Rolling Down the Road

Little Seeds Music, Half Moon and The Story Museum Oxford present a David Gibb production for ages 3-11

A magical musical bus ride for children and families!

All aboard! Family singer songwriter David Gibb is proud to be the driver of the world’s first bus to be powered by song. However, his passengers’ choice of music can sometimes be a little unusual. From talking sunflowers to digging for buried treasure, David needs your help to find the perfect song for each of his passengers and get his magical, musical bus rolling down the road!

David’s song writing draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along, this is a show that the whole family can enjoy together.

Images/Trailers

There are a range of photos for this production available to view at the link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qro1pmpc380npbr/AACrqUbxQI90VEC5sQ9B4k09a?dl=0

Performance Length

Performances last 60 minutes (no interval). After the performance, audiences are invited to meet the cast.

Reviews

“Want an incredible live music experience that the whole family will genuinely enjoy? David Gibb is the answer to your prayers.”
Creative Tourist on Songs Across the Pond (2018)

“The children love it – and I mean they LOVE it – but so do we, the parents.”
Toddle About Magazine on Climb That Tree album (2017)

“Prepare to be carried away with the music… packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers.”
The Guardian on Letters Through Your Door (2014)

Touring Details

Available from 11 April 2020 on an on-going basis.

Technical Requirements (venues)

  • Get-in: 2 hours minimum before half with pre-rig of LX and sound cable runs completed prior to get in.
  • Get-out: 1 hour
  • Venue Configuration: End on. Performing area minimum 6.5m meters (wide) by 5.5m (depth) with 3.5m (height)
  • Setting: Black box theatre presentation. No wing space required.
  • Lighting:  A lighting plan will be supplied. We will require the use of the venues lighting desk. The lights within the set are operated by a foot switch which will stretch to the front of the stage, which will need 13A power supply/sockets in the performance space.
  • Sound: Full stage plan for sound setup will be provided. In summary: for solo version (2 x vocal mics on boom stands, floor mic for electric guitar cab, 4 DI boxes, 3.5mm stereo iPad output, 3 x power points); for duo version (2 x vocal mics on boom stands, 1 x instrument mic on boom stand, floor mic for electric guitar cab, x 6 DI boxes, 3.5mm stereo iPad output, 3 x power points); for trio version (2 x vocal mics on boom stands, 1 x instrument mic on boom stand, floor mic for electric guitar cab, x 8 DI boxes,3.5mm stereo iPad output, 3 x power points). In all cases, onstage foldback is useful. In some circumstances the company are able to provide aspects of the sound requirements including mic stands, mics and DI boxes if necessary. This would need to be agreed to at the point of booking, prior contract phase.
  • Technical staff: 1 competent technician with experience of live sound mixing, to assist with get-in, focusing, sound and LX operation and the get out.
  • Parking: For a large estate car.
  • Facilities: 1 dressing room for up to 3 performers.

Technical Requirements (festivals, non-traditional spaces)

  • This show can be run without lighting. We do not require a blackout.
  • The sound is operated by the performer using our own sound system, but we do require at least two 13A power supply/sockets in the performance space.
  • There is lighting within the set which will be operated by a foot switch which will stretch to the front of the stage.
  • A member of staff is needed to host and help with the set-up.
  • Ideally the performance space needs to be minimum 3.5m (width) by 3m (depth) by 2.4m (height). We need 60 minutes for set-up, 30 minutes to clear.
  • A lockable room to act as a dressing room for up to 3 performers.
  • Parking for a large estate car.

We Provide

  • Dedicated support from the marketing/PR and technical team at Half Moon.
  • Up to 500 A5 colour flyers and 15 A3 colour posters. (NB: overprinting will be at an additional cost please enquire).
  • Images and production photos for use within venue brochures or broader usage including digital.

Prices

1 or 2 shows per day.

Less than 120 miles from Banbury:
Solo musician – £660 + VAT
Duo of musicians – £900 + VAT
Trio of musicians – £1200 + VAT

All other locations:
Solo musician – £770 + VAT
Duo of musicians – £1100 + VAT
Trio of musicians – £1310 + VAT

For performances of more than one day, a 10% reduction applies to the fee for the 2nd day and subsequent days.

Please note that these fees are subject to a small additional supplement if your venue makes a compulsory contra to us for your costs at the contracting stage (e.g. credit card/box office; get-in/out; marketing/brochure contributions).

Note for venues at very long distances from Oxford, an additional supplement of £100 per day may apply. Please enquire.

Creative Learning Opportunities

The company are able to offer a range of bespoke creative learning activities for schools and family groups on request to complement the performance at additional costs. Our ‘off the shelf’ workshop for this tour is:

Work with professional songwriter and performer David Gibb and write a brand new song, exploring lyrics, melody, rhythm and more. At the end of the session, perform the song and wow your family and friends with your amazing new song writing skills!

Please enquire for prices. Prices depend on length of sessions and when they are scheduled in relation to the performances.

For more details on this, please contact:   
Chris Elwell on 0207 709 8902 / 
chris@halfmoon.org.uk