TINA JACOBS-LIM

LONDON STRING GROUP

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REVIEWS

"I have known and worked with London String Group for many years. They bring such an energy to the Madness live shows, sound fantastic, and always put a great team of players together.

 

In the recording studio they were so highly efficient, and clearly have spent years in the industry. The management and organisation of London String Group was fantastic and made dealing with our management team a breeze."

 - Suggs

(Madness)

"We loved working with the London String Group on Jools Holland... Great players & a lot of fun to be around."

 


- Dominic Howard

(MUSE)

"I cannot say enough praiseworthy things about London String Group. I've been fortunate to work with them both live and in the studio. Ruth and Tina always bring the very best.... The most competent, professional players who get the job done. The string arrangements are always written to perfection so that even on a first time run through of material the notes, pitch, blend and dynamics are spot on. In a professional music world where time always equals money, this is an organization you can count on 100 per cent to get your music project done right and with style every time!"

 - Mo Pleasure

(Artist/Producer - Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Maxwell, etc..)

"As Chuck Berry sang: 'I want you to play with my string-a-ling.' Book 'em they are flipping fantastic!!!! And a hoot to boot!!! I am soooo excited to be working with them again this year!"


 - Jimmy Somerville

"There really aren't many like the London String Group. From a sound team perspective it simply doesn't get any better. Always ready to do whatever's needed, nothing seems to be too much trouble, and always a pleasant demeanour from each and every member.

Making something difficult look easy shows true class and professionalism. They've got both in spades. Absolutely huge respect for just quietly getting the job done!"

 

 

- Andrew Frengley

(Matrix nine: Audio Engineer

at Evening Standard Theatre Awards)

"London String Group provided as well as outstanding musicianship, some wonderful arrangements for my tour and the performance at the Baddiel and Skinner show. They always acted with the utmost professionalism and are a great contribution to a live performance."


- Ian Broudie

(Lightning seeds)

"Not only does the London String Group consist of consummate professionals, they perform with such emotion, I nearly wept during my own performance."


 - Aubrey Logan

(Post Modern Jukebox)

 "I've worked with London String Group on a couple of tours prior to using them for a festival show with Jimmy Somerville.

   

I needed 8 new string arrangements to fit in sympathetically with already established brass section parts. They worked quickly and had great communication throughout the writing. All of the arrangements were of a very high musical standard and fitted in perfectly around the existing parts. 

 

I cannot recommend them highly enough."

- Richard Brook

(MD: Rewind Festival, Jimmy Somerville, ABC, etc..)

 

"London String Group provided as well as outstanding musicianship, some wonderful arrangements for my tour and the performance at the Baddiel and Skinner show. They always acted with the utmost professionalism and are a great contribution to a live performance."


- Ian Broudie

(Lightning seeds)

 "I have booked more string sections than I care to remember, but the London String Group are a different level... such lovely people who only ever smile & get on with the job in hand, is a much-needed break when the stress is high hand-on-heart, a joy to work with" 

 

- Glen Rowe 

(KYOTO Music Management, CATO

& MUSE Tour Management)

 

“Just WOW! London String Group, Tina and Ruth are the best string players I've had the pleasure of working with. Whether with Deaf School, Madness, or my son's band: Man Like Me - they always bring perfect harmony and joy to the music! Thanks so much."

- Clive Langer 

(Deaf School,  & Producer: Madness, David Bowie, Morrissey, Elvis Costello etc..)

 

“I’ve worked alongside The London String Group on many ABC shows in recent years. Every single time they bring the charisma, the musical expertise and massive fun to the proceedings. Every performance has been a pleasure.”

- Martin Fry

(ABC)

 

"We have worked extensively with London String Group on Jimmy Somerville's Big Band Live shows - They are consummate professionals, providing fantastic arrangements and a great work ethic. They brought such fun and a wonderful, fresh energy to every stage we took to - an absolute joy!" 

 

- Gunther Walker

(Solar Management)

 

"I'm always encouraged to see musicians putting themselves forward, as it's so easy in the current music industry be considered part of the (dressed in black)ground. The contribution that London String Group make to the overall 'sheen' of the music is amazing! Real quality!"

 

- Angelo Starr

 

"We have always loved working with London String Group. Highly professional and experts in their field. We would always go to them for all our string group needs."

 

- Stackhouse Management