Last night, myself and Steve from our band were lucky enough to get a look in at Highbury Studio just round the corner from where we live in Birmingham. Our drummer first heard about it, and word of mouth seems to be the only way anyone finds out about it. Stepping through the doors of the old cricket bat factory is like stepping back to the 1980’s. The decor is something that can’t be copied or styled, it’s just matured over the time it has been there.
The studio used to be owned by UB40 producer Bob Lamb but was brought by Birmingham music scene legend John Mostyn just over a year ago. It seems they don’t have any wild aspirations to change things, which is what keeps this place so nice. Most of the equipment is original so the recordings sound warm and full of character.
I only snapped a few pics but we will most likely be going back there to rehearse and maybe record so I’ll be sure to take a wider angle lens to capture this beautiful space.
My band Eat Y’Self Pretty are playing at the HMV Institute in Birmingham on the 23rd December supporting Paper Shapes and Venkman. Should be a really good night as most people break up from work on that day. See below for a little music taster. If you would like a ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address details, tickets are £5 advance and £6 on the door.
I’m very excited about this movie, apparently for Avatar they used 3 cameras for the 3D and that looked pretty crisp. In Tron:Legacy they used up to 10 cameras, I think this is going to push 3D to the next level.
This short documentary focuses on the sound design for Tron. I’ve just booked my tickets to go see this at the IMAX. Pretty excited!
I’ve never written anything about my band before. But this week has been really busy, we have spent about 10 hours recording and played a great gig last night supporting Tellison and Kytes. Someone took a couple of videos and I took a few photo’s in the studio, so I thought I would post them here.
At the start of may a group of us went to Wales for my friend Tom’s 25th Birthday, I’ve been meaning to edit the footage together for ages and finally got round to it this weekend. I’ve never edited or colour corrected anything in final cut pro before. I found once I got the basics, it wasn’t too difficult to achieve what I wanted.
I can’t wait to make the next one, i’ll shoot a lot more footage for it. I’ve certainly got my eye on a 7D.