ECHO STRINGS

Quartet Strings

Echo Strings are a versatile, dynamic, all female string ensemble based in Liverpool. Lara Simpson formed the group in 2015 whilst she was studying at Paul McCartney’s music college “The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts”. Echo Strings regularly perform at weddings, corporate events and private functions around the UK and overseas. Members of Echo Strings also make up the string section of top UK tribute band ‘The ELO Show’ and they have also played backing strings for Britain’s Got Talent’s ‘Richard & Adam’. They have featured three times on Hollyoaks on Channel 4, they are the resident string quartet with ‘Incredible 11’ an 11 piece hip-hop orchestra based in the Baltic Triangle and they perform annually as part of Radio City’s Cash for Kids Christmas Concert. They also frequently collaborate with bands and artists in Merseyside and beyond including; Robert Vincent, The Christians, Ian Prowse & Amsterdam, Zuzu, Circa Waves and many more. Members of the ensemble are professional arrangers and are able to score original string parts for bands and artists, whilst also being able to arrange any song request for weddings and other events.

Working with Lara and the girls in Echo String Quartet has been an absolute pleasure. Having contacted LIPA to enquire about availability of students, Lara from Echo String Quartet, was very prompt in responding with video footage and a bio. The Telegraph Cruise & Travel Show was a two day event at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday. As the only string quartet at the event, it was quite demanding on the girls to play across both days with 1-1.5hrs sessions on a tight schedule. Their performances were fantastic and provided our visitors with a relaxing and intimate atmosphere within our Cream Tea Experience. We have received many lovely comments from our visitors since the show, and I would highly recommend Echo String Quartet for any event that requires a classy and sophisticated musical accompaniment.

Michelle Daniels - The Telegraph Cruise & Travel Show

SONG REPERTOIRE

MODERN POP

The A Team Ed Sheeran
Adventure of a Lifetime Coldplay
Apologize One Republic
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Alejandro Lady Gaga
All Of Me John Legend
Baby Justin Bieber
Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Best Day Of My Life American Authors
The Blowers Daughter Damien Rice
Born This Way Lady Gaga
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Despacito Justin Bieber
Empire State of Mind Alicia Keys
Feels Calvin Harris
Forever Young / Halo Medley Beyoncé & Jay Z
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Greatest Day Take That
Halo Beyonce
Happy Pharrell
Havana Camila Cabello
Heathens 21 Pilots
Hello Adele
Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
Hey Soul Sister Train
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz
I Will Wait Mumford & Sons
Just Give Me A Reason Pink
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Lady Gaga – Medley Lady Gaga
Let Her Go Passenger
Love On Top Beyonce
Love Story Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Marry You Bruno Mars
New Rules Dua Lipa
No One Alicia Keys
On Top Of The World Imagine Dragons
One Day Like This Elbow
Only Love Ben Howard
Paradise Coldplay
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Photograph Ed Sheeran
Pompeii Bastille
Radioactive Imagine Dragons
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Rockabye Clean Bandit 
Rolling In The Deep Clean Bandit
The Scientist Coldplay
Set Fire To The Rain Adele
Shake it Off Medley Taylor Swift
Shape of You Ed Sheeran 
Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon 
Sia Medley Sia
Sky Full of Stars Coldplay
Some Nights Fun. 
Stay Rihanna
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Starlight Muse 
Strong LondonGrammar
Sugar Maroon 5
Summer Calvin Harris
Survivor
Sway Pussycat Dolls
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Take Over The World The Courteeners 
Titanium David Guetta
Treasure Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson 
Use Somebody Kings of Leon 
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Wake Me Up Avicii
Whenever Wherever Shakira
With or Without You U2
Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
You’ve Got The Love Florence & The Machine
You Raise Me Up Westlife

FILM / MUSICAL

A Whole World Aladdin 
All I Ask Of You Phantom of the Opera
Another Day of Sun La La Land
Ashokan Farewell Braveheart
As Long As He Needs Me Oliver!
Bare Necessities Jungle Book
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Lion King
Cantina Band Star Wars
Carrying You Laputa (Castle in the Sky)
Charlie & Chocolate Factory Danny Elfman
Chelsea Bridge Strayhorn
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Theme 
City of Stars La La Land
Colors of the Wind Pocahontas
Concerning Hobbits Lord of the Rings
Consider Yourself Medley Oliver!
Edelweiss Sound of Music
El Tango Roxanne Moulin Rouge
Food, Glorious Food Oliver!
Game of Thrones Theme Game of Thrones
Godfather Theme Nino Rota
Goldfinger James Bond
Harry Potter Medley John Williams 
How Far Ill Go Moana
Ice Dance Edward Scissorhands
I Dreamed A Dream Les Miserables
Imperial March Star Wars
Indiana Jones John Williams
I See The Light Tangled
James Bond Theme Monty Norman
Jurassic Park Theme John Williams
Lady Marmalade Moulin Rouge
Kissing You Romeo & Juliette
Last of the Mohicans Theme
La Valse d’Amelie Amelie
Lara’s Theme Dr Zhivago
Let It Go Frozen
Lord of the Rings Medley Howard Shore
Married Life from Up
The Medallion Calls Pirates of the Caribbean  
Miss Marple Theme Ron Goodwin
My Heart Will Go On Titanic
Newsies Theme Alan Menken
Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley John Williams
Pure Imagination Danny Elfman
Requiem for a Dream Mansell
Schindler’s List Theme John Williams
Shallow A Star is Born
Simpsons Theme Danny Elfman
Singing in the Rain Gene Kelly
Skyfall Adele
Somewhere ‘West Side Story’ Leonard Bernstein
Speak Softly The Godfather
Star Wars Theme John Williams
Sunrise Sunset Fiddler on the Roof
Tale As Old As Time Beauty And The Beast
This Is Me Greatest Showman
West Side Story Medley Leonard Bernstein 
When You Wish Upon a Star Pinocchio

JAZZ & OLD FAVOURITES 

At Last Etta James
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
Blue Moon Rodgers & Hart
Bye Bye Blackbird Miles Davis
Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
Can’t Take That Away Gershwin
Chelsea Bridge Strayhorn
Dixie Dan Emmott
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
Foggy Day Gershwin 
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
It Don’t Mean A Thing Ellington
I Won’t Dance Frank Sinatra
Lady Be Good Gershwin
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off Gershwin
Mack The Knife Kurt Weill
Misty Errol Garner
Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller
Moon River Henry Mancini
Mr Sandman The Chordettes
My Girl The Temptations 
People Barbara Streisand
Respect Aretha Franklin
S’Wonderful Gerswhin 
Satin Doll Duke Ellington
She Elvis Costello
Singin’ In The Rain Gene Kelly
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Eva Cassidy
Summertime Gershwin
Take 5 Dave Brubeck
Take The ‘A’ Train Strayhorn
That’s Life Frank Sinatra
The Girl from Ipanema Jobim
The Very Thought of You Billie Holiday
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Upstairs Downstairs Faris
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
You’ve Got A Friend In Me Randy Newman

80’S/90’S POP

All I Want is You U2
Back in Black ACDC
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Club Tropicana Wham
Don’t Stop Believing Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Everylasting Love Carl Carton
Everything I Do It For You Ronan Keating
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Fields Of Gold Sting
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing Aerosmith
I’m So Excited Pointer Sisters
I Want To Break Free Queen
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life Bill Medley
It Must Be Love Madness
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Killing Me Softly with His Song Roberta Flack
Kissing You Des’ree
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Nine to Five Dolly Parton
Life on Mars – David Bowie
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Please Let Me get What I Want The Smiths 
Red Red Wine UB40
Songbird Eva Cassidy
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Sunburn Muse 
Sweet Child o’mine Guns n Roses
Sweet Disposition Temper Trap
Thriller Michael Jackson 
Wonderwall Oasis
Without You David Guetta
Yellow Coldplay
You And Me The Wannadies
You Make Dreams Come True Hall & Oates
You Raise Me Up Westlife
You’re My Best Friend Queen

60’S/70’S POP

ABBA Medley ABBA
A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles
All You Need Is Love The Beatles
Always Look On The Bright Side Monty Python
And I Love Her The Beatles
Blackbird The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison 
Bye Bye Blackbird
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
Get Back The Beatles
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
Green Green Grass of Home Tom Jones
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles
How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
I Have A Dream ABBA
Imagine The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Lady Madonna The Beatles 
Let It Be The Beatles
Life on Mars David Bowie
Love Me Do The Beatles
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds The Beatles
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Mr Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra
Paperback Writer The Beatles
Queen Medley Queen 
Roxanne The Police
Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me Ben E.King
Stairway to Heaven Led Zepplin
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
That’s What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick
When I’m Sixty Four The Beatles
With A Little Help From Friends The Beatles
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
World Without Love Beatles
Wouldn’t It Be Nice Beach Boys
Yesterday The Beatles
You’ve Got To Hide Love Away The Beatles
You’ve Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers
Your Song Elton John

LATIN

Besame Mucho Consuelo Vela
La Cumparasita Rodriguez
Libertango Piazzolla
Oblivion Piazzolla
One Note Samba Jobim
Tango Albeniz
Por Una Cabeza Scent of a Woman
Sway Pussycat Dolls
Whenever Wherever Shakira

OTHER

Lord of the Dance Hardiman
Palladio Karl Jenkins
Wild Swans on the Lake Foy Vance
The Devil Goes Down To Georgia Charlie Daniels

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