Decanter - World Wine Awards 2018/19.

When TI Media’s Decanter magazine came to McLaren Artists in March, we knew immediately that we needed to find something extra special, for the after party of this year’s prestigious World Wine Awards. A room full of some of the world’s top wine experts awaited us on May 1st in London.

Decanter’s brief was quite particular, and they came to me with an already well-formed idea of what was required at the event, complete with examples of how they envisaged the entertainment. It’s always great when this happens, as we can deep dive straight into the original idea, and showcase some of our exclusive artists that match the client’s vision perfectly. Our clients had initially visualised a standard string quartet, as per previous years, but were looking to McLaren for ideas based on this experience, and wanted to raise the bar even higher at this year’s event. A string quartet is an impactful thing in its own right, so the blend of the overall sound had to be just right.

Step forward string quartet with a twist, Fortissimo, featuring beatboxer Midé Naike from the BBC’s Sons Of Pitches show. Offering renditions of Classical and contemporary hits, backed by Midé’s sublime beats. Fortissimo’s polished performance delighted guests with their sophisticated sound and style, whilst complimenting the atmosphere and ambience of the occasion perfectly, and even prompted some guests to hit the dance floor!

A special thank you also to Izabela at Oneness Photography for capturing these awesome images too. Find out more about her work and contact her for bookings here.

We loved helping Decanter to realise their vision for entertainment, and we would love to help you too. To watch Fortissimo in action, or to find out more about how they may be perfect for your event, just click here or call 0207 190 9549 for more information & bookings.




A string quartet with an edge. Something that would stand out, but not interrupt guests conversation, whilst complimenting and enhancing the vibe and atmosphere of the party overall.




Fortissimo. A unique five piece string quartet, featuring celebrity beat-boxer Mide´Naike's expertly infused beats, to contemporary and classic hits.




Beautiful beats, sophisticated strings, and a room full of happy, entertained clientele. We love delivering exclusive, and unique entertainment for events such as the World Wine Awards. Let us bring your vision for live music to life, and in style, The McLaren Artists way.