Back on a warm night on the 19th of August 2017 I went to Knebworth Park to see the Urban Soul Orchestra with around 2000 people spread across the Park with their bottles of wine, picnics and blankets at the ready.
Urban Soul Orchestra
The Urban Soul Orchestra comprises of Strings, brass, keyboards, percussion led by Stephen Hussey who conducts the Orchestra and also plays violin. Another member of the Orchestra who doesn’t play an instrument during the set but She does play the decks and that is Sam Hall AKA DJ Goldierocks.
The Vocalist were amazing too with Maxamillion Barns-Dave, Jina Burrows and Roo Savil (Check out Roo’s vocals on Youtube)
The Orchestra played an amazing set of Ibiza dance hits, starting off with Ibiza chilled set and then after a short break played the Ibiza dance set.
there were two set list, one for the chill out session and one for the dance set.
Chill Out session list
Les Nuits Teardrop At The River Here With Me Unfinished Sympathy Cafe De Flores So Good To Me Chasing Cars Children Barber's Adagio For Strings Blackwater Viva La Vida
One of my favourite tracks for the Chill out session
Right Here, Right Now Are You With Me Insomnia Medley of: Groovejet, Found A Cure - Ultra Nate, Lady, Sing It Back, Music Sounds Better With You, One More Time - Daft Punk Blind Faith Born Slippy Knights Of The Jaguar Lean On Titanium - David Guetta Ft. Sia Rather Be How Deep Is Your Love Don't You Worry Child
My favourite tracks the Orchestra played was “Right here, right now” originally by Fatboy Slim
If you watch the video you will see how amazing the laser light show was. It was an incredible aural visual spectacular. I have been to many gigs in the past but I have never heard such an accurate live recreation of a track before.
Just to give you an idea of what the Orchestra looked like here is a few pictures I took of the night.
If you have never been to see the Urban Soul Orchestra I would suggest if you have the opportunity then jump at it even if you go just for the atmosphere. It was a brilliant night with great music, great light show and great atmosphere, and if you like to dance then there was plenty of room for that too. So grab your glow sticks, your face paint and rabbit ears and make a night of it. I would give the experience 5 stars.
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