Hidden Orchestra is the brainchild/artistic vision of composer, producer and sound designer Joe Acheson. Two live drummers, samples and dub-led basslines build up layers of soundscapes in their four-piece live performances and, two albums, in they’ve built up a dedicated yet diverse fanbase – head-nodders and chin-strokers alike drawn to their sonic narratives. They’ve supported everyone from Gilles Peterson to Coolio (!) but really come into their own as a headliner – make sure you catch them on the epic Band On The Wall rig – a sound system that might actually do them justice.

Fri 8 Mar, Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ. Tel: 0161 834 1786, 7.30pm – late, £16, www.bandonthewall.org

Thanks to Groovement

Fri 8 Mar
Agent J
Published on:
Tue 5 Mar 2013