Heron Strings

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About Heron Strings

Heron Strings is a young and talented Acoustic musician originally from Northern Ireland who is currently based in Hull. His talents span a range of musical abilities such as intricate violin playing, guitar, vocals and even the use of RC 300 loop station engineering.

He frequently travels to accommodate clients for various music gigs and to pursue his passion of composing, arranging and performing songs of various genres. As a classically trained musician, Heron Strings is able to improvise and collaborate with other musicians to perform Folk, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Acoustic Pop, Commercial Pop, Contemporary, Dance, R&B & Flamenco styles of music.

Heron Strings has been described as “The One Man Quartet”, due to his incredible ability to create the textures and sounds of a small string section with his musical equipment.

His hard work and dedication towards performing over the years has been acknowledged with various accomplishments and awards such as the Merchant Scholarship from The University of Hull in 2013, Winning first place at the University of Hull’s Open Mic competition in 2013 and 2014, The Trust Scholarship from the Belfast Met in 2012 and 2013 and the Performer of the year from the Belfast Met in 2012 and 2013.As a freelance musician, he is open and available to pursue various performance opportunities such as weddings, formal/Informal events, restaurant performances, busking, session recording, teaching individuals or groups and much more!

Described by fans and musical associates as a passionate and kind individual, Heron Strings is the epitome of an ideal performer for any event big or small! Whatever the theme or size of your next event, he will keep you and your guests entertained the whole way through.

  • Can play for up to 4 hours at a time.
  • Can tailor the set lengths to suit each event. (3×45, 4×30 etc)
  • For Wedding packages I can offer longer set times.

I create music with the use of guitar, violin, vocals and my loop station. This means I can emulate the sound of a band or string orchestra by myself, plus giving the songs an originality and making something special from it.

“Chris supported us for The University Of Hulls ‘End Of Year Ball’, and we were very impressed with his live looping violin skills”

The Klaxons - End Of Year Ball 2014

“He has his own unique style that most musicians crave for. An amazing voice, incredible at the violin and a very genuine humble guy”.

Matt Duly – Singer-Songwriter

“He has a super rapport with fellow performers and with his audience”.  

Jane Owen – Church and Education Coordinator of Holy Trinity

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