The narrative is the simple tale of a journeyman travelling through the seven hues, challenging and discarding his sins as he goes, eventually finding a pure virtuous new life at the rainbow’s golden end.
Signed to EMI/Warner Chappell/Dick James Music over the years, co-producing/directing a season of National Theatre Platform Shows and The Lambusters (Bloomsbury Theatre, London). Director of Dustbin Man (Arts Theatre, London) Life is a Pantomime (Lilian Baylis, Sadlers Wells). Co-producer of Bob Carlton’s From a Jack to a King (Ambassador’s Theatre, London), Flying Into the Sun for the Royal Opening of the Charles Cryer Theatre, Paradise Circus for the Birmingham City Centenary. Director of the Arundel Festival Fringe, producer of over 200 Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows (with numerous awards). ‘Best International Music Documentary’ at New York's Independent Film Festival for Punk Strut – the Movie. Kevin's most recent multimedia piece 'Zombie Zoo' played Edinburgh, London and New York, and also featured the dance single 'Do the Zombie', which long-time collaborator, Milton, also worked on.
After studying colour chemistry at university, Milton became the Original Keyboardist with Steve Harley’s ‘Cockney Rebel’, creating and writing with many bands, including his seminal work with the Warm Jets and Electric Eels. Writer of musicals for theatre; West End and regional hit productions of his ‘Venus and Superkid’, and a hit Scottish run of ‘Oor Wullie’, based on the Sunday Post character. Milton has also created a musical trip though the ‘Zoodiac’, scored the music for the award-winning film ‘Lost in Italy’ starring Ray Winstone, and contributed to the music of Punk Strut – the Movie. Milton is now also playing keyboards with German based singer Guido Dossche and his band. He has recorded a CD and single, with more to come, including collaborations with Steve Harley's brother Ian Nice. A large tour of German cities is currently on hold due to the pandemic. Milton and Kevin have successfully collaborated many times.
JEFF ELLIS is an all round musician/production/audio visual creative technician, providing the sound and visuals for many events, working at the Edinburgh Festival, and extensively in London, from the legendary Bridge House in East London to the West End Theatre. Jeff also worked on the production and programming alongside Milton on the ‘Zoodiac’ concept album, and the film ‘Lost in Italy’, and was camera operator and vision mixer for MTV Europe as well as senior lecturer in multimedia design at the University of East London. Jeff, Milton, and Kevin have been long time friends and collaborators.
R A I N B O W R I D E has had three very successful outings. First, was the Blue Season at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, choreographed and performed by Sarah Barron (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake) The second, by Dance Ihayami
at Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
and the third at the Brighton Festival and London's Lost Theatre. Each production very different, but each had equal success, paving the way for further future interpretations.
The R A I N B O W R I D E is a musical and colourful journey through the seven colours of the rainbow, linking each colour to the seven deadly sins, allowing both performers and spectators to experience the emotional change and depth of the individual colours. Great care has been taken to create
a musical landscape which corresponds with the colour
and music cycles, linking musical keys and the various elements with each colour.
R A I N B O W R I D E now gives opportunity to other dance and drama companies. The creators will provide the soundtrack and accompanying video for projection purposes. Then, interpretation is left to your own imagination and creativity. In short, we will provide the sound and visuals to support your production. We shall also be on call should you require further help with the development of your project. Together we can create.
Plans are afoot to offer the Rainbow Ride video installation to galleries, festivals, and other suitable spaces, touring both the UK and the USA.
Any person/organization/venue operator interested in this, please contact us.
The piece was originally inspired by Derek Jarman's film 'Blue'
which allowed you to explore the colour blue for the length of the film.
Rainbow Ride, encourages you to explore the seven colours of the rainbow.
If you are a drama or dance company, group, or fellow creative
who would like to use Rainbow Ride in the development
of your own project, please don't hesitate to contact us.