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The City Bells

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Events

The City Bells is an incredibly versatile group which can provide music to suit a range of occasions. Live music can add an extra sparkle to your corporate event, create a magical atmosphere at your wedding or be a memorable part of your party. Having a saxophone quartet at your occasion has a number of benefits over other ensembles. The City Bells are perfect for outdoor parties/receptions, since the sound carries well, yet they can also play intimately in small indoor venues and saxophones don't require a PA system.

If you would like a more upbeat touch to your celebration, The City Bells also work with many other bands and artists. Have a listen to the 'Small Band' genre in our iPod for examples of our ever popular 'Mini Big Band'!

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Concerts

Check out our YouTube page for clips from recent concerts!

The City Bells has a wide range of conservatoire repertoire perfect for a recital hall. They perform contemporary works from Phillip Glass to arrangements of Bach concertos to Debussy, so should you need an extra act to fill a concert programme or need an extra ensemble in your concert series they could be the perfect addition.

Watch out for when the "Next Concert" icon appears for details on upcoming public events, or become a fan of The City Bells on Facebook for more regular updates.

Weddings

Your wedding day check list...

  • The service - music before the start of the service, for the entrance of the bride, signing of the register or exit of the bride and groom.
  • The photos - entertainment indoors or outdoors
  • Reception Drinks - light background music
  • Wedding Breakfast - light background music or how about some specially arranged musical accompaniment for the speeches?
  • Evening dancing - Check out City Bells 'Small Band' in our iPod playlist for examples of our toe tapping tunes to get your wedding party on their feet. City Bells also work alongside a variety other of bands. From Funk to Trad Jazz, Soul to Rock, we will help find the right band for your tastes to make sure everyone visits the dance floor.

You may wish to take advantage of our arrangement service if there is a particular piece that is meaningful for you as you walk down the aisle or for your first dance. Or of course, we would be happy to advise you on repertoire if you are unsure of what you would like.

The City Bells would be keen to discuss musical choices with you in detail to ensure that every part of your special day is just as you'd imagined.

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Horn Sections

If you have an existing band which requires extra instruments, The City Bells acts as a group of talented session musicians for recordings and gigs. As well as the obvious saxophones, these multi-faceted players can also double on flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, piano, drums, guitar, bass, viola and vocals! City Bells are available to hire for studio recording, live events and recording, and tours. Have a listen to some pieces from our 'Small Band' genre in the iPod for examples of The City Bells' horn section work.

Perhaps you already have synth horns in a track and would like to replace these with quality live instruments - The City Bells provides high quality, professional recordings to replace the original mix. You can even purchase The City Bells' original arrangements, orchestrations and compositions for your own horn section or quartet - just email us!

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Workshops

Being that all members of The City Bells teach, together we can provide exciting and engaging workshops, demonstrations or masterclasses. Be they in schools, hospitals, care homes or for charity events, we are always keen to get involved in the educational side of music. As multi-instrumentalists, we aim to demonstrate and inspire using a range of instruments and genres. We often include games and musical activities to involve audience participation.

We also give motivational talks to upcoming performers and composers. Each workshop/masterclass differs as The City Bells caters to each audience according to their needs, and we try to expose new music where relevant. The City Bells will happily discuss workshop structure at length with the client to guarantee an energised, interactive, inspiring and memorable performance.

City Bells are proud to work alongside the reputable charity Music In Hospitals to provide regular fun-filled outreach concerts within hospitals, homes, hospices and day centres throughout the UK. Visit their YouTube page for videos detailing how the organisation is run. Or if you wish to make a donation please visit their website or email info@musicinhospitals.org.uk.

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