E L L I E S T A N F O R D
Ellie performed with Ellie Goulding as part of her Brightest Blue album campaign. Performing live for shows such as Good Morning America and the One Show ,for VEVO and Grammy's Museum . Ellie lead and organised the strings for the Brightest Blue Experience, a one off live stream concert from London's V&A museum.
With the gang at the V&A: Brightest Blue Experience
Performing Live for 'Good Morning America'
Brightest Blue QStrings
As part of the band for Goldfrapp 'Tales of Us ' album campaign, Ellie played a custom made 5 string violin, keyboards and Mandolin, touring throughout the UK and playing at European festivals. Ellie also performed with the band on Jools Holland,and Maida Vale sessions for BBC 6 Music aswell as radio shows for Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary and a one off special live performance for Woman's Hour. Ellie also performed as part of a unique "Tales of Us' Film event an exclusive Live perfomance screened directly into cinema venues throughout the UK.
Electronic Beats Festival: Cologne
Concert : Amsterdam
Glastonbury Festival: West Holt Stage
Performing Albert Hall: Goldfrapp and John Grant
Lana Del Rey
Ellie performed with Lana Del Rey on all of her European dates as part of the 'Paradise ' Tour including festivals such as Montreux, Rock Wercter, Lollapalooza and Isle of Wight.
O2 Academy Birmingham
Ellie has been performing with The Specials since 2011
"A trio of female strings players lend a smart burnish to the likes of Stereotype and Man at C&A, while somehow managing to make gently skanking with a violin look not entirely unnatural.''
- The Guardian.
Isle of Wight Festival: Main Stage
A hug from Lynval
Ocean Colour Scene
Ellie performed with Ocean Colour Scene as part of their 25th Anniversary Acoustic Tour. Playing original arrangements and using effects pedals and harmonisers. During this tour the band recorded "Live at Bridgewater Hall with QStrings" a one off vinyl recording of the show.
Royal Festival Hall: London
Backstage before the show: London
Stuck in the lift: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Performing 'Families" with my Family
Ellie Joined Brian Wilson and his band for the UK tour of his album, "Gershwin Reimagined "
"It was a great pleasure working with Q strings on the Brian Wilson tour, impeccable playing and stage presence, at ease with any style of music. I jokingly referred to them as "stone cold pro's" but in reality they are "warm, effusive pro's" and a joy to have on stage with us. “
Thanks again Ellie and all,
Paul Von Mertens
Music Director, Brian Wilson Band