Wirral , UK
13 th September 2011
Tim Wright, composer on many classic games such as Wipeout, Lemmings, Shadow of the Beast, Colony Wars, Formula One, Gravity Crash and Project Velocity has finally left the safety of his studio. After two decades of being squirreled away, Wright is now taking on live performances within the UK and further afield giving people a chance to hear classic game music being performed in a live setting.
“I’ve been badgered on and off to perform live ever since the very first WipeOut back in 1995, when Psygnosis (now SCEE Liverpool) received many enquiries concerning ‘CoLD SToRAGE’ and where they could buy albums or see them play?
Until recently I’ve been happy producing Studio Albums, but I received a request via Facebook a couple of months ago from a chap who runs Chip Music nights in Liverpool, asking if I’d consider performing at his event. I have to be honest and confess I’d had a little bit to drink at the time, so I said yes… I’m glad I did now because the event went really well!
Since then I’ve also performed live at a demo-party in Luton which saw me do a longer set, and I’m hopefully appearing at the London Gaming Conference in December this year.
Many of these songs were originally sequenced by entering notes one by one as numbers on a computer screen, so it’s been an interesting challenge to develop them into tracks that I can actually play live on a real keyboard.
I’m building up to larger crowds and venues and developing my set and equipment list as I go. There are tentative plans for some European dates too. I’m also developing a larger event in the UK with some other game musicians, but that’s still in the early planning stages for 2012/2013.
I can’t believe I waited this long to get out and about, but maybe now was the right time? It’s great to see people’s reactions when they hear the tracks, and suddenly recognise them from the games I worked on. I’m certainly enjoying it and making the most of the opportunities I’m being given! ”
More information is available at;
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131185726965491 ( Liverpool - Chipfest 6 Event Page )
http://www.sunrisedemoparty.co.uk/ ( Luton - Sunrise 2011 )
http://www.londongamingcon.com/ ( London - London Gaming Conference t.b.c. )
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A3476CD0282EB65 ( YouTube Live Footage )
CoLD SToRAGE Official Website: http://www.coldstorage.org.uk/