Happy January from your most loved of all the Wedding bands in Kent!
We thought we'd take a minute to check in with our assembled Festival Folkers, and give you a little glimpse into what we've been up to!
James has enjoyed a relatively low key Christmas season, spending some time catching up with family and friends. However, he didn’t disappear entirely, playing for a Christmas wedding with Festival Folk a couple of days before Father Christmas turned up, and also enjoying the sights of Banbury for a festive New Year’s Eve wedding in a tipi! Since the turn of the year, he’s already racked up a number of miles, trekking to Nottingham for a couple of days, and is currently celebrating maintaining his 100% pass rate for students taking music exams this term. He’s also registered a number of miles on foot - already smashing a few 10k runs and a day of rock climbing!
James has been working on various different projects over the past 6 months. At the end of summer 2017 he was working in the house band for an artist development course supporting some of the best up and coming talent in the country. James was working along side a team of producers, vocal coaches and other musicians, who have worked with someone of the biggest artists in the world, to help mentor the start of these young artists careers. In November, James recorded the drums for an app that provides instrumental backing tracks for singers. This meant playing a wide range of genres and styles of music. As well as this, James has been playing gigs with KYKO, Kara Marni and Tony O'Malley, and performing on shows hosted by the BBC and ITV.
This month I have been lucky enough to be recording guitars and bass for a 21st Century Fox film, Walk Like A Panther, which is due for release in March 2018. The film is a British comedy about a group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure and features a lot of familiar British comedy actors.
The recording sessions have been at Guy Chambers’ (Robbie Williams) Sleeper Sound Studios in London, and the music has spanned all genres from Lounge Jazz to Country and Heavy Metal. Ive been synching the music to the wrestling scenes and making sure that all power chords match up with the pile-drivers and that all the Black Sabbath stye riffs match the mayhem of the wresting ring. Its been tons of fun and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen!
And that's January! See you next month for even more from your favourite festival style wedding band!