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Cut!! The Girls in action!

Cut!! The Girls in action!

Following the suggestions received from several Festival promoters lately, we in The Cakes finally bit the bullet and decided to record some video of us playing our material in a ‘live’ situation. . .

So, last Saturday we hired a small hall with the correct ambience, enlisted the services of Mr Pete Bilk (sound and video recordist extraordinaire – visit his website here >>), dressed in our best bib and tucker and set to…

Here are some shots of us taken throughout the day – unfortunately what they don’t really portray is how mind numbingly cold the hall was (not great for trying to look relaxed whilst playing intricate and delicate music!). Although the hall in fact had an excellent heating system, this proved to be so loud that we had to turn it off for the duration of the filming! (hence the hastily foraged halogen heater that threw a strangely satisfying glow over the whole proceedings).

Editing is well under way and we hope to have several tunes posted to both YouTube and our own website in the new week or so … as ever stay tuned for details!

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr Bilk

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr Bilk

An arty shot of the heater!

An arty shot of the heater!

Karen art directs

Karen art directs in the cold!

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The good people at Cultural Arts Travelogue have just put a short piece of video up on their blog featuring The Cakes, both live in performance (not fantastic quality I fear but I think that was more due to the surroundings, ambient noise etc?) but also using some of our newly recorded tunes as backing to the rest of the video… (the sounds quality improves dramatically from the 0.42 point!)

King Alfred's Cakes video clip

King Alfred's Cakes video clip

Check it out on their site here >>

Strangely this is good timing for us, as we are hoping to shoot our own little bit of video in the next week or so. Several club and festival promoters have suggested this as a good marketing tool (seeing us live in concert gives them a much better idea of how we actually sound than a possibly over-produced CD might?) so keep watching this space, you crazy folk fans!

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Last week I met up with an old school friend who I haven’t seen for a very large number of years!

He now has a very successful career as a photographer, and has recently been tinkering with the following piece of live action video I thought I’d share with everyone – the first in a series that documents the transformation of everyday objects in some way:

Abstract Chocolate 1 on Vimeo

Abstract Chocolate 1 on Vimeo

Called Abstract Chocolate , the piece can be seen on the following Vimeo site >>

Check out Darrin’s more traditional, but still excellent, photographic work here >>

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