Monday, 21 December 2015

Video Drama - Christmas in Birmingham

In this episode everyone in Birmingham is excited for the festive period. But Clare and Leon have have other ideas and decide to throw a spanner in the works, leaving Louise the Hippie attempting chill everyone out

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Time

Hello Everyone,

Since it's the time that tinsel appears everywhere and tree's decide it's appropriate to come indoors, the Gate produced a Christmas song to support this movement.

'av a merry one!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

VIDEO DRAMA - World's Strongest Person

In this episode the Arnold family enter the Worlds strongest person competition, and some of the more confident ones find they're not as tough as they thought...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

The Gate's Christmas Song.

"This song is called Christmas Time that I wrote and recorded with the help of my friends at the Gate, I hope you enjoy it." Labake.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

VIDEO DRAMA - Kung Fu Fighting

In this weeks Video Drama, Leon and Shivesh are sent on a mysterious quest to find their lost friend Mary.... But many dangers lie in their path...

Sunday, 29 November 2015


In this episode, Jackie the Ripper has taken a much needed holiday, creating a short term position at the job centre which nobody can resist...

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Happy Birthday Pat!!

  Happy birthday to our Pat who has reached the grand old age of 60 today.

Friday, 6 November 2015

New Video Dramas!!

First of many new episodes of Video Drama. First up is Louise's Birthday Cake:

And secondly here's the directorial debut of Mat with the true story of Mandy's knackered boiler:

Monday, 2 November 2015

Halloween Tune

Our resident Hip Hop Group: Collective Strike (2Decks, LM Dubs & Mr. Amazing on this recording) got in the Studio over the last couple of weeks to produce this track especially for Halloween, enjoy!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Carol Makes a Video

Carol expressed an interest in the iPad this morning, so we made a little video...

Friday, 23 October 2015

Francis singing and playing the keyboard.

Francis is a very talented man and he's enthusiastic and a bundle of joy and he loves to make people laugh, I'm very happy to be his partner. I met him here at the Gate years ago and we got engaged and we wrote a couple of songs. Francis likes to sing and he likes to play the keyboard and here he is making up one of his songs on the spot.

Words by Labake.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

2Decks Band @ Blue Camel Club 28/09/15

Yo check this! 2Decks talking.
Thease videos were recorded in Brighton when we were doing our gig in the corn exchange 
at the Blue Camel Club.
The venue was great, the music was great, the bands were great, I was great.
In fact everything was great.
There was even one point where my homeboys Francis and Jason were busting some moves on the dance floor.
This is one those gig that you should never say no to.
One of the things I like about brighton gigs is that you can go for walk and somthing to eat while your
waiting to do your sound check.
We could learn a lot from our brethren down carousel.

Photo by Paul Mansfield.
Photo by Paul Mansfield.
Photo by Paul Mansfield.

Mat (Guitar).
LM Dubz (Bass).
Francis Gravity (Backing Vocals) / 2Decks (Vocals).
Roberto (Backing Vocals / Drums).

Friday, 9 October 2015

Franz Ferdinand: Erdbeer Mund - Video Review by Mary

First Nick is walking around in the field with a basket in his hand, looking for strawberries.
Then he sings and he opens his mouth and colours and strawberries come out and that is very funny. He wears a hat, shoes, and a yellow shirt like mine.
Then Nick dances with his arms and his legs moving. His eyes are scary and his head’s come off. I think that’s really good.
Then he is doing Bollywood dancing with a strawberry instead of his head.
He is looking around with a basket in his hand and he picks strawberries.

Now I can see four guys and two hands with strawberries instead of fingers. I think that’s mad but I might do that soon at The Gate. 
Then Nick walks on the road. That’s very dangerous because lorries and cars might come and knock him over. He might die.
Then he throws some heads around. I think that’s alright and I might do that sometime. I might do it with Sanjay’s and Louise’s and my own head. I might also saw Seb’s head off. And Mat’s.
Then Nick dances again. He is a very good dancer.
 Then he holds a bunch of flowers in his hand. He might be in love with Louise or his wife Maunela or Sanjay, but I don’t know.

Then he goes to his garden shed and puts a basket on the bench and then he holds his chin in his hand and he’s looking at the people but there are no people there.
I like the video very much and I might watch it again on Monday. I might show it to Karliff and Louise and Mat.
Well done!
Love, Mary.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Counter Destroyer (1989) - Film Review by Mary.

Counter Destroyer is a Kung fu film about a Kung fu cat man who has big nails on his hands who hits people and scratches their faces down.

Two ladies sit down eating and one of the ladies has a can of coke and one of the ladies has chicken and rice. The cat man goes in the water and smoke comes out and then he scratches a girl's back with his nails and then the he takes her top off and eats her body up.

 There are two men who have big teeth like vampires who do jumping and the cat man does kung fu on them and then a big strong man comes and does kung fu on the catman and kills him and picks him up, dead.

A man gets burned up in a car and gets dead and a girl did it (with lipstick on) because she put a bomb in the flowers and gave it to the man.

The girl gets shot by some chinese person with a wash cloth on his face and then she is dead too

This is a really good film, I watch it and I like it and I want to watch it tomorrow and I think the people will like it.

 Counter Destroyer at IMDB.

GATE CUSTARD!!! 24/9/15 - The Photos


Jackie C.




Louise & Clare.


Clare & Amy.

Louise & Francis Gravity.

Sab, Amy, Franncis, Roberto and Brian (L-R).

Labake, Jackie C & Clare.

Mat, Wayne, Eddy, Shivesh & Sab (L-R)



Jackie C.

Jackie & Labake.


The Badge Lady.

Labake & Francis.

Jackie C.

LM Dubz.


Jackie the Ripper.

2Decks & Francis Gravity.

Louise & Jackie C.


Jackie C.


Jackie the Ripper.

Pat & Brian.



Brian & his Boys.

Chism, Clare, Mandy & Mary.