Our pricing structure is based on the number of players, length of the performance, and any extra factors such as distance to the venue, or special requests. A sample rate for a four-player group (string quartet) on site for up to two hours in Thanet would be GBP 500 (no VAT). But to get a clearer picture, it's best to talk to us about the details.

Services provided by the Impromptu Ensemble

Cheaper options

Some requests we've accommodated in the past for a lower budget:

We would always expect to discuss the types of music to be played well in advance, and perhaps make a site visit too, to check seating positions etc. We can accommodate most requests with sufficient notice. As we're acoustic, we don't require electric power or PAT certificates etc.: just some flat chairs and shelter from the elements.

We have a huge repertoire (hundreds of songs or other pieces), but if you have a particular request, we may have to buy in the sheet music — this would be charged at cost, often only GBP 10 or so. We can also produce special arrangements to make your event unique: for example, once at a policeman's wedding we created a medley of tunes from Inspector Morse, Juliet Bravo, The Bill and Z-Cars, and at a banker's marriage celebration we played another collection of popular songs such as If I were a rich man and Money Money Money.

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In general we require a non-refundable deposit to reserve a date. The balance may be paid by bank transfer/PayPal etc. no later than the morning of the assignment, or cash upon arrival.

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