G’day ya lovely rock fans… and welcome to another Katie blog for Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012!
We have now done four – yikes! – shoots for RBBJ 2012, and I’m slowly losing track of everyone’s names as we blast our way around the nation, searching out the best new music around.
This week, the RBBJ team – that’s me and our camera/sound/awesome crew travelled to Birmingham to film Bedroom Jam Show number Four with STRANGLE KOJAK!
Despite having a totally mental name (that’s actually rather rude, and I won’t go any further into that…), the band are all rather wonderfully friendly, and it was amazing to arrive at Max’s house in Brum to find so many people ready to support the lads on their epic Bedroom Jam experience.
The house was packed with family, friends, fans and pets (well, one pet), all ready to be part of the day’s filming (whether they liked it or not! Mwah ha haha!). Many thanks to everyone who took part – it was a real combined effort!
Here’s vocalist (and sometimes guitarist) Omar, taking a break from the strain of emptying Max’s bedroom of furniture!
Next up, here is a snap of our camera man Will as he gathers some footage out at the back of the house of all of the band’s friends and family who have come to hang out.
Part of my interviews on the day included Max’s mum and dad – Dave and Jane – as well as their beautiful dog Dexter. Here is Dave and Dexter taking some time out…
As we wandered around the house, we found Max’s ‘second’ bedroom, which is entirely painted in orange and black to support his favourite footy team. Here is a photo of Sam in the room – who apparently found that hat backstage after an N-Dubz gig (why was he there?) and reckons it may well belong to singer Dappy.
Back outside, I interviewed Max’s sister, the band’s fan CJ and this chap… with a skull on his head.
Finally, we were ready to get going with the live performance.. and here is our mega-badass-sound-chap Josh putting the final touches to the bedroom before we pressed record.
So there you have it – a little teaser of what’s in store when you tune in to www.redbullbedroomjam.com on Monday – February 20 – at 5pm – to see STRANGLE KOJAK’s show!
I’ll see you again soon!
Katie P x