Thurs 11 Nov 2010
Led by composer and artist Jamie McDermott, The Irrepressibles are a ten-piece performance orchestra. Mixing the gothic theatricality of Baroque orchestration with the flamboyancy of pop, their debut album Mirror Mirror was released in January 2010 to a lavish helping of critical delight.
Camp, charismatic, and deliciously over the top, it documents a theatrical and magical journey of love, lust, anger and loss. A welcome balm in a time of artistic bleakness, McDermott's strange, androgynous voice catapults each track beyond the confines of the pop record and into a more enchanting and alluring universe.
Carving a new line in the concept of pop performance, together with a team of artists, film-makers and dancers, and an avant-garde and over-exuberant approach to costume, make-up and set design, The Irrepressibles' live show hammers in the heartfelt significance of their name. Having performed in a Roman amphitheatre in Barcelona, floating on a lake at Latitude 2008, from a giant rotating box at the V&A and, most recently, at the Palais Royal in Paris, this show is part of their UK tour. Catch them while they're still one of the music world's biggest secrets.