The dust has now settled on the hugely successful 6 Music Festival in Bristol this weekend and this week BBC Radio 6 Music has helped us relive the weekend’s festivities with some brilliant shows covering music from all the main bands as well as fringe acts and featured interviews. Factory Studios' very own Sol Curry appeared on Steve Lamacq's show yesterday to do ‘Good Day Bad Day'. Factory Studios was also lucky enough to hear a few preview snippets of sets from acts such as Kurt Vile and Elbow’s Guy Garvey before their shows at the festival when they rehearsed with us over the weekend. What an extraordinary weekend for music in our home city of Bristol.
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.
We were very excited to have the Gene Clark No Other Band in the studio last week rehearsing for their exclusive UK show at End Of The Road Festival last weekend. The super group is made up of top musicians from the bands Beach House, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen and Fairport Convention along with members of Wye Oak, Celebration and many more! The band were put together by Beach House to reproduce Gene Clark’s underrated 1974 album which has been performed live by the band across the US this year. Gene Clark was a founding member of the The Byrds, one of the most influential bands of the 1960’s and released numerous solo albums throughout the 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s before his death in 1991.
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!
Factory Studios was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Glastonbury set this week when conductor Charles Hazlewood and 14 top musicians from bands such as Goldfrapp, Portishead, Get the Blessing and Loose Tubes, rehearsed their 45 minute show which will be performed on the Park Stage at 1pm today.
In the build up to The Thunderbird’s 50th anniversary next year, the ensemble will present the genius music of Barry Gray, including Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, and the Mysteron with Francois Evans playing Barry Gray’s own Ondes Martinot, the iconic Mysterons sound!