July 2017 • Mike Lowe celebrates 30 years with Britannia Row.
2017 • Clair Global acquires Britannia Row.
2016 • Britannia Row forms strategic alliance with Clair Global.
July 2015 • Our beginnings – 40 years ago on the 5th July 1975.
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.
March 2015 •
October 2014 • Bryan Grant celebrates 35 years at Britannia Row Productions!
Nelson Mandela dies on 5th December
5 YEARS AGO
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.
August 2012 •
August 2012 •
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.
The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
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.
Barack Obama is elected president of the USA
October 2009 • Bryan Grant celebrates 30 years with Britannia Row Productions
June 2009 •
80,000 fans attend the Oasis gig at Slane Castle
Apple launches the iPhone
10 YEARS AGO
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.
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.
July 2007 •
The star-studded concert at Wembley Stadium Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales
H. M. Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th birthday celebrations at Buckingham Palace
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.
Mark Zuckerberg founds the social networking service Facebook
August 2003 • Robbie Williams breaks the record again – 375,000 people over 3 nights at Knebworth.
Two amazing concerts at Buckingham Palace – Proms at the Palace and Party at the Palace
Apple launches the iPod
Fears of computers glitches due to the change of date (Y2K “Millennium Bug”)
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.
Fears of computers glitches due to the change of date (Y2K “Millennium Bug”
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 1994 •
1993 • Oasis
We started working with Oasis in 1993.
25 YEARS AGO
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.
July 1992 • The last show we did for Nirvana in San Sebastian, Spain.
1992 • EURODISNEY
We provided the sound for the elaborate opening celebrations of EuroDisney, Paris.
Our first Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies
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.
ISLINGTON TO WANDSWORTH
BRP moves from 35 Britannia Row, Islington to 9 Osiers Road, Wandsworth
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.
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.
From 1980 to 1982, we worked on a run of Stevie Wonder performances at the zenith of his live touring work.
Sony Introduces the Walkman
Bryan Grant joins Britannia Row Productions
1979 • Britannia Row Productions started working withThe Cure and continue to do so.
May 1979 • The Loch Lomond Festival
1979 • Peter Gabriel Britannia Row Productions started working with Peter Gabriel and continue to do so to this day.
John Paul II Becomes Pope
1978 • Blackbushe Aerodrome The Picnic at Blackbushe Aerodrome, Camberley, Surrey.
Star Wars movie released
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.
Our first gig 1975 - Britannia Row Productions provide sound for a crowd of 100,000 at Knebworth Park.
1975 – OUR FIRST GIG
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.