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Highly Strung is a violin and guitar group based in Sydney, specialising in weddings, corporate events and private functions

Highly Successful Corporate and Private Events




Highly Strung have a perfectly crafted selection of music

to make your corporate event or private function a success.

The main criteria are that the music is well known and is performed with enthusiasm and enjoyment.

A highlight of an evening with Highly Strung is their unique ability to move from table to table playing requests for your guests. This encourages a warm relaxed atmosphere in the room while at the same time allowing for conversation and networking at other tables.


Highly Strung can perform acoustically, or with minimal amplification. This gives them the freedom to position themselves anywhere in the venue, providing ambience, or to mingle with the guests, playing their requests if invited.
However, if required in larger venues, or where dancing is preferred, sound reinforcement can be provided.
Highly Strung can perform as a trio, quartet or quintet, with the addition of second violin, second guitar and female vocalist/flautist. 
From an intimate cocktail gathering to a larger function, they will, in consultation with you, provide exactly the right combination of music and musicians to guarantee the success of your event.
What satisfied clients have said about Highly Strung
"It was a great night and you and Bernadette were an absolute hit with our guests. I can't believe two performers could generate such a tremendous sound.....I was looking for the rest of the band!
Thanks for making it such a memorable night."
Stephen Lowndes CEO Royal Rehab Centre Sydney 


Great night....great band......thanks!"


Deb Chalmers, 

Congress and Event Organiser, 

Venue Management Association (Asia & Pacific)

"An absolute highlight of their performance and one that totally endeared them to our delegates, was their 'wandering' entertainment where three members of the band moved among the tables and played a series of requests, much to everyone's delight. The 'duelling violins' were wonderful"
 Peter Russo, CEO Australian Science Teachers' Association 
"They are dream performers, Justin and Bernadette McCoy.
I've been following their performances since Hat Trick in the 80s, and have long been enamoured with their talent, and energy.
So versatile are they, they can perform in a multitude of guises, from solo or duo to full team productions.
They exude a warmth on stage that impacts deeply with their audiences. Encore!!!"
 Greg Grainger, Grainger TV
 "What a night! I know we've had so many successful events with Highly Strung over the years, but wasn't it fantastic to have such a small event and see how every single one of the guests responded so positively to the fantastic music you, Bernadette and Paul performed."
 Pamela Wheat, Producer Special Events, ICMS Australia
"I thought the format worked really well & particularly the table requests. I feel the evening was really made by your presence which seems to take the evening from just another party to a total ‘Wow! Night’ which everyone tells me it was. So thank you all so much for yet another wonderful performance!" 
Sue Vincent, Sue Vincent Catering

Here is a sample of our party repertoire

  • 1000 Years
  • Ain't no Sunshine
  • All around my Hat
  • All my Loving
  • All you need is Love
  • American Pie
  • And I love her
  • Baker Street
  • Banana Boat Song
  • Better be Home Soon
  • Blue Skies
  • Breathless
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Budapest
  • Bus Stop
  • California Dreaming
  • Cat's in the Cradle
  • Cavatina
  • Chapel of love
  • Chasing Cars
  • City of Stars
  • Classical Gas
  • Come away with Me
  • Come on Eileen
  • Copperhead Road
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Czardas
  • Dance me to the end of Love
  • Dancing Queen
  • Daniel
  • Devil went down to Georgia
  • Dirty old Town
  • Dock of the bay
  • Don't dream it's over
  • Doo wah didi
  • Down Under
  • Dream a little Dream of Me
  • Dreams
  • Duelling fiddles
  • Eagle Rock
  • El Condor Pasa
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Elenore
  • Fernando
  • Fields of Gold
  • Five ft 2
  • Friday on my Mind
  • Georgie Girl
  • Go your own way
  • Going Home
  • Hallelujia
  • Have I told you lately that I love you
  • Here comes the Rain Again
  • Here comes the Sun
  • Hey Jude
  • Honkey Tonk woman
  • Hotel California
  • I can see clearly
  • I can't help falling in love
  • I hear you knocking
  • I'm a Believer
  • Imagine
  • In the Arms of an Angel
  • Island in the Sun
  • It's only Natural
  • Jamaican Farewell
  • Joy of Life (The Corrs)
  • Layla
  • Long and Winding Road
  • Lough Erin's Shore (The Corrs)
  • Love me tender
  • Major Tom
  • Michelle
  • Minstrel Boy / Toss the Feathers (The Corrs)
  • Moondance
  • Moon River
  • Mrs Robinson
  • Mull of Kintyre
  • Mumma Mia
  • Mustang Sally
  • My Girl
  • Never tear us Apart
  • Nights in White Satin
  • Nutbush City Limits
  • Old Time Rock and Roll
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Proud Mary
  • Rhiannon
  • Rock Aria
  • Rockin' all over the world
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Runaway
  • Sailing
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Something
  • Stardust
  • Stuck in the middle with you
  • Sultans of Swing
  • Summertime
  • Sunny Afternoon
  • Surfer Girl
  • Sweet Home Alabama 
  • Taxi
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Those were the Days
  • Tiny Dancer
  • To her Door
  • Unchained Melody
  • Under the Boardwalk
  • valerie
  • Viva la Vida
  • Water of Love
  • Weather with you
  • We've gotta get out of this place
  • Whiter shade of Pale
  • Wild Thing
  • Will you still love me tomorrow
  • Wimmoweh
  • Wish you were here
  • Yellow
  • Yesterday
  • You Raise me Up
  • You sexy thing
  • Your Song
  • You're so vain
  • You've got a friend
  • You've lost that lovin' feeling
  • Zorba the Greek