For the last few years we have provided video content for Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF). Thanks to our relationship with Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Levine we began creating video content for both the LIMF Academy and the Steve Levine Assembly Point Sessions. We were commissioned to create the visuals for this event and produce a documentary around it. 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), filmed in Steve's studio which allowed the audience to then take part in the final recording on the night.
A year later we teamed up with LIMF and Steve again, to create the visuals and documentaries for two events. Both events took place in the Epstein Theatre. The first event was 'The Record Producers Live With Lamont Dozier'. As a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland in the 1960’s Lamont is responsible for writing and producing over 54 #1 hits for The Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Freda Payne and a host of others giving Lamont credit for being one of the primary architects of the Motown Sound. The show consisted of Richard Allinson interviewing Lamont and Steve Levine conducting an in-depth analysis/discussion of rare archive & original session tracks of some of the Holland-Dozier-Holland back catalogue.
Routes Jukebox, the second event we were involved in, was 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 again 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 also included three songs from The Dodge Brothers, all filmed in Steve's studio and aired on the screens in-between band change overs.