Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson is the focus of a starry tribute show taking place in Bristol next month.

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker heads a night of orchestral performances conducted by Charles Hazlewood, with Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory joining in renditions of the famous TV themes created by Anderson and composer Barry Gray.

Accompanied by the British Paraorchestra, a professional ensemble of musicians with disabilities, the all-star troupe will play music from Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Joe 90, reports Pitchfork.

“Jarvis shares our passion for this music, and is as delighted as we are about putting it back on the map,” said Hazlewood, who debuted his Thunderbirds tribute at Glastonbury Festival in 2014. “He joins my All Star Collective and members of the British Paraorchestra in a unique musical adventure. From Stingray to Dangerous Game via ‘I wish I was a Spaceman’ and Supercar, these are pocket rocket British classics.”

The show takes place at Bristol’s Colston Hall on December 1. For more memorable themes and scores, check out our guide to the 100 best horror soundtracks.



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