One More Time
a feature documentary
by Alan D Boyd
From Bowie to Bond, Elton John to Ella Fitzgerald, ONE MORE TIME tells the behind-the-scenes story of the British session musicians who defined the sound of music for a generation.
ONE MORE TIME is a feature documentary capturing the legacy of the British recording scene from the late 1950’s to the early 1980’s, as seen through the eyes of the session players who both defined and were defined by the era; and who played on some of the most well-known and well-loved songs still enjoyed today.
Tracing their history, born out of the ashes of the second world war, when instruments were home-made and rationed, through to the changing world of technology in the early 80s, ONE MORE TIME will be bringing these musicians together for studio sessions in London, recording new versions of some of the best known songs with artist like Tom Jones, Lulu, Donovan and PP Arnold. The film offers a rare insight into how music was made in a time where musicians faced a gruelling schedule while they raced around London’s renowned studios recording thousands of tracks in the golden era of British recording.
Through the unique humour and story telling that was a hallmark of the players, ONE MORE TIME gains a rare insight into a bygone era. By bringing them back together the film will put on record anecdotes from the heyday of the London music scene as they share them with each other.
The musicians will be contributing interviews to discuss their careers and lives before, during and after their time as session players along with contributions from producers, engineers, studio managers and others who were all part of a time when British musicians were arguably the best in the world.
ONE MORE TIME is a celebration of music and musicians delving into the good-times and the bad-times and told thoughtfully through a cinematic approach that will capture the personality of the people who helped define an age that has passed.
From studio to stage; Bond to the Beatles; Ziggy to Zeppelin; ONE MORE TIME is the first time many of these stories will be captured in a film and through intimate filming in a studio environment a unique chance to see how some of the worlds most iconic music was made.
This is a film about the players, the people who you rarely saw but who brought the music to life. During the peak of the London session scene these guys were doing four sessions a day and sometimes taking on live work in the evening. A few emerged from the scene as artists in their own right while others moved on when it all started changing due to technology and a new generation.
By no means a definitive list but this is just some of the music that the UK session players were part of. They recorded thousands of songs across all genres and many of the recording were hits charting in the UK & around the world.
The James Bond Theme
Teh John Barry Seven
You Really Got Me
This Boy (Ringo's Theme)
Je T'aime (moi non plus)
Walk on the Wild Side
Green Green Grass of Home
Hurdy Gurdy Man
So You Win Again
Shakin All Over
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Bye Bye Baby
Bay City Rollers
The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde
I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
One More Night
Diamonds are Forever
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
The Walker Brothers
Dandy in the Underworld
The Pink Panther
Hi-Ho Silver Lining
If you'd like to get in touch about One More Time please use the form below to send a message and we'll get back to you ASAP.
Drop us a line- whether you were involved in the music and would like to share your story, somone who's interested in helping us to fund this project or a fan of the music and the players.
Little Sparta Productions
Director: Alan D Boyd
Producer: Christine Cowin