Looking for something fun and different? The Cello Chix are an electric cello band that has been tearing and sawing through classic rock in the Boston area since 2002. Becca and Susanna, classically-trained cellists, both went to the Oberlin Conservatory, but only really got to know each other a decade later at a friend’s party in Watertown. A fan of hiking and funky acoustics, the friend suggested that the two bring their cellos on a hike and then play some tunes in a ravine. The prospect of turning antiques into kindling didn’t thrill the cellists, so instead they decided to start playing duos at friends’ parties, getting paid in chocolate and compliments. It was the usual string stuff: Bach, Handel, Haydn. But they also tried out a couple of Susanna’s Beatles and The Doors arrangements. Those were a hit. Emboldened, the Cello Chix started showing up at Open Mic Night at the Burren, replaced their traditional cellos with electric ones, ditched the Baroque, and soon got gigs playing rock music at bars around the Boston area. The Cello Chix now have a repertoire of over 50 classic rock, jazz, pop and Latin tunes, a loyal and sizeable following, and a CD titled ‘Under the Covers‘.
Learn more about the Cello Chix here.