ABOUT

Urban Strings is South Africa’s first multi-instrumental music collective. Officially formed in 2016, Urban Strings is made up fourteen talented and diverse musicians from South Africa. Fronted by vocalist, violinist and multi-disciplinary creative Larah Eksteen, the diverse ensemble exudes a distinctive sound which paints an authentic ambiance in live performances.

Brought together by their musical disciplines, the pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string section respectively features vocals, violinists, viola players, cellists, double bassists, two electric harpists, a pianist and guitarist. 

To read more about founder and creative director Larah Eksteen click on link below.

OUR STORY

Setting the standard high, Urban Strings made their debut on the stage of South African Idols Season 11 & 12, performing on seven LIVE episodes since then alongside winners Noma Khumalo, Karabo Mogane and SA favourites such as Somizi Mhlongo, Judith Sephuma, J’Something (MiCasa), Donald Moatshe, DJ Tira and the Top 10 contestants. With a staggering total of 140 million votes cast for season 14, the show has reached new heights and is entering it’s 15th Season.

Urban Strings have taken a refreshing approach by pushing boundaries musically as evident in past collaborations with the likes of some South African artists namely: ProVerb, RJ Benjamin, Swing City, Loyiso Bala, The Graeme Watkins Project and Donald Moatshe. The collective has also become a favourite at corporate events for clients like BMW, Patek Philippe, Mont Blanc Nedbank, Naspers, Standardbank, Growthpoint Properties, Tsogo Sun, Mzansi Magic, SPAR, Baker and McKenzie, Glad Africa, Transport Africa, Kyknet and Webber Wentzel.

WHAT WE OFFER

Corporate Entertainment

Live music at events

Appearances at Festivals

Wedding Musicians

Private Function Musicians

Entertainment at Birthday Parties

Musicians for Television Productions

Background Music

Collaborations

Music Production

Score to Picture

Sync Music

Session Strings