Together Tania Davis (violin), Eos Counsell (violin), Elspeth Hanson (viola) and Gay-Yee Westerhoff (cello) complete the line-up of BOND.
BOND was hailed in the press as ‘the Spice Girls of Classical music’, and had turned the world of classical crossover music on its head, spawning many electric string groups inspired by its unique sound.
BOND draws its inspiration from classical, latin, folk, jazz, rock, pop, electro, Indian and middle eastern styles, has built a very active and loyal international fan base over the years and, since its debut, has sold over 4 million albums worldwide, making it the best-selling string quartet of all time.
The musicians, educated to the highest standard at some of the world’s most celebrated music institutions (Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall and Trinity College of Music), are pure entertainment, serving up a genuinely genre-defying act willing to explore the joy of music regardless of the cultural hamstrings.
In recent collaborations BOND partnered up with Urban Voices, David Arnold, Melanie B to name a few in support of Care International UK and the single, ‘You Don’t Own Me’ was released with all proceeds going towards the charity. They performed again at March 4 Women taking place March 3rd 2019 at the Westminster Hall London.
Forthcoming UK Concert in 2020
Tickets went on sale April 26th 2019 for Bond’s January 2020 concert at the beautiful Union Chapel in London. The concert takes place January 25th 2020 and tickets are available here.
New releases for 2019
On August 31st Bond released their first single since the 2011 album, ‘Play’. The single, ‘I Can’t Wait’ has already been featured in the 3 times Emmy nominated smash that is, ‘Good Omens’ featured on Amazon Prime, set to hit the BBC in 2020.
The single, ‘I Can’t Wait’ is a digital download and includes two versions one instrumental, the other featuring the vocals of Eos Counsell second violinist from the group.
Panthera the second single from the band was released just in time for Halloween.
Speaking about the songs Eos said, ‘In writing this we were trying to capture the sense of invincibility- the feeling you have when you think nothing can get in your way- that you can overcome anything. That sense seemed to be embodied by a Panther- strong, lithe, agile -and wild. We really enjoyed writing this single together and with Toby Pitman at Air Studios. We achieved that wild cat sound with a violin through a wah wah pedal’
Rounding off 2019 the group are performing on December 20th at the Royal Albert Hall Christmas Variety show with Michael Giacchino. Other special guests include the one and only Kermit Frog, Cira Robinson from Black Ballet, Vox Fortuna (from BGT), David Arnold, Richard Kind and many more! It is set to be a magical night with tickets available here.
OFFICIAL BOND SITE HERE.