Saturday 22nd September
Today has been a full day. Dandelion Wars have been Shooting another Video for Bristol artist Rebel Dean. This video was intended to look like old footage pulled from the 80s 'Top of the Pops' archives. Even to the pleasure of having 80s legend Mike Read from the actual 'Top of the Pops' of our time, travel to Plymouth, from London taking time out of his busy schedule of his Radio show 'Magic1548' to appear in the video, and in true TOTP's fashion, introduce Rebel Deans performance on the show. A true professional and a pure pleasure to meet..Photos to follow..keep an eye on our pictures section.
Friday 10th August
Dandelion wars have spent the Day in Western Super-Mare, We have been gifted with the opportunity to film the 2012 dvd release of the Rock'n'Roll Theatre production 'That'll Be The Day'. A family show that takes us through decades of rock'n'roll music in its 27th year. Our edit will be finished and on sale on DVD by the end of August. The show is in Plymouth Theatre Royal in November 2012 and highly recommend anyone to go and see it...a fast pace show of immense talent and the best music and humour the last 5 decades have had to offer....http://www.thatllbetheday.com/
Saturday 28th July
We have been Shooting another Video for Huron as they have recently been signed to a new and bigger record lable and have been playing all the major metal festivals leading up to there new album release. The new Video is set in the Devonport Boxing Gym and cuts to lots of recent footage of Huron playing to a crowd of thousands at the Donigton Festival. Was a good day and should have some good footage. The new Album is sounding awesome.
Friday 14th June
Dandelion Wars have spent the day filming Video number 8 for Rebel dean. Today was an exciting day as we travelled to Birmingham to shoot the video with the great Rock & Roll kings ‘Jets’. These guys are and were legends and couldn’t have been more accommodating. A big thanks guys, you made a long journey very worth while. The day went as planned the guys kept us entertained by stories of their many TV appearences on ‘Tizwaz’ and ‘Top of the pops’ ..very funny guys. ..and boy do they sound polished live..thanks again.
Monday 11th June
Dandelion Wars have met a local author ‘Jonny Gibbings’. He has a recently published book that is causing global controversy. The book is called ‘Malice in Blunderland’ having just read it I can say...please hunt this book out... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Malice-Blunderland-Jonny-Gibbings/dp/1908122129 it’s a very disturbing, funny and gritty tale, told in a way that keeps you turning. It has recently been picked up by a large film studio, and plans are currently underway to bring this story to the big screen, and with Kiereon Hawkes in as director who as recently finished working on ‘Promethious’ and recently released British gritty drama ‘Piggy’, this is set be a space to watch. Dandelion wars have become involved in working with Jonny to produce a Promo for the book. Many plans have been made and we hope to share this with you very soon.
Wednesday 23rd May
Dandelion Wars spent the day in Wales Filming music video Number 7 for Bristol artist ‘Rebel Dean’. We worked with a good bunch of musicians that had been used to record the soon to be released Album. It was filmed in a theatre with screaming crowds...and has been a fun shoot for so many reasons...hopefully the results will look as fun....watch this space.
Sunday 26th February
Dandelion Wars have just returned from a video shoot in Basingstoke. We have completed our 4th project with Bristol Artist ‘Rebel Dean’, today’s shoot included ‘Slim Jim Phantom’ (Drummer of the Stray Cats) on drums who had flown in from L.A. and ‘Darrel Higham’ (Imelda May’s husband and guitarist) on guitar, we all hung out in Darrel’s recording studio to capture a ‘Fly on the wall’ style music video as they wrote and recorded a new 'Rebel Dean' song. The shoot went very well and it was a pleasure to meet everyone today, and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and hospitality, a special thanks to Clive for putting up with the chaos. We are off now for endless editing. Dandelion Wars are very much looking forward to the Record Lable allowing us to release these videos sometime in the summer.
Tuesday 11th October
Just spent the day shooting a video in Western-Super-Mare with Artist 'Rebel Dean' and the great 'Linda Gail Lewis' whos is the sister of the one and only 'Jerry Lee Lewis'. It was a very productive day with a lot of work to fit into a limited day. It was great to meet and work with her and we are looking forward to hearing her feedback. This was the 3rd shoot we have completed with 'Rebel Dean' and look forward to many more.
Saturday 18th June
Dandelion Wars are Looking forward to working with an Artist By the name of 'Libby Nicholls', a young talent with a great voice who is looking to get a recording of 'Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man'..We will be offering our recording facillites for the recording, also filming, editing and producing the promotional video to accompany this...watch this space..hoping to finish this project within the next couple weeks.
Sunday 27th February 2011 'Joker'
Shooting started today on a music video to promote local cover giants 'Joker'. This was at a location within Stonehouse Barracks and was set in an old looking 1920's style theatre. It was a long days shoot comprising of story intro, mixed with live band footage. This is to be the Official Video for their song Zombie, which is a cranberries cover. Joker have re-recorded this song and will be releasing it in aid of the 'Help for Heroes' Charity and is soon be availiable on i-Tunes.
Sunday 10th October 2010 'Huron'
This was our second shoot with recently signed 'Huron' This was a Video for their Title track to their second Album 'Mary Celeste'. This was a far more intimate video shoot than the first and followed a very old pirate theme as dictated by the title.
Sunday 15th August 2010 'Rusty Angels' advert shoot
This was a fun shoot with Local rock covers band 'Rusty Angels'. This being the second advert we have completed for the band, who dont like to take themselves seriously. The shoot was short and a lot of fun, with re-writes happening right through the day, as the bands mixed sense of humour became more aparent as the day's shoot went on.
Sunday 25th April 2010 'Huron' Shoot
This shoot was the first video for recently signed heavy metal band 'Huron'. It is a high energy song that needed a high energy video which called for quick takes lots of visuals and raw looking location and weeks of editing. This video was given a Harding Certficate and IRCS code which enabled it to be picked up and played by 'Scuzz', (a national heavy metal music channel on 'sky') and eventually aired as a new up and coming band feature.
Wednesday 13th April 2010 'Sunny Side of Town'
This was the first day of a week long shoot with lots of help and involvement with extra actors from Plymouth, Bristol and London. Along with an extensive film crew. All to make a 30 minute short story of a man finding out how far he will go to save his family. This was to be shown at the 'Raindance film festival'.