Tinderbox Orchestra

Tinderbox Orchestra is a fusion of instruments, styles and people. An orchestra with the approach of a band, we write and perform original compositions and collaborate with exciting, contemporary bands & artists.  We love to experiment with ideas, collaborate, and try to do something new and inspiring with an orchestra.  

“Rave culture meets the last night of the proms” The Herald
“A trip on a grand, ambitious and stimulating scale” The Scotsman
“A spectacular modern band” The Guardian
“Personal favourite” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music. 

**** The Guardian **** The Scotsman **** The List

Performing at the Liquid Rooms in the Fringe 2014

Performing at the Liquid Rooms in the Edinburgh Fringe


**** “A trip on a grand, ambitious and stimulating scale” The Scotsman
“Personal favourite” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music.

Listen and download our debut album “Tinderbox” on Bandcamp, Spotify or iTunes.

You can find more information about the album here.

Orchestra Courses:

We run several orchestra courses for all levels of experience, from beginners through to top young professionals, and open to people aged 11 – 25.  Members of the orchestra can get involved in all aspects of the band, from writing and arranging music, conducting, organising concerts and everything else.

The orchestras are creative projects and the people involved have a big say in the music they want to play and what they want to do with the band.  There is a focus on writing and performing original music, playing modern and contemporary styles that are meaningful to the people involved, and taking on interesting collaborations with bands and other artists.  It’s great fun and everyone is welcome!


Bookings & Performances

Please contact us if you are interested in booking the Tinderbox Orchestra for gigs, concerts or festivals.

We headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude Festival 2017, performed a major venues including the Usher Hall, Queens Hall and Leith Theatre in Edinburgh, and our recent album received radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland.

We can bring between a 15 to 30 piece band, including backline instruments, wind, strings, brass, singers and rappers.

Contact us at admin@tinderboxcollective.org

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