Young and ambitious singer/songwriter Nick Stephenson has set up the immersive experience that is the David Bowie Musical Walking Tour. On the 8th of January 2017 (Bowies birthday), Nick launched his musical tour around Brixton which has gained momentum and popularity for those who wish to pay their respects and celebrate the incredible life of legend David Bowie.
The tour begins at Brixton tube station where Nick greets participants with his guitar, then weaves around the streets of Brixton where Bowie was born and performed his first gig (Brixton Academy). At each stop Nick sings one of Bowies’ songs encouraging his fellow Bowie lovers to sing along!
Alongside this, Nick tells the poignant story of Bowie’s life and work in Brixton which often takes customers to rare and unique sites. Nick has extensively researched Bowies love of Brixton and customers are in for a treat if they decide to take the magically musical 2 hour long tour.
Nick has received rave reviews for his tour online and via TimeOut London:
“A beautiful afternoon with the lovely tour guide and his side kick Coco. No better way to spend DB's birthday than visiting his childhood and singing his songs”(Facebook).
The tour runs regularly on Wednesdays & Fridays at 11am and 2pm, Sundays at 2pm.
UK TVC - Music Composition, Sound Design & Audio Post
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We are proud to have worked closely with Brett Foraker/RSA, Matt Westrup/Joyrider, the Golley Slater Cardiff's creative directors David Abbott and Paul Williams and Amanda Lowit at The TV Production Office to craft the music and sound design for the "Mitsubishi Motors in the UK" 30 second TV commercial for the New PHEV and Mitsubishi's sponsorship of C4 Documentaries which air from October 19th.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the world’s first 4WD Plug-in Hybrid SUV that produced a remarkable 148mpg and became the UK’s number one selling hybrid vehicle. The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV not only has even more impressive numbers at its heart, but has undergone a complete redesign with stunning exterior styling and a premium interior finish.
In short, the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV meant that on all levels ‘Numbers never looked this good’.
Rob Baker, one of SNK’s top engineers, sculpted the creative sound design for the 30 second TV commercial. It was key that there was a clear definition between the various environments, whilst maintaining the stylistic flow throughout the spot. Rob explains “the sound design and bespoke music have a real interplay and work together to form a really full-textured soundbed, we wanted the contemporary soundtrack to feel like one really coherent piece that underpinned the beautiful visuals”.
Mike Leeson, Managing Director of Advertising at Golley Slater says,
"The team at Golley Slater is excited to have delivered another stunning piece of creative for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK.
Our Numbers campaign will help maintain its position as the UK's leading plug-in hybrid car brand and, for the third consecutive year, the UK's fastest growing mainstream car brand”.
Amanda Lowit, MD/Senior TV Producer of The TV Production Office commented:
"You only have one chance to craft a piece of work the agency and client can be proud of so as a producer, its important to surround yourself with people you trust to craft each part of the process to the best possible quality.
SNK Music/sound studios are the most trusted of all - they always hit the brief with cost effective stand out music and sound design which is always creatively delivered against the brief.
Seb, Sam and their team always go way beyond the call of duty and work closely with the director and the agency to ensure "stand out" music/sound design, hence why they are an award winning company in their field. The fact they are both a music company and sound studio definitely aids the cohesion for the best final audio mix”
Client: Mitsubishi Motors in the UK
Clients: Kate Woodward General Manager, Communications
Darren Beard: National Advertising Manager
Agency: Golley Slater Cardiff
Creative Directors: Paul Williams / David Abbott
Account Director: Natalie Wilson
Senior TV Producer: Amanda Lowit at The TV Production Office
Production Company PHEV TVC: RSA Films
Director PHEV TVC: Brett Foraker
Producer PHEV TVC: Ben Porter
New L200 and PHEV Sponsorship idents: Matt Westrup/Joyrider
Post house: Smoke & Mirrors
Creative Sound design and Mix: Seb Juvlier at SNK Studios
Bespoke music composition: Seb Juliver, Ben Siegal and Rob Baker at SNK Music
Senior audio producer – Sam Dillon at SNK Studios/Music
An exciting addition to our ever bourgeoning shelf of pride! SNK Studios were thrilled to be part of the winning team for a prestigious Silver 'Shark' award at the Kinsale Festival in Ireland. The award for Best Direction featured original music and audio post from SNK Studios on the 13th Street channel promo created earlier this year, for NBC Universal.
Huge congratulations to Director Guy Soulsby and Creative Director Andrew Clyde.
Along with the music for dozens of radio and Spotify commercials produced at SNK Studios over the past few months, we've just had the PRS confirm that our original music compositions were recently broadcast on TV in the following legendary programmes!
Flog It, What Not To Wear, Tanked, Worlds Dumbest Criminals, a re-run of Top Gear, the theme music to My Super Sweet Sixteen and several high-profile TV commercials including The Royal Navy, Rated People and a world famous fashion house who shall remain nameless!
SNK's Studio 1 was recently taken on a temporary jaunt to Wales for a mini-break.
Golley Slater's new 'Visit Wales' TVC and cinema commercials arrived ready for their audio post production. Gorgeous shots of Welsh coast and countryside were imbued with sound design and overlayed with a traditional Welsh song performed by Cerys Matthews.
SNK provided final TV mix as well as supplying the Dolby mix for cinema, head over here to check out the final versions and full credits
The 26th International Visual Communications Association (IVCA) awards described as a ‘celebration of communication creativity and effectiveness’ took place last Friday 28th March at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Music arrangement & production for corporate fundraising campaign.
This year we had had the pleasure of working with our friends at Knifedge on this year's Crisis Christmas Card, an e-card package that corporations buy to raise money for Crisis.
Eight different Crisis members performed their own renditions of classic Christmas songs, including "White Christmas", "Silent Night" and "I Believe in Father Christmas". Here at SNK we recorded and produced full musical arrangemnets around their fantastic vocal performances, before of the eight Crisis members were then filmed in a Christmassy location performing their song again, allowing Knifedge to create a pop music video for each of them.
SNK director Kayvan Moghaddassi had this to say:
"This project was something I was particularly enthusiastic about working on, as I've been a volunteer at Crisis Christmas for six years now and I've seen first hand how the fantastic work which Crisis does can have such a positive impact on the lives of the individuals it helps. Whilst striving to transform the lives of homeless people and campaigning for change to prevent individuals becoming homeless in the first place, Crisis relys on donors to fund the work they do. I'm looking forward to seeing this campaign reach its fundraising target."
So far, the campaign has raised nearly £500,000 of its target of £600,000.
We're delighted that both the Canon 'Legria' idents for Drum and Royal Navy 'Predator' TV ad for WCRS have been picked up for relicense in the last month.
We're especially pleased about these two as they both have some of our best original music composition on there - so it's nice to know they're being put to good use!! Both were re-voiced at SNK Studios in the last month and are now on TV.
Toyota Yaris 'Social Snapshot' wins award with SNK's sound & music.
Congratulations to Glue Isobar for scooping the top honour in January's IAB Creative Showcase award with the Toyota Yaris 'Social Snapshot' Facebook campaign. SNK Studios created the original music composition and sound design and are delighted to have been involved in the now award winning project. Well done everyone!