Q THE MUSIC SHOW hardly needs an introduction anymore. Founded in 2004 by James Bond fan and professional musician Warren Ringham, it rapidly became the world’s leading James Bond Tribute Band and literally the hottest ticket in town. Now, Q The Music announced one of their biggest gigs yet – right in the heart of Londons West End!
Having played many major venues across the UK as well as on the continent over the course of 14 years, Q THE MUSIC SHOW has earned a solid reputation as being the the first concert band in the World to provide a tribute to the music of James Bond. With a repertoire consisting of the entire Bond theme song catalogue as well as renditions of popular score pieces, audiences can always expect a thrilling show. Brilliance does not go unnoticed. For the 50th anniversary of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, Q THE MUSIC SHOW will be performing live on Piz Gloria in Switzerland 0n 01 June 2019 as part of a very special celebration tour organised by Martijn Mulder of ‘On The Tracks of 007’.
But before the band will pack their bags for this exclusive gig in 2970 meters above sea level, there is another in the heart of Londons West End that every Bond fan should have in their calendars. Q THE MUSIC SHOW will be celebrating their West End debut in Londons famed Adelphi Theatre on Sunday, 17 March 2019. Together with singer Kerry Barnard Schultz, founder and manager Warren Ringham announced the big news live on Facebook yesterday evening.
Founded in 1806 as the Sans Pareil (“Without Compare”), the theatre has been home to many productions. Many stories by Charles Dickens were adapted for the stage here, including John Baldwin Buckstone’s The Christening, a comic burletta, which opened on 13 October 1834, based on the story The Bloomsbury Christening. The old theatre was demolished, and on 26 December 1858, The New Adelphi was opened and was considered an improvement on the cramped circumstances of the original, which had been described as a “hasty conversion from a tavern hall, permanently kept in its provisional state”. On 11 September 1901, the third theatre was opened as the Century Theatre, although the name reverted in 1904.
The present Adelphi opened on 3 December 1930, redesigned in the Art Deco style by Ernest Schaufelberg. Among the most notable musicals staged at the theater were My Fair Lady (1979 –1981), The Jungle Book (1984 – 1985), Sunset Boulevard (1993 – 1997), Chicago (1997 – 2006), Evita (2006 – 2007), The Bodyguard (2012 – 2014), Made in Dagenham (2014 – 2015) as well as the current production Kinky Boots that started in August 2015 and will finish on 12 January 2019.
With room for over 1400 guests, the lush art deco auditorium is the perfect setting for James Bond songs to be experienced live. What sets this upcoming performance apart from others by Q THE MUSIC SHOW is size and extravagance. The concert band will put their largest ever group on stage, including the extended brass and string sections, forming a 40 piece orchestra. On top of that, both dancers will accompany the show and Bond Girls Caroline Munro (‘The Spy Who Loved Me’) as well as Madeline Smith (‘Live and Let Die’) will guide through the evening.
Audiences can expect a packed live programme with all James Bond theme tunes as well as score renditions such as ‘Dawn Raid at Fort Knox’ and ‘Into Miami’ from Goldfinger, two special medleys of ‘A View To A Kill’ and ‘The Living Daylights’ and much more.