Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells For Two
- Website: www.tubularbellsfortwo.com
Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts attempt to recreate one of the most influential albums of the 20th century, live on stage, with just four hands and four feet. Those crazy cats.
40th Anniversary Concert Tour
When Mike Oldfield released his 1973 masterpiece, Tubular Bells, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it. Now, 40 years on, performed by just two massively talented musicians, this thrilling show recreates the album on stage, in real time in a unique and compelling theatrical experience.
The original 1973 album shot to number one around the world, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight and kick-started Richard Branson’s Virgin empire. Now 40 years later, two Australian multi-instrumentalists race from instrument to instrument juggling pianos, organs, guitars, mandolin, drums, glockenspiel, loop pedals, synthesizers and, of course, Tubular Bells.
Tubular Bells for Two burst onto the international scene at the Sydney Festival and was the smash-hit show of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe – winning a Herald Angel Award and garnering several five star reviews.
Join us to witness this herculean feat as Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts recreate the beauty and playful lunacy of one of the most important albums of the 20th century with just four hands and four feet.
'Two man orchestra bring soundtrack of 70s back to life … an intensely focused race around every twist and turn of Oldfield's quirky masterwork.' The Times
'A live music experience, a virtuoso performance from two musicians at the top of their game.' Edinburgh Evening News
'The musical equivalent of the triathlon – with bells on.' The Scotsman
'A musical tour de force. Mesmerising to watch.' Sydney Morning Herald
'A two-man performance that is part musical, part acrobatic.' The Australian
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- City Halls, Glasgow
- Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
- Grand Opera House, York
- King's Theatre, Edinburgh
- New Theatre, Oxford
- Princess Theatre, Torquay
- Theatre Royal, Brighton
- Union Chapel, London N1
Reviews & features
Aussie musicians Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts on Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells For Two29 Jul 2012
The pair aim to recreate the album in its entirety live on stage
Surely everyone has heard at least something from Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells – even if it’s just in the soundtrack to The Exorcist – but two Australian musicians, Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, know it better than most. It’s a truly iconic…
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