The Blackheart Orchestra 30 September

Since they came to us last time, the band have released another new album Diving for Roses.
You can listen to it on Spotify.
And here’s an old favourite The Sky & I from the album Songs from a Satellite

They are great entertainers, do come along on Saturday 30 September, if you haven’t seen them before, it’s well worth it.

Doors open at 7.30pm the band starts at 8pm.
There will be a fully licensed bar.
Tickets £10 each from  James Gates 731197

The Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington.  The band blend musical styles in a non-conformist way seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create their unique classically driven, emotion-drenched, acoustic-based contemporary music.

One moment their sound is minimalist and fragile weaving melodies and atmospherics with silence to create ethereal musical landscapes which leave audiences and critics describing their work as haunting, enchanting and captivating.  At other times the pair create a mountain-like wall of sound using ancient synthesisers, electronic drums, acoustic, electric and bowed guitars and bass to create vast energetic symphonic climaxes.

Chrissy’s instantly recognisable sometimes delicate, sometimes gloriously huge voice is complemented by Richard’s rich choral harmonies.  The band have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Pink Floyd, Steve Reich and Ludovico Einaudi.

The pair have toured extensively in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and are touring later in the year with 60s legend Melanie Safka before embarking on a headline tour of Europe in November.

Chrissy colour“Taking the more muted moments of Florence + The Machine, a more accessible Portishead and Ellie Goulding’s angrier little sister and mixing it in a sparse little electro sound-lab has created something particularly enthralling.” Roland Monger – Listen with Monger
“A great band” Aled Jones Radio 2
“Beautiful and powerful. Their music is inspiring”  Steve Hackett, Genesis
“Their music gives me the chills…it’s so beautiful” Melanie Safka
“One of the best things to come out of England in recent years” Fatea
“Stunningly beautiful. The Blackheart Orchestra are on the fringe of true greatness” James Douglas, Kensington & Chelsea Today, London
“They remind us why music lifts us up” Dalton Delan American Public TV (USA)
“Fantastically creative” Antonia Brickell, BBC Cambridge
“Absolutely beautiful” Good Morning TV New Zealand
“They take their audience from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song” Western Star Australia
“Utterly magical” John Gilmore, BBC Lancashire