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We are the BathTub Orchestra!

Upcoming Concerts

Recent BathTub Orchestra Recordings

We have over 100 videos uploaded to the BathTub Orchestra YouTube channel!

Set List

Many of our performances have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube.

  • Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera
  • Blue Train by John Coltrane
  • Cars by Gary Numan
  • Chameleon by Herbie Hancock
  • Chariots of Fire by Vangelis
  • Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds by Michael Nyman
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears For Fears
  • Happy by Pharell Williams
  • Hey Ya by Outkast
  • I am the Walrus by The Beatles
  • I Shot the Sheriff by Bob Marley
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
  • If by Nyman
  • In the Mood by Glenn Miller
  • Jupiter by Gustav Holst
  • Living For The City by Stevie Wonder
  • More Than This by Roxy Music
  • Naima by John Coltrane
  • One Day Like This by Elbow
  • Our Mutual Friend by The Divine Comedy
  • Rosanna by Toto
  • Royals by Lorde
  • Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
  • Take On Me by AHa
  • Teardrop by Massive Attack
  • The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
  • Titanium by Sia
  • Under Pressure by Queen
  • Universal by Blur
  • Where Are We Now by David Bowie


  • Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss (2001 A Space Odyssey)
  • Dream is Collapsing by Hans Zimmer
  • He's a Pirate by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer
  • Jurassic Park by John Williams
  • Lion King Medley
  • Love Theme by Vangelis
  • Man with Harmonica by Enrico Morricone
  • Mission Impossible by Lalo Schifrin
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service by John Barry
  • Promentory by Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones
  • Raiders March by John Williams
  • Sicilian Pastorale by Nino Rota
  • Time by Hans Zimmer
  • We Have All the Time in the World by John Barry


  • Adagio Natale by Corelli
  • Driving Home for Xmas by Chris Rea
  • Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
  • La Pioggia by Vivaldi
  • Rockin Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
  • Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
  • Santa Clause is Comin' to Town
  • Silent Night
  • Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie
  • The Lighthouse Keeper by Sam Smith
  • This Christmas by Donny Hathaway
  • Walking in the Air by Howard Blake
  • Xmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

And more to come!

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