Jarvis Cocker + ‘All Star Collective’ to Play Tribute Concert to a Classic TV Show
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ‘60s British sci-fi series Thunderbirds and honor its creator, the late Gerry Anderson, in an upcoming tribute show.
Conductor Charles Hazlewood has enlisted an “All Star Collective” for the event, which includes Cocker, Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory among its ranks. They will also be accompanied by British Paraorchestra, an ensemble of musicians with disabilities. In a statement, Hazlewood described the show as a “unique musical adventure”:
Jarvis shares our passion for this music, and is as delighted as we are about putting it back on the map. He joys 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 rock British classics.
The concert will take place on Dec. 1 at Colston Hall in Bristol, England.
Composer Barry Gray wrote the Thunderbirds theme music. He went on to collaborate with Anderson on all of the producer’s TV series through Space: 1999.