Electric String Quartet, Electric Violinist, Corporate Entertainment

Electric String Quartet, Electric Violinist, Electric Cellist – Photo shoot

Electric String Quartet, Electric Violinist, Corporate Entertainment, London-based electric string ensemble: Spectre Strings

Spectre Strings took their high impact show to North London this week, for a sumptuous photo shoot at Belt Craft Studios. The location oozes charm, the stripped-back paintwork and textured backdrops offering a sophisticated view of the ensemble.

The photographs featured several smaller groups of instrumentalists, displaying a variety of options suited to music for corporate events. The electric all-female string quartet sparkled with futuristic style in silver playsuits. Make-up artist Aga Drozdowska and her colleague Fanny worked with the girls to create a strong glamorous look. Aga scooped a prestigious honour at the National Make-up Artist Awards in 2015 where she was commended for quality and creativeness of both looks (fashion and glamour), innovativeness of material use and extraordinary effort, all attributes which she brought unreservedly to her work for Spectre.

The musicians were photographed by prize-winning art and fashion photographer Yoshitaka Kono to showcase the electric violinist, electric violin and cello, electric string trio and electric string quartet.

Yoshi worked with the musicians to capture the vibe of the electric string quartet. Taking individual portraits of the electric violinist and electric cellist and enhancing the modern look with the electric instruments. The combination of the Bridge Electric Violin, Yamaha silent violin, NS design and the Bridge electric cello gave him many great shapes to work with!

Spectre Strings perform a wide repertoire ranging from pop, rock, gypsy and klezmer to Bollywood wedding music. To demonstrate the versatility of the artists, both musically and stylistically, costumes ranged from modern metallics to Indian dress and Sherwani, showing off the style of the Bollywood string quartet. Acoustic instruments were paired with red-carpet evening gowns and brightly coloured suits and gold DJs for the men, offset by the urban décor and stage-set props of the studio.

These photos give a strong sense of what to expect from a Spectre Strings performance: Musical quality, attention to detail and oozing glamour, this ensemble is creating a unique buzz. Watch this space for a return to the Belt Factory next month for some new video footage…

Electric String Quartet, Electric Violinist, Corporate Entertainment, London-based electric string ensemble: Spectre Strings