One foot would like to have been a rehearsal studio and recording service
for our local musicians, no more, no less, but, not being able to find space, One foot
will be an online independant record label.
here is how, why and where we are today
I asked My uncle and a family friend if they wanted to open a recording and a rehearsal studio, affordable for local musicians, principles always guiding the project before opportunism, this was 2001, 15 years later, 2 partners down and no studio, well, in this capitalist free-market privatised world, I'm still one of the lucky ones.
I'm lucky because, from a young age I new I wanted to record and create music. Realising the inequality and sycophantic nature of the commercial music industry, the only ethical way to be involved in recording music would be to have my own studio, without the dirty money..., It's harder than it sounds, being from a priviliged background, family helped me with some funds, my Uncle was one partner and a friend (also musician) was the third but silent partner, unfortunately he didn't work out, I and Stu (uncle) carried on, I started gathering equipment bit by bit, we already had the equipment Stu had gathered over the years, equipment much of which, I saw for the first time when I was 8, I walked into Stu's home studio, in the basement, on the first day of our arrival in UK, he showed me around, told me about mics, 8track etc., I think in the back of my mind, I new that was when I decided I wanted to record music. In having stu as a partner it gave me a great deal of pleasure to share that experience together.
Though its just me at One Foot today, Stu and I did get a chance to sub-let a space in Bristol for 5 months or so, a great experience, it reinforced my views of the inequality and sycophancy of the commercial music industry.
I hope you will enjoy listening to music as much I enjoyed recording the music.
Love and Respect