Friday, July 31, 2009

Michelle Golding Documents The Specials 30th Anniversary Tour


If you happen to attend one of The Specials upcoming shows (the band are in Australia at the moment with stops planned for New Zealand and Japan before another UK tour this fall) and you see a woman with a video camera walking around among the crowd, be sure to stop her and say hello. She is interested in what you have to say about the band and what its 30th anniversary tour has meant to you.

The woman is Michelle Golding (the daughter of band guitarist Lynval Golding) and she is making a documentary about the band's 30th anniversary tour. According to Golding, "I am shooting behind the scenes with the band and crew, and interviewing people who are attending the gigs about their experiences. Come say hi if you see me loitering around with a camera, I am really interested in peoples recollections of the band but also younger peoples reactions to the band."

Golding plans to edit the footage she is collecting into a documentary and may also include footage shot by fans to expand the scope of the project. If you have been to a show and have high quality footage be sure to drop Golding a line. She posted a message on The Specials fan forum this week reaching out to fans of the band and letting them know about the film project:

Hi guys, firstly massive thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the film, and for all the invaluable info available on here. Couldn't do it without you.

We head to Australia, New Zealand and Japan next week, hoping to find some of you to talk to on camera.

Don't be shy, you can't miss me, I'm the one with the video camera and 'slightly stunned by the amazing response' look on her face. Come say Hi, let me know where all the good meet ups will be so we can capture this moment forever.

The documentary is a work in progress at the moment so no information or details on its release is available yet. You can contact Golding via e-mail at

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