Archive for November, 2014

Live shows – soon in 2015!

Posted: November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

image

Greed The Rock Opera hits the road in 2015 – live band, singers, choirs, a narrator and a couple of dancers!

Dates so far:

Friday February 27 – Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon (Tickets 01874 611622 / http://www.brycheiniog.co.uk)

Friday March 20 – Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil

Download the album for free at http://www.scribbleman.bandcamp.com

Watch Greed The Rockoperamentary here… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1T3V__SrI

Greed, the first ever activist rock opera, is a musical protest and a reaction to austerity, government cuts, bankers bonuses and big corporations – a theme that brought the Brecon performers together.

Ex-Stranglers manager, Dai Davies has called it the first ever ‘Facebook Opera’.

Writer Nigel Evans says: “I put a post on Facebook asking if anyone fancied helping me record a rock opera and a load of people messaged me. I knew most of them to be fair. Brecon’s a small town and there’s a ton of musicians.”

Greed features vocal performances from actor Ian Milton as the evil banker Rotkin, members of Aberhonddu Male Voice Choir, singer Jenni Davies, poet Huw Parsons, the Greed female choir featuring local bookshop owners Nicky Bickerton and Leigh Hendra, and artists Karin Mear and Hilda Benham, and local cab driver DL Jones as the story’s narrator.

 

Accordionist and flautist Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas from Greed The Rock Opera

Nigel says: “Greed is about the big bad world we live in but I’ve shrunk the world in Greed to make it easier to follow. It’s about hapless politicians in Abertaff and the evil bankers like Rotkin who control them.

Greed is about the fake world we live in where 1% own 99% of the wealth. It’s about the debt controlled slavery system we’re manacled to called money. It’s a love story really.”

 

Narrator DL Jones

DL Jones Greed narrator

 

A scaled back version of Greed was roadtested on audiences during Brecon Fringe Festival in August. Festival goers were in turn, enthusiastic and shocked.

Nigel says: “We were sort of mobbed. It’s a multimedia show with guest singers and samples and projections. People were favourably comparing Greed to George Orwell’s 1984 and Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds. Seems like it struck a chord with them.

People are getting genned up about what’s going on in the world. The internet has opened up so many alternative ways of getting information and not just believing what they’re spoonfed by traditional media.

It’s terrifying actually but quite exciting at the same time, when people like Owen Jones and Russell Brand talk about revolution. It’s inevitable though.”

 

Greed writer Scribble Man

Scribble Man from Greed The Rock Opera

 

 

Easy money

National Bank of Greed banknote

 

Jenni Davies as Elin

Jenni Davies from Greed The Rock Opera

Ian Milton as Rotkin

Rotkin from Greed The Rock Opera

Greed in rehearsals Dec 11 2014

Greed in rehearsal Dec 11 2014

Greed rehearsals Dec 11 2014

 

Revolution

Revolution couch

Rotkin fire

Rotkin banknotes

 

Billy Strangward in rehearsals Muse Dec 2014

 

Billy Strangward rehearsals at the Muse

 

Tim and sampler Nig’s studio Jan 2015

Tim and sampler at Nig's studio

 

 

 

 

Advertisements