What do you get when you cross rock 'n' roll with a 40-piece orchestra?

As it turns out, a pretty explosive show.

The Arkells teamed up with Boris Brott and The National Academy Orchestra at artcrawl last Friday to give fans a special sneak peek of songs from their new album, High Noon.

CBC Hamilton's Adam Carter sat down with Arkells frontman Max Kerman and orchestra member Janna Sailor on Friday to talk musical synergy and trusting 40 strangers to play your new album after just one rehearsal.

Listen to the discussion by clicking play in the player above.