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Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra

Posted by Bill on September 22nd, 2009

A Series Of Very Special Live Events

Following on from last year’s sell out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the critically acclaimed BBC2 show that followed, Bill Bailey has today announced a select series of very special live events for his REMARKABLE GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA.

These unique shows will provide fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Bill’s surreal comic and musical imagination at its best as he is let loose to perform alongside some of the country’s finest orchestras, accompanied by Academy Award© winning conductor Anne Dudley, one of the UK’s most celebrated composers and arrangers.

A classically trained musician, Bill has for many years incorporated all manner of music in his comedy. However, this show takes things to a new level. Playing alongside a full orchestra, BILL BAILEY’S REMARKABLE GUIDE… is an irreverent tour around the instruments of the orchestra, by way of 70’s cop show music, news themes, Bill’s own songs and some of Anne’s specially written new works. Hear the trombone’s affection for Cockney music and find out what bassoon players are secretly obsessed with. It’s a truly unique show which The Guardian described as “sublime hilarity” and Stephen Fry described as “wonderfully enjoyable… like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road”.

The show opens at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Friday 6 November 2009 where Bill will be performing alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Further performances are confirmed for Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Coventry and Edinburgh before culminating at Gateshead’s Sage Centre on 14 December 2009, alongside The Northern Sinfonia. Tickets are priced from £25 to £60.

Booking links and telephone numbers can be found on the Tour page.

Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra

Posted by Bombyx Mori on September 9th, 2009

Following on from last year’s sell out shows at the Royal Albert Hall and the critically acclaimed version on BBC2, Bill Bailey’s surreal comic and musical imagination is let loose once more as he takes this show on the road, performing with some of the finest orchestras throughout Britain, accompanied by Anne Dudley, one of the UK’s most celebrated composers and arrangers.

A classically trained musician, Bill has for many years covered all kinds of music in his comedy and this show takes the form of an irreverent guide to the instruments of the orchestra, plus 70’s cop show music, news themes, Bill’s own songs, and some of Anne’s specially written new works. Hear the trombone’s affection for Cockney music, and find out what bassoon players are secretly obsessed with. It’s a unique show which The Times called “blissfully funny” and which Stephen Fry described as “wonderfully enjoyable…like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road”.

Remarkable Guide to The Orchestra

The first show will be at The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Friday 6 November 2009 (at 7.30pm) and will feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Tickets for this concert will be priced from £25 to £60. To book tickets, please visit the Wales Millennium Centre website or call 08700 402000.

Further venues to be confirmed…there is a very good chance that tickets will be on sale in Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool, Belfast, and Dublin. Further information to be revealed early next week…stay tunefully tuned.

SALE! As of now!

Posted by Bombyx Mori on September 3rd, 2009

A big thanks to all 4,446 of you who completed our merchandise survey. We are truly grateful for your input and duly noted the few of you who would be interested in purchasing Bill Bailey trouser presses, sausages and elderberries. In order to try to give more of you more of what you want (although not necessarily the aforementioned) and make way for new stuff, we are having a sale of current stock as of today. Buy now because when it’s gone it’s gone.

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