Week 9 – My next silly idea: #LondonEyeEP

Regular #OneBlogaWeeker’s will know that my next silly idea has been brewing for a while and the time has (finally!) come to tell you all about it, so without further ado…


On 24th March 2013 I’ll be recording an EP on the London Eye (in the 30 minutes it takes to go round once).

I actually dropped the news on Twitter and Facebook the other day and the response kept me awake for hours (as if I wasn’t excited enough already).  Here are just a few sets of 140 characters…

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Before we move on and do a #LondonEyeEP FAQ using some of the questions you sent in I’d like to know why FAQ’s are called FAQ’s (and not Q&A’s, which is essentially what they are)? Answers on a postcard…

#LondonEyeEP FAQ aka Q&A

Q: Will you ACTUALLY be recording it on the London Eye?
A: No, Brains. I just called it #LondonEyeEP for the sheer hell of it.
A: YES!!!  

Q: Does it really take 30 minutes to go round? I thought it was longer.
A: So did I but apparently not! There’s also a tannoy at the start/end which means we have about 27 minutes to work with.

Q: Can we come in the capsule with you when you record it?
A: There are 15 of us (plus gear) are allowed (so there might be room for a cheeky few) More news soon.

Q: Can we buy a ticket for the same time and watch from the capsule next to it?
A: Currently trying to find out if The London Eye are ok with this.  Bear with me…

Q: How many and what songs will be on it?
A: I’m not entirely sure yet. Any requests?!

Q: Will it just be you on your own playing the songs?
A: No (is the short answer).

Q: Will it be filmed?
A: Yes (in a word).

Q: When will it be released?
A: Before I go on tour in April.

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Needless to say I’m very excited about it, but if I come back to the real world for a second there are plenty of other things to be getting on with before I get too immersed in making records on-board famous London landmarks…

Most of this week has been spent getting ready for the upcoming show/meet and greet next week.  When I say ‘getting ready for’ what I really mean is ‘shitting a brick about’ – there’s an awful lot of work to do and not much time left to do it!

With that in mind I’m off to meet soundman Kev to have a chat about next week… we’ve got a few new instrument’s knocking around these days 🙂


Tickets available from here and here.