The Massive Violins are a musical ensemble of singing cellists, performing virtuosic arrangements of music from a variety of musical genres, all using the cello and voice.
Favourites with audiences include Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire where the cello is played side-ways like a guitar, a live performance of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, The Sound of Music medley featuring impersonations of Julie Andrews and Gretel, a virtuosic Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
The Massive Violins perform sell-out concerts across the UK and were crowned winners of North London’s Got Talent 2016. Inspired by the the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, with whom they performed last year, the Massive Violins have gathered a loyal following with a number of famous faces amongst their fan base:
“The MVs demonstrably have fiendish talents and, while producing the sound of angels vocally and instrumentally, are also diabolically entertaining . . . [They] have fun like a stampede of energetic wild animals.” – George Hinchliffe, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
“If it’s a unique bobby-dazzler of an evening you’re looking for… seven cellists brimming over with great comic timing and a fantastic repertoire… unmissable.” – Neil Morrissey. “I like them a LOT” – Simon Amstell.