Red Red Video Shoot, Conversion Studios, Gillingham, Dorset

Friday 6th July 2012

This following article is written by Jake from the Red Red who, along with Rob, did a brilliant job with filming our recent videos on Friday 6th July 2012…

Nu Generation & Conversion Studios

Nu Generation at Conversion Studios

The Nu Generation Band

“Rob and I had the pleasure of working with Billy Baker during our TLLP session back in October. Billy liked the session videos we recorded and asked us if we’d be up for shooting his band Nu Generation in a studio in North Dorset.

Nu Generation are a party band based on the South Coast who cover the UK for functions, weddings and parties. Their covers set list is HUGE containing your contemporary modern pop belters such as Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon), She Said (Plan B) and Cee Lo Green (Forget You) to first dance favourites Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) and Make You Feel My Love (Adele) along with Classics and Motown hits (James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Thin Lizzy…) The list is epic and can be seen here. So all in all it was a no brainer, we prepared for our road trip to North Dorset.

Our preparation it seems however was not all that was needed. A decent sat-nav and a spare phone charger would have helped, and failing that a good old fashioned paper map. One that covered Dorset and not just Hampshire. For those who know me it’ll come as no surprise that we got a little bit lost. For those who don’t; I get lost. A lot.

Anyways… when we arrived at the location we were met with an incredible sight (and sound). Conversion Studios is built on a large property on farm land with an expansive studio and session area. The recording facilities house a world class recording console which I won’t even pretend to know anything about and a studio team who have worked with the likes of Led Zepplin, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller, Supergrass and … well, you get the picture.

Run by the soundest of sound engineers Josh Parker, Conversion Studios was a fantastic spot filled with fantastic people. As you’d expect, they love music – but Conversion Studios take it to another level by hosting Conversion Live! A place where you can watch awesome musicians doing what they do best. You can check out their episode list here.

So all in all it will come as no surprise to learn that the shoot was quick, the band were extremely slick and we quickly wrapped. A can of Strongbow (cheers Josh) and a slice of cake later (cheers Billy) we headed back to Southampton for a cheese and Bacon sarnie without getting lost once, and believe me that was the most unexpected win of the night.”

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