The Chris Woods Groove One Man Orchestra

Thur 28 Feb • 8pm • Music

‘A one man orchestra of epic proportions. An inspiring solo show from boundary braking guitarist and composer Chris Woods. From Minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six string percussion.’

When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician.

Chris began his career as a solo guitarist, originally catching the eye of the music industry for his creative approach to playing; using revolutionary techniques and a hugely individual approach to composition. Endorsed by the most acclaimed brands he honed his skills performing at prestigious guitar festivals across the globe.

A spontaneous creator and an emotive player…

Headliner magazine described a recent performance at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios: ‘tremendous – to say Chris Woods feels this music is a wild understatement, and it’s a genuine privilege to witness them perform’.

Chris will be performing a collection of solo pieces ranging from spacey improvisational solos to explosive percussion driven grooves.

Please note that a theatre restoration levy of £1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.75 booking fee per transaction.

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The Blackheart Orchestra

Thu 21 Mar • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Music

Described by Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra, and have become one of the must-see bands of 2019.

The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly, sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral. Well known for producing music beyond all easily marketed genres, their multi-instrumental sonic landscapes have always been too unpredictable for pop, too adventurous for the mainstream and too plain weird for folk. Fusing acoustic fragility and electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra bring together stringed instruments with 80’s synthesisers and classical influences. Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, their stage has been described as a ‘musical spaceship’ or ‘laboratory’ where they are to be found continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures. One moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes.

“One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” Rock Society Magazine

“The band’s fresh new sound is delicate and fragrant” PROG Magazine

Voted ‘Best British Duo’ Exposure Music Awards

Voted #4 Best New Band of 2018

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