The Magic Flute
Here is some video of a very cool production of the Magic Flute with which I was involved. It was a 29-piece band: piano (Richard Chew), bass (Lyndon Gray), drums (me) and vocals x 26 (the Tutti Ensemble).
Collaborator: Leo Auri
Mein dickie old chum Leo and I did a bunch of concerts around Berlin in 2009. He sneakily recorded our final show, at Salon Petra, which was the best of the lot I think.
Features Leo on vocals, piano and a box of dingsbums, and me on drums and a nice resonant pot.
Leo Auri website (with heaps of stuff including a few free downloadable mp3s)
Moose and Squirrel is what happens every time Chris, Jamie and I get together and play without specific instructions or stylistic guidance. The music is usually fairly intense, loud and fun.
For this gig we had artist Steve O'connor arting on stage with us. The songs are named after what he drew.
Lovingly engineered and bootlegged by Marty Jones, one of the best and most averagely-heighted sound guys in Adelaide.
We had a lot of fun playing John Zorn's Cobra game piece. It was the first time I'd ever played with Adam or Hilary, and also my first time playing the banjo in front of a crowd. I think the whole thing sounds pretty sweat. I mean sweet.
Expertly recorded by Marty Jones, Adelaide's most versatile and least-likely-to-whine-about-difficult-bands-to-engineer-for sound-engineer.
This was one of the first Satan's Cheerleaders shows, professionally recorded so we could use it as a demo to get more shows.
A lot has changed since 2006 but I still think this sounds pretty good. If you like this somewhat you will freaking love the album - grab it from one of these links:
Simon Ridley - guitar, vocals, theremin
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