They say the cello is the most moving instrument in the world. Following in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan, cello has become a top choice for weddings. South Africa’s leading electric cellist Carol Thorns takes this instrument to new heights. Her worldwide performances include opening for Vanessa Mae, performing for J Lo and sharing a stage with John Legend.
Carol’s solo album Fireflies in The Rain was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Instrumental Album and her show Red Cello Electrified was awarded a 4 out of 5 star rating at the biggest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe.
Through her company Red Cello, Carol has created a series of extraordinary electric string concepts and collaborations that are now popular across the globe: The Bubble (Giant inflatable Sphere), The Galaxy Dress (LED Dress), CODA Africa (Afro-Fusion band) and Rosanthorn Trio (All-girl electric string trio). These magnificent Red Cello acts have featured at international celebrity weddings but are equally fitting for intimate lockdown events (for only 4 people).
South Africa’s leading electric cellist Carol Thorns is known as a pioneer in the electric string genre. A Cum Laude Bachelor of Music Graduate, award-winning recording artist and top corporate event performer, Carol Thorns is in great demand both locally and internationally.
Her world-wide performances include opening for Vanessa Mae, performing for J Lo and sharing a stage with John Legend.
Her solo album Fireflies in The Rain was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Instrumental Album and her solo show Red Cello Electrified was awarded a 4 out of 5 star rating at the biggest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe.
Carol is best known for her world-wide performances in The Bubble (@That_girl_in_the_Bubble). This hugely popular act creates an unforgettable music experience: The ultimate canape set for weddings.
With a glowing record of exceptional performances, thrilled audiences and delighted clients, here is a performer that never fails to deliver the quintessential wow factor
Thank you! You completed our perfect day. People can’t stop talking about you and The Bubble looked Amazing! Everything was just perfect. Bride, Bosjes (May 2021)
Beautiful Carol! Thank you for literally being the best part / highlight of my dream day. I am so grateful. – La Cotte
What an amazing concert! You are such a brilliant cellist. We loved the phrasing, the dynamics, the professionalism and the passion. Absolutely remarkable. The sound was fantastic. – Audience member, Grande Provence Mother’s Day concert
Hi Carol. I was just about to say thank you so much for last night, we have only had “in awe” remarks and I can definitely say you were the highlight of the evening. – Ec-Ho Events
Contact Person: Carol Thorns
Contact Number: +27 (0)82 480 3964