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Oopsie Mamushka

About

Oopsie Mamushka is a group of vibrant string players that specialise in high energy performances that are guaranteed to entertain.

Originally formed in 1999 Oopsie Mamushka have developed a show combining marvellous musicianship, fancy footwork and a healthy dose of audience participation that will get a room buzzing with delight.

Often to be found performing in Covent Garden Market, London, Oopsie Mamushka have taken the unrestrained style of street theatre and adapted it to suit almost every occasion. Perfect for festivals, corporate events, weddings and other celebrations, Oopsie Mamushka will make your event memorable. The show is ideal for after-dinner entertainment or even at an event's opening for the meet and greet.

Oopsie Mamushaka were lovely and couldn't have been a more elegant bonus to our lunch party, everybody has commented on how sureal it was to have the beautiful sound of such a professional quartet in the background while they ate their lobster!

Sarah Tillie - Private Client, May 2013

In addition to the show, Oopsie Mamushka enjoy showcasing their accomplished musicianship in the more traditional style. With a large and varied repertoire they have music to cater for everyone. As an accompaniment to champagne receptions, meals or other gatherings Oopsie Mamushka are a model string group.

Formed of conservatoire graduates Oopsie Mamushka are proud to count among them a number of successful musicians and performers. Members have played with the LSO, performed with Jon Cale and appeared with Gorrilaz at the Brits. Recordings for major labels and TV shows are other experiences the members of Oopsie Mamushka can draw from.

Oopsie were professional, exciting, hilarious and massively entertaining - we're so pleased booked them. They absolutely wowed a crowd of 150+ aged from 5 to 85.

Since seeing them at the Union Chapel two years ago, we were super-keen to have them perform at our family event. It was a dream come true, and their fantastic musicianship, flexibility and brilliant sense of improvisational fun led to great audience participation as well as spontaneous infant-dancing! Just fab - we massively recommend them to all and sundry.

Paul Goodman - Private Client

Videos

Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, Busking in Covent Garden

Crowd Participation Busking in Covent Garden

Music

Photos Courtesy of Thomas Bowles and Tanya Nagar

Standing Show Repertoire

  • Air - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Bolero - Maurice Ravel
  • Can Can - Jacques Offenbach
  • Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
  • Czardas - Vittorio Monti
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st movememt - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Johannes Brahms
  • La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
  • Palladio Allegretto - Karl Jenkins
  • Prelude to Carmen - Georges Bizet
  • Rondo alla Turka - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sailor's Hornpipe - Traditional 
  • Spring (1st Movement) from the Four Seasons - Antonio Vivaldi
  • Summer (1st Movement) from the Four Seasons - Antonio Vivaldi
  • Theme from Jeeves and Wooster - Ann Dudley

Classical Repertoire

  • Andantino 'La Forza del Destino' - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Arioso - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Barcarolle - Jacques Offenbach
  • Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson
  • Bolero - Maurice Ravel
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3, Movements 1 & 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Brindisi, drinking song from "la Traviata" - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
  • Chacony - Henry Purcell
  • Danse Des Mirlitons, from the Nutcracker Suite - yotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Divertimento in D - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Divertimento in F - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Double Violin Concerto, Movements 1 and 2 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Drunken Sailor - Traditional
  • Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Gavotte and Air, from the Suite in Dmajor - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Hornpipe, from Water Music - George Frideric Handel
  • Humoresque - Antonín Dvořák
  • La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
  • La Rejouissance, from Royal Firework Music - George Frideric Handel
  • Meditation, from "Thais" - Jules Massenet
  • Nessun Dorma - Giacomo Puccini
  • Nimrod, from The Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar
  • Pavane - Gabriel Fauré
  • Pizzicato Polka - Johann Strauss II
  • Polovtsian Dances 'Prince Igor' - Alexander Borodin
  • Por una cabeza - Carlos Gardel
  • Romance - Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Sailors' Hornpipe - Traditional
  • Spring, from The 4 Seasons - Antonio Vivaldi
  • Tango - Isaac Albéniz
  • Theme from "The Planets" - Gustav Holst
  • Theme from Peter and the Wolf - Sergei Prokofiev
  • Three Little Maids from School - Gilbert And Sullivan
  • Traumerei - Robert Schumann
  • Trunpet Tune - Henry Purcell
  • Two Bourees - George Frideric Handel
  • Two Rondeaux, from Abdelazar and the Fairy Queen - Henry Purcell
  • Violin Concerto in A Minor, Movt.1 - Antonio Vivaldi

Show Tune Repertoire

  • Anything goes - Cole Porter
  • As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld
  • Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
  • Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
  • Close Ever Door - Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • Country Club - Scott Joplin
  • Gabriel's Oboe, Theme from "The Mission" - Enrico Morriconi
  • Hello Dolly - Jerry Herman
  • If - David Gates
  • It Had to Be You - Isham Jones
  • Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor
  • Mancini - Henry Mancini
  • My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
  • On the Street Where You Live - Frederick Loewe
  • Original Rags - Scott Joplin
  • Spread a Little Happiness - Vivian Ellis
  • Sunrise Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof - Jerry Bock
  • Te Favourite - Scott Joplin
  • The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
  • The Man I Love - George Gershwin
  • Theme from Jeeves and Wooster - Ann Dudley
  • What is this Thing Called Love - Cole Porter
  • When I Fall in Love - Victor Young
  • You're the Top - Cole Porter

Contemporary Repertoire

  • All you Need is Love - The Beatles
  • Atomic - Blondie
  • Hey Jude - John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed

Details

Ensemble:

  • Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
  • Trio
  • Quartet
  • Quintet

Sound Equipment:

  • None required for small to medium events
  • PA and microphones supplied for larger events