Tubular Bells for Two
Daniel Holdsworth is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed in many Australian bands and theatre productions, and composed music for film, television, theatre and dance.
In recent years he has received international acclaim as co-creator and performer in the multi-award winning production Tubular Bells for Two (ShortWalk / Glynis Henderson Productions, 2010-15). He was the singer/songwriter for the rock band, The Saturns (2004-10), he has performed regularly in Sydney based folk band The Maple Trail, and also performs as a solo artist.
In film, Daniel composed the score for William Yang: My Generation (ABC/Felix Media, 2013), which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival 2013. He has also toured in the stage version of this production (Performing Lines, 2008-10) commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, Australia. Holdsworth has collaborated with Andree Greenwell, co-composing some music for the US film, Home, by Anne-Marie Hess (SouthWest Alternate Media, 2006). He has also written scores for short films, theatre and dance, including Hansel and Gretel (The Acting Factory, 2008-09), The Gelatinous Drool of Ignorance (2007), Organ Delivery (2006), Hanging By A Thread (Theatre Nepean, 2004) and Big Girls Don't Cry (Theatre Nepean, 2003)
Aidan Roberts is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and illustrator from the Blue Mountains. He is a founding member of acclaimed psychedelic folk-rock group, Belles Will Ring (Architecture/Remote Control), and has also released three albums as a solo artist under the name The Maple Trail (Broken Stone Records). Roberts has been a long-standing collaborator and guitarist with the ARIA nominated singer, Lanie Lane.
Since 2009, Aidan has found international success in the award-winning production, Tubular Bells for Two. He has also composed scores for theatre, including Hamlet (Harlos Productions, 2009 & 2010), Tattoo (Griffin Theatre Company, 2009), Some Voices (Lockup Theatre, 2008) King Lear (Harlos Productions, 2007), and Titus: The Ultimate Murder Ballad Musical (Gumption Ubertheatre, 2006).
Tubular Bells for Two:
Holdsworth and Roberts premiered Tubular Bells for Two at Sydney Fringe Festival 2010, where they won the 'Best Musical Moment' award. The production went on to tour Australia and New Zealand, including sell-out seasons at The Victorian Arts Centre (2011), Darwin Festival 2011, Sydney Festival 2012, and New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012. In August 2012 the show had a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it received multiple 5-star reviews and two awards ('Herald Angel Award', 'Broadway Baby 6 Star Award'), leading to a five-month tour of Europe and the UK in 2013, and a return European tour in 2014, US and Iceland tour in 2015.
2015 | Weekly Award Winner: Best Music | Adelaide Fringe 2015 | Tubular Bells for Two
2012 | Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award | Edinburgh Fringe 2012 | Tubular Bells for Two
2012 | Broadway Baby Bobby Awards | Sixth Star Award, Edinburgh Fringe | Tubular Bells for Two
2010 | Sydney Fringe Awards | Best Musical Moment | Tubular Bells for Two
***** “The musical equivalent of the triathlon – with bells on.” The Scotsman
“A musical tour de force. Mesmerising to watch” Sydney Morning Herald