Five piece live band, based in Carlisle, Cumbria


Highly Strung are a five piece live band, based in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Founding members Andy Whitaker and Dave Mason both strive to stay at the top of the scene. They have performed at so many weddings over the years (averaging 40 a year) and always receive an amazing response. They have also performed at various festivals, supporting Little Mix and Dr & The Medics.

22nd Sep 2013
Barkerwood Marquees & Events

Dear Andy, Dave and Boys, Just to say thanks for an amazing performance at Barbara's 40th as always so professional and the dance floor was packed as usual, you and your team are so easy to work with and I find all my brides have nothing but the highest praise for you, well done and we look forward to working with you in the future. Andrew & Sarah Barker.


Band member bio's

Andy Whitaker Lead Vocals / Guitar

Andy is the manager/director of Highly Strung. He has strived for years to perfect the sound/lighting/performance and line up of the band, and is now satisfied with the results, although "we will never stand still, there are always new songs to learn and the sets move with the times, constantly improving!" Andy has been encouraged to sing since he was a child, entering talent competitions with a few wins along the way! In 1996 he started the entertainment company "And Then Some Entertainment", successfully building up a reputation as a great singer and entertainer. Andy plays Acoustic guitar and regularly performs solo acoustic nights around the top bars in Carlisle and surrounding areas. He joined a band in 2000 with David Mason, and their baby, "Highly Strung" was born a few years later in 2004. The Band has gone from strength to strength and their reputation proceeds them!

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