National Television Awards

For the second time, Indigo Television contacted BMI, commissioning them to create a choir and arrange and perform the song ‘You raise me up‘ for the opening of the 25th Anniversary of the National Television Award 2020. Immediately Steve & Velveta handpicked twenty-five vocalists from different cultural, musical and ethnic backgrounds. The script was to create a ‘slick’ yet humorous performance. While the choir was singing, the idea was for the host for the evening, David Walliams, to be hoisted up above the choir.

Over three weeks, Steve consulted with Indigo Television and devised a plan to prepare the selected singers for a live performance at the prestigious o2 Arena. The end results were phenomenal as the 25 singers surpassed and exceeded Steve & Velveta’s expectations, receiving high praises from the Executives and Producers of the Awards show.

You can read about the Singers’ Reflections as they share their experiences.

25th Anniversary Year

What an incredible privilege to work alongside so many gifted professionals, all brought together by Indigo Television. We are thankful to Andy Bates, the senior producer who believed in my work over the years, particularly the vocal arrangements for the 2016 National Television Awards opening with Gloria Gaynor and Revelation Avenue. 

In particular, we are thankful to Antonio Castle (Daughter of the late Roy Castle), a family which we have worked with and loved over the years. As the stage manager and liaison personnel and Producer Lauren Gallen, she made our task so much easier and enjoyable with an eye for details. That is quite true of the entire Indigo Television team.

Again, BMI is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate and work to such high standards, learning so much throughout the entire project.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”