Jarvis Cocker, Portishead, Goldfrapp salute the magic of Gerry Anderson

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Jarvis Cocker is among the arists taking part in celebration of Gerry Anderson‘s TV theme tunes.

The event will take place on December 1, 2015 at the Colston Hall, Bristol.

Cocker and British conductor Charles Hazlewood, Adrian Utley from Portishead and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp will take part in full, orchestral interpretations of the themes from Thunderbirds and Anderson’s other many shows.


The collective will be accompanied by the British Paraorchestra, the world’s only professional ensemble of disabled musicians.

Hazlewood, conductor and Artistic Director of the Paraorchestra and All Star Collective said:

“We will be bringing back to life all the iconic hits of composer Barry Gray, in the 50th anniversary year of the launch of Thunderbirds. Expect high octane, big band-fuelled live renditions from this hit TV series, alongside timeless classics from shows including Stingray and Captain Scarlett. We even have Gray’s original Ondes Martinot, the old-school futuristic electronic instrument, which is the sound of the Mysterons.


“Jarvis shares our passion for this music, and is as delighted as we are about putting it back on the map. He joins my All Star Collective and members of the British Paraorchestra in a unique musical adventure. From Stingray to Dangerous Game via ‘I wish I was a Spaceman’ and Supercar, these are pocket rocket British classics.”

Tickets are on sale now, £20 incl. booking fee from www.colstonhall.org.

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