Coast to Coast: Tea & Toast was a massive, national event that I was heavily involved in executing. For this charity event, we had to work out partnerships with big companies (Barry’s Tea, Johnston Mooney and O’Brien, Nokia, Meteor, Avis) while also executing a trip across the country, stopping off in each town to record a video with a local band (14). All the while this event was going on, we had a team of people recording bands in NCH (14) and Whelans (6).
To cap off the event and greet us home after our journey across the country, we held a sold-out gig in Whelans (see info here).
This event was a huge event to undertake and required an immense attention to detail in planning every little bit of the journey. Across the whole event, we had a team of 35 people working for us in order to make this event run smoothly.
See all videos from the road here.
See all videos from NCH here.
See all videos from Whelans here.
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So what is Coast to Coast: Tea and Toast? Team Goldenplec crossed the country, Coast to Coast from Dublin to Galway on Good Friday 29th March meeting a band in every county we pass through for a cup of Barry’s Tea, a slice of Johnston Mooney and O’Brien toast and a one song gig recorded on Nokia Lumia 920 phones.
These videos are uploaded via our Meteor internet dongles to Goldenplec.com with click to donate links provided. We’ll be using scenic locations such as Bunratty Castle for video shoots. Each donation of €5 or more will automatically be entered into a competition to win prizes including Nokia Lumia 920 phones, some gig tickets and some tea and bread hampers.
We return to Dublin leaving Galway on Saturday 30th March stopping at Ennis and Limerick, before heading back to Dublin (see route stop locations below). We will be finishing with a finale showcase in Whelan’s featuring some of our favourite bands. Our transport for the event has been provided courtesy of Avis Car Rentals.
The National Concert Hall will be playing host to Dublin bands such as Leanne Harte, CPNHGN, Crow Black Chicken and more for one song videos on Friday 29th March with one song video shoots taking place in Whelan’s and the surrounding areas on Saturday 30th March prior to the finale show with the assistance of 45sound.