Urban Strings

Band - Johannesburg
Urban Strings


About Urban Strings

Urban Strings is South Africa’s first multi-instrumental music collective. Officially formed in 2016, Urban Strings is made up of fourteen talented and diverse musicians from South Africa. Fronted by vocalist, violinist and multi-disciplinary creative, Larah Eksteen.

The diverse ensemble exudes a distinctive sound which paints an authentic ambiance in live performances. Brought together by their musical disciplines, the pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string musicians are based both in Western Cape and Gauteng. Setting the standard high, Urban Strings made their debut on the stage of South African Idols Season 11 & 12, performing on seven LIVE episodes since then alongside winners Noma Khumalo, Karabo Mogane and SA favourites such as Somizi Mhlongo, Judith Sephuma, J’Something (MiCasa), Donald Moatshe, DJ Tira and the Top 10 contestants.

Urban Strings have taken a refreshing approach by pushing boundaries musically as evident in past collaborations with the likes of some South African artists namely: ProVerb, RJ Benjamin, Swing City, Loyiso Bala, The Graeme Watkins Project and Donald Moatshe.

The collective has also become a favourite at corporate events for clients like BMW, Patek Philippe, Mont Blanc Nedbank, Naspers, Standardbank, Growthpoint Properties, Tsogo Sun, Mzansi Magic, SPAR, Baker and McKenzie, Glad Africa, Transport Africa, Kyknet and Webber Wentzel.


More About Urban Strings

Different set-ups offered:

Electro | World-Beat | Downtempo

Urban Strings' glam electronica act is a fusion of electro, live strings, neo-jazz and downtempo grooves and appeals to lovers of music right across the board. Best described as similar to artists like Jazzanova, Goldfrapp, Cafe del Mar and Hotel Costes this multi-instrumental performance option includes trio's and quartets with vocals and other instrumentalists. Also ideal for 2 x 45 min sets of background music.

Female String Quartet

The all-girl electric quartet is a popular option for corporate entertainment and events and can be tailor made to suit a specific theme. The quartet offers collaborations with singers, rappers, instrumentalists and other music groups.

Electric Harp Quartet

Urban Strings offers an electric act with renowned electric harpist Jude Harpstar.

Electric Trio

Violin and cello.



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