Blackheart Orchestra is officially the smallest orchestra in the world.

Two people playing 13 instruments between them, Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington draw on their backgrounds in rock, folk, electronica and classical music to create a unique sound frequently compared to early Pink Floyd, Portishead and Kate Bush as well as contemporary composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

Described as an ”Avant garde musical utopia” they perform in their ‘musical space station’ of instruments including guitar, bass, percussion, mandola, piano, organ, omnichord and vintage synthesisers.

After over 1000 concerts and 3 albums they’ve played everywhere from Southampton to Sydney including London’s Palladium and Royal Albert Hall while piling up achievements from a nomination for the Progressive Music Limelight Award, Best British Duo, #4 Best New British Band, and #10 Most Important Rock Event of 2020.

More recently their Mesmeranto album charted at #18 in the UK Rock Chart, single If You Tolerate This made #22 in the iTunes chart and Chrissy Mostyn was voted in the Top 5 World Female Vocalists in Prog Magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Poll.

“Reaches areas of your head and heart you never knew existed” 

Metal Planet Music 

With support from Foxpalmer


Foxpalmer aka Fern McNulty is a London-based singer-songwriter. She combines the genres of acoustic, rock and folk to create deep, tearful and soulful music. Her unique sound, original music and captivating live shows have won her considerable airplay and performances at a number of UK festivals including Godiva and Celtic Connections.


Event: Friday 10 March, 8:00pm

Tickets: £12 in advance / £14 on the door

  • The Blackheart Orchestra

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