Culture City company that specialises in high-end creative and corporate film production, music management and through our partnership with Klee Music, record production. In January 2013 Culture City TV (CCTV) was established. We began creating online videos to promote and showcase music, theatre and art. Our greatest success was creating hundreds of interviews and sessions with both signed and unsigned musicians. After building a strong presence on social media we quickly gained more clients and gained better skills/equipment in film. In recent years we have worked on both large and small film productions. Through different projects we've worked with some of the biggest names in the creative industry.
In 2016 we started up a music management section of Culture City. Through our contacts in the industry our team can provide excellent opportunities for artists to reach a wider audience, secure recording and publishing contracts, gain increased media exposure and produce fantastic high-end videos and photography.
We recently partnered with Klee Music and act as the A&R team, provide creative products and manage the artists through the production and their release.
We made this showreel to showcase everything we do.
Hope you like it and don't hesitate to get in touch.
Follow The Racket
Produced by Al Groves
Directed by Joe Campbell
Music Video by Culture City in partnership with Sitcom Soldiers
Music Video The Racket - Know It For A Fact (C) 2018 Culture City Limited
Short documentary filmed in Buyers Club Liverpool (The Old Picket) about the band PELE and the 25 year anniversary of the debut album Fireworks.
In 2016 Knowsley Community College relocated to a brand new £32 million campus. They commissioned us to create a short documentary to showcase their new facilities.
As part of our partnership with Klee Music we hosted our first listening party, in Liverpool's Avenue HQ. This free event gave fans an exclusive and intimate opportunity to listen to Esme Bridie's debut album "Today It Rains".
As part of our ongoing relationship with Avenue HQ, we were called upon to create a promotional video for their Mann Island campus. We shot both exterior shots with drones and interior shots with a mixture of different kit to try and get the balance of corporate and creative content we were looking for. We tried to give the audience a preview of day to day work within the building, include the workspaces, events and a glimpse into the life of AHQ co-working!
In 2016 we became the management team for a four piece band from Widnes called The Racket. Since then we have helped them to secure an exciting record deal and they have worked with some of the best producers in the country. Their debut release is scheduled for June 2017.
Here's a demo they released as a thank you to their fans who have supported them from the start
Listen to The Racket Interview and Acoustic Performance on city talk radio here - https://audioboom.com/posts/6128045-sound-of-merseyside-the-racket
After working with Grammy award-winning producer Steve Levine on numerous projects, Liverpool International Music Festival commissioned us to create the visuals for this event. The night featured a number of top British music artists using both traditional and new technology to collaborate together for an exclusive performance. The list of performers included Boy George, Tim Burgess (from The Charlatans), Bernard Butler (from Suede), Hollie Cook, Mark King (from Level 42), Mary Epworth and Natalie McCool. We also shot a video of Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers) which we filmed in Steve's studio that allowed the audience to then take part in the final recording on the night.
Through our management of The Racket and our partnership with Klee Music we are hosting a live event for the bands first release "Faded Days".
The gig will take place in the Zanzibar, Liverpool with two great support acts FACTORY and Connah Abraham. Tickets and vinyl availible from the link below.
For Vinyl + digital download + Ticket bundle - £9.99
Vinyl + digital download - £6.99
Here is a short advert we made for The Fowler Education and Football Academy (FEFA). FEFA is a 16-19 college for students who want an Outstanding Education, a top class Football Academy or both.
As part of the Routes Jukebox evening we filmed three songs from The Dodge Brothers. All recorded in Steve Levine's studio, they aired on the screens at the event in-between band change overs.
Check out this lyric video we made for The Racket demo song 'Push Your Luck'
LIMF brought one of the world's greatest songwriters, Lamont Dozier, to Liverpool for an exclusive in-depth Q&A with award-winning record producer Steve Levine and broadcaster Richard Allinson. We were commissioned to create the visuals on the night and also to produce this documentary.
Check 'em lads is a charity set up to raise awareness and support people with cancer. We spent a morning in Rotunda boxing gym with cancer survivors and boxing legends Callum and Stephen Smith. The purpose of the video was to show people suffering that there is life after cancer.
A show that retraced the key influencing records that came to Liverpool from the U.S. after World War II inspiring pioneering movements from Merseybeat to Doo Wop to Rock n’ Roll. Musically directed by Steve Levine and presented by BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long, the event welcomed a plethora of legendary as well as emerging artists including Chris Difford, Natalie McCool, Terri Walker, Christopher Ellis, Dave McCabe, MiC LOWRY, Ian Prowse and The Farm. We filmed the event and build up, made a documentary of it and also provided the visuals on the night.
After working with Silent Sleep on a few CCTV sessions/filming a live gig we were asked to produce this music video.
Ahead of John Cale's return to Sound City (2017), we looked back through our Culture City archive to find this interview with John Doran and the man himself.
After working with Ian Prowse on numerous projects, we were asked to create a live DVD of one of his legendary Amsterdam shows in Arts Club Liverpool.
As part of a national campaign 'This Girl Can', Juice FM commissioned us to create an advert with their breakfast presenters Gemma and Imogen.
The Family Silver, a blending of some of the UK’s finest musicians and talent. Mother Earth, the Style Council, Jon Lord, Paul Weller, The Who, Ocean Colour Scene and the Trio Valore are just a few of the myriad of projects bands and albums these musicians have graced. After a very successful pledge campaign The Family Sliver released "Electric Blend" to the world at a listening party in Salford, Manchester. CCTV went down to film the event and interview some fans, friends and family.
Over the years Miles Kane has joined us for a few different CCTV sessions. We also filmed him getting interviewed by Billy Butler in Erics before one of his shows.
The majority of this music video was shot on a mobile phone. We decided to experiment with layering in the edit to give it this look.
As part of our partnership with Klee Music we joined Esme Bridie, Thom Morecroft and Ellie Rose Smith in 81 Renshaw Street for this exclusive performance of Only Lonely People.
We wanted to create a music video reflecting mundane, everyday life. We spent a day driving around the artist's (Ian Prowse) home town and captured the frustration of how he felt.
After Shamona came and joined us for a few CCTV session's we worked together on a music video for a song called Just Like You.
One of our event posters from a few years ago. We put this gig on to celebrate the success of CCTV and thank our audience, clients, the artists and the team behind everything we do.
A documentary about Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Levine and his new studio in Liverpool.
This project was documenting an arts festival that's goal was to shine light on Liverpool’s poor air quality – an ‘invisible public health emergency’. Our job was to document the process.
Culture City TV caught up with new Liverpool band BrassHaus for a one-off live performance of their song Mr Kennedy.
In August 2014 we teamed up with the music website Get Into This and musician Afternaut to provide a soundtrack/video of the day. Read about this unique project in this article - www.getintothis.co.uk/2014/08/the-giant-spectacular-liverpool
UK Music hosted an event in Childwall Academy to showcase the possibilities of working in the music industry and the range of careers available in record labels, music publishing, music management, production, lighting, sound engineering, live events and performance. We were commissioned to document the process. The video includes footage of MiC LOWRY, Esco Williams, Joe Slater, Natalie McCool and Dave Pichilingi.
All the footage was shot on a mobile phone and then we had the task of creating interesting visuals to be shown as the backdrops of live performances
For The Rackets sold out single launch at the Zanzibar we did a LADbible Snapchat takeover! Thanks to the great people at the Lad Bible and we think everyone should go follow teamladbible on snapchat