SIMON BOSWELL & theAND - LIGHT NIGHT Rough Trade Nottingham 2015 - Friday 6 February 2015, Free Entry.
As part of Nottingham’s 2015 Light Night Programme and supported by Rough Trade and alongside Truth & Lies’ Crate Diggin night...we present theAND live!!
theAND are a band created by the indie cult Film, TV and Games composer Simon Boswell in order to perform radical new versions of his music, both live and recorded in an immersive, psychedelic sound and visual journey.
Simon began his career in Italy with horror legend Dario Argento (Phenomena) and along the way has scored some 100 movies for the likes of Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave), Alejandro Jodorowsky (Santa Sangre), Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil), Iain Softley (Hackers) and Nick Willing (Photographing Fairies)
In 2015 he will be celebrating 30 years as a soundtrack composer. Marking his 30th Anniversary and his 100 plus original soundtracks including the 30th Anniversary of Phenomena, 25th Anniversary of Hardware and 20th Anniversary of Hackers theAND will also be releasing their first record! The exclusive Rough Trade - theAND 12inch maxi vinyl was mixed and co-produced by multi Grammy winner Geoff Foster (Joni Mitchell, Hans Zimmer, Bjork, David Arnold, John Barry, Daft Punk)
theAND live is curated by David Altweger (Sagberg, Kele, SALON FLUX). The line up comprises of Jacko Peake (Paul Weller Band) on sax, flute and viola, Tom Milsom (Organs) on drums, percussion and whistle and the sultry Lola Gunn (Pop Cult Artist) on vocals, synths and percussion. Oh, and there's Simon on guitars, piano, bass, keyboards and vocals. PLUS specially filmed, vocal performances by legends Dario Argento, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Richard Stanley that are integrated, seamlessly into the show.
Here’s what the critics had to say...
TIME OUT: LONDON “You many not know his name, but if you’re a movie fan you’ll certainly know his music: Simon Boswell is one of the UK’s finest living soundtrack composers, whose work has graced films such as Danny Boyle’s debut ‘Shallow Grave’, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-melting ‘Santa Sangre’, loopy Angelina Jolie cyber-crime flick ‘Hackers’ and shedloads of European horror movies by the likes of Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Michele Soavi.”
EMPIRE MAGAZINE “Composer superstar”
CLIVE BARKER “Who then is the Lord of Illusions? Why, Mr.Boswell, of course”