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Uptown Strings

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About

Uptown Strings is a wedding music servicing both Calgary, Banff/Lake Louise, and Greater Toronto areas. Owner and lead violinist Darcy Stamp is a professional who specializes in creating a sophisticated atmosphere for weddings and special events. They are happy to perform across both the Calgary and Toronto areas. Darcy brings fourth experience as a classical-crossover violinist who has toured and performed extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK. Darcy has often performed and recorded with notable artists such as Josh Groban, George Canyon, and more.

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.

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, string quintet, instrumental solo, string quartet

Instruments

Violin

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$500

Served in

Alberta and Ontario

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

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 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 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

Served in

Alberta and Ontario

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    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!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thanks Cassandra! It was such a fun and beautiful wedding ceremony :)
    We had such a great time performing for your friends and family at cocktail hour too!

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    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!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thanks Cathy! It was a pleasure working with you and we were honoured to take part in Meaghan & Kelly’s wedding celebrations! ❤️

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    Corynn S. Married on 07/08/2022
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    August 7th 2022

    We hired Uptown strings (single violinist) to play at our wedding ceremony. Uptown strings were absolutely amazing with their communication. If I ever needed a question answered or was sending any information, I always got a quick response within 24 hours. The violinist was on time, and based on my guest's response, the violinist did amazing! If you are looking for live music I highly suggest hiring them!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thanks so much, Corynn! It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding day celebrations! It was a beautiful ceremony, and I really enjoyed meeting your families :)

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    Joanna P. Married on 06/08/2022
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    August 6, 2022

    Working with Darcy was great! He was always very responsive and the prices were very reasonable. I didn’t get the chance to meet him with how chaotic the day was but the violin guitar duo was amazing. Would recommend!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thanks Joanna! It was a beautiful ceremony! Thanks so much for including us in your celebrations ❤️

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    Amy H. Married on 03/07/2022
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    Professional and Beautiful

    Absolutely loved working with Darcy and team. They were punctual, professional, played beautifully, amazing to watch and absolutely mesmerizing. If you want to add a memorable touch to your wedding, these guys are the best!
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    Marie-Michelle G. Married on 28/05/2022
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    Amazing band!

    We had uptown strings jazz trio play for our ceremony and cocktail hour and they did an absolutely amazing job, everyone commented on how magical it made the afternoon. Would highly recommend, they got all our custom songs as well.

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thank you Marie-Michelle! We had a such a great time performing for your ceremony and cocktail hour! It was a beautiful day :)

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    Ana F. Married on 23/10/2021
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    Excellent violin and guitar duo

    Not only is Darcy a talented musician, but he is also very professional, patient, flexible, and a genuinely nice person! Darcy was very responsive to all my questions and music requests. He also walked me through how to choose songs for the ceremony and cocktail hour when I was overwhelmed by all the details of a wedding in general. Planning a wedding during the pandemic is less than ideal, but working with Uptown Strings was a great experience! He was also accommodated for the change in our wedding date. Darcy went above and beyond to learn two Take That songs (British boy band) for our Ceremony and even sent me a sample when I couldn’t make up my mind! I would highly recommend Uptown Strings for your wedding! It was like having a private concert in the middle of your wedding.

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thanks so much Ana! It was a pleasure to work with you and Dhiren.Your wedding was a highlight for us too! It was such a beautiful day :)

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    Angela Married on 21/08/2021
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    A Beautiful Touch to our Enchanting Day

    Having Uptown Strings play the violin at our wedding was an amazing touch to our special day! Darcy was excellent to work with and was adaptable to the different styles of songs we wanted to incorporate into our wedding. Highly recommend, excellent service!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Angela! It was an honour for me to be part of your special day. It was a beautiful ceremony, and we wish you both the very best! ❤️
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    Stephanie Married on 27/05/2020
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    Absolutely amazing

    I am so glad we reached out to Darcy. He is very talented and professional. My husband and I definitely recommend Darcy!!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thanks Stephanie! So glad you reached out as well. It was such a beautiful ceremony, and I was honored to be a part of your day. Wishing you both all the very best! ❤️

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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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