Aquabatix was tasked to perform live alongside Indie band, Bombay Bicycle Club, for a fashionable crowd atop Shoreditch House private members’ club in the heart of East London.
This would be the first time that the combination of synchronised swimming to a live band would be enjoyed at Shoreditch House. The venue considered the performance to be one of the highlights of the year.
The venue’s members were in for a surprise treat at the East End hangout with a very special performance from Aquabatix who also featured in the video for Bombay Bicycle Club’s dreamy track, Luna. The girls performed live to the track, on the night, recreating the memorable music video that caught the attention of fans and press alike.
The pool provided a perfect alternative stage in front of the band, for a fun yet dreamy performance. The crowd packed in tightly at the water’s edge, dancing and singing along with the music, buoyed by the swimmers’ exciting routine.
The Luna music video was directed by award-winning filmmaker, Anna Ginsburg, who is no stranger to BBC, listing this as her third video for the band.
Ginsburg, who welcomes collaborations with artists from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, relished the task of working with the Aquabatix performers.
A social media buzz followed, with various high-profile attendees tweeting comments and photos, further circulated by Aquabatix and its team of social media mavens.
The Music Video: A Glorious Collaboration
Aquabatix dived head first into the project with BBC brainstorming with Ginsburg on the perfect way to express Luna; a track which originated in India, but came to its glorious fruition once new talent, Blackpool’s Rae Morris, came on board to provide the female vocals. The swimmers perfectly encapsulated the animation and movement of the track, which channels a lucid yet electronic quality.
Ginsburg came to the table with a pool of ideas for the video, but synchronised swimming was the one which ‘struck a chord’ with the cool, quirky, yet unassuming BBC. The girls’ sparkling yet seamless synchronised routine performed live on Sunday was a hit with the crowd; a suitable melting pot of the fresh and fabulous.
“Aquabatix, one of the greatest things we’ve ever seen.” Jack Steadman Lead Singer, Bombay Bicycle Club.
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