Musicians and Dancers for all occasions, provided by Collusion
Knowing that our lead violinist has just returned from stage performances in Guangzhou, China, and in a week he is heading off to Shanghai for more performances, there is no doubt that the standard of our performances, in your arena is going to be fabulous! ...and the best news is we make our prices affordable and available to all. Collusion and Strings At Hand have many years experience providing Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts with quality string music for all occasions. Our musicians are quality professionals whom also perform as concert artists. Once known as Strings At Hand; the owners of Strings At Hand have gifted this successful business to Collusion, to ensure the sustainability of one of Australia's most progressive boutique Arts Companies. ACN: 160 964 714ABN: 25 160 964 714.
"...I just wanted you to know how supremely grateful we are to have had Strings at Hand play such a special part of our ceremony. As I waited outside the chapel with anticipation, I could hear our guests fall silent and the sound of your beautiful music left me with the biggest smile on my face! I didn't have a single nerve from that point on, and couldn't wait to get down the aisle! I tried to catch the eye of your group a couple of times during the ceremony to mouth 'thank you', but everyone was far too professional for that! We are truly so grateful to have had you there. We didn't adorn the space with fancy flowers or fluffy pew decorations - your music provided all the sophistication and elegance we could have ever hoped for. So thank you for the effortless organisation and even better performance on the day. We will be forever grateful for the part you played in creating our perfect day. With love from us" - Michelle and Mark x
We offer our musical services for: Weddings, Parties, Dinners, Functions, Corporate Events. With a wide range of live repertoire, we can create the atmosphere you are looking for. Choose from classical, jazz, instrumental and modern music - or have a special musical item arranged to personalise your special event. A string duo or string trio is also available, however for the best result at your function there is nothing better than a string quartet, with full volume and rich texture. Solo Violin or Violin with keyboard/piano is also available. Our members regularly play for the state’s best chamber ensembles, chamber orchestras and symphony orchestras. Our testimonials page is proof of our ongoing quality and attention to detail.
"I would like to say a big thank you for your performance at our wedding on Friday at Brett's Wharf. The music was fantastic and a lot of our guests commented on your performance saying it couldn't have been any better. You set the atmosphere for a perfect ceremony and we will definately recommend you and your group to family and friends in the future. Thanks again." -Katherine and John Paech 10 October 2011
"I haven't had a chance to get in touch with you but just wanted to say thank you so so much for the music at our wedding on Saturday. Unfortunately I heard much less than the guests but the feedback I received has been that the music was beautiful, and what I did hear and see particularly in the vestibule at Stamford was just wonderful! Allen said it really set the tone for our reception and saved waiting time at the church haha." - 27 Nov 2014
In 2017 we've travelled to many places already ..HillView Estate Winery, Spicers Resorts, Glengarrif Historical Lodge, Brisbane International and Domestic Airports, Sanctuary Cove, Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centres, Star Gold Coast, Sirromet Winery.
From January to July 2016 we've been out and about at places including....Palace Centro, Customs House, River Bend Terrace, Mt Cootha Gardens, Sanctuary Cove Chappel, Soul Surfers Paradise, Coopooroo Bowls Club, Victoria Park Eves on the River, Skyroom, Botanical Restaurant, Powerhouse Riverbed Terrace, Newstead House, Brisbane International Airport KrisFlyer Lounge, Cloudland's Enigma Underground and Peacock Lounge. St Stephens Cathedral.
From October to December 2015 we're at St Stephens Cathedral, Riverlife, All Hallows, Palace Cinemas, Customs House, GOMA Rooftop, Mt Cootha Gardens, Roma Street Parklands, Mt Crosby State School, Spicers at Montville, Victoria Park Herston, Brisbane Powerhouse, Spicers Peak Lodge Maryville. Glengarrif Historical Lodge, QAG, Stuartholme, & Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens.
In 2015 we've appeared at Room With Roses, The Landing Dockside, St Stephens Cathedral, Stamford Plaza, The Point Kangaroo Point, St Brigid's Red Hill, Carindale Gold Course, JC Slaughter Falls, GOMA, Gambaro Function Centre, Hillstone St Lucia Golf Course, St John The Baptist Mt Tambourine, The Sofitel Hotel, Newsteads Twig and Berry, Siromet Winery, Mookimbah Reserve, Victoria Park and many more beautiful locations.
In 2014 we played at great venues like... Restaurant 2 Brisbane City, Victoria Park Herston, The Maheno Room Bulimba, Dockside Landing Kangaroo Point, Walkabout Creek The Gap, St Stephens Cathedral Brisbane City, St John's Cathedral Brisbane City and Stanford Plaza Brisbane City. La Vue Restaurant - Admiralty Towers, Customs House, the Opening of 127 Creek St, Our Lady of Victory, Stamford Plaza, Mt Cootha Lookout, the Maritime Museum, Portside Brisbane, Hamilton Harbour, Breakfast Creek and many more beautiful Brisbane locations.
Traditional Repertoire: Albinioni Adagio Bach Air on a G string, Jesu, Joy of man’s desiring, Toccata and Fugue, “Prelude” from English Suite No. 3, Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No 2, Two part Inventions Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1, Für Elise, Bagatelle, de Berio Three Duos Concertante, Boccherini Minuet Brahms Hungarian Dance Bruch Adagio from Violin Concerto Chopin Minutewaltz Nocturne Debussy The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Delibes “Flower Duet” from Lakme Dvorak ‘Finale’ from Sonatina, Humoresque F.Ferrari Halloween Night, Lullaby of the Spirits Franck Panis Angelicus Gounod
Ave Maria G.F. Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Halleluia Chorus, “All We Like Sheep” from The Messiah, Largo Haydn Symphony No. 77, Mvt. 4 Mozart, Alleluia, Ave Verum Corpus, Divertimento No 1, Divertimento No, Divertimento No 3, Eine Kliene Nacht Music Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain Offenbach Barcarolle Pachabel Canon in D, Gigue, Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro (from Gianni Schicchi), Rossini Barber of Seville Saint-Saen Danse Macabre Satie Gymnopedie No. 1, Ragtime Parade Schubert Ave Maria Schumann Traumerei Strauss Blue Danube Waltz, The Emperor Waltz Viennese Blood, Chit-Chat Polka
Pop: ABBA I Have A Dream Adam Duritz Accidentally In Love Aerosmith I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (from Armageddon) Armstrong, Louis We Have all the Time in the World Adele Make you feel my love, "Skyfall" AWOLNATION "Sail" Sledge, Percy When a Man Loves a Woman Beatles Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Day Tripper, A Hard Day's Night, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday, When I'm Sixty-Four, Back In The USSR, Blackbird, Bryan Adams Everything I Do I Do It For You, BGs How Deep Is Your Love Blunt, James You're Beautiful Carly Simon Nobody Does it Better (from the Spy Who Loved Me) Corrs What Can I Do Des'ree Kissing You (from the film Romeo and Juliet) Easton, Sheena For Your Eyes Only Eagles Hotel California Edith Piaff La vie en rose Elbow One Day Like This Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Geri H (performed by)Paul Jabara & Paul Shaffer It's Raining Men Greenday Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) Gotye Somebody (that) I used to know John, Elton Can you feel the love tonight The Verve Bittersweet Symphony James, Etta At Last The Kinks You Really Got Me Kings of Leon Use Somebody Love Affair Everlasting Love Newton Mendonca One Note Samba Oliver the Musical Consider Yourself Post, Mike & Carpenter, Pete The A Team Ray Noble/Jack Long The Very Thought of You R.E.M. Nightswimming Sting Fields of Gold White, Barry You're the First, the Last, My Everything Wynette, Tammy Stand By Your Man
Our musicians have provided their musical services for the following organisations: Australian Government, Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Heart Foundation, Sofitel Hotel, Cerebral Palsey League, DETA, MediProtect, Queensland Art Gallery, Hilton Hotel, Stanford Plaza, Marriott Hotel, Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Moreton Bay Yacht Club, Brisbane Club, Tattersals Club, MIRVAC, Ralph Lauren, Crown Casino, Brisbane Treasury Casino, Ramsay Health, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, Il Divo, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Collusion, Camerata of St John's, Four Elements, 4MBS Classic Cruise on Princess Cruise lines, Queensland Ballet, Musica Viva In Schools, Chrissy Amphlett, Australian Rock Orchestra,100’s of Weddings.