Based in Los Angeles, California, The String Revolution is comprised of four professional guitar players who are not only stellar guitarists, but also create distinctive sounds with their guitars: mimicking percussion, special effects, melodic grooves, bass lines, and more. Their knowledge of a wide range of musical styles, guitar techniques, and a clear dedication and passion for the project brought The String Revolution together.

Janet Robin (recently named “Top 50 Acoustic Guitarist” by Guitar Player Magazine, 2017), acclaimed Austrian nylon-string guitarist Markus Illko, Swiss multi-credited producer, songwriter, & guitarist Daniel Schwarz, and underground LA fav indie artist/guitarist Art Zavala Jr. are at the top of their game, embarking on a debut recording mixed and mastered by Grammy nominated Matt Hyde, known for his work with guitarists, Rodrigo y Gabriela.

The band has been selling out regional venues and house concerts and will soon embark on international touring. Their shows include original compositions as well as memorable covers arranged in fresh and surprising ways utilizing their expert guitar skills. With entertaining guitar chops, exceptional musicianship, and an international background, The String Revolution is no doubt a new and unique force in the world of music and guitar performance.


    Janet Robin

    Janet is the brainchild of The String Revolution. She was named one of the “Top ten female guitarists” by Guitar World Magazine. She has also been enjoying her career as a solo artist releasing CDs and touring internationally.


      Daniel Schwarz

      Daniel has amazing acoustic guitar abilities and skills on the slide guitar, dobro and mandolin. He is an acclaimed music composer and musician who tours frequently in Europe.


        Art Zavala Jr.

        Art brings a unique, musical guitar perspective to the project, including singing, experimental rhythms, different tunings and original songs.


          Markus Illko

          Markus proves his classical training as well his fluency in many other styles of music. He brings inventive fingerstyle, impeccable technique, and arrangement talent to the project.







          “Billie Jean” (Official Music Video)


          Rock Classics Medley (Live)


          “La Rosa Negra” (Live)


          “Just Kiddin'” (Live)


          2018 April 27, 7:00pm: Live at NAMM Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad, CA


          Past events:


          2018 February 3: House Concert, Anaheim, CA


          2017 December 2, 8:00pm: Live at The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA


          2017 September 9, 4:00pm: Live at Full Moon Saturdays, House Concert, Pasadena, CA (for RSVP use: fullmoonsaturdays@yahoo.com)


          2017 August 27: House Concert, Culver City, CA


          2017 August 26: House Concert, Los Angeles, CA


          2017 August 21, 6:00pm: Live at Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA


          2017 July 2, 8:00pm: Live at Soho House, Little Beach House, Malibu, CA


          2017 May 20, 8:00pm: Private Event,  San Diego, CA


          2017 May 19, 8:00pm: Live at the Lestat’s,  San Diego, CA


          2017 April 8, 8:00pm: Live at Boulevard Music,  Culver City, CA


          2017 February 26, 7:00pm: Live at The Coffee Gallery,  Altadena, CA


          2017 January 28, 9:00pm: Guest appearance on Janet Robin & Christie Lenee’s show at the Genghis Cohen, Hollywood, CA


          2016 November 16, 9:00pm: Live at the Sofar Sounds, Space Camp,  Los Angeles, CA


          2016 October 15, 7:30pm: CD release show live at The Mint, Los Angeles


          2016 April 9, 9:00pm: Live at the Lestat’s, San Diego


          2016 January 30, 8:30pm: Live at the Genghis Cohen, Hollywood


          2015 August 23, 8pm: Guest appearance on Janet Robin’s show at The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood


          Watch The String Revolution electronic press kit (EPK) here.

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