Since lockdown, we've been unable to practise in person so we've been keeping sharp online! In this video we've individually recorded each part of Gary Numan - Cars, and re-assembled them into this video.
We're Bath’s newest community orchestra. Founded in October 2018, the Bath Tub Orchestra is a mixed ability orchestra that plays all kinds of music from pop songs, jazz, blues, film soundtracks and classical favourites.
From 23rd October 2018 to 30th November 2018, we made the journey from a group of strangers to a fully fledged performing orchestra - that's just 6 weeks' practice! The first rehearsal... When Tony (keyboard) and Ed (musical director) decided to form an orchestra, they didn't know what to expect. So it must have been really pleasing to see around fourteen people show up for the first rehearsal. Everyone was a bit nervous - we were nearly all strangers - and we had quite a broad range of experience within the group. It was a bit like the first day at school! We'd had the music to practice for about a month beforehand so it was really exciting to go from practicing at home alone to playing with a room full of about fourteen other musicians - you could see the excitement on Ed's face when he heard the first bars of his arrangements being played back to him by a group of strangers. Practice, practice, practice You could really hear the sound develop each week as we star
After five weeks off for summer, we're back with weekly rehearsals, new songs and getting ready for a Christmas concert. Writing a few days after our first rehearsal since the summer break, this post introduces the latest music of BathTub Orchestra. Dusting off that instrument Five weeks feels like such a long time so I was really looking forward to picking up my bass guitar and rehearsing with everybody again (I confess I spent far more time relaxing on holiday than playing during the break). While most of us were enjoying our summer holidays, our musical director Edward had been hard at work arranging our latest new pieces... On Her Majesty's Secret Service We already have Mission Impossible in our repertoire, so it's exciting to add another classic theme tune. Composed by John Barry, this is the only Bond theme which is completely instrumental and I think it sounded pretty good during our first run through. We Have All The Time In The World This ballad was featured in th
It had been far too long, but on Sunday 17th October 2021, after all of the disruption of the pandemic we finally made a return to live performing with a free concert in Alice Park. And here is a clip: We were a bit worried about getting rained off, but our friends at the Alice Park Cafe provided us with cover and the sun was shining like a warm spring day. Thank you to everyone who showed up to watch. For anyone who wasn't there. Here is the set list: Cars, Gary Numan Living for the City, Stevie Wonder I Shot the Sheriff, Bob Marley Chameleon, Herbie Hancock Naima, John Coltrane More Than This, Roxy Music Where Are We Now?, David Bowie Rosanna, Toto Titanium, Sia The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Whitney Houston I Am the Walrus, The Beatles