The Team Become Paparazzi for the day

CMP Studios has many arrows in it’s quiver of awesomeness, one of them coverage and content creation for events. This time was the Boisdale Life Magazine Awards.

So Tom was sent to Canary Wharf for the day to create a highlights video for the event along with taking pics of the guest and celebrities that attended.

Tom’s sneaky selfie with X Factor’s Rebecca Ferguson

The anual Boisdale Life Editors Lunch and Awards was hosted at the Canary Wharf restaurant in association with TCS World Travel, the luxury jet expedition company.

Snappety Snap

After the threat of tube strikes on the Jubilee Line Tom and the Big Gun Phil Davies travelled through London via taxi enjoying the sights before getting stuck in to the event.

The event was hosted by Boisdale Life Editor-In-Chief Ronald Macdonald and the Managing Director of Boisdale Media Andrew Davies (that’s right, our very own Andrew!).

Celebrities were not few and far between and some of the names included Boris Johnson’s Dad Stanley Johnson, I’m a Celerity Get Me Out Of Here’s Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo, Tom Parker Bowlesand The X Factor’s Rebecca Fergusonto name but a few.

Boris Johnson’s dad, can you see the resemblance?

Check in a a later date (but not too far away) for a look at the highlights video of the event.

Tom Parker Bowles
Toff

Here’s what the Daily Mail had to say about the happenings at the event – http://www.dailymail.co.uk

 

The Roadee Hosts The Firle Night Garden

Anyone been to the Firle Vintage Fair? It’s a step back in time featuring all sorts of vintage goodies.

But last year they decided to put on a festival in the evenings called The Night Garden, and guess what, The Roadee put on the entertainment and sound!

With bands from all round Sussex, The Roadee team put on a fantastic show, here’s a little video recap of the event.

 

Tom was also enlisted to create a promotional video for the whole Vintage Fair event too. Here it is…

Events, Festivals, Pop up shows, Promo videos, that’s out thang ya’ll. Get in touch if you need some entertainment that’ll blow your socks off.

Angelica Heavenly Voices @ All Saints Chapel

We had a fantastic afternoon recording and filming the Angelica Heavenly Voices at the All Saints Chapel in Eastbourne. The 60 piece choir recorded the song in celebration of 15 years running.

The Roadee crew got to do what they do best and set up a remote recording using the fantastic acoustics of the church.

When we got there the door was still locked so it was time to set up some mics and get them read for the session.

Then it was the waiting game….

But before long all was open and it was full steam ahead. The session was recorded from outside in The Roadee and filmed with 7 separate cameras, you know, cos one just ain’t enough

The session was a success and the video will be great, it was choreographed specially by Sophie Shearerwho travelled down from London to keep Tom on his toes and direct the video.

The remote division held up her end of the bargain and sat inside the church purring away in the corner collecting mic lines and feeding them outside to The Roadee…

The choir will now be mixed and mastered and the video created so keep your eyes peeled for the final production.

Don’t mess with Rob, he’s the Remote Choir Recording King.

Androids In The Mist

Around about this time last year we spent a good few weeks working on an album called ‘Brazen Guns In Timeless Zones‘ with the one and only Larry Smith.

Larry creates all his tracks in his home studio and then brings them in for Tom to beef up with new sounds, bigger drums and some bad ass guitar playing.

Guess what…. Lazza has been back with a whole new albums worth of absolute crackers, more massive synths, more kick ass drum sounds and more crazy cool samples and sound effects.

This time we’ve gone even bigger with full on beast mode drums and bigger, heavier guitars. But don’t worry, it’s still got Larry’s signature electro style.

Watch this space, Androids In The Mist will be bringing you a new album very soon!

 

The Roadee @ The Great Escape Festival 2018

It’s that time of year again and Brighton’s annual festival for new music – The Great Escape Festivalhas once again been and gone, but just as last year; not without an appearance from our Mobile Recording Studio – The Roadee!

So this year we spent time with some fantastic artists from all round the world and had a presence at some of the best music venues including: The Mesmerist, Volks, Concorde 2, The East Street Tap, The Green Door Storeand The Richmondto name but a few.

For the later part of each day we had a base, for the first two days we were lucky enough to team up with The Richmondwho offered us a great spot right outside the door so we could be amongst the bands and musicians and record some snazzy artists. The third day was The Green Door Store where we found they had a Canadian artist showcase so we were lucky enough to get some of them in the booth.

Here’s a short video of our travels:

We quite often bump into familiar faces, here’s Pete Bennettwhen we dragged him in for an interview.

A great time was had by all and we look forward to next year!

Just in case you missed it, here’s our Great Escape showcase from last year:

Pop up stage at The Great Escape 2017

QM Records x The Roadee

Pop up stage at The Great Escape 2017

May 2017
With no response from the organisers of The Great Escape we took matters into our own hands and linked up with QM Records to put on an unofficial and highly illegal pop up stage in the middle of Brighton with some of our favourite artists. Bobbie Johnson‘s manager Cara Laurice Topping and Ned from Normanton Street got the brief (“you bring the talent and we’ll bring the sound”) and we all set about to make it happen.
The first day saw a torrential downpour two hours before we were due to go live and it was decided to push the sets back by half an hour or so. We parked up in the chosen spot on Ship Street alongside some bollards signifying a pedestrianised zone where the crowds would gather. Ned from Normanton Street got in the truck and it suddenly dawned on us the scale of the operation. At 3pm a police car drove past as we tentatively started unloading the pop up stage, just as the sun peeped through the clouds. Things were looking up and at 4.15pm we were ready to rock and roll so it was time for a steadying beer across the road at the Seven Stars before Phonetic took to the stage to deliver a blistering set in the blazing sunshine. After a quick turnaround up stepped Chloe Bodur to regale Brighton with her dulcet sounds. Then it was Bobbie Johnson‘s turn to hold court on The Roadee stage to growing and adoring crowds. BANG went off and it was at this point the council turned up and informed us that The Roadee stage was totally illegal and if we didn’t shut down immediately we would be prosecuted. After five minutes of blagging and begging the council kindly let us carry on until 6.30pm at the absolute latest and up jumped Francesca Filmini and her astonishing band to play out the day with sundowners in hand. Day one done.
Day two and more glorious sunshine in Brighton town but the immediate challenge was where the hell to set up the stage to avoid prosecution and thus ruin our relationship with Brighton council forever. Cancelling was not an option – Rum Committee were booked to perform their first show in ages and this was going to be big. Step up Cara who suggested a sweet little spot at the top of Church street and super close to the Jack Daniels stage at the Hope & Ruin. Only problem was the steep incline of the road = no stage today. No matter, SouthWestSiide kicked things off with their loveable blend of funky old school hop hop classics before local don Mrisi teamed up with Mwetcha to almost steal the show. However things escalated when Rag’N’Bone Man‘s crew the Rum Committee tipped up and burnt the house down. Liz Ikamba and Tafanda played us out to the setting sun and huge relief we had got away with it.
Check out the highlights video here.

Huge thanks to Cara, Ned and all the artists that graced The Roadee stage on this wonderful weekend – here’s to next year!