Barry White was one of the most successful singer-songwriters of all time and his back catalogue continues to be adored across the globe.

The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra pays homage to his extraordinary songs with a live show conducted by Charles Hazlewood and performed by Paraorchestra alongside special guests.

After making its debut at Glastonbury 2019 on the Park Stage with luminaries such as Nadine Shah, Larry Heard, YolanDa Brown, Clive Deamer (Radiohead) and Lianne La Havas, the Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra most recently brought down the house at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre in June 2022.

Rachel Chinouriri, who has short, slicked-down hair and wears a dazzling blue dress, sings on stage. Charles Hazlewood is visible in the background, and behind him, the woodwind and brass section. The scene is illuminated in purple light.
Photo credit: Victor Frankowski
Photo credit: Victor Frankowski
Shingai sings into a microphone on stage wering an ornate gold and green outfit.
Photo credit: Victor Frankowski
Photo credit: Victor Frankowski
Charles Hazlewood, a man in his fifties with short gray hair and moustache, holds a microphone and clenches his other hand emphathtically as he introduces a song. Charles is wearing a silver patterned metallic suit.
Photo credit: Victor Frankowski
Kele Okereke performs with the Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra on stage. Kele is tall, in his eatly forites and wearing a short-sleeved shit, jeans and clean white trainers. To his right are a trio vocalists wearing matching red dresses and to his left Charles Hazlewood wears a metallic silver suit, conducting enthusiastically. The scene is illuminated in blue and meagenta light.
Photo credit: Victor Frankowski

Programmed as part of Grace Jones’ Meltdown, Paraorchestra were joined by a sensational cast of guests including Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, Noisette’s Shingai, Rachel Chinouriri, Betty Boo, and Ibibio Sound Machine’s Eno Williams.

The remarkable mix of acoustic, analogue and digital instruments that make up this special orchestra are filtered, manipulated crushed and treated live – rendering the entire orchestra a giant synthesiser.

Arrangements by award-winning composer, Charlotte Harding, deliver a glorious new way of experiencing Barry White’s iconic tunes, including fresh accounts of some of his greatest work.

a genuinely delightful performance that obliterates the aura of loverman naffness that still clings to White’s name in some quarters, lovingly exploring the more recherché corners of his oeuvre alongside the big hits”

The Guardian

Just great sounds, incredible musicianship”

Edith Bowman, BBC Two

nadien shah, onstage, holds microphone, not singin, musicians in background
two female singers on stage dressed in red.
Eno dressed in bright turquoise and orange, sing into a microphone on stage
Eno sings, with The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra in the background, on stage
A saxophonist, french horn player, (Guy LLewelyn) and a trombonist on stage playing
A female synthplayer, head down over her instrument hands raised mid-play
larry stands in front of a microphone finger placed near ear, sings
Yolanda plays saxophone, stage lighting,
Gruff holds a sign that says 'Prolonged Applause' on stage. music stands in the foreground
A female singer in red sings into a microphone in front of a speaker and music stands
charles, arms raised, smiling, wearing a jacquard suit
Lianne sings heartily into a microphone
A drummer plays with gusto
wide shot of the park stage glastonbury, crowd in the foreground, the ensemble onstage in the distance