Not content working on one panto a year I’m now in preparation for another. Now in its 4th year, the Dugdale Centre brings colourful Panto cheer to Enfield over the Easter Holidays. Written and produced by Marc Day with original music by myself, this year’s production is the classic tale Pinocchio.
Marc creates a unique production combining live actors and beautiful Muppet-style puppetry. Really worth a look, and of course the music’s great too!
Pinocchio runs from 25th March – 12th April
I’m pleased to announce that I will once again this year be arranging all the music for the fun-packed Easter Panto at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield. Last year’s classic take was Hansel & Gretel. This year its Rapunzel, back in popularity after Disney’s adaptation, Tangled.
I’ll be arranging and recording all the music for the show and this year I’ll be acting as Musical Director too, taking the performers through the music and teaching melodies and harmonies. Most of the music will be well known catchy tunes from musicals and films. However, and I’m excited about this, the plan is that Rapunzel will feature some original music too (composed by myself of course, with perhaps a little help from director Marc Day). So watch this space for more details as they unfold.
Rapunzel runs from March 30th – April 13th at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield.
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Its been a really busy year at Red Herring. Several new clients on board and some branching-out into other areas, including location recording. In September Chris @burg87 went on location to @Sadlers_Wells and @RoyalAlbertHall to record two @theatretrain shows, Now Then and Licensed to thrill, the latter featuring a 19 piece orchestra and choir of 1200 children. The shows were recorded for DVD by @Colbridge for release later in the year. Check the samples page soon for a sneak preview.
On the music arranging front, Chris is currently arranging the backing tracks and recording vocals for 20 new tracks for past client @JoJinglesHQ for a forthcoming CD. Lots of old favourites given a new, contemporary twist, a perfect Christmas stocking filler!
If you’re looking for a recording studio in Essex or backing tracks, musical arrangements, or you’re a songwriter looking for a producer to bring your music alive then get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a tweet – @burg87
That’s all for now, Panto time will soon be upon us.
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Just a quick post to let you know about my contribution to a great new charity single with an Olympic theme. “In the Race of Life” (written by Ruth Kenward & Mark Dickman) is a single released in aid of the Youth Sport Trust www.youthsporttrust.org. I played drums on the track, recorded at Red Herring Studio, which is available from Starshine Music www.starshine.co.uk and iTunes.
So what are you waiting for – go and download it now!
Red Herring Audio is now on Sound Cloud. There are lots of FULL LENGTH samples of my work, in different catagories. My profile is here: www.soundcloud.com/redherr
I will be uploading more samples as I get time so check back regularly.
I am very happy to announce that Chris Burgess of Red Herring Audio will be arranging and recording all the music backing tracks for the up coming UK Tour of Wheels on the Bus, that all-time children’s favourite. The tour, produced by Richard Temple productions (NumberJacks) and written by Marc Day (Creative Director at The Millfield theatre, Edmonton) has a cast of very talented actors/singers and of course Buster the Bus! The show features favourite sing-a-long songs for kids of all ages and the audience are positively encouraged to take part and sing along.
The production will be visiting theatres throughout the UK and kicks off at the Buxton opera House on 11th Feb. For more info and tickets see www.thewheelsonthebus.info
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Just received this testimonial from one of Red Herring Audio’s favourite clients:
“I’ve worked with Chris Burgess for several years. The instrumental tracks he creates at Red Herring Audio are accurate, consistently great sounding, and meticulous in every musical detail. When I hire Chris for a project I know he’ll ask the right questions—sometimes questions I had not even anticipated—and provide me with what I need, on time, often before the deadline. Should adjustments or modifications be required, I know I can count on Chris for a rapid turnaround, sometimes the very next day. In addition to all this, Chris is easy to work with and always pleasant.”
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