INSIDE WESTSIDE is a project that has been in incubation for over twenty years
Because 1995 is when these two long time collaborators played their first gig together, at a charity event in a Dublin venue called Mother Redcaps.
Fast forward to now – where Nick Bailey and David Hayes finally take time to work on their own project, one borne out of a shared love of the score of West Side Story, a fairly up close and personal relationship with every note of it, and most of all - a strong shared sense of rhythm and the language of subdivisions – spoken and unspoken .
We hope you will follow this exciting journey at: www.facebook.com/insidewestside
INSIDE WESTSIDE features their own interpretation of the famous score –
with some twists – some smaller moments to “look under the bonnet and see what is actually happening” and some equally thunderous, boisterous, brilliant, sweeping, electrifying passages of soul lifting rhythmic primal climbs.
Nick and David have performed in and/or produced, over 16 full scale, live performance DVD’s and have gigged on all 5 continents and particularly in Europe, USA, Australia – and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Red Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo International Forum and the Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo, Edinburgh Playhouse and a multitude of arenas.
Commissions from the National Theatre, scores for 8 original musical theatre productions, nominations and awards for Musical Direction,
20 times platinum production credits
Three Grammy ballot listings including
Record of The Year
Best Arrangement Instrumental
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
We are crowdfunding in the hope of creating some key moments with our genuine fans (and friends!) in the form of Fund it rewards. This creative process needs to be shared, rather than just presented in a glossy box at the end! We figure this is the best way to bring our friends on board to share this incredible experience. We plan on sharing all our behind the scenes photos, fly-on-the-wall videos, and stories with our funders!
Friends - sincere thanks for taking a look at what we have to offer here. If you love West Side Story, Musical Theatre, or just little old 'Us' .... please get involved, and share this incredible experience with us! It all starts here! Nick and David x