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Highly Strung is a violin and guitar group based in Sydney, specialising in weddings, corporate events and private functions

Highly Energetic Shows!

 

Rock and Roll Orchestra is the show band iteration of Highly Strung

 

 

 

 

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Photo Molly McCoy

 

Highly Strung Rock and Roll Orchestra are performing on these P&O Australia cruises in 2017;
Pacific Dawn - February 4th - 18th -Brisbane / Singapore (to be refurbished in Singapore)
Pacific Dawn - March 2nd - 16th - Singapore / Brisbane (first cruise after refurbishment)

Pacific Eden - March 27th - April 9th - Adelaide / Fremantle 

Pacific Dawn - April 15th - 22nd- Brisbane / Brisbane 

Pacific Dawn - May 13th - 27th - Brisbane / Brisbane

Pacific Eden - June 12th - 26th - Fremantle / Fremantle

Please note that some of the following cruise dates have recently changed

Pacific Aria 9th -21st July - Brisbane / Brisbane 

Pacific Dawn - 12th - 19th August - Brisbane / Brisbane

Pacific Eden - 24th August - 16th September - Cairns / Cairns

Pacific Aria - 12th - 27th October - Brisbane / Brisbane

Pacific Eden - 13th November - 1st December Sydney / Sydney

Pacific Eden - 15th - 28th December Sydney / Sydney Christmas Cruise!

and at the Kosciuszko Chalet at Charlotte Pass 

Saturday 22nd till Thursday 27th of July 2017

P & O Australia cruises 2018 

 Pacific Dawn - 6th - 20th January - Brisbane / Brisbane

Pacific Aria - 29th January - 9th February - Brisbane / Brisbane

 

 

      

This video of Offenbach's Can Can was filmed on our recent P&O Pacific Eden cruise by one of our loyal fans, Tony Mar, who was present at all 9 of our shows! Thank you Tony.

 

The lineup is two electrifying violins and two acoustic guitars, with three part vocals.

 

This is the quartet of Bernadette and Mary on violins, and Justin and Joey on guitars, which harks back to the fab days of Hat Trick.     

 

Bernadette, Mary and Justin are founding members of this successful 80s - 90s pub band, which was famous for good time music and fantastic fiddling, and are now joined by Bernadette and Justin's son Joey.

 

At a Rock 'n' Roll Orchestra gig you will hear classical music as you've never heard it before......Mozart, Bach, Khachaturian, Bizet, Offenbach and their biggest hits....Can Can, Eine Kliene Nacht Musik, Jesu Joy, Sabre Dance, Carmen etc.                 

 

You will also hear the best Irish and Celtic music, as well as classic covers featuring strings, eg, Viva la Vida, A Day in the Life, Wish You Were Here, Copperhead Road, Eleanor Rigby, Major Tom, Baker Street etc.

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Rock and Roll Orchestra are regulars each Christmas in July season at Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel in Charlotte Pass, and are a hit on P&O cruise liners. 

 

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"From the moment they start, you can't stop moving.  They are so vibrant and energetic that they put everyone who listens in a joyous, almost festive mood and a big grin on everyones faces.  When they first arrived with two violins and an acoustic guitar we didn't know what to expect - but as soon as they started playing we were all hooked and acting like children."

Rachel Maclean, Manager, Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel,

Charlotte Pass Ski Resort

 

 

"The violinists are absolutly amazing and the guitarist is the perfect accompaniment!" 

"The haunting notes of violin sent shivers down my spine when I was lucky enough to be part of a small group enjoying a private concert upstairs"

"Their Irish jigs got people jiggin and jiving"

Various guests and Resort staff, Charlotte Pass Ski Resort

 

Rock and Roll Orchestra sample repertoire..

  • Viva la Vida  (Coldplay)
  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
  • Devil went down to Georgia  (Charlie Daniels Band)
  • Those were the Days (Mary Hopkin)
  • Here comes the Rain Again (Eurythmics)
  • All My Loving (Beatles)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  • Rakes of Kildare  (Trad. Irish)
  • Mason's Apron (Trad. Irish)
  • Cats in the Cradle  (Harry Chapin)
  • Taxi  (Harry Chapin)
  • Eleanor Rigby  (Beatles)
  • March from Carmen - Toreador song  (Bizet)
  • Planxty Irwin  (Trad. Irish)
  • Space Oddity - Major Tom(David Bowie)
  • Wish you were Here  (Pink Floyd)
  • Baker Street  (Gerry Rafferty)
  • Sabre Dance  (Khachaturian)
  • Love her madly  (The Doors)
  • A Day in the Life  (Beatles)
  • Dashing White Sergeant  (Trad. Celtic)
  • Going Home (Dire Straits)
  • Romeo and Juliet  (Dire Straits)
  • Sultand of Swing  (Dire Straits)
  • Eine Kliene Nacht Musik  (Mozart)
  • Jesu Joy  (Bach)
  • Eleanor Rigby  (Beatles)
  • We gotta get outa this place  (Animals)
  • Fields of Gold  (Sting)
  • Land Down Under  (Men at Work)
  • Copperhead Road (Steve Earle)