In July 2018 The Angels performed a special orchestral concert alongside the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and backed by a choral ensemble.
As a forerunner to repeat performances of this show in Sydney & Melbourne in April 2019 we’ve got special access to exclusive footage from that Sold Out show in Adelaide.
This first installment offers up two fantastic clips – The band’s epic hit “After The Rain” from their 1978 album “Face To Face” as well as the classic “Skid Row” from the 1979 follow up album “No Exit“.
Don’t miss out on these one time events next year!
The Angels, hot off the back of their sold-out ‘Symphony of Angels’ performance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, are bringing this highly acclaimed show to The Opera House, Sydney on Thursday 4th April and The Hamer Hall, Melbourne on Saturday 6th April, 2019.
Under the musical direction of conductor and composer, Rob John, the band, brothers Rick & John Brewster, Nick Norton and Sam Brewster, fronted by the incomparable and charismatic Dave Gleeson, are set to rock again in this symphonic spectacular.
A 20 Song Extravaganza
This 20 song extravaganza will take you through The Angels’ greatest works: Take a Long Line, Marseilles, After the Rain, Be With You, No Secrets and Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again to name a few.
When John and Rick began writing songs it was inevitable that their late grandfather, Hooper (pianist/composer/founder of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) and their late father, Arthur (cellist/pianist/conductor) would wield their influence from afar. They grew up surrounded by classical music and always hoped one day to experience an event such as this.
Peter Burdon, Adelaide Advertiser: “Musical arrangements from Rob John (conducting) and Jamie Messenger were absolutely stunning, taking full advantage of the rich texture an orchestra can bring. The orchestra was confined to strings and brass, but with all the top section leaders in their seats and clearly enjoying themselves, it was first class”.
‘Symphony of Angels’ is a one night only show and an event not to be missed!
Don’t miss The Angels two exclusive live preview launch shows of their No Exit 40 Years On Recharged Tour this coming February.
This is the first chance to see this special anniversary tour in full flight before the band take to the road celebrating their third album, No Exit, released in 1979.
This exclusive live preview tour launch on Fri 8th Feb & Sat 9th Feb 2019 at the Bridge Hotel will also be filmed and recorded for future release.
No Exit was released in 1979 and smashed into the No. 8 chart position. It spawned classic hits such as the title track No Exit and the still beloved show-stoppers Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage, to name a few and was an apt follow-on from the band’s seminal Face To Face album, demonstrating to fans that The Angels were a rock band here to stay.
Fast forward four decades and the No Exit album is still a fan favourite.
These special preview launch shows are 100 percent The Angels – there are no supports – it is just two-hours of jam-packed Angels!
The first set will be the No Exit album in its entirety, followed by a second set of Angels’ classics and some rarities.
Don’t Miss Out – Tickets For These Shows Always Sell Fast
On Sat 28th July 2018 The Angels performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the La La Land Choir in a spectacular orchestral rock presentation Symphony Of Angels held at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide.
When John and Rick Brewster began writing songs it was inevitable that their late grandfather, Hooper (pianist/composer) and their late father, Arthur (cellist/pianist) would wield their influence from afar. They grew up surrounded by classical music and always hoped one day to experience the richness an orchestra might bring to their melodies.
The stunning arrangements written by Rob John and Jamie Messenger brought this to fruition at the sold-out Adelaide Festival Theatre as The Angels, along with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, resplendent in formal outfits (it may be the first and last time we’ll ever see Nick Norton in a suit and tie) and the 40-piece La La Land Choir decked out in Angels T-shirts, delivered the Symphony of Angels concert, led by conductor Rob John. All the top players were performing and the arrangements gave the audience a novel experience of the songs they knew so well.
The lights dimmed and the orchestra splintered the silence with the opening notes of the overture from grandfather Hooper’s symphonic poem Australia Felix. The suspense rippled through the theatre until the band took to the stage and the applause uncoiled in a wave of appreciation.
For the next 2 hours the strings, the brass and the choir rolled with the band through the adrenaline-charged energy of Mr. Damage, Take A Long Line, After the Rain, Shadowboxer, Straightjacket; the milky smoothness of My Light Will Shine, Be With You and Love Takes Care; the haunted fury of Dawn Is Breaking and Outcast; the majestic stride of Marseilles and No Exit; the driving power of Face The Day, Fashion and Fame, Skid Row, No Secrets, Blue Blood and Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.
ABC’s commentator Peter Goers, Master of Ceremonies, provided occasional relief with his stories and sketches that had the crowd shaking with laughter and these photos, taken by Russell Millard, capture the stormy atmosphere of a remarkable night.
Many thanks to the following:-
Rob John; Jamie Messenger; Rob Pippan;ASO (Vincent Ciccarello; Shecky Leask; Simon Lord; Andrew Groch; Dan Thorpe; Kane Moroney; Guy Ross; Terri Figueroa; Karen Frost; Shelley Woodward; Katherine Zhang; Janet Carey; David Khafagi; Karin Juhl; Bruce Stewart; Emma Wight; Sarah McBride; Declan Smith; Paola Niscioli; Alexandra Bassett; Tom Bastians; Renato Capoccia; Cheree McEwin; Annika Stennert; Hannah Truth; Sharmonie Cockayne); La la Land Choir; Greg & Chris Clifford; Mal McEwan; Adam Bhajan; Al Griffin; Athol Maxwell-Davies ; Mathew “Falcon” Mifsud; Victor Marshall; Andy King; Maurice Parker; Carolyn Unwin; Nick Majcen; Rory Pippan; Peter Goers
Photos Courtesy of Russell Millard
Catch The Angels On Their Upcoming Take A Long Line – Recharged Tour – Oct & Nov