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Sit down, you're rockin' the boat

23rd July 2010
Sit down, you're rockin' the boat

One of the Electric Film Orchestra's best received gigs occurred in April of last year, when the whole gang gathered for a special night to tie in with the Richa... read more

Royal Television Society Awards 2009

29th October 2009
Royal Television Society Awards 2009

The Electric Cinema Film Orchestra played at the 2009 Midland Royal Television Society Awards accompanied by pianist and presenter Myleene Klass. The theme of th... read more

Electric Cinema Film Orchestra

The Electric Cinema Film Orchestra have rapidly built up a much sought after reputation for being one of the most unique acts in the country with their fun, energetic, yes even ‘electric’ live performances, which are played in sync with specially edited film footage to create an amazing audio visual experience.

The Electric Cinema Film Orchestra formed in 2007 initially with members of staff at the Cinema. Owner of the Cinema and soundtrack composer Tom Lawes on vocals & guitar, was joined by Cinema Operations Manager Aaron Murphy on bass and Bird on drums (ex Delta and now KateGoes). A few weeks later Louis Clark joined ..boards (ex Delta) and as a string arranger (previous work includes ELO) along with music producer Ian Wallman on guitar (ex B15 Project) who has worked with a wide range of artists from Shola Ama to Beyonce.

Over the next 12 months the band played several sold out shows at the Cinema and expanded to include a brass section, backing singers (including ViX from ViX n The Kix, ex-Fuzzbox) plus a full string section from the Conservatoire and beyond.

 By popular demand, from Summer 2008, this bunch of ridiculously talented musical misfits began to venture out from the Cinema playing at high profile events such as the Royal Television Society Awards and supporting the CBSO in front of thousands of people in Birmingham’s Centenary Square.