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Tim Friers & The Mercenaries - This is the world | Towpath Productions, Oxford
Towpath Productions

Tim Friers & The Mercenaries - This is the world | Towpath Productions, Oxford

Tim Friers & The Mercenaries play 'This is the world' from the deck of Progress on the Oxford Canal. Tim Friers & The Mercenaries, are a well-renowned Celtic Rock Band, as popular for their powerful live set as for their fantastic recorded sound. The band is made up of a talented team of creative musicians: Tim on guitars and vocals, Gordon on Keyboards, guitar and vocals, Mike on fiddle, mandolin and guitar, Steve on Bass guitar, Charlotte on backing vocals and vanity busting and Andy on drums and cajon. Based in Oxfordshire, they have a storied history of live performances, a variety of musical styles and arrangements, and professional recording sessions. They pride themselves on their musical versatility and fun and frantic live shows, breaking boundaries with their unique sound. Explore the site and learn more about the musicians behind the music. ***Credits*** Directed, Recorded, Mixed and Edited by Ryan Quarterman Future Human Design Co. Captian: Stuart Miller ***About Towpath Productions*** Towpath Productions - Moving music hosted aboard our historic canal boats on the Oxford canal. We host and record live intimate music sessions to be enjoyed for free live from the canal towpath and online. ***Follow Us*** ***Gear*** Canon 80d Sony A7III Sigma 17-50mm 1:2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens Samyang T1.5 35mm AS UMC II Cine Lens DJI Ronin-S Insta360 One X2 Zoom H8 Handy Recorder SURE SM57 SURE SM58 ***About Progress*** Progress was built in 1936 by Peter Keay & Sons (Walsall) for W. Elwell & Sons – the Tipton-based coal carrying company operating on the Birmingham Canal Network. In her previous prime, she would have towed eight 'Joey' boats each holding around 35 tonnes of coal. Progress was converted to a hire boat by Jimmy Yates in the late 1950s and renamed Pintail. The present Fowler 2DYM diesel engine (1944) was first installed in 1958. She was fully renovated between 1997 and 2000 by Jem Bates and Trevor Whitling – including having her name restored to Progress. Bill Mann, Trevor Allum and Phil Kidd acquired Progress in 2017 for the David Blagrove Trust and completed a full restoration of the cabin. Progress was bought by Stuart Miller in 2020. She was the first acquisition for the fleet of Towpath Productions. CONSTRUCTION Builder: Keay, Peter & Son, Walsall Built in: 1936 Hull material: Wood Number of decks: 1 Number of masts: 0 Propulsion: Motor Number of engines: 1 Primary engine type: Inboard diesel DIMENSIONS Breadth: Beam: 7.00 feet (2.14 m) Depth: 2.50 feet (0.76 m) Length: Overall 50.00 feet (15.25 m)
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