AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA

Our documentary cameras are once again going live and will be at The Wedding Present's very own two day festival, 'At The Edge Of The Sea', this weekend.

Friday 18th August sees the band perform 'George Best' in full at Brighton's Concorde 2 with support from The Membranes.
Saturday has a full line up throughout the day. Details on the acts confirmed are here.

The documentary will be focusing on the Friday night with cameras capturing more gig footage and behind the scenes action. We will also be filming more fan recollections and insights, so if you would like to be involved in the film, get in touch or find one of our camera operators on the night.

This is likely to be the penultimate live performance that we film at in the UK with focus over the next couple of months returning to interviews with key figures in the story of the George Best LP.

If you have a ticket enjoy the show(s).
See you all by the seaside...

SO LONG SYDNEY

That's it. The Australia trip is over.

Finishing with a short stay in Sydney and an interview that was one of the main reasons that brought the documentary to the other side of the world.

It's been an intense schedule over the last 12 days taking in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and Sydney mixing interview filming and band footage.

It started and finished with the two key interviews of the trip and in between it was great to film so many fans who shared some very interesting memories and experiences. On that note the positivity and enthusiasm for the documentary from everyone was very heartening to hear whilst working so far from home.

The interview that wrapped this journey was particularly pleasing to get as it means that all four members of the 'George Best' era band will feature in the film.

Classic location for the final interview

Australia has been very productive for the documentary and, whilst it has been a short stay, the cities visited have definitely left a good impression and a desire to return for longer next time.

Hopefully the documentary might even be back one day soon to screen at some Aussie festivals and allow the chance to spend more time on this oversized island.

See you back in Blighty...

MELBOURNE IN THE MIDDLE

Stop number two of three on this Australian trip was in Melbourne. Specifically just off Victoria Street in Carlton, which was a good base.
It started with a busy few days and ended with a weekend off and a chance to catch up on the footage gathered so far.

It was (just as in Brisbane) particularly handy for the gig venue that The Wedding Present played; Bella Union. Housed in a fine old building with a long history of worker's trade unions, the place was packed for a 'George Best' special show on night one and then a mixed set combining old and new material on night two.

Anyone Can Make a Mistake (on stage)

With the band playing two nights there was even a chance to watch as a fan on the second night, which was a nice bonus. Especially as it followed a particularly fine pre-gig meal thanks to some expert local knowledge within the band.

Lots more interviews were filmed in Melbourne and some further band footage too. Met a lot of good people during this time and thanks, as ever, to the fans who spoke on camera and shared their passion and memories.

Special thanks go to Jamie for his interview but also for his hospitality and the MCG experience that afforded a rare chance to relax at the end of the stay in Melbourne.

It's just not cricket

With this update coming a little late there will be a final sign off from Sydney, where the documentary caught up with a certain bassist, to follow pretty soon. Then it's back to the UK to continue filming...