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The Electric String Orchestra



  • 12 piece amplified string orchestra
  • Unique arrangements of reworked pop and rock hits
  • Can include Scottish traditional set and music
  • Setlist tailor made to client
  • All female, with 1 very handsome male orchestral leader


Based in Glasgow and frequently play throughout Scotland and the UK

Standard Set Times

  • Flexible to suit clients.

About this Act

Turning the string orchestra up to 11!

The Electric String Orchestra is an experience like no other - twelve of the UK's best session string players coming together to create a unique and inspirational orchestral show with a twist.

The Electric String Orchestra perform all genres of music on classical instruments – expect Bowie, Radiohead, Muse, Lady Gaga, Guns ‘n’ Roses and many more, as well as sets originating from their Scottish roots.

Pop and rock princesses at heart, the 11 girls and their handsome Hungarian male leader are passionate about music, write and arrange their own material, and work with new artists across the musical spectrum. Their work can be heard on NBC’s show Smash, on adverts played during the Superbowl, a recent L’Oreal advert and MTV.

Born from the success of the Cairn String Quartet, they have performed with artists throughout the UK, Europe and South America, including appearances at Glastonbury, T in the Park, BBC Radio 1 and alongside Professor Green and Emeli Sandé at the 2011 MOBO Awards. They toured and appeared on stage with Echo and the Bunnymen during their 2011 Ocean Rain tour, and produced shows for Glasgow’s West End Festival to critical acclaim, as well as producing their own EP for iTunes.

Set List

Charts 90’s,00’s and tweens

All the Single Ladies-Put a Ring on It - - Beyoncé
All the Things that I have Done - The Killers
All Time Love - Will Young
American Land - Bruce Springsteen
Angels - Robbie Williams
Apologise - One Republic
Ave Maria - Beyonce
Baby Lee - Teenage Fanclub
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Beautiful Day - U2
Better - Tom Baxter
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Black is the Colour - Cara Dillon
Black Star - Radiohead
Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen
C'est la Vie - B*Witched
Can I Stay - Ray la Montagne
Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Carwash - Christina Aguilera
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Children - Robert Miles
City of Blinding Lights - U2
Clocks - Coldplay
Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine
Crash into Me - Dave Matthews Band
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Dreaming of You - The Coral
Earth Song - Michael Jackson
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Everything - Michael Bublé
FEAR - Ian Brown
Feel - Robbie Williams
Feeling Good - Muse
Fields of Gold - Sting
Firework - Katie Perry
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
Forever in Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
Forget You - Ce Lo Green
Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Will Smith
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
From This Moment - Shania Twain
Glorybox - Portishead
Greatest Day - Take That
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzales
Here Come the Girls - Sugababes
Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
Hey There Delilah - Plain White Tee's
Honey and the Moon - Joseph Arthur
Hoppipola - Sigur Rós
Hounds of Love - The Futureheads
Hysteria - Muse
I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Feel Good - James Brown
I gotta feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I just can't get enough - Depeche Mode
I look to you - Whitney Houston
I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
I Wanna be Adored - The Stone Roses
I Would Do Anything For Love - Meatloaf
In my Place - Coldplay
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
It's All About You - McFly
Judas - Lady Gaga
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Kiss from a Rose - Seal
Life with You - The Proclaimers
Lips like Sugar - Echo & the Bunnymen
Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Love the Way you Lie - Rihanna
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Lucky Man - The Verve
Many of Horror - Biffy Clyro
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Mountains - Biffy Clyro
My Love - Justin Timberlake
Nice Dream - Radiohead
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
Northern Sky - Nick Drake
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Nothing Lasts Forever - Echo & the Bunnymen
Numb - Linken Park
One Day like This - Elbow
One Love - Bob Marley
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Paradise - Coldplay
Paradise City - Guns n Roses
Pencil full of lead - Paolo Nutini
Please, Please let me get what I want - The Smiths
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Rescue - Echo & the Bunnymen
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Rule the World - Take That
Run - Snow Patrol
Rust - Echo & the Bunnymen
Same Jeans - The View
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
She - Elvis Costello
Shiver - Coldplay
Sigh no More - Mumford and Sons
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Songs of Love - The Divine Comedy
Starlight - Muse
Stop Me - Mark Ronson
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
Sweet Dreams - Annie Lennox
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Teddy Picker - Arctic Monkeys
The Cave - Mumford and Sons
The Scientist - Coldplay
The Universal - Blur
There she goes - The La's
There's a Light that Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Time is Running Out - Muse
Tonight, Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
Toxic - Britney Spears
Under the Cover of Darkness - The Strokes
Us - Regina Spektor
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Whatever - Oasis
Whistle for the Choir - Fratellis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
You Got the Love - Florence + the Machine
You Shook me All Night Long - AC-DC
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
You're my Star - Stereophonics
Your Song - Ellie Goulding

Charts 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s

Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye-Diana Ross
All I Want is You - U2
All you Need is Love - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Annie's Song - John Denver
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Apple Blossom Time - The Platters
At Last - Etta James
At Last - Etta James
At Last - Etta James
Atomic - Blondie
Baby I Love You - The Ramones
Back in Black - AC-DC
Back in Black - Double Denim Medley
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Bicycle Race - Queen
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Blue Monday - New Order
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo & the Bunnymen
C'est la Vie - Double Denim Medley
California Dreaming - The Mama and the Papas
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Caravan of Love - House Martins
Carla Etude - Elton John
Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Could it be Magic - Barry Manilow
Crazy Little thing Called Love - Queen
Disco Inferno - 70's Medley
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop me Now - Queen
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
English Rose - Paul Weller
Everything - Michael Bublé
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
From New York to LA - Patsy Gallant
Funky Town - 70's Medley
Get Back - The Beatles
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Highway to Hell - AC-DC
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I Feel Good - Double Denim Medley
I Get Around - The Beach Boys
I love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
I Only Want to be with You - Dusty Springfield
I Say a Little Prayer - 70's Medley
I Will Survive - 70's Medley
I'm gonna be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Imagine - John Lennon
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It Must be Love - Madness
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
La vie en rose - Louis Armstrong
La Vie en Rose - Louis Armstrong
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Let It Be Me - The Everley Brothers
Lips like Sugar - Echo & the Bunnymen
Love me Tender - Elvis
Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who
Mamma Mia - Abba
Medley - She loves you, I wanna hold yourhand, Here comes the sun and All you ned is love - The Beatles
Michelle - The Beatles
Mr Bojangles - Nina Simone
My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Nothing Lasts Forever - Echo & the Bunnymen
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Paperback Writer - The Beatles
Paradise City - Guns n Roses
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Rescue - Echo & the Bunnymen
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley
Rockin All Over the World - Status Quo
Rust - Echo & the Bunnymen
Same Jeans - Double Denim Medley
Say a Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Something - The Beatles
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers
Sweet Dreams - Annie Lennox
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
The Wonder of You - Elvis
There Must be an Angel Playing With my Heart - Eurythmics - Annie Lennox
Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull
This Guy's in Love with You - Burt Bacharach
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Till there was You - The Beatles
Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
Waterloo - Abba
Watermark - Enya
We Have All the Time in the World - Louis Armstrong
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What the World Needs now, Is Love - Jackie de Shannon
When I'm 64 - The Beatles
With or Without You - U2
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
World Without Love - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
You are so Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You Are the Sunshine of my Life - Stevie Wonder
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
You Shook me All Night Long - AC-DC
You're my Best Friend - Queen
You've Got a Friend - Carol King
Your Song - Elton John

Film and TV themes

Whole New World - Aladdin
Amapolla - Once Upon a Time in America
As Times Go By - Casablanca
Balcony Scene - Romeo and Juliet
Battlestar Galactica - Battlestar Galactica
Bella's Lullaby - Twilight
Book of Love - Scrubs
Braveheart -
Breaking Free - High School Musical
Cavantina - The Deer Hunter
Chapel of Love - Four Weddings and a Funeral
Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone
Comptine D'Un Autre Été L'Apre - Amelie
Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Eye of the Tiger - Rocky
Eye of the Tiger -
Falling Slowly - Once
Flashdance - Flashdance
For the Love of a Princess - Secret Wedding - Braveheart
Forest Gump Suite - Forest Gump
Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission - Ennio Morricone
Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually
Going the Distance - Rocky
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Happy Days - Happy Days
Hedwig's Theme - Harry Potter
Hello Dolly - Hello Dolly
I Could Be So Good for You - Minder
I Could be so Good for You - Minder
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Armageddon
Imperial March - Star Wars
In Dreams - Lord of the Rings
James Bond Themes -
Just like Heaven - Just like Heaven
Kissing in the Rain - Great Expectations
Kissing You - Romeo and Juliet
Kissing You - Desree Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack
Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space - Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind
Le Valse D'Amelie - Amelie
Love Theme - Romeo and Juliet
Mamma Mia - Abba
Married Life theme - Up
My Heart Will Go On - Titanic
Nothing is Gonna Stop us Now - Mannequin
PM's Love Theme - Love Actually
Pure Imagination - Willy Wonka
Rule the World - Stardust
Say a Little Prayer - My Best Friend's Wedding
Somewhere in my Memory - Home Alone-John Williams
Songs of Love - The Divine Comedy
Tale as Old as Time - Beauty and the Beast
The A-Team - The A-Team
The Bare Necessities - The Jungle Book
The Great Escape - The Great Escape
The Ice Dance - Edward Scissor Hands
The Kiss - Last of the Mohicans
The Next Place - Meet Joe Black
Theme from Black Adder - Black Adder
Theme from Chicago - Chicago
Theme from Fawlty Towers - Fawlty Towers
Theme from Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Theme from Jurassic Park - Jurassic Park
Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark - Indiana Jones
Theme from Requiem for a Dream - Requiem for a Dream
Theme from Schindler's List - Schindler's List
Theme from Sex and the City - Sex and the City
Theme from Star Wars - Star Wars
Theme from Superman - Superman
Theme from The Great Escape - The Great Escape
Theme from The Simpsons - The Simpsons
Theme from the West Wing - The West Wing
Themes from Amélie - Amélie
Throw the coins - Sense and Sensibility
Unchained Melody - Ghost
Walkaway - Meet Joe Black
You're So Cool - True Romance

Scottish, Irish and traditional

Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns
Amazing Grace - John Newton
An Air for Phil Cunningham - Eric Rice
Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns/Trad
Brian Boru March -
Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Carrickfergus -
Cumbrae Cottage - Eric Rice
Eine Kleine Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik - McMozart
Flower of the Quern -
Grace - The Dubliners
Highland Cathedral - Roever and Korb
Irish Sherry Suite - Thorp
It's a Long Way from Clare to Here
Kalinka - Larionov
Loch Lomond - Trad
Love is the Way - Eddi Reader
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose - Robert Burns
Peter's Reels - Eric Rice
Secret Wedding from ‘Braveheart' - James Horner
Skyboat Song -
The Dark Island -
The Maaker Speaks - Eric Rice
Wild Mountain Thyme- Will you go Lassie, go

Selections from Video Games


Adeste Fideles -
All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
Away in a Manger -
Deck the Hall -
Do They Know it’s Christmas - Band Aid
Fairytale in New York - The Pogues
Hark the Herald Angels Song -
In the Bleak Mid Winter -
Jingle Bells -
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
O Holy Night - Christmas
Oh Holy Night - Adolphe Adam
Oh I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday - Wizard
Once in Royal David’s City -
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Silent Night -
Sleigh Ride - L. Anderson
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
The First Noel -
The Snowman - Howard Blake
The Swan - Saint-Sans
We Three Kings -
We wish you a Merry Christmas -
White Christmas - Irving Berlin


2 Waltzes - Dvorak
Adagietto from Symphony No.5 (theme from Death in Venice) - Mahler
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
Brandenburg III - Bach
Cake Walk - Debussy
Can-Can - Offenbach
Canon - Pachelbel
Chanson de matin - Elgar
Chanson de nuit - Elgar
Czardas - Monti
Divertimento I in D Major - Mozart
Divertimento II in Bb Major - Mozart
Divertimento II in F Major - Mozart
Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ - Vaughan Williams
First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
Flower Duet from Lakmé - Delibes
Funiculì, Funiculà - Denza
Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission - Ennio Morricone 
Humoresques - Dvorak
Intermezzo - Mascagni
Intermezzo from Aranjuez Guitar Concerto - Rodriguez
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi
Norwegian Dance No.2 - Grieg
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
O sole mio - Di Capua
Palladio - Karl Jenkins
Pavane - Fauré
Radetzky March - Strauss
Romanze - Shostakovich
Romeo and Juliet Overture - Tchaikovsky
Rondeau from the Fairy Queen - Purcell
Roses of the South - Strauss
Salut d'amour - Elgar
Selection of favourite quartets - Mozart
Selection of favourite quartets - Haydn
Spring - Vivaldi
St Paul's Suite - Holst
Tales of Vienna Woods - Strauss
The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
Theme from Jupiter ( I vow to thee my country) - Holst
Thunder and Lightning Polka - Strauss
Time to Say Goodbye - Sartori and Quarantotto
Un Bel Di - Madame Butterfly
Wedding March - Mendolsohn
‘Andantino’ from the Forces of Destiny - Verdi
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Weber
Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann - Offenbach
Broadway Tonight - a Medley -
Dance of the Cygnets - Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Miserables - Schönberg
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
I don't Know How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar - Lloyd Webber
If I were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof - Bock and Harnick
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera - Lloyd Weber
Nessun dorma from Turandot - Puccini
Non più andrai from The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi - Puccini
Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music - Sondheim
Somewhere from West Side Story - Bernstein
The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
Three Little Maids from School from The Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan
Tonight from West Side Story - Bernstein
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky


Anything Goes - Cole Porter
At Last - Etta James
Can't take my eyes off of You - Frankie Valli
Chelsea Bridge - Billie Strayhorn
Copacobana - Barry Manilow
Country Club - Joplin
Dream a little dream - Mamas and Papas
Easy Winners - Joplin
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fly me to the moon - Bart Howard
God bless that child - Billie Holliday
I got rhythm - Gershwin
La Comparisita - Rodriguez
Lets do It - Cole Porter
Making Whopee - Walter Donaldson
Moon River - Mancini
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
Mr Bojangles - Nina Simone
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rogers
New Rag - Joplin
Paragon Rag - Joplin
Rag Time Dance - Joplin
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
Somewhere -0ver the rainbow - Harold Arlen
Somewhere beyond the sea - Bobby Darin
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
Summertime - Gershwin
Sway - Michael Bublé
Take the A Train - Billie Strayhorn
Tango Albeniz - Albeniz
Tango pour una Cabeza - Gardel
That's Amore - Dean Martin
The Entertainer - Joplin
The Folks who live on the Hill - Kerns
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Jobim
Theme from Chicago - Chicago
You can't take that away from me - Gershwin


  • 12 piece string orchestra consisting of violins, violas and cellos. Best amplified for that truly electric vibe!