Most people will be unfamiliar with Gravesend-based Punjab United FC, currently 17th in the Premier Division of the Southern Counties East League. But that is all about to change. On Monday 17th June, BBC One will be broadcasting a documentary charting the drama that occurs behind-the-scenes of Kent’s most successful Asian football team.
Filmed throughout the 2018-19 Season, the programme is the brainchild of film-maker Samuel Supple and features a soundtrack mixed and mastered at our very own Elwick Road Studios.
Studio manager and lecturer Mark Rowden worked with renowned bhangra band The Dhol Foundation and leading percussion musician Bill Singh on the project, which is narrated by BBC radio presenter DJ Nihal.
Elwick Road Studios is a 40-channel hybrid analogue/digital facility at the cutting-edge of what is being offered in both commercial studios and educational facilities across the county. The studio was designed and built to the highest specification by the same team who installed Abbey Road Studios, Sony Studios and studios for U2 and Coldplay.
Boasting a large range of professional equipment, including a wide variety of high quality microphones, synths, guitars and amps and drum-kits, the studio is available for external hire for as little as £120 per day for large scale and a wide range of commercial projects led by Mark Rowden and £10 per hour for smaller projects run by the trainee student engineers.
Punjab United - Our Lives is on BBC One, 17th June at 7.30pm.
More info on the programme can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2019/25/punjab-united-our-lives
Anyone interested in hiring Elwick Road Studios can call Mark Rowden on 01233 743091 or email ElwickRoadStudios@ashford.ac.uk.
For more information on the Music Technology courses and Audio production evening courses offered at the College, visit: https://www.ashford.ac.uk/courses/music-technology