Thunderbirds Are Go – 50 Years On

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.. Thunderbirds are go as a stellar line-up come together for a one-off anniversary concert at Colston Hall celebrating the wondrous music of the UK’s favourite ’60s children’s programmes.

The 50th anniversary year of the classic British science-fiction series Thunderbirds will be celebrated as the theme music is brought to life, led by Charles Hazlewood and his All Star Collective.

Special guest Mike Flowers of Mike Flowers Pops fame joins the line-up as a special guest vocalist, together with other leading names including Adrian Utley of Portishead, Will Gregory of Goldfrapp, soprano Victoria Oruwari and members of the British Paraorchestra.

The special concert is a one-off event, only scheduled to take place at Colston Hall in Bristol as part of 50th anniversary celebrations of Thunderbirds’ first transmission. The concert will also feature much-loved classics songs from programmes like Stingray and Captain Scarlet, all written by legendary composer Barry Gray.

Statement on Jarvis Cocker:

Unfortunately due to illness Jarvis Cocker will no longer be appearing as guest vocalist during tonight’s Thunderbirds Are Go! concert. We are pleased to announce that Mike Flowers, founder of the Mike Flowers Pops Orchestra, will instead be joining singer Victoria Oruwari to perform vocals.

Charles Hazlewood, Conductor and Artistic Director of the All Star Collective and Paraorchestra said:

Having spoken to Jarvis I know that he is extremely sad to be missing this performance. However, we are really excited that Mike Flowers has offered to step forward at such late notice. Mike will be perfect for singing those iconic vocal parts given his background as a musician and singer who in the 1990s brought this great musical genre back into the mainstream.

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