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.

2nd Jul 2012
Pete & Dana

Hello Andy. Just Pete from last nights wedding! Thank you so much mate, the band were fantastic! You made everyones night. Sorry if we didnt thank you last night everything was a bit of a blur!
Thank you again.


Band member bio's

Alain Mayson Keyboards

Alain has been performing regularly in public for nearly 30 years. In the North East he performed in nightclubs such as Walkers and Hobo in the centre of Newcastle. He turned down the chance to be a member of 90s pop band The Lighthouse Family then spent over 10 years playing piano on the floating Tuxedo Princess and Tuxedo Royale nightclubs every Friday and Saturday night. He started with Highly Strung in 2009 as a stand-in bass guitarist then switched to keyboards in 2010. He also has a hand in controlling lighting and sound and occasionally can be seen pointing a camera at the audience and band. Outside of Highly Strung he occasionally plays piano with a big swing band and accordion with a ceilidh band as well as occasional solo piano gigs.

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