Stu Allan & Adam Wagstaff are the men behind the glasses, the two have been working together for a few years now along with the infamous club night brand FilthyDisco. Their high energy DJ sets and 8 deck antics have gained them acclaim in the performance world and this has led them to the studio!
Production began in early April 2012 after high a octane visit to Ultra Music festival in Miami. Their inspirational fires were stoked by pool parties & 200,000 people going off their nut at the biggest festival in the world.
A few months later and the boys were back on a plane to the newest dance music party scene, Miami. Showcasing their E.P to the record label’s that they had met in March.
With the rest being history and the future of the FilthyGeeks being what its now all about, stay tuned for more details on forthcoming releases, collaborations & events. The years ahead are exciting with dance music once agin taking over the music world, and the FilthyGeeks are we and truly set to bring you one hell of a party!
They currently have two singles out on two different labels, the 1st single released on March 18th at the Miami Winter Music Conference is called “Dedicated” on Dualism Records Miami. it is a deep house track that features a huge baseline that totally rocks any stage. The launch party on March 18th was The Dualism Records WMC Party thrown especially to showcase the FilthyGeeks as Dualism Record’s newest artist and our single release.
The second single is called “Places” released April 8th on Four Peas Recordings USA. this track has a more laid back approach but with the FilthyGeeks twist into something deep.
A 3rd & 4th single are set for release within the next month. on Both labels. Current projects include a collaboration with the house music legend Roland Clarke (http://www.discogs.com/artist/Roland+Clark) who we met at WMC.
1000′s of hours of studio time are currently being put into producing our album which is set for release later in the year. We also have some interesting remixes coming out for other artists in the summer.
We are scheduled to appear on several radio stations in the US to promote our singles within the next month in between tour dates.
We are currently on tour. Tour name “Dedicated Tour 2013″ presented by Dualism Records.
some tour dates in include the likes of Republic Nightclub Leicester (largest club in the uk) where we are the headline act on its busiest night of the year so far (may 5th bank holiday sunday, artwork on website). The tour began in the US on March 18th and then moved to the U.K and then extends to Ibiza and the rest of europe this summer.
Links: All of the relevant links to our music etc are below.
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We have made the front cover and an article in ‘Home smart home’ magazine in the States, and we also had the pleasure of working with David Hicks and Daniel White Directors of ‘Nottingham’ based company ‘MAX-AV’ specialists in Audio/Visual systems here in the UK and ‘suppliers of the Control 4 System’ – this system makes it possible for virtually any appliance or device in your home to intelligently communicate with another—from locks to lights, doors to drapes—and you the ability to control them, no matter where you are. ‘Commercial photography’ by ‘Andy Oliver Photography’ demands not only high quality photography but also creativity, an understanding of how to capture images for print and design, and a fast turnaround.
‘AOP’ can help bring a ‘unique perspective’ to your ‘corporate imagery’, helping you ‘stand our from the competition’ and ensuring your products are ‘presented in the best possible way’. In today’s competitive market, ‘creative photography’ and ‘memorable imagery’ can give you a ‘unique advantage’.
A picture really can speak volumes, and powerfully ‘associate your business’ with a product, ‘brand’ or service- offering.
You can contact David or Daniel to discuss your project on: 01159 465227
MaxAV LTD, Long Eaton, Nottingham.
Telling the story of your wedding day from start to finish makes all the difference visually when designing your ‘unique wedding album’ and helps your designated designer at Andy Oliver Studio record your day completely in one beautifully hand crafted album. This set of images of Lee and the boys just before they started getting ready really helped set the mood and the pace of the whole day and tied in really well with pictures we got later in the day. Does it matter and is it worth booking and paying for a ‘professional wedding photographer’ to record your day? some people would say no…. all I want are a few pictures at the church, to others their wedding day is the most important day of their lives and take the role of photography very seriously.
Lets face it professional ‘wedding photography prices’ by pros that ‘know their craft’ aren’t cheep, people with camera are, why is there such a vast price difference between photographers? this could be one reason.. ‘their not photographers’, don’t be fooled, quite often they are wanting the images for a portfolio or just to make a few quid on the side, I don’t condemn people at all who want to learn a new craft and join the photography fraternity but is it really worth letting them practice on you?
The type of album supplied to a client can be at the very core of the price they charge as well as the fact that many hours are spent on the whole project, both Jenni and me calculated the we spend around 70 hrs on each wedding, from initial consultation – pre wed shoot – wedding photography – viewings – editing – album design ……etc
Sorry for the slight rant above only we recently had a lovely lady in to the studio in a bit of a state with her self because a friend of a friend of a friend had done her wedding photography and lets just say they hadn’t turned out quite as she was expecting. We decided on this occasion to try and help her out.
Ria had spent a lot of time choosing her unique head-dress, so I only thought it apt to squeeze it into as many closeups as possible.
How to photograph a wedding in the rain….. take a brollie.
Choose a ‘wedding photographer’ with experience.
This blog is not only about a wedding photo shoot but also about a world-class wedding album. Owning a Queensberry is like owning a precious heirloom. Our business at Andy Oliver Photography is to record your memories creativly, Queensberry are experts in crafting memories… fairy tales, love stories and special moments into treasured objects to enjoy, reflect upon and share forever.
Adi and Aimee were without doubt one of the nicest couples both Jenni and I have ever worked with and a fairy tale wedding was in order for both of them. The shoot took us again to the heart of Birmingham city and then onto Hagley Hall. Two totally contrasting venues with the very contemporary Hyatt on broad street to start the day and the grandeur of Lord Cobham’s Hagley Hall to finish.
Our partners Queensberry of New Zealand were supplying Adi and Aimee’s wedding album, they produce one of – if not the finest wedding albums in the world, only serious professional photographers partner with Queensberry and after the recky of both venues I could visualize in my mind exactly how the album would look and be laid out.
The Hyatt lobby gave me some great photo opportunities, and although we didn’t have all the time in the world I managed to get what I wanted for the album, the images needed to reflect the mood of the groom and best man which was how you would like to enjoy a good white wine, extremely chilled.
Our new Epson 9890 produced stunningly vibrant AO posters for personal trainer Darren Bristowe.
The astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you just can not be put into words, but it can be put into pictures. Andy Oliver Photography has recently been commissioned to capture those moments in Doncaster for Bill Hodgsons milestone birthday celebration – it was reportage almost all the way and just cements to me the importance of good photography to look back on in years to come. For all you football fanatics Ron Flowers former england player (also of Wolverhampton wanderers fame) to name but a few caps he holds attended Bill bash. Ron won 49 caps for England and scored 10 goals. His international debut came on 15 May 1955 in a 0–1 friendly defeat to France. He went on to appear in the 1962 World Cup and scored two goals from the penalty spot in the group stage, Ron was also in the squad that won the world cup in 1966.
Great night and a smashing family.
It is always a good idea to book your pre wedding photo shoot as early as possible, this gives both the couple and photographer time to really get to know each other and work together so that on the wedding day everyone is comfortable and feels confident, this really does make the world of difference and shows through on the photograph. We had a great afternoon and a few of the elements to play around with (Sun & wind), a great combination that could help produce some stunning shots. We started in the studio, this helped my timing a lot as I no where the sun will be in different areas around my home town of Newark ( it always helps to do your homework ) and helped Alex and Zoe chill about the whole concept of being photographed by a professional out side, with people milling around.
It’s great when I get chance to be a little bit creative – I never miss an opportunity to play around with a bit of controlled lens flare, notice also how by turning my subjects with there backs to the sun it eliminates any dark shadows around the eyes and beneath the nose and creates a bright ring of light around Alex’s head, separating him more from the background and a ring of light that follows the contour of Zoe’s face.
Hard to believe that there were people playing around near by – well done guys.
I never stop looking for an opportunity to produce a different image so we made our way back to the studio via an ally way.
Call in to any late night live music venue on a weekend and mid week come to think of it or attend a friends wedding celebration and the chances that you have danced the night away to a band supplied by LMMuk (Live Music Management) one of the UK’s largest wedding band supplier are to say the least very high. Andy Oliver Photography have recently been commissioned to photograph and supply promotional imagery for their latest addition – NAT KING BING AND THE KINGS OF SHWING – these guys really are amazing (want something absolutely unique??) for your wedding or event then I can without doubt recommend these boys, they cover modern day songs but in the style of jazz, this may sound a strange combination but let me assure you it really does work a treat and apart from that they are a great set of lads.
Here are a couple more images from the shoot and as you can see in this section I used a vibrant backdrop (the sky) lighting the subjects with my Profoto strobes, we were on an industrial estate that had lots of old rusty machinery stood around so I had plenty of scope to vary the look of the images and a kind business owner allowed me to power my 12oow lights from his workshop, the shot in the field was taken on the way back, I noticed the great colours and contrast between blue sky and yellow rape seed thinking it summed up perfectly what the guys were all about.
Please do remember if you are looking for a wedding band or event entertainment of any sort including DJ’s give Gary a call at the LMM office and have a chat with him regarding your requirements, I am sure he will be able to help, or call in to the office for a chat face to face:
LMMuk’s office address is:
Having researched printing equipment for what has seemed a life time now was the right time for us to invest and we finally decided on which brand we would use and after visiting this years Focus exhibition at the NEC Birmingham we settled on a company that we had confidence could deliver not only the products we had decided on but also the training – expertise – back up – and after sales we expected. CWE Solutions were our choice and they delivered all of the above and more, from initial meet and greet with Robin at the NEC to product demos at their Sheffield offices and delivery to our riverside studio in Newark where engineer Duncan completed the install without a hitch (and as a bonus he was treated to a hand-made sandwich for lunch) “nice”, see it wasn’t all about finding a company that offered us the world for half the price but more about GUT FEELING and confidence, this always is the path both Jenni and me take when making a major purchase or dealing with suppliers and it hasn’t let us down yet.
CWE Solutions also supplied AOP with our JM54 SHA JetMounter, all we needed to complete our arsenal and simply the perfect combination, it is engineered to deliver a combination of performance and value unequalled in the industry, the popular JetMounterTM54SHA 54 inch (1375mm) electric laminator now includes two new features. The new Single Height Adjustment (SHA) allows the roller nip to be set more quickly, ensuring consistent roller pressure from side to side. A new LCD pressure gauge readout provides this versatile machine with far more process control than other laminators in its category.
Thanks again to the team at CWE Solutions
After only being based in Newark less than a year we have had Blazing hot sun, torrential rain (and flooding) and foot deep snow, a rare opportunity to photograph the Castle as it is rarely seen. I had picked up on this view of the castle whilst out walking on morning liking how the arch of the bridge framed the castle and the walkway draws you into the picture, with the added advantage of snow which bounced the light evenly lighting everything around and helping out with brightening up the archway of the bridge this was the perfect time to nip out with my camera and tripod. With a huge print from our new large format Epson printer and laminator you feel almost as if you can walk into the picture.
This is the first installment of our – images of Newark collection – taken a few months ago, the lighting was perfect but we had to wait over an hr to get this shot, it was worth it though as the firework company had back lit the window openings with colour changing lights, red was in order, I wanted the castle to look as if it was on fire so a little bit of lady luck and a keen trigger finger was necessary to capture this image just as I imagined it, fungi on the river added to the overall feel and the wind direction had to be taken into consideration – I didn’t want to be beneath the smoke because it would have blown out the sky when the rockets went off. This shot was captured with a Canon 1Ds Mark2 – 16mm – ISO800 – 0.6sec, and takes pride of place in our studio which is on the Wharf just the other side of the bridge.