Popular Strings Performers, Led by Esteemed Violinist Michelle Jones, Lend Their Musical Talents at Several Charitable, Social and Community Events This Spring
Coming off a powerful and memorable performance at the 1st Annual “Dinner With Legends” Gala benefiting STRATOS and the Aerospace Center for Excellence held earlier this month, Central Florida-based strings superstars Violectric and Fretless Rock head into a full lineup of exciting performances sure to get everyone up off their feet. Led by esteemed strings musician Michelle Jones (a.k.a. the Vinylinist), the acts Violectric and Fretless Rock are the popular strings performers known across the city and state whose custom arrangements of classic and modern rock tunes like Billie Jean, Born to Run and Moves Like Jagger cannot be heard anywhere else.
On Saturday, April 12, Michelle Jones solo “Vinylinist” will provide special guest entertainment at the 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball, the signature gala for the American Cancer Society in Central Florida held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. On Monday, April 28, Vinylinist will be the featured guest entertainment at RedCarpetMonday, the sophisticated business network that connects successful business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs through live monthly events with this month’s hosted at Downtown hotspot Vanity. In addition, Vinylinist Jones will also lend her talents to the “Fostering Hope” event benefiting the Foundation for Foster Children in early May.
“Fretless Rock” – the captivating female string trio and quartet, will kick off the 2014 Orlando International Fringe Festival as part of the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 14 at Loch Haven Park. The striking and talented musicians of Fretless Rock have wowed audiences at numerous special events throughout the past year including Pine St. Rock & Stroll benefiting New Hope for Kids, Expose Gala benefiting the Orlando Ballet, the grand opening of Eola House at Lake Eola presented by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks and Recreation, Dr. Phillips Center For Performing Arts as well as multiple weddings and private events.
The electric string quintet plus keyboards and drums known as “Violectric” is currently in negotiations with several promoters to provide the opening entertainment for a variety of legendary touring musicians. Violectric’s unique fusion of classical string instruments with the excitement of cutting-edge modern technology and effects produces a song unlike any other. From The Beatles to Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith to The Rolling Stones, Violectric takes you on a musical revolution that changes the way you look at everything they play. Their debut album One released in February of this year to much praise and accolade and features Violectric’s signature custom arrangements of popular rock songs.
Violectric and Fretless Rock are committed to music education through offering music education programs throughout the United States and Asia, including Master’s classes and performances combining their groups with student string groups. Members hold degrees and certificates in business and education and have instructed in public and private schools, colleges and universities, music camps and corporate education programs. Collectively, the musicians have accumulated thousands of community service hours in the last year such as involvement with many organizations and schools including A Gift for Music and Give Kids the World, BETA Center Orlando, Orange County Public Schools, Osceola County School for the Arts and Full Sail University.
“It is truly a pleasure and honor to have been given so many incredible opportunities to do what we love best and are most passionate about at so many different events and for many wonderful causes and organizations,” says Founder of Violectric and Fretless Rock, Michelle Jones. “Myself, along with all the extremely talented musicians that encompass all our dynamic, entertaining and unique strings groups look forward to an exciting year filled with more music, more education and more rocking fans.”