Artist Bio

Cello Fury is a dynamic instrumental rock band known for their innovative fusion of classical cello with rock music. Formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the band consists of three classically trained cellists and drums. Cello Fury has gained acclaim for their electrifying performances, blending the rich tones of the cello with the energy and power of rock music. They have released several albums and have toured extensively, captivating audiences with their unique sound and passionate performances. Founding members Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings, who also composes for the band, were joined by cellist Cecilia Caughman in 2018. Cello Fury has performed on radio and television, in rock clubs, concert halls, and music festivals such as SXSW, for audiences as large as 67,000, and has toured throughout 27 states and abroad. As an independent band, Cello Fury has released three albums of original music. Connecting with artists across genres, Cello Fury has collaborated with dance companies, theater organizations, opera companies, and orchestras, as well as with rock bands and singer-songwriters. In addition to an active performance and touring schedule, the band focuses on inspiring young musicians and giving back to the community. Each year, Cello Fury performs for thousands of young people throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Each summer, Cello Fury leads four weeks of an alternative strings camps for aspiring musicians. Cello Fury has also taught hundreds of students through the Pittsburgh Public School’s “Summer Dreamers” camp. Each band member is a highly skilled musician with years of training. Nicole Myers received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cello Performance and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Cecilia Caughman studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, earning an undergraduate degree in Cello Performance as well as a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Simon Cummings graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cello Performance and is also the composer for the ensemble.