The award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra
Described by the Daily Express as “Ethereal”, BBC Radio 2 as “A great band”, Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” The Blackheart Orchestra come to The Avenue Theatre for one night only on 27th Sept!
Fresh from performances at the UK’s most prestigious festivals and auditoriums including Birmingham Symphony Hall and The London Palladium, The Blackheart Orchestra have become one of the must-see bands of 2019.
The pioneering duo blend musical styles seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create music huge enough to fill a cathedral and we’re thrilled to welcome them to The Avenue for the first time this September.
Beautifully fusing acoustic fragility and electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra collide stringed instruments with 80’s synthesisers and indie, pop and experimentalism with classical influences. Often mistaken for an 8-piece band on first listen, the duo’s stage scene has been described as a ‘musical spaceship’ where they are continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures. One moment their sound is minimal and molecular, the next a mountain-like wall of sound with vast symphonic climaxes.