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Hidden Orchestra is an electronic jazz collective based in Edinburgh. Their debut album Night Walks was released in September 2010. The group was previously known as the Joe Acheson quartet.

Besides jazz they are using elements of pop, reggae, hip-hop and psychedelic music. Guest musicians, improvising, natural sounds and contrasts combined with electronic effects are supposed to make the music emotional and energetic. The album succeeded all over Europe. It got the “Album of the Month” at BBC Radio 1 and was listed at the iDJ´s top albums of 2010. Hidden Orchestra was added by Radio Scotland at the A-Z greatest Scottish jazz artists of all time. In November 2010 they played in the UK and in March and April 2011 a Europe tour followed. They played headline gigs and supported a couple of other artists in 12 countries. In January 2011 a vinyl deluxe version called “Night Walks on Vinyl” was puplished on the German label Denovali.

Hidden Orchestra is the solo studio project of composer/producer Joe Acheson - the core quartet of the live act is formed around the duelling drum kits, percussion and electronic pads of two drummers, Tim Lane and Jamie Graham, completed by Poppy Ackroyd’s distinctive, multi-faceted violin and piano playing, with Acheson on bass and electronics. Hidden Orchestra have seen their star rise steadily and emphatically since the release of their debut album on Tru Thoughts in 2010, Night Walks, with an organic buzz building as they have toured their highly in-demand live show at clubs and major festivals throughout over 20 countries in Europe and beyond.

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  • viictorngz

    how havent i heard it yet?????

    4 Aug 1:48am Reply
  • spider-kote

    Wow, they were in Russia in may! Great time to find out 8( They are so magnificent, i hope everything will work out good for them!

    14 Jun 8:08am Reply
  • zootex

    I hope they have/had a fast and as pain free as possible recovery. Hidden Orchestrais one band iI definitely need to experience live at least once in my life, that's for sure, such fantastic music.. Hail to the musicians and engineer behind the music.

    2 Jun 8:35pm Reply
  • Horadado

    Please, take care. My best wishes from Spain, guys.

    10 May 7:22am Reply
  • Wichssocke

    :(

    17 Apr 5:28am Reply
  • Synchro!

    They had a serious car accident.. European tour is cancelled until further notice. =((( I'm just hoping for their well-being.. Source: http://www.hiddenorchestra.com/2014/04/tour-cancellation-motorway-crash/

    11 Apr 1:57pm Reply
  • malkstor

    cobrider "It's good to hear a real drummer actually." Two drummers, actually :)

    10 Apr 11:34am Reply
  • themayoguy

    Waoh they're great

    3 Apr 12:37pm Reply
  • lrwld

    Reminder

    25 Feb 2:00am Reply
  • Mydge007

    Was lucky to find a couple of promo cds can't stop returning to them so just got 'Night Walks', I've got to see this band live!

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Socjopatologia

    they're amazing!

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Mixtape over 2 month...non stop...cool sound!

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • osmark

    great band. saw Poppy Ackroyd last weekend in Essen. she's so talented.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DrKKE

    This is really, really beautiful.

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • manoftheyear08

    European tour, goddamnit!

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Synchro!

    Indeed, the live performance of those people is nothing short of astonishing. Saw em last winter. Just wow. Sooo lucky. Still concert of the year for me. I just hope they'll be in Germany one day again ;_; Poppy Ackroyd is such a shy cutie, too :)

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • frozner

    Bylem na ich koncercie jeszcze pod nazwą The Acheson Quartet w Jazz Bar w Edynburgu chyba w 2007 roku, na płycie Night Walks jest 5 utwór ze tej ich debiuatnckiej płyty która chyba sami nagrywali. Jednak mam podpisy wszystkich członków grupy wraz z przewspaniałą Poppy od której dostałem słodkiego buziaka :)

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Hann_with_Gun

    Hidden Orchestra tell about russian trip-hop http://youtu.be/uam_Md6Pkrg

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • cobrider

    It's good to hear a real drummer actually.

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • cobrider

    I'm feeling it

    14 May 2013 Reply
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