LONDON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'
PREMIERE: 25th May 2013 Union Chapel, London and then on tour to 40 UK cities
"...the musical equivalent of the triathlon." (The Scotsman)
"... two musicians at the top of their game. " Edinburgh Evening News
"A musical tour de force. Genuinely entertaining. Amusing and mesmerising to watch" Sydney Morning Herald
"It's still one of the most influential records in modern music" - Richard Branson
Two young Aussies, smashed Edinburgh Festival Fringe last Summer with their daring and dynamic live performance of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, which celebrates 40 years since its release on May 25th 2013
Tubular Bells was the very first record released on Richard Branson's Virgin label. It was created by a 19 year old Mike Oldfield and was considered unmarketable by the rest of music industry but it went on to sell millions of albums worldwide - John Peel loved it, it was theme to the horror movie The Exorcist and as if to cement its place in British cultural history it was used in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.
When it was performed live in 1973 Oldfield called on over 20 musicians to perform it. Now, just two multi-talented musicians, Australia's Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, perform the entire album, on stage in real time with just four hands and four feet. The result - two blokes and a stage full of instruments - is both knock-out spectacle and lovingly crafted homage. Spectacularly visual, like a musical sporting event, they leap between instruments recreating the wit and playful lunacy of this remarkable hour long epic musical journey.
Little did these two musicians know that their attempt four years ago (one evening over a bottle of wine) playing along with the vinyl recording on acoustic guitars would lead to a smash-hit show at international festivals world-wide (winning a Herald Angel Award at Edinburgh) and be the anchor to the 40th birthday celebrations of one of the most influential albums of the 20th Century.
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKOIYWKnT4
UKtour starts in Cardiff on May 22nd and runs to end of August 2013. Full details: http://www.tubularbellsfortwo.co.uk
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