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Les Chansons de Edith Piaf

What: A night celebrating the music of Edit Piaf with The Fantasy Orchestra Paris & Bristol
When: Sunday 24th March
Where: The Old Market Assembly, West St. (BS2 0DF)
Tickets: £5 early bird / £8 in advance from Headfirst; £10 on the door

This concert will celebrate the music of Edith Piaf and other French popular music from the era, performed by the Fantasy Orchestra’s Catherine Deas, supported by other musicians from the orchestra. For more information see the Old Market Assembly website and the Facebook event. Early-bird and advance tickets are available from here.

Album Launch

What: Launch party / gig for the FO album!

When: Thursday 28th February

Where: St George’s Hall (Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR)

Tickets: £12 advance from St George’s; £15 on the door

The Fantasy Orchestra is excited to announce the launch of their forthcoming debut album ‘Adventures in Transcription’. This 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. The album will be launched in style at the newly refurbished St George’s hall, on Thursday 28th February. More information and tickets are available from their website: www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Here is our brand new music video, for Richard Dawson’s Final Moments of the Universe, from the album.


This was a lot of fun:

The Great Bowie Party

What: An evening of music by David Bowie

When: 5th Janurary

Where: The Trinity Centre, Easton (BS2 0NW)

Tickets: £10 early bird!; £12 advance, £15 on the door (www.bristolticketshop.co.uk)

The Orchestra will be performing their second full-length tribute to David Bowie.
Also features an Open Mic Night.

Here’s the kind of thing you can expect (from our recent Valley Fest appearance)

Christmas Concert 2018 #2

What: Fantasy Orchestra Christmas Concert #2

When: Saturday 15th December 2018, 4pm

Where: St. Thomas the Martyr, Bristol (BS1 6QP)

Tickets: £5 on the door; children £2 or donation

The Fantasy Orchestra and choir will be performing Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, a nativity suite, set in the Argentinian countryside and sung in Spanish. This to be followed by a selection of other Xmas tunes from around the world plus winter-warmers and glorious seasonally appropriate oeuvres.

More details available on the Facebook event

Christmas Concert 2018 #1

What: Fantasy Orchestra Christmas Concert

When: Friday 14th December 2018, 7pm

Where: St. Stephen’s Church, Bristol (21 St Stephen’s St, BS1 1EQ)

Tickets: £5 on the door; children £2 or donation

The Fantasy Orchestra and choir will be performing Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, a nativity suite, set in the Argentinian countryside and sung in Spanish. This to be followed by a selection of other Xmas tunes from around the world plus winter-warmers and glorious seasonally appropriate oeuvres.

More details available on the Facebook event

Gill Loats’ Party

What: We’re playing at a party!

When: 27th October, Doors 8pm, Sets at 9:15 and 10:30

Where: –

Tickets: –

Please note this is a private event and not open to the general public. The orchestra is available for private events, please get in touch if you’re interested 🙂

Cube Microplex 20th Anniversary

What: A celebration of the Cube cinema’s 20th anniversary!

When: Saturday 20th October, from around 8pm

Where: Kings Square / Outside the Cube

Tickets: See here for tickets for the main event

The Fantasy Orchestra will be joining in celebrations for the wonderful Cube Microplex Cinema’s 20th birthday. Expect to see us outside the cinema playing a small selection of somehow appropriate tunes. See the Cube’s facebook event for more details.

Morricone at All Hallows

What: An evening of music by Ennio Morricone

When: 13th October, 8.30 pm

Where:  All Hallows Hall, Easton

Tickets: £8 from Bristol Ticket Shop

Featuring the amazing Underscore

The Fantasy Orchestra are going back to their roots with a celebration of the film music of Spaghetti-Western composer Ennio Morricone – featuring such delights as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and the beautiful Ecstasy of Gold.

More information can be found on Headfirst Bristol

Here are a collection of performances of Morricone’s music from over the years:

 

 

Leonard Cohen Cheltenham Literary Festival

What: A Leonard Cohen tribute concert

When: Sunday 7th October, 8.30 pm

Where: Cheltenham Town Hall, Baillie Gifford Stage (Cheltenham Literature Festival)

Tickets: £12 (available here)

The Fantasy Orchestra is coming to Cheltenham Literature Festival for another of our celebrated tributes to the life and music of Leonard Cohen. Featuring a range of Cohen’s most popular tunes performed by the orchestra with a range of guest singers.

For more information see here

Here is a clip of our last Leonard Cohen gig at the Lantern earlier this year:

Priston Festival 2018

What: A lovely village festival

When: Saturday 15th September 2018, 5pm

Where: Priston, St Luke and St Andrew’s Church

Tickets: Free!

We’ll be performing in St Luke and St Andrew’s Church in Priston at 5pm. The set will feature special guest singer Djanan Turnan!

Priston Festival is a free festival in the village of Priston, near Bath, featuring a number of in- and out-door stages around the village.

More information at the Priston Festival website

Here is a video from our appearance last year, performing I am the Walrus: