It’s been a productive year for The Blackheart Orchestra. The Manchester duo of Rick Pilkington and Chrissy Mostyn have toured their Diving For Roses album around Europe whilst the exposure in PROG magazine has opened up more doors to an audeince who’ve picked up on their unconventional blend of musical sounds. It’s an album that’s even seen them breaking into the hallowed pages of the Louder than War magazine…

To end the year they’ve released a video for Wake Up which has a bit of a festive flavour. You can see the film here:

Tour dates are already in place for the start of 2018:

Jan 25 MANCHESTER Rebellion (supporting Lifesigns)
Feb 2 RAVENSHEAD Music @ The Hall
Feb 5 HAWICK String Theory
Feb 18 BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Cafe
Feb 23 WIGAN Old Courts
Feb 24 STROUD Under The Edge Arts
Feb 28 LONDON Hope and Anchor
Mar 2 MANCHESTER Three Minute Theatre
Mar 3 MOLD Cilcain Hall
Mar 16 EXETER Poltimore House
Apr 6 CARDIFF Ocean Arts Centre
Apr 13 ISLE OF WIGHT Quay Arts Centre
Apr 14 SOUTHAMPTON Art House
Apr 27 EGREMONT Florence Arts Centre
Apr 28 LIVERPOOL 81 Renshaw


You can find the Blackheart Orchestra website  here:

They are  also on  Facebook  and Twitter


Feature by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive. He can be found on Facebook and his website is


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  1. Love it – you two never cease to amaze me, you see magical things and present them to you audience in a beautiful, artistic way, can’t wait to see you in 2018, have a fantastic Christmas and may the New Year bring you much joy xx


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