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James/Joe Duddell & String Quartet video shoot of Sit Down, for MAH.

Was recently asked to help film a video for James, to raise awareness of homelessness. Shot before their gig last December at Albert Hall, Manchester. Recorded live, and arranged by Joe. 

‘Sit down is a song about empathy so we are really honoured and happy that this beautiful version, arranged by Joe Duddell , is being used to raise money for the homeless. We seem to be living in times of increasing inequality where all the safety nets that my generation took for granted have been taken away. I don’t know how a person can hold their life together if they don’t have a home, a cave, someplace safe they can call their own. It is too easy for us to look the other way. Thank you to the kind souls who are running this charitable organisation for not doing so’ Tim Booth

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Credits:

String arrangement by Joe Duddell

Violin – Madeleine Fitzgerald

Violin – John Purton

Viola – Sophia Dignam

Cello – David Hornberger

Filmed at Manchester Albert Hall in December 2017 by Ron Yeadon, Ainslie Henderson and Trust A Fox Photography.

Visit James online: https://wearejames.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jamesisnotap…

twitter / @wearejames

Musicians Against Homelessness: https://www.facebook.com/mahgigs/

Joe Duddell: http://joeduddell.co.uk/

facebook / twitter / instagram: @joeduddell Ron Yeadon

Video & Photography: https://ronyeadon.co.uk/

Trust A Fox : https://www.trustafoxphotography.com/

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Joel Kay interviews for the Drummers Be Seen project

Joel Kay interviews for the Drummers Be Seen project. 

Was lucky to spend a couple of hours the other week with one of the best drummers in the Manchester area, mr Joel Kay. I've known Joel for about 5 years now, and was so looking forward to recording his play and thoughts on being a drummer. 

The idea of the Drummers Be Seen project was to make a quick 10 min video with a bit of drumming followed by band chat and talk about the kit......but sometimes, and this was one of them times, I just can't cut out the advise and insight an artist gives. So this ended up being 3 videos! 

Thanks Joel.

Performance

Band chat and interview  

Joel talks about he's gear

Live performance with Ist Ist. 

 

 

 

New single and video project for Ist Ist

Love ist ist, and it's been a pleasure to see them play over the past 6 months, I'm a fan of their work so was made up to be asked to to help out on a video for the first single White Swan recorded on the Scruff of the Neck label. 

Brief was "gritty, dark with swans and something for the dads"

Single is launched on the 2nd April and I will add the order link when known. If you are about on Saturday 1st April, get down to the launch gig at Night & Day.