Show rings a bell

Tubular Bells for Two involves many instruments.
Tubular Bells for Two involves many instruments.

Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth will attempt the impossible when they recreate composer Mike Oldfield’s album Tubular Bells live for Freo Royale with the help of more than 20 instruments between them, including stints on keyboard, guitar, tin whistles, kazoos, drums and of course tubular bells.

Holdsworth said they had been performing together since they were teenagers and liked doing unusual projects.

“Our mate John Pinder coined the phrase, ‘One album, two men, too many instruments,’ and I think that pretty much sums up what Tubular Bells for Two is all about,” he said.

“We were listening to Tubular Bells and thought, ‘wouldn’t it be fun to try play all of the album live with just the two of us’, so that’s what we set out to do.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve heard the album or not, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat. We have so many quick instrument changes to do with tightrope-like looping and the whole thing can fall apart at any minute.”

Tubular Bells for Two will be at the Fremantle Town Hall from February 4 to 7.

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