The Great Escape 2015

Well, what a fun-filled few days Factory Studios have had at this year’s TGE festival!

It’s enough to make your head spin; 450 artists, 3000 music business professionals and 18,000 festival goers, all converging on the (occasionally) sunny seaside town of Brighton.

Highlights include The The’s Matt Johnson at the Fireside Sessions, JOLTA live at the Mash Tun and more convention networking events than you can shake a drum stick at.

TGE we salute you.

 

 

 

Shapes Masked Ball 2015

Last Saturday saw the return of the notorious Shapes Masked Ball to Factory Studios. This was the 3rd consecutive year that the event has taken place here and this year’s celebrations saw a 2nd Masked Ball marriage proposal! The music on the night was tip-top as always, with sets from Matthew Styles, DJ October, Chris Farrell, ELA 303 and Shapes residents. Big thanks to Shapes for a fantastic night and to all the punters for such superb costume efforts!

Photos courtesy of Here & Now.

An Evening With...Floating Points

Factory Studios was honoured to be the first venue chosen for the launch night of 'An Evening With' on Saturday 6th December. The event is a new venture from some of the team behind Bristol's Shapes collective and see's carefully curated parties showcasing some of the most respected artists from the spectrum of house & techno, for the entire evening.

The first artist to be featured was the phenomenal Floating Points and it was an absolute pleasure to have him at the studio: Producer/DJ/Musician Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has been on the scene since his debut release in February 2009. Sam has been a firm fixture of radio show playlists worldwide and has steadily built a back catalogue of music that can be heard gracing the sound systems of the globe’s more respectable nightclubs and warehouses.


Redfest Bristol 2014

Redfest festival will be taking place in Bristol's St George Park tomorrow, Saturday 2nd August. It's a community festival and Factory Studios are heavily involved in the production as well as programming the main stage. This year we have Yes Sir Boss headlining as well as music from 45's, Dub from Atlantis, John E Vistic Experience, Kirris Riviere's Blues Band, Baila La Cumbia, The Cadbury Sisters and Beyond Rivers. It's a wonderful festival which is absolutely free to the public and well worth a visit. Here is some footage from last year's festival to get you in the mood!

Paolo Nutini Comes to Bristol

Paolo Nutini and his 9-piece band performed a sell-out show at Bristol's Harbourside last night, the show was a warm-up gig for his Glastonbury set and was watched by over 5000 people. The singer songwriter was also promoting his critically-acclaimed third album Caustic Love, currently one of the best-selling albums of the year. Factory Studios was lucky enough get a sneak preview of the set when the band rehearsed in the studio on Tuesday for both upcoming shows.

The gig took place at the Canon's Marsh Amphitheatre and was the first major standalone gig to have been held on the Harbourside for a decade. Tonight will see the Pogues, supported by the Rails, perform at the same venue.


House Of Mask Comes To Bristol

In association with Cubanisto Beer, House Of Mask is taking place across the UK throughout the Summer and is coming to Bristol on Friday 30th May 2014, it will then go to Manchester in June 2014, then to Glasgow in July and then London in August.

"House Of Mask will take place at a hidden location marked by a neon skull and will reward the curious and favour those looking to discover the unknown. To divulge too much would spoil the fun, but a night of mystery, surprise and intrigue is promised. The last event in Shoreditch that took place in April saw Groove Armada, B Traits and Troupe DJs and the Bristol Event will feature Next Men and other very special guests".

Get your free tickets at www.cubanisto.com

Stamp The Wax - Live Review

Music blog, Stamp the Wax, has written a great review about the Shapes Masked Ball at the studio last month. Sums the night up perfectly.

Live Review: Shapes Masked Ball with DJ Anna

Halls of Resonance

Factory Studios was invited to speak at the Halls of Resonance event yesterday at Gloucestershire University on the subject of 'Making The Best Of Recording Music'. The event was in association with BBC introducing and other guest speakers included Colin Greenwood of Radiohead and Tom Robinson from 6 Music.

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Shapes Masked Ball 2014

The Shapes annual 'Masked Ball' took place at the studio on Saturday night and a thoroughly good time was had by all. DJ Anna headlined the event and went down a storm! Thanks for the fun times boys, looking forward to the next one.