BALCONYTV DUBLIN 1/07/2009
PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
Practically all hailing from Limerick - save one token Galwegian - The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra's music is a blend of warm vocal harmonies, classy instrumentation and ear-catching melodies that is desperately hard to categorise yet strangely easy to love.
Originally a group of college friends who parted ways due to emigration and the like, the band reformed when two members - Ann and David Blake featured on Ray D'Arcy's album "Even Better Than The Real Thing Volume 2" with a haunting version of Hole in The Head by the Sugababes.
They have since produced two successful EPs, 'Fireside Chat' and 'Small Contradictions' and have enjoyed radio airplay from Ryan Tubridy on Radio 1, Ray D'Arcy, Tom Dunne, Alison Curtis, Paul McLoone and Dave Couse on Today FM, The Blue of the Night on Lyric FM and Hot Press journalist's Alan Jacques's show Green and Live on Limerick's Live 95FM.
In 2008 they played at the Electric Picnic, The Flatlake Festival, and The Green Gathering. Their December 2008 release, "December", was played heavily on Today FM and was no. 35 in The Paul McLoone Show's end of year list.
Expansive instrumentation coupled with a dark, wry wit The (very well dressed) Brad Pitt Light Orchestra produce an unmissable vibrant, life-affirming, live experiencehttp://www.myspace.com/bplo
Tune in again tomorrow!!!