23rd October 2006. Nottingham, UK. As if it weren't enough that games music legend Richard Jacques was performing exclusively at the launch festival in Nottingham - today GameCity is ecstatic to announce a very special guest star at the event.
During the candle-lit recital 'SEGA: A RETROSPECTIVE' Richard will be joined by none other than fellow music legend TJ Davis, thereby forming a collective of legends.
Acclaimed vocalist TJ has worked with artists as diverse as Gary Numan, D:ream and Blur - although she is most renowned in the videogames world for her work with Richard on Sonic R and Metropolis Street Racer.
TJ commented, "I'm so excited to be able to perform with Richard at GameCity. Having performed all over the world with some of the greatest artists, it's a dream come true to finally be performing my videogame work in a 14th Century Church."
Richard himself was unavailable for comment, having locked himself away in the studio to rehearse for the concert at 2pm on Saturday 28th October.
Comment was however received from SEGA exec Phil Lamb, "This is fantastic news for anyone who cares about music let alone videogame music. To get two seminal figures such as this performing live together is a truly unique event."
Tickets are now on sale for the show at www.gamecity.org . We recommend booking very, very soon.
For further information please contact:
Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR.T: +44 (0) 1608 645756 E: Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk M: +44 (0) 7966 449130
About Richard Jacques:
Classically trained with an extensive music repertoire in orchestral, jazz and contemporary music genres, Richard Jacques is a multiple award-winning composer of music for video games, film and television. He is internationally recognized as one of the A-list composers in the games industry, recently described by PLAY magazine as "One of the truly distinctive game music composers in the industry today," and is well versed in all platforms and genres from movie franchises to original IP titles. A proven leader in the field of modern game music Jacques was the first composer to be given a major budget for a live orchestra (Headhunter), the first to record a live orchestra for a PSP game (Pursuit Force), the first to have his game music featured in art galleries (Game On) and live concerts in Europe, Japan and North America, and the first western composer to have his game soundtracks released commercially in Japan as well as Europe and America. Continually in high demand from the world's top game studios, Richard Jacques is currently working on an announced Sony PS3 title and unannounced Sony PSP title, in addition to writing music for film trailers. For more information please visit www.richardjacques.com
GameCity is an independent, annual festival of interactive entertainment which takes place in Nottingham, UK. A unique and wholly public facing platform, it provides a place for players, developers and the curious to come together across a city. Mainly, it's about trying to find out what a videogame festival could be. www.gamecity.org