So when I wasn’t filming the epic 10-part documentary series for Pulse Films, I managed to squeeze in a 3-part music doc series for the BBC called Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices which airs tonight at 10pm on BBC Four.
It’s a hugely enjoyable series where Grammy award-winning soul and jazz star Gregory Porter presents a 100-year celebration of the mystery, joy and pain that lies behind some of the greatest voices in modern music.
Episode One is called ‘Showstoppers’ and it’s a cracker!
In it Gregory explores 100 years of voices on the brink, those that go one note higher, turn it up to eleven and make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.
Below is a little teaser of what’s in store in this fine episode.
Big props go to Director John Williams who crafted this beauty of an episode and thanks also to the rest of the ‘Popular Voices’ team – Series Producer Ben Whalley, Assistant Producer David Maguire, Researcher Sam Wynn, Production Manager Sacha Whitmarsh and last but by no means least The Sultan of Sound…Ariel Sultan!
Had a great time filming with Gregory and the rest of the ‘Popular Voices’ crew in NYC and LA earlier this year and really proud of the series that we all made together.