A new meaning to car instrumentation

The advertisement for the Ford Focus shows an orchestra playing unusual instruments – made from original Ford Focus car parts.

Doubts that this was just a staged recording has lead to a live performance at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Mike Rutherford (Genesis) playing the "clutch guitar" and Kenney Jones (The Who) playing the "wheel drums" as well as Neil Primrose and Andy Dunlop from Travis.

The "orchestra", which also uses musicians from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guilford and the National Symphony Orchestra, is now about to embark on a tour and will help to promote an especially commissioned single – ‘Six O’Clock’, written by Richard Watson – to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The musicians will appear at the Hospital, Covent Garden in London from April 17th to April 19th, the Fruit Market in Glasgow from April 24th to April 26th and St George’s Hall in Liverpool from the May 9th to May 11th.

At the end of the tour a number of the instruments will be auctioned to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Some of the instruments have been signed by the celebrities who have played them.


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