HELLO EVERYBODY! Warren from Q The Music here.
Thank you firstly for the discussion - the fact that you are talking about it and spreading the word, makes a difference. I’ve read the points above and I thought I would come on and answer them.
As you will probably know, EON squashed the re-recording of the Soundtrack a year or two ago. I don’t see any issue with putting on a concert, as we are not breaking any laws, simply performing live music and paying the Performing Rights to do it. Although we are not EON affiliated, they have left us alone for several years, and I don’t see them pulling the plug on this concert. To protect that, we are not recording the concert to sell it.
However, those of you who are on our Friends Scheme (www.QTheMusicShow.com/friend) will know we often record our concerts and give them away to our subscribers…
NOT that I am saying it will be recorded…
TIME OF YEAR:
Yep - get it is not ideal. However, I have to plan this in to the year where I think I can execute the concert to THE BEST standard it can be. Anyone who has ever been to a Q The Music concert will tell you a) the standard is ridiculously high b) no stone is left unturned and c) it is done with a love of Bond that you won’t find anywhere else.
I’d simply rather not do the concert than put it on, and it not be to the level you want and deserve. I want everyone who comes to go away thinking it’s the best concert they have ever been to.
If i stick it in the middle of the year, there’s a good chance my trusted musicians will be being pulled in all sorts of directions doing other orchestras and shows.
PRICE/FUNDS TO RAISE:
It seems a lot of money (£60k) and to be honest, it won’t even cover everything - that is just the price I need to hit to take the rest on faith. The reality is you don’t see the costs when you book other concert tickets, but these are realistic. The Orchestra and music ALONE will be £40,000. We’ll lose 28% off all purchase/donations to VAT, Indiegogo and Paypal, and theres venue hire, tech costs, PRS. etc etc etc.
£60-£100 per ticket is absolutely comparable to any orchestra in London, and bear in mind the bespoke nature of this concert.
I chose this venue, as its a realistic size to fill (1,100) and it is beautiful too by the way. Putting the Concert in any major city would more or less add a 0 on to the costs, and push the project even harder to make happen.
Completely: don’t book any flights or anything until it is confirmed, but PLEASE book your tickets. If the project isn’t funded, you’ll get it back, if it is funded, it is confirmed.
You may well be right Sir - it may not happen - but i’m disappointed you are completely writing it off without any chance. Negative comments like that will change the mindset into NOT backing it, and then it WON’T happen. It absolutely CAN happen, if people back it.
Essentially, we are talking about 800-900 tickets to sell for a concert. It’s not beyond the realms of possibility.
Yes, it has been a slower start than I had hoped, but I have barely touched it until now as I have been busy touring and performing myself. A lot of major fan sites will be pushing this out over the next week, and part of the issue with anything like this is getting the train moving, once we get through the first £10k-£20k people WILL get on board, I’m sure of it.
If it’s a success I plan to do a different Bond/Barry score each year.
It needs your support folks - please back it. If it doesn’t get there, you’ll get your money back automatically.
Very fondest regards –
Don’t forget, I’m just a fan like you guys, when all is said and done.
Q The Music Show