Studio Sessions Week – The Videos!

Welcome to Studio Sessions Week 2016

Studio Sessions Week 2016

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.

The videos will show up here at 8pm every night.

The Full Schedule:

8pm Monday 20th June – Valerio Lysander
8pm Tuesday 21st June – Paolo Morena
8pm Wednesday 22nd June – Bedroom/Boredom
8pm Thursday 23rd June – Arc Isla
8pm Friday 24th June – Arcaves

 


Valerio Lysander

Released on Monday 20th June 2016

Valerio Lysander performing 'Ryan'

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.

Valerio’s upcoming gigs on Facebook


Paolo Morena

Released on Tuesday 21st June 2016

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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

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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.


Arc Isla

Released on Thursday 23rd June 2016

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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.


Arcaves

Released on Friday 24th June 2016

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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.

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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!

 

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Studio Sessions Week 2016

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It’s time once again for our Studio Sessions Week!

What is Studio Sessions Week?

Now in it’s third year, we throw open our doors at Sandstorm Records and invite singers, bands and musicians to come and record a track and studio video with us, for free.

A few weeks after the recording session we have a special week where we release a new track and video every night for a whole week!

Bands and singers get a free mastered track and video to promote with and we get to produce and showcase some awesome music, and all for free.

To get a better idea of what this is all about, check out last year’s event.

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How does it work?

  • We invite bands from all over to submit an application to take part on our special Studio Sessions Week 2016 entry form.

  • We then review everyone’s entry, listen to all the stuff you send us and select 5 acts to take part.

  • The selected acts will join us at our studio in Goudhurst, Kent to record their track and video.

  • Several weeks later we release all the new music, one per night, every night for a whole week.

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When does all this happen?

All acts will be recorded over a single weekend, this year the recording slots are:

  • Saturday 23rd April (9am-12pm)

  • Saturday 23rd April (1pm-4pm)

  • Saturday 23rd April (5pm-8pm)

  • Sunday 24th April (9am-12pm)

  • Sunday 24th April (1pm-4pm)

All acts must be available on at least one of these dates to take part.

 

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So how can I get involved?

Easy, if you are in a band or regularly sing at gigs, or indeed if you are a musician doing your own thing, perhaps with an interesting instrument – we want to hear from you!

Step 1
Go on Facebook and LIKE the OYFE Productions page.

Step 2
Go on Facebook and LIKE the Sandstorm Records page.

By doing this, you can find out more about our studio and how we roll and also keep in touch with all the latest offers and special recording deals with us.

Step 3
Complete our Studio Sessions 2016 entry form and tell us exactly why you or your band needs to be in Studio Sessions Week.

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A few rules and points to note – PLEASE READ.

  1. We will be recording and filming all participating acts during one weekend in April.

  2. 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.

  3. To ensure a high quality recording and video, bands must be on time at the studio at their scheduled time.

  4. The Sandstorm Records studio is in Goudhurst in Kent, so if you live in Timbuktu, make sure you can get to us before entering.

  5. We are recording original songs only, no covers please, all acts must have a song rehearsed that we can record.

  6. 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.

 

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Offer is open to all bands, singers and musicians
  2. 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.
  3. The Top Five acts that we choose will be notified on Thursday 31st March 2016.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. All participants agree to their video being hosted on the OYFE Productions/Sandstorm Records YouTube Channels in perpetuity.
  7. All participants are required to LIKE both the OYFE Productions and Sandstorm Records Facebook pages.
  8. All participants are required to sign our videography and recording agreement prior to the studio recording.
  9. 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.
  10. Final track (mp3) and video file will be provided to the band two weeks after Studio Sessions Week has ended.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

Studio Sessions with Undecided Prophecy

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We recently worked with a hot new Kent rock band, Undecided Prophecy at one of our Studio Sessions.

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!

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Studio Sessions

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.

Studio Sessions Week

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This week is Studio Sessions Week!

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.

Please see the studio sessions page for the full details. We also can provide creative music video productions, lyrics videos and all manner of audio recording services.

If you would like to know more or book in, please get in touch.

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Studio Sessions Week – The Random Draw

Studio Sessions Week - The Random Draw!

After listening to an incredible amount of music we whittled our Studio Sessions Week line up to our top three acts which are Arcaves, Slam Cartel and Black Thorn.

Unfortunately Black Thorn were unable to make their session, as they live a long way away, so we substituted them with our favourite runner-up who was Foxer.

We then decided to have a random draw to find our fourth and fifth act, the results are in the video below.

About Studio Sessions Week

Studio Sessions Week is a whole week of new music, delivered by five fantastic, local and UK acts and put together by OYFE Productions in collaboration with Sandstorm Records.

We release a new video each day for a whole week, Monday – Friday so don’t miss that in March 2015!

 

Book your own Studio Session!

We offer studio sessions at great rates for bands, singers and musicians. You get 6 hours and our team to record tracks and produce a demo video. Feel free to check out our Studio Sessions page for the full details – everyone is welcome!

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JIMFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

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We were invited to film at a music event in Blackburn called JimFest.

Now in it’s fourth year, JimFest is a local music festival which is getting bigger and better every year. This year’s event was in aid of Cystic Fibrosis and was supported by some great local bands. The line up was Adapt or Die, The Vagrants, Kelly’s Heroes, Leo Harris and the Bray Katz, Dead Man’s Hand and The Bright Sparks.

We filmed and interviewed the bands and made a commemorative DVD of the event that showcases each band that played The DVD also includes a short video all about the event by the people who were there.

The DVDs are being distributed by Rob Watson and the organisers.

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In the video highlights we interview Jim, the founder of JimFest and also a man very central to the operation, Rob Watson, who also plays in the band; ‘Adapt or Die’.

The full band line up was amazing, made up of 6 local bands.

Here are all the videos:

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The Vagrants

Kelly’s Heroes

Leo Harris & The Bray Katz

Dead Man’s Hand

The Bright Sparks

 

We also met a magician called Kevin Cunliffe who decided to shock us with a crazy trick!

 

The event was kindly sponsored by The Cardboard Box Company, The Senator Group and Bank on Dave who provided everything that was needed for the event.

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The Party Barn – A Unique Party Venue

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Our friends, the guys from The Devil’s Cut Combo, Rob and George invited OYFE Productions to their first party in their brand new party barn!

Watch the video to see the Party Barn come to life!

The Party Barn stage

Rob and George wanted to create their own speakeasy style Party Barn that they could set up anywhere. George being a master carpenter and one of those guys who can build just about anything set about creating a timber frame to make a non-permanent party venue with room for a stage and bar, that they can put up anywhere and they really have, the barn is amazing!

The guys are looking to hire this as a venue / party concept and have created an amazing package, literally a massive vintage, retro, party in a box!

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You get:

  • The Barn – an awesome place to have your party come rain or shine!

  • A well stocked bar with vintage cocktails, wines and cask conditioned ales.

  • The Devil’s Cut Combo band who will rock the party out all night long.

  • Singers and side-show acts

  • Magician entertaining the crowds

  • Dancers performing 50’s era dance moves

  • A retro DJ

  • Vaudeville Cabaret acts, Stilt-walkers, Fire breathers and dancers

  • Your favourite film crew (us!)

  • Plus loads of other neat touches and ideas

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The whole theme is of a retro, vintage 50’s dance hall, great for your guests to dress up and come and party.

We really hope the guys lots of luck with this venture, if you’d like to book the Hole in the wall Party Barn or find out more, get in touch with Rob Hillier at Gotcha Records.

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The party was served up with lashings of hot boogie woogie in the Party Barn!

OYFE Productions The Moving Pictures Recording Company

Studio Sessions – Record Music & Video

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Here at OYFE, and in collaboration with music producer, Lee Golledge from Sandstorm Records we provide a great service for bands, singers and musicians looking to take the next step in their music career.

We can help you record music tracks at the best studio quality possible for EPs and Albums and we can also film your performance to make a demo video to share online and with promoters.

Here’s what’s included:

  • 2-3 professionally recorded, mixed and mastered music tracks of your choice.*
  • One of the tracks will be made into a studio style video.
  • 10 Promotional photos from your footage
  • Full support and marketing on the OYFE Productions social network.

*Subject to time, we provide six hours to record your tracks and are VERY flexible on how we use your studio session time for what you want to achieve.

 

Our Showreel

Please enjoy our Showreel of recent work:

You can also watch a 60 second video that shows our studio and what we can do for you.

The full details about the music recording and video making services we offer can all be found on the Studio Sessions page – get in touch if you would like to know more.

What our clients say:

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Studio Sessions Week – Five NEW Music Videos

Studio Sessions Week - A week of music videos with OYFE Productions & Sandstorm Records

It’s Studio Sessions Week here at OYFE Productions!

In collaboration with Sandstorm Records in Goudhurst we have recorded five new music videos by five local bands to showcase their music and also to show you the wealth of audio and visual services we can offer to bands, singers and musicians.

So who do we have?

 

Monday 3rd March – Crashers X – Mr Brightside

A performance of Mr Brightside, a collaboration with members from the Crashers Party Band.

 

Tuesday 4th March – Milly Mae – Green Light

A stunning performance of a brand new track by Milly Mae called Green Light. Epic vocals and a full on rock beat.

 

Wednesday 5th March – Lee Golledge & Friends – All I Need

A chilled out summer time track by Lee Golledge, Nick Eve and Neil Williams.

 

Thursday 6th March – The Devil’s Cut Combo – Hot Foam Shave

A cracking rock-a-billy track by the fantastic Devil’s Cut Combo.

 

Friday 7th March – Nick Eve – Breathe

An all new acoustic track written and performed by Nick Eve.

 

Please check back and see the videos as they are released at 8pm every day during Studio Sessions Week. The videos will be here and on the OYFE Productions and Sandstorm Records Facebook pages. Come and say hello.

If you are a singer or in a band and want to record some music tracks and demo video, please check out our Studio Sessions page where we offer 6 hours of recording time at our Goudhurst studio for you to record music tracks and a video to showcase your work.

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