Posted tagged ‘Vince Hill’

TCM MASTERING & WEST 1 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

July 27, 2012

TCM Mastering News

Ted Carfrae of TCM Mastering has just restored another album for specialist record label Strawberry Rain…..a classic album by the band Caravan.

Ted says ”This was another project that was brilliant to work on, I love what Strawberry Rain are about, they really do source some amazing albums and I strongly recommend that people check their website out.”

Ted is soon to embark on a massive restoration and mastering project for EMI Records. “I am about to start mastering my mate Vince Hill’s entire EMI back catalogue for release digitally toward the end of the year.”

”Apart from being a wonderful person, Vince was a prolific recording artist and during his ten or so years with EMI from 1963 to 1974, he released 18 albums and a ton of non album singles, that’s more than the Beatles or just about any other EMI artist. It is going to be such a pleasure to work on this incredible material, I can’t wait.”

”Vince Hill has one of the finest voices in music and truly is the UK’s Tony Bennett and deserves the recognition. And I hope these releases will do that for him and remind people about just how great he is. Vince recently played a big band gig at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club in London and received incredible reviews, so if you are into great song stylists, check him out.”

It has been extremely satisfying and rewarding producing the TCM blogs over the last two years, but due to work commitments and general time constraints, I have decided to close the blog down at the end of this month (July).

TCM Mastering, the TCM Music Group and the YouTube video channel will continue as usual. So if you have any questions about the recording process or would like more information about our services and facilities, please contact us by clicking here.

I want to thank the thousands of viewers for visiting our websites, their kind comments and I hope the information Eric and I have added to the blog in the form of the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Series, has helped you to improve your engineering and production skills.

I sincerely wish everyone the very best in the future and please stay in touch via the http://www.tcmmastering.com website.

West 1 Entertainment News

Ted Carfrae and James Baker formed West 1 Entertainment in 2011.

Ted talks about West 1’s aims and goals…..”There are already lots of agencies out there but they don’t offer the level of service that we will offer. Our approach is different because West 1 will be an agency for performers, run by performers. So we intend to offer a level of service that is totally customer focussed. For us it is all about quality so we will only represent the best entertainers and we will be very selective.”

”I see this as a natural extension of the TCM Music Group and its ongoing mission to offer excellence, so I am very excited to get into the world of live entertainment.”

One act which is selling out all over the UK is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act continues to tour the UK to packed and enthusiastic crowds.  For more information go to the website by clicking here. See below for tour dates.

Ben & The Band.

Ben, the band and dancers perform one hundred per cent live with the support of a full lighting and sound crew.

West 1 Entertainment Ltd confirm the latest dates for the up and coming Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert which is set to smash all previous box office sales with this vibrant, fresh, professional show.

AUGUST
SUNDAY 19th – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th – ISLE OF WIGHT

SEPTEMBER
SATURDAY 1st – THE VENUE, NEW CROSS, LONDON
SATURDAY 15th – GREENROOMS, LIVERPOOL
WEDNESDAY 19th – THE WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL

OCTOBER
FRIDAY 5th – ASTOR THEATRE, DEAL, KENT
FRIDAY 19th – REDITCH THEATRE
THURSDAY 25th – DUDLEY CONCERT HALL

NOVEMBER
SATURDAY 3rd – THE VENUE, NEW CROSS, LONDON
SATURDAY 10th – THE RANGE, WOLVERHAMPTON
FRIDAY 30th – THE MEDINA THEATRE, ISLE OF WIGHT

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 15th – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER

Ben as Michael Jackson has taken the theatre world by storm with his innovative, true to life presentation of the King of Pop’s moves and iconic music, backed by his incredible band and dancers – the ultimate tribute act in Europe. Lead by the show’s creator, James Baker who himself is an established musician and producer, this show is selling out all over the UK!

Contact details are info@w1entertainment.com or if you’d like more information on Ben The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, go to the website by clicking here.

Check out Ben and The Band performing ‘The Love You Save’ live at Glastonbudget 2012 (below).

TCM MASTERING: TED CARFRAE RESTORES ENTIRE EMI COLLECTION OF VINCE HILL ALBUMS

November 18, 2011

TCM MASTERING: Ted Carfrae Restores Entire EMI Collection Of Vince Hill Albums

Ted Carfrae of TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group has just restored all of Vince Hill’s EMI albums at the singer’s request.

Vince Hill is arguably the most prolific recording artist in the history of Columbia and EMI Records. He has released a staggering sixteen albums in just eight years; about twenty-four singles, of mostly non album tracks; EP’s and foreign language records, sung in Spanish, German and Italian.

In a career spanning five decades, Vince Hill became a household name and was known as ‘The Singer’s Singer’. His impressive list of concerts, features practically every major venue in the world including Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the world famous London Palladium.

Vince Hill earned a national and international reputation with hit records, prestigious concerts, top Radio and Television series. He also had two hugely successful BBC series – ‘They Sold A Million’ and ‘The Musical Time Machine’ – which regularly brought in audiences of twenty million and his own talk show – ‘Gas Street’.  In addition, Vince hosted his own primetime television series in Canada.

Every Vince Hill release is a true ‘master class’ in vocal phrasing and precision and we hope that he will finally be given the recognition he deserves as a recording artist with this incredible body of work.

The TCM Music Group owned and founded by Ted Carfrae, have a long and distinguished track record in music restoration. For more information on this service, click here.