Ungagged Bands

The Blackheart Orchestra

The Blackheart Orchestra

The Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington.

The band blend musical styles in a non-conformist way seamlessly sidestepping boundaries to create their unique classically driven, emotion-drenched music.
One moment their sound is minimalist and fragile weaving melodies and atmospherics with silence to create ethereal musical landscapes that leave audiences and critics describing their work as haunting, enchanting and captivating. Other times the pair create a mountain-like wall of sound using ancient synthesisers, electronic drums, acoustic, electric and bowed guitars and bass to create vast energetic symphonic climaxes. The band have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, Pink Floyd, Steve Reich and Ludovico Einaudi.

The pair have toured extensively in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and are touring with 60s legend Melanie Safka and Canadian songstress Jane Siberry before embarking on a headline tour of Europe in November.

“A great band”
Aled Jones BBC Radio 2
“Beautiful and powerful. their music is inspiring.”
Steve Hackett, Genesis
“Their music gives me the chills! So beautiful.”
Melanie Safka
“Utterly magical”
John Gilmore, BBC
“Absolutely beautiful”
Good Morning TV (New Zealand)
“They take their audience from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song”
Western Star (Australia)
“The Blackheart Orchestra remind us why music lifts us up”
Dalton Delan, American Public Television (USA)
“The pair sound like an 8 piece band, incredible”
Sally Naden, BBC Radio
“Supremely gifted”
Nottingham Post
“Stunningly beautiful, this duo are on the fringe of true greatness”
Kensington and Chelsea Today, London
Find out more on their website, follow on Facebook, or listen to their new album ‘Diving For Roses’ on spotify, iTunes, or Amazon.
HELLO 2018!
We hope that you have all had an amazing Christmas and New Year.
We are really looking forward to getting back to the music and already have some
really exciting plans in place for 2018 starting next week with our UK tour which sees us visiting lots of towns and cities that we haven’t played for a while spanning from the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Wight.
Jan 13 GOODLEIGH Village Hall
Jan 19 BBC Radio Lancashire (Live session)
Jan 25 MANCHESTER Rebellion (with Lifesigns)
Jan 27 SHREWSBURY Meole Brace Hall
Feb 2 RAVENSHEAD Music @ The Hall
Feb 5 HAWICK String Theory
Feb 16 FRODSHAM Kingsley Community Centre
Feb 18 BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Cafe
Feb 23 WIGAN Old Courts
Feb 24 STROUD Under The Edge Arts
Feb 28 LONDON Hope and Anchor
Mar 2 MANCHESTER Three Minute Theatre
Mar 3 MOLD Cilcain Hall
Mar 10 BEDFORD Cranfield Hall
Mar 16 EXETER Poltimore House
Mar 21 INVERNESS Ardersier Memorial Hall
Mar 23 KEITH King Memorial Hall
Mar 24 CLATT Village Hall
Mar 30 PORTMAHOMACK Carnegie Hall
Apr 6 CARDIFF Ocean Arts Centre
Apr 13 ISLE OF WIGHT Quay Arts Centre
Apr 14 SOUTHAMPTON Art House
Apr 27 EGREMONT Florence Arts Centre
Apr 28 LIVERPOOL 81 Renshaw

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