News Mon 7 Oct 2013

ANDY BURROWS AND ILAN ESHKERI perform THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG LIVE TO PICTURE with THE LONDON METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA

Andy Burrows and Ilan Eshkeri will bring their BAFTA-nominated soundtrack to The Snowman and The Snowdog to life this December with a series of unique live-to-picture performances at London’s Union Chapel on December 12th, 13th and 14th, with evening performances each night, plus a special matinee performance on December 14th.

TICKETS GO ON SALE  AT 10.00AM ON FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER HERE

In this very special run of shows, Burrows and Eshkeri will first be joined by The London Metropolitan Orchestra for a unique live soundtracking of the film, before being joined by very special guests for a set of classic seasonal and Christmas cover versions.  Union Chapel will be transformed for the occasion into a wintry wonderland befitting the occasion, and rumours abound that special guests at the show may just include a certain green hat and scarf wearing star... Tickets for the shows, priced at £20, will go on sale at 10am this Friday, October 11th from www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.com (0844 811 0051/0844 826 2826) (Direct ticket link: www.gigsandtours.com/go/snowmanandthesnowdoggen)

The Snowman and The Snowdog (Official Soundtrack) by Ilan Eshkeri and Andy Burrows, meanwhile, is released by Play It Again Sam on November 4th. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Metropolitan Orchestra, the 60 piece ensemble was joined by a choir of Andy and Ilan's friends and musical collaborators, and the score features piano from Tom Odell (whose debut album topped the charts earlier this year), violin from Haylie Ecker (former Bond member), guitar from Tim Wheeler (Ash), bass from Aristazabal Hawkes (Guilllemots) and drums from Dom Howard (Muse).

Last Christmas, 11 million people in the UK watched The Snowman and The Snowdog for the first time on the 30th anniversary of the Raymond Briggs-penned classic.  The Briggs-endorsed follow-up was created by many of the same team that first brought the much-loved original The Snowman™ to life, and the modern soundtrack by Eshkeri and Burrows underpinned the tale to magical effect.

The film's single, Light The Night, written by Andy and Ilan and performed by Andy, features in the iconic flying sequence of The Snowman and The Snowdog, just as ‘Walking in the Air’ featured in the flying sequence of The Snowman in 1982.

TICKETS GO ON SALE  AT 10.00AM ON FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER HERE