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ELECTRIC STRING WHAT?!

Electria is an electric string string trio made up of a violin, viola and cello. We are fusing these traditionally classical instruments with contemporary music and custom back tracks. Our instruments are not acoustic; they are electric, just as you have acoustic and electric guitars. Electric means that they don’t have “bodies” that amplify the sound naturally like an acoustic instrument; rather, they have to be plugged into amps so the sound can be magnified and manipulated. We play with a custom track of the original song without the vocals, which sounds fuller than playing with just strings alone, which is why clients are choosing us over the traditional classical groups.


SO YOU’RE A TRIO, BUT WHAT IF I WANT A DUO OR A QUARTET?

At this time, we are solely a trio. We arrange all of the music ourselves and have spent considerable time rehearsing and perfecting our craft. When you hire Electria, you are hiring only the core, founding members of the group: Zara, Alison and Caia. We’re not just slappin’ together a few songs and rehearsing at your event. We’re practiced, professional, and very good at what we do.


WHAT IF ONE OF THE “CORE” MEMBERS GETS SICK?!?

Not to worry. Life happens, so we’ve trained select musicians as our permanent subs in case one of us gets sick or is otherwise unavailable. They, too, are well rehearsed and prepared to play all of our selections for your special event.


CAN I MAKE ANY MUSIC REQUESTS?

Yes, of course! We strive to accommodate every special request, so long as we are given enough notice. If a song selection is not feasible based on the arrangement or accessibility, we will let you know as soon as possible and may be able to supplement with something else. There is a $100 arrangement fee.


HOW DO YOU DRESS?

We’re not your typical string trio, so we’re not going to dress like one! We’ve got edge, elegance and style. We are also happy to accommodate special dress or costume requests to help add that extra pizzazz to your event.


WHAT TIME WILL YOU ARRIVE?

For electric events, we arrive at least an hour early to ensure time for set up, sound check, and to confirm any last minute details.


WHY SHOULD I HIRE ELECTRIA?

When you hire Electria, you’re not only getting live music and entertainment; you’re getting an experience. Our listeners can tow tap, reminisce, or sing along without hindering conversation. Relax and sit back knowing that Electria will impress every guest and will be talked about for weeks to come.