Our Pick of The Week is The Fantasy Orchestra - The Bear & Other Stories

Posted by Lee Conybeare on

The Fantasy Orchestra is a community project of 40+ musicians, professional and amateur led by Jesse D Vernon (The Moonflowers, MorningStar, This Is The Kit) ‘to create a kaleidoscopic symphonic brigade’. 

Their first album The Bear & Other Stories features covers by well known artists such as Sun Ra, Caetano Veloso and Jimi Hendrix as well as Bristol musicians Paul Bradley and Jamie Harrison. Listening to this carefully crafted album is a wonderfully uplifting experience, spot on for these troubled times.

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Plus you can get your very own The Bear & Other Stories tote bag designed by Melanie Wickham from Etsy.


Melanie designed the wonderful lino print artwork for the album sleeve. The reverse features a line of ants depicting the composers of each track in ant form!

During lockdown more than 100 orchestra members and their family and friends took part in a cover of Radiohead’s Glass Eyes. Check out the fabulous result here: 


Find out more about The Fantasy Orchestra: https://www.fantasyorchestra.org/


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