Thackeray Music


CelloUna  [cello + backing tracks]

Cello for hire in Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Liverpool, Cumbria, North West.  Cello for Weddings and Funerals.

CelloUna plays in the Thackeray String Quartet/Trio. The cello really suits the register of many popular songs, in addition to having a great repertoire of Classical music. Music ranges from Bach Prelude in G to A Thousand Years, James Bond Classics, Adele songs and many more!

CelloUna is great for smaller spaces or if numbers of people are restricted.  All that is required is a chair.  The cello is particularly suited to wedding ceremonies at a church or a venue. 

Zoom meetings are bookable for enquiries and give your the opportunity to hear examples of music played to you. 


A Thousand Years


Wonderful Tonight

String Quartet

String quartet hire for weddings, corporate and private functions

Covering  Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire

The Thackeray String Quartet or String Trio hire will provide relaxing background music, suitable for any event. We can also perform as a duo.

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Hire a harpist for weddings, corporate and private functions

Covering Lancashire, Manchester, Derbyshire, Liverpool and Cheshire

Our harpists have many years experience providing quality music for weddings and corporate events in venues such as Tatton Park, Arley Hall, Thistle Haydock, Manchester Town Hall, Midland Hotel, Shrigley Hall and numerous venues around Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Merseyside.

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Hire a pianist for weddings, corporate and private functions

Covering Lancashire, Manchester, Derbyshire, Liverpool and Cheshire

We have a selection of professional pianists who play regularly for weddings and functions throughout the North West and the UK.

Their performing experience is extensive, with repertoire ranging from spontaneous jazz classics to light Classical, film tracks and popular songs. Our pianists are flexible and happy to cater for your musical tastes.

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Thackeray Players

Jonathan Thackeray has a wealth of experience of fixing musicians for orchestras, shows, weddings, corporate events, sessions, cruises, etc.  

He started his career as a Jazz double bass player, then, after studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.  In recent years he has managed the Northern Chamber Orchestra as well as fixing musicians for high-profile artists, prestigious events  and spectacular venues.    

He has provided musicians for:

  • Major stars including Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra and Alfie Boe. 
  • Major Touring Shows
  • Recording Sessions. 
  • A whole host of outdoor spectaculars, including ‘Last Nights of the Proms with Fireworks’ at Stately Homes including Chatsworth House, Hoghton Tower, Ripley Castle, Shugborough Hall, Castle Howard and others. 
  • Cruises

Examples of personalised services offered are:

  • Thackeray Strings – romantic and atmospheric music to add a classy ambience to your event
  • Thackeray Serenaders
  • Thackeray Pops Orchestra – for the outdoor spectacular – Last Night of the Proms
  • Music Tailored for your special occasion


We can bring that extra something to your corporate event.  Whether it be:


A special pre-dinner entertainment

A Viennese Dance Band

A Last Night of the Proms orchestra along with soloists and conductor

Session players

Brass Group

Light classics

We can also provide freelance professional players

Up-market sophisticated entertainment

You could even have your chance to conduct an orchestra!


If you would like to book experienced, versatile, professional musicians, or receive further information, contact:

Jonathan  07808 888738 or via email