Tinderbox Orchestra is a mesmerising and unforgettable live show featuring Scotland’s most talented young musicians across genres and an international cast of professional collaborators. Bringing together rappers & singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, delicate woodwind and a thundering back-line, they have transformed preconceptions of what an orchestra can be.
In The Press
“Rave Culture meets last night of the Proms” The Herald
“A trip on a grand, ambitious and stimulating scale” The Scotsman ****
“A spectacular modern band” The Guardian ****
“A carousel of conductors brought forth booming covers, symphonic original compositions and unique collaborations, sweeping from the deeply atmospheric to the psychedelic, contemporary and soulful.” The List ****
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Fiercely independent and led by some of Scotland’s most talented young musicians across genres, Tinderbox Orchestra have produced a variety of award-winning & experimental productions, gathered an international cast of professional collaborators, and transformed preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. Bringing together rappers & singers with soaring strings, heavy brass, delicate woodwind and a thundering back-line, they are a mesmerising sound and unforgettable live show.
Last year Tinderbox Orchestra completed a sold-out run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 and released their latest single “Talking About Birds” with award-winning Chinese artist Song Yuzhe (German Record Critics Award).
Their debut album “Tinderbox” (2017) received four-star reviews, and singles received spot plays on BBC Radio 6 Music (Tom Robinson) and on BBC Radio Scotland (Vic Galloway, Janis Forsyth). The album was accompanied by a live show that hit the festival circuit, headlining the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude and the closing night of Hidden Door festival. The orchestra has also performed at major cultural venues including Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Queens Hall and Leith Theatre, and collaborated for special live shows with acclaimed artists such as Kathryn Joseph and My Brightest Diamond.