Sunday, February 17, 2013

Danny Elfman to Sing Live For the First Time Since Leaving Oingo Boingo

Former Oingo Boingo member Danny Elfman, now much more famous for his work in film, will sing live for the first time since the final concert of his band in 1995.

The event is Danny Elfman's Music From the Films of Tim Burton which will be held at Royal Albert Hall in London on October 7. The event is a collaboration between Elfman and Burton and will include accompaniment by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In talking about the upcoming performance, Elfman said he is most looking forward to singing the music from The Nightmare Before Christmas. "The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington's songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting."

Elfman became a member of Oingo Boingo in 1976 when his brother, Richard Elfman, decided to go into film. While still a member of the group, he began writing for film including his first job with Tim Burton, Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) and other Burton films Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Oingo Boingo broke up with their final concert on Halloween night in 1995.

Danny has been nominated for four Academy Awards for Men in Black (1997), Good Will Hunting (1997), Big Fish (2003) and Milk (2008). In television, he won for the theme from Desperate Housewives (2004) and is probably best known for his theme from The Simpsons.

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