Last summer I began filming for a music documentary I’m producing with award winning director Glenn Hanstock. Embrace The New features Johnny Marr, Shaun Ryder, Marshall Jefferson, Peter Hook, Rowetta, Melanie Williams, Clint Boon and other older musicians talking about how they remain creatively driven as they get older and are able to compete with the new leading lights of pop.
Rock giant Noel Gallagher (who we are in talks with to contribute) is being seen to produce the most fresh and creative work of his career with 2017’s No.1 selling album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ and indie icon Shaun Ryder’s recent Black Grape album of new material has received widespread critical acclaim. I’ve just finished a third year of touring the critically acclaimed Haçienda Classical show where Mike Pickering and I perform reinvented classic house tunes with the Manchester Camerata Orchestra which has also featured Lisa Stansfield. Roisin Murphy (who we will be featured in our documentary) continues to push the boundaries with her recent “Take Me Up To Monto” album, live shows and videos. Detroit house legend Kevin Saunderson is about to embark on a world tour with Inner City in 2019 (where they will be supporting Haçienda Classical) and continues to produce incredible new music.
With confirmed interest from Sky Arts and TVF we launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign a few weeks ago to raise funds to continue filming in early 2019. So far we have made the film for next to nothing, but in order to complete this project and to bring you a music documentary that features the artists that you love, we need your support.
You can view our trailer, find out more and pledge your support via our Kickstarter campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1385497540/embrace-the-new
You can also join Glenn and I from 6.30pm (GMT) on Tuesday 27th November for a Facebook Live and Twitter live q&a session where we will be happy to answer your questions. You can join us via my Facebook Page and Twitter profile. Our fundraising campaign closes soon, so please join us live from 6.30pm tonight to find out how you can be part of this exciting project.