We are a professional, contemporary orchestra based in the North East of England featuring 35 of the most talented freelance musicians. Equally at home delivering a program of TV Themes or providing a dynamic musical backdrop for international jazz musicians, The SoundPower Orchestra’s specialism is versatility.
The SoundPower Orchestra’s Music Director is local composer and conductor, George Hastings, who, with his creative partner, actor, writer and former Dr Who, Colin Baker, heads the media production company, Songs ‘n’ Stuff. They produce music, songs, lyrics and jingles for TV, Theatre and radio, write original musicals for children and produce complete special events packages.
Having worked as music director with the BBC, The Bolshoi Ballet, Wayne Sleep, Ant & Dec, Bob Monkhouse…(the list goes on…!), George believes it is time, once and for all, to shatter the common perception that the term “orchestral music” should be a euphemism for stuffiness or highbrow music. His unique orchestrations, which come together to form The SoundPower Orchestra’s repetoire, are evidence of how current orchestral music is in today’s entertainment industry.