Hello from the other side... of Sweden!

  • By Natalie Bradshaw
  • 11 Feb, 2016

The latest Adele cover which is taking Sweden by storm...

Full Beam Owner Natalie with My Kullsvik in Rhodes
Full Beam Owner Natalie with My Kullsvik in Rhodes.
It's becoming a popular move for people to produce covers of well known songs - someone releases a number one hit, and youtube is inundated with everyone else's attempt at it. And not just performer people, needing a showreel to send off to the next casting - these are everyday people, posting in a hopeful attempt to be spotted, and become the next person releasing that chart topper which the next set of people end up covering.

The aim of the game is to change the song in such a way that it becomes noticeable. People like making slow songs fast, or fast songs slow. Switching it to acapella is a good move, and usually, if you get it right, it can sound brilliant. Scott Bradley's Postmodern Jukebox have taken things one step further, and switched popular songs into a different style - and lots of people are good at changing them to reggae beats, which we always find to be hit or miss.

But what about changing the language of the song? It's a tricky one - it might not make sense, or flow half as well as the original. But nail it, and it could be brilliant. 

And that's exactly what Full Beam Productions' friend, My Kullsvik, has done with Adele's massive hit,  Hello . Check it out:
Jim and Natalie had the opportunity of working with My in 2015, whilst we were in Rhodes. She was such a dedicated and hard working person, and we love the fact that her video has become such a hit! It's been watched by over 300,000 people, and it's still going! 

It always amazed us how much My understood English - there was never a moment where she couldn't join in with the team, understanding everything we said, even our jokes, and cracking her own as well! And here is proof of her language talents, as she is the first person to have translated the song into Swedish - and it looks like people are pleased she has!

Full Beam Productions are super proud of My - and we want our followers to help us out! Please share this post, and the video, as far and wide as you possibly can, and lets see if we can get the rest of the world loving this Swedish cover, as much as we do! You don't need to speak Swedish to hear how beautiful it sounds, and we think it's worth sharing.

We hope to work with My again in the future - who knows, Full Beam Productions could branch out to Sweden! And if you ever become friends with Adele, we would love an autograph!

Well done, My!

  • Buy My's version here on iTunes.
  • View the video on Youtube here .
  • View more pictures of My in action in our Gallery .

What's Happening

By Natalie Bradshaw 10 Oct, 2017
Eastbourne is playing host to a BRAND NEW singing competition!

We need audience members for Shine Bright Tonight, which is happening on 15th November at TJ's Nightclub, Eastbourne! With six artists from the local area battling it out in front of our panel of three judges, it's set to be an amazing night - with a cash prize up for grabs for the lucky winner!

For the audience, it's a night to remember, filled with excellent music from hand selected young performers. You never know, you could be watching a future star! You'll get to hear feedback from our judges, including industry professionals and representatives from BBC, and mingle with owners of some of the biggest businesses in town.

On arrival, there's a complimentary drink, and then to sweeten the deal, all money from the bar on the night goes to Children In Need - supporting an amazing cause!

This is not a night to be missed, but tickets are limited - so make sure you visit the website to purchase tickets now!

See you there!
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We have been providing activities now for nearly two years, and working closely with some of the biggest care home providers in the UK has certainly helped to shape our business, performers, and the shows we put together - and now, we are pushing forward with putting Full Beam Productions at the head of a new era of care home entertainment; one which comes away from war time classics, and sleepy songs, and instead creates excitement, smiles, laughter and fun for that short hour in which we are invited into the lives of those being cared for.

It's a very rewarding business to be in, but it's also one which needs to be done correctly for it to be effective. Today, I'm breaking down exactly how Full Beam Productions works, and how our approach puts a refreshing new spin on activities, and hopefully takes a step towards shaping the future of entertainment in a care home environment.
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Each week we will be bringing you a different blog post, or video, or both (!), taking you backstage and behind the scenes of our wardrobe department, as we prepare for each of our upcoming shows. Learn with our step by step videos how to create our props and costumes - or follow our tips for how to find the best bargains for specific dance numbers and performances.

We really hope that you find our new blogs interesting and informative - and if you think of anything that you would like to see us talking about, let us know by commenting below! Don't forget to let us know if you try to make your own version of our feature each week too!
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In June 2016, Full Beam Productions owners, Natalie Bradshaw & Jim Pyle, were introduced to Nicole Allen - a girl with so much energy, and so much enthusiasm for life, despite suffering from the illness cystic fibrosis.

Nicole travelled around all of the care home performances, and 14 consecutive showings of Miss V & The Beamers throughout Summer, with the company, and the creative team were quick to cast her as the lead role in the James Penguin: Christmas Impossible  pantomime that December too - there was nobody better for the tap dancing, Agent P role!

As Jim & Natalie sat down at the end of 2016, to discuss which charity should be chosen for fundraising the next year, it seemed like there was no other option as good as this one - raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust was the first, and final decision.

"Nicole was inspirational throughout the tour - she had completed a month away from home before coming to the final rehearsal, and hitting the road for 14 consecutive shows. She could have told us that it was too much, that she was tired - but she persevered until the very end, and continues to do so even now. She's a true member of the Full Beam Team, and we want to help her - and supporting this charity does exactly that."
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2016 has been a whilrlwind year for Full Beam Productions. We sat down this weekend, whilst enjoying a few festive days off, and managed to flick through some of our old photos and videos, from the past year, and we are amazed by how far our little company has come in such a short space of time. So we thought we would make a video, to show you how great it has been, and to say thank you for being there, every step of the way!
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