Script for sound –

Opening Jingle (7  -15 seconds)

Presenter – Hello and welcome to documentary hour,  were today we will be discussing the feel good music taste of ‘Scally recordings’.

Scally recordings began in 1991 in Hull. She recruited bands by the dozen and was a huge hit. Local clubs around Hull loved the bands that she signed such as –Purple Genius, Primary Field , Haunted Sun and of course Needless Rain

Unfortunately Scally recordings is no longer around, but, I’m sure there are many of you out there that would like to reminisce with us on our weekly documentary hour.

Today we will be talking to Scarlet, owner and founder of scally recordings to see what went wrong, or what went right.

Good morning Scarlet, how are you?

Scarlet – Hey Jade, I’m very well thank you, yourself?

Presenter – I’m excellent, but very curious as to find out what happened with the record company. Tell us a little bit about it.

Scarlet – Well everything was going so well until Purple Genius found another record company who simply offered to pay them more. Since this happened the other bands just slowly deteriorated I guess. Neither the less I still had an excellent time with this band and of course many others, I hear that you have some of the bands appearing on the show this morning.

Presenter – Indeed I do, today on documentary hour we are being joined by the likes of – Primary Field and purple genius. Ahhh, here they are now.

Welcome to the show guys!

(Bands say hey all together)

Presenter – have a seat, have a seat. So guys how are you? Tell us a little about yourselves.

Purple genius – Hey Jade, well were Purple Genius, there’s myself, Craig who is the lead singer and guitarist, Jack who plays drums and Dean who is our Bassist.  Basically, we used to be signed up to Scally recordings, but don’t get me wrong Scarlet was excellent at setting up gigs and getting our name out there but, we have always been a band that wanted to grow out of Hull, make ourselves even bigger and this is what we are currently working on. As it stands we are currently signed up to a record company called Dough records. We are in the middle of a UK tour and then shortly after that America. The tickets have almost sold out so we’re very excited about that.

Presenter – That’s excellent guys, and what about your band Primary Field?

Primary Field – Well basically ever since Purple Genius left there wasn’t enough bands going on the record label to perform our weekly tribute gigs and consequently the bands just sort of fell off the radar. I mean myself and Sally still get occasional fan mail and perform at open Mic nights down Newland Avenue and Spring bank, but its hard with only a two man band I play the acoustic guitar and sing and Sally just plays acoustic and the flute,  but that’s really about it.

Presenter – Wow! That’s still good though that you’re getting yourselves out there and wanting to be heard though right?

Primary Field – oh yeah definitely, I couldn’t agree more. I mean unlike Purple Rain we never wanted anything big we just wanted to share out skills with people that were interested… Let the fans come to us so to speak.

Presenter – Well, well done. I mean if I had the attitude of giving up I certainly wouldn’t be a top radio presenter now would I?

Anyway, enough about me. Scarlet, tell us more about the record company and your experience with these bands.

Scarlet – okay so my record company began in Hull in 1991, ive never really ventured out of Hull before with my artists apart from once.  The band Needless Rain had a gig at The Manchester Apollo, it was huge sold around 2,000 tickets.

Anyway way, yeah, so my record label recruited i would say 30-40 bands. The most famous bands would have been Purple Genius, Primary Field , Haunted Sun and not forgetting Needless Rain. Primarily the bands would play at general open mic nights down newland avenue, princes avenue and in Hulls city centre. Although they mainly played in local clubs such as The Adelphi, Lamp and Welly.

Back in the 90’s the record label was fairly small until about 1997 or 1998 i think. It all started when Purple Genious decided that they wanted to make a move and i guess an impression on the world and called up a club called labyrinth just at the back of the town. There first big break. I mean dont get me wrong its great but the record company just went downhill from there as we all ready said.  Officially the record company stopped entirely in 2007 i believe.

Purple Genious – I believe it was early 2008, i think.

Presenter – Well Scarlet, i guess it’s a great achievement on your behalf especially to have such great and huge successful bands that started off from your record label.

Scarlet – Oh yes indeed. It has been great, to see some of the bands again, As well as getting to talk about something that may have gone, But has been a large part of my life.

I hope that music in Hull will blossom again, with so many talented musicians in the area.

Presenter – Right then guys, i believe that’s all we have time for from Scarlet and the bands, stay tuned though guys because next up is Rihanna. Your listening to documentary hour.  once an hour every week.

Opening Jingle repeated (7  -15 seconds)

Initial ideas

Evaluation of documentary

Evaluation of five minute sound documentary.

Before we started our five minute documentary we decided to sit down and plan some ideas. These ideas can be seen on the photograph. After all of our planning that we created we decided to go with the idea of a music documentary primarily about a record company.

The plan was to call a friend of mine who dj’s. The friend also knows a person called Dave Pork who owned porkie recordings. The plan was to have an unstructured interview with porkie and a few of the bands who were on the record label.

Unfortunately, the plan didn’t work out as Porkie was unable to give us an interview at the times we were. Therefore we decided to run with the same initial idea but play make believe instead.

If we were to do this again I imagine we would spend more time on attempting to gain the interview and possibly try to have more of an open schedule.

In light of this we had four initial roles within our documentary. The presenter who was played by me, Jade, Scarlet who owns Scally recordings played by Scarlet and the two bands Primary Fields and Purple Genius. These two parts were played by mine and Scarlet’s friend Daniel.

As a whole the parts that were acted sounded good together. However, to make this better myself and Scarlet could have sounded more natural and a bit more casual, as though the interview was unstructured as the interview sounds heavily structured. Which of course interviews generally are not.

To edit the piece together to make the documentary we used a programme called ‘Cubase’. Cubase was very easy to use and made the project sound fun yet professional. In my opinion it was the best piece of sound editing software we could have possibly used for the project.

All in all I feel like the sound project went really well. I have barely any criticisms. My favourite aspects of the project would be the opening jingle as it makes the piece come to life and sounds very professional and realistic. However, I also enjoyed creating the script as it all seemed to nicely fall together as though the conversation was happening. Unfortunately, as I have already stated the piece sounded to structured but I don’t feel like that puts the piece down in any way.

Research for documentary

Sound research

A sound documentary is a piece of work that explains and explores a particular subject and broadcasted  via the radio or internet.

Idea – Create a documentary about music.

Fields suggested –

Band interviews

Pork recordings – Artists such as Dj Bizzle, Fila Brazillia and Baby Mammoth. Also an interview with the owner would be good and would have high interactivity.

Me and Scarlet discussing the bands and pork recordings… Maybe even talk about up and coming bands or venues in Hull that have open mic nights or live bands performing.  (Signed and un-signed)

Radio documentary research.   Link to a website for a radio station that specialises in radio documentaries.

Useful radio stations found on the blog. These give me an indication of  how my documentary should be set up and also the conventions of documentaries as a whole.

BBC Northampton Documentary

‘BBC Northampton’s documentaries covering different people, groups, events and more.’

The Changing World

‘Lisa Mullins and Marco Werman host an exciting series of powerful documentaries, each of which takes a long look at a single global issue, from geo-political hegemony to world health concerns. The Changing World is a special collaboration…’


‘CBC Radio’s program of documentaries, interviews and essays with host Rick MacInnes-Rae. Dispatches aims to tell the stories of the people who actually live in the places we hear about in the news, if we hear about them at all.’

Radio 6 music – Music documentaries by the BBC, Lauren Lavern presents.

Radio 2 – Discussions on many topics, I have found a documentary/ discussion on Queen. Entitled ‘The show must go on’, presented by Ken Bruce.


Pork recordings

Pork recordings started in 1992 in Hull by a man called David Brennand, also known as Porky. The record label specialises in Electronica and has many bands recruited. The most heard of bands he has employed would be Fila Brazillia, Baby Mammoth and Lego Beast.

Baby Mammoth –Sample of their music.

As well as hoping to interview Porky and Baby Mammoth I would also like to interview a friend named DJ Bizzle who owns a company called Championsoundrecords. An online record shop at the same time he also DJ’s at The Adelphi and used to DJ for GrassRoots at Welly.