With 2020 unfolding as it has, UK four-piece Deaf Havana – who were one of the few British guitar bands to achieve a top 10 album in 2018 with their fifth studio album Rituals– is creating an intimate night’s performance at London’s St. Pancras Church. Lead vocalist James Veck-Gilodi is teaming up with long time creative collaborator Jon Stone and LiveFrom Events to make up for the lack of tours.
Director Jon Stone (Mumford and Sons, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Apple Music), acclaimed DOP Tom Welsh, and outstanding lighting from Tourlite Design, have collaborated with James to make an innovative and exciting production that pushes the boundaries of live-streaming creativity.
Jon states: “With the suspension of the live music industry this collaboration is trying to find a new and exciting way to capture James’ unique energy and present a live show which can be watched from the comfort of the fans’ homes. The growing importance of live-streaming within the music industry means finding innovative ways to enhance the viewing experience through our collective passion and creativity. We hope the fans will enjoy the show!”
James adds: “Initially, when Jon approached me a couple of months back about doing a live stream, I wasn’t too sure, as I’m not really a big fan of livestreams. They don’t usually capture the energy that we all need when we go to see live music. Jon and I talked extensively about how we could try and capture something that was visually stunning, but could also recreate that buzz you get from seeing a performance in real life. I’ve always been a fan of reworked versions so I’ve jumped at the chance to create some slightly stranger and more out-there versions of our pre-existing songs. The end product is going to be, visually, the best performance video I have ever been involved in and I’m incredibly excited for everyone to join us.”
Steve Machin, co-founder of LiveFrom, the leading full-service artist-centric streaming platform, where the show will be available exclusively, commented : “LiveFrom is thrilled to be working on what promises to be a ground-breaking event that will demonstrate what’s possible with an online event. The world of streaming is very new, so we are investing heavily in technology and services to help ensure that the experience for both fans and their favourite artists is top notch”. Alan Rakov, co-founder LiveFrom, added: “LiveFrom is focussed on delivering not just outstanding video and audio, but productions that offer a real connection to the artist that can bridge the gap during these uncertain times. We can’t wait to bring this unique event from acclaimed director Jon Stone and the incredibly talent that is James Veck-Gilodi to fans worldwide.”
£10 tickets to the solo performance which is to be streamed online on Sunday, July 19 at 20:00 BST are available now at livefrom.events/deafhavana. For more information visit: http://www.deafhavana.comor www.Jonstonevideo.com