When it comes to creative collaborations, rock string quintet Electric 5, know a thing or two about captivating an audience.

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Electric 5’s lead single, an amazing cover rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’, should go some way towards convincing you that you’re going to love this amazing unique quintet. They take their extraordinary talents as cellists and violinists and mix it with a huge splash of classic and alternative rock to create one of the most interesting genre bending crossovers of recent years.

I was also thrilled to discover that their innovative arrangements go beyond just simply Gnarls Barkley and includes wonderful renditions of some of the greatest songs of all time. That said, I recently decided to reach out and connect with Chicago based Electric 5 and run across group founder Adia, a more than willing spokeswoman to answer my curious questions. Maybe even more impressive than her amazing vocals and improv solos on her electric violin wah-wah pedal, is the fact that she found time to speak to me…

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