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Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra UK Premiere tour

Stewart Copeland will be bringing his ‘Lights Up The Orchestra’ concert to the UK for March ’19 dates. The performance will be a celebration of the legendary drummer’s musical career. 

Along with other band members, sticksman Copeland formed The Police in 1977. The rock trio went on to become one of the most internationally successful acts of their generation with successive No 1 albums and playing sold out venues across the globe. In the mid-eighties Copeland began his move beyond the rock arena. With scores and soundtracks as his main occupation, the famous drummer became better known as a composer. Recognised for his uniqueness of style and innovation behind the kit, this concert is a rare opportunity to witness one of the greatest drummers of all time.

The high impact orchestral programme will feature epic music from the post-punk powerhouse songs of The Police to his best-known film scores including Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Rumble Fish’ Golden Globe nominated in 1984 and Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street’. Other works include the musical odyssey ‘Rhythmatist’, music from the much-loved platform game ‘Spyro the Dragon’ and the main theme from thriller ‘The Equalizer’. Co-arranged and conducted by musical director Troy Miller (producer credits - Jamie Callum, Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter).

Stewart Copeland

Lights Up The Orchestra

UK Premiere tour

Stewart Copeland - drums

Troy Miller - conductor

London Concert Orchestra (Birmingham and London dates)

Manchester Concert Orchestra (Manchester only)

Dates/ venues:

26.03.2019 Birmingham Symphony Hall tel 0121 780 3333/ thsh.co.uk

29.03.2019 Manchester The Bridgewater Hall tel 0161 907 9000 / bridgewater-hall.co.uk

30.03.2019 London Royal Festival Hall tel 020 3879 9555 / southbankcentre.co.uk

Further info at www.raymondgubbay.co.uk / www.stewartcopeland.net

National ticket hotline tel 0844 847 2319 - Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge. (booking fees apply)

Music featured:

THE POLICE darkness • don’t stand so close to me • miss gradenko • does everyone stare



RUMBLE FISH • west tulsa story

WALL STREET anacott steal • bud’s scam

THE EQUALIZER main title


BEN HUR pirates • chariot race

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Elliot says:
"From the skills that I have built up through studying, teaching, recording and playing professionally around the world, it has been my dream and goal to be able to engineer and record drums from my own purpose built studio. 
Fast forward to the present, I am now able to offer both remote drum recording or MIDI drum sessions using the highest possible gear. This may be for just one song, your album or an EP. Similarly, if you are an artist and need other instrumentation, several of my professional touring / session musician friends are only a phone call away. 
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MTV Europe Music Awards - 1994,95,96,97,98,06
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Pepsi Dance Connection - 1996
Pepsi Chart Show - Initial tv
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Bruce Springsteen in Barcelona
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and many more working for MTV Europe, MTV International, Done & Dusted, Splinter Films, Dreamchaser Productions, Granada and many others.
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All music by Dave Stapleton 
Produced by Slowly Rolling Camera 
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  • DAVE STAPLETON keyboards 
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  • STUART McCALLUM guitar 
  • NEIL YATES trumpet 
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  • MARK LOCKHEART saxophones 
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Senheiser 604 
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Sure SM57
Beyer Dynamic opus 65
Senheiser e945
Rode NT2
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Focusrite ISA One
Broadhurst Gardens No. 1
Mac Book Pro with Retina Display
2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
Logic X
Steven Slate Plugins
Steven Slate SSD4
Steven Slate Blackbird suite
Focusrite Saffire 56
Focusrite OctoPre Mk2
Yamaha HS8
Genelec 1029
12" Studio Recording hats
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14" Constantinople hats
18" Breakbeat ride
20" Constantinople Med Thin Low
22" Constantinople Med Thin Low
22" Constantinople Renaissance 
22" Constantinople Flat Ride
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10" Piggyback China
17" K Custom
16" K Light Crash
16" Constantinople
18” Constantinople
19” Constantinople Crash / Ride
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20" A Custom EFX
13*6    DW Exotic
14*5.5 Limited Craviotto      
14*6.5 UnLimited Craviotto
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