2015

July 2015 • Our beginnings – 40 years ago on the 5th July 1975.
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March 2015 • After 24 years Britannia Row bids a fond farewell to it’s premises in Wandsworth – home of Britannia Row Productions until 2012 and then Britannia Row Productions Training, which has now re-launched itself in Twickenham alongside the core business.
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March 2015 •

2014

October 2014 • Bryan Grant celebrates 35 years at Britannia Row Productions!
35 Years

2013

Nelson Mandela dies on 5th December

2012

November 2012 • Britannia Row Productions Training launches for the first time giving students direct exposure to the very latest professional audio equipment, procedures and techniques being used in the real world.
August 2012 • Britannia Row Productions were part of both winning consortiums supplying both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games and 18 sound systems and personnel for three of the largest indoor sporting venues.
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August 2012 •
Olympic Games 2012
August 2012 •
25 years
July 2012 • Mike Lowe celebrates 25 years with Britannia Row Productions
 
June 2012 • The beginning of the extraordinary summer of 2012 was marked with providing the live sound for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
June 2012 • After our first 16 years at Britannia Row Islington London, followed by 21 years at Osiers Road, Wandsworth SW18, we move to our extensively re-renovated new head quarters at 104 the Green, Twickenham, Middlesex. 

2011

The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

5 years ago

2010

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2010 • FIFA WORLD CUP

Some of our technicians and engineers headed off with equipment to South Africa for the first ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert.

2009

Barack Obama is elected president of the USA
October 2009 • Bryan Grant celebrates 30 years with Britannia Row Productions
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June 2009 •
80,000 fans attend the Oasis gig at Slane Castle

2007

Apple launches the iPhone
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December 2007 •
December 2007 • Led Zeppelin’s first concert since the death of their drummer John Bonham in 1980. To date, it has been their last. With Jason Bonham playing drums, Zeppelin headed up a heavy-weight bill to pay tribute to the legendary record company executive, Armet Ertegun and to raise money for his Charitable Foundation.
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July 2007 •

12 Stadium Concerts held in South Africa, U.S.A., Brazil, China, Australia, U.K., Germany and Italy to raise ecological awareness. The U.K. concert was held at Wembley Stadium with 23 bands and artists on the bill, including Genesis, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, The Foo Fighters and Madonna.
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July 2007 •

The star-studded concert at Wembley Stadium Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales

2006

 
H. M. Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace  

10 YEARS AGO

2005

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It was Pink Floyd’s first concert with Roger Waters since 1981. Due to the death of Richard Wright in 2008, last Pink Floyd Concert with Messrs, Gilmour, Waters, Mason & Wright.  

Live 8 Line-up

Annie Lennox, Bob Geldof, Coldplay, Richard Ashcroft, Dido, Youssou N’Dour, Elton John, Pete Doherty, Joss Stone, Keane, The Killers, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Ms. Dynamite, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Razorlight, REM, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Snow Patrol, Sting, Travis, U2, UB40, Velvet Revolver, The Who.

2004

Mark Zuckerberg founds the social networking service Facebook

2003

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August 2003 • Robbie Williams breaks the record again – 375,000 people over 3 nights at Knebworth.

2002

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June 2002

Two amazing concerts at Buckingham Palace – Proms at the Palace and Party at the Palace
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2001

Apple launches the iPod

1999

Fears of computers glitches due to the change of date (Y2K “Millennium Bug”)
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1999/2000 • Millennium Celebrations, The Dome

Britannia Row Productions ran the event and televised show from The Millennium Dome, Greenwich to see in the new millennium for the Queen, the Prime Minister and a star studded audience, as well as for the country. Parts of the show were broadcast world-wide on the night.

1996

Fears of computers glitches due to the change of date (Y2K “Millennium Bug”
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1996 • Oasis, Knebworth

In a run of major outdoor venues, Oasis played Knebworth over two nights. They played to 300,000 people and the two concerts had the UK’s highest ever demand for tickets – Over 2.6 million people applied.

1995

20 YEARS AGO

Summer 1995 • VE Day and VJ Day Celebrations.

These two huge events entailed covering large parts of central London with audio and running the live sound production and broadcast feeds.

1994

Quentin Tarantino directs the film Pulp Fiction
We started our long relationship working for Robbie rehearsing for a warm-up show in Woking on 27th September 1994. This was followed by UK and European tours in October and November of the same year.
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1994 •
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1994 • Pink Floyd, Division Bell

The first show was in the Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami on 30th March and the last show on 29nd October in Earl’s Court, London. It was the highest-grossing tour ever to that date.
Less than two years after our last show for Nirvana, Foo Fighters were formed and we have worked with them ever since.
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February 1994 •

1993

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1993 • Oasis

We started working with Oasis in 1993.

1992

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1992 • The British jazz funk & acid jazz band was formed by Jay Kay. We became Jamiroquai’s sound company that year and are to this day.
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July 1992 • The last show we did for Nirvana in San Sebastian, Spain.
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1992 • EURODISNEY

We provided the sound for the elaborate opening celebrations of EuroDisney, Paris.
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Barcelona Olympics

Our first Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies

1991

South African Parliament repeals Apartheid
July 1991 • Dire Straits began their last tour in Dublin. The last concert on the tour was in Zaragoza, Spain in October 1992. Between these dates Dire Staits had played 300 shows to 7.1m people.
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ISLINGTON TO WANDSWORTH

BRP moves from 35 Britannia Row, Islington to 9 Osiers Road, Wandsworth

25 YEARS AGO

1990

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1990 • Roger Waters, The Wall

Roger Waters, The Wall, Berlin.

June 1990 •

We returned yet again to Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England for this massive and special concert celebrating recipients of the annual Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Award. The line-up included Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Dire Straits, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tears for Fears, Robert Plant (with guest Jimmy Page), Status Quo, Phil Collins, Genesis.
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1990 • First Show With Depeche Mode

Our first show with Depeche. Another relationship that continues to this day.

1990 •

We began a run of providing the sound for the main stage at The Glastonbury Festival.
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1990 • We go into rehearsals with Cliff Richard.The start of another enduring relationship.

1989

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17 April - 1 May •
17 April - 1 May • The Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Sammy Davis tour taking in Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Holland, Germany, Austria, Eire and a one week run at London’s Royal Albert Hall between 17th and 22nd April. ‘This tour came in an era for two genres of music that BRP was proud to have worked on. From the late 70’s until the early ‘90’s we worked and toured with many legendary jazz giants and crooners. As well as Frank, Liza and Sammy, others included Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Riddle, Jerry Lewis, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone and Miles Davis..
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February 1989 •
Our first show with Simply Red was in Dublin in 1989.

1987

July 1987 •

Mike Lowe joins Britannia Row Productions in 1987.
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July 1987 • Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd’s Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour.

1985

30 YEARS AGO

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From the mid 80′s until around the mid 90′s we toured with major R&B / soul artists at their peak such as Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, and George Benson. These artists had many massive hits in this decade and did several European arena tours, often in-the-round and often with full orchestras.

1984

Robbie Williams and Bryan Grant, who joined the company in 1979, buy out Britannia Row Productions from Pink Floyd. Mike Lowe joined in 1987 and Robbie Williams went on to become one of the worlds leading Production Managers to his retirement in 2013.

1980

35 YEARS AGO

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From 1980 to 1982, we worked on a run of Stevie Wonder performances at the zenith of his live touring work.

1979

Sony Introduces the Walkman

October 1979

Bryan Grant joins Britannia Row Productions
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1979 • Britannia Row Productions started working withThe Cure and continue to do so.
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May 1979 • The Loch Lomond Festival
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1979 • Peter Gabriel Britannia Row Productions started working with Peter Gabriel and continue to do so to this day.

1978

John Paul II Becomes Pope
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1978 • Blackbushe Aerodrome The Picnic at Blackbushe Aerodrome, Camberley, Surrey.
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1977

Star Wars movie released

1976

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1976 – QUEEN HYDE PARK SHOW

September 1976 • Queen Hyde Park One of our earliest Hyde Park Shows for Queen attracted a crowd of 150,000 people – thought to have been one of the largest London concert audiences ever.

1975

40 YEARS AGO

Our first gig 1975 - Britannia Row Productions provide sound for a crowd of 100,000 at Knebworth Park.
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1975 – OUR FIRST GIG

July 1975
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Pink Floyd acquire 35 Britannia Row, Islington, London and encouraged their crew to rent out their equipment to other bands and artists while they take a break from touring. The crew included Robbie Williams, Mick Kluczynski, Mark Fisher, Jonathan Park and Graeme Fleming. Gerry Fradley was amongst this group and still works for us to this day, as does his son Laurie.

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