Studio recording, session tracks, and live strings
Simon's String Section
Simon's string section features some of London's most experienced violinists, violas and cellists. Our hallmark is a rich, smooth string sound - but of course we'll change our tone on a dime, or create any type of instrumentation depending on what you need.
We've recorded for or performed with musicians including Deltron3030, Massive Attack (Live With Me), Andrea Corr (Ideal World), Mitch Winehouse, The Kooks (Sway), and many more. Broadcast and label clients include BBC Radio 2, 3 & 4, Universal, EMI, Sony, Warner, and Virgin.
Live backing strings for any genre - recent engagements include a live performance/broadcast with Deltron3030 (Gorillaz/Jamie Cullum) at Glastonbury Festival (2014).
Composition, Arrangement & Production
Our excellent contacts can take care of as much or as little as you need - including, should you wish, composition, arrangement, and project management. We generally record in London, UK and we also have strong connections in the USA.
We have worked on a number of feature film soundtracks, both for the larger American distributors and for independent film makers in the UK. Regardless of your budget, it's worth getting in touch with us -- 5Q Studio can be a very cost effective way of obtaining the highest quality string sound for your production.
For clients who cannot attend a session in person due to time or travel constraints, and for international clients, remote tracking is also available - please email for details.
Do get in touch to discuss your project!
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