The Electric String Orchestra is an experience like no other - twelve of the UK's best session string players, uniting together to create a unique and inspirational performance. From their Glasgow base, they provide professional session musicians for recordings and live events throughout the UK and Europe, from solo players and quartets, through to the full orchestral strings of the 12 piece Electric String Orchestra.
Recent events include the 2011 MOBO's, performing with Professor Green and Emeli Sande, the Echo and the Bunnymen Ocean Rain UK Tour, for which they also provided support, and Musically Directing shows for Ian McCulloch and Ian Broudie for both UK and South America tours. Previous live collaborations have included Admiral Fallow, Camera Obscura, Rachel Sermanni, James Graham and Andy McFarlane (Twilight Sad), Emma Pollock, Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub,) Pearl and the Puppets / Katie Sutherland (Radio 1 live session,) The Bluebells/King Creosote (Homecoming Scotland,) and Roddy Hart amongst many others. Equally at home in their wellies as they are in their dresses, festival appearances have included Glastonbury, Benicassim (Spain), V Festival, Hop Farm, Homecoming Scotland, Kendal Calling, and on home turf at T in in the Park, now in their 3rd year.
Making their own mark on tracks and albums currently storming the music scene, their experience at writing their own unique string arrangements can be heard on recent L'Oreal adverts, NBC's new show Smash, MTV's Geordie Shore, during the Superbowl and during Half Time at Celtic Park. They have also recorded string arrangements written for them by Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John) and Patrick Doyle (Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, Carlito's Way.)
After recent success opening the 2012 Glasgow West End Festival to critical acclaim, creating a sold-out show at the previous years festival, filling the Kaleidoscope tent at T in the Park 2012, releasing their very own EP, and working with producer John McLaughlin on an album of their own arrangements, they look forward to releasing their own work and promoting further events.