Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival

Jazz festival

Cult Fiction Live! – Sounds from the small screen

From the group that brought you ‘Sounds For Spies and Private Eyes’ comes this joyous frolic through the jazz and funk-laden world of TV themes and incidental music from the 60’s to the 80’s.

Who can forget the feeling of excitement inspired by the opening titles of shows such as The Persuaders, Randall And Hopkirk Deceased, UFO or The Professionals? Who smiles when they hear the first notes of Are You Being Served or Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em? Alongside these, and many others, are some not-so-fiction classics as Grandstand, Parkinson and Tomorrows World plus comedy gems such as The Two Ronnies and The Odd Couple. Children’s favourites Vision On and Batman sit seamlessly with Hawaii 5-0 and The Saint; all interspersed with choice cuts from TV adverts such as the beautiful Black Magic chocolate theme. What ties the whole set together is the jazz and funk-inspired writing of such talents as John Barry, Henry Mancini, Keith Mansfield, Ronnie Hazlehurst, Neal Hefti and Johnny Dankworth making Cult Fiction Live, under the baton of William Goodchild, a night not to be missed!

A specially commissioned 30-piece orchestra will perform a choice selection of perennial favourites and cult classics described as “…music so sexy and cool, the stage should be sealed off with police incident tape!”

William Goodchild – conductor

Simon Gardner – trumpet
Jonny Bruce – trumpet
Andy Hague – trumpet
Nick Malcolm – trumpet
Ian Bateman – trombone
Jon Hopes – trombone
Liam Treasure – trombone
Justin Pavey – trombone
Laura Tanner – french horn
Ben Waghorn – alto saxophone/flute
Kevin Figes – alto saxophone/flute
Jake McMurchie – tenor saxophone
Andy Williamson – tenor saxophone
Ruth Hammond – baritone saxophone/flute
Denny Ilett – guitar
Dan Moore – piano
Andy Crowdy – bass
Martin France – drums
Andy Tween – percussion
Mark Whitlam – percussion
12-piece string ensemble from the Bristol Ensemble