Robert Reed Sanctuary Live
Friday 26th May
7pm Doors, 8pm Start
Award winning multi-instrumentalist and composer Robert Reed (Sanctuary/Magenta/Cyan/Kompendium) presents a rare performance with material from his four Sanctuary albums. Composed and played by Reed in his Welsh studio, he will showcase the material backed by a full band.
The Sanctuary album series is Reed’s labour of love homage to the music of one of his formative influences, Mike Oldfield. Taking his inspiration from the early Oldfield albums, the music is largely, engaging, complex long form instrumental music. The albums have attracted critical acclaim and featured many guests including Simon Philips the legendary rock drummer, Tubular Bells producer Tom Newman, Tubular Bells producer and engineer and now in demand mastering engineer Simon Heyworth and Mike Oldfield collaborator Les Penning.
With music spanning the 2014 debut “Sanctuary One” through Sanctuary || and Sanctuary |||, culminating in the recently released concept double album “The Ringmaster” – Sanctuary Four, the show will be packed full of the good stuff! Prepare to be challenged, engaged and captivated as Reed and his band take you on tour across his compositional evolution, his myriad of his influences, and his talented songcraft.
Limited VIP tickets are available and will include a soundcheck experience, meet and greet, photo opportunity and a signed photocard.
Mike Oldfield 50th Anniversary Convention
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May
£147.30 VIP | 115.95 Standard
£84.60 Back Rows
Following on from two sell out events for the 40th and 45th anniversary of Tubular Bells conventions, Paul Harris is back with a bigger and better 2 day convention! Billed as a celebration of 50 years of the music of MIke Oldfield, the event will feature music, interviews, show and tell, a collectors fair and merchandise stalls, signings, exclusive merchandise and more!
The 3 producers of Tubular Bells, Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth and Philip Newell will be in conversation with Paul Harris, reflecting on 50 years of Mike Oldfield’s music, the influence of Tubular Bells on their own careers and how the album has stood the test of time.
Music will of course be a key part of the event including performances by:
* Tubular Tribute from Spain with a tour through Oldfield’s back catalogue and featuring Mike Oldfield singer Barry Palmer
* Grammy nominated Robin Smith fresh off the back of his 30 plus date tour of the UK with his Tubular Bells re-imagined shows with Jay Stapley
* The RPO Tubular Bells band playing selections from the first three albums Tubular Bells, Hergest Ridge and Ommadawn
* Tubular Bells Live from the UK playing some lesser known tracks alongside some fan favourites, featuring Mike Oldfield band guitarist Jay Stapley.