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.
Their debut album, ‘Born’ released October 2000 is featured in the biggest top 40 albums by girl bands from the UK Official Charts.
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The four recent releases
On August 31st 2019 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 and aired on BBC2 earlier 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. The third single was Zadok the Priestess in March 2020 and finally released in June 2020, ‘Come Home’ an acoustic record from the band which hit the Number One spot on the iTunes Classical Chart.
It is confirmed that BOND shall be releasing an EP at the end of 2020. More info to follow…..
OFFICIAL BOND SITE HERE.