Music preview: Issimo at Centenary Square, Bradford

West Yorkshire band Issimo are to premiere a short film to accompany their new EP in Bradford Centenary Square tomorrow.


The city’s Lord Mayor, Coun Joanne Dodds, is due to attend the screening of The Coldest Queen on the Square’s big screen at 8.30pm.

The Leeds/Bradford band – formed by Abi Uttley and Marc Otway – teamed up with Bradford film maker Conor Butler to shoot the film which was funded by fans via Kickstarter and features a large local cast, an elaborate plot, high production values and many different locations, including Ilkley Moore and Judy Woods.

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Tuesday’s screening will be followed by performance by Issimo.

Bradford City of Film Director, David Wilson said, “I am familiar with Conor’s work and always produces something real quality films which are full of depth and emotion. I was also fortunate to catch Issimo performing a live set at the Bradford Festival so when I hear that the two were working together I offered to support the launch with the use of the Big Screen.

“I am really proud that creative talent from Bradford are receiving the national recognition they deserve.”

Conor Butler has worked on promos for such well-known artists as Jessie J, Plan B and Girls Aloud and has a very busy call sheet as the quality of his work continues to grab people across the film sector in the UK.

The EP, due to be released on September 26, will be available for pre-order on iTunes from September 1, and fans who buy it on pre-order will be able to download the first track Coldest Queen ahead of the release date.

“After all we’ve done so far we’re so excited be finally releasing some our music for our fans to be able to listen to,” Abi Uttley said.

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