The People’s String Foundation

by Ben Sutcliffe in Falmouth

We did it
On 5th May 2018 we successfully raised £1,525 with 40 supporters in 28 days

To compose, score and record a new album "Res Publica" with The People's String Foundation 32 piece Gypsy Orchestra.

by Ben Sutcliffe in Falmouth


Be a part of something epic this year! Help raise the money for the Orchestra to record a new album called 'RES PUBLICA!'

The launch and recording of RES PUBLICA!...

...will be an historic, epic performance at the Hall For Cornwall, Truro, on 2nd June with the 32 piece People's String Foundation Gypsy Orchestra.  The composing, scoring, rehearsing, performing and production of such an epic challenge takes a gargantuan amount of people, time, resources, drive and community spirit (hence The People's String Foundation).  Music by the people, for the people.  This can only work with your support. 

One more thing! UK national tour

With so much effort going into one performance, sharing the Orchestral experience outside of this show would seem impossible... until now! The Hall For Cornwall show is being filmed and recorded meaning that with a bit of artistic wizardry, Ben and Zaid can pack the orchestra into a suitcase and will tour the “Virtual Orchestra” in July, August, November and December all over the U.K.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Car sticker

Car sticker with PSF 3 leaf logo

£5 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Badge of PSF logo

Badge of PSF 3 leaf logo

£10 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Signed postcard

Postcard with picture of the PSF Orchestra, signed on one side by Ben and Zaid to yourself or to a loved one.

£20 or more

15 of 500 claimed

CD “The Orchestra LIVE”

Previously unreleased, 500 copy limited edition bespoke CD (or download) of The People’s String Foundation live at St. Ives Guildhall. Visit for a listen!

£75 or more

Bespoke Facebook performance

Ben and Zaid will play a PSF song of your choice to you or a loved one directly to your Facebook page.

£100 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Be in the film

Be immortalised in cinematography and have a portrait of yourself filmed for the Res Publica tour video.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed


Ben will record or arrange a string section for one of your songs. Simply email a track and Ben will send back a recording of himself layered into a string section.

£250 or more

2 of 10 claimed

VIP at Hall For Cornwall

Front Row VIP tickets to the Hall For Cornwall performance of RES PUBLICA! on June 2nd and VIP invitation to after show party with the orchestra.

£1,000 or more

0 of 6 claimed


Ben and Zaid often get asked to play acoustic sets at weddings and often have to decline from not knowing if they are touring or not. HOWEVER this June 2018 is now available for weddings in the South West. The duo will play 2 x 45 min sets of People's String songs or covers. Ben will also play violin as you walk down the aisle.

£1,000 or more

0 of 6 claimed

House Gig - wine and dine

Ben and Zaid will come to your home and bring delicious pre-prepared food (by PSF Bassoonist and international Chef Beth Al-Rikabi) for up to 8 people, to warm up in your oven. As you eat and drink a lovely bottle of red, Ben and Zaid will perform a back catalogue of People’s String Foundation hits as well as songs from RES PUBLICA! This prize is limited to the South West or there-abouts!

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