A brand new musical touring piece from brilliant South West band: The People’s String Foundation, virtuoso violinist Ben Sutcliffe and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi
The boys are packing a 32-piece gypsy orchestra into a suitcase and taking a “Virtual Orchestra” on tour with them as a live duo, to perform their newest album release “Res Publica”. This music is sure to set your heart racing, get your toes tapping, and warm
the soul with the people’s spirit and grafter’s hearts.
The People’s String Foundation are a South West based band who mix passionate theatrics with an urban gypsy sound, mixing artisan flavours with urban/world beats. They encompass a grass roots level philosophy, working with local musicians, the community and schools. In 2018 they went on tour with Kneehigh’s Fup, composing and playing the music for the show.
“The vocal performances are remarkable and the orchestrations are inventive, exploratory and beautifully performed. The entire piece is fresh and youthfully enthusiastic with clear production values on a classical scale. Surely these musicians and this piece are worthy of consideration for this year’s Mercury prize.”
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