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.
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’
OFFICIAL BOND SITE HERE.