The Candlelight Strings are available for live performances throughout the Central santa barbara string quartetCoast. Their music can be tailored for your party or wedding and they offer classical music, contemporary music, chamber music, and arrangements by request. They perform regularly in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Cambria, Monterey, Carmel, Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, Cayucos, Pismo Beach, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Los Alamos, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

Different group sizes and combinations include soloists, duos, trios quartets and Chamber Orchestra:
 various combinations of violins, viola, cello, flute, guitar, harp, bass, drums, and piano.

Leader, Bette Byers, spent many years in Hollywood as a studio musician for TV, movies, and recordings. Some of the artists she has performed or recorded with are Nat King Cole, The Bee Gees, The Mamas and Papas, Frank Zappa, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, The Eagles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklyn, James Brown, The Jackson Five, Earth, Wind and Fire, Eric Clapton, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Neil Young,  Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, Donna Summer, Ike and Tina Turner, Lionel Ritchie, Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Osmonds, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello, Barry White, The Doors, Smokey Robinson, Sonny and Cher, John Denver, Little Richard, Barry Manilow, Ella Fitzgerald, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, and Chaka Kahn.

Classical repertoire includes:

1. Wedding Processional ~ Wagner
2. Wedding Recessional ~ Mendelssohn
3. Canon ~ Pachelbel
4. Jesu, Joy of Man’s ~ Bach
5. Air on the G ~ Bach
6. Simple Gifts (Shaker Hymn) ~ Bracket
7. Ave Maria ~ Schubert
8. Panis Angelicus ~ Franck
9. Sheep May Safely Graze ~ Bach
10. Ave Maria ~ Bach/Gounod
11. Amazing Grace ~ Unknown
12. The Wedding Song-There is Love ~ Kenny G
13. Dodi-Li ~ Sher
14. Erev Shel Shoshanim ~ Hadda
15. Ode To Joy ~ Beethoven
16. La Rejouissance (Royal Fireworks) ~ Handel
17. Bouree and Hornpipe ~ Bach
18. Trumpet Tune ~ Purcell
19. Trumpet Voluntary ~ Clark
20. Water Music Suite ~ Handel
21. Prayer (Bocelli) ~ Sager/Foster
22. Sheherazade ~ Korsakov
23. From This Moment On ~ Shania Twain/Lange
24. The Four Seasons ~ Vivaldi
25. Rondeau (Masterpiece theater) ~ Mouret
26. Eine Klein Nachtmusik ~ Mozart
27. All You Need is Love ~ Lennon/McCartney
28. I Will ~ Lennon/McCartney
29. Merry Dance ~ Rameau
30. Gavotte and Sarabande (Holberg Suite) ~ Grieg
31. Fur Elise ~ Beethoven
32. Sabor a Mi ~ Carillo
33. Antique Danze Italiana ~ Resphigi
34. To a Wild Rose ~ Mc Dowell
35. Le Petit Rien ~ Couperin
36. Greensleeves ~ Folk
37. Excerpt from the 7th Symphony ~ Beethoven
38. Arioso ~ Bach
39. Adagio ~ Albinoni
40. Largo ~ Veracini
41. Allegro ~ Kreisler
42. Valse Sentimental ~ Tchaikovsky
43. Salut D’Amour ~ Elgar
44. Apres un Reve ~ Faure
45. Gymnopedie ~ Satie
46. Gianni Schicci ~ Puccini
47. Intermezzo from Cavaliere Rusticana ~ Mascagni
48. Beautiful Dreamer ~ Foster
49. Claire de Lune ~ Debussy

Pop Repertoire Includes

1. Standard quartet selections of Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Mozart
2. Viva la Vida, Yellow, and Clocks – Coldplay
3. Halleluja – Paramore
4. Happy – Farrell Williams and All of me – John Legend
5. I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eyed Peas
6. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
7. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
8. Nothing Else Matters – Led Zeppelin
9. Bittersweet Symphony – Mic Jagger
10. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
11. A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
12. Game of Thrones – Ramin Djwadi
13. Skyfall – Adele Atkins/Epworth
14. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
15. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
16. Yellow Brick Road
17. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
18. Your Song – Elton John
19. Orinoco Flow – Enya
20. You Are The Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
21. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
22. All of Me – John Legend
23. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns and Roses
24. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
25. You Shook Me All Night – Men in Black
26. Something and Imagine – George Harrison and John Lennon
27. Olympic Fanfare and March, and Star Wars – John Williams
28. Themes from the Titanic – James Horner
29. My Way – Frank Sinatra
30. Godfather Themes – Nino Rota
31. Over The Rainbow – Harold Arlen and the Kamakawiwo’ole version
32. Take Five – Dave Brubeck
33. At Last – Harry Warren
34. Moon River
35. La Cumparsita – Rodriguez
37. Libertango – Piazzola
38 Tango Por Una Cabeza – Gardel
39 Con Te Partiro – Quarantotto
40. Cinema Paradiso – Morricone
41. Ashokan Farewell- Ungar
42. The Entertainer – Scott Joplin
43. Solamente Una Vez, Guadalajara, and Sabor a mi
45. Falling Slowly – Hansard/Irglova
46. Broadway: Phantom of the Opera, Porgy and Bess, Cats, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Fiddler on the Roof
47. Those Were The Days
48. Siman Tov and Yrushalayim Zahav
49. French, Italian, and Vienese Waltzes
50. Twenty more songs by the Beatles

Many song selections are arranged by Bette Byers, and custom arrangements available on request.