Thursday, 17 May 2018

Derek Forbes Tour - Echoes & Big Minds Bands | European Tour

Derek Forbes Tour


Derek Forbes Tour - Derek is currently performing across Europe with both his "Echoes" and "Big Minds" bands. Travelling across France, the UK and Holland amongst other countries, Derek and his bands have perfomed at Rock"Aisne Festival in Chauny, Picardie, France with Echoes, in Rodenburghal, Leek, Holland with Echoes, and Barnoldswick Art Centre, Yorkshire with Big Minds.

Derek"s Echoes band consists of Derek on Bass/Vocals, Natalie McCool on Guitar/Vocals, Brian McNeill on keyboards and Siân Monaghan on Drums.

The Big Minds band is a supergroup consisting of Derek Forbes (Simple Minds) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country).

Derek and his musicians are currently on tour with more dates to be announced soon.

Book Derek Forbes and his Echoes band for your Festival, Music Event or Personal Appearance at Atrium

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Dennis Rollins tours with Maceo Parker March 2018

Client Dennis Rollins tours Europe with Maceo Parker and his band in March 2018, performing trombone.  Maceo Parker rose to fame internationally as the saxophonist for James Brown; and for performing with artists such as Prince, George Clinton"s Parliament-Funkadelic, De La Soul, Janes Addiction, Candy Dulfer, and the Dave Matthews band. The 11 tour dates were as follows:

  • Gijon, Asturias, Spain

  • Zaragoza, Spain

  • Segovia, Spain

  • Vicchio, Italy

  • Bergamo, Italy

  • Roth, Germany

  • Rubigen, Switzerland

  • Wiesbaden, Germany

  • Den Haag, Holland

  • Alkmaar, Holland

  • Gateshead, UK

Dennis Rollins is a multi award winning (including the coveted BBC Jazz Award, & the British Jazz Award) virtuoso Trombonist and songwriter, known internationally as founding member of Badbone & Co, and also as a collaborator with international bands (in addition to Maceo Parker) such as Jamiroquai, Blur, Brand New Heavies, Courtney Pine, Baba Maal and US3.

Dennis Rollins at Atrium Talent

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Derek Forbes Bassist & Songwriter

Derek Forbes Bassist - Welcome to Atrium Talent


Derek Forbes Bassist | For bookings: http://www.atriumtalent.com/talent/derek-forbes-agent-derek-forbes-bassist-simple-minds

Derek Forbes bassist has sold over 70 million albums and is a triple platinum 70 million selling, Ivor Novello Award winning musician and songwriter. Derek is well known on the international stage as songwriter and bassist for Simple Minds, Big Country and Propaganda. Derek has also recorded with Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and Kirsty MacColl.

Not only touring and performing with Bono, Peter Gabriel, Chrissie Hynde, Johnny Marr, The Damned, The Alarm and Spear of Destiny, Derek was also awarded the titles of "Best British Bass Player" and "Best Bass Player in the World".

Simple Minds


Simple Minds are one of the most successful Scottish rock bands of all time and one of the best loved British rock bands on the international stage. Simple Minds achieved 5 number 1 albums, Platinum, Gold and Silver discs, many awards, and sold over 60 million records. Derek joined Simple Minds in 1978.

Derek performed on and co-wrote all Simple Minds albums between 1979 to 1985, and recorded chart hit "Don"t You Forget About Me" during the songwriting sessions for the 1986 album "Once Upon a Time" (uncredited). Derek also performed on and co-wrote the  Simple Minds albums from 1995 to 1998, and guested on both the "Live" and "Black and White" album.

Derek received the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Song Collection" in 2016 for his songwriting for Simple Minds.

BIG COUNTRY


Derek joined Big Country and toured internationally with the band, travelling to the US and two UK and European tours. Derek also co-wrote and performed the album "The Journey" with the band. Derek was with Big Country until the end of their "Steeltown" tour.

Albums and Tours


Aside from touring and working in the studio with Peter Gabriel, Bono (U2), Herbie Hancock, Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Chrissie Hynde and Greg Hawkes (The Cars), Derek also worked with Dave Gilmour from Pink Floyd, when Dave performed guitar on Derek"s tracks. Derek also appeared on Iggy Pop"s album "Soldier" collaborating with David Bowie on vocals.

Career Achievements


  • IVOR NOVELLO AWARD WINNER "OUTSTANDING SONG COLLECTION" 2016

  • VOTED BEST EVER SCOTTISH BASS PLAYER 2006

  • VOTED BEST BRITISH BASS PLAYER 1982

  • A PLETHORA OF PLATINUM, GOLD and SILVER DISCS

  • VOTED BEST INTERNATIONAL BASS PLAYER AUSTRALIA 1982

  • VOTED BEST BASS PLAYER IN THE WORLD 1982


For bookings: http://www.atriumtalent.com/talent/derek-forbes-agent-derek-forbes-bassist-simple-minds

 

BBC Breakfast Featuring Steve Levine - Grammy Winning Producer

BBC BREAKFAST FEATURING STEVE LEVINE - GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER


On Sunday 10th September Grammy Award winning producer Steve Levine featured on BBC Breakfast - a flagship show on BBC One which has audience figures of over 10 million.

Steve spoke about the days headlines and news, current affairs and the daily papers. BBC Breakfast is a British news programme broadcast nationally in the morning on both BBC One and BBC News. This programme is presented live from MediaCityUK, and features breaking news items, business, features, sport, and weather.

BBC Breakfast Website

BBC Breakfast Featuring Steve Levine - Grammy Winning Producer

BBC BREAKFAST FEATURING STEVE LEVINE - GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER


On Sunday 10th September Grammy Award winning producer Steve Levine featured on BBC Breakfast - a flagship show on BBC One which has audience figures of over 10 million.

Steve spoke about the days headlines and news, current affairs and the daily papers. BBC Breakfast is a British news programme broadcast nationally in the morning on both BBC One and BBC News. This programme is presented live from MediaCityUK, and features breaking news items, business, features, sport, and weather.

BBC Breakfast Website

Monday, 11 September 2017

BBC Breakfast Featuring Steve Levine - Grammy Winning Producer

BBC BREAKFAST FEATURING STEVE LEVINE - GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCER


On Sunday 10th September Grammy Award winning producer Steve Levine featured on BBC Breakfast - a flagship show on BBC One which has audience figures of over 10 million.

Steve spoke about the days headlines and news, current affairs and the daily papers. BBC Breakfast is a British news programme broadcast nationally in the morning on both BBC One and BBC News. This programme is presented live from MediaCityUK, and features breaking news items, business, features, sport, and weather.

BBC Breakfast Website

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

An Evening With Steve Levine | 40 Years of The Clash | British Music Experience Liverpool

On Tuesday 9th May, Grammy® Award winning client Steve Levine is hosting a special evening at the British Music Experience, Liverpool. Entitled "40 Years of The Clash" this is a fantastic opportunity to get the inside story on the making of The Clash"s debut album directly from Steve, who worked with the band on this album (released on legendary label CBS Records).

You can also hear extracts from some of the original recordings of this iconic, genre defining British album. The event is being held in the BME"s main space, a fantastic setting for this interesting talk. Tickets are on sale now directly from the British Music Experience Website.

The British Music Experience is a newly opened UK Museum of Popular Music, located in The Cunard Buildings, Liverpool. Celebrating over 70 years of British music, this museum not only has a range of interactive exhibits with some of the most exciting musical artefacts, but also hosts live events and workshops.

An Evening With Steve Levine | 40 Years of The Clash | British Music Experience Liverpool

On Tuesday 9th May, Grammy® Award winning client Steve Levine is hosting a special evening at the British Music Experience, Liverpool. Entitled "40 Years of The Clash" this is a fantastic opportunity to get the inside story on the making of The Clash"s debut album directly from Steve, who worked with the band on this album (released on legendary label CBS Records).

You can also hear extracts from some of the original recordings of this iconic, genre defining British album. The event is being held in the BME"s main space, a fantastic setting for this interesting talk. Tickets are on sale now directly from the British Music Experience Website.

The British Music Experience is a newly opened UK Museum of Popular Music, located in The Cunard Buildings, Liverpool. Celebrating over 70 years of British music, this museum not only has a range of interactive exhibits with some of the most exciting musical artefacts, but also hosts live events and workshops.

Friday, 5 May 2017

An Evening With Steve Levine | 40 Years of The Clash | British Music Experience Liverpool

On Tuesday 9th May, Grammy® Award winning client Steve Levine is hosting a special evening at the British Music Experience, Liverpool. Entitled "40 Years of The Clash" this is a fantastic opportunity to get the inside story on the making of The Clash"s debut album directly from Steve, who worked with the band on this album (released on legendary label CBS Records).

You can also hear extracts from some of the original recordings of this iconic, genre defining British album. The event is being held in the BME"s main space, a fantastic setting for this interesting talk. Tickets are on sale now directly from the British Music Experience Website.

The British Music Experience is a newly opened UK Museum of Popular Music, located in The Cunard Buildings, Liverpool. Celebrating over 70 years of British music, this museum not only has a range of interactive exhibits with some of the most exciting musical artefacts, but also hosts live events and workshops.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Alice Hawkins: Launch of "Alice"s Adventures" Book in London

Released on April 6th, "Alice"s Adventures" showcases photographs of Alice Hawkins globe-trotting adventures and glam photoshoots. In her illustrious career Alice has worked for the finest fashion magazines (including Vogue) and photographed celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Hugh Hefner, Michael Fassbender (for Esquire Magazine) and Pamela Anderson. Released on 6th April, you can purchase your copy here.

Along with client Margi Clarke (who appears in the book), Atrium recently attended the "Alice"s Adventures" book launch at WAH LONDON (Soho), which was attended by many other guests from the creative world including Paloma Faith (see photos below) and actor Shaun Dingwall. On the decks for the evening was DJ Tasty Lopez.

You can see more of Alice"s captivating work at her website alicehawkins.com. All photos © Alice Hawkins.

We caught up with Alice and asked her a few questions, answers below:

Tell us about your new book Alice!

My book is a collection of portraits of extraordinary people I have met and photographed all over the world taken in the last 10 years. A series of adventures, personal fashion trips in magical places.

What originally inspired you to become a photographer?

I didn"t ever envisage being a "photographer" - I just enjoyed making projects and I used photography as my medium. I didn"t go down the usual route of assisting photographers or doing a degree in the subject, luckily I was thrown into a photography career by i-D magazine, who commissioned me to take photos for them after they came to my degree show and happened to like my work.



What"s your dream shoot? 

Dolly Parton!

Who are your idols and why?

My idols are all blonde strong women, ranging from the iconic Dolly Parton to the blonde Polish nurse at my local doctors surgery.

Where are your 3 top favourite locations to take photos and why?

America- the light, landscape and the people are all extraordinary in America, I particularly love Texas and Las Vegas. The UK because its my home, I"m proud to photograph it, plus its full of characters! Cuba because it has a special place in my heart and you feel like you"ve gone to another world and everyone is so sexy and beautiful there.

You"ve had a fantastic career including working for Vogue. Where do you see your career taking you over the next 5 years? 

More books, shows and flights!

Thank you to Alice Hawkins photographer for her Q&A session, Alice also features at We Folk 

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