Founded and run by Leah Zweck, The STRING SIRENS is a team of Australia’s most in demand female string players.
The STRING SIRENS are available to perform as both session musicians and event entertainers.
They are in high demand as accompanying musicians for concert tours as well as featured musicians for corporate entertainment.
Just some of the contexts The STRING SIRENS are ideal for include: corporate functions, parties, launches, balls, fashion shows, weddings, accompanying solo artists and bands, as a support act, on cruise ships, on TV, in recording sessions, in video clips and advertisements.
With serious runs on the board in the classical music scene and extensive experience in the pop and rock industry, the STRING SIRENS are equally at home on the concert platform as in a rock arena.
Having performed with some of the world’s most prestigious ensembles and in countless different scenarios, these sassy ladies have an extensive repertoire and their style is extremely versatile.
Starting out in 2004 as a Sydney-based string quartet, increasing demand for fiery female string players saw The STRING SIRENS expand to become a nation-wide phenomenon. They now have teams in all of the major cities in Australia and can appear in a number of contexts from a soloist to a full string section.
The STRING SIRENS have even teamed their talents with Australia’s best female Wind, Brass and Percussionists to form an all-female symphony orchestra.`
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS AS SESSION MUSICIANS:
The girls have performed, recorded and toured with many high profile artists including:
Sam Smith, Jessica Mauboy, The Whitlams, Guy Sebastian, Michael Buble’, Kanye’ West, The Veronicas, Glenn Shorrock, Ryan Tedder, Harrison Craig, Pete Murray, The Living End, Delta Goodrem, Il Divo, Ricky Martin, The Ten Tenors, Human Nature, Ben Harper, Seal, John Farnham, Bliss N Eso, Anthony Callea, Teddy Geiger, Luke Kennedy, Tommy Lee and Robbie Williams.
They have appeared on TV shows such as:
“The Voice Australia”, “The X Factor”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Australian Idol”, “Australia’s Got Talent”, “Live at the Basement”, “Sunrise”, “Mornings”, “Today”, “Rove Live”, “The Max Sessions” and at The 2013 ARIAs.
EVENT ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGES:
The STRING SIRENS are available to perform elegant acoustic music in a background role or to take to the stage to do an amplified feature spot.
FEATURE SPOT PERFORMANCE:
Perfect as an event highlight or opener, The STRING SIRENS wow crowds with their explosive stage show and dazzle guests with their virtuosity and classical skills.
The 15 minute stage show can be performed as a quartet, trio, duo or solo act and can even be expanded to include a whole sea of Sirens.
Imagine your space slowly filling with STRING SIRENS as guests enjoy the music…
Repertoire selections for a feature spot include:
Pop hits: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit and “Symphony” by Clean Bandit
Reworked contemporary versions of: “Summer” aka ‘The Storm’ by Vivaldi (from ‘The Four Seasons’), “Canon in D” by Pachelbel and “Palladio” by Karl Jenkins
Pop Medley: “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga / “Blurred Lines” by Thicke / “Toxic” by Britney Spears / “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
ACDC Medley: “Back In Black” / “Highway To Hell” / “Thunderstruck”
A special Christmas show featuring hits such as: “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey, “Last Christmas” by Wham and “Feliz Navidad” by Boney M.
An Australian themed show including iconic Australian songs: “I Am Australian” by The Seekers, “You’re The Voice” by John Farnham and “I Still Call Australia Home” by Peter Allen. *This particular show requires 4 or more Sirens.
A special package for our Chinese clients incorporating modernised versions of traditional folk songs “Mo Li Hua” and/or “Gong Xi Gong Xi”.
The STRING SIRENS provide elegant background music to create a stylish and sophisticated ambience for a large range of events.
Repertoire options for background music span the centuries from classical music through to current pop.
The STRING SIRENS love an excuse to glam up and will be delighted to dress to your brief. They’re also happy to accommodate special repertoire requests.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth based – Available throughout Australia and also internationally.
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I worked with Leah Zweck and the players from the “String Sirens” on many occasions – on television, at live events and in the recording studio.
The people in this group are professional, hard-working, easy-going and superb musicians.
John Foreman – Musical Director
The “String Sirens” kicked off our executive xmas function in true class and style.
They read the ambience and mood of the crowd beautifully and easily adapted to adverse weather conditions and other hiccups intuitively and without prompting.
They were truly professional, flexible and easy going, not to mention very talented musicians, impressing our VIP’s who are regular concert goers and music aficionados.
The “String Sirens” understood my needs as a corporate events organiser and were on the mark (and on time!) with everything from correspondence leading up to the event, the performance on the evening and event follow up.
I would recommend them as an asset to any corporate function.
Kerryn Benbow – Special Projects Co-ordinator, SAI Global
As Glenn’s Musical Director, I could not have wished for a better string
quartet than the “String Sirens” to work with.
Their musicianship and dedication to getting it right in rehearsal carried through to every performance.
By tour’s end they even had their own solo spot opening the second act for Glenn with a fantastic Beatles tribute!
They also have the glamorous good looks that light up a stage, captivate an audience and add style and class to any show. They certainly did this for us.
With their electric on stage presence and as professional musicians, I have no hesitation in recommending the “String Sirens” for any musical task – from a string quartet for a garden party through backing rock artists or as
section leaders in a full orchestra!
The “String Sirens” are great!
Stewart Wilkinson – Musical Director, Glenn Shorrock
The “String Sirens” are both sassy and classy.
They play with passion, they look sensational, and I have been grateful for their work with ‘Bravo’at StarCity and with ‘Peter Cousens and Friends’ at the Darling Harbour Winter Festival”
Guy Noble – Conductor, Musical Director
I programmed the “String Sirens” as part of the “Reminiscing Tour” (starring Glenn Shorrock, Wendy Matthews and Doug Parkinson).
As a featured act, they opened the second half of the show with their Beatles Medley, which had the audience up and dancing in the aisles.
The “String Sirens” not only brought glamour to the show, but also fun and a real positive energy.
Their techno version of Vivaldi’s Summer was also one of the highlights of the “HATS OFF BrizVegas 05” concert that I produced.
Paul Dellit – Director, Seymour Productions
It was FANTASTIC that you could do the Teddy shows and I really can’t thank you guys enough for doing such a great job.
You were all beautiful, sounded brilliant and were a pleasure to be with. All those qualities all bundled together are too rare these days, so thank you.
Rich Sanford – Musical Director, Delta Goodrem
THE STRING SIRENS IN ACTION:
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing “I Have Nothing” LIVE on THE VOICE AUSTRALIA with ANJA NISSEN – Sydney, July 2014.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing “Feeler” LIVE with PETE MURRAY at The Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Party – Sydney, December 2013.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing LIVE with BLISS N ESO at the ARIAS – Sydney, December 2013.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing “If” LIVE on THE VOICE AUSTRALIA with Harrison Craig – Sydney, June 2013.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing with DELTA GOODREM – the debut of her single “Heart Hypnotic” – exclusive to THE VOICE AUSTRALIA – Sydney, June 2013.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing “Smile” LIVE on THE VOICE AUSTRALIA with RACHAEL LEAHCAR – Sydney, June 2012.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing “Windmill” LIVE on THE VOICE AUSTRALIA with DANNY ROSS – Sydney, June 2013.
Watch The STRING SIRENS performing “Uninvited” LIVE on THE VOICE AUSTRALIA with JAC STONE – Sydney, May 2013.
Watch The STRING SIRENS appearing at 3:20 in this film clip with EVOKE.