Noel Gallagher

"Apart from the fact that it's quicker to fly to NYC from my house,

it's still the best place to blow off the cobwebs..."

Noel Gallagher
Regular at the bank since ' 94

 

 

Example

"Thanks to Jimmy and his team for taking care of business..."

"Couldn't have done the 50+ date Example summer shows without you."

Chris Griffiths
Example tour and production manager

 

 

Il Divo

Unfashionable though it may be to say thanks for stuff at the moment in the music business, a BIG thank you for being our home for the past 10 days. Music Bank's "no problem" attitude, attentiveness and professional manner is always appreciated.

Andy Proudfoot
Tour Director
IL DIVO WORD TOUR 2012

 

 

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

While recently touring Europe/UK/Scotland and Ireland, with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I had the pleasure of working with Music Bank for all of our equipment/ backline needs. My contact, Julie went above and beyond the call of duty as our tour presented many challenges. I have worked with Music Bank through the years and always am pleased with the level of service, attention and professional attitude the business maintains. Congratulations to the Music Bank for providing such a high level of service to the playing/touring musicians.

Ed Sargent, Tour Manager, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

 

 

Jimmy Page

Dear Jimmy and MB Team,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you! I hear from the Festinho team that Music Bank have a huge part to play in putting on this gig and I wanted to say a personal thank you for your help and support.

The money raised from Festinho goes directly to Brazil to help thousands of children and is greatly appreciated. Doing this festival is an important fixture to raise the ABC Trust's profile and much needed funds.

Thank you guys!

Jimmy Page OBE

 

 

Corinne Bailey Rae

Earlier this year, Channel 4 aired a special documentary on Corinne Bailey Rae in their 360 Sessions series, in which artists guide viewers around a favourite place. Corinne chose Music Bank and talked about her life and work - and performed live with her band - as she guided viewers around our rehearsal studios. Click the video on the right as Corinne gives you a guided tour of Music Bank, and you can find the full programme on YouTube here:

Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJs8cQRV-q0
Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-_IvvvRViI

 

 

Programming Suites: Black Bear Productions

"When I was searching for a place to base my studio, Music Bank was by far the best complex I came across. Not only were the rooms fantastic, but to have all the other facilities that Music Bank has to offer underneath where I am working is incredible, to say the least. Not only for me, but for my clients as well. The rooms are great, the staff are friendly and helpful, and Central London only being a 10 minute drive away, makes it an ideal location to work from.

Especially with how much touring metal bands do, time off the road has to be spent wisely. To be able to rehearse, record preproduction for an album and to have an ideal location to film a music video all within a week make Music Bank the place to go. Where else can you go that offers so much? Just ask the guys from Rise To Remain..."

Derya Nagle
Black Bear Productions

Click right for Rise To Remain: 'Bridges Will Burn' - video shot in part at Music Bank, music produced by Derya Nagle at Music Bank.

 

 

Glastonbury 2010: Cubana

"We used Music Bank for a large Cuban music area at Glastonbury this year and Julie was extremely helpful first in sorting out the core requirements from several bands' spec sheet - and then in coming up with a competitive quote."

"At all stages Music Bank were brilliant to deal to with, from first contact to the end - many thanks!"

Phillip Oppenheim
MD, Cubana

 

 

Thomas Stone / The Hoosiers

"I was last at Music Bank in spring 2010 with The Hoosiers who were rehearsing there in the run-up to the release of their second album for RCA. No matter what the band, artist, size or scale of the project I'm working on, I'm always impressed by Music Bank. Their rehearsal facilities are top-notch, from parking to food via sound and staging. I'd recommend them to anyone."

Thomas Stone
Tour/Production Manager
James, The Hoosiers

 

 

Robbie Williams

Here's Robbie Williams rehearsing in Music Bank's North studio and South studio in the run-up to his record-breaking night at London's Roundhouse for the BBC Electric Proms. Robbie's musical director that night, and the producer of his new album - Reality Killed The Video Star - is Music Bank's owner, Trevor Horn.

For full-size video, click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yr3MvLBWiI

 

 

Seven Summers

Here's our Blue Studio in action, courtesy of Seven Summers who shot not one but two videos here at Music Bank in autumn of 2009.

"Seven Summers were delighted to rehearse and shoot the Youngblood and Way To Be videos in Music Bank's Blue Room," says guitarist Neillo. "The staff, facilities and backline could not be faulted. Perfect on all counts."

For more on Seven Summers: myspace.com/sevensummersband

For full-size video, click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=171_WdD4ryQ

 

 

Festinho 2009

"I just wanted to say a HUGE great big thank you from me and the rest of the team at Festinho! We were overwhelmed by the support this year and it has all culminated to be the most successful year yet! We were completely sold out on all days and managed to make a lot of money for the ABC Trust, all in aid of helping kids in dreadful situations in Brazil. Thanks everyone, ROLL ON NEXT YEAR!"

Rupert Barksfield
Production Manager
Festinho festival

 

 

James Dean Bradfield

"Music Bank: 15 years of great rooms, great service and great people."

James Dean Bradfield
Manic Street Preachers
www.manicstreetpreachers.com

 

 

Cadbury Schweppes' Gorilla

Cadbury Schweppes' Gorilla, one of the most memorable commercials - and online virals - of recent years was shot and rehearsed at Music Bank. The 90-second TV and cinema ad was directed by Juan Cabral and starred actor Garon Michael (who had previously played apes in Congo and 2001's Planet of the Apes reboot).

Shooting took place across a week in our North Studio and the soundtrack to the advert - which achieved 500,000 YouTube hits in just a few days - was of course by Phil Collins, a Music Bank regular.

For full-size video, click hereĀ www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnzFRV1LwIo.

 

 

Placebo

Watch Placebo talk about life on the road, and life working and rehearsing at Music Bank, in this special video.

It features a special performance from our studios, as well as commentary from Brian Molko, drummer Steve Forrest and new recruit Fiona Brice and was shot in summer 2009 as the band geared up for European dates in support of their sixth album, Battle for the Sun.

For full-size video, click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFJT1_Rf_U0.

 

 

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

In 2004, Frankie returned to Hollywood when founder members Paul Rutherford, Jed O'Toole, Mark O'Toole and Peter Gill reformed the 80s sensation for a special concert at Wembley Arena.

The concert, Produced By Trevor Horn, was in aid The Prince's Trust and attended by HRH the Prince of Wales. Frankie closed the show, performing Relax, Two Tribes and Welcome to the Pleasuredome, with a new singer who they had recruited in open auditions just weeks before.

VH-1 tracked the band's reformation for a special documentary which, in the section featured here, saw them rehearsing in Music Bank's North Studio - the first time Frankie had played together for almost 20 years.

For full-size video, click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyVxcz-K10k.

 

 

Coldplay

Dating back to 04 March 2005, here's Coldplay rehearsing for their acclaimed X&Y/Twisted Logic tour here at Music Bank. Having recorded the album for 18 months, the band famously booked into our North Studio for just ten days before performing an intimate set for friends and family, and then taking the show out on the road.

The resulting tour ran for more than a year, taking in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, South East Asia and Japan. The North American leg is reported to have grossed an estimated $24.1 million dollars.

For full-size video, click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdhIqIQA088.

 

 

Snow Patrol

Here's a great video of Snow Patrol rehearsing in our Blue Studio.

It was shot in late summer 2008 as the band were gearing up to release their fifth album - A Hundred Million Suns - and head out on their international arena tour, Taking Back the Cities. The song in question is track six from the album, Please Just Take These Photos From My Hands.

For full-size video, click here www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8OT6GvI2zM.

 

 

Liz Hobbs MBE

"Both Music Bank and the Liz Hobbs Group share a passion for nurturing new talent. Working for the past 16 years as management and agency representatives to singers, dancers and musicians - and having significant experience in producing concerts and large scale public events - we've heard great things about Music Bank and were pleased to work with them most recently on AYRPLAY. This is Scotland's greatest battle of the bands, and is backed by Scottish Enterprise, VisitScotland and, just as importantly, Music Bank whose expertise and experience have really given the entrants great heights to aim for."

 

 

Britannia Row Productions

"We've been recommending Music Bank since they opened their doors in the early 90s. The clean, bright, well-appointed rooms and helpful staff make for a good experience for everyone."

Bryan Grant, Managing Director, Britannia Row Productions

 

 

Dick Tee, EnTEEtainment Ltd

"I've worked with the team at Music Bank for more than ten years on a variety of projects and have always found their 'can-do' attitude to be really refreshing - to say nothing of their quality equipment, quality crew and quality job overall.

"In my role as Production Manager for the Pyramid Stage and Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, I've worked with Music Bank since the mid-90s. We also work together on the annual Medway Council 'Castle Concerts' series at Rochester Castle and a variety of other shows and events. Their backline hire and production equipment services are - on every occasion - unrivalled."

 

 

Mike Case, Digidesign

"As European Sales Manger for Digidesign, I've enjoyed a very productive working relationship with Music Bank for more years than I care to remember. They have a dedicated team who are always open to incorporate and work with the latest products and technologies. They also deliver a level of service and support that's second-to-none and it's that 'going the extra mile' for their clients that I personally think sets them apart."

Pictured right: Paul 'Pabs' Boothroyd, FoH for Paul McCartney, with a Digidesign VENUE system and the McCartney band at Music Bank's North Studio.

 

 

Ken Watts, FM Productions

"I've been working with Music Bank since they began, back in the mid-90s, and I've most recently hired them in my capacity of freelance production/tour manager for George Michael, Bond, Natalie Imbruglia, and Geri Halliwell. I use not only their rehearsal studios, but also their backline hire service, case rental, walkies and have several cages in their storage complex.

"I have a great working relationship with the team at Music Bank. They are people who understand what you need, and do everything they can to help you achieve what you need to achieve while you're there, or while you're on the road. When I started working with them they had just the North and South Studios, so it's been a joy to see the Blue and Green facilities come on board and watch the company expand. Music Bank is without question the best rehearsal facility in London."

 

 

2008 Client Round-up

BBC Electric Proms, Bond, Boyzone, Il Divo, Dragon Force, Duffy, Duran Duran, The Eels, The Feeling, Donovan Frankenreiter, Girls Aloud, Goldfrapp, The Hoosiers, Leon Jackson, Katherine Jenkins, Kasabian, Keane, Mark Knopfler, Leona Lewis, Manic Street Preachers, Massive Attack, Paul McCartney, Gavin McGraw, Meatloaf, Katie Melua, Mika, Gary Moore, Muse, Oasis, Offspring, Pet Shop Boys, The Mighty Boosh, Kylie Minogue, Elaine Paige, Marti Pellow, Primal Scream, Queen & Paul Rodgers, The Raconteurs, Simply Red, Slava's Snow Show, Snow Patrol, Lisa Stansfield, Rod Stewart, Take That, Via La Diva, Shane Ward, Westlife, Amy Winehouse, Will Young.

 

 

Previous Clients Include... (A-K)

10,000 Maniacs, 1000 Clowns, 21st Century Girl, 3 Colours Red, 911, Ace of Base, Acetone, Alexander O'Neil, Alice Cooper , Alisha's Attic, All Saints, Andy Williams, Another Level, Apollo 440, Apples in Stereo, Aqua, Artful Dodger, B-15, Baby Bird, Beastie Boys, Beck, Belinda Carlisle, Bernard Butler, Beth Orton, Beverly Knight, Billy Myers, Bjork, Black Grape, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Blues Brothers, Bluetones, Bob Mould, Boyzone, Brand New Heavies, Brandy, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Bruce Dickinson, BT, Buckcherry, Bush, Cake, Carleen Anderson, Carson, Cassandra Wilson, Cast, Catatonia, Chicane, Chillfactor, Chris Cornell, Chris Isaak, Chumbawamba, Clear Water, Cliff Richard, Clock, Clutch, Coal Chamber, Cold, Concert of Hope, Conner Reeves, Crash Test Dummies, Crystal Method, Culture Club, Dandy Warholes, Danny Bennet, Dave Stuart, David Byrne, Deeton, Degeneration, Del Amitri, Del Tones, Depeche Mode, Des'ree, Dieselhead,Dina Caroll, Dog Eat Dog, Dogstar,Dr John, Duran Duran, Eagle Eye Cherry, East 17, Echobelly, Electrasy, Electronic, Electronic, Elvis Costello, Emmie, England United, Eternal, Eve 6, Everclear, Far, Fear Factory, Feeder, Finlay Quaye, Fiona Apple, 5ive, Foo Fighters, Fountains of Wayne, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Furslide, Gabrielle, Garbage, Gary Barlow, Gary Moore, Gel, Genesis, George Michael, Gintare, Girls Against Boys, Goo Goo Dolls, Al Green, Greenday, Hal Ketchum, Happy Mondays, Heather Nova, Hepburn, Hootie & The Blowfish, Hurricane, Ian Brown, Incognito, Incubus, James, James Taylor, Jamiroquai, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Fave, Joe Jackson, Jon Brookes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Judas Priest, Julian Lennon, Kele Le Roc, Kelle Bryan, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kent, Kiss, Kula Shaker, Kylie Minogue

 

 

Previous Clients Include... (L-Z)

Lapland, Lauryn Hill, Lighthouse Family, Lightning Seeds, Lilli Savage, Lisa Stansfield, Lit, Long Pigs, Lord of the Dance, Luscious Jackson, Lutricia McNeal, M People, Macy Gray, Madness, Madonna, Manic Street Preachers, Mansun, Marc Anthony, Martine McCutcheon, Marvin & Tamara, Matchbox 20, Matthew Ryan, Maxwell, Meat Loaf, Mel C, Mercury Rev, Meredith Brooks, Mero, Mike Watt, Mohammed Abdou, Money Mark, Monster Magnet, Montrose Avenue, Nada Surf, Natalie Imbruglia, Neneh Cherry, New Radicals, North & South, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, Offspring, One Phat Diva, Ozzfest, Ozzy Osbourne, Patty Smith, Paul Carrack, Paul Kelly, Paul Rogers, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Peter Andre, Phats & Small, PJ Harvey, Powerhouse, PP Arnold, Pulp, Pure Essence, Rage Against the Machine, Rancid, Raul, Reba McIntyre, Reef, Reef, Regurgitator, REM, Rhythm Kings, Ringo Starr, Robbie Williams, Robert Cray, Rocket From The Crypt, Roddy Frame, Roger Taylor, Ronan Keating, Roots, S Club 7, Sack Trick, Santana, Satelite Beach, Seal, Sean Lennon, Sebadoh, Semisonic, Sepultura, Sevendust, Shed 7, Sheryl Crow, Shola Ama, Shootyz Groove, Shootyz Groove Showco, Silver Bullet, Silver Sun, Simply Red, Skunk Anansie, Slash, Smashmouth, Son Volt, Soul Coughing, Soul Fly, Space, Spice Girls, Sponge, Sprung Monkey, Squirrel Nut Zipper, St. Ettienne, Stereophonics, Sting, Suede, Sugar Ray, Supernaturals, Terrorvision, Texas, The Afghan Whigs, The All Seeing Eye, The Artist, The Beautiful South, The Black Crows, The Cardigans, The Charlatans, The Clint Boon Experience, The Corrs, The Cranberries, The Cure, The Divine Comedy, The Eels, The King, The Living End, The Mavericks, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Specials, The Stranglers, The Verve, Theaudience, Thunder, Tin Tin Out, Tom Petty, Tom Waites, Tony Bennet, Travis, Ultra, Ultranate, Underworld, Van Morrison, Vast, Westlife, Wet Wet Wet, Wheat, Whiskeytown, Wilco, Will Haven, Wyclef Jean, Zebrahead