In celebration of our recently released debut album, The Bear and Other Stories, the orchestra will be playing a short gig at Rough Trade, a record shop in Bristol. Entry is free but you are enthusiastically encouraged to buy the album while you’re there! See the Rough Trade website or the Facebook event for more information.
Following on from last year’s successful album launch at St George’s in Bristol, the orchestra will be playing at the Hackney Old Baths in London ahead of the album’s release.
The album ‘The Bear’ features an eclectic mix of music by diverse artists such as Sun Ra and Caetano Veloso, folk musician Richard Dawson, Brooklyn-based post punk duo Buke and Gase and electronic composer Disasterpeace, as well as local composers. Tickets are available from Fatsoma
Here is the music video for the album’s first single, Empty Boat:
As well as the London launch, the Fantasy Orchestra’s first album, ‘The Bear’, is being launched near-simultaneously in Paris, by the Paris Fantasy Orchestra – in collaboration with guests from the Bristol orchestra.
Where: St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s St, Bristol BS1 1EQ
When: Friday 20th December
Join us for our annual Christmas concert, at the lovely St. Stephen’s church, just off Corn Street in the centre of town. We will be playing a selection of Christmas music plus some favourites from the year.
What: A street stall selling gin and jam, with orchestral accompaniment
When: Sunday 1st December, 2pm
Where: Hopetoun Road, St Werburghs, BS2 9YI
Tickets: Free, but do buy some stuff 🙂
Join us once again for the annual “nearly famous” gin and jam sale, in support of refugees and asylum seekers, on Hopetoun Road (opposite The Farm pub). This is part of / alongside St Werburghs City Farm Winter Fair.
The Fantasy Orchestra is joining forces with local wind orchestra Westerly Winds for an evening of music from cinema, musicals and theatre. This is part of the Fair Saturday, a celebration of artist and culture and promoting good in the world. Funds raised from this concert will help those who can’t otherwise afford it to attend courses at the Folk House.
The orchestra will be playing a lot of Radiohead, plus other songs, in this very exciting gig at the wonderful St George’s Hall.
The evening will consist of a musical journey from Duke Ellington to Radiohead, “Exotica, Electronica and the Retro Futuists”, featuring music by Les Baxter, Moondog, Stereolab and Tortoise amongst others, followed by a performance of Moon Shaped Pool in its entirety. Tickets are becoming very scarce so book now!