The Calico Sequence – Ain’t no Sunshine

October 22, 2008

The Calico SequenceAs some of you may know, I have an interest in singing, recording and mixing vocals / music. I’ve always enjoyed singing, from being in the choir at school, to good old karaoke nights down the pub, but recording wise, I’m just starting out over the past couple of years. Now I have a place of my own again, I’m keen to set up a little home studio (very basic!) and resume recording. I thought I’d share a track with you that I worked on in collaboration with an old housemate, Edward Clark. He’s a budding music maker, with a number of great tracks online. You can find his work / album / latest updates at The Calico Sequence website, and also on MySpace. We worked together on this particular track, the vocals were taken from a cover recording I made a couple of years ago, which were remixed with Edward’s backing, which I think gives the track a great contemporary feel. If you’ve already heard it, please accept my apologies – I hope to have more tracks soon!

Ain’t no Sunshine – featuring Ed Hollingsbee (MP3 direct link)

Please bear in mind that I am not a professional vocalist. I sing because I enjoy it, not because I hope to make a career out of it! Having said that, I do aspire to improve both the vocals and the recording production. Constructive comments welcomed!!

A little bit about the Blog section of the BYP site:

In setting up this ‘blog’, we intended for it to be a small corner of the website where the members of Backyard Productions would have the opportunity to present some of their more personal opinions, events, news and work that does not fall under the auspices of ‘official’ Backyard Productions business. It is meant to enrich the BYP site, providing a broader range of more dynamic content for our visitors and encouraging wider community participation. We hope you enjoy seeing a more diverse side to the people that make up the company! Our eventual goal is that more BYP members will post here regularly.

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New Logo…New website…New LAUNCH!

August 28, 2008

Yes, finally after years (and I mean YEARS) of nagging, Ed has (with a little help from his new padawan Matt) updated the website!

Now you will be able to view our films, photos, blogs and features with just a few clicks. What more, is now YOU can get involved too! is all about the amateur filmmaking and fanfilm community! So if you want to comment, login or simply look at how we made our films, this is the place!

There is still some work to do, but Ed and Matt are working flat out, well not quite flat out, more like working hard, well not that hard, Ed and Matt said they might do a bit more to the site soon. Well actually Darren the Executive Bully told them to do some more soon.

Anyway, keep coming back or better still subscribe to our mailing list or click on the RSS feed on the top right of our home page and we will tell you when the site has been updated!

Enjoy the site!