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Video Launch: Cutlery Shed

Video Launch: Julia Turner’s Cutlery Shed with Lauren Bradford and Isolde
Wednesday 17th December, 7:30pm at The Old Bookshop, Bristol.

As the new waitress at a large Melbourne restaurant in 2011 Julia was sent every night to polish cutlery in the stinky, hot bin room. There was a lot of cutlery and it took many long dull hours. The boredom led to some woeful singing and out of the drudge came a song. Cutlery Shed was recorded for Julia’s debut album in late 2012 with full band.

This new release is an acapella version arranged for Eko, a vocal trio made up of Julia Turner, Lauren Bradford and Isolde. After larking about with cutlery and choreography they thought it would be fun to make a music video. Thanks to Ben at The Old Bookshop the trio were able to use his beautifully quirky bar as a backdrop – he even makes an appearance in the film as evil restaurant manager, though this is entirely fictional and Eko think Ben is one of the nicest people they’ve ever met. Created by Dan King this music video is comic and well crafted with vocal harmonies that will raise the roof. A must see for any Old Bookshop veteran.

There will be live music from Isolde, Lauren Bradford and Julia Turner from 7:30pm. The 5-minute film will be screened at 10pm.

Bubs, singing and photography

BYOB soudcheck

BYOB soundcheck

Online social networking can often be a real drag but it is a necessary part of business these days whatever your trade. On the plus side being part of an online community also has lots of perks and it’s when you make real face-to-face contact with like-minded people that all the twooting and friend-facing pays off!

I first met Daniel King in person in Bedminster just before xmas. He had contacted me a few days before asking if there were any gigs that I’d like photographed. I was putting the finishing touches to my plans to organise a vocal extravaganza which involved three vocal groups that I am involved with singing at SouthBank Christmas market. He agreed to come along and I was thrilled at the thought of having this event that I’d put so much time into documented. I’d checked out Dkingp‘s portfolio online and liked what I’d seen but was blown away by the photos he took at the the market. Until looking at these pics I hadn’t quite appreciated how beautiful the building was. I also love the way he has used colour to enhance the subject.

Find out about BYOBaby choir at www.juliaturner.co.uk/BYOB
Find out about The Bartones choir at http://thebartones.wordpress.com
See more pics by Daniel King at www.dkingp.com

BYOB bubs 2


BYOB little reindeer

Little reindeer


BYOB in concert

BYOB in concert

The Bartones - mascot

The Bartones and their little mascot

The Bartones

The Bartones

Eko longshot

Vocal trio