Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Making Some New Sense

Abbey RoadImage by joedawson via Flickr
Abbey Road Studios is a recording studio located at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London. It is most notable for being the venue in the 1960s for innovative recording techniques adopted by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and others. Today I was invited to the Studios to participate in a television pilot featuring Everything Everything, a British indie rock band.

I travelled there alone expecting to meet my brother, unfortunately he had work commitments which meant he wasn't able to make an appearance. Thankfully I managed to meet someone that I shared a hostel with at Great Escape, Brighton. It's a small World! He was there with several members of his family, and eager to network and distribute his recently produced demo. The afternoon was really enjoyable, the sound, production and direction was great to watch. Everything Everything get better every time I have seen them perform, they're definitely the band that the UK scene has been waiting for.

Afterwards I volunteered to be interviewed about what I thought about the experience. I have quite an attachment to the Studios as I have The Beatles Abbey Road scene inked on my back. The association with The Beatles goes even further as they influenced the choice of name for my son. I reluctantly showed them the design and was then introduced to the Director. Tattoos have their pros and cons but wasn't sure which category I should allocate for this instance. We were then given the choice whether we wanted to watch another act perform, I decided that it was worthwhile and was able to watch an acoustic performance from Al Lewis. He appeared nervous but was worth the wait as I enjoyed his sound. This was an experience I won't forget, especially with the history attached to the Studios and I'm thankful to Geffen Records for permitting my attendance!!
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