The String Beans were formed in 2014 by guitarists Jake Stentiford and Chris Twigg. The plan was to play a mixture of old gypsy jazz standards, original compositions and modern day rock classics with a gypsy twist. Having quickly made an impact on the Manchester acoustic scene with their first live shows at the end of the year, the duo has since expanded to a quartet featuring Claire Northey on violin and Ryan Hayes on Double Bass. Known for their frantic and heavily improvised live shows mixed with intricately arranged medleys expect to see The String Beans busking in a town near you soon!
Alongside their touring and busking exploits The String Beans are also available to hire as a more traditional background music act for restaurants, bars, weddings and other events. This is a flexible line up that could also include brass or guest vocalists.
For this performance for the sessions Alan Keary joined them on Violin and Hayley Phillippa Williams on Vocals.
Christopher Twigg - Guitar
Alan Keary - Violin
Hayley Phillippa Williams - Vocals