The Great Bowie Night – Montreuil, Paris

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Soiree David Bowie – 16 janvier 2016 à l’Espace Albatros, 52 rue du Sergent Bobillot, Montreuil.

En raison de la capacité limitée de la salle de concert (150 places ) Nous allons donner 2 representations le samedi 16/02. L’une à 16h et l’autre à 20h. Pensez à prendre vos reservations:

16h

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20h

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L’inénarrable Fantasy Orchestra–au complet, avec chorale et section cordes–vous invite à une fabuleuse soirée David Bowie en Technicolor –attention les yeux les amis ! (et les oreilles… 😉 )

Une scène ouverte précèdera le concert, venez chanter votre Bowie song préférée !

Come and check out the Fantasy Orchestra doing their bowie set with a full set of strings, horns, and singers. Doin’ it like David never did it before, all the lushest arrangements in full effect with some wonderful talents on guest vocals

Navidad Nuestra: seasonal shows coming up!

 

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Fresh from our Bowie extravaganza (of which more soon), we’re playing three dates in Bristol over the festive period, reprising the Navidad Nuestra suite from last year plus sundry FO faves.

Sat 19 December: St Peter’s Church, Filton, 2-4pm
Sun 20 December: All Hallows Hall, Easton, 3-5pm
Mon 21 December: St Michael’s Church, Windmill Hill, 7:30-10pm

Poster designed by Melanie Wickham (baritone sax).

Tickets: please email thefantasyorchestra@gmail.com.

 

Halloween: Zombies, ghouls and… er, a druid

Autumn’s been a busy season for the Fantasy Orchestra. First there was our set at the Priston Festival near Bath, then for Halloween we took over the Kuumba Centre in St Paul’s, Bristol for a night of macabre revels.

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The mostly new repertoire included songs by Dr John and the Specials, and Jeffrey Lewis’ If You Shoot the Head You Kill the Ghoul, which is fast becoming an orchestra favourite.

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Lots more ghastly photos on our Flickr pages.

Coming up on 5 December at the Trinity Centre: our second Bowie Night!

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What we did on our holidays

A quick summer roundup before the new term…

18 July: The day after we opened the Harbour Festival, we played at a wedding in Boiling Wells, St Werburghs:

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Then, after the Fantasy Orchestra summer picnic…

11-15 August: The Devon and Cornwall Tour, largely bicycle-based, taking in gigs in South Zeal and Yelverton:

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…and finishing at the Good Earth Festival, Keveral Farm:

Coming up: A set at the Priston Festival, 19 September!

 

The 2015 Bike Tour

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The Fantasy Orchestra’s 2015 Bike Tour is coming up! We’re heading for the South West, playing a couple of shows in Devon and finishing up at Keveral Farm near Looe in Cornwall for the Good Earth Psychedelic Folk Festival on Saturday 15 August.

See you there — or give us a wave en route…

 

Troopers Hill, 27 June

A scaled-down Fantasy Orchestra played at this year’s Music on the Hill, organised by the Friends of Troopers Hill in St George, Bristol.

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A sizable audience of picnickers,  strollers, kids, dogs, and other species native to the hill’s protected grassland listened to the FO’s takes on Hendrix, the Beatles, Morricone, Bowie, and Bollywood’s RD Burman.

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Here’s a clip from the set:

Yes, there’s a Flickr album