Cult Fiction Live! Sounds from the Small Screen at Colston Hall on Saturday 17th March 2018Posted on: 11 Mar 2018
The jazz and funk-infused sounds of classic TV themes from the 60s to the 80s will be performed at Colston Hall on Saturday 17th March 2018 as part of the concert, Cult Fiction Live! Sounds from the Small Screen.
Last year it was Sounds For Spies and Private Eyes - a marvelous musical romp through a roster of jazz-heavy film themes - and this is from the same team, so you can expect plenty of cool, sexy jazz and funk fun and, for those of a certain vintage, a pleasant, toe-tapping trip down TV memory lane.
Playing as part of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival (which will, by the time this gig kicks off, will well and truly be in full swing), the programme will cover the gamut of TV themes and incidental music from the '60s through to the '80s.
So what jazzy jingles can you expect to hear, then? Well, dear reader, let me enlighten you. Included in the programme will be the likes of the thrilling opening titles of shows such as The Professionals, The Persuaders and Randall And Hopkirk Deceased. Classic comedy gets a musical nod with the themes from Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, The Two Ronnies and Are You Being Served? Parkinson, Tomorrow's World and Grandstand will also get a look in, along with timeless classics from The Saint, Hawaii 5-0 and Batman.
WIth such jazz composing masters as John Barry, Ronnie Hazlehurst, Johnny Dankworth, Neal Hefti and Henry Mancini packing the evening's musical itinerary - all performed by a specially commissioned 30-piece orchestra under the baton of William Goodchild - you know you're in very good company.
This joyous jamboree of jazz-based hi-jinks runs from 9pm to 10.30pm. Tickets range from £20 to £30 and can be purchased - along with a programme of everything else that's going on throughout the reliably spectacular Jazz & Blues Festival from 15th - 18th March - here.
Colston Hall is located at Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR. Tel. 0844 887 1500
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.