Our Story


A fiery combination of string players/composers, ALKALI crosses cultural divides, defies genre labels, and exhilarates audiences across the nation. Their original compositions and covers are infused with styles ranging from jazz to classical to pop, and their uniquely powerful acoustic string sound has set them apart in the music world.

Comprised of Andy Liang and Josh Henderson (violins), Andrew Griffin (viola), Scott McCreary (cello), and Nick Villalobos (bass), the dynamic ensemble formed from the mutual vision of a group of string players that could bring virtuosic classical flair to different genres of music.  ALKALI soon developed an enthusiastic following, performing shows from New York to Houston to the islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Collaborations have also led them alongside various acclaimed artists including Outlawz and Backyard Band.

During a two week residency with the International School of Curaçao, ALKALI was praised by local papers for the “infectious energy” and “raw emotion” of their performances (Curaçao Lokal).

ALKALI's first self-titled album is now available on all music media platforms including AmazonSpotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play.


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