Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Blurt on film

A new film of legendary Deptford band Blurt playing at the Birds Nest pub back in 2014 has been released by film maker Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz, with all profits going to the artists. 

With tours cancelled and even local gigs impossible, the financial situation for professional bands such as Blurt is dire. 

Now for the price of little more than a posh pint you can own a copy of this 45-minute long film, which cuts footage of the band bursting energetically from the tiny Birds Nest stage, with Deptford street scenes of the time, to watch over and again at your leisure.

Stewart Morgan writes: "It is (I hope) a decent record of a memorable night, with Blurt in their home territory and amongst friends.  Their Birds Nest gigs always had something special I think, and of particular interest may be the numerous documentary images of building developments around Deptford and Lewisham from 2014 that are featured in the film."

BLURT - Live at The Birds Nest, Deptford from HajduKino Productions on Vimeo.

A concert film of musical mavericks BLURT, captured in a riveting live performance on their home turf in Deptford, south-east London in 2014. 

Featuring documentary imagery of Deptford and Lewisham alongside intimate coverage of the gig, here is a rare chance to experience a unique band at the height of its powers.

TED MILTON - vocals and saxophone

STEVE EAGLES - guitar and vocals

DAVID AYLWARD - drums

Tracklisting:

CUT IT / PLUNGE / HAT / PURE SCENARIO / LET THEM BE / FIRST WORLD TROMBONE / THE FISH NEEDS A BIKE / AMOUR DE MA VIE

Filmmaker - Stewart Morgan Hajdukiewicz

Standard Definition / 4:3 / colour and black and white / Stereo / 46 mins

(c) HajduKino Productions, 

Made in Deptford in 2014/2020

All profits from Vimeo streaming will go to the artists.

In his email, Stewart also reminded me that I wrote a blog post about his film about Bill (Wellbeloved)'s pies back in 2014 - and looking at the film again now I recognise there's a bit of crossover in the local street scene footage!

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