Status Cymbal is the String Quartet with a difference. Their approach to popular music is refreshing and adventurous.
From the beginning, work from Britain’s finest string arrangers was commissioned, so that their unrivalled library now extends from Bach to Rock via Strauss, Gershwin, Bernstein, Duke Ellington, The Beatles, The Carpenters, Led Zepelin and Queen to name but a few.
As successful free-lance performers, each member of the quartet brings a wealth & variety of classical experience extending from performing with world renowned symphony orchestras including the London Symphony, the BBC Concert and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as touring, at home and abroad with opera and ballet companies like the English National Ballet, Ballet Rambert and English Touring Opera.
Status Cymbal members have supported some of the world’s most foremost Classical artists such as:Russell Watson, Katherine Jenkins, Andrea Bocelli and Vanessa Mae.
Pop artists concerts and tours include: Barrie White, Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, Muse, Take That, Shirley Bassey, Dizzy Rascal, Paul McCartney & George Michael
Having now performed at over one thousand weddings since 1990 when the group was formed, STATUS CYMBAL has the experience and expertise to provide for so important an event. They understand that this is your special day, and that their music will add that finishing touch to create the perfect atmosphere of a truly wonderful occasion.
Their uniquely extensive repertoire stretches from Vivaldi to the Verve. An entirely classical approach is often popular, as is a preference for completely modern pop and rock music. A mixture of all styles, from Baroque through Opera, Jazz and Musicals to recent hits is also available.
Status Cymbal have performed at many of the major UK wedding venues, including prestigious hotels such as the Ritz and Claridges, as well as a considerable number of countrywide stately homes.
As one of the UK’s busiest and most sought-after professional quartets, STATUS CYMBAL has provided music for functions in venues including Althorp, Claridges, the London Ritz, Highclere Castle and Pinewood Studios where guest lists have included the Princess Royal, Cleo Laine, Lord Sainsbury, Pavarotti, Bob Geldof, Keith Richards, Steve Redgrave, David Gower and Boy George. The UK premiere of the Hollywood movie The Royal Tenenbaums, the re-launches of O2 and Audos, the corporate event organisers, as well as the magazine Men’s Health’s search for a new cover model all saw STATUS CYMBAL providing the music.
STATUS CYMBAL are regularly contracted to cruise ships and these have included: Holland-America’s MS Noordam, MS Caronia, Adonia, Aurora and Arcadia.
"Wow! What can I say apart from thank you so much for playing at our wedding? You were absolutely amazing and we could not have chosen anyone better to play for us. It truly was breathtaking when I heard the first bars of Pachelbel as I entered the church." Carly & Oliver Evans - wedding
"Everything went really well and the string quartet did a super job for us - they were really flexible (some of the timings changed on the day but they handled it really well) and I had loads of positive feedback from people about them. So thanks for making our VIP opening event such a huge success." Roche UK