I was invited by my friend Tom Middleton to provide DJ support for him at the British Film Institute where he was premièring his new ‘Lifetracks’ project.
His début solo album was ten years in the making, consisting of compositions inspired by places that he’d visited around the globe.
It’s actually a great piece of work. I’d been working with Tom on the album artwork and design for the LP and was fortunate enough to get hold of a copy; it’s one of those albums that stands up to repeated listens. In fact it improves with age.
Anyway, Big Chill Recordings signed the LP to the label – this event was designed to raise general awareness and to début the visual work that was designed to accompany it as a live piece.
These amazing visuals were prepared by Ben Mason (Red Dog) and Nick Hillel (Yeast) and the gig took place in a sumptuous seated auditorium which was perfect.
I played some tunes out in the foyer between the two performances; it was OK but very noisy, hence I couldn’t really hear what I was doing; plus I got pretty pissed on the free bar tab..
Pete Lawrence and Murray Clarke also manned the decks along with Tom later that night, although I’d left by that time; trains to catch etc..
The music video produced by AV3 for the launch of Tom Middleton’s Lifetracks LP, premièred at the BFI in London in June 2007.
The track ‘St Ives Bay’ was shot on location at Godrevy in Cornwall, overlooking the bay. It includes additional footage by Serena Rodgers.