Above & Beyond: Giving Up the Day Job
Monday, February 5 – 7:30 PM
In 2016, GRAMMY-nominated trio Above & Beyond left the electronic world behind, risking it all to go acoustic. Their new film Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job, follows the group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl.
From the re-imagining of songs in Abbey Road Studios to their presentation in iconic global venues from the Sydney Opera House to New York’s Beacon Theater, San Francisco’s Greek Theater and finally the Hollywood Bowl. With a traveling party of 17 musicians, and an additional 34 of Los Angeles’ finest classical players, the new film is an intimate behind the scenes look at one of the world’s biggest electronic dance groups as they separate the song from the beats and try something new.
Paul Dugdale with Scheme Engine (Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts, The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America) directed the live concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and Myles Desenberg of BAFTA-nominated production company Archer’s Mark, directed the behind-the-scenes documentary of the act on tour.
Above & Beyond: Giving Up The Day Job is a beautiful and lush concert film with documentary footage giving fans an inside look at the band.
"I cannot possibly exaggerate the intense emotions coming from everyone in the crowd. As someone who has never seen them perform before, I was overcome with similar emotions and I could definitely understand how some people connect so deeply with their music."
"The toned down lighting and slower paced music would prove to show a different side of Above & Beyond that the crowd completely fell in love with."
"Above & Beyond’s acoustic show was in itself something of a Hollywood film production, utilizing sound and visuals to tell a story about love and loss, and light and dark, in a way that was poignant without feeling overly cheesy or cliché. For all its dark and tear-filled moments, the experience culminated in a confetti-filled happy ending quite befitting of its famed location."