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Film producer Roger Shannon of Swish Productions and champion of various heritage projects in the city writes about the inimitable Chris Phipps in the Birmingham Post. See the article in full here.
Chris is an international music industry consultant with a long history of promotion and innovation at key moments in Birmingham’s music scene. He spoke recently at Capsule’s ‘Home of Metal Event’ (www.homeofmetal.com).
Phipps is returning to his home city on Saturday to introduce and discuss a special showing of the Led Zeppelin movie The Song Remains The Same at the Flatpack Film Festival (www.flatpackfestival.org).
I was lucky enough to meet with Chris Phipps who gave up half an hour of his time to talk to me on Saturday following his introductory talk at the Flatpack Festival on the Led Zeppelin film The Song Remains The Same which Capsule programmed as part of their Home of Metal Archive project – http://www.homeofmetal.com. Chris is exactly the type of person the archive aims to highlight and recognise. As you will hear in the podcasts, Chris is a Brummie who has some 50 odd years working in the music industry with some of biggest names in the business and has had a rich mix of jobs, from booking bands to producing radio programmes to making music documentaries, but for me it’s his role as Producer of the legendary Tube TV programme in the 80′s that I’m most thankful to him for (especially for booking The Very Things which got me onto The Tube) it was essential viewing. My only regret…running out of time I could have spent all night talking to Chris. Next time!!