Blow the Bloody Doors off!

All the grit and glamour of the sixties, captured in swinging cinematic grooves

6 February 2014 / 19:30


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Hosted by Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), this is a celebration of the music featured in the films which cemented Michael Caineís 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 Starís 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 Adejayan String Quartet

Phill Jupitus

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