A HISTORY OF THE BLUE ROOM
Future Shape Of Sound

CREDITS

The Blue Room Family 1991-2001

 

Blue Room Loudspeakers 1991-1993

  • Founder, Product Design & Creative direction - Simon Ghahary
  • The Team - Dave Roberts (business partner), Matt Lennard, Nick Johns, James Torme
  • Acoustic  & Technical team - Laurence Dickie, Dave Roberts, Martin De Saulles
  • Manufacturing & production - Dave Roberts, Simon Ghahary, Martin De Saulles, Mark Weevil, Nick Johns
  •  Special thanks to - Mathew Lennard (for early support and being a great pal) Gary Lennard (for the chance to move to Steyning, from Brighton and find that skip), Friends of Steyning that pointed me to the skip, Dr John Dibb (for first opening the door at B&W), Tim Johns (For business structure and general business advice) A to Z Signs Brighton, Laurence Dickie & Robert Trunz for unwavering support and belief. LX Paterson for the Soundtrack.
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    Blue Room Loudspeakers with B&W loudspeakers 1993-1995

    • Founder, Product Design & Creative direction - Simon Ghahary
    • Fellow Founders - Robert Trunz & Dave Roberts (1993-94)
    • Acoustic  & Technical development team - Laurence Dickie, Martin De Saulles, Dave Roberts and Alan Denyer 
    • Manufacturing  - Dave Roberts, Nigel Tew, Mark Weevil,
    • Marketing - Robert Trunz, Andrew Sutton, Jonathan Richardson, Richie Burridge, Peter Chadwick, Hans Berland, Robert Wong, Louise Leekham Donno, Mark Allen
    • Product Photography - Robert Clifford
    • Sales - B&W loudspeakers International distributors
    • Special thanks to Richard Norris & Dave Bull of the Grid (watch the video for the Grid's Swamp Thing here), Robert Trunz for making the initial investment and leap of faith that took my designs global & Joe Atkins and all those involved at B&W Loudspeakers, especially for production (Pete Lendy & friends). Thanks for your patience and support
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    Blue Room Loudspeakers 1996-2002

    • Product Design & Creative Direction - Simon Ghahary
    • Ownership - Robert Trunz & Libera Trunz
    • Shareholder - Simon Ghahary
    • Acoustic & Technical development team - Laurence Dickie, Martin De Saulles
    • Manufacturing -  Dave Roberts (1996 - 1998),  Scandyna International
    • Omnimount Bracket Design - Martin De Saulles & Robert Trunz
    • Marketing and Brand Development - Robert Trunz, Simon Ghahary, Christoph Spengler, Mark Fischer, Dan Egli, Olivia Gwyn-Jones
    • Website development - Simon Ghahary, Christoph Spengler, Mark Fischer, Dan Egli, Owen Priestley, Graham Holden
    • Sales - Rob Lambert & Robert Wong
    • Product Photography - Kristoph Klauke, Micheal Gardiner from Walter Gardiner, Simon Lewis
    • Product Photography Art direction - Mark Fischer (Kristoph Klauke) Simon Ghahary (Walter Gardiner & Simon Lewis)
    • Special thanks to Libera Trunz, Alberta Benedetti, Ray Rowles
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    Blue Room Released 1995 - 2001

    • Founder, A&R, Creative Direction & Various Album Artworks - Simon Ghahary
    • Ownership - Robert Trunz
    • Shareholder - Simon Ghahary
    • Label Manager - Mick Paterson
    • Sales & Distribution - Dave Tyler, Scott Taves
    • Production - Richard Wheeler & Clive Thompson
    • Press & Promotions - Celeste O’Neil, Jonathan Richardson, Louise Leekham Donno, Shelly
    • UK Events - James Baggott & the Ahimsa team, Daveid Phillips (The Forum and Tribal Gathering) 
    • Worldwide Events - Mark Van Der Vlugt, Peter Van Der Vlugt, Borzin, Chill Nique
    • The Artists - Juno Reactor - Ben Watkins & Mike Maquire, Cydonia - Dino Psaras, Steve Ronan, Ian Rive, Total Eclipse - Stéphane Holweck, Serge Souque & Loïc Van Pouckein, Saafi Brothers - Michael Kohlbecker, Gabriel Le Mar & Alex Azary,  KoxBox - Frank'e Madsen, Peter Candy, Ian Ion, Etnica - Max Lanfranconi, Carlo Paterno Maurizio Begotti & Andrea Rizzo, Deviant Electronics - Ciaran Walsh, Spectral - Jean-Loup Kehrig, Thierry Gotti, Giuseppe De Bellis  Rodrigo Passannanti, X-Dream - Jan Müller & Marcus C. Maichel, Johann Bley, The Infinity Project - Raja Ram & Graham Wood, Carcharadon - Francois Cribier, Patrice Pezet & Xavier Morel, Acidrockers - Matthew Buggins, Galaxy - Boris Blenn, Cwithe - Anthony Koppenaal, Jens Waldebäck, Metalspark - Lucas Mees, Lorenzo Zoeter, Patrice Van Den Berg, Noosphere -  Eberhard Schulz, Niels Paschen, Sunkings - Jay Paine, Paul N. Davies, Michael Bluemink, Taz Alexander & Hugh Ashton, RND Technolgies - Fredrick Almquist, Phil Weiss, Pierre Branet, Willy Boutron, Yacco Vijn, Adrian Danet, Alexis Le Tan, Alien - Alastair Johnson, Ben Wierzoch, Ofer Dikovsky & Marko Goren
    • The DJs - Dino Psaras, Mike Maquire, Serge Souque, Lucas, Xavier Morel and the many champions of our music
    • Mastering - Kevin Metcalf at Soundmasters
    • Album Artwork Collaborators  - Outside the Reactor - Matt Consume, Photos - Nigel Garion-Hutchings.  TIP - Mystical Experiences - Based on Molecule Painting by Brahma. Total Eclipse - Delta Aquirids - Mark Allen, Photos - Nigel Garion-Hutchings. Juno Reactor - Beyond the Infinite - Cover image Simon Watkins, Trip Through Sound - Richie Burridge. Made On Earth - Photo Jonathan Ross. Signs of Life & More Signs of Life - Photos Steven Alexander.  Total Eclipse - Violent Relaxation - Richie Burridge, Saafi Brothers - Richie Burridge, Cover Painting - Brahma.
    • Special thanks to Robert Trunz for making the  investment and backing, Inner Field sound system, all at TIP Records, Dimitri, Borzin, Nique, Youth, Kata & the Finnish Crew, Carsten Stäcker, Sven Vath, Paul Oakenfold, CJ Bolland, Robert Leiner, Front 242, Russ Street people, Ray Rowles & Extra special thanks to our many listeners and the Global Tribe that made our events legend
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    Blue Room Americas – San Franciso

    • The Team - Nick Crayson (CEO), Adam Antennae Ohana, Cyril Noir, DJ Anna Anon, Darin Earl, Jonathan Obera, Devon Crayson, Paul Bosworth
    • Ownership - Nick Crayson & Robert Trunz
    • Special thanks to Robert Trunz for making the  investment and backing the US adventure. Nick for taking the Blue Room mantle and running with it. And extra special thanks to all our San Fran and West Coast family– you know who you are!
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    Website credits

    Website written, compiled and design: Simon Ghahary (special thanks to Maya & Daveid)

    Website Image Credits

    • THE FUTURE SHAPE OF SOUND Main Image Photography: Kristoph Klauke
    • OUR MISSION Main Image Photography: Kristoph Klauke
    • INSPIRATION Main Image Photography: Kristoph Klauke
    • 1991/IN THE BEGINNING - Main Image: MegaPod Illustration: Simon Ghahary
    • 1991/THE PROPOSAL - Main Image: HousePod Painting: Simon Ghahary
    • 1991-1992/FROM 2D TO 3D - Main Image: HousePod Illustration: Simon Ghahary / Page - 1st Row Images: Illustration: Simon Ghahary / Photography: Simon Ghahary 2nd Row Images: 1st image: Dave Roberts 2&3 Images Photography: Simon Ghahary / 3rd Row Images / 1st image: Photography: Simon Ghahary 2nd image: Photography: Matt Lennard / 3&4 Images: Photography: Simon Ghahary
    • 1992/BIRTH OF BLUE ROOM Main Image: Illustration: Simon Ghahary Page - All other images: Simon Ghahary
    • 1993/THE GREAT ESCAPE: BIRTH OF THE POD SOUND SYSTEM Main Image: Simon Ghahary Page - All other photography: Simon Ghahary
    • 1993/BLUE ROOM NESTS WITHIN B&W LOUDSPEAKERS Main Image: Photography: Simon Ghahary Page Image: Illustration/painting: Simon Ghahary
    • 1994/WORKSHOP GOES ACTIVE Main Image: Photography: Simon Ghahary /  Page - All other photography: Simon Ghahary
    • 1994/BLUE ROOM UNLEASHES Main Image: Photography: Simon Ghahary / Page - 1st Image - Andrew Sutton / 2nd Row image Photography: Robert Clifford / 3rd Row image 1st & 2nd slide Photography: Simon Ghahary / Design - Andrew Sutton / 4th Row Images Design - Andrew Sutton
    • 1995/BLUE ROOM EXTENDS INTO EUROPE Main Image: Photography: Unknown 1st Row/2nd Image - Photography: Unknown 3rd Row / Photography: Unknown
    • 1994/BIRTH OF THE MINIPOD Main Image: MiniPod Illustration: Simon Ghahary/ Page - Illustration: Simon Ghahary
    • 1996/BLUE ROOM HALTS PRODUCTION Main Image: Photography: Jake Purches
    • 1995/THE LAUNCH OF BLUE ROOM RELEASED Main Image: Richie Burridge & Simon Ghahary Page - 1st Row Images: Illustration: Simon Ghahary 2nd Row Cover: Kirlin Photography: Nigel Garion  Design: Matt Consume & Simon Ghahary / 3rd Row Image Photography: Cyril Noir / 4th Row Cover: Andrew Sutton / 5th Row Flyer design: Richie Burridge / 6th Row Image: Simon Ghahary
    • 1996-1998/BLUE ROOM GOES GLOBAL Main Image: Photography: Simon Ghahary Page covers 1st row - Juno Reactor - Conga Fury  Artwork [Image] – Simon Watkins/Cover – MadArk / Saafi Brothers - Midnight's Children Cover – Richie Burridge / Juno Reactor - Bible of Dreams  Cover – MadArk/ More Signs of Life Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / 2nd Row AcidRockers - mindset Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / Montauk P - Def=Lim Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / Deviant Electronics - Blunt Instruments Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / Eternal Basement - Magnet Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / 3rd Row Blue Room Freekstyle - Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / Galaxy - Solar Synthesis Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / Juno Reactor - Beyond the infinite Artwork [Image] – Simon Watkins/Design- Simon Ghahary / Juno Reactor - Guardian Angel Artwork [Image] – Artwork [Image] Simon Watkins/Design- Madark / 4th Row Koxbox - Too Pure Artwork Concept/Design - Simon Ghahary. Think Artwork [Image] – James Tallon / Koxbox - Stratosfear Artwork - Bird / Blue Room Released Made On Earth Concept/Design - Simon Ghahary/ Photography: Jonathan Ross / Saafi Brothers - Mystic Cigarettes – Concept/Design - Simon Ghahary/Think / 5th Row Total Eclipse - Access Denied Artwork/Design- Simon Ghahary / Total Eclipse - Access Denied Artwork/Design- Simon Ghahary/Think Signs of Life Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / X-Dream - Radio Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / 6th Row Delta - As a Child I walked on the Ceiling Artwork/Cover - Simon Ghahary / Total Eclipse - Delta Aquarids Artwork/Design- Simon Ghahary kirlin Photography: Nigel Garion / Trip through Sound - Concept/Design - Simon Ghahary/Think / Alien - Pleasure of Leisure Concept/Design - Think
    • 1998/BLUE ROOM AMERICAS Main Image: unknown / Page - 1st & 2nd Images: Devon Crayson / 3rd & 4th Images: Simon Ghahary / 2nd Row - All images Cyril Noir
    • 1998/REBIRTH OF THE MINIPOD Main Image: Photography: Simon Ghahary Page 1st Row - Photography:  Micheal Gardiner (featuring Nico Trunz's fingers!) / 2nd Row / Illustrations: Marc Fisher / 3rd Row - Photography: Micheal Gardiner/ 4th Row - Photography: Simon Ghahary
    • 1999/BLUE ROOM LOUDSPEAKERS RELAUNCHED Main Image: Photography: Micheal Gardiner/ Design Simon Ghahary / Page 1st Row - Photography: Kristoph Klauke / Logo reboot: Marc Fisher / 3rd Row Photography: Kristoph Klauke
    • 1999/POD SACK Main Image: Photography: Kristoph Klauke / 1st Row Illustrations: Marc Fisher / 2nd Row Photography: Kristoph Klauke
    • 2000/BIRTH OF THE BASS STATION Main Image: Photography: Micheal Gardiner - Page All other images Photography: Micheal Gardiner/ 
    • 2001/BIRTH OF THE CINEPOD Main Image: Photography: Micheal Gardiner - Page All other images Photography: Micheal Gardiner/
    • 2003/BIRTH OF THE MICROPOD Main Image: Photography: Scandyna - Page 1st Row - images: simon Ghahary / 2nd Row Photography: Scandyna
    • 2001/BLUE ROOM RETROSPECTIVE Main Image: Photography: Micheal Gardiner Page All other images Photography: Micheal Gardiner/Design: Simon Ghahary

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