Spaghetti Western Orchestra began as The Ennio Morricone Experience in Melbourne, Australia. Under the steady guidance of company manager Émer Harrington the band won a Best Music award at the 2003 Melbourne Fringe and went on to tour to Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.
After playing Edinburgh in 2006 EME was reworked as SWO with director Denis Blais and began touring for Glynis Henderson Productions.
SWO has played across the USA, Europe, Australia, Asia and the UK; appeared on BBC TV Later with Jools Holland and played a BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sadly the group hung up their spurs in 2014. There is still a Facebook page…
Producer: Glynis Henderson Productions
Director: Denis Blais
Composer: Ennio Morricone
Arrangements: Graeme Leak, David Hewitt, Patrick Cronin, Boris Conley, Dan Witton, Phil McLeod, Jess Ciampa, Shannon Birchall
Creators and Performers: Patrick Cronin, Trumpet, Lead Vox, Whistling, Cornflakes | Graeme Leak: Drums, Samples, String Can, BVs, Lettuce | Boris Conley: Keyboard, Bassoon, BVs, Foley Director | Dan Witton then Phil McLeod then Shannon Birchall: Double Bass, Tuba, Mandolin, BVs, Baby Boot | David Hewitt then Jess Ciampa: Timpani, Vibes, BVs, Rope
MGM HD presents ‘Settling the Score’, a film by Damian Townend filmed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
The Spaghetti Western Orchestra – Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011 – Full Concert
The Spaghetti Western Orchestra – BBC Good Morning, Nov 17 2009