It was brief, but it was beautiful.
Our lovely French friends made a short trip to Liverpool in the hope they'd get an insight into the local music scene, The Beatles and our great city. Well, I'm happy to say….they got all of that and much more.
The TV crew wanted to film a 'pre-studio' gathering, where the Silk Pigs discussed everything from their music, the Beatles and the evening ahead. This was an opportunity for the band to showcase their acting abilities. More Hollyoaks than Othello, but fantastic all the same.
After taking photo's of everything in the flat, including the Kettle, our lovely French friends wanted to head down to IGLOO studio. However, before we could even set foot on the premises, they wanted to pay homage to the Beatles by recreating the iconic Abbey Road album cover. Although this was Duke Street and Abbey Road is in fact over 200 miles away in London, the lads did a great job.I thought the Rubber Soul album cover would have been easier to capture, but hey what do I know?
When we eventually got into IGLOO Studio, it was time for the Pigs to show everyone what they do best…………Rock! After an interview with the Pigs, a few shameless plugs about Rash Records and the lads recording their new track…it was time for the crew to head home. There were group photo’s, hugs and a few tears. It had been an emotional 2 hours and we couldn’t believe it was over. Ha, nah…it was like being at school when you got the foreign exchange students coming over to stay in your house.
I believe that something great will come from this, but even if it doesn’t, we have new Facebook
On Thursday 23rd April and perhaps Friday 24th April, a French TV company will be visiting Liverpool to film and get an insight into the 'Liverpool music scene'.
Thanks to our friend Frank and The Silk Pigs, Rash Records are to have a part in this forthcoming documentary. Our lovely French friends are after an insight into where's good to go, what's good to listen to and a general idea of what the music scene is really like in Liverpool. Interviews will be taking place at the brilliant Igloo recording studios on Duke Street.
Whilst we wait for the crew, we are all having to brush up on our French. Unfortunately, the only thing I remember from my school days is, " Parlez lentement", which means "please speak slowly".....something I'm sure we'll all have to do on the day(s).
Lets hope they're not filming for the new series of Eurotrash.
About Rash Records
In a world where everyone’s shouting to be heard, be different, be Rash.
Liverpool based Rash Records started in 2007 and acts as a support umbrella for bands and artists in need of assistance with gigs, releases, contracts and contacts.
The music industry can be an absolute jungle with many pitfalls for bands and artists trying to just get on. Rash Records aims to be that supportive arm around your shoulder to help you do what you want to do-make music.
We don’t promise what we can’t deliver; we don’t do nappies, 3 am panic phone calls or diva strops. We do help hard working and talented people to get heard, to get out there and to get treated right. Oh and we are not looking for new artists, we’d rather spend the time working with the one’s we have already, if we are meant to find you we will.
We believe in the spirit of collective sharing for the collective good. We are part of a lovely musical cottage industry, where sharing ideas, advice and musicianship are offered freely and collaborations are undertaken in the spirit of shared musical inspiration and friendship.
In these troubled times- is this Idealistic?-probably, does it work-definitely.
We are not naive and recognise that to have a career in music you need to make money which unless you have a wealthy sugar daddy backing you (sadly not us) or a well paid and flexible ‘main’ job it is really bloody hard.
The aim of Rash is to take some of the slack, share a little of the burden, offer advice and guidance. Why? Because everyone involved is a musician and living the dream themselves;)
We and the artists use our own money to support the products and work of Rash Records. If you would like to support us and help fund our work by making a donation to Rash Records, please use the following paypal link and we thank you
For more information contact Rash on firstname.lastname@example.org