Birmingham Symphony Hall
Hello Everybody... Roy here,
Firstly thank you for tuning in to this website, I really do appreciate it.
I've not had much time recently, but I would finally like to give you an account of the Birmingham Symphony Hall gig in December with the Proclaimers.
I had never met the Proclaimers before, but I really rated them and their songs. The 40th Anniversary Concert was imminent and I thought what a bonus it would to have them appear on the show. I went to see them perform in Holmfirth and approached them about the concert, to which they immediately agreed.
They came to rehearse at my studios the day before the concert, as I knew it would be too frantic on the actual day to rehearse at the Symphony Hall.
I was so pleased that Craig and Charlie are such nice blokes, and integrated perfectly with the band and to be honest with you, it felt like I had known them for years. I would love to work with them again in the future.
As you can imagine, there was a helluva lot of stuff to sort out on the day; staging, risers, camera positions for DVD recording, sound system and audio recording. We had to install see through screens for the string section to sit behind, otherwise the band would have been too loud on their microphones, also recording the school choir for the Christmas song was a nightmare as it would pick up all of the sound from the band. Anyway .... It all worked very well, and I was really pleased to be part of the whole thing.
We recorded the show to be included on a DVD, which I will keep you informed as we go along. An added bonus was that Jasper Carrott agreed to introduce us onstage. He went down an absolute storm with the audience, and helped to make the whole evening a success...Thanks Jasper!!!
For the time being, I will include some photos which were taken off my phone, but we do have some professional shots that will be forthcoming and exclusive to the site.
Hope you are all having a good New Year so far.
All The Best ROY. W.
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