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Festival Video – Lockdown style – band promotion

This festival performance video was viewed over 7000 times I started the year with 17 contracts for festival coverage. There were individual performance videos that had been booked, as well as festival promotion videos. They all got cancelled But the bands and the festivals still needed to ” Be out there” So, both the bands and the festivals came up …

Whitestar Records at Wokingham Festival

Wokingham festival was a great showcase for many of our acts Chris Hillman Serial entrepreneur, Chris Hillman, owns and manages a number of record labels As a long term friend of the main organiser of Wokingham Festival, Chris suggested to Stan Heatherington that the festival should be increased by a day, and that his acts would populate that extra day. …

Flutatious DVD

This project was about making use of footage shot by another video company GigshotZ were asked to edit footage shot by another videographer to create a new Flutatious DVD This was because my good friends at FLUTATIOUS were constantly being asked for DVD’s of their performances, so they’ve made one which will be made available in the new year as a …

Let’s rock – the retro winter tour

The wembley arena Let’s Rock Retro Winter Tour had so many amazing acts! Back in the 80’s I had a residency at the now defunct Valbonne nightclub in Maidenhead, as well as being a mobile DJ The show was like I had simply got out my very best crowd pleasers and played them back to back. So here are some …

Unusual Suspects at Rugfest

Unusual Suspects play to a packed crowd at Rugfest One of our favourite bands to video are Unusual Suspects, who played to a packed crowd at Rugfest. We just love recording bands in a festival environment! Particularly festivals with large noisy crowds the get involved with the acts by dancing or singing along Rugfest is one of those festivals! The …

Ipsden Rocks 2019

Ipsden Rocks 2019 – a great mini festival  Ipsden Rocks 2019 was such great fun. The barn at Ipsden is such a perfect venue for local bands to perform to a packed audience of enthusiastic music lovers who want to enjoy conversation, dancing wine, beer and great locally made food Such happy people doing their thing. This years event was …

Sam Brown’s Ukulele Club – Kenton Theatre

Last December I was asked to do the lighting design and operation for Sam Brown’s International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common, who were performing at The Kenton Theatre I thought, “well, as I’m there, I might as well do a live performance video of it on a couple of locked off cameras” so I did I was reminded of it recently …

Pennfest 2019 Bands – promotional stills photography

Pennfest Festival has outstanding acts The headliners are world class, including Suede, Jax Jones, Pete Doherty, Craig David, Happy Mondays, From the Jam and Scouting for Girls and the amazing sound and light system enable them to be seen and heard at their best We were commissioned to do the promotional stills photography of each of the mainstage acts However….even …

Tha I ban – Flutatious

Tha I Ban She is a beautiful woman Flutatious wanted a video to promote their new album, so  Tha I Ban – a promotional video was specially shot for that purpose Tha I Ban is Scottish Gaelic – depending on who you talk to, it variously means “She is fair”, “She is a beautiful woman” or “She is a woman” …

The Average Chalky White Band at Wokingham Festival

Wokingham Festival is affiliated with Wokingham Music Club – it’s organised by the same person Stan Heatherington One of the first bands that played at the club was The Average Chalky White Band, and have remained firm club fan favourites ever since Here they are playing Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” GigshotZ were commisioned to video them on a 3 camera shoot …