Tubular Bells for Two
Newcastle Tyne Theatre
As the classic Mike Oldfield work “Tubular Bells” reaches its 40th anniversary, 2 incredibly talented Australian musicians embark on a tour of the
performing the work to 44 venues before appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe. UK
Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth are two very gifted musicians who have the virtuosity to tackle a piece of music that took over 30 musicians to perform back in 1973. The stage is packed with many instruments when the two gladiators enter ready to captivate another audience.
The piece starts with the familiar refrain from “The Exorcist”. It is clear from the off that both musicians are passionate about the work. They have tried to recreate the sound and it takes a combination of talent and bravery as they race across the stage, instrument in hand, in order to be in place to change instrument. The first half of the show builds up with gusto to a crescendo with the tubular bells themselves ringing out.
The show starts to rock out in the second half with tremendous energy. There is never a dull moment throughout the performance and the enthusiastic audience are treated to an encore and the news that the musicians will be available after the show and they are making free downloads of their own music available.
Tubular Bells for Two is an entertaining and animated performance that reflects the skill and spirit of its two perfomers. Aidan and Daniel – you were amazing!
You can follow these guys on twitter: @tubularbells42 and look out for them releasing their own material soon.
The show continues around the country in 2013: Check out the trailer on YouTube.
, Grand Opera House YORK
THU 20, 7.30PM BRADFORD, St George’s Hall
White Rock Theatre HASTINGS
Kings Theatre PORTSMOUTH
Hall for TRURO Cornwall
WED 3, TORQUAY, Princess Theatre
WED 10, SOUTHEND ON
FRI 12, HENLEY,
THU 18, 7.45PM NEWBURY, Corn Exchange
FRI 19, THIRSK, Deer Shed Festival
Festival Fringe Edinburgh
1 - 26, 5.45PM Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Words: Stephen Oliver