Female Violinist required

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

2016 European tour with The Wishing Well

Auditions for female violinists are now open for The Wishing Well's 2016 European Tour.


Rehearsals are May 12 in Mauer (near Heidelberg), Germany. The Tour starts on May 13 and finishes on October 10.  Travel, accommodation and some meals are covered and a wage of 225 Euro per week. The Tour is full-time but there are scheduled breaks lasting 3-4 days every 5-7 weeks.


The Band's line up consists of drums, bass, cello, two violins, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals.  

The Wishing Well plays original orchestral folk rock pop. Since their formation 10 years ago, the Band has toured tirelessly playing an impressive 1600 gigs on the international circuit. Career highlights include slots at the Queenscliff Music Festival (Aus), The Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland), The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Skagenfest (Denmark), Nibe Festival (Denmark), Galway Sessions (Ireland), Canterbury Arts Festival (England), Across The Tracks (England), Croperdy Folk Festival Fringe (England), Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (Northern Ireland), Neun Naumbuerger Naechte (Germany), Open Flair Festival (Germany), Maritime Festival (Germany) and Labadoux Festival (Belgium).

The Wishing Well has released three albums and has sold over 50,000 CDs independently. Lead singer Jai Larkan has previously supported artists such as Bob Geldof, Andy White, Liam O'Maonlai and Tim Finn and the band has shared the stage with David Gray, James Morrison, Seal and Joss Stone.

The songs are rich in textural depth, building gradually to dizzying heights only to momentarily pause and cascade into an orchestral crescendo. Awe-inspiring arrangements spun around magnificently poetic lyrics, a cacophony of three part harmonies, wistful violins, oceanic cello and majestic rhythms all melded to lead singer Jai Larkan's achingly strong and haunting vocals evokes an extraordinary gamut of emotions. In the melodic tradition of Ryan Adams, David Gray, Dave Matthews Band and The Waterboys, The Wishing Well's music appeals to lovers of emotive lyrics and melody. Their inspiring live performances captivate audiences and have created an enthusiastic and ever-growing worldwide fanbase.

Like true troubadours, the Band is nearly always on tour.  2016 marks The Wishing Well's eighth tour of Europe and the release of their first live album.


To arrange an audition or for more information, please write an email with "2016 auditions" in the subject line to:  thewishingwellband@gmail.com