I think it is fair to say that Fordante had an absolute ball last night at Countesthorpe College Theatre, Leicester. Great lighting, sharp video projection and acoustics aside, the atmosphere and audience were great which made for a really enjoyable show and an a pleasure to be able to perform there. Many thanks to Centre Stage and Active Arts for organising the concert.
Fordante continue their tour and are moving over to Rutland tonight for a concert at Moreton.
Many thanks to everyone last night at the Mareham le Fen concert and our new friends at Hemingby and Nettleton from the previous concerts. Sadly, tonight is our last concert in Lincolnshire but hopefully we’ll be back in the not too distant future as you’ve all made us very welcome.
One notable comment from a gentleman in the audience was “the Best musical concert I’ve ever been too in my 72 years – it almost moved me to tears”.
Live radio interview on BBC Radio Lincoln with Rob Underwood today at 2:10pm. Looking forward to talking about Fordante and our tour around the region which starts tonight. Possibly even chat a little about the imminent release of the Vendetta film soundtrack…
Looking forwards to the first in the series of Fordante concerts which start tomorrow, 17th Oct Belton, then 18th Oct Appleby Magna and 19th Oct Beeston, Nottinghamshire. New venues, new audiences, can’t wait!
We’ve just finished our first rehearsal for the upcoming Fordante concerts. The session was videoed and will be up on YouTube in a week or so.
This was a great opportunity to test out a recent microphone purchase for the studio – an SE Voodoo VR1. First hearing of the results I must say are pleasing. Other ribbons I’ve used tended to lack the detail that this mic has captured and I’ve previously found the condenser mics I’ve used with Fordante were very top end and course sounding on the strings, particularly violin. From a quick listen to the takes so far using this ribbon mic reveal a much more controlled high end and more in line with what I was hearing in the session. So, so far thumbs up.
Oh, and the musicians were great too! (But then I guess I’ve come to expect that…)
I’m really excited to announce that Fordante will be starting our biggest tour to date – 25 concerts in the UK commencing on the 17th October 2013 through to 14th June 2014. This season Fordante have been picked up by 5 Rural Touring agencies and will be seen performing in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire.
Further information and concert dates can be found here.