About Us

The Candle Light Strings is now booking for live performances throughout the Central Coast. Our music can be tailored for your party or wedding and we offer classical music, contemporary music, chamber music, and arrangements by request. We perform regularly in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Cambria, Monterrey, Carmel, Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, Cayucos, Pismo Beach, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Los Alamos, Santa Ynez, Solvang, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Montecito.

Bette Byers & Candlelight Strings

Bette Byers spent many years in Hollywood as a studio musician for TV, movies and recording. Now on the Central Coast, her group the Candle Light Strings performs for weddings and special events.

WE PLAY FOR

Weddings and Receptions
Corporate Events and Banquets
Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Holiday Parties
Joyous Gatherings and Romantic Occasions

 

ELEGANT CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

Soloists, Duos, Trios Quartets and Chamber Orchestra:
(Various combinations of violins, viola, cello, flute, guitar, harp, bass, drums, and piano)

HISTORY

My colleagues tell me that I should mention all the people that I can remember that I worked for mainly in the recording background orchestras, shows, and concerts in Hollywood. So here goes:

Nat King Cole, Diahann Carol, The Bee Gees, The Mamas and Papas, Frank Zappa, Johnny Mathis, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ekstine, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Stevie Wonder, Led Zepplin, Elton John, The Eagles, Marvin Gaye, Tammy Turrill, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklyn, James Brown, The Jackson Five, Elton John, Earth, Wind and Fire, Eric Clapton, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Neil Young, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, Donna Summer, Ike and Tina Turner, Lionel Ritchie, Issac Hayes(shaft), Diana Ross, The Supremes, Petula Clark, The Osmonds, Bill Withers, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello, Barry White, Chaka Khan, The Doors, Smokey Robinson, Sonny and Cher, Elton John, Eric Clapton, John Denver, Frank Zappa, Bessie Griffin, Little Richard, Barry Manilow, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Clapton, Peabo Bryson, Smokey Robinson, Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Billy Joel, Chaka Kahn, The Doors, Ricardo Montalban, Bobby Darin, Pat Boone, Tom Jones, Jose Feliciano, Harry Belafonte, Sarah Vaughn, Diana Krall, Richard Marx, Tina Turner, The Carpenters, Helen Reddy, Mike Curb Singers, Elvis Costello, Barry White, Gloria Estefan, Sammy Davis Jr., Kenny Rankin, Kenny Loggins, Don Costa, Frank Sinatra, Steve Laurence and Edyie Gorme, Tony Bennet, Lisa Minelli, Natalie Cole, Prince, Harold Land, Etta James, Larry Linkin, Roy Wiegand, Shania Twain, Calabria Mc. Chesney, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Madonna, The Dixie Chicks, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogi dog, Louis Farakand, Prince, Gloria Estefan, Pat Benitar, Izrael Cacao, Barry Manilow, Michael Jackson, Natalie Cole, Barbara Streissand, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Billy Byers Film composers Henri Mancini, Michel Le Grand, Alex North, Patrick Williams, Ennio Morricone, Elmer Bernstein, James Horner, Hans Zimmer,John Williams, John Mandel, Danny Elfman, Maurice Jarre, Mark Isham, Randy Newman, Tom Newman. Broadway composers Marvin Hamelisch, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Television shows Jack Benny shows, Bob Hope Show, Les Brown Band, Jerry Lewis Shows, Jerry Lewis Telethons, Dean Martin Shows, Frank Sinatra Specials Johnny Carson shows, The Tonight Shows, Mikhail Baryshnikov Specials, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Naras Awards shows. Wow, what a career!