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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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  • der666

    Disquiet not even in the top 15?

    20 Feb 8:17pm Reply
  • angelania2008

    If you're instantly into this music, then it will linger with you for a very long time, I promise.

    11 Feb 9:56pm Reply
  • THXmille138

    assolutamente non banali

    31 Jan 9:41am Reply
  • Sokoloster


    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sssssssev

    dis shit is fuckin dooope maaaan

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Obzedat

    Woah, this is awesome!

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • viictorngz

    how havent i heard it yet?????

    4 Aug 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Horadado

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

    10 May 2014 Reply
  • Wichssocke


    17 Apr 2014 Reply
  • malkstor

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

    10 Apr 2014 Reply
  • themayoguy

    Waoh they're great

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • lrwld


    25 Feb 2014 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 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
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