Acclaimed classical musicians playing your favourite dance hits!
Pop Strings comprises of an electric violinist and cellist performing 2×45 minute sets of ‘chill out’ to more vibrant dance music to provide a well paced soundtrack for receptions, parties and corporate events. Alternatively there is an option of having a DJ to work with the duo who can improvise and create a set to further enhance the mood.
Pop Strings are gifted, enthusiastic and creative young musicians whose compelling performances, recordings and arrangements mean they’re always in demand! They regularly play with artists such as Gorillaz, Michael Bublé, John Legend, JLS and P. Diddy. Their work has featured on recordings by artists such as Kasabian, Adele and Kanye West, and they also create original string arrangements for artists such as Single Parents and Jets and Snakes.
They met when they were studying at the Royal Academy of Music, and have been working together since they graduated, building up a reputation for incendiary live performances and original arrangements with acclaimed artists such as Simply Red and Mark Ronson. Working with cutting-edge dance musicians and DJs meant that they started to combine dance music with their classical background – and a collaboration with DJ Benji B inspired them to create Pop Strings.
Their previous clients include Coca Cola, BBC Radio One, RedBull, Selfridges and John Lewis and they have played at venues such as Cargo, The Kingly Club, Studio Valbonne, Kensington Roof Gardens, The Jazz Café, London Eye, Claridges, The Dorchester and Tate Britain. They have also performed at many corporate events and weddings, where their combination of gentle classical serenades and party hits has delighted guests. As well as giving private performances the girls regularly perform at public events, such as Glastonbury, The O2 Wireless Festival and Cochella, and have been featured on BBC Radio1 and Later With David Letterman, among a host of others!
Members of Pop Strings have performed with:
Adele, Benji B, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Damon Albarn, Sir Elton John, The Feeling, Gorillaz, Mark Ronson, Michael Bublé, Paul Weller, P. Diddy, Take That
The girls can tailor their set to suit any event, from glamorous receptions to laid back birthday parties, choosing from a repertoire that runs from high energy dance music to chilled out classical favourites. The girls perform standing up, and can be booked with or without a DJ.
Pop Strings play custom-made black electric instruments decorated with light refracting particles. These create a magical spectrum effect under stage lighting, club lighting or direct sunlight, which will give your event a unique atmosphere and impress your guests!
- Angels landing – Salt Tank
- Beachball – Nalin and Kane
- Blind Faith – Chase and Status
- Eple – Royksopp
- Everything to Lose – Dido
- Get up – Byron Stingily
- Give it away – Zero 7
- La Ritournelle – Sebastian Tellier
- Love hits the fan – Phonat
- Mayoral – Novalima
- Nights at Ocean drive – Groove inc
- On the beach – Chris Rea
- Right on – Silicone Soul
- Rockin – DJ delicious
- Saltwater – Chicane
- Southern Rock – Volo
- Summertime – Jamie Jones
- The Sea – Morcheeba
- Valley of the dolls – Mylo
- Whisper of a thrill – Meet Joe Black
- Wish I didn’t miss you – Angie Stone