A string quartet you say? Yes, these four beauties rip apart the longstanding tradition of women adorned in long black dresses hidden behind a music stand playing without emotion. Bond derive their melodies from classical material but have crossed over into the world of contemporary music with their own unique arrangements, not only with upbeat percussion and rich orchestration that accompanies the virtuosos, but with pop styling and on-stage choreography as the images within this article clearly illustrate. Two of the newer pieces let the band take one step further across the line for an instrumental group--they sing. Why not flaunt all of your assets?
BABES WITH BOWS HOT… BUT TRULY CLASSICAL?
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The members of BOND draw their inspiration from classical, latin, folk, jazz, rock, pop, electro, Indian and middle eastern styles. They have built a very active and loyal international fan base over the years and, since their debut, BOND have sold over 4 million albums worldwide, making BOND the best-selling string quartet of all time. Jackson, Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe. We also have the most amazing fans — we go to places like Mexico and now know loads of them by name! Then it was straight off to play in Time Square! Four music college students decided to break with convention; the possibilities of using their own energetic and compelling approach to performance to become as dazzlingly contemporary and relevant as a pop act were impossible to resist. Perhaps a third way, somewhere between pop and classical, really did exist?
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But they act and look more like sultry pop stars. From posing for cheesecake photos to cavorting on stage, Bond is definitely not your dad's string quartet. In Chicago last week as part of the group's first American tour, the four women, all in their 20s, said they were having a blast. The group's name has a double meaning. Band members say it also marks the close friendships among them.
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