What would you do if we sang out of tune? … the press release for Whole World Band. Its a new idea that may solidify into mayonnaise yet. We shall see. It remains whetehr the creative genius of founder Kevin Godley with co-founder Andy Wood can make hay with this new interactive idea. The flip side is it descending into a nightmare format for faded glories as articulated in by Godley/Gouldman on the GG06 Beautiful Loser.com song. since the concept does somewhat accentuate the cult of celebrity that permeates and defines, mediates and regulates the communal lives of many. Its the kind of project that may take a different and unexpected direction after it is launched through appropriation and innovation in unforeseen ways. Also, the idea has been in slow development for a number of years, giving it something of an orphan image, wild and as responsible as the Wild Child of Aveyron. Also, technologies change and concepts can be easily copied….
Former 10CC and Godley & Crème man Kevin Godley and Andy Wood of Hypergallery and Cubic Motion fame are offering a sneak peak of their WholeWorldBand at the Music Show in the RDS on February 25 and 26.
A revolutionary new interactive tool for iPhone 4/4s and iPad2, the App lets you create music with other musicians and music fans around the world in both sound and pictures.
“WholeWorldBand is a revolutionary new online music tool that provides a new platform for distribution while offering the opportunity of new revenue streams for up and coming and established musicians and bands and, in fact, anyone,” enthuses Godley who’s been a regular Music Show attendee over the past few years.
Available from iTunes in March, WholeWorldBand is currently having performances created for it by The Edge, Ron Wood, Gavin Friday, Gemma Hayes, Cathy Davey, Mik Pyro and Liam O Maonlaoi. Visitors to the Music Show will be able to check out the WholeWorldBand App over the weekend and collaborate on tracks from some of these heavy-hitters.
“The WholeWorldBand App allows you to originate a track or add yourself to performances by well-known artists and bands by playing along with them, or substituting yourself for any member of a band,” the promo blurb reads. “WholeWorldBand lets musicians record and film while playing or singing along to any track on the menu using the microphone and cameras on their iPhone or iPad then upload a unique mix of yourself plus other users to Facebook and YouTube etc….
…“In WholeWorldBand, musicians can upload their own original tracks and earn money when other users download and share them. The more performances that are downloaded, the more musicians can earn.”
“It’s fantastic that The Music Show is the first place that people will get to see this great project in action,” Hot Press editor Niall Stokes said. “Kevin Godley is a real visionary – exactly the kind of ambitious genius to carry off something special like the WholeWorldBand idea. And he has found the perfect partner for his grand scheme in Andy Wood, who founded Hypergallery as a portal where you can buy all the great cover artwork. Between them, they have created an app that has amazing long term potential. People will see just how much at The Music Show. It is a really exciting development that we’re proud to be part of.”…