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.

23rd Nov 2013
Fluid Productions Ltd

Highly Strung were a pleasure to work with as well as being very professional both on and off stage. They played a superb set list which kept everybody on the dance floor from the first song until the last. Each member of the band had excellent stage presence and musicianship and we would highly recommend them for a great nights entertainment. Looking forward to working with them again in the future.
Ian Hope, Director, Fluid Productions Ltd


Band member bio's

Alain Mayson Keyboards

Alain has been performing regularly in public for over 20 years. In the North East he performed in nightclubs such as Walkers and Hobo in the centre of Newcastle. He turned down the chance to be a member of 90s pop band The Lighthouse Family then spent over 10 years playing piano on the floating Tuxedo Princess and Tuxedo Royale nightclubs every Friday and Saturday night. He started with Highly Strung in 2009 as a stand-in bass guitarist then switched to keyboards in 2010. In 2013 he switched to his current role controlling the sound and lights, and although he still plays from time to time he enjoys being in control! Outside of the band he occasionally plays piano with a big swing band and accordion with a ceilidh band.

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