Hosted by Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), this is a celebration of the music featured in the films which cemented Michael Caine’s reputation as iconic movie star.
The four films singled out for concert performances here are classics with music composed by an exceptional quartet of musicians - Alfie (Sonny Rollins), The Ipcress File (John Barry), The Italian Job (Quincy Jones) and Get Carter (Roy Budd).
These composers represent the best of British and American music of the time. Musical director Terry Edwards (whose recent Barbican performances include Beck: Song Reader Live and Big Star’s Third) has assembled a crack team of versatile musicians from places as far-flung as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Polar Bear and Madness.
The evening places the music centre stage, intercut with excerpts from the films.
The band Terry Edwards MD/trumpet/reeds Seb Rochford drums/tabla Mark Bedford electric & acoustic bass Finn Peters flute/tenor sax Jack Pinter flute/saxes Rose Moore hammer dulcimer/keyboards Seamus Beaghen Hammond organ Steve Gibson orchestral percussion James Johnston guitar/harmonica Matt Monro Jnr vocals on 'On Days Like These' Maggi Ronson & Tracie Hunter vocals on 'Love is A Four Letter Word', 'Living Should Be This Way', 'Looking For Someone' Trevor Nichols reader Jenny AdejayanString Quartet