Thanks to the
vision of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) directed by the esteemed David Turnbull we are lucky to have veteran music selectors Craig Smith and Gavin
Ellis entertaining us at the Saturday night discothéque at the Kendal Mountain Festivals to be held at Brewey Arts Center at 9pm on Saturday, the 18th of November.
Smith and Ellis are the Disc Jockeys to
the stars, the folk that Ben (Moffat), Jerry (Moon) and Leo (Dicaprio née Houlding) call when they want
the party rocked. Having recently taken the roof off at Ben Moon's and
Andy Cave's 40th birthday, these two will be wrestling the wheels of
steel for you pleasure at the BMC sponsored Kendal disco. I recommend getting tickets in advance because it's bound to
It's hard to categorize what sort of music these guys play, but having
said that it's not some new genre boom boom music that about 3 people
in the room get. It covers all bases and anything goes as long as it's
got a groove and even verges at times on Guilty Pleasures...who said the
Osmonds never made a good record?
Speaking to Craig
earlier today he mentioned that "programming the music for Kendal is a
big challenge. Just think about the audience that will be there. It will
range no doubt from young bloods fed on a diet of grime and dub step,
through aging 80's lycra boys and girls to withered mountaineers more at
home with gypsy fiddle music"
When choosing the records Craig
mentioned that the flow of music is very important. Each record should fit with
what has gone before it and what is to follow, not necessarily in tempo
but in feel.
"It's going to be fun and to cap it all the Brewery Arts
Centre have kindly agreed, thanks to the hard work of Abi Willis the
organizer of the Film Festival, to let us play through their amazing sound