Glocal Scene is a documentary about local music scenes – a small team travelled to USA, UK, Canada, France, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa to meet and interview musicians in their home town. Glocal Scene is a record of the excellent bands they met, and the state of independent music between 2005 to 2009.

After the documentary, the makers (Phil, Nick, Rob and Steve, also known as Chestnut Productions Ltd) set up a music label and booking agency, connecting local music scenes on a global scale.

Upon it’s release in 2009, the documentary had limited screenings worldwide and became part of academic teaching in selected universities in the US (in the fields of Ethnomusicology and Music Management).

The team thank everyone who took time to talk to them!


Selected writings on the documentary: 

An intro to Glocal Scene – Ball of Wax Blog

Another intro to Glocal Scene

Albuquerque, NM, USA – from Ball of Wax blog

Keith Haman – Ball of Wax Blog

Loop Jockey – Ball of Wax Blog

Glocailty Article – Medium

University Course project

Bands interviewed:

Band Country City Venue
Johnny Vance Australia Sydney Gaelic Club
The Maladies Australia Sydney Annandale Hotel
Dappled Cities Australia Sydney Paramatta
Brock Zeman Canada Carlton Place The Exchange, Regina
Dan Walsh Canada The Exchange, Regina
Doug Darling Canada Winnipeg Irish Bar, Winnipeg
Jeremy Williamez Canada Winnipeg Irish Bar, Winnipeg
The Swift Years Canada Montreal Irish bar, Montreal
Belfast Andi Canada Montreal Irish bar, Montreal
Plan B France Paris Pop In, Paris
7 questions France Paris Rehearsal space
Helluva France Paris
2012 Mexico Guadalajara Wall Street, Guadalajara
Golden Ganga Mexico Guadalajara Wall Street, Guadalajara
Margaret’s Daughter South Africa Johannesberg
Tigers That Talked UK Leeds Cockpit, Leeds
The Underclass UK Manchester
Pure Horsehair USA NYC Rehearsal space
Le Rug USA NYC Rehearsal space
Ollie Byrd USA NYC UK Tour
Peter Walker USA Los Angeles The Troubador, LA
Citay USA San Francisco Casbah, San Diego
The Gracchi USA Albuquerque
The Hideaways USA La Mesa Rehearsal space
Keith Haman USA San Diego Rehearsal space
The Randies USA Los Angeles Lion’s Lear, Denver
Dang USA Denver Lion’s Lear, Denver
Clone Inc USA Wyoming Lion’s Lear, Denver
Ryan Bartek USA Denver
Ukulele Loki USA Boulder Rehearsal space
Little Brazil USA Omaha Lots of places!
1090 Club USA Billings Lots of places!
Corespondents USA Seattle The High Dive, Seattle
Levi Fuller USA Seattle The High Dive, Seattle
The Bismark USA Seattle Rehearsal space
Lake of Falcons USA Seattle Rehearsal space
Blicky USA Seattle Rehearsal space
Beast, Please be Still USA Seattle The High Dive, Seattle
Smile Brigade USA Seattle Rendezvous Theater, Seattle
Joy Wants Eternity USA Seattle The High Dive, Seattle
The No Pile USA Seattle Rendezvous Theater, Seattle
The Builders and The Butchers USA Portland Rendezvous Theater, Seattle
Mini Van USA Seattle Rendezvous Theater, Seattle
Cock and Swan USA Seattle Rendezvous Theater, Seattle
Jason Kopec USA Seattle Rendezvous Theater, Seattle
Gut Reactions USA Madison WHPK, Pure Hype, Chicago
Goodnight, Goodnight USA Minneapolis Minneapolis
Lafciado USA Indianapolis Bug Jar, Rochester