Next month, Pulp singer/ songwriter, and now broadcaster, Jarvis Cocker will join forces with UK conductor, Charles Hazlewood for a one-of a kind celebration. This coming together, is all about the music of legendary, Gerry Anderson’s TV puppet show, Thunderbirds. The orchestral tribute will happen at the Colston Hall, Bristol on Tuesday, December 1st.
With Cocker leading the night, Hazlewood’s All Star Collective will also include, Portishead’s guitarist, Adrian Utley and multi-award-winning songwriter and instrumentalist, Will Gregory of Goldfrapp. This is a formidable lineup indeed.
This unusual collective is coming together to celebrate not only Thunderbirds’ 50th anniversary, the lineup will also tackle some of the other themes from Anderson’s groundbreaking 1960s television shows.
The underlying theme of Anderson’s shows were big, lush orchestral-based scores, that being said, accompanying the collective will be the British Paraorchestra, the world’s only professional ensemble of disabled musicians. The Paraorchestra also performed at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, and at Colston Hall’s Fast Forward Festival in May 2015.
The Thunderbird’s theme tune was written by British composer Barry Gray. Without doubt, the song stands up alongside some of the most iconic of film and television soundtracks of all time. Gray, also scored most of Gerry Anderson’s AP Films including the themes for, Stingray, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and Joe 90.
This one of a kind event is a must for not only fans of Anderson’s shows, but also for music lovers in general.
Tickets are on sale now, £20 incl. booking fee from www.colstonhall.org
Check out Barry Gray’s, Thunderbirds theme below. Right here at Rock My World.