A list of the most common questions we are asked before bookings are made. Naturally, there may be other questions you would like to ask. If so, please use the contact form to contact us or send an email to email@example.com.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We serve the Los Angeles area as well as being able to travel to play for your event. You might also see that we are based in both Los Angeles and London (UK). City String Ensmeble was originally founded in London and has since formed a sister-ensemble in Los Angeles!
HOW FAR CAN YOU TRAVEL?
We can travel to any event in the US but are mainly based in the Los Angeles area. Please note that additional travel and accommodation fees may apply for events further afield.
WHAT WILL YOU WEAR FOR MY EVENT?
We usually wear formal all-black concert attire but can discuss this in advance of your event.
CAN YOU PLAY SONGS WE REQUEST?
Yes! If not already part of our repertoire lists, we can take special requests and arrange songs especially for you at an additional fee of $75 per song. We usually require notice of at least one month.
CAN YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?
Yes. Provided we are playing under a sheltered/covered area, we are happy to play outside. This is to protect our valuable instruments from any direct sunlight damage.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
A well-lit space of 3m x 2m is perfect for us.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU REQUIRE?
We require the correct number of armless chairs (and cover if playing outdoors), good-lighting and a safe room to leave our belongings and valuables while performing.
HOW MANY BREAKS DO YOU NEED?
We usually take a 10-15 minute break for every hour played. We can arrange our breaks to fit with your schedule on the day but would appreciate notice of any specific times we are not required to play so we can arrange our breaks accordingly.
DO YOU REQUIRE FOOD/REFRESHMENTS?
We ask for water to be available to us while performing. However, should we be at your event for 3 hours or more, food would be much appreciated!