Status Cymbal is the String Quartet with a difference. Their approach to popular music is refreshing and adventurous.

Acknowledged as the UKs foremost ‘Crossover’ string quartet their unrivalled library 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 BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, CBSO & National Symphony Orchestra as well as touring, at home and abroad with opera and ballet companies like the English National Ballet, Welsh National Opera 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 Michael Ball.

Pop artists concerts and tours include: Dua Lipa, Lady Ga Ga, Little Mix, Emilie Sande, Robbie Williams, Rihanna, Olly Murs, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Kylie, Paloma Faith, George Michael, Sheryl Cole, Joss Stone, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Gregory Porter, Josh Groban, Take That, Snow Patrol, Westlife, Paul McCartney, Muse, Dizzie Rascal, David Gray, Sharleen Spiterie, Suede, Richard Ashcroft, Gabrielle, Beverly Knight, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Shirley Bassey, Bette Middler, Tom Jones

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Weddings
Having now performed at over 1600 weddings since 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.

Corporate Entertainment
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.

International
STATUS CYMBAL are regularly contracted to cruise ships and these have included: Holland-America’s MS Noordam, MS Caronia, Adonia, Aurora and Arcadia.

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Set list / Repertoire

A
All I Do the Whole Night Through Charly Garcia

All Time High Rita Coolidge

All You Need Is Love The Beatles

And I Love Her The Beatles

Angels Robbie Williams

Another Brick in the Wall Pink Floyd

At Last Etta James

B
Back in the USSR The Beatles

Back to Black Amy Winehouse

Bad Romance Lady GaGa

Beautiful Christina Aguilera

Beautiful Day U2

Because Beatles

Billie Jean Michael Jackson

Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verve

The Blower’s Daughter Damien Rice

The Blue-Tail Fly Burl Ives

Bohemian Rhapsody Queen

Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell

Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Gerfunkel

Brown-Eyed Girl Van Morrison

By Your Side Sade

C
Can You Feel the Love Tonight Walt Disney

Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley

Can’t Smile without You Barry Manilow

Candle in the Wind Elton John

Chanson d’Amour The Manhattan Transfer

Chasing Cars Snow Patrol

Clocks Coldplay

Close to You Carpenters

Common People Pulp

D
A Day in the Life The Beatles

Do You Want to Know a Secret The Beatles

Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey

Drive My Car The Beatles

E
Eight Days a Week The Beatles

Eleanor Rigby The Beatles

Endless Love Lionel Richie

Enjoy the Silence Depeche Mode

Eternal Flame The Bangles

Everlasting Love Love Affair

Every Breath You Take The Police

(Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams

F
Feelings Morris Albert

Feeling Good Nina Simone

Fields of Gold Sting

1/5th of Beethoven Walter Murphy

The Final Countdown Europe

Fix You Coldplay

The Fool on the Hill The Beatles

From This Moment on Shania Twain

G
Girl from Mars Ash

Go West Pet Shop Boys

Golden Brown The Stranglers

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John

Good Riddance (The Time of My Life) Green Day

Good Vibrations The Beach Boys

Goodbye to Love The Carpenters

Got to Get You into My Life The Beatles

Greatest Day Take That

Grow Old with Me Tom Odell

H
Handbags & Gladrags Stereophonics

Heaven Bryan Adams

Hello Lionel Richie

Hello Again Neil Diamond

Hello Goodbye The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun The Beatles

Here Comes Your Man Pixies

Here There and Everywhere The Beatles

Heroes Alesso

Hey Ya! OutKast

How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees

I
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do Abba

I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith

I Believe in a Thing Called Love The Darkness

I Feel Fine The Beatles

I Get the Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wison

I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas

I Heard It through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye

I Will The Beatles

If I Fell The Beatles

I’m a Believer The Monkees

I’m into Something Good Herman’s Hermits

I’m Yours Jason Mraz

Imagine John Lennon

In My Life The Beatles

In the Navy Village People

(Is This the Way to) Amarillo Tony Christie

It Had to Be You Harry Connick Jr

It Must Be Love Madness

It’s Rock’n’Roll (Medley) Various

I See You, You See Me The Magpie Numbers

J
Jumpin’ Jack Flash The Rolling Stones

K
Killing Me Softly with His Song Fugees

L
Lady Madonna The Beatles

Layla Eric Clapton

Let It Be The Beatles

Let’s Spend the Night Together The Rolling Stones

Lifted Lighthouse Family

The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi

The Look of Love Burt Bacharach

Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet

Love Me Tender Elvis Presley

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds The Rolling Stones

M
Made of Stone Stone Roses

Mandy Barry Manilow

Master of Puppets Metallica

May It Be Enya

Michelle Beetles

A Million Love Songs Gary Barlow

Money Money Money Abba

Moondance Van Morrison

Move on Up Curtis Mayfield

My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone

N
Nights in White Satin Moody Blues

Norwegian Wood Beetles

No Surprises Radiohead

Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead o Connor

Nothing Else Matters Metallica

O
One Day Like This Elbow

Only Time Enya

Out of Time Chris Farlowe

P
Photograph Ed Sheeran

Paperback Writer The Beatles

Penny Lane The Beatles

Perfect Day Lou Reed

Pictures of Lily The Who

Pinball Wizard The Who

Portrait Matt Monro

Puppet on a String Sandie Shaw
R
Raining Blood Slayer

Rather Be Clean Bandit

Ride a White Swan T Rex

Ruby Tuesday Rolling Stones

Run Snow Patrol

Roxanne Police

S
Shake it off Taylor Swift

Scarborough Fair Simon and Garfunkle

Shiny Happy People REM

She’a a Diamond Rhianna

She’s Out of My Life Michael Jackson

Something George Harrison

Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana

Somewhere Only We Know Keane

Songbird Eva Cassidy

Stairway to Heaven Led Zepplin

Stand by Me Ben E King

Starry Starry Night Don McLean

Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles

Sweet Child o’ Mine Guns and Roses

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) Annie Lennox

Summer Holiday Cliff Richard

Superstar Carpenters

T
Take a Chance on Me Abba

Ten Storey Love Song Stone Roses

There Is a Light that Never Goes Out Smiths

Those Were the Days Smiths

Ticket to Ride Beetles

Time to Say Goodbye Bocelli

Till There Was You Beetles

To Make You Feel My Love Adele

Top of the World Carpenters

U
Unfinished Sympathy Massive Attack

The Universal Blur

Up where We Belong Joe Cocker

V
Vienna Ultravox

Viva La Vida Coldplay

W
Waterloo Abba

Waterloo Sunset Kinks

We Are the Champions Queen

When I’m 64 The Beatles

White Wedding Billy Idol

A Whiter Shade of Pale Procul Harem

Wild Horses Rolling Stones

Winner Takes It All Abba

Wishin’ and Hopin’ Dusty Spingfield

Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton

Wonderwall Oasis

Y
Yellow Yellow- Coldplay

Yesterday Yesterday- Beetles

Yesterday Once More Carpenters

YMCA Village People

You Raise Me Up Secret Garden

You to me are everything The Real Thing

You’re Beautiful James Blunt

You’re Still the One Shania Twain

You’ve Got a Friend in Me Randy Newman

You’ve Got the Love Candy Stanton

A
Alexander’s Ragtime Band

All I Ask of You

All the Things You Are

Always True to You after My Fashion

Anything Goes

As Time Goes By

Autumn Leaves

B
Beer Barrel Polka

Bethena Walz (Joplin)

Black & White Rag

The Blue-Tail Fly

Bluesette

C

Can’t Take My Eyes off of You

Caravan

Cascades Rag (Joplin)

Charleston

Cheek to Cheek

Chelsea Bridge

Chicken Reel

Chimes Blues

Chrysanthemum Rag (Joplin)

Cock Linnet

D
Dark Eyes

Dead Man Blues

Desafinado

E
Elite Syncopations (Joplin)

Every Time We Say Goodbye

F
Floral Dance

G
The Girl from Ipanema

Guantanamera

H
Home in Pasadena

Hungarian Rag

I
I Do Like to Be beside the Seaside

I Love Paris

If You Knew Suzie

In a Sentimental Mood

It Had to Be You

I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise

J
Jazz Me Blues

Jealousy

K
Kickin’ the Dog

King Porter Stomp

L
La Paloma

La Vie en Rose

Leaning on a Lamppost

Let’s Do It

Little Brown Jug

Love Is Here to Stay

M
Makin’ Whoopee

The Man I Love

Misty

Moonlight and Roses

Moonlight in Vermont

Music to Watch Girls by/li>

My Funny Valentine

N
Nice Work If You Can Get It

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

No Business Like Show Business

No Strings

Nuages

O

Oh! Dem Golden Slippers

The Old Music Master

Orange Blossom Special

Over the Rainbow

P
Paragon Rag (Joplin)

Pennies from Heaven

Pick Yourself Up

Pleasant Moments (Joplin)

R
Raggin’ the Scale

Ragtime Dance (Joplin)

Roseleaf Rag (Joplin)

Russian Rag

S
Satin Doll

September Song

Singin’ in the Rain

Slap That Bass

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Solace (Joplin)

Somebody Loves Me

Someone to Watch over Me

Sometimes When We Touch

Spanish Eyes

St Louis Blues

Summertime

Sunshine

Swanee

T
Take 5

Take the ’A’ Train

Tango ’Por Una Cabeza’

Tiger Rag

Top Hat

Turkey in the Straw

Two Guitars

U
Up a Lazy River

W
The Way You Look Tonight

What’ll I Do

Without You

Wonderful World

Y
Yiddischer Momma

A
The A-Team

All Creatures Great and Small

America! (West Side Story)

The Avengers

B
Black & White Rag (Pot Black)

Bond themes – most

C
Cagney & Lacey

Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)

Chi Mai (The Life and Times of Lloyd George)

Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang

D
Dragnet

E
Eye Level (Van der Valk)

F
Fiddler on the Roof (Medley)

G
The Godfather

The Great Escape

Green Leaves of Summer (The Alamo)

H
Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man)

Hawaii Five-O

High Noon

Hill Street Blues

I
I’m Walking in the Air (The Snowman)

Into the West (The Lord of the Rings)

J
Jeeves & Wooster

L
Lara’s Theme (Dr Zhivago)

Last of the Mohicans

M
Man of La Mancha (Medley)

Maria (West Side Story)

Miss Marple

Mission: Impossible

My Fair Lady (Medley)

My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)

N
No Business Like Show Business (The Bandwagon)

O
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)

P
Peter Gunn

Pinball Wizard (Tommy)

Pink Panther Theme

Poirot

R
The Rockford Files

S
Scarborough Fair (The Graduate)

Schindler’s List

The Simpsons

Singin’ in the Rain

Star Wars

Star Wars – The Throne Room

Summer Holiday

Summer Nights (Grease)

The Sweeny

T
Test Match Special

Thunderbirds

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Top Hat

A
Alexander’s Ragtime Band

All I Ask of You

All the Things You Are

Always True to You after My Fashion

America! (West Side Story)

Annie! (Overture)

B
Big Spender

C
Cheek to Cheek

D
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

E
Every Time We Say Goodbye

F
Fiddler on the Roof (Medley)

Finian’s Rainbow (Medley)

I
I Dreamed a Dream

I Know Him So Well

I Love Paris

I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise

I’m Walking in the Air (The Snowman)

L
Let’s Do It

Love Is Here to Stay

M
The Man I Love

Man of La Mancha (Medley)

Maria (from West Side Story)

Memory (Cats)

Money Money Money

My Fair Lady (Medley)

My Funny Valentine

N
Nice Work If You Can Get It

No Business Like Show Business

No Strings

O
Over the Rainbow

P
Pick Yourself Up

S
September Song

Singin’ in the Rain

Slap That Bass

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Somebody Loves Me

Someone to Watch over Me

Sometimes When We Touch

Summer Holiday

Summer Nights (Grease)

Summertime

Swanee

T
Take a Chance on Me

Top Hat

W
Waterloo

The Way You Look Tonight

What’ll I Do

Without You

itle
All You Need is Love

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Canon for 3 Violins & Ground Bass

Endless Love

Everlasting Love

Flower Duet (from Lakme)

It Must Be Love

Love and Marriage

Pavane

Prince of Denmark’s March

Salut d’Amour

Sheep May Safely Graze

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Wedding March (from Lohengrin)

What a Wonderful World

We’ve Only Just Begun

When I Fall in Love

ANDERSON Leroy

Belle of the Ball

Blue Tango

Fiddle-Faddle

Forgotten Dreams

Jazz Pizzicato

Penny Whistle

Plink Plank Plunk

Trumpeter’s Lullaby

The Typewriter

ARENSKY Anton

Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky

BACH Johann Sebastian

Air (from Suite No 3 in D)

Brandenburg Concerto No 3

Chaconne (orig for Solo Violin)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Sheep May Safely Graze

Toccata & Fugue in d minor

BEETHOVEN Ludwig van

Adagio Cantabile (from the Pathetique Sonata)

BIZET Georges

Carmen Prelude

BORODIN Alexander

Nocturne

BRIDGE Frank

An Irish Melody (Londonderry Air)

CHOPIN Frederick

Minute Waltz

Waltz Op 70 No 3

COATES Eric

Dambusters March

DEBUSSY Claude

Girl with the Flaxen Hair

DELIBES Leo

Flower Duet

DVORAK Antonin

Humoreske

Serenade

Slavonic Dance No 8

ELGAR Edward

Chanson de Matin

Chanson de Nuit

Nimrod

Salut d’Amour

ELLIS Vivian

Coronation Scott

FAURE Gabriel

Le Jardin de Dolly

Mi-a-ou

Pavane

FIOCCO

Allegro

FUCIK

March: Entry of the Gladiators

GERSHWIN George

Three Preludes

Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)

GRAINGER Percy

Country Gardens

Molly on the Shore

Shepherds’ Hey

STRAUB Johann II & Josef

Pizzicato Polka

SVENDSEN Johan S

Serenade

SULLIVAN Sir Arthur

Iolanthe (Medley)

Trad

Arkansas Traveller

Greensleeves

Londonderry Air

Negro Spirituals (Various)

Reel Fiddlin’ (Medley of Scottish Reels)

Skip To My Lou

Song of the Volga Boatmen

WHITE Edward

Runaway Rocking Horse

GRIEG Edward

Norwegian Dances 1-4

Waltz (from Op 12)

GOUNOD Charles

Waltz (from Faust)

FOSTER Stephen

Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair

Old Black Joe

HANDEL George Frederick

Largo

HASSE Johann Adolf

Canzona

HAYDN Josef

Serenade

KATCHACHURIAN Aram

Waltz (from Masquerade)

KREIN Jascha

Gypsy Carnival

KREISLER Fritz

Caprice Viennois

Liebesleid

LISZT Franz

Hungarian Rhapsody No 2

Hungarian Rhapsody No 14

McDOWELL Edward

To a Wild Rose

MALANDO

Tango: Noche de Estrellas

Tango: OlE Guapa!

MASSENET Jules

Meditation (from Thais)

MENDELSSOHN Felix

Canzonetta (String Quartet Op 12)

MONTI

Czardas

MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio and Fugue in c minor

Adagio in C K356

Divertimenti (3) for Strings K136-8

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

OFFENBACH Jacques

Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)

Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld)

Waltz (from The Tales of Hoffmann)

SCHUBERT Franz

Ave Maria

Moment Musicale

SCHUMANN Robert

Scenes from Childhood

Traumerei

SHOSTAKOVITCH Dmitri

Romance (from The Gadfly)

SOUZA John Philip

El Capitan

High School Cadets

Semper Fidelis

Stars ” Stripes Forever

STRAUB Johann I

Radetzky March

STRAUB Johann II

Blue Danube Waltz

Roses from the South Waltz

Seid Umschlungen Millionen Waltz

Thunder & Lightning Polka

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Voices of Spring Waltz

Wiener Blut

TCHAIKOVSKY Piotr Ilyich

Andante Cantabile

Danse des Mirlitons

Sleeping Beauty Waltz

VERDI Guiseppe

Brindisi (from La Traviata) etc

VIVALDI Antonio

Concerto Grosso in d minor

The Four Seasons

WOLF Hugo

Italian Serenade

ARENSKY Anton

Quartet in A minor (Op 35a)

BARBER Samuel

Adagio

BEETHOVEN Ludwig van

Quartet in C minor (Op 18 No 4)

Quartet in C major (Op 59 No 3) “Rasumovsky”

Quartet in E flat Major (op 127)

BORODIN Alexander

Quartet No 2 in D major

BRAHMS Johannes

Quartet No 1 in C minor (Op 51 No 1)

Quartet No 3 in B flat major (Op 67)

BRIDGE Frank

An Irish Melody

DVORAK Antonin

Quartet No 5 in F Minor (Op 9)

Quartet No 12 in F major (Op 96) “American”

Two Waltzes (Op 54)

GADE Niels

Quartet in D major (Op 63)

GLINKA Mikhail

Quartet in D major

HAYDN Josef

Quartet in C major (Op 33 No 3) “The Bird”

Quartet in E major (Op 54 No 3)

Quartet in D major (Op 67 No 5) “The Lark”

Quartet in D minor (Op 76 No 2) “The Fifths”

MENDELSSOHN Felix

Quartet No 2 in A minor (Op 13)

MOZART Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio & Fugue in C minor (K 456)

Quartet in G major (K 387)

Quartet in B flat major (K 458) “The Hunt”

Quartet in C major (K 464) “The Dissonance”

PURCELL Henry

Chaconne in G minor

RAFF Joachim

Quartet in C minor (Op 192 No 1) “Suite in the Old Style”

RESPIGHI Ottorino

Quartet in D major

SCHUBERT Franz

Quartet No 13 in A minor (D 804) “Rosamunde”

Quartettsatz in C minor (D 703)

SCHUMANN Robert

Quartet No 2 in F major (Op 41 No 2)

SPOHR Ludwig

Quartet in E minor (Op 45 No 2)

SVENDSEN Johan Severin

Quartet in A minor (Op 1)

WANHAL Johann Baptiste

Quartet in E flat Major (op 127)

WOLF Hugo

Italian Serenade

Classical
Christmas Concerto

Overture to Christmas Oratorio

Christmas (from the ballet The Seasons)

Nutcracker Suite

Troika (from Lieutenant Kije)

Winter (from The Seasons)

A Corelli arr Brian Smith

J S Bach arr Smith

P Tschaikovsky arr G Manning

P Tschaikovsky arr Carlo Martelli

S Prokofiev arr Smith

A Vivaldi

Popular
All I Want for Christmas Is You

Blue Christmas

Christmas Canon Rock

The Christmas Song

Christmas Time Is Here

Do They Know It’s Christmas

Fairytale of New York

Frosty the Snowman

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

Sleigh Ride

Twelve Days of Christmas

Walking in the Air

White Christmas

When Christmas Comes to Town

Winter Wonderland