Get to know more about us before you book!
How do I pronounce your name?
Our name is pronounced “Four Forty”. There are 4 of us in the group and 440 Hertz is the tuning pitch that we use for our A strings!
Do you play for weddings?
Yes we love playing at weddings and have played at nearly 1000 over the last few years. We are always happy to advise you on any logistics or song selection queries.
What other kind of events have you played for?
From Smetana at a funeral, Pachelbel’s Canon for a bridal entrance, Star Wars for a Bridal party exit to Christina Perri “A Thousand Years” for a proposal, the 440 Musicians are experienced in meeting all needs!
The 440 Quartet were chosen to represent Birmingham and the CBSO at the House of Commons for their “Birmingham day”. As classically trained musicians, we have performed at many classical concerts and competitions all around the country. Commercially we have performed to audiences of up to 1000 guests at corporate events. We have worked with bands, most recently the Demons of Ruby Mae, and we are often booked as session musicians. We have also performed at Bollywood weddings, funerals, private parties, care homes, business awards and Christmas parties.
Can you perform from memory?
We can perform selected works from memory if given sufficient notice! In the past we have performed a ‘set’ playing some pieces from memory while walking around the room!
When do I pay?
We ask for a small deposit to confirm the booking and the rest of the balance to be paid on/by the day of the event.
The piece I would like is not on your repertoire list
If you cannot see a song you would like, please ask Liz – she can often find these in time for us to play at your event.
Can you play outside?
We are very happy to play outside but in case of rain/snow we would need some shelter. Our instruments are very valuable and need protection when outside.
Do you play as a Trio/Duo?
We perform as a Trio for weddings and events. Our duo can be booked for private parties, corporate events, recitals. The Duo can always be booked for wedding ceremonies but is not ideal for wedding breakfast and reception bookings.
Do you need anything on the day?
We only ask for 4 armless chairs to be provided and we need to take 5 minutes break for every hour of playing. If we have traveled over 45 miles and are booked for 3 hours or more, sandwiches and refreshments are always very welcome!
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes we have public liability insurance.