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MEERKAT MUSIC GOES LIVE.
12 June 2020

Friday 29th May saw Aleksandr Orlov add yet another wing to his business empire: Meerkat Music. To mark the launch, the Russian svengali (helped by long-serving wingman Sergei) reunited Take That and Robbie Williams for an online charity concert.

Shot remotely by Seven Productions’ Ed Sayers and technical director Alex Glynn, the forty-minute gig zipped between the band’s makeshift and not-so-makeshift home studios as nearly 600,000 viewers tuned in. Thank goodness for reliable Internet connections.


The pared-down setlist included hits such as ‘Back For Good’, ‘Greatest Day’, and ‘The Flood’, with two extra songs available to Compare The Market customers. Furthermore, the performance gave fans an exclusive insight into Mark Owen’s garage.

Other beneficiaries included music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and live music support group Crew Nation, with both receiving a timely boost from the pop veterans. Whether newly minted concert promoter Aleksandr can maintain such high standards remains to be seen.

For now though, Seven Productions, VCCP Blue, Passion Pictures, and Jungle Studios can celebrate a job well done given the circumstances. Just ignore Robbie Williams' pink leopard print jacket.

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