British film director Dan Cadan represented by London based production company - The Graft part of the Rankin Group, has release his new music video for Noel Gallagher. Dan Cadan directs the video with the boy wonder who conceived the idea, northern powerhouse, Scully. The film takes us back to the social clubs of yesteryear for the new music video which is inspired by the 70's British TV show, The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, Noel and the band star as headliners....
Director: Dan Cadan
Artist: Noel Gallagher
Usage: Black Star Dancing - the new single by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, taken from the forthcoming EL of the same name.
Rep: Dan Cadan c/o THE GRAFT
Idea: Scully, boy wonder & northern powerhouse
British film Director Dan Cadan – represented by London-based production company The Graft, part of the Rankin Group – has released his new music video for Noel Gallagher. Dan Cadan directed a video of pure Northern class for “Black Star Dancing”, the new single by Noel Gallagher. Dan directed the video with the boy wonder who conceived the idea: Northern powerhouse Scully. The film takes you back to the social clubs of yesteryear for the new music video inspired by 70s British TV show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club. Noel and the band star as headliners. For the video, Dan Cadan and Scully trawled through 32 hours worth of archives to find an authentic audience and atmosphere. It’s seamlessly edited together for a remarkable fusion of old meets new.
We quote Dan Cadan: “Recreating the Wheeltappers stage was a craic, from the curtains down to the fluorescent cardboard signs advertising. ‘Peas on a Saucer’ for 5p. Noel and the band gave a brilliant performance on stage which we intercut with our friends from The Wheeltappers. So, if you’re looking for salt of the earth music and cheap pie ’n peas, you’re in for a winner. This music video has it all”. GoSee wanted to dig a bit deeper; here’s our Mini-Quest with Dan:
The video is inspired by “70s British TV show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club” – can you explain the show to our readers? The show aired in the early- to mid-70s. It was basically a working men’s club set inside Granada Studios in Manchester. Variety acts would perform on the show which was hosted by controversial comedian Bernard Manning. Acts that I grew up watching on TV like Cannon and Ball and The Krankies started out on shows like this, hence Scully and I including them in the video.
The ladies in the video are especially charming and sort of unforgettable – who was responsible for the ‘cast’? You, Scully – or Noel himself? Ha! Well, Scully and I trawled through every episode of the show, searching for the beauties. This amounted to 32 hours of footage, and we didn’t miss a nicotine stained finger, blue rinse or garish tabard. We had to lose some real honeys, too.
One sentence regarding your cooperation with Scully? Scully is a creative genius, and I’m lucky to be working with him.
And how was it working with Noel – As far as we know from the media, he is supposed to be a bit eccentric? Noel is also a genius. He was so easy on the day, he is equally cool and funny as fuck and lets you just get on with making his video. He knows what works, and that is good enough for me.
What is the message? Is there any? There isn’t a message in the video. It’s just a doff of the cloth cap to the shows and entertainment of our youth.
What is your next project? Another video for Noel with Scully. I’m also developing a couple of my own projects, looking for my second feature and writing a TV series with Goldie.
About – Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of English rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. While touring with them, he learned that his younger brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as the lead guitarist. Noel agreed, but only under the condition that he would be responsible for writing the entirety of the band's material afterwards... Black Star Dancing single – NGHFB.lnk.to/bsd & Black Star Dancing EP – NGHFB.lnk.to/bsd & Black Star Dancing EP – NGHFB.lnk.to/bsd_ep & wikipedia.org//Noel_Gallagher