For the new Lucozade Spark Something TV ad the production company called on Chris Hewitt of CH Vintage Audio to create a working vintage 1980s Martin Audio W bin and Phillyshave system
Here’s a sneak preview of what we put together for RocketMan the movie out very soon- CH Vintage supplied the equipment for the Elton John Troubadour 1970 gig.
The outtakes-on the field where Hendrix, The Doors, The Who Free, Emerson Lake and Palmer and others played in 1970 in summer 2018 – With Chris Hewitt, Jayne Owen, Tom Hewitt, Nik Turner and Roger Simmonds. https://vimeo.com/304678063?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-clipstranscode-201504&utm_campaign-28749 https://vimeo.com/304685025
We were pleased to provide 3 WEM Starfinder 4 x 12s and 2 WEM amp heads and a Wallace amp head for the Elton John Rocketman movie The youtube clip shows the cabs in action at at Troubadour Club Los Angeles re-creation 53 seconds in – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpOGT3GTO84
CH Vintage Audio were asked to provide vintage WEM and Marshall equipment equipment and staging for the BBC who were filming a re-creation of part of the Jimi Hendrix sound system on the Isle of Wight field where he played in 1970. Rock legends Nik Turner (Hawkwind) and Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things) were also […]
To tie in with the launch of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Isle of Wight festivals. CH Vintage Audio went to Freshwater site of the 1970 festival which featured Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Who, Free, Joni Mitchell plus many others and set up the mixers that were actually used by Charlie […]
Another new arrival at the Chris Hewitt Museum of Rock – CHVintageaudio.com . The Duck Brothers were Eric Clapton and Albert Lee who teamed up for several tours – flightcases 39 and 40 were Yamaha PA cabs for keyboards/monitors
Probably one of the most important finds in Rock Music History and now arrived at the Chris Hewitt Museum of Rock/CH Vintage Audio, the Altec monitors from Abbey Road Studio 2 Control Room. Just think, almost all The Beatles tracks, as well as a multitude of top 60’s artists, were mixed on these monitors and they […]
For the Bromley Town Hall ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ filming sessions in November 2017, we were asked to create a working PA system for an early 70s concert. As far as we know two gigs were being shot – the first was the pre Queen ‘Smile’ band at Ealing Art College and the second was an early Queen gig. […]
Another weekend added owing to extreme demand! After more than a thousand visitors from as far away as Scotland and Essex passed through the Strawberry Studios Control Room this last weekend and thanks to the kindness of building owner Damian Walsh [Mondiale Publishing] we are staging another chance for people to visit during the day on Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October […]
For the forthcoming 2018 Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody, John Henry’s of London who are sourcing a lot of the musical equipment, called on the vintage equipment stock and expertise of CH Vintage Audio. We were pleased to supply various authentic items including a mixing desk, drum mikes and mike holders for the iconic Live Aid […]
CH Vintage Audio is pleased to have acquired some WEM sound equipment previously owned and used by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac in 1969/70. Dinky Dawson (Fleetwood Mac’s soundman late 1960’s until July 1970, sent this text to Chris Hewitt in 2017 “The Fleetwood Mac slaves and speaker cabinets you have Chris Hewitt, are all from […]
During the shooting of the Morrissey film England is Mine, we supplied PA equipment to help recreate the legendary Sex Pistols Lesser Free Trade Hall gig and a Morrissey Rafters gig. We also helped with gear to recreate bedroom rehearsals.
We were especially pleased to help with the Strawberry Studios Stockport Museum exhibition by supplying some Martin Hannett production equipment and 10CC/Strawberry control room equipment from our archive. For a forthcoming Strawberry Studios BBC 6Music item with Chris Hewitt, BBC broadcast journalist Elizabeth Alker got a tour of the original Strawberry studios main studio room […]
Our original George Harrison Vox amps are in great demand, and recently have been available to view at the Beatles Story Museum, The Whittaker Museum Rossendale, and the Haworth Art Gallery Accrington. They have also been in action with ex Oasis guitar legend Bonehead and with my friend and renowned guitar builder Michael Eastwood for […]