Mozart was a fox, but since then classical music has never looked this good. Meet Well-Strung: the all-male singing string quartet with the musical skill to turn even a Kesha song into a classical masterpiece. A Kesha song!
“People would stop me on the street and say, ‘Oh, you’re the violinist! What are you listening to?’ And I would be like, “I’m listening to Britney Spears,'” Well-Strung founder and total babe Chris Marchant told The Cut. “It was kind of a cool juxtaposition. I love low art, and I love high art. For me, there’s enough of a through line in music that you can put them next to each other and just express the best parts of both kinds.”
Chris is joined by fellow violinist Edmund Bagnell as well as Trevor Wadleigh playing the viola and David Shevlin playing the cello. It certainly doesn’t hurt that all four of the Well-Strungers look mighty fine playing their instruments in skintight tank tops. Which is probably one of the reasons it all started happening for them during summers in Provincetown. Since then, Well-Strung has played on morning talk shows and with big stars like Kristin Chenoweth.
Guys with sexy arms playing violin-heavy versions of your favorite Top 40 songs? Talk about the ultimate culture fix and aphrodisiac. Well-Strung is performing in New York City on Friday at 54 Below and will be in California in late April.
Well-Strung will also release a new album, POPssical, in May featuring new classical arrangements of Lorde’s “Royals” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”