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MEET THE BAND

The London Symphonic Rock Orchestra is more than just a group of musicians - they are passionate, skilled, and dedicated professionals who share a love for music that transcends genres. Get to know the talented team behind the magic of LSRO.

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Ellie Stanford - Violin 

Trained @ Royal Academy of Music  Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Paul Weller, Elton John, Adele, Placebo, Jay- Z, Ocean Colour Scene, Ellie Goulding, MNEK, Noel Gallagher, Duke Dumont, Band of Skulls, Spiritualized, Lana Del Rey, Brian Wilson, Goldfrapp, Ellie Goulding, The Specials, Gilbert O’Sullivan. Random Fact: As a youngster Ellie was a keen sailor and with her sister Amy Stanford (viola) they were 405 Women’s National Champions 3 years in a row! 

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Antonia Pagalatos - 5 String Violin 

Trained @ Trinity College of Music Tours recordings & performances include: The Gorillaz, Mark Ronson, Ravi Shankar & George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Duran Duran, Madness, Blur, Tom Jones, Ghetts, Amy Winehouse, Kojey Radical, The Cinematic Orchestra, Paul Weller Random Fact: Antonia’s nickname is Nan. She loves to crochet and has been known to make hats on plane and bus journeys for artists such as Maceo from De La Soul!

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Charlie Stock - Viola 

Trained @ Trinity College of Music  Tours recordings & performances include: Member of Bas Jan, Lana Del Rey, Pulp, Giorgio Moroder, The Irrepressibles, The Heritage Orchestra, Theo Adams Company, Fyfe Dangerfield, Graffiti Classics, Bas Jan, FKA Twigs, Kojey Radical, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Rihanna, Alison Moyet, Bat For Lashes, The Heavy, Joel Culpepper, Jarvis Cocker, TheUnthanks, The Clientele, Paul Weller, Steve Pilgrim, Andy Crofts, Olivia Chaney, Guillemots  Random Fact: Avid Rollerskater!! (loves to try out the surfaces of the venues post show!!)

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Eleanor Grant - Singer & Double Bass 

Trained @ Royal Academy of Music  Tours, recordings & performances include: As a vocalist - Film soundtracks - Disney's Cruella (Nicholas Britell), Beauty & The Beast, and The Little Mermaid (Alan Menken). Avex Classics International Titanic LIVE and The English Patient LIVE As a bass player - English National Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Echo Ensemble. Eleanor is also a professional whistler and has whistled on films: Puss in Boots 2 and Disney’s Spellbound. “My dream has always been to work both as a bass player and vocal soloist so when LSRO approached me for the job, I couldn’t say no!!”

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Guy Passey - Sax/oboe/flute/piccolo 

Trained @ Guildhall School of Music and Drama Tours, recordings & performances include: Paul Weller, Britten Sinfonia, Hannah Peel, Public Service Broadcasting, Bastille, Paraorchestra and Opera North, as well as with as numerous West End and touring musicals.  Random Fact: He once made his own butter from scratch, but found it underwhelming.

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James Nall - Drum Kit 

Trained @ Guildhall School of Music and Drama Tours, recordings & performances include: George Ezra, Eliza Doolittle, Mark Lettieri (snarky Puppy), Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy), Brad Allen Williams (Nate Smith/Jose James, Brittany Howard) Seye (the Gorillaz/Damon Albarn). Waitress on the west end, and numerous Playstation soundtracks. Orchestra of St Johns Random Fact: Loves paddle boarding with his black lab.

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Isaac Cortvriend - Percussion 

Trained @ Fresh graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama who's here to make an impact. Tours - The Rock Orchestra Random Fact: went to a musical festival while still in my mums tum

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