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Chicago Street Strings

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$650 Most Popular Price

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$650 Most Popular Price

Chicago Street Strings (or ChiSS for short, pronounced /Shy-S-S/) is a collection of musicians that was formed in 2012 by cellist Leyla Royale and violinist Hannah K Watson. We focus on providing high end musical talent to clients at competitive rates for weddings, anniversaries, engagements, and more. We are able to perform as soloists, duets, trios, quartets, and have a wide range of instrumentation options available to suit any clients needs.

Each of our talented musicians has over 20+ years of experience on their instrument, including performing for weddings, recording sessions, stage shows, corporate parties, and other events of the like regularly. We pride ourselves on having the utmost professionalism and our ability to meet any clients needs. We also have a large song list of music with selections to fit any style no matter how unique your tastes! We look forward to playing for your big event!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$650

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
String - Trio
String - Quartet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Guitar
Harp
Piano
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
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    Courtney V. Married on 10/15/2021
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    Wonderful Talent for a Great Value

    We hired Chicago Street Strings to play during the pre-ceremony and ceremony for our October wedding and absolutely loved working with them. Hannah is super professional and a sweetheart, our communication was great. I so appreciate how willing they were to accommodate our song requests — a few of them were tricky to find! I vetted many local strings groups and in my opinion, they offer the best talent and song options for the best value. As the bride, I wasn’t able to hear the entire ceremony so I’m super excited to hear the full performance once we receive our videos. So grateful they were there — thanks again, Hannah and company!

    Chicago Street Strings's reply:

    Thank you SO MUCH for such a lovely review Courtney! We really appreciate it, and it was truly our pleasure to provide music for your special day! Your wedding will go down in the history books! Congratulations to you both and thanks again!!
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    Moria Married on 07/17/2021
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    Music that was out of this world

    While we were planning our Star Wars-themed wedding for July of 2021, we were immediately drawn to Chicago Street Strings and their roster of incredible music from our favorite film soundtracks. Hannah and her playing partner beautifully performed the Star Wars theme "Across the Stars" during the ceremony. During the cocktail hour, they treated guests to exceptional pieces of soundtrack music from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more. Hannah was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was super reliable and responsive. We were so happy to work with Chicago Street Strings and would recommend the company and their artists to all!

    Chicago Street Strings's reply:

    This is such a wonderful review Moria, thanks again SO MUCH for leaving such kind words for us. We wish you all the very best!!
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Leyla Royale
Leyla Royale
Co-Owner

Leyla I. Royale is a cellist, historian, tour guide, and event planner, a contributor to Chicago arts and big advocate for the preservation of old buildings. She is a great lover of Chicago history as well as the city's old and new music scenes.

She began work as a cellist in 2007, her experience focused on working with bands over orchestras. She's done live shows, recording sessions, weddings, street performances and more. In 2011 she co-founded Chicago Street Strings, a collective of musicians-for-hire with friend and violinist Hannah K. Watson.

Hannah Watson
Hannah Watson
Co-Owner

Hannah K Watson has been a part of Chicago's music scene for 15+ years. She is classically trained on the violin and attended Columbia College Chicago earning her Bachelor's in Music Composition in 2012. She also received an extensive violin performance education learning new genres such as bluegrass, jazz, metal, minimalism and more.

She now plays with many Chicago-based rock and country bands, records music for clients out of her home studio and is the manager and co-founder of Chicago Street Strings, a collective of professional musicians specializing in wedding and special events.

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1643 Carmen Ave Chicago, IL, 60616
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