To make honest and captivating videos of wonderful songs
The discovery, practice and performance of song enriches understanding of emotion, relationships and all human interaction for performer and audience. We share artistic videos of songs and stories that are relevant, beautiful and fascinating in today's modern world. We are ambassadors for contemporary song performance.
For good or bad, in today's world, people crave knowledge, facts, funny stories and harrowing tales, often through videos… and YouTube is the BIGGEST Platform. Unlike the usual video channels, Artsongstory does not aim to make 'viral videos' or achieve millions of 'likes.' It uses YouTube as a platform to showcase videos of music it really believes in. Time, thought and effort went into the creation of each one with a focus on genuine and honest human stories. We're fighting the war of viral-video-bullets with large canon ball-bouquets of beautiful sound, colour and stories.
Indian-Scottish Neil Balfour, is an operatic Bass-Baritone and the creator and director of ArtSongStory. He is the first opera singer to be booked by the Glastonbury Festival as an artist “I cannot believe how powerful his voice is. I have never seen opera like he does it” - Haggis McLeod, head-programmer. He is the first performer to beatbox in an opera at Longborough Festival Opera and has premiered the roles of Nikolaus’ Father in Mysterious 44 (the first electronic opera) and La-La (role sponsored by the opera awards) in A Shoe Full of Stars (YAM Awards Best Opera 2018).
Currently a Concordia Artist, the first classical sE Artist, director of (compelling videos of classical art-song and their stories), founder of the Koko Koncerts (emerging classical stars in a coffee shop), in partnership with Penhaligon’s, the famous British perfume house, Moment filmmaker lenses, GIK Acoustics and Kapow meggings. His voice-overs for YouTube channels have over 100 million views.
Visit WWW.NEILBALFOUR.COM for more.
Ben Rawles is the videographer and audio engineer of ArtSongStory. Working as both a filmmaker, and as a music composer involved in creating some of the most popular videos on YouTube, Ben takes a unique approach to producing stylish and engaging content. "An absolutely wonderful experience! The end product was incredible and I could not imagine my film any other way!" - Alysia Anderson, “Geester”.
With experience in events, interviews, live and recorded performance and promotional footage, Ben thrives on a technical challenge, and uses the latest high-end video and audio equipment to ensure an end result which is slick, communicative and future proof.