It has captured some of the highlights of one of Huddersfield’s best known music venues.
Shots showcasing the energy and mayhem of The Parish’s gigs have been released on YouTube as part of a new documentary, which has been made to celebrate its 10th birthday.
Created by Huddersfield film maker Ash Pears, the 10 minute 10 second long piece is a homage to the history of the Kirkgate rock venue, which was opened by its current owner in 2006.
It has already garnered over 7.000 views from music lovers, keen to relive some of the memorable events held there.
Ash decided to make it to show the impact the intimate venue has had on the local scene, especially since promoter Mikey Baird took over the reins nine years ago.
He filmed live performances over a number of days and combined them with interviews with Mikey and fellow worker Andrew Wright aka Ratty, who is well-known as the doorman of the back building where the shows take place.
“It’s a personal project”, said Ash, who has been a professional music-focused film maker for 10 years.
“I’ve played at The Parish a lot over the years in my band Pretty Machine so feel like a part of it.
“As this year marks the venue’s 10th anniversary, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make it.
“I see it as my love letter to Huddersfield because the venue has had a real impact on the scene here.
“I love that it’s a local venue that gives local bands a platform while getting touring acts who may usually just go to Manchester or Leeds.
“Mikey’s done an amazing job.”
He talked about making the documentary, whose release has coincided with the start of 10 special gigs being put on to mark the milestone.
The Skints tested out the venue’s new soundsystem at a sold out show and will be followed by acts such as Snuff, Wave Pictures, INME and Evile.
“I think it gives a potted history of events” said Ash.
“I wanted it to be the length it is as a nod to their 10th birthday.
“I filmed bands such as Tropical Contact, Relics and Mr Shiraz and then film maker Darren Evans let me use his footage of the Cancer Bats gig.
“Mikey and Rat have been really busy because of all the renovations ”