The Incredibly Strange Film Band play London - 24th March
14th Mar 05
We're not usually ones to allow shameless plugging, but when news of this event drifted into our inbox we felt compelled to share the love...
The Lalo Schifrin Celebration 2:
Another evening of his Funkiest, Most Wanted, Dirtiest and Grooviest bad ass TV and Film Themes
Thursday 24th March 2005
@ The Spitz,
109 Commercial Street,
Old Spitalfields Market,
London, E1 6BG
+ Liquorice Soul Records/Blaxploitation.com and general ĎMan About The Houseí DJ Ed Griffiths
+ Projections and visuals from the movies tied in with the music from Oscar winning (for Best Live Action Short 'Wasp') gad about town
Neil Bob Herd & his Punchy Projections
The tickets for this wonderful event are £10 in advance (+booking fee) and can be bought:
BY PHONE from
The Spitz Box Office (10am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri on 020 7392 9032)
(the cheapest booking fee (I think) is from the Spitz box office)
The Incredibly Strange Film Band will perform live on stage playing music from (& accompanied by projections of)...
Dirty Harry/Enter The Dragon/Mission Impossible/Mannix/Kellyís Heroes/Jaws/The Planet Of The Apes (TV Series)/Medical Center/Cool Hand Luke/Bullitt/Magnum Force and more
Itís the most exciting news in years for fans of Lalo Schifrin, fans of classic TV Themes, fans of dark 70ís funk, fans of cool crime and spy jazz and just about anybody who considers themselves an all-round-take-no-prisoners-soundtrack-loving-mofo. Lalo Schifrin may well be the second hardest working man in show business (we all know Mr James Brown still comes top, even after his many penal code & drug violations). This immensely talented Argentinian composer, pianist and conductor has made many significant contributions to and directly influenced modern American music & culture.
Most famous for his TV and Film compositions his best scores were always in the adventure field using a trademark fusion of funky backbeats, catchy melodies, screaming orchestra and wild percussion. They were the ultimate combination of symphonic fury with crazy '70s solos and defined many genres like the Police/Cop Thriller and the Kung Fu movie.
Of course the job of paying tribute to his many themes falls to the ISFB and so for the first time in five years the band have decided to take Schifrin back to the stage in London. This most darkly beautiful of music is rarely heard live (some of it has never been) which makes it all the more a uniquely thrilling and exciting event thatís not to be missed by anyone who digs their proper 70ís funk, Soundtracks, Jazz or those with that eclectic palate and taste which thirsts and craves the wah wah, dissonant brass and dirtbag organ Schifrinís music providesÖ
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