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'The Irrepressibles' at Scala

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Time 08:30
Date 30/09/10
Price £20

Led by composer and artist Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles are a 10-piece ‘performance orchestra’ that, through the power of their instruments, can transport and transfix, break moulds and collide

Whilst The Irrepressibles’ sound has been compared to early David Bowie, Kate Bush, Anthony & The Johnsons and even Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band, ‘Mirror Mirror’ is quite unlike anything heard before. McDermott’s androgynous vocal range soars above intricate polyphonic arrangements, accompanying the glamour of a sonic world of Exotica-meets-Baroque-meets-Scott Walker-style orchestral pop arrangements. As the album unfolds there is so much to discover, enchanting musical offerings that hold surprises at every turn.

THE IRREPRESSIBLES will present the Mirror Mirror Spectacle debuted at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in February in a new incarnation for the SCALA, London. Featuring tracks from their debut album MIRROR MIRROR the performance orchestra will be dressed in new costume creations by incredible designer Rachel Freir.

SIMON BOOKISH will be supporting.


COMPETITION: 1x Pair of tickets to attend 'The Irrepressibles' at Scala at 19.30 on Thursday, 30th September.

To claim your tickets, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: The Irrepressibles is a ten-member orchestral ensemble led by composer and musician Jamie McDermot, described by The Sunday Times as "an enchantingly theatrical pop extravaganza." They have recorded one studio album, Mirror Mirror, and a seven track CD/DVD package entitled From The Circus to the Sea, both of which have garnered critical acclaim. As a group, they have been compared to a many quality iconic and cult figures. Of the following who haven't they been compared to?

A: 1) David Bowie .2) Kate Bush .3) Antony & The Johnsons .4) Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band .5) Trick question - they're bloody brilliant and have been compared to all these key players! Hot!