjoyed it too! Thank you for your help and guidance with the choices of music, and if in the future we have any big occasions to celebrate and musicians are needed, then we wont hesitate to contact you again!

Patricia, Sister of the Bride
July 2011

We booked The Leos Quartet for our Wedding in Nottinghamshire, June 2011. The string quartet were exceptional and played beautifully throughout the Wedding. We had them play for both the ceremony and the reception. We are so grateful for all their hard work and flexibility! Rachel was exemplary at maintaining good communication to ensure that our day was as special as possible. Many of our guests commented on how superb The Leos Quartet’s performance was – and how much they enjoyed listening to them. We would thoroughly recommend them if you are looking for a string quartet and a special performance. Thank you very much!

Rebekah & Gopal
June 2011

The Leos Quartet played at our wedding in June at the Chancellors Hotel in Manchester and we can’t recommend them highly enough. Rachel managed all the details leading up to the wedding including timing and the playlist which included pieces we had chosen, together with pieces chosen by them. All of it worked excellently and we had numerous comments from our guests who thought they were outstanding. They were incredibly professional in all aspects and we wouldn’t hesitate to book them again.

Stuart & Elizabeth
June 2011

Thank you for doing such an amazing job for our clients at their wedding in Yorkshire this week. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and thank you for being so flexible to our requirements including the outdoor ceremony! Your repertoire extends to great ‘modern’ music which is just perfect for those who would like to have the traditional quartet but with a contemporary twist. We look forward to working with you again.

Caroline
Pomp & Ceremony Planning June 2011

Your playing of Mozart’s ‘Divertimenti’ was superb and it provided the highlight of my evening. But all of your music, classical and modern, was exquisitely played and much enjoyed by all my guests. Thank you very much.

Professor Julia Häusermann MBE
June 2011

We spotted the Leos Quartet playing at the Trafford Centre and knew straight away that we wanted them to play at our wedding. They were absolutely superb from the moment we booked them right through to their performance on the day. Throughout the planning process they remained in contact with us sending song suggestions with samples we could listen to making our choices a lot easier. We could not be happier with our decision to pick the quartet to play at our wedding and a couple of our friends were so impressed they are using them for their wedding. If you are looking for that little something to make your wedding day extra special book the Leos Quartet!

Mark & Janine
May 2011

Just a few words to say thank you so much for all that you did to make our day so special. The music you provided on the day was exceptional and many of our guests commented on how your presence made a special contribution to the day. We were impressed with the range of music that makes up the quartet’s repertoire and this enabled us to have a mix of music to suit all guests. Special mention to Rachel for all the guidance and helpful tips on the lead up to the day. Anybody planning a wedding will agree that it really does make the difference to find people who provide efficient and friendly service and Leos Quartet exceeded this and played beautiful music.

Gill & David
May 2011

The Leos Quartet played at our wedding ceremony and at the post ceremony drinks reception at the Town Hall on 21st May 2011. In the preparations for the day, the group (Rachel) couldn’t have been more helpful with their pro-active and very friendly assistance, in establishing the kind of music, we were looking for at the wedding. They also made some brilliant suggestions (sending website links for us to listen to these pieces) which led us to selecting one of the songs for our ‘walk’ back down the aisle as husband and wife! The guests all commented on how beautiful the music was and in particular, they really liked the mix of traditional and contemporary music which was played for our drinks reception. I have a big birthday celebration next year and I will be booking the Leos Quartet to play for this event – and we can’t wait to hear them again!

Jill & Craig
May 2011

A Triumph! Thank you all so so much for the wonderful atmosphere you helped create on our special day. The music played as I saw my wife-to-be coming down the aisle will stay with me forever. Everyone there commented on how good you all were. I will willingly and enthusiastically recommend you to anyone who is considering hiring you for their event. Once again a massive thank you from myself, my wife and everyone who was there at our special day.

William & Lucy
April 2011

We had the pleasure of working with the Leos Quartet at a wedding we organised recently. Their performance during the ceremony and the drinks reception was amazing and they blended classic with contemporary pieces effortlessly. The wedding was themed to the Grand National and they had a piece of music arranged especially for it which suited the occasion perfectly and in the words of the Mother of the Bride ‘made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up’. It was great to work with friendly, professional and above all extremely talented musicians and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to our future clients. We look forward to working again together soon.

Deborah
PPL Events April 2011

Thank you to the Leos Quartet for a lively performance that really set the mood for the celebration event we were hosting. Throughout the varied repertoire, the quartet displayed great skill and professionalism coupled with a genuine passion for the music and the overall performance. Thanks again for making it such a great night.

Lucy
BNY Mellon, April 2011

Me and John had the most amazing day yesterday and we would like to give a massive thank you for the heavenly music provided during our perfect wedding ceremony. Your music was the final finishing touch to the most perfect wedding ceremony any couple could ask for! We would highly recommend you guys to anyone and we’ve had the most positive response from all our friends and family at the ceremony, saying how much they enjoyed the beautiful music and how amazing you guys were. We wish you guys all the best for the future and it was a pleasure to have you play at our Special Day.

John & Anley
April 2011

Just to let you know that we are sooo happy with what you did for our wedding, you literally made our wedding so special, especially when Lucy was walking down the aisle, it was like a fairytale for us. We have had so much good feedback about your performance, everybody loved it and thought it was such a special touch to our day. Thank you so much.

Michael & Lucy
December 2010

Thank you so much to The Leos Quartet for playing at our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and you were able to accommodate every request. It was great to know we could fully rely upon you. You sounded and looked fabulous and perfectly suited the Knowsley Hall stately home atmosphere.

Charlotte Bennett
Sales and Marketing Manager, Knowsley Hall, December 2010

We can’t thank you enough for playing at our daughter’s wedding reception on Dec 4th 2010 and helping to make it such a perfect day. We felt privileged to have such wonderful musicians performing for us and our guests, and your playing was certainly one of the highlights that we will all remember. You put together an absolutely perfect programme of beautiful classical and light music pieces and your performance was just fantastic! Everything was organised so efficiently by Rachel, giving me one less thing to worry about. Thank you so much, good luck in your future careers, and we hope to have the opportunity to hear you playing again soon.

Helen & Tim
December 2010

Your music was lovely and created the perfect atmosphere – lots of our guests commented on your beautiful and melodic music. Thank you so much for contributing to making our day so special. We will cherish the memories forever.

Gill & Paul
November 2010

The BLS Silver Jubilee Conference at Manchester Town Hall was the largest and best attended in the Society’s history. The quality and ambience of the reception on the opening evening was greatly enhanced by the excellent playing of The Leos Quartet which gave a very special feel to a very special occasion.

David Combie
October 2010

Thank you so much, you made our day so special and you were truly just what we had dreamed of. The aisle music was perfect and very emotional, just what we wanted and all our guests commented on the music and how you moved about to suit the location of us and our guests, again, very thoughtful. You were always brilliant with replying to emails and I felt you did exactly what we wanted but even so it was far better than we ever could have hoped, especially as we do not have alot of knowledge about classical music. We will never be able to tell you just how special you made our day, THANK YOU! It was like something out of a film and what every bride should have, many thanks. I will pass your name onto anyone that will listen!

Lucie & Andy
September 2010

The Leos Quartet far exceeded our expectations and we would like to thank them sincerely for making our Garden Party perfect. We could tell from our discussions with Rachel that she was well used to planning and advising on music for all types of event. She was always cheerful and encouraging and completely understood the type of atmosphere we were hoping to create. Communications with her were efficient and prompt and I can honestly say that without the Quartet the event would have been much less successful. Many of our guests commented on the quality of the musical performance and repertoire. As a group the Leos Quartet are attractive, genuinely want to please and consumate professionals at their art.

We will be hoping to book you again next year!

Jackie & David
July 2010

We want to say a big THANK YOU for the beautiful music The Leos Quartet provided during our wedding ceremony. It was amazing and exactly how we imagined it to be! Although it rained, your wonderful music completely lifted the atmosphere and you kept all of our guests thoroughly entertained whilst they waited for us to get our pictures taken. You all look like such lovely people and you have been so helpful from start to finish, we really cant thank you enough. We will be recommending you to all of our friends and family, although we dont think we will need to as you did yourselves justice!

Amy & Brett
July 2010

Thank you so much for the wonderful, beautiful, music you provided – it was such an important part of the overall atmosphere we wanted. You more than fulfilled our expectations, and the smiles on your faces came through in the music. I would happily recommened The Leos Quartet to anybody who appreciates the atmosphere that skilfully crafted live music can create and I wish you all the very best for the future.

Andy & Catherine
July 2010

We booked the Leos Quartet to play at our wedding at Belle Epoque in Knutsford in June 2010. We initially came across them on a trip to the Trafford Centre earlier in the year – where they were playing. Their music is beautiful and literally stopped us in our tracks! From the moment we booked them up until our big day we dealt with Rachel who was friendly and helpful, and always replied to emails within a few hours. This was brilliant and took away a lot of the stress that comes with planning a wedding! They were really flexible with our music choices and timings, and we were over the moon when they said that they would learn one of our favourite songs for the ceremony. This made it a very personal experience and one we will remember forever. The Quartet didn’t stop smiling the whole day and were so approachable and friendly, they were a joy to be around. Many of the guests commented on how fantastic and talented they are, and we were thrilled with the service they provided. We would definitely recommend them to everyone and wish them all the luck in the future – with talent like theirs there is no doubt they will go far.

Vicky & Jeremy
June 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed the concert, which was a real high point of our weekend. Guests used words like “inspirational”, “consummate musicianship” “superb rapport – not just within the Quartet but between the Quartet and the audience also”. The concert achieved everything and more I had hoped for it. Long live live music!

Bryan Bulloch
May 2010

We first heard The Leos Quartet in Chester and were very impressed so we thought we would ask them to play at our son’s wedding. I made contact with Rachel who could not do enough to help us. It was no problem for them to travel to North Wales. On the wedding day they made it very very special and magical. Everyone thought they were marvellous.

We would like to wish the quartet all the best for the future and we would highly recommend them and when our other son marries we will get in touch again.

Stephen & Gwen
April 2010

The Leos Quartet was excellent. Their timing in relation to the entry of the bride and other key points in the ceremony was impeccable. Many of the 100 guests made a special point of mentioning to us how much they enjoyed the music. They have a wide repertoire and their organisation both before and at the ceremony was excellent. Many thanks to you and your fellow players for such a wonderful performance!

Bill & Sue
April 2010

On behalf of the Chairman of the St George’s Day Club, I would like to thank you very much for the delightful music you played during their 25th anniversary celebrations. The choice of music and the expertise were as always spot on and added to the fabulous day they all enjoyed. It’s always a pleasure to listen to your musicians, who are extremely talented and professional

Debbie Wilson
April 2010

Can I just say thank you so much to you and your team for yesterday. You were all just BRILLIANT – the Memorial Service went really smoothly and that was largely due to your wonderful quartet setting the scene from the start. Well done. Many thanks.

Peter Shaw
ITV, February 2010

Everyone so enjoyed your music; you made such a wonderful atmosphere happen. Mum I know was delighted. My parents attend many functions at the golf club, but I doubt any have been as special as last night and the Leos Quartet was largely to thank for that. Good luck to you and the rest of the group with your courses; keep in touch and do invite us to your first recital in London! Thank you again! Love Stephanie

Stephanie Farrimond
February 2010

he Leos Quartet are undoubtedly one of the most dynamic string quartets based in the North of England. They are energetic, talented and passionate about their performances..

Joel Cooper
Inspired Music, October 2009

The string quartet were fantastic! They really set the scene for a wonderful wedding celebration and helped to make the whole day perfect for Sarah and Ben. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and even the hotel staff found time to say how impressed they were We wish you all every success in the future and we have no hesitation in recommending your musicians to anyone preparing for their big day!

Wedding Planner
Scaitcliffe Hall Hotel, August 2009

Session Work Reviews & Videos

I particularly enjoyed the track Cat on a Cold Slate Roof – Topping’s love song to his wife – which features some fittingly lush strings from the Leos Quartet.

Martin Chilton
The Telegraph

Cat On A Cold Slate Roof is an emotional Country-Soul ballad with gorgeous strings from The Leos Quartet.

Peter Cowley
Fatea

I’ve worked with Rachel on a number of occasions and have never had the pleasure of working with a more talented cellist nor as consummate a professional. Rachel always delivers at the highest quality, both with regards her playing as well as her role booking musicians for gigs and recording sessions. Even at short notice, Rachel has always ensured delivery of top quality musicians. I never consider anybody else when it comes to booking strings for a studio session, and I would rarely recommend any other string group for music at weddings and other special events. Leos Strings continue to impress me and I always look forward to future projects working with them.

Steve Pycroft

Working with Rachel was a real joy. She is very pleasant to be around, which meant the session was a joy to work. She was able to offer some useful constructive suggestions when asked about how certain parts could be played, whilst also good at listening and responding to notes on how certain takes could be tried differently. Most importantly her playing was accurate and consistent meaning that work that had been scheduled a full day was completed in around 6 hours. She will be my first point of call for a cellist on future projects.

Dan Steele

Leos Strings was recommended to me by a Manchester based arranger called Steve Pycroft. We had 2 sessions with the quartet for my album production for which they were prepared, ready to accept changes and willing to persevere to “get it right”, which was just as well as we were in a tape studio. These guys are fun to play with, and they get the job done. Thanks again Rachel and team… worthy every penny.

Ray Gibson

Rachel played the cello on my debut album initially following existing arrangements forwarded to her only a few hours before and adding her own. This project required a professional who could pick things up quite quickly and make changes when and as required, improvising in effect. Rachel did this and more, understanding the essence of the music and beautifully blending her own touches into the style (folk fusion).

Tiki Black