LOS ANGELES, California, United States
Band Members: Cameron Stone - cello, Nicole Garcia - violin, Neli Nikalovea - violin, Tom Tally - viola

If you like ‘string tributes’ you will like Tallywood Strings. They play with commitment and no apologies. The album ‘sampler’ is comprised of four instrumental tracks. Three of the tracks are Hendrix, Nirvana, and Beatles. The fourth track is a Morrissey song featuring Jose Maldanado from the Sweet and Tender Hooligans on vocals. The current members of the Tallywoodstrings came together after performing a few times with the ‘Hooligans’ at the House of Blues in Hollywood and Anaheim (which is how Jose ended up doing a vocal on one of the tracks).
Violist, Tom Tally has produced and arranged numerous albums for Vitamin
Records under the Tallywoodstrings, previous to the current group configuration. He is currently assisting Vitamin in the artist development of the Vitamin String Quartet. He can be found in string sections that recorded for Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Jody Watley, Michael Crawford, Maria McKee, Toni Toni, Dr Dre, DJ Quik, Rod Stewart, Micheal Jackson, Macy Grey, Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison, Chaka Kahn, etc. etc. During his formal education he mistakenly got the idea in his head that Jimi Hendrix was actually a violist. He has never been the same since.
The enigmatic and sometimes reclusive cellist, Cameron Stone, writes and tours with both Poe and is a member of the group Bliss, with Donna De Lory, He has written and played on numerous rock albums and commercials in the Los Angeles area and is considered to be one of Hollywoods top rock cellists and recording artists as well as a composer and song writer. He is not sane.
Violinist Nicole Garcia has been Kanye Wests string director and is emerging as one of the most highly sought after violinists and orchestra contractors in Los Angeles. She has been featured in television performances for shows such as American Idol, MTV, VH1, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the American Music Awards. As an orchestra contractor, her activities range from assembling orchestras for live shows, to hiring ensembles for recording sessions at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. She is bent on world domination.
Violinist Neli Nikelovea has been engaging audiences with her heartfelt musicality, dazzling technique and exhilarating performances throughout Europe and North America for several years. Born in the elegant Eastern European city of Ruse overlooking the banks of the Danube River, after winning a number of competitions in her native Bulgaria, Miss Nikolaeva moved to Los Angeles alone at the age of 14. Since then she has balanced an active performing career with the demands of school, pursuing a Doctorate of Music at the University of Southern California. She believes in unicorns.

Edited by energia on 18 Oct 2009, 15:28

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