We are Q strings, an experienced and versatile string group based in London who perform worldwide with various acclaimed artists. We do gigs, tours, studio recordings, arranging and transcribing.
Q Strings is centered around a classically trained string quartet who are passionate about bringing a great string sound to live gigs and recordings. Sisters Laura, Ellie and Amy Stanford formed the quartet with cellist Jess Cox whilst all studying at the Royal Academy Of Music in London. Since then they have spent many happy times on the road together and have vast experience performing at various concert halls, arenas and festivals all over the world including the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, Hollywood Bowl, The 02 Arena and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
Playing on either their acoustic or electro-acoustic instruments, Q Strings are highly experienced in a band set up, using in-ear or wedge monitors. Their own wide collection of custom made electro-acoustic instruments from Bridge Violins offer the benefits of high volume with a high feedback resistance for performance.
Who we work with;
Ellie Goulding, Goldfrapp, Paul Weller, Brian Wilson
Clean Bandit, Sigma, Years And Years, SG Lewis
Band Of Skulls, Ocean Colour Scene, The Specials
Spiritualized, Marina and the Diamonds, One Republic
Jamie Cullum, ,Ian Maculloch, Gilbert O Sullivan, Tom Hickox
Stone Foundation, P.P. Arnold
What people say;
'It was a great pleasure working with Q strings on the Brian Wilson tour, impeccable playing and stage presence, at ease with any style of music. I jokingly referred to them as "stone cold pro's" but in reality they are "warm, effusive pro's" and a joy to have on stage with us.'
Paul Von Mertens
Music Director, Brian Wilson Band
'Can i just stress how amazing you all were. Thank you all so much for your work, you really exceeded expectations and we were so happy to have you with us on this. You were all so perfect!
I can't tell you how over the moon everyone was with Q Strings. Thank you again and i look forward to the next time we have you on board.'
SG Lewis Production Manager