Putting aside tribal and territorial differences, local promoters,
musicians and media people in Hull came to The Welly to support this event -
or just to have a nosey - or maybe even to see if it was going to fall on its arse.
Well, it didn't. After 3 songs from the first band to test the signals,
there was a delay of 10 minutes to the gig going live over the internet -
due to one of those technical hitches that have a great sense of comic
timing - but then Paparazzi Whore bounced back onto the stage and Raw-UK
telly from The Welly went live around the world.
Alan Raw, best known for promoting new and unsigned artists on his radio
programme Raw Talent, had pulled together a line-up as diverse as it was
talented - and all from Yorkshire.
Paparazzi Whore played eighties glam punk, Jon Gomm played one acoustic
guitar but made it sound like 3 sitars and a tabla, producer Kid Kaneval
teamed up with rapper Testament and beatbox star Shlomo to get the crowd
moving before Emma Rugg and The Last People on Earth brought the hour-long
show to a triumphant close.
The show's producers by this point were grinning at each other like Cheshire
cats and getting geared up for the after party.
So what exactly was Give It Some Welly?
It was the pilot for a new and
unsigned music TV programme, Raw-UK; it was the test flight for
an internet streaming video service that will revolutionise the way that live
music, football and other sports events are televised; it was a bloody good
Former Red Tape director and musician Frank Wilkes, who came over from
Host Media Centre in Leeds to check out Give It Some Welly said
'It felt just like The Tube in its early days. This is exactly what music
needs right now'.
And Hull's Nicole Fuller said I came out to see Shlomo, because I've seen him
before and he's brilliant - he was, but what really impressed me was Jon Gomm -
I couldn't believe all that sound came from just one guy with a guitar.
And the thing is, I would probably never have gone out to see a guitarist.
You just don't get to see this range of music on the TV.
All around the world, people were signing in to
to see musicians from Hull and Leeds in full-screen, near-DVD quality streaming
video - whilst back in their offices in the medieval streets of Hull's Old Town,
the BestFrontSeat team were fielding emails and calls to resolve any problems
people were having with the service.
We have had a 70% success rate, globally, which we are very pleased with, said
Peter Kemp of IP Media which has developed BestFrontSeat.
We've discovered some glitches, such as with providing the service to
Macintosh users and to some versions of Windows, but Give It Some
Welly was designed to help us find these things out, and fix them.
We thought we might as well have a party at the same time.
For much of the last decade, the City Council and regeneration agencies
have talked up Hull as the digital city.
A handful of local people, inspired by the spirit of 1976, with a
small amount of European funding and one Welly, got together with IP
Media to take the first step and make the digital city a reality.
The impact of that step is going to be felt all around the world.
Credits for Give It Some Welly
Paparazzi Whore, Hull
Jon Gomm, Leeds
ProducerKid Kaneval featuring rapper Testament (Leeds)
Last People on Earth, Hull
Emma Rugg, Hull
Presenter Alan Raw, Raw-UK, Hull
Sound Engineering HPSS
Camera Crew Class Lane Studios
Production Manager Neal Osborne
Producer Peter Kemp BestFrontSeat (IP Media)
Executive Producer Isabelle Tracy, volcom
Welly Club, Hull
Dave Mays, owner
Technical and Business Details
IP Media, Hull
IP Media Services Ltd. of Kingston-upon-Hull, England specializes in the delivery of
media content over the internet. They have developed a specialist database to control
and deliver video content from the website to the end user. In March, 2006,
IP Media Services will launch Bestfrontseat.com, the only truly complete solution
able to provide the long awaited global TV on demand.
Managing Director, Stephen John
Even Technologies, Vancouver
Even Technologies Inc. (EVEN) is a Vancouver-based company specializing in
advanced digital image and video coding techniques and in the development and
integration of high-performance systems for media content production and
dissemination over broadband networks. Since its inception in 1997, EVEN has
developed its next generation general-purpose still image (PSI_X...),
video (PSI_V...) coding engines, and a number of commercial systems including
a human facial image coding system, a digital media coding studio, an
IP-network television content dissemination system.
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