To showcase the Studio Sessions service we provide with our friends at Sandstorm Records, every year we throw open our doors to FIVE artists to come and record with us for free. This is what we have done this year, five great artists and we will release the videos, one each evening all this week.
Valerio Lysander is having a very busy year with releasing his EP entitled ‘Tidal Metal Head’ and has taken the plunge by quitting all his other jobs to concentrate solely on his music career. Valerio has a melancholy soul which is reflected in his music, but the song he performed for Studio Sessions Week called ‘Ryan’ is a fun, bubbly and toe-tapping track that moves along with a fabulous pace.
Check out Valerio Lysander who has gigs mostly in the London area, but there are plenty of events where you can catch him.
We met Paolo at a gig in Chelmsford, Essex at The Bassment bar and were blown away by his unique and incredible looping music. Paolo is a true musician and show-man and performs with a whole band, but all by himself. The magic comes from the technology Paolo uses which enables him to play drums, keyboard, guitar, whatever he feels and he builds the music live in layers. It’s an incredible thing to watch and with our video we have tried to show this process by shooting the whole song in one take so you can see how it all happens.
Paolo recently released a single called ‘It’s only love’ which you can check out in all the usual channels, if you want to see him live which we strongly recommend, check out his events listing on Facebook.
Bedroom / Boredom
Released on Wednesday 22nd June 2016
The first thing we can say about these guys is ENERGY and lots of it! Bedroom / Boredom which is led by Dan Rimmer are a 7-piece band with a brass section. The boys play at blistering speed and have a high-paced and melodic feel to them while packing significant punch. Dan’s vocals sound as if they are coming from someone much older than him and they have a deepness and strength that smashes out during the songs making them fairly unforgettable. The boys delivered a fantastic performance for Studio Sessions Week using the full compliment of instruments and capabilities and ended with a great song called ‘Sex Hair’.
Having literally just brought out their first EP called ‘I wouldn’t worry’ the timing of this video is perfect and will allow you to get a feel for what this band is all about. Do check out their EP in all the usual places, and a good place to start is on their Bandcamp page.
Released on Thursday 23rd June 2016
Arc Isla, a four piece indie band travelled down from Nottingham to record with us and played a great rocky track called ‘Cut your losses’. The track is a great sounding indie rock track with smooth vocals, interesting and unusual guitar sounds and big crashing drums.
Arc Isla have a new single out called ‘The Basement’ which is available to download now from iTunes and the boys have lots of shows planned around the Midlands throughout the rest of 2016.
Released on Friday 24th June 2016
Following on from last years fantastic Studio Session track, ‘Stockholm‘, Arcaves returned to our studio again this year and this time with the full band of Billy and Liv on vocals, Dan on the drums, Lewis on the keyboard and Dominic on Bass. The band have been busy having performed at V-Festival last year, recorded a tribute track to the Paris Terror attacks earlier this year called ‘I love you all the time’ alongside Kings of Leon, Elton John and many others – this is absolutely the band to watch.
In addition to recording their wonderful track called ‘I wake up’, Arcaves also recently released a new track called ‘Man Enough’ which is available to listen to in all the usual outlets along with a new music video. We expect huge things from Arcaves and look forward to seeing what they do next.
We had a blast producing these videos!
If you would like to showcase your band or act with a Studio Session style video you can hire us and visit us at Sandstorm Records in Goudhurst, Kent and we will do the same for you.
Prices start from a very reasonable £400 and include full recording, mixing and mastering of your track and a video – everything you need to get your sounds out there to the masses.
Come along and say hello on Facebook or email, we look forward to hearing from you!
We will be recording and filming all participating acts during one weekend in April.
There are specific time slots, so please only enter if you can make one or more of these dates and tell us on your entry form.
To ensure a high quality recording and video, bands must be on time at the studio at their scheduled time.
The Sandstorm Records studio is in Goudhurst in Kent, so if you live in Timbuktu, make sure you can get to us before entering.
We are recording original songs only, no covers please, all acts must have a song rehearsed that we can record.
We will review and listen to tracks and videos that bands send us, so do please send us links. Impress us as we will be choosing the best acts out of everyone who enters.
Still up for it? FILL IN THIS FORM for your chance to join us!
Don’t forget we also have a range of great value Studio Sessions packages for you to book in and record with us and these are available anytime – just give us a bell.
Terms & Conditions
Offer is open to all bands, singers and musicians
Closing date for entries to take part in Studio Sessions Week is midnight on Sunday 27th March 2016, no entries will be accepted after this time.
The Top Five acts that we choose will be notified on Thursday 31st March 2016.
No cash prize, the five acts who take part in Studio Sessions Week will receive a FREE fully produced audio recording of a song of their choice and a studio demo video to showcase their act. This media will be made available to the artists, after their video has been shown during Studio Sessions Week.
All participants agree to appear in our marketing activity around this event and for their video and likenesses to be shown during Studio Sessions Week.
All participants agree to their video being hosted on the OYFE Productions/Sandstorm Records YouTube Channels in perpetuity.
All participants are required to LIKE both the OYFE Productions and Sandstorm Records Facebook pages.
All participants are required to sign our videography and recording agreement prior to the studio recording.
All materials produced at these sessions will be copyright of Sandstorm Records and OYFE Productions, however exclusive unrestricted license will be granted to each act to use the audio track and video as they wish and for commercial gain.
Final track (mp3) and video file will be provided to the band two weeks after Studio Sessions Week has ended.
The five bands will be required to bring cake for the team at their Studio Session slot. This is non-negotiable, we provide the tea and coffee.
Any questions, queries or press enquiries should be directed to OYFE Productions using our regular contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.
The guys recorded seven new music tracks and we produced some studio videos of their tracks, the first one is called ‘No money’.
The main focus was on producing a video for ‘No money’ but the guys recorded an amazing, haunting song called ‘Set me free’ so we made a video for that too.
The band is led by Adam Vee and features the talents of Jamie Houlihan on guitar, Shane Lee on bass and Dom Houlihan on drums. The guys have a great rock edge, with a 90s style old skool Guns N Roses, Nirvana and Aerosmith kind of groove. Have a listen!
Studio Sessions are for singers, bands and musicians looking to record some high quality music tracks and a video demo of their performance. We work with our partner, Lee Golledge from Sandstorm Records and record at his studio in Goudhurst Kent.
Four hour sessions to produce three tracks and video start from £400. If you would like more info, see our Studio Sessions page for the full details.
We produced an awesome Wedding Marryoke video for Alex and Stuart – One way or another!
Alex and Stuart had their wedding at Harrietsham Church and their reception at The Turkey Mill, Maidstone in Kent.
Check out Alex & Stuart’s Marryoke video:
We also produced our classic Wedding Highlights video for this lovely couple…
We received a card from the happy couple, they seem very pleased with their wedding DVDs!
We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.
Back in January this year we asked bands and singers to take part in Studio Sessions Week, an amazing week of new, cool music to showcase musical talent and to show the world what we can do at OYFE Productions and Sandstorm Records. We had a great response to this with over 40 bands applying to take part.
We selected our five and we’ve been hard at work producing their music tracks and studio demo videos and we will be releasing a new track every night this week at 8pm.
The videos will be added to this list when they come out, and you can read about the bands below.
Monday 30th March 2015 – Redhead – Live for today
Redhead are led by Ellis Crewe-Candy and his band from Basingstoke. They have a classic rock groove to their music which we thought was very much akin to Guns N Roses. The band is made up of Ellis Crewe-Candy on vocals, Robbie Wahfoot on lead Guitar, Sean ‘Seamus’ Queenan on Bass and Phillip ‘Pet’ Tetlow on drums. The boys recorded a great new track called ‘Live for today’.
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – Slam Cartel – Hypnotised
Slam Cartel brought their huge band and massive smashing rock sounds to the studio to record a live version of ‘Hypnotised’. The band is led by the charismatic Gary Moffat and with Terence Warville on Guitar, Damian J Fawsett on Lead Guitar, Marc Neudeck on Bass and Steve Campkin on the drums.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Foxer – Go to bed
Foxer have an old school bluesy rock vibe to their music and performed a song called ‘Go to bed’ which is wise words for those who sit up all night editing videos. Sam J Cutbush leads the band on Bass and vocals, Chris “Peaceman” Peace on Guitar, Roy Ludford also on Guitar and Synth and Jack Mitchell plays the Drums.
Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Arcaves – Stockholm
Arcaves brought an outstanding performance of one of their new songs called ‘Stockholm’, a mesmerisingly hypnotic piece that is a treat for your ears. Billy Wright and Liv Curtis supply beautiful vocals superbly inter-twined with Dan’s percussion and sounds, this is late night pop (as they call it) at it’s absolute best and this track would not be out of place in a thoughtful Hollywood movie soundtrack. Gorgeous.
Friday 3rd April 2015 – The Reckostacks – You, me in a bucket
We met Alex Beharrell at our recent Local Aid recording with his commanding voice and stage presence. This time he brought his band, The Reckostacks and their eclectic, bluesy folk vibe track called ‘You, me and a bucket’ which was performed with huge enthusiasm which led to a brilliant, inspiring studio session. The band is made up of Alex Beharrell on vocals and acoustic guitar, Chris Rouse on Lead Guitar, Phil Hodge on the biggest bass you have ever seen and Tom Heasman on the Drums – watch him on the fast bits!
Book your own Studio Session from £349
We offer Studio Sessions to bands and singers who are looking to get some material together to start gigging and promoting themselves. For £349 you can come to the Sandstorm Records studio in Goudhurst, Kent and we will provide a six hour recording session to mix and master several tracks and to make a studio demo video like these.
We have produced a music video for The Midnight River Crew called ‘My City of Fire’.
Mark Johnson asked us to provide a music video for his latest song which is a dark rocking track about the chaos erupting around the world and the political unrest we constantly see on the news.
We were given freedom to produce a video that encapsulates these themes.
The video features a musical performance from Mark and the young cast we assembled, we have produced a film that reflects this negative real-world narrative into a situation we all may relate to. The idea around the video is that a ragamuffin group of street boys play and exist in their own city of fire, a smashed out old industrial place where they can make war and run riot.
The song includes themes of a power, or an authority that tries to control everything which we have shown in the video as security guards re-enforcing their authority and forcing the children not to play in their city of fire. As in real life the authority is a threat and becomes the enemy.
Our video is effectively making a microcosm of that bigger world view and turning it into themes we can all relate to, and may have experienced in our own childhoods.
Themes of rebellion, freedom and resistance converge in this piece!
We are very pleased with the video and would like to thank all those who got involved, full cast list below.
Neil Finch as the security guard
Regarding the production, Mark Johnson wrote:
“It has been a pleasure working with you and Dave on this project. All involved can be proud of the film and we’ve had a good deal of fun too. Perhaps we’ll be able to do another film at some point in the not too distant future.”
My City of fire was written By Fiona Hughes, James Brennan, Robbie Boyd, and Mark Johnson, with guidance and creative input from Ray Davies (The Kinks).
We are very pleased to announce the release of an all new music video for The Overnight Angels and their awesome track, The Bridge.
The Overnight Angels are a young, energetic UK rock/metal band.
Self launched and managed they are currently recording some new and original material.
Tracks like Run! From Here, What You Take Me For and Pulling Me Down, aim with quick fire pace, catchy choruses, hooks and riffs. The song ‘The Bridge’ shows a more heavier sound and a more complex style to their music productions as you’ll see in the official video. Going full circle, the altogether softer sounding ‘Vale Amor‘ shows versatility and Niki’s fantastic vocal range and ability.
The band have strong influence from the likes of Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold, The Pretty Reckless and Bullet for My Valentine but hold their own and wrap in their own style.
We loved working with such a brilliant and enthusiastic band and we look forward to collaborating with them again in the future.
SPECIAL MUSIC VIDEO DEAL FOR BANDS!
If you would like to shoot a music video with us, get in touch, we are currently running an AMAZING special deal until 27th July 2014 and we are looking for bands – ask about the JULY27 deal and we will mail you back with all the details.