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Raleigh Ritchie // Adele // Emeli Sande // Jess Glynne // Noel Gallagher // Rita Ora // Jay-Z // Kanye West // Cee Lo Green // Kasabian // Paul Weller // SIGMA // Michael Kiwanuka // Paloma Faith // Stormzy

String arrangements are an integral part of Wired Strings identity. Their unusual talent for improvisation and their collaboration with artist and producer creates lush, organic and unique backing tracks for rock and pop through to R ‘n B and Hip Hop.

Raleigh Ritchie

Raleigh Ritchie

Rosie Danvers Arranged and Recorded the strings for the Raleigh Ritchie song ‘Stronger Than Ever’ which was featured extensively by ITV, 2014

 

 

Rosie has continued her collaboration with Ritchie and written and recorded several arrangements for his forthcoming debut album.

 

WATCH Bloodsport

 

Strings Arranged by Rosie Danvers, Performed by Wired Strings, Strings produced by TommyD, track Produced by Justin Broad and Paul Herman, Engineered by Nick Taylor and Recorded at Air Edel, London, 2014.

 

WATCH Never Better

 

WATCH Straitjacket taken from his ‘Mind The Gap’ LP.

 

 

WATCH ‘I’m a Man Now Boy

Raleigh Ritchie - You a Man Now, Boy (Official Music Video) from Electric Light Studios on Vimeo.

 

String Arrangement written by Rosie Danvers, String session producer TommyD, Engineered by Nick Taylor and recorded at Air Edel, London, 2016

Adele

Wired Strings in the studio with Adele

Wired Strings in the studio with Adele

 

Rosie Danvers collaborated with Adele on her debut album, '19' in October 2007. Danvers wrote and recorded the string arrangement for the stand out track, 'Make You Feel My Love', which went on to be the third single.

Rosie also wrote and recorded the string arrangement for Adele's US No. 1 'Set Fire To The Rain'.

 

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Strings arranged by Rosie Danvers and performed by Wired Strings.

 

WATCH Click to watch this performance of ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall’.

Emeli Sande

Emeli Sande

One of Rosie’s most exciting collaborations to date is with Scottish Artist Emeli Sandé.

 

Rosie wrote and recorded strings for several tracks on Emeli’s No. 1 debut album.

 

Tracks recorded: 'Mountains', 'Suitcase', 'Maybe', 'Where I Sleep', 'Breaking The Law' for the album's Special Edition, and the single version of 'My Kind Of Love’

 

Watch ROSIE AND WIRED STRINGS recording
'MY KIND OF LOVE'

 

 

WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZQdO3-aUcQ

 

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Rosie went on to collaborate with Emeli on her second album, ‘Long Live the Angels’ and wrote and and recorded strings for ‘Hurts’, 'Breathing Underwater’ and 'Kung Fu’.

 

Watch Wired Strings perform ‘Hurts’ live with Emeli Sandé on ‘Later..with Jools’ in 2016.

 

WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515KLkjL5yU

 

Watch Wired Strings perform ‘Breathing Underwater’ live on the Graham Norton Show.

 

WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWXE318_5Gs

 

Watch Wired Strings recording the strings for Emeli Sandé’s ‘Kung Fu’ from her album ‘Long Live The Angels’

 

WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlPsmyIok_o

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne

Rosie Danvers Arranged the strings for JESS GLYNNE’s No.1 Hit ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ in 2015, which was also her first collaboration with the successful song writing and production team TMS. The song is taken from her album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’.


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'Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself'

 

Strings arranged by Rosie Danvers and performed by Wired Strings

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘Don’t be so hard on Yourself’:

Noel Gallagher

Rosie Danvers in rehearsals with Noel, working on Arrangements for their show at the Royal Albert Hall. Sept 2007

Rosie Danvers in rehearsals with Noel, working on Arrangements for their show at the Royal Albert Hall. Sept 2007

 

Rosie has worked extensively with Noel, both as an arranger and cellist. They have collaborated on arrangements for both his solo albums 'Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds’ and ‘Chasing Yesterday’.

 

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Strings arranged by Rosie Danvers and performed by Wired Strings.

 

WATCH Noel Gallagher's 'High Flying Birds - Everybody's On The Run'.

 

 

WATCH Ballad of the Mighty Eye

 

 

Strings Arranged by Rosie Danvers and Performed by Wired Strings. Strings Produced by TommyD, Track produced by Noel Gallagher and Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London. 2014.

 

Rosie Danvers in rehearsals with Noel, working on Arrangements for their show at the Royal Albert Hall. Sept 2007

Rosie Danvers and Noel Gallagher at Abbey Road Studios, London, 2014.


Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rosie Danvers’ first collaboration with the hugely popular Drum and Bass duo SIGMA, was on a song for RITA ORA entitled 'Coming Home’. The popular track was premiered on X Factor and has become a regular fixture on Sports related programmes.

 

 

Rosie Danvers and Wired Strings have been back in the studio with Rita recording new material for her hugely anticipated album.

 

Rita Ora

Wired Strings with Rita Ora and Andrew Watt at RAK Studios, London, 2016.

 

Rosie wrote two string arrangements for Rita and Sigma’s hit ‘Coming Home’. The single version and the acoustic version.

 

LISTEN to the Acoustic Version here. STRING ARRANGEMENT WRITTEN BY ROSIE DANVERS.

 


Jay-Z

Rosie Danvers in the studio with Nas, Jay-Z and Beyonce, working on orchestrations for their show at the Royal Albert Hall, Sept. 2006

Rosie Danvers in the studio with Nas, Jay-Z and Beyonce, working on orchestrations for their show at the Royal Albert Hall, Sept. 2006

 

Rosie began working with Jay-Z in June 2006, when she was asked to orchestrate his seminal, debut album 'Reasonable Doubt'.  This culminated in a performance at the Radio City Music Hall', New York.

 

They went on to complete another project with an orchestra, this time at the Royal Albert Hall, London, with guest performers Beyonce, Nas, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.

 

 

LISTEN Listen to 'Dead Presidents' LIVE: Rosie Danvers Conducting the Hustler Symphony Orchestra with Jay -Z

 

WATCH History in the making with Wired Strings and Jay-Z!

Kanye West

Rosie Danvers, TommyD and Kanye West, working on orchestral arrangements for their collaborative album, 'Late  Orchestration', Sept 2005

Rosie Danvers, TommyD and Kanye West, working on orchestral arrangements for their collaborative album, 'Late Orchestration', Sept 2005

 

Rosie Danvers has worked extensively with West on numerous projects including 'Late Orchestration', 'Late Registration' 'Graduation' and his 'My Dark Twisted Fantasy'. Rosie Orchestrated the music for Kanye's 'Glow in the Dark' world tour, 2008.

 

Kanye West Albums

 

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Orchestrated by Rosie Danvers and performed by the Hustler Symphony Orchestra

 

WATCH 'All of the Lights' - Orchestration by Rosie Danvers.

 

In September 2016, West invited Rosie to orchestrate his incredible album ‘808 and Heartbreak’ for two sold-out performances at the Hollywood Bowl.

West took to the stage with Rosie's 30 piece orchestra, a choir and over 100 performance artists to perform the album, from beginning to end. Special guests included Mr Hudson and Kid Cudi.

 

This show was ten years to the day that Rosie Danvers and Kanye West performed ‘Late Registration’ at Abbey Road Studios.

 

Kanye West

 

Kanye West

 

Kanye West


Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green, who's solo album is expected out in November 2010

Cee Lo Green, who's solo album is expected out in November 2010

 

Rosie Danvers Arranged the strings on four tracks for Cee Lo's highly acclaimed solo album, 'Lady Killers’, with producer Fraser T Smith.

 

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Strings arranged by Rosie Danvers and performed by Wired Strings.

 

WATCH 'Cry Baby' - Strings Arranged by Rosie Danvers.


Kasabian

Wired Strings in the studio with Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and producer Jim Abbiss

Wired Strings in the studio with Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno and producer Jim Abbiss.

 

Rosie Danvers collaborated with Serge on several tracks for Kasabian's album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

 

Stand out tracks include the hit single ' Where Did All The Love Go'.

 

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Strings arranged by Rosie Danvers and performed by Wired Strings.


WATCH 'Where did all the Love Go'

 

Paul Weller
Rosie pictured with Paul Weller and Adele, backstage at the BBC
Rosie pictured with Paul Weller and Adele, backstage at the BBC

 

Rosie’s first album collaboration with Weller was on the ‘Heavy Soul’ album released in 1997.

WATCH Wired Strings performing ‘Up in Suze’s Room’ with Paul Weller, live on the ‘White Room’ in 1997.

Rosie also collaborated on a BBC 6 Music special featuring both Weller and Adele.

WATCH them performing ‘You Do Something Too Me’ as a duet with Wired Strings.

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Strings arranged by Rosie Danvers and performed by Wired Strings.


WATCH 'No Tears to Cry'

SIGMA

SIGMA

Wired Strings in the studio with SIGMA.

 

Rosie Danvers has been lucky enough to collaborate on three of SIGMA’s tracks. The drum and bass duo produce awesome, high energy songs that consistently use strings to the max!

 

LISTEN TO THE THREE COLLABORATIONS HERE

Sigma Ft. Rita Ora - ‘Coming Home’

 

Sigma Ft. Take That - ‘Cry’

 

Sigma Ft. Birdy - ‘Find Me’


 

WATCH US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH SIGMA

 

 

WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR2xpXe3MCI

 

SIGMA in the Studio with Wired Strings

 

SIGMA in the Studio with Wired Strings

 

SIGMA in the Studio with Wired Strings


Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka

Rosie began working with Michael Kiwanuka and producer INFLO in September 2015, writing and recording strings for his second album ‘ Love and Hate’.

 

All the string tracks were recorded at Metropolis Studios in London, with the exception of ‘Love and Hate’ and ‘Cold Little Heart’ which were recorded at the St Mary Magdelena Church in Holloway.

 

Tracks recorded: 'Father’s Child', 'Rule the World', 'Cold Little Heart', 'Love and Hate', 'Black Man in a White World’, ‘The Final Frame’ and ‘Falling’.

 

 

LISTEN to 'Cold LIttle Heart'

 


WATCH ‘Black Man in a White World’

 

‘Cold Little Heart’ was used as the title music for the Emmy Winning ‘Big Little Lies’ staring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

 

LISTEN 'Rule The World'


‘Rule The World’ was remixed and featured in the NETFLIX original series 'The Get Down’ Featuring Nasir Jones.

 

 

String Arrangements written by Rosie Danvers

 

Paloma Faith

Rosie Danvers, TommyD and Kanye West, working on orchestral arrangements for their collaborative album, 'Late  Orchestration', Sept 2005

Rosie wrote and recorded two String Arrangements for Paloma Faith’s new album’ The Architect

 

These are the two singles ‘Guilty’ and ‘Til I’m Done’ produced by TMS.  Both were recorded at Air Edel Studios and Engineered by Nick Taylor.

 

LISTEN to ‘Guilty’


 

 

WATCH the official video for ’Til I’l Done’

Strings Arranged by Rosie Danvers


Stormzy

Stormzy

Rosie Danvers collaborated with Stormzy on debut album 'Gang Signs and Prayer', writing and recording orchestrations for several songs on the album including 'Blinded By Your Grace', The Ivor Novello nominated 'Don't Cry for Me', 'Cold', 'Mr Skeng' and 'Bad Boys'.

 

Orchestrations written by Rosie Danvers, Performed by Wired Strings and Brass, Engineered by Nick Taylor and Manon Grandjean and Recorded at Air Edel Studios, London.

 

WATCH a clip of Wired Strings Recording ‘Don’t Cry For Me’


 

 

WATCH ‘Cold’ by Stormzy featuring Brass Arrangements by Rosie Danvers’

 

 

LISTEN to Bad Boys, Featuring Strings by Rosie Danvers and Wired Strings’



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