It was hard to resist the temptation to record once more in such a beautiful and interesting acoustic space. This time I invited several of my favourite Oxford artists to come and record: Simon Batten, Evan McGregor, Phillipa Lacoski, Moogieman and, Matt Chanarin. Unlike last time, we brought a small audience to come and enjoy the real thing. We all sat down in this empty room drinking tea, eating pizzas and quietly listening to live music! Needless to say, it had something nearly magical about it.
I hope you enjoy the recordings and the music. There will be photos and videos soon!
The video from last Sunday is finally finished. I hope you enjoy it.
A special thanks to: Warren Dupuy and Jamie Williamson for filming and Warren Dupuy for editing.
Also, I’d like to remind you all that the Record and Ride Launch concert is tonight at The Wheatsheaf. Doors open at 7.30pm and the first band is on at 8.00pm. Please get there on time! Here is a link to the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/253345711416884/
After having had some sort of leaving party on the Saturday night, I thought it would be a good idea to go to work at 10am the next day and then record till very late in the evening. Now this might seem like the type of anecdote calling for a ‘seemed like a good idea at the time…’ but it wasn’t. It most certainly wasn’t. The above recording is just a snippet of the ambience. It was so enjoyable that we’re thinking of doing this again.
The song was recorded using only two microphones and I don’t think it could have benefited from more. I have been a huge fan of Matt’s songs, ‘River Bank’ is now my favourite and I hope you’ll enjoy at least as much as I do.
Most of the evening was filmed by Warren Dupuy and Jamie Williamson. A little video of the evening is in the process of being made.
For more of Matt’s music: http://www.myspace.com/mattchanarin