The Alternative Dubstep Orchestra was set up in November 2010, as a “resident” new experimental collective of The Honeymoon Club, a monthly even at Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds pub.
After debuting in Birmingham in late 2010 and seeing a shifting line-up of all-star local musicians, ADO went on to tour in 2011, performing to a mixture of festival audiences and club crowds alike, as well as playing several quieter “world music” performances showcasing the more mellow, acoustic side of the collective. Highlights of 2011 were The Mostly Jazz Festival, The Green Man Festical, Shambala, and The Secret Garden Party.
A core collective has now evolved, bringing a signature sound to reqorked old classics and originals alike. With 2 drum kits, percussion, brass, strings, turntablism, electric guitar and more, ADO’s aim is to offer what’s written on the tin – alternative, orchestral dubstep!
2012 will see the release of several tracks which ADO have been working on as part of an analogue adventure, taking vintage techniques and concentrating on authentic “live” sounds. Limited editions of this analogue to vinyl escapade will be released this summer, along with CDs and digital.
ADO will be doing a tour of selected venues up and down the UK in November.