Echo Strings are a versatile, dynamic, all-female string ensemble based in Liverpool. Lara Simpson formed the group in 2015 whilst studying at Paul McCartney’s music college, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Echo Strings regularly perform at weddings, corporate events and private functions around the UK and overseas. They also collaborate with bands and artists in Merseyside and beyond, such as Robert Vincent, Ian Prowse and Amsterdam, The Christians, Zuzu and Circa Waves.
Members of Echo Strings make up the string section of top UK tribute band The ELO Show and have played backing strings for Britain’s Got Talent’s Richard & Adam. They have featured twice on Hollyoaks on Channel 4, are the resident string quartet with Incredible 11, an 11-piece hip hop orchestra based in the Baltic Triangle, and they perform annually as part of Radio City’s Cash for Kids Carol Concert.
Members of the ensemble are professional arrangers and able to score original string parts for bands and artists, whilst also being able to arrange song requests for weddings and other events.