On Thursday 26 May, Seasick Steve headlined the annual Streets of London Concert for Homelessness at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. All proceeds went to The Connection at St Martin’s, a specialist centre that provides support to more than 200 homeless people each day. Below you can watch a stream of the show, filmed using Mativision 360-degree technology allowing you to select camera angles, pan across the stage (and crowd) or just leave static to enjoy an intimate set from Seasick Steve, including tracks from his new album, You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks. Enjoy!
“You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks” is out now – click here to purchase it or here to buy on iTunes!
“We picked Mativision because it delivers an amazing experience for our viewers, allowing them to fully explore multiple vantage points of being on stage like truly being there”, said Seth Jackson (Director of PIAS Media). “It is completely unobtrusive for artists and performers”, he added.
“We are glad to be able to deliver a Mativision Experience for The Streets Of London Concert viewers” said Antonis Karydis, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Mativision, LLC, the Chicago based software company behind the technology. “Mativision delivers the best substitute to being there”.
About Mativision LLC: For fans, customers, sponsors and advertisers, Mativision’s exclusive 360-degree live immersion video technology puts the user in the middle of the action like never before. Whether it is a concert performance, product launch, or live event, users can effortlessly explore every angle and detail from multiple vantage points – All in high fidelity streaming video. It’s the best substitute to being there – only better because you are in control and you can see it all. (www.mativision.com)
Streets of London is a fresh initiative that raises awareness about homelessness and raises funds for front-line services with some great live music!
We hope you enjoy this interactive web-cast of Seasick Steve’s superb performance at the most recent Streets of London Concert for Homelessness, which took place at London’s Camden Electric Ballroom on Thursday 26th May. There was a special guest appearance at the show by none other than John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.
If you would like to watch the footage of the show, please consider making a £2 donation to the great homelessness charity we are raising funds for. We’re running an ‘honesty-box’ policy – we hope you will be willing to make a small contribution.
Making the £2 donation couldn’t be easier…. simply text ‘GIVE00 £2’ to 70070 (that’s zero zero at the end, not letters). Alternatively, if you would like to make the donation online, just click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.
All proceeds go to The Connection at St Martin’s, a day centre in central London that provides specialist support to more than 200 homeless people each day.
Their services include a day centre (offering food, showers and medical services), housing advice, skills training and career advice, specialist support for people with complex needs, a night centre, and outreach for rough sleepers.
The centre is open seven days and nights a week, and sees 5,500 individuals a year.
If you would like to find out more about the issue, visit our About Homelessness page, and if you would like to get involved, see How You Can Help.
Seasick Steve’s appearance was at the second Streets of London concert, following our launch show at the ICA in March 2010 headlined by ‘Sweet About Me’ star Gabriella Cilmi. Check out some clips from that night below.
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