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Anything But Common

Strings Etc. is the cure for common wedding music! Of course we can perform traditional tunes like "Canon in D" and "Bridal Chorus," but we specialize in the music of classic and modern rock groups from Aerosmith and The Beatles to U2 and Led Zeppelin. We also perform music from your favorite video games like Halo and Mortal Kombat. We create our own custom arrangements of almost any requested song.

Weddings

Make your wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony an event that everyone in attendance will remember. Your wedding is unique; shouldn't your music be equally unique? We have been providing live music for over twenty years and thousands of events, and no two weddings are alike. Our professional musicians can set the tone for your entire event and become the live soundtrack for your special day.

Sound & Lighting

We can provide sound and lighting for our groups, eliminating the need for additional production support. We can also provide amplification for your vows and other portions of your wedding (officiant, readers, soloists, etc.) Having an outdoor wedding? Amplification is a must! Our exclusive instrument pickups eliminate outside noise from wind and other unwanted sounds, something no one else offers in Central Florida.

Our Experience Shines Through!

Strings Etc. has been providing professional string ensembles for weddings and special events since 1992. Michelle Jones, leader, is the Vinylinist and has over 30 years of musical experience in a variety of genres. Michelle and her ensembles have performed for celebrity weddings, and have worked with several famous wedding planners, including David Tutera and Colin Cowie. We have been featured on multiple television shows, including "Weddings of a Lifetime" and "My Fair Wedding," among many others aired internationally. Michelle is an accomplished violinist and violist that has performed with numerous symphony orchestras around the world, including assistant principal violin with the world-renowned Mantovani Orchestra and featured rock violin soloist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed and provided the strings for Josh Groban's first world tour after meeting him while performing with Sarah Brightman on her "La Luna" tour. She has performed multiple world tours to sold-out audiences in prestigious venues, including The People’s Hall of Congress in Beijing, Canada's world-famous Massey Hall, and recently at Orlando's Amway Center Arena. Her performances have also been featured on MTV, VH1, ABC, NBC, WE tv, Fox, Lifetime, Bravo, and Canada's CTV.

Michelle is also a violinist, violist, vocalist, percussionist and keyboardist as well as featured soloist with the international touring group Classic Albums Live based in Toronto, Ontario. She is versatile with genres from classic rock to pop, from punk to heavy metal. Michelle also performs with the Walt Disney World Orchestra and Disney's Fairytale Weddings as a solo violinist and ensemble leader. She and the musicians of Strings Etc. continue to tour professionally with artists, including Chicago, Styx, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra Jr., Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Sheena Easton, Jackie Evancho, Mannheim Steamroller, Anne Murray, Sarah Brightman, Bernadette Peters, Manhattan Transfer, Michael MacDonald, Michael Bolton, Art Garfunkel and many others.

Michelle works with a variety of talented musicians to create various ensembles. These musicians include internationally renowned symphonic musicians and studio artists. In addition to performing with several symphony orchestras, the musicians of Strings Etc. also perform as part of Violectric, Fretless Rock, and Classic Albums Live. With this collection of talent and experience, Strings Etc. is dedicated to providing the highest quality live music for your wedding or special event.

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Full Wedding & Reception Packages

We have money-saving packages that combine performers for both your ceremony and reception. Our musicians can provide a traditional string quartet for the ceremony that morphs into a unique electric string rock group for the reception. Keep your costs down by combining amplification and lighting packages with our ensembles.

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Unique Entertainment Options

Fretless Rock combines strings performing Rock and Dance tunes with an optional D.J. and drummer creating a high-energy, interactive show that will keep everyone dancing! Your guests will be talking for weeks about the unique rock band performing on electric string instruments. We can customize something special for your event.

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Quality Musicians Are Very Important

The quality of the musicians you select can make or break your event. Our musicians have made music their career and perform together as a group regularly. You and your guests CAN tell the difference. We also maintain the required liability insurance and are approved to perform in every venue from major theme parks and their affiliated resorts to performing arts centers.

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Special and Difficult Location Support

Holding your event far from electrical power? We can provide amplification and lighting for our entertainment utilizing generators and low-power LED lights. With Strings Etc., you are not restricted to traditional venues or locations, so fire up your imagination! From a secluded meadow covered in flowers to a white-sand beach on a remote island, we have performed in some of the most imaginative places in Florida.

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Michelle Performs on Fox 35

Strings Etc. was voted Best Band in the Orlando Magazine 2014 Best of Wedding Awards.