“It is fun to be alive. It's a hell of a lot better than being dead.”
Joe 'Woody' Strummer
- The Clash
29/02/2016 - several updates
Have had a busy week, drafting film proposals; more press confirmation coming soon; more locations have been agreed for shooting; crew is growing; we will be interviewing our first wave of musicians Friday 4th March - cant wait to start filming with some musical legends!
20/02/2016 - aRCHIVE MATERIAL
Had a great day scanning & archiving some great press cuttings and articles from the last 25 years; donated courtesy of Dean Beddis (Cowboy Killers/Kriminal Records/Bad Sam). Some great pieces there.
15/02/2016 - FOCUS Wrexham ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Please to be giving a directorial talk this year at the FOCUS Wales Arts & Music Festival in Wrexham; will hopefully be showcasing a teaser from the forthcoming film. www.focuswales.com
In 1971 a venue opened in Newport that etched its way into music history. 'The Legendary TJ's' has become synonymous with hosting many great worldwide musicians there. We explore how the South Wales town's community developed their passion for friendship their passion for music and the passion that founded a long lasting music scene.
ABOUT THE FILM
BANDS & MUSICIANS
CLUBS & VENUES
Newport became the place which attracted countless amounts of bands to play throughout the generations. Stories of which echo in folklore to this day.
Liverpool had the Cavern, Manchester the Hasienda & New York CGBGs - every town has an iconic place that young people meet to express themselves.
The dedication to the cause included local independent promoters, record stores, labels, fanzines & club owners - a complete subculture.
Young people with diverse musical addictions attempted to indulge themselves with their passion for music & alternative lifestyles.
All archive materials received will be dated, logged and cataloged. Due to the age of materials they will be handed with extreme care, scanned and digitized. All originals will be returned safely.
Any concerns or questions on any the above support, please don't hesitate to get in contact.
Archive is essential for us in telling this legacy of the music scene. If you have any old footage, photos, newspaper cuttings that you are willing to share please drop us a message.
Will be publishing in the near future an official KICKSTARTER page for the film to help us raise funds to support the production, with various rewards for each pledges given from backers.
Would you like to get involved in the film? Remember that story of the show you played, or saw that time ago in Newport - you think its worth documenting - well get in touch with us below please.
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