Friday 6th May 2022 - 7:30 pm
The award-winning Blackheart Orchestra are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington, who together comprise a two person ‘orchestra’ playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show. From their onstage ‘musical laboratory’ they create highly emotional music featuring vintage synthesisers, acoustic and electric guitars, mandola, bass, bowed guitar and percussion, piano, organ, omnichord and melodica. They have been described as a modern day Pink Floyd, a more accessible Portishead with many comparisons to the creativity of Kate Bush. Their highly acclaimed 2019 album Mesmeranto entered the Official UK Rock Chart at No.18 and was hailed as “A mesmerising powerhouse” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “A life-enhancing listening experience” with singer Chrissy Mostyn voted No.5 Best Female Vocalist of 2021 and named as “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today”.
“Ethereal” Daily Express
“Their music reaches areas of your head and heart that you never knew existed” Metal Planet
“Powerful and inspring” Steve Hackett, Genesis
Watch the video for Blackheart Orchestra's version of 'If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next":