Cheralyn Simpson Subheading

Cheralyn is an Independent Spirit and Western Australia’s best ELECTRIC violinist, having played with the likes of John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Rod Stewart. She’s even performed for the Queen and runs her own Perth weddings and events business, Varley Strings, proving that your passion and career can become one.

“It’s fantastic to be out there entertaining my fellow West Australians and giving the people what they want!” 
– Cheralyn Simpson.

We love that Cheralyn has travelled the world only to discover that home is where the heart is. From the people who live in our state to Western Australia’s natural beauty, we really do think that the West is the best, and it’s why we decided to keep our business local.



Q & A with Cheralyn

What makes you an Independent Spirit?

I’m redefining what people think of a violinist and have been described as the perfect mix of playfulness and class, leaving audiences with an entertainment experience to remember.

What’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Performing for Queen Elizabeth the 2nd, important heads of state, alongside artists such as Rod Stewart, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, and Human Nature, as well as performances with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Favourite thing about WA? 

The landscapes across WA, they are all unique and beautiful. You can drive in-land to find beautiful bushland and red dirt, and then drive to the coast where you’ll be taken aback by the greens and blues of the sea.

What’s on the cards for the future?

I want to continue arranging, writing the music, creating tracks, and collaborating with other musicians to build my company Varley Strings. It is exhilarating being centre stage, dancing, and playing the violin!

Where has the craziest place you have played?

A crazy place could be the Sahara Desert during my trip to Morocco, the pub in Russia, or on a sailing boat around the Greek Islands. I like to take my instrument everywhere I go.


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