The fantastic group 'Well Strung' has taken London by storm after a spectacular summer in Provincetown. Their shows were sold out and the English loved their unique and talented approach to string instruments. They will do two shows at XL in New York this month.
Jo Good of the BBC said in her review
“Amazing, absolutely amazing. So beautiful - I held my breath through the whole of it. Stunning, absolutely stunning!”
And Plays To See gave them five stars saying:
"Five Stars! A revelation! As if having a fluent musicality in their given instruments weren’t enough they all also sing together as well as any boy band. And without the aid of autotune.”
SBWire.com reported on them:
Well-Strung also make the leap to London after a successful summer run at Provincetown’s Art House. Described as a ‘mash-up of string quartet and boy band,’ the all-male string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Pink, Lady Gaga, Adele, Britney Spears, and more. The group is comprised of first Violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin, and violist Trevor Wadleigh. Music arrangements are by David Levinson with additional arrangements by Daniel Shevlin. The show was directed by Donna Drake, conceived by Christopher Marchant & Mark Cortale and written by Ms. Drake & Mr. Cortale, with additional material contributed by Jeffery Roberson.
The foursome enjoyed a sold-out debut at New York’s Joe's Pub in NYC in May of 2012, prompting Time Out NY to note that “this hunky string quartet finds the common ground between Mozart and Rihanna.” After their extended 3-month run at Provincetown’s Art House last summer, the group has been on a roll - with two recent hit productions Off-Broadway in New York, and a return summer-long run in Provincetown. Called the “hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games” by the New York Daily News, the foursome released their debut album on Twist Records on in February, which was produced by Matt Farber (Founder of LOGO Network) and Mark Cortale. The music video for their “mash-up” of Mozart meets Kelly Clarkson debuted this past summer and has been featured in the Huffington Post, ABC Television, and many other media outlets.
The four guys tell you about themselves in this video: