Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rockabilly Riot Stage Sets


We are very excited to announce the news that Vince Ray's band "The Boneshakers" are supporting Brian Setzer's "Rockabilly Riot" tour at the Manchester Apollo on July 25th. Vince has also created the large scale artwork backdrops that are being used by Brian Setzer on the world tour. They form a visual stunner for the gigs created with Vince's signature retro style.

Vince says of the project: "I've worked for Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats for a good few years now and to have the job of designing the stage set for the latest tour was a blast. Brian has fairly strong ideas of his own about how the stage was to look and chose the basic colour combination of purple and green. The performances required three different backdrops to appear throughout the show. To contrast with the green/purple scheme. I suggested we have a backdrop that would have the feel of an old juke joint. Many of the venues on the tour are very big with a 5000 capacity, so I thought it would be good to have something with a more intimate small club feel which seemed to reflect the roots of the rockabilly music style with rough wooden planking and stenciled cowboy motifs. All this was put together in Photoshop and we were really pleased that it successfully printed on such a large scale! To be invited to open the show in Manchester as Vince Ray and the Boneshakers is a real honour and we're really looking forward to seeing the artwork in action and also being part of the show. "  Get a taste of the action here and here.

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