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Uptown Strings

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About

Uptown Strings is a wedding music service based out of Calgary, Alberta. 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

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    Adele S. Married on 20/05/2019
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    Wedding Canmore

    Darcy and Ace were excellent to work with! Not only were they both extremely punctual with all responses but Darcy also accommodated two song requests from us in advance that were special to us but not on his original song list so he had to learn them on top of it all. We had a cooler than expected day for the ceremony and Darcy still performed so so well for us and our guests through the ceremony and our cocktail hour. We loved the special touch that having live music gave to our outdoor mountain wedding - much more authentic and personal than just a playlist and speaker and well worth the cost. Thank you Darcy and Ace!!

    Adele and John Savery - Silvertip Golf Resort, Canmore, AB May 20, 2019
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    Anjelica K. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Magical music

    Darcy was so incredible to work with. He put together a custom arrangement for us and was so attentive to detail and made sure it was exactly as I had envisioned it. The violin-guitar duo was the perfect addition to our wedding and made everyone feel like they were in a fairy tale.
    The music was beautiful and I could not have asked for better. Look no further for your string musicians.

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words Anjelica! It was such a treat to work with you on your vision for the music for wedding day! It was such a beautiful ceremony, in the most amazing location! It really did feel like a fairy tale :)
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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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    Ashley C. Married on 05/09/2020
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    5 Stars!!!

    Darcy was amazing and added the level of elegance that we were looking for! He was extremely responsive and was accommodating when I made a last minute change to the song list. I highly recommend him!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Ashley! It was such a beautiful day! Thank you for inviting us to be a part of it :)

    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!
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    Nice Married on 25/07/2020
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    Amazing Violinist

    Darcy Stamp, thank you for playing the requested songs perfectly, especially the brides processional song (I watched the video where I walked down the aisle a hundred times because of the spectular music). He went the extra mile to make the song exactly what we wanted.

    Darcy is highly recommended. 🤩

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    It's a pleasure to be a part of your special day! Your feedback is super appreciated! Cheers to your beautiful marriage!
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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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    Jocelyn C. Married on 07/09/2019
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    Live music at it’s best!

    I have been lucky to know Darcy for well over 20 years. When it was time for me to get married, I knew there was no one else I would have rather had play me down the aisle for my wedding. I knew from experience how talented Darcy was as a musician, so it came as no surprise how amazing it was to have him play at our wedding. Darcy is not only incredibly talented but he is very professional and while he has a huge selection of popular songs to choose from already, he is also very flexible to learn new songs of your choosing. We ended up choosing four songs for the ceremony: Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Perfect by Ed Sheeran, Is this Love by Bob Marley and Simply the Best by Tina Turner. Everything went off without a hitch and I had so many people rave about the ceremony music and asking me where I found Darcy!! If you’re looking for live music at your wedding, look no further as Darcy is truly one of a kind!!
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    Joelle Married on 13/11/2021
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    Darcy provided an excellent performance for my wedding !! He played the songs I requested so beautifully and was very professional and reliable. Multiple guests complemented me on the music and how wonderful it was. Thank you so much Darcy. I am so happy with everything !

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Joelle! It was wonderful to be a part of your beautiful day! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!
    #HeresToLove
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    Erin B. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Amazing ceremony and cocktail hour music

    We had Darcy play solo violin for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and it was an all around wonderful experience! The music was wonderful and Darcy accommodated two special song requests for the day. Our guests repeatedly commented on how much they enjoyed the music. Darcy was professional and responded quickly to all emails sent leading up to the big day. Thank you Uptown Strings for making our day extra special!

    Uptown Strings's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Erin! It was such a pleasure to be part of your special day. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!

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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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