Shanti Strings

Shanti Strings

Shanti Strings are a high calibre contemporary Bollywood Electric Strings group with a twist of luxury. Whether performing as an electric strings duo, an energising music and dance trio or an acoustic quartet they provide fantastic musical entertainment and designer style to suit every occasion.

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Shanti Strings are a high calibre contemporary Bollywood Electric Strings group with a twist of luxury. Whether performing as an electric strings duo, an energising music and dance trio or an acoustic quartet they provide fantastic musical entertainment and designer style to suit every occasion.

The fabulous Shanti Strings electric string duo play upbeat Bollywood and classical-pop crossover music which provides the perfect background accompaniment to a drinks reception. They can also provide a high energy choreographed Bollywood show, performing on sparkly futuristic-looking electric violin and cello with wonderful costumes.

An exciting and unique addition is to introduce the Bollywood dancer who can include a short fun Bollywood dance workshop to get the audience up and on their feet! For large luxury events this can be with 2 or 3 or more dancers to add even more of the “WOW-Factor”!

The elegant all-female string quartet can perform for up to three hours of Bollywood, classical and/or pop background music on traditional acoustic violins, viola and cello. The group is made up of some of the country’s leading strings musicians. Having studied at the UK’s most prestigious music conservatoires, many of the girls have won awards. The girls dress in beautiful sparkly dresses for every performance and provide background music with a unique Bollywood twist creating a sophisticated and cool ambience. The perfect accompaniment to a drinks reception, civil ceremony, or dinner. The acoustic string quartet performs background music which ideal for both Western and Asian weddings and receptions.

The group are all extremely experienced, classically trained professional musicians, having spent many years studying their instruments at the country’s leading music schools and conservatoires and winning many music awards. In the last couple of years we have individually performed in 25 countries at many high-end events, including Wimbledon Champions Dinners and at many private celebrity functions. They performed 8 times at the Olympic Park during the games and on the main stage at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant event as well as at a lunch for the Queen and the Prime Minister.
They have also individually performed for Royalty and with many famous celebrities such as: Take That, Salim-Sulaiman, Sir Elton John, Rihanna, Russel Watson and Ellie Goulding.

They have performed on The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Britains Got Talent, The Royal Variety Show, Dancing on Ice and many more…

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Ashanti Strings Repertoire
Bollywood & Pop Fusion – The Electric Show
Joote Do Paise Lo – Bollywood
Dhoom Machale – Bollywood
Kabhi Kabhi – Bollywood
Mohabbatein (Humko Humise) – Bollywood
Jai Ho – Bollywood (‘Slumdog Millionaire’)
Chura Liya Hai – Bollywood
Baari Barsi – Bollywood
Babli Baad Maash Hai – Bollywood
Kirwani – East/West Fusion
Palladio – Jenkins/Frazier
Canon – Pachelbel
Air on a G String – Bach
Toccata – Bach/May
Destiny – Vanessa Mae
Ride – Bond
Storm – Vivaldi
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Danny Boy – Traditional Irish
River Dance – Traditional Irish
Joy of Life – Traditional Irish
Drowsy Maggie – Traditional Irish
Toss the Feathers / Minstrel Boy – Traditional / The Corrs

Background Bollywood Music
Ali Maula
Chura Liya hai Tumne
Crazy Kiya Re
Chammak chalo
Chand sifarish
Dus bahane
Dil ne ye kaha hai dil se
Dance pe Chance
Desi girl
Dhoom machale
Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai
Fashion Ka jalwa
Fashion theme tune
Guzarish- ghajini
Haule Haule
Hum tou dilse haare
Humko Humise (Mohabbatein)
Jai ho
Jashn e Bahara
Joote do paise lo
Kal ho naa ho
Kuch Kuch hota hai
Kahin door jab din
Kabhi alvida na kehna
Kabhi Kabhi
Love mera hit hit
Madhosh dilke dhadkan
Maula mera lele mera jaan
Mere mehboob
O mere sona re
Pehli nazar mein
Pehla nasha
Papa kehte hain bada naam
Pee loon
Rab na kare
Suraj hua maddham
Sheila ki jawani
Teri meri
Tehra chehra
Tu muskura
Tujhe dekta to yeh jaana sanam
Teri mast mast do nain
Teri Ore
Teri liye- veer zaara
Tujh mein rab dikhta hai
Tum dil ki dhadkan mein
Tu jaane na
Tum paas aye
Uff Teri adaa
Why this kolaveri
Yeh jo mohabbat hai

Background Pop Music
At the River – Groove Armada
Ain’t no Sunshine – Lighthouse Family
Air on a G String – Bach / Cafe Del Mar
Come Away with me – Norah Jones
Come Together – Beatles
Canon – Pachelbel / Cafe Del Mar
Clubbed to Death – from The Matrix
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Don’t Dream it’s Over – Crowded House
Edge Hill – Groove Armada
Every Breath You Take – Police / Puff Daddy
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fields of Gold – Sting
Give me a Reason – Pink (ft Nate Ruess)
Heaven – Emeli Sande
Home – Michael Buble
I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Beatles
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Imagine – John Lennon
Let there be Love – Nat King Cole
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
New York – Paloma Faith
One Day Like This – Elbow
Paradise – Coldplay
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Rule the World – Take That
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Skyfall – James Bond Theme / Adele
Somebody that I Used to Know – Gotye
Something – Beatles
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Titanium – David Guetta
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
We are Young – Fun
With or Without You – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You do Something to Me – Paul Weller
You Give me Something – James Morrison

Background Classical Music
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah
Bach – Wachet Auf
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Traditional – Amazing Grace
Bach/Gounod – Ave Maria
Alibinoni – Adagio
Corelli – Allegro from Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Pachelbel – Canon
Bach – Double Violin Concerto in D minor
Teleman – Les Plaisirs (from Recorder Suite in A minor)
Purcell – Rondo (from Abdelazer)
Bach – A Minor Violin Concerto
Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Bach – Air on the G string
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart – Adagio from Clarinet Concerto
Mozart – Queen of the Night from the Magic Flute
Mozart – Der Vogelfanger from the Magic Flute
Beethoven – Adagio (from Sonata ‘Pathetique’)
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Beethoven – Symphony No 3 (Eroica)
Beethoven – Fur Elise
Haydn – Andante (from the Trumpet Concerto)
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo and Euridice)
Boccherini – Minuet
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Wagner – Wedding March
Schubert – Ave Maria
Rimsky Korsakov – Flight of the Bumble Bee
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 5
Massenet – Meditation
Beethoven – Romance in F
Satie – Gymnopedie No 1
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Rubenstein – Melody in F
Liszt – Liebestraum
Brahms – Waltz No 15
Chopin – Nocturne No 11
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance No1
Chopin – Prelude No 4
Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Overture
Schumann – Traumerei
Schubert – Themes from the ‘Trout Quintet’

Background Jazz Music
Bernie’s Tune – Bernire Miller
Desafinado – Mendonca/Jobim
Fever – Davenport/Cooley
Fly Me to the Moon – Howard
God Bless’ the Child -Herzog/Billie Holiday
A Night in Tunisia – Gillespie/Paparelli
One Note Samba – Mendonca/ Jobim
Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
Stompin’ at the Savoy – Goodman/Sampson/Webb
Woodchopper’s Ball – Bishop/Herman
Take the A train – Strayhorn
Yardbird Suite – Charlie Parker
But Not For Me – Gershwin
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise – Gershwin
Love Walked in – Gershwin
The Man I love – Gershwin
Oh , Lady be Good – Gershwin
Someone to Watch over Me – Gershwin
Summertime – Gershwin
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Gershwin
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Gershwin

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