Five piece live band, based in Carlisle, Cumbria


Highly Strung are a five piece live band, based in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Founding members Andy Whitaker and Dave Mason both strive to stay at the top of the scene. They have performed at so many weddings over the years (averaging 40 a year) and always receive an amazing response. They have also performed at various festivals, supporting Little Mix and Dr & The Medics.

22nd Sep 2013
Barkerwood Marquees & Events

Dear Andy, Dave and Boys, Just to say thanks for an amazing performance at Barbara's 40th as always so professional and the dance floor was packed as usual, you and your team are so easy to work with and I find all my brides have nothing but the highest praise for you, well done and we look forward to working with you in the future. Andrew & Sarah Barker.


Band member bio's

Laurence Blackadder Bass Guitar

Plays both electric and double bass. As well as being a proud member of Highly Strung he has played and/or recorded with the following: Robert Strauss, The Claude Werner Quartet, Elaine Davidson, Zoe Gilby, Lauren Housley and Tom Dibb, The Blofeld Experiment, The Alan Glen Trio, The Mac Francis Quintet, The Ben Gilbert Trio, Paul Martin’s Fever Octet and Quartet, Swing Thing, The McCredie/Blackadder Acoustic Duo, Elbow Jane, Ewen McClennan (BBC Horizons Winner), Chris James, Ros Sluzman, Adama, Steve Brookfield's Dracula Project and guitarist Jay Myerson

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