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Welcome to Snippets. From time to time we will be including items, which, though not necessarily news, should still be of interest to John Barry fans.  If you have anything you consider likely to be of interest please send as an email to us!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Examples of this would be mentions of JB in the press, artists covering his music, TV programmes using his music, and anecdotes about recording sessions and concerts.

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Who Played Trumpet on the Bond scores 1962-1974?

Thursday, 26 January 2017 14:54 Written by
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You Only Live twice - John Barry giving notes Volker Rippe kindly drew my attention to a recent correction made…
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http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-best-john-barry-soundtracks Five-time Oscar winner and the man behind 11 James Bond soundtracks, John Barry is one of cinema’s most beloved…

The sad saga of John Barry’s house in Mallorca

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:06 Written by
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Over the last few years, a couple of people had contacted us about the possibility of purchasing and restoring John’s…
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http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/17886/music-in-the-movies-the-scores-of-john-barry-1968-1979-part-1 Link works only when you click on title above...

Single-sided Parlophone Big Guitar Test Record

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:44 Written by
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We have received an image of a single sided Parlophone Test Record of "Big Guitar" from 1958.  John Barry "signed…

Mr Moses on YouTube.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:21 Written by
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John Barry on scoring Enigma

Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:40 Written by
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An Interview with John Barry by Ford A. ThaxtonTranscribed & Edited by Randall D. LarsonOriginally published in Soundtrack Magazine Vol.20/No.79,…
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"Girls about town enjoy the Renault Twingo city car in this TV ad, soundtracked by the main theme from mostly-forgotten…

John Barry and Jane Birkin 1965 home video

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:20 Written by
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John Barry and Jane Birkin 1965 home video, presented and commented by Jane Birkin available on Youtube Excerpt from a French…

Rare Follow Me! LP cover?

Saturday, 19 May 2012 16:18 Written by
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David N. Butterworth stumbled upon Philips Records (Japan), SYU-1017, 1972, with a cover picture from Follow Me! Turns out this…

Royal Pageant's flotilla suggestion

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 16:17 Written by
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In today's Guardian 24/04/2012, in their G2 supplement whilst referring to the Royal Jubilee and the musical accompaniement to the…
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Here is a rare photo of John Barry talking to Duran Duran's John Taylor. John Barry talking to Duran Duran's…

Alexander Klein conducts John Barry

Friday, 11 November 2011 15:12 Written by
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Alexander Klein conducts "The Christmas Wine" and "A Christmas Song" Music by John Barry. Conducted by Alexander Klein. Performed by…

John Barry's Golden Touch: Discussion

Friday, 11 November 2011 15:11 Written by
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Miguel Mera is joined by musicians Martin Phipps and Richard Jacques to discuss the work of the late film composer,…

John Barry interviewed at Rules Restaurant, 1991

Friday, 02 September 2011 16:10 Written by
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We are very grateful to Mark Jensen for alerting us to a brief interview with John which appears on the…

John Barry in 1980s Japanese TV commercial

Thursday, 25 August 2011 16:09 Written by
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John Barry in 1980s Japanese TV commercial - Youtube An intriguing 1980s Japanese TV commercial has appeared on Youtube featuring…

John's marriage to Jane Sidey - clarification

Monday, 20 June 2011 16:08 Written by
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We have been contacted by John's third wife, Jane Sidey, who has informed us that contrary to the reference to…
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Give Me A Smile - the 2001 Corina Brouder RAH rehearsal vocal Ruud Rozemeijer Corina Brouder's private rehearsal recording of…

John Barry in the Classic FM Hall of Fame

Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:02 Written by
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Nick Taylor, Classic FM "A great deal of John Barry's work has recently been voted in to the Classic FM's…

Desert Island Discs, John Barry, BBC Radio 4

Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:01 Written by
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Desert Island Discs, John Barry, BBC Radio 4, First broadcast: Sun 13 Jun 1999. BBC website.

Beyondness of Things used by BBC TV

Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:00 Written by
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During April the BBC screened a two-part series on Royal Weddings. During the segment relating to the marriage of the…

Elizabeth Taylor in London soundtrack

Thursday, 31 March 2011 15:59 Written by
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"Elizabeth Taylor in London soundtrack danced to the rebel screen queen's tune" "Composed by John Barry, the 1963 TV film's…

John Barry Special on All India Radio

Sunday, 06 February 2011 14:57 Written by
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On February 4, 2011 Fali R. Singara did a special show live of John Barry's best themes and his legacy…

Johnny De Little appeared in pantomimes

Friday, 19 November 2010 15:56 Written by
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Johnny De Little, a talented vocalist much associated with John Barry in the 60s, appeared in several pantomimes during that…

Beat Girl Boots

Sunday, 14 November 2010 14:55 Written by
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It's getting more and more difficult to distinguish between legal and illegal DVD releases. Take Beat Girl. There have been…
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by Geoff Leonard We are quite proud of this website and of the wealth of information about John Barry it…
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JB's 1999 RAH concert - as it was when the BBC were going to be filming the second half. It…

IMDb 20 years old today

Sunday, 17 October 2010 14:43 Written by
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IMDb.com is 20 years old today, October 17, 2010 As part of the celebrations, IMDb founder & CEO Col Needham…

Bassey / Monro / Barry concert cancelled

Monday, 04 October 2010 14:39 Written by
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In April 1964, the Shirley Bassey/Matt Monro/John Barry concert scheduled for The Colston Hall, Bristol, was cancelled due to poor…

Beat Girl USA was "Wild for Kicks"

Monday, 04 October 2010 14:39 Written by
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Beat Girl was released in the USA as "Wild for Kicks". You can see the hilarious trailer for the American…

Music "exotic strip" scene Beat Girl "Esmeralda"

Monday, 04 October 2010 14:32 Written by
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The music heard during the "exotic strip" scene in Beat Girl is "Esmeralda" by Benny Bennet. Hear it in full…

John Barry's old villa in Mallorca

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 14:31 Written by
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Link to an article about John Barry's old villa in Mallorca. Here's the automated google translation of the same page.…

Wolf Mankowitz suspected of being communist agent

Friday, 27 August 2010 14:30 Written by
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In The Guardian (26 Aug.), there was a report titled "To Russia with love: screenwriter suspected of bonding with enemy".…
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ITV 1 are currently trailing 'The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse' for viewing on Sunday, 8th August at 9.00pm using JB's Midnight…

Jane Birkin reveals that she stripped off

Tuesday, 03 August 2010 14:29 Written by
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A short interview with Jane Birkin reveals that she stripped off in Antonion's film Blow-Up as a dare. She was…
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Here is fascinating footage of the stars and the royal party from the Royal Premiere of Born Free in 1966.…

Rare pictures of John Barry show up

Friday, 23 July 2010 14:26 Written by
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The latest 007 magazine from Graham Rye features two pictures of John Barry: one has JB with Lionel Bart, Harry…

Promise Her Anything

Monday, 19 July 2010 14:25 Written by
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Was the film "Promise Her Anything" (1965) a rejected John Barry score?
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by Geoff Leonard The current edition of INSITE, the quarterly magazine from International network of Somewhere in Time enthusiasts, has…

Johnny Worth told them to stuff it

Monday, 12 July 2010 14:24 Written by
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By Johnny Worth (added by Geoff Leonard) I have an interesting story re John Barry. Adam Faith was doing a…

Mr Moses LP lined up in '60s?

Friday, 14 May 2010 14:23 Written by
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 by Ian McDonald "Tony Palmer, head of A&R at EMI UA in the mid 60's had this (a Mr. Moses…

Dulux advert has Midnight Cowboy as backing track

Thursday, 15 April 2010 14:22 Written by
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Keith Calnan New Dulux advert on ITV has Midnight Cowboy as backing track
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Paul McCartney in an interview with Paul Gambaccini, December 1978: (transcribed by Gareth Bramley) " I was asked to write…

A Man Alone - the lyrics

Sunday, 07 March 2010 13:19 Written by
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"A Man Alone" David Butterworth submits: "A Man Alone" - vocal: Pat Boone From (sic.) "The Ipcress File" DOT 16808…

The Criminal

Friday, 05 March 2010 13:19 Written by
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A report recently circulated that director Joseph Losey heard John Barry's brassy score for Beat Girl, and wanted him for…

Whispers about "The Horse Whisperer"

Wednesday, 03 February 2010 13:18 Written by
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Ian Macdonald contributed a fascinating piece to the Barry Yahoo group: I have just been viewing the 'Filmnotgraphy' section of…

From Russia With Love - Matt Monro

Saturday, 30 January 2010 13:15 Written by
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From Russia With Love - Matt Monro January 30, 2010 We are grateful to Richard Moore, who was responsible for…

John Barry's music used on TV

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January 30, 2010 In the January 28th, 2010 edition of BBC 2's The Culture Show, a feature on Wikileaks, used…

1970s John Barry concerts

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MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES (1973) added January 30, 2010 presented by BRYAN FORBES and ROGER MOORE Part I conducted by…

The Concert John Barry

Friday, 29 January 2010 13:01 Written by
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"Being one of the lucky ones, I attended the 1972 Filmharmonic Concert at RAH that this album was based on.…

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Have a look at our old "Play It Again" label website here.

Play It Again Records CD catalogue offered the discerning listener a wide choice of digitally re-mastered recordings from film and television, and rare collections of work from the likes of Don Black and Ron Grainer.

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John Barry related Events or Concerts


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The Best of John Barry: From Bond to Born Free

Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 7.45pm
The Anvil, Basingstoke
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Philharmonia Orchestra
Nicholas Dodd conductor

Goldfinger (1964) -  On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) We Have All the Time in the World -   Main Theme, Zulu - Somewhere in Timebiography -  Moviola -  The Persuaders -  Mary, Queen of Scots -  Midnight Cowboy -  Suite, Dances with Wolves - -interval- -  Born Free -  All Time High, Octopussy (1983) -  Theme, Out of Africa (1985) -  Body Heat -  Chaplin -  Space March (Capsule in Space), You Only Live Twice -  The Knack -  Suite, James Bond


 The Music of Bond RPO 11 April 2017

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents
The Music of Bond
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Doors: 6:45pm
Starts: 7:30pm

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform The Music of Bond, following its sensational sell-out performance in October 2015.

Presented by A View to a Kill’s ‘Bond girl’ Fiona Fullerton, we celebrate over fifty years of timeless James Bond theme songs with hits from Goldfinger, Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Spectre and many more, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Simon Bowman.

Gareth Hudson conductor
Alison Jiear vocalist
Simon Bowman vocalist
Fiona Fullerton presenter

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Sheffield City Hall
Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall
James Bond: The Music of 007

from £22.50

Booking Fees May Apply
Friday, 30 Jun 2017
Start Time: 19:30
Doors Open: 19:00

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The music that capture a world of pulse-pumping action, glamorous femmes fatales, villainous arch enemies and, of course, unforgettable tunes. With roaring brass, lush orchestrations and sensuous songs, these movies have produced hit after hit all over the world. The list of credits includes the thrumming James Bond theme itself, 'Diamonds are Forever', 'Moonraker', 'Thunderball', 'From Russia with Love', 'Goldfinger', 'For Your Eyes Only', 'Skyfall' and many more.

Smooth as a vodka martini, elegant as a tuxedo and cool as a cucumber sandwich, Stephen Bell, the Hallé's suave, sophisticated maestro leads the world-renowned Hallé Orchestra as they celebrate the ultimate British hero – James Bond. Immerse yourself in the spine-tingling sounds that gave musical voice to the films in catchy title sequences and haunting songs performed here by star vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

An evening packed with some of cinema's most iconic themes, come dressed as your favourite Bond character, knock back a Vodka Martini and be prepared to be shaken and stirred!

Tickets for The Music of James Bond with The Hallé' (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.


A lot more James Bond concerts collected on the link below, I have put them all in this news item. So check it out from there!

http://www.moviesinconcert.nl/index.php?page=concertlist


31 Mar 2017

   Germany   Nürnberg A Night with James Bond (Jagd auf James Bond)

31 Mar 2017

 31 Mar 2017  USA Texas Fort Worth 007: The Music of James Bond
01 Apr 2017  USA Texas Fort Worth 007: The Music of James Bond

01 Apr 2017

   Germany   Stuttgart A Night with James Bond (Jagd auf James Bond)

02 Apr 2017

   USA Texas Fort Worth 007: The Music of James Bond

 02 Apr 2017

   United Kingdom   Leeds

Shaken & Stirred: The Music of James Bond

Shaken & Stirred: The Music of James Bond

02 April 2017

Tickets: £30, £27, £24, £19, £14, £10 (discounts available).

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Featuring Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Skyfall.

Leeds Town Hall

Concert begins at 4pm

Orchestra of Opera North
Gareth Hudson - conductor
Mary Carewe - voice
Simon Bowman - voice

The ultimate Bond concert with excerpts from all 24 films from Dr No to Spectre. With classic songs made famous by great artists such as Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Matt Monro, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Tina Turner, Adele, Sam Smith and more, this evening is dedicated to the world’s most famous spy.

Led by Gareth Hudson and joined by two of the leading vocal artists of the Bond repertoire, Mary Carewe and Simon Bowman, from the moment the Orchestra of Opera North strike up the iconic James Bond Theme you will realise that Nobody does it better as you’re immersed in an evening of classic Bond music which will leave you shaken AND stirred. 

Channel your inner spy or become a Bond-girl for the evening as we encourage bookers to dress to impress.

Norman/Raine - James Bond theme
Barry/Raine - Thunderball
Barry/Raine - Goldfinger
Barry/Raine - You only live twice
Barry/Raine - From Russia With Love: Title Song
Barry/Raine - Moonraker
Barry/Raine - Diamonds Are Forever
David & Bacharach/Raine - Casino Royale
Hamlisch/Raine - The Spy Who Loved Me: Nobody Does It Better
Barry/Raine - The Man With The Golden Gun: Title Song
Barry/Raine - On Her Majesty's Secret Service: We Have All The Time In The World
Barry/Raine - Suite: A View to a Kill
Walden & Cohen/Raine Licence to Kill: Title Song

Interval

Barry/Raine - A View to a Kill
Conti/Raine - For Your Eyes Only
Barry/Raine - Octopussy: All Time High
Barry & Waaktaar/Raine - The Living Daylights: Title Song
Bono & The Edge/Raine - Goldeneye
Arnold & Black/Raine - Tomorrow Never Dies: Surrender
Arnold - Die Another Day: Welcome to Cuba
Arnold & Black/Raine -The World Is Not Enough: Title Song
Cornell & Arnold/Raine Casino Royale: You Know My Name
White/Raine Quantum Of Solace: Another Way To Die
McCartney/Raine - Live And Let Die: Title Song
Atkins & Epworth/Raine - Skyfall
Smith/Raine - Spectre: Writing’s on the Wall


 08 Apr 2017

   United Kingdom   Belfast Goldfinger! The Best of James Bond

08 April 2017
Belfast
(United Kingdom)         
Goldfinger! The Best of James Bond
Ulster Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell - Ulster Hall

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Program Info:
An explosive evening of the very best themes from the James Bond series. Stephen Bell will be the man with the golden baton, leading the Ulster Orchestra through classics from across the decades, from early films such as Goldfinger, right through to the present day and hits such as the Oscar-winning theme to Skyfall. Favourites such as Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever and Licence to Kill will leave you shaken and stirred at this fabulous concert!


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 11 Apr 2017

   United Kingdom   London The Music of Bond

13 Apr 2017

13 Apr 2017  USA Mississippi Kansas City Bond and beyond: 50 years of 007
14 Apr 2017  USA Mississippi Kansas City Bond and beyond: 50 years of 007
15 Apr 2017  USA Mississippi Kansas City Bond and beyond: 50 years of 007

  30 Jun 2017

   United Kingdom   Sheffield James Bond: The Music of 007

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James Bond Spectacular
August 18, 2017
Time: 19:30

The Harlington Theatre
236 Fleet Road
Fleet
Hants
GU51 4BY

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Back by popular demand, popular Q The Music Show is coming back to The Harlington, Fleet bringing their fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success at other theatres with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians, dancers, and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show as everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.

Don’t miss this superb evening as…Nobody Does It Better!


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James Bond Spectacular
August 20, 2017
Time: 19:30

Buxton Opera House,
Water Street
Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 6XN

Website

The popular Q The Music Show brings its James Bond Concert Spectacular to Buxton Opera House. The 13-piece band will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert. This show has been a huge success all around the world with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.

Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies, you can hear the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others. With top musicians and an informative and highly amusing compere, this show as everything you could want for a fabulous night out – and one that you will be talking about for years to come.

Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show have established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists. The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.


19 Nov 2017

   Canada   Thunder Bay Shaken Not Stirred – The Music of James Bond

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James Bond Spectacular
December 1, 2017
Time: 19:30

Camberley Theatre,
Knoll Road,
Camberley,
Surrey, GU15 3SY,
GB

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The popular James Bond Concert Spectacular by Q The Music Show is coming to Camberley Theatre. They will be bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert.  This show has been a huge success all around the World with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians.
 
Featuring all the songs from the 007 movies...