The Ob-Sessions Choir

Royal Albert Hall - Christmas Carols with the Stars

by therealting on Nov.17, 2008, under Gigs, The Ob-Sessions Choir

Just got back from a rehearsal for an upcoming gig: 

I will be performing again at the Royal Albert Hall this year with the Ob-sessions gospel choir. This year we will be accompanying singer Leee John from the band “Imagination”, who had a #1 in the 80s with the alarmingly catchy “Just An Illusion”. 

You can watch the (very 80s) music video on Youtube here. Be warned, I had the tune stuck in my head for days afterwards. 

If you’d like to come, tickets are available from the Royal Albert Hall box office from £10.

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Royal Albert Hall - Christmas Carols with the Stars

by therealting on Nov.30, 2007, under Brown:music, Gigs, Nicki Rogers, The Ob-Sessions Choir

I’ve not been well this week, and when we arrived to soundcheck, I soon discovered that due to a miscommunication with the organisers, there was in fact no guitar amp (and I’d been told specifically not to bring one). Rats. Electric guitar just doesn’t sound the same when you plug it straight into the mixer… not exactly the best start when you are about to play at the coolest venue ever! 

Fortunately Ben (our keyboard player) told me I should plug into his Leslie cabinet, and the sound was monstrous! I even got to flick the rotors on for a couple tunes and got this huge vibey sound from my guitar. 

The choir performance was very well received, and our two guest stars - Heather Peace andDavid Lonsdale - performed very well. Heather in particular delivered what can only be described as a world class performance (and David would be the first to acknowledge this). Our final tune “Oh Happy Day” literally brought the entire hall to its feet… definitely the sort of Royal Albert Hall debut I was hoping for! :) 

Monday is my birthday and I will be playing with Nicki Rogers at The Bedford in Balham - it’s a free gig, so come by to enjoy the music and say hello. Then on Tuesday is the best birthday present a musician could wish for… London O2, say hello to Brown:music!

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Christmas Carols with the Stars at the Royal Albert Hall

by therealting on Oct.22, 2007, under Gigs, The Ob-Sessions Choir

I will be playing electric guitar with the “Ob-sessions” gospel choir at the Royal Albert Hall on 29th November 2007. I’ve dreamed of playing at the RAH since I first arrived to study at Imperial College (just across the road) nine years ago, so this is definitely a big deal for me. We will be performing a few carols in a gospel style, as well as accompanying two British stars from the world of showbusiness in aid of Leukaemia Research. I’m really looking forward to this one!

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