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Uptown Strings: Captivating Wedding Music in Toronto, Calgary, Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise!

Craft an unforgettable symphony of love with Uptown Strings, your top choice for Toronto wedding violinists and Toronto string quartets. We bring together Canada's most skilled string performers, providing unparalleled wedding music services across Toronto, Calgary, and Banff/Lake Louise area.

Our versatile ensemble options range from solo violin and cello performances to mesmerizing displays by our Toronto String Quartet. Our unique performance arrangements also include a charming Violin & Guitar Duo, an upbeat Jazz Trio, and the harmonious Toronto String Quartet, each tailored to heighten the mood of your special event.

Uptown Strings’ Artistic Director and Founder, Darcy Stamp, shares his excitement for this initiative, "Launching Uptown Strings as the premier crossover string collective in our regions’ events entertainment scene is a thrilling endeavor. We are committed to delivering extraordinary Toronto wedding music experiences that remain etched in memory.”

Comprising the best of Tornto and Calgary's string musicians, Uptown Strings is a unique collective with individual members boasting performances for eminent artists like Josh Groban, George Canyon, The Calgary Jazz Orchestra, Rocky Mountain Symphony, and the Symphony of the Kootenays.

Our signature sound is shaped by inspirations from renowned string groups like The Vitamin String Quartet and The Turtle Island String Quartet. Uptown Strings brings a vast repertoire to the stage, spanning from the classical strains of Mozart and Bach to contemporary tunes of Coldplay and the timeless melodies of Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra.

With Uptown Strings, embrace the essence of extraordinary wedding music. Whether you're seeking a captivating Toronto wedding violinist, a harmonious Toronto String Quartet, or engaging wedding music that mirrors your joy, we bring the magic of music to your celebration.



Services Offered

Darcy provides several ceremony music arrangements depending on the clients' needs, such as solo violinist, instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, string quintet, and string quartet. Ceremony music, cocktail hour performances, reception music, and more are included in the wedding services offered by Uptown Strings. Darcy is also happy to learn new songs, play music during breaks, and cover rehearsal dinners. This dedicated performer can easily do justice to a wide range of genres, including classical, jazz, country, dance, rock, folk, and so much more.

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Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
String trio
Instrumental trio
Soloist/vocalist
String quintet
Instrumental solo
String quartet

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Country
Gospel
Acoustic
Dance
Classical
Blues
Big band
Oldies
Swing
Classic rock
Folk
World
Hip hop
Pop
Orchestra
Strings
R&B
Top 40
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What instruments does your group play?

Violin

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound PA

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$500

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,500

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,500

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,350

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Travel expenses
Rehearsal dinner music
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system

Which of the following are included in the price?

Travel
Learning new songs
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA
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Reviews for Uptown Strings

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Breana
Breana B. Sent on 25/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

They made our day magical!

Darcy is fantastic to work with! He is incredibly responsive and made the experience of booking and planning the string trio seamless. On the day of the trio made our day feel so magical. Having the live music felt like an absolute fairytale. The team was very kind and did a fabulous job. It was a dream! All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about how much they loved the live music before and during the ceremony. Thank you so much Uptown Strings!
Mary
Mary M. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An excellent experience and fantastic performance

Uptown Strings were easy to work with, prompt, organized and professional. A perfect fit for our event.
Jenny
Jenny P. Sent on 17/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful music that elevated our wedding

Darcy and his team were fantastic to work with. He was very responsive and provided a dedicated portal to discuss song requests and changes.

On the day of our wedding, Darcy and his team played beautiful string arrangements that really elevated our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They also transitioned between songs seamlessly during the procession. Our guests were very impressed as they don't see string trios very often at weddings and it was very memorable.

I highly recommend Darcy and his team as they are professional and highly talented!

Jenny and Justin
Leah
Leah A. Sent on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing for wedding ceremony!

Was so excited to find Darcy and the team for our ceremony! My partner and I were looking forward to instrumental versions of popular songs! Darcy and his team delivered! Guests said the music was great, and Darcy and his team suffered through the heat of the day. They were able to do special requests that were not on their repertoire, which was just so special for my partner and I :)
Tyler
Tyler V. Sent on 09/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A masterful wedding performance that made a difference.

We are so thrilled that we contracted Uptown strings for our wedding at the Rim Rock this last April.
They arrived exactly when they said they would and were more than accommodating to all the details discussed.
Darcy responded promptly to our communications leading up to our wedding and beautifully mastered our custom song requests.
The special touches within their performances as truly professional musicians, brought the magical touch we wanted to complete our dream wedding experience.
We would, and will, absolutely recommend their service to any wedding or private function that would be interested in having a live musical component.
Thank you, Uptown Strings!
Karlene
Karlene C. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Next Level Professionals

We had a fabulous experience with the Uptown Strings quartet at our wedding earlier this month! Darcy was so great to communicate with; he used an online portal for our emails so that nothing got missed.

The quartet has a wonderful, full sound and they have a large repertoire so we chose to have classical music pre-wedding and contemporary songs for the wedding itself/a 2-hour set during cocktails and the start of the reception.

We had a beautiful venue (The Lake House in Calgary), and they suited the space perfectly. Our guests were truly wowed, as were we.

They also learned a new song for me as I requested a John Mayer song for the processional. It's a very good sign when your guests ask if the quartet has professional recordings for sale! I am actually currently listening to a video recording of the pre-service, which I missed as the bride, and I will enjoy it again and again.

I still can't believe that was my wedding! It was just perfect, and Uptown Strings elevated the experience to the next level. It was truly such a pleasure to have the quartet with us; anyone who can book them is fortunate indeed and I can't thank them enough for all they contributed to our wedding day.
Brittany
Brittany Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding with Uptown Strings

Everyone told us how incredible it was to have live music during our ceremony. Darcy was so easy to speak to and made adjustments where needed and played the most beautiful music. I can’t thank Uptown Strings enough. If you’re contemplating doing a violinist and a guitarist then you must!!
Sophie
Sophie A. Sent on 18/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible quartet!

Wow! The most incredible musicians - loved every song. The quartet was perfection
Cassandra
Cassandra Sent on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great to work with

It was always my dream to have a string quartet as part of my wedding and after looking around I reached up to Uptown Strings. Darcy was very responsive and informative right up to the wedding and I ended up using a solo violinist for an hour during the ceremony and the string quartet for ninety minutes during the cocktail reception. Darcy even learned a special song for me to walk down the aisle to which I so appreciated as that was something I really wanted. For days after the wedding I had over a dozen guests compliment me on the violinist and string quartet - everyone thought they just did an absolutely wonderful job. I would definitely use them for another event in the future!
Tara
Tara W. Sent on 21/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best!!

We hired Darcy to play the violin at our wedding and he did an amazing job!! He was so easy to work with and he was always available to answer any questions we had during the wedding planning process. Darcy has a large repertoire of music he can play, from classical to top 40. He was the perfect addition to our wedding and we would recommend Darcy and Uptown Strings to anyone!!
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Meet the team

Darcy Stamp
Darcy Stamp
Artist Director - Violinist

Hi there, I'm Darcy Stamp. I'm a professional crossover violinist who enjoys delivering high quality performances to create unforgettable events. I bring forth my musical expertise and professional team to provide you everything you need to worry less and enjoy your moment. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have!

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