Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet, Makes West Coast Debut with California Concerts

Rising Stars to perform shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Palm Springs during Holiday season


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/13/2013 -- When they made their anticipated London debut this fall, BBC Radio host Jo Good called Well-Strung “absolutely amazing” after their on-air performance and interview for her show. In the States, they’ve also recently been called the “hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games” by the New York Daily News. Well-Strung: the Singing String Quartet will make their West Coast debut with a series of concerts in four cities over the holiday season. The quartet will appear at Feinstein’s in San Francisco on December 27 at 8pm and December 28 at 7pm; at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on December 30 at 8pm; at Martini’s Above Fourth in San Diego on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at 7pm; and at The Copa in Palm Springs on January 3 and 4 at 8pm. The group has been on a hot streak: in addition to their recent London debut, they’ve just wrapped a three-month run at the prestigious Art House in Provincetown, two recent hit New York productions Off-Broadway in the past year, their first album just released in spring, and a new music video that has caught the eye of the national press. The new show will feature new arrangements of songs by Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Third Eye Blind among others as well as new material written by Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman). For tickets please visit www.well-strung.com.

Well-Strung have quickly gained national and international attention for their unique mash-up of string quartet and boy band. The foursome features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Ke$ha, Pink, Adele, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and more. They are Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Christopher Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola). Music arrangements are by David Levinson with additional arrangements by Daniel Shevlin, Yair Evnine and Chris Marchant. The show is conceived by Christopher Marchant & Mark Cortale and written by Ms. Drake & Mr. Cortale, with additional material contributed by Jeffery Roberson.

The group first began performing together in a workshop production of the show directed by Ms. Drake at Ars Nova in NYC on Feb. 28th, 2012. Musical arrangements were by Mr. Levinson with additional arrangements by Mr. Shevlin. That same show sold out at Joe’s Pub in May of 2012 before having an extended debut run that summer at The Art House in Provincetown, MA and playing Off-Broadway at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater last fall. The group returned to Off-Broadway for the first three weeks of March, 2013, and sold-out the Highline Ballroom for one night in early May. Most recently they returned to P-Town for a summer-long run of a new show, and made their debut on London’s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre earlier this fall. The foursome’s debut album was released on Twist Records on February 28, and was produced by Matt Farber (Founder of LOGO Network) and Mark Cortale. The music video for their “mash-up” of Mozart meets Kelly Clarkson debuted this past summer and has been featured in the Huffington Post, ABC Television, and many other media outlets.

Photo attached by Scott Henrichsen.

For additional info please visit www.well-strung.com

Listing Info

The Singing String Quartet
conceived by Christopher Marchant & Mark Cortale
written by Donna Drake & Mark Cortale
additional material by Jeffery Roberson
music arrangements by David Levinson
additional arrangement by Daniel Shevlin, Yair Evnine and Christopher Marchant
directed by Donna Drake.

Friday, December 27 at 8:00 PM & Saturday, December 28 at 7:00 PM
Feinstein’s at the Nikko
Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Telephone: (415) 394-1111
For tickets visit www.Well-Strung.com or go directly to the Feinstein’s Ticket Pages for Well-Strung on December 27 and Well-Strung on December 28

Monday, December 30 at 8:00 PM
Rockwell Table & Stage
1714 N. Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 661-6163
For tickets visit www.Well-Strung.com or go directly to Well-Strung at The Rockwell Table & Stage ticketing page

Tuesday, December 31 at 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM, New Year’s Eve
Martini’s Above Fourth
3940 Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 400-4500
For tickets visit www.Well-Strung.com or go directly to the Well-Strung at Martini’s Above Fourth ticketing page

Friday, January 3 and 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM
244 East Amado Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
For tickets visit www.Well-Strung.com
Phone: (760) 866-0021
For tickets visit www.Well-Strung.com or go directly to the Well-Strung at The Copa ticketing page

About Well-Strung
One Direction step aside, there’s a new kind of boy band on the circuit. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele Lady Gaga, and more! Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh. Well-Strung’s debut show is directed and co-written by Donna Drake. The quartet was formed by producer/manager Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant. For tickets and more info, please visit www.well-strung.com