BBC Television programmes  permalink

STRICTLY COME DANCING MUSIC

This discussion has been closed.

Messages: 1 - 8 of 8
  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Andrew Lambert (U15921849) on Saturday, 9th November 2013

    The Dave Archer band are one of the highlights with the excellent interpretation of music and vocals. Surely there must be an opportunity to raise more funds for Children in Need by releasing a CD of selected tracks with proceeds swelling the CiN coffers.

    Perhaps also in subsequent years the selected tracks could be voted for with each call raising a bit more to decide the most popular tracks for inclusion.

    Brilliant, keep it up, you're all doing very well.

    Andrew Lambert

    Report message1

  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by pyanaman (U2905997) on Sunday, 10th November 2013

    The Dave Archer band are one of the highlights 
    Aren't they just! When you consider they have to do up to 12 numbers, live, as a carbon copy of the original record, AND with a weekly turn round, it really is remarkable. Have you noticed that Tess gives them a MUCH better credit than Bruce ...... and the dancers, who RELY on the band NEVER do.

    Report message2

  • Message 3

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by leadedbee (U5555345) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    The Dave Arch band are also quite good I'm told

    Report message3

  • Message 4

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    The Dave Archer band are one of the highlights with the excellent interpretation of music and vocals. Surely there must be an opportunity to raise more funds for Children in Need by releasing a CD of selected tracks with proceeds swelling the CiN coffers.

    Perhaps also in subsequent years the selected tracks could be voted for with each call raising a bit more to decide the most popular tracks for inclusion.

    Brilliant, keep it up, you're all doing very well.

    Andrew Lambert 
    This gets tricky on a number of levels.

    First and foremost, the BBC would have to obtain the rights to record the songs for commercial sale. That could be quite costly and, despite the proceeds going to charity, the song writer, original record label may still want their residual monies from each unit sold - each time it played on the radio (if it played on the radio).

    Secondly, if you are talking about going into a studio and recording the band playing the songs, that would involve the cost of studio time, technical staff, paying the musicians/singers themselves, and there may be issues with them wanting residual payments for every unit sold - each time it played on the radio (if it were played on the radio).

    In short, it seems like it would be a substantial upfront expendature from the BBC in order to even get the ball rolling - with no certainty as to how much of a return they would then get that could be dontated to the charity.

    Report message4

  • Message 5

    , in reply to message 4.

    Posted by Martyn (U14949330) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    Who's Dave Archer?

    It's Dave Arch!

    Report message5

  • Message 6

    , in reply to message 5.

    Posted by aquarius (U8185439) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    Dave Arch's orchestra are ideal for this programme.

    But...............why, oh why is it necessary to have singers "accompanying" the dancers ? Some of the female soloists just shriek and are very offputting.

    I am old enough to remember the days of Victor Sylvester - no singers were required there.

    "Ok, nurse, I am ready for my medication"

    Report message6

  • Message 7

    , in reply to message 6.

    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    Its possible - possible - that the lyrics of the song are "mile markers" if you will for key moves in the dance.

    When the celebs only have a week to work out a complex routine, the pro may use the lyrics of the song as points of reference for when a certain move or change is coming.

    Report message7

  • Message 8

    , in reply to message 7.

    Posted by Peter (U15306870) on Monday, 11th November 2013

    Thanks for your comments on this - but please use either of the Strictly threads for this type of discussion.

    We have the main one here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Or the week-by-week thread here:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    This one is now closed.

Back to top

About this Board

The Points of View team invite you to discuss BBC Television programmes.

Add basic Smileys or extra Smileys to your posts.

Questions? Check the BBC FAQ for answers first!

Go to: BBC News Have your say to discuss topics in the news

Make a complaint? Go to the BBC complaints website.

BBC News: Off-topic for this board, so contact them directly with your feedback: Contact BBC News

or register to take part in a discussion.


The message board is currently closed for posting.


Mon-Sat: 0900-2300
Sun: 1000-2300

This messageboard is reactively moderated.

Find out more about this board's House Rules

Search this Board

Recent Discussions

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.