Spotlight On | Vitamin String Quartet

Left: Jamee Photography via Style Me Pretty Middle: Laura Gordon Photography via Bayside Bride Right: Jeffrey And Julia Woods via Style Me Pretty

If you haven’t heard of the group, the Vitamin String Quartet is a group of musicians who are known for their tribute albums to many rock and pop groups, covered in the classical style. They are primarily performed by a string quartet, but they occasionally include other instruments. In the words of Tom Tally, a violinist and arranger for the group, “Vitamin String Quartet is about applying rock n’ roll attitude to classical technique” – and this they do. You’d be hard pressed to find a song that hasn’t been covered by the group!

If you want instrumental music played in the classical style at your wedding, but are bored by the traditionally used at weddings, this group is perfect for you. Below is a list of some of my favorites covers (or “tributes”) that they have done – among many! The slower, more dramatic pieces are great for the processional and bridal entrance, and there are also a bunch of upbeat tunes which are perfect for the recessional. Enjoy!

At Last – Etta James

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

With Or Without You – U2

We’re Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

Flightless Bird (American Mouth) – Iron & Wine

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

In My Place – Coldplay

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Stolen – Dashboard Confessional

In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Imagine – John Lennon

Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

Your Song – Elton John

Hide And Seek – Imogen Heap

Let’s Fall In Love – Diana Krall

Pictures Of You – The Cure

June On The West Coast – Bright Eyes

Across The Universe – The Beatles

Translanticism – Death Cab For Cutie

Realize – Colbie Caillat

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Fade Into You – Mazzy Star

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N Roses

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Sweetest Thing – U2

Anyone Else But You – The Moldy Peaches

Set Fire To The Rain – Adele

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

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Erin - February 29, 2012 - 12:30 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you get me! My fiance and I LOVE VSQ and I’m planning to walk down the aisle to their cover of “Yellow.” It’s so grand and wedding-appropriate! Their Beatles covers are also amazing.

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