Bond : Explosive
Photo Source : Road & Travel Magazine
A classical quartet known as "Bond" has invaded the music world to a great success. The group defied their detractors in 2001 and went on to become a musical phenomenon. Together Haylie Ecker (first violin), Eos Chater (second violin), Tania Davis (viola), and Gay-Yee Westerhoff (cello) complete this quartet of talented and beautiful women that make up Bond. Over the past 4 years they have sold over 4 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling string quartets of all time.
Their album, Explosive: The Best of Bond, is a collection of favorite tracks from their previous hit albums, Born, Shine and Classified. It includes also some of their eye-catching videos never been previously seen. This special release also includes three previously unreleased tracks, "Caravan," Sugar Plum," (based on The Nutcracker ballet) and the funky danceable "Carmina."
More About Bond :
Haylie Ecker - is from Perth, Western Australia. She plays the first violin. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honors and a diploma in Advanced Solo Studies from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has played extensively around the world as soloist. She now continues her classical violin career in addition to playing with Bond.
Eos Chater - is the second violinist of the group. She earned an Honors degree from the Royal College of Music. She is from Cardiff, Wales. She founded and played in a string quartet dedicated to performing music by living composers before she joined the Bond. She also wrote string arrangements, and played with many pop groups including The Divine Comedy, Cocteau Twins, Lamb, and Julian Cope, as well as performing in music videos for Gabrielle and Mark Knopfler.
Tania Davis - is from Sydney, Australia, and plays the viola. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honors from the Sydney Conservatorium and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She is also a violinist, and has worked professionally with orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and London Symphony Orchestra.
Gay-Yee Westerhoff - is from Yorkshire in England. She is the group's cellist and holds an Honors degree in Music from Trinity College of Music in London. Gay-Yee has performed with groups including Primal Scream, Spice Girls, Talvin Singh, Embrace, Sting, Bryan Adams and Barry Manilow.
You wouldn't think there exists such beautiful music and talented individuals till you watch or listen to their videos. The group's music is a modern twist of classical music and you would surely enjoy the experience of listening to their music more so watching them play their instruments with great excitement and passion.
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