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

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

Our versatile ensemble options range from solo violin and cello performances to mesmerizing displays by our Calgary 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 Calgary wedding music and Toronto wedding music experiences that remain etched in memory.”

Comprising the best of Calgary and Toronto'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 Calgary 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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Instrumental duo
String trio
Instrumental trio
String quintet
Instrumental solo
String quartet

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What genres of music does your band play?

Big band
Classic rock
Hip hop
Top 40

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What music services do you provide?

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

What services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Sound PA

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


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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?

Learning new songs
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA

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Bianca Married on 20/07/2023
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Such beautiful music

We worked with Uptown Strings for our wedding ceremony and reception. We opted for the string quartet for 3 hours. It was such a treat. They played so beautifully. Their renditions of the songs had so much joy, fun, and liveliness to it. They set the vibe so well at our wedding. The volume sound levels were perfect somehow. All four artists had such great chemistry with each other. They also set up audio for speeches during our reception. Really wish we could work with them again! You have the option to customize the songs they play so definitely check on those!
Jenny P. Married on 08/10/2023
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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 A. Married on 01/07/2023
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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 :)
Karlene C. Married on 04/06/2023
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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 Married on 27/05/2023
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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!!
Tyler V. Married on 06/04/2023
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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!
Sophie A. Married on 16/12/2022
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Incredible quartet!

Wow! The most incredible musicians - loved every song. The quartet was perfection
Cassandra Married on 15/10/2022
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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!
Cathy M. Married on 01/10/2022
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Special touch to a wedding

Uptown Strings duo violin and guitar added such a special touch to our daughter’s wedding ceremony and cocktail reception. Darcy was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Uptown Strings!
Tara W. Married on 10/09/2022
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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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