A page of videos. Really. I mean, it’s not enough that I can create, design, develop, fund, deliver, tour manage, merch make, preview, review and capture events, I can now (more or less) add filmmaker to my CV. Not quite, but I’m getting there (slowly).
This page exists so videos can live on the site, beside everything else so you can see what I do, and what it all looks like together. These are all a snippet on the fuzzy side in so far as they are created for social media purposes and aren’t huge filesizes, though I may be tempted to load HUGE ones when time permits. For now, what you see is what you get, have a wander through and let me know what your favourite is!
You should also be able to see the new bits of I’ve learned too!
First up is Jealous of The Birds performing a cover of ‘Shame’ by Ciaran Lavery at the Flowerfield Arts Centre. This film was recorded on the 20th of November 2016 as part of the Atlantic Sessions Festival in Ireland.
Next is Eilidh Patterson playing ‘Do I Even Cross Your Mind’ for Atlantic Sessions in 2016. A song based on images and tales brought to mind after Eilidh saw Willie Nelson. We lost Eilidh for a while there, it is an absolute joy to see her back in business.
This little slice of acoustic heaven is brought to you by Jonny Black of Lafaro fame, performing a beguiling cover of Damien Jurado‘s Working Titles. It is all the more surprising as this took place at Lunchtime in the sublime Cafe Koko in Portrush for Atlantic Sessions 2016. If you are ever up that part of the world they do amazing coffee and some sublime caramel squares. It’s also a sublime spot for a seaside gig. Even in November. After you’ve had Whiskey for breakfast in Bushmills. Especially so, maybe.
This one was taken on my phone so I apologise in advance. This moment happened at a point when all my camera gear had been safely stored in my hotel room upstairs. The lovely man from Bushmills had bought us a round of spectacular Red drams and we were settling in for a chat by the fire when this happened.
I knew the song from the first chord. What created the urgency is that we’d given them a string quartet to play with, the Arco Quartet as it happens, and I kind of guessed where it was going to go. I didn’t have time to go upstairs, find a camera, find anything really.
The phone had to do, but frankly, this is too good a song and moment not to share. It really isn’t even ruined by the crazy drunk bloke whistling in the background at the beginning, though it should be noted that the crazy drunk bloke was still whistling as he was ejected from the building.
This is Derrys’ finest four piece Ports playing Devil is a Songbird, live at The Anchor, Portstewart for Atlantic Sessions in November of 2017.
Forgive the shakes, there was Whiskey.
I’ve had the honour of joining the roving crew on the Good Ship Bronagh Gallagher more than a few times over the last 12 years or so. On trips to that London, to ships, basements, churches, and strange tents all across the land. A Trailer Park once, of sorts.
I didn’t tell Ms Gallagher I was going to take this film, it kind of happened. I thought I should share it, even though it’s never seen the light of day before now. It’s a bit fuzzy in but I’m learning as I go, like most of us. The track you hear is ‘Radio’ by Bronagh and her band of merry sailors. It is the most ridiculous fun being able to hang out with these beautiful people, though this was the first time I’d ever spent any time with them onstage. I do not envy that bit at all… xx
Most of what exists herein was created for public consumptions on the pages of Getintothis. There are others too obviously, and some outbursts that are probably unpublishable anywhere, have a delve in. Though a lot of it was for Getintothis. They are responsible for having me think about making videos, and podcasts and microphones and broadbands and socials and bands I’ve never heard of.
The following two videos are short shorts created to promote the Deep Cuts new music nights that Getintothis put on at the Jacaranda Phase One venue in Liverpool. The first video features the song ‘Lonely Girl’ by Eli Smart. You should like this. This is where I decide that I can make one camera look like lots with really snappy edits. I assume that filmmakers have a term for this but I have no idea what it is. Watch it anyway so.
This final video, for now, is a (very) short promo created for Deep Cuts, using Autumn Ritual, kindly provided by The Entire City, who played a storming set on the night.
There is more to come, stay tuned!