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[deviant] string quartet

Long Beach , CA
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LOCATION

3047 1/2 E. 6th Street
Long Beach, CA US 90814 (map)

PHONE

719-650-0766

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Not devious, just different. Easier to work with, more organized, and custom cover song arrangements written just for you. We do pop, punk, rock, and jazz mostly.

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Not devious, just different. Easier to work with, more organized, and custom cover song arrangements written just for you. We do pop, punk, rock, and jazz mostly.

We rock.

The Deviant String Quartet is a group of some of the most experienced string players in the Long Beach area, currently booking for the best pricing anywhere. We have top client ratings from MarthaStewartWeddings.com, WeddingBee.com, and WeddingAces.com and have won WeddingWire's Brides’ Choice Awards 4 years running. See our website and demo here: http://deviantstringquartet.com

Our specialties include wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, corporate events, and banquets, starting at $300 per event. The repertoire is classical-heavy, with some pop and jazz arrangements, and the occasional vocal soloist feature.

The details are simple. To hire and plan is $100. For the actual event, pricing is $100/musician/hour of playing time. That means a violin/cello duo for a full wedding ceremony comes to a total fee of only $300. (Travel fees apply if your event is more than 20 miles outside of zip code 90814 or during rush hour.)

Call or text Carrie at (719)650-0766, email here, or from our website (preferred).






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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Concert black. Sounds dreary, but it is actually very nice.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Not currently, but we will list events as we schedule them.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
For ceremonies, we arrive 45 minutes early. It takes 15 minutes to set up and touch base. We start playing 20 to 30 minutes prior to your walk down the aisle.
How much space do you usually require?
The full group requires about 10 square feet.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Only if your event is outside of zip code 90814, we charge you $15/musician/hour of driving time plus applicable gas charges.

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John
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
A string quartet was something on our wedding wish list that we thought we could never pull off. Most of the groups my wife and I looked into were far out of our price range, and seemed too stuffy. We were about to cut it entirely, when I made the great discovery of the [deviant] string quartet. Not only were they very affordable (by far the best deal of our entire wedding), but they had a very hip, modern vibe.

Their website showed off their chops and had a fun feel to it, which made me feel more comfortable in dealing with them. We were sold - we called and hired them right away!

Carrie was an awesome contact for the group. She dealt with all of our many requests for movie themes and modern music, and had fun with us putting together a song list. They even arrange one song for you, included in the package, which was amazing.

My only fear on the wedding day was that they were coming all the way from Long Beach to Pasadena, so I was afraid they may be late, but they ended up being early, giving my wife and I a chance to hear a few of their tunes while we snapped photos.

My guests were blown away by the quartet. I got so many reactions to what they were playing (Indiana Jones! Game of Thrones! Madonna! Journey!), and people LOVED our processional/recessional music - all movie themes.

[deviant] string quartet really made our ceremony special. They are extremely talented musicians and great people to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic, fresh, and fun string quartet.
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jennifer
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The Deviant String Quartet was Spectacular and such a blessing to have at our special day! They were so professional and are obviously familiar with the stresses of weddings because they were able to get so much done with minimal contact!! I could tell that they knew that music would be the last thing i wanted on my mind that day!! During the bridal march, they had set the mood so well that it was almost as if i were floating on air. This was the one thing that the groom had requested that we have and so it was wonderful that they take such pride in their art and made everything PERFECT!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our musicians were excellent at our wedding. Unobtrusive but also skilled players, they gave the ceremony the sincerity and meaning it deserved. I thought we could just do an ipod playlist or dj, but having live musicians was much better.
In terms of professionalism and service,Carrie made going through the contract procedure and music selection very easy, and their wide offering of music from classical to star wars and flexibility in waiting for us to figure out exactly what we wanted till the week or so before the wedding was invaluable.

Highly recommended!
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Kari
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.7/5.0
The music was beautiful. They really added that nice charm I was looking for of our big day.
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Mary
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Mock-Up studios! Carrie is a very flexible and kind person that is more than willing to help you create just what you envision for your ceremony. She wrote two custom Star Wars arrangements for our wedding and they were both fantastic. It really gave our ceremony a personal touch to incorporate a bit of our geekiness! The quality of the quartet and the prices just can't be beat. Thank you Carrie!
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Happily Wed
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.9/5.0
It was great to work with Carrie and her team. They made it very easy for me and stress free.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nina
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Carrie Mock of MockUpStudios provided the ceremony music for my daughter's destination wedding in Colorado Springs. The music was wonderful! Carrie was very organized and helpful in providing direction in picking out music. Her music links were very helpful. We made a last minute add-on. It was not a problem for them! I highly recommend MockUp Studios.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a trio play at my wedding, and could not have been happier. I met with Carrie a few months ahead of time, and she was able to do an arrangement of a piece that I really wanted to walk down the aisle to at no additional charge. She and her associates showed up early, and were extremely professional and organized. It could not have gone smoother, and it was the perfect background music for our special day!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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KGirard
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Mock-Up Studios was great! They were flexible in bad weather and played phenomenally! I was very happy with their service!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mmarty
Wedding:
7/4/2010
4.7/5.0
The consultation with Carrie was extremely helpful. She made song suggestions that fit well with the tone of our wedding. We also really appreciated that they were willing to play outdoors.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a string trio for our outdoor wedding ceremony and could not have been happier with the wonderful music they provided. We received many compliments from our guests after the wedding. I would definitely recommend Mock-Up Studios to anyone looking for beautiful music on their wedding day!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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sofiadave33
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Ms. Mock and her associates were very professional and added an essence of elegance. When my husband and I first met with Ms. Mock we did not know what to expect. I am pleased to say that we were impressed with her knowledge and background of music. She was willing to learn new music pieces and helped us out with excellent suggestions. It was a pleasure to have Mockup Studios play at our event. They provided our ceremony and dinner/background music. Everyone enjoyed their performance and the variety of music pieces. We will be sure to recommend Mockup Studios to anyone who is looking for entertainment.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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sashasmommy
Wedding:
10/4/2009
4.8/5.0
I had a violin/cello duo from Mock-up Studios for my outdoor wedding. The wedding was in a remote location on a rocky outcropping with no cover or shade, but they agreed to work with me and were very flexible. They sounded wonderful during the wedding and you can't beat the price.
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for anything more from Mock-Up Studios, they were absolutely wonderful to work with and went above and beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend Mock-Up Studios for anyone needing live, quality musicians at their event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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CJ
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
I decided to look for a violinist about 2 months before my wedding. I didn't know if I could afford it . . but decided to do some research. Carrie Mock responded to me quickly and was offering her services for practically half the cost of many other vendors. I listened to some examples on her website and thought it sounded very nice. I live in germany and she was very flexible in working with me. We discussed the songs I'd like played over the phone . .it was very simple and stress-free. She showed up on time and the music was just perfect. It sounded so sweet and elegant . . it was the perfect touch. i couldn't imagine walking down the aisle without that beautiful music! All of my guests were very impressed with their playing and mentioned they loved having them there. I definately recommend Mock-Up Studios!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Carrie is new in Colorado Springs, and I emailed her for the first time the Friday before our wedding, met with her on Saturday, and she was there and ready the next week! She only charged $150 for herself (a violinist) and a cello player. They played for about 30 minutes before the ceremony. I did not hear a ton of this, but I heard it was great. They also had to move their position VERY quickly due to change in location, and did a great job. Music was fantastic, and just what I wanted. I very highly recommend Carrie and her team. She is SO kind, and great at what she does!
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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