Now this is something to look forward to: Tubular Bells Live! – A Mike Oldfield Tribute. This is a rare opportunity to experience a full performance of Mike Oldfield’s debut album which launched Virgin Records in 1973 and a collection of other instrumental and chart hits.
This one-off concert features a band of over 20 professional musicians led by Colchester Institute’s own Head of Digital Media, Phil Toms, and is a must for fans across the United Kingdom and beyond!
Guest performers include film composer Roger Eno as the Master of Ceremonies, West End star Nicole Faraday (The Eva Cassidy Story, Bad Girls) on vocals and lead guitarist Jay Stapley, who performed with Mike Oldfield at the premiere of Tubular Bells II in Edinburgh in 1992.
We are very pleased to announce that special guests at the performance will include Tom Newman, producer of the original Tubular Bells album, and Phil Spalding on bass, who performed on ‘Moonlight Shadow’ and the 1980s tours.
Tubular Bells Part 1 and 2
Sentinel from Tubular Bells II
The Songs of Distant Earth medley
Man in the Rain
Five Miles Out
There is free parking, a cash machine and a licensed bar at Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute alongside easy access by road and rail.
See information here.