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Nasrollah Davoodi talks John BarryMay 16th 2019 - 5 pm
Niavaran Cultural Center
Tehran
Iran

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Iranian composer and music researcher Nasrollah Davoodi, specialized in film music, will give an analytical speech on the life and personal composition style of the late maestro John Barry on Thursday, May 16th, 2019, in the most prestigious cultural centers of Iran called the NIAVARAN CULTURAL CENTER (in the capital Tehran).

The speech is called "John Barry, A Bridge Between Pop and Classical music in Film Scoring" and is a part of his monthly speeches on the greatest composers of cinema.

James Bond Concert comes to Clacton

Saturday, 04 May 2019 08:51

Q The Music Show - James Bond concertQ The Music Show
James Bond Concert Spectacular
Sunday 24nd November 2019
7:30pm
West Cliff Theatre
Tower Road
Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 1LE

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Guest Compere: Caroline Bliss – Moneypenny in The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill.

James Bond Concert comes to Swindon

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 12:19

James Bond Concert Spectacular

Q The Music Show - James Bond concertQ The Music Show
James Bond Concert Spectacular
Saturday 2nd November 2019
7:30pm
Wyvern Theatre
Theatre Square
Swindon
Wiltshire, SN1 1QN

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Guest Compere: Caroline Bliss – Moneypenny in The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill.

Bringing the fabulous and iconic music of James Bond to you in a stunning concert, this show has been a huge success at theatres with its energetic and exciting performance by some of the UK’s leading musicians. The show will be compered by the lovely Caroline Bliss who played Moneypenny in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill.

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 a former Bond girl compering, this concert has everything you want for a fantastic night out – one that you will be talking about for many years to come.

Everybody loves James Bond, it is estimated that half the world’s population has seen a Bond film. Countless awards have been lavished upon the series and they have starred some of the best known actors and actresses of all time.

These fantastic films would not be complete without a theme tune. When you hear those opening bars of Monty Norman’s main Bond theme you know you’re in for thrills, exotic locations, wonderful gadgets, Bond Girls, fast cars and of course those iconic characters who are loved by millions, Miss Moneypenny, M and of course Q.

The Bond themes are a signature element of the franchise; of course every Spy needs his theme song. Written specifically to fit the new film and provide that extra helping of movie gold, this unique tradition has featured original performances from legends such as Shirley Bassey, Adele, Nancy Sinatra, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Lulu and Alicia Keys to name but a few.

With this in mind, this amazing concert is brought to you by the cream of top musicians plucked from leading orchestras and West End shows gathering to perform all the Bond Themes.  The orchestral sound is topped off by the stunning vocals of Kerry Schultz. Whether you’re a James Bond fanatic or just a concert fan, this show has something for everyone, outstanding songs, extraordinarily talented musicians, powerful vocals and top entertainment.

Q The Music Show is an award winning Tribute band - in the National Entertainment Awards 2013 both the band and Kerry won awards, Best UK Tribute Band & Best UK Female Vocalist.  The band are a popular choice for corporate and private entertainment and have been booked all over the UK, Monte Carlo, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Guernsey, Majorca, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Czech Republic, establishing themselves amongst James Bond fan clubs around the world and are regarded as the world’s No.1 James Bond Concert & Tribute. In 2019, the show made its debut on the West End, selling out the Adelphi Theatre and receiving critical acclaim in The Times. The show will also be appearing at Piz Gloria in the Swiss Alps, as part of the fan celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The event will be attended by George Lazenby.

In 2017 they were asked to perform at Sir Roger Moore’s official memorial event in front of Royalty and the who’s who of the British film industry including Sir Michael Caine, Dame Joan Collins and David Walliams.

May 12 @ 15:00 - 16:30

St Mary’s Church
Church Street
Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 United Kingdom

Jason Frederick Presents

The Music of John Barry

A Solo Piano Performance

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Enjoy An Afternoon Of Music Written By Multiple Oscar winning Composer John Barry

Including Themes From Out Of Africa, Diamonds Are Forever, Born Free, Dances With Wolves, Goldfinger and Many More…

Tickets £6 On The Door

Refreshments Available

Jason Frederick Is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and award winning composer of music for films and television.

it s all happening blu ray sShortly before he left EMI for Ember, John Barry appeared as himself in It's All Happening.  This film musical was basically a vehicle for Tommy Steele and quite likely part of the lure to acquire him from his lengthy stay with the rival record label, Decca.

In the film, Barry is seen conducting an orchestra which accompanied fellow EMI artistes Johnny De Little (a Barry protege) and American visitor Dick Kallman in (mock) studio recording sessions.

Apart from this on-screen appearance, Barry also arranged and accompanied songs by Tommy Steele and Marion Ryan.

Also appearing in the film were EMI artistes Shane Fentone (later better known as Alvin Stardust), The Clyde Valley Stompers, Carol Deene, Russ Conway, Danny Williams and Geoff Love.  Barry did work with Conway and Williams on record, but not on this occasion.

N.B. Both DVD and Blu-ray are available for pre-order, but are only available while stocks last!!

More information on the Network website

Blu-ray version on Network website

Blu-ray release for Boom!

Friday, 19 April 2019 09:41

Boom BRShout Factory are releasing Boom! on Blu-Ray on May 28, 2019.

Info from the Shout Factory website:

113 min, 2.35:1, English, Region A,    Subtitles: English

Taylor and Burton are explosive in this "heady serio-comic brew [from] Tennessee Williams ..." — Time Out

Cinema icons (and twice-married couple) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton light up the screen in what acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) described as the best film adaptation of his work he'd ever seen. Sissy Goforth (Taylor), the world's richest woman, has retired to her lavish island estate to dictate her memoirs. Her reclusive lifestyle is thrown into upheaval when roguish poet Chris Flanders (Burton) washes up on her beach. With the mysterious habit of calling upon a lady one step before the undertaker, Flanders has become known as "The Angel Of Death" — but an undaunted Goforth opts to tempt fate when she chooses to take Flanders as her next — and last — lover.

A notorious bomb on its initial release, Boom! has since built up a cult following for its one-of-a-kind mixture of camp, lyricism, and the highly combustible chemistry of its two leads. More than fifty years after Boom!'s debut, Shout! Factory invites you to light the fuse on a re-examination of this highly unusual drama.
Bonus Features

    NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker John Waters
    NEW "The Sound Of A Bomb: Contextualizing Boom!" With Film Critic/Author Alonso Duralde
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Vintage Photo Galleries

One More Time is a work in progress documentary which tells the story of the musicians who worked on studio sessions during the sixties and seventies. Several former members of The JB7 have taken part.

Project director Alan Boyd would very much appreciate it if you would check out the website at

https://www.onemoretimedocumentary.com/

and also visit, like, and share the facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/onemoretimedocumentary

Les Reed O.B.E. has passed away

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:07

We were extremely sad to hear that Les Reed O.B.E., passed away on Monday 15th April, aged 83.  Les was a valued and influential member of The John Barry Seven between 1959 and 1962, and went on to a highly successful career as a  composer/arranger, which included writing hit songs for such as Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Applejacks, The Fortunes, Lulu, Herman's Hermits and Des O'Connor.

In particular, songs such as Delilah, It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones), The Last Waltz (Engelbert Humperdinck), and There's a Kind of Hush (Herman's Hermits and The Carpenters) were huge sellers and known worldwide.

On a personal note, Les was so patient and helpful in answering our many questions during the writing of the book about the JB7, and we were looking forward to reciprocating regarding his own book on which he had been working for some time.
 
A wonderfully talented, kind and generous man, he will be badly missed by his family and all who knew him.  Our sincere condolences to his sister Celia, daughter Donna, and grandsons Alex and Dom.

It's All Happening DVD/blu-ray

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:55

Coming soon from Network is a DVD/blu-ray of It's All Happening, the 1963 film musical in which John Barry is seen conducting recording sessions by Johnny de Little and Dick Kallman.

The blu-ray is apparently only available while stocks last, which makes it a limited edition of a sort, so probably best to order now if interested.

https://networkonair.com/coming-soon/3023-it-s-all-happening-blu-ray-

Lolita My Love 2019 - Programme

Thursday, 11 April 2019 08:38

TLolilta My Love 2019 programme 01he Lolita My Love 2019 Programme is now available in our dedicated musicals section.

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Windmill Publications

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Specialising in book publications and CD releases about John Barry and our book "Hit ans Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven.

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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.

Contact the JB site

If you wish to send an email, for example with content for the website, please contact Geoff Leonard:

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Geoff (owner) and Ruud (webmaster) have been running the John Barry website since June 18, 2001.

This website is not endorsed by the composer's family.
Use of copyrighted materials and logos are for promotional purposes only.

All files on this website are for personal use only and cannot be bought or sold.

 

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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


 

May 12, 2019 @ 15:00 - 16:30

St Mary’s Church
Church Street
Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 United Kingdom

Jason Frederick Presents

The Music of John Barry

A Solo Piano Performance

Website

Enjoy An Afternoon Of Music Written By Multiple Oscar winning Composer John Barry

Including Themes From Out Of Africa, Diamonds Are Forever, Born Free, Dances With Wolves, Goldfinger and Many More…

Tickets £6 On The Door

Refreshments Available

Jason Frederick Is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and award winning composer of music for films and television.


James Bond Concert Spectacular

Q The Music Show
James Bond Concert Spectacular
Saturday 2nd November 2019
7:30pm
Wyvern Theatre
Theatre Square
Swindon
Wiltshire, SN1 1QN

Website

Guest Compere: Caroline Bliss – Moneypenny in The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill.


James Bond Concert Spectacular

Q The Music Show
James Bond Concert Spectacular
Sunday 24nd November 2019
7:30pm
West Cliff Theatre
Tower Road
Clacton-on-Sea
CO15 1LE

Website

Guest Compere: Caroline Bliss – Moneypenny in The Living Daylights & Licence To Kill.