The first trailer for Rockfield: The Studio on The Farm, a documentary directed by Hannah Berryman has arrived. The upcoming film chronicles the journey of two brothers, Kingsley and Charles Ward, who set up Rockfield Studios at their Monmouthshire farm in Wales in the 1960s – which has gone on to become one of the most famous recording studios in the world.
The Ward brothers pioneered the ‘residential’ recording studio on the site which has played host to many notorious rock stars and born some of the most iconic recordings in modern history. Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody there in 1975, Oasis laid down the entirety of What’s The Story (Morning Glory) in 1995, and Coldplay crafted Yellow in 2000 – just to name a few! Watch the trailer below:
Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm [Official Trailer]
In the clip, Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher is among the famous faces recounting their experiences of recording at Rockfield, saying: “You lived there and you didn’t leave the studio until you had your album finished. It’s like the Big Brother house, innit, but with tunes.”
It also features an appearance from Ozzy Osbourne, who recorded some of Black Sabbath’s earliest demos at the facility, recalling: “Just to go from Birmingham to Monmouth was an adventure. You don’t understand, we’d never been in a studio, we’d never been on a farm!”
Other famous faces lending their memories of Rockfield to the documentary include Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Hawkwind’s Dave Brock, Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr, The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield.
Rockfield: The Studio on The Farm will premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 16th.