This first video is an original song called All Your Secrets. The backstory to this one is that a week before we recorded a version of this song in studio with funding from Factor and the Government of Canada, John decided to change the key on me – one with crazy sharps, which was not so cool for cello… But it did sound better – so I reluctantly forgave him and we kept the change for the video too.
Oye Como Va – Santana cover song
This video has a strikingly similar backstory (seriously, this happens almost any time we have a shoot or a recording or an important show!). John felt the arrangement needed a bit of tweaking for the video a couple of days before the shoot. Sadly, I agreed, so we worked out a new layout for the song, and you’re the first ones to hear it! The title is a bit misleading, it’s actually a Santana medley – let us know which Santana song that you love is missing from our arrangement, by posting a comment! We’d love to hear from you!
Thanks again to The Juniper Room for their enthusiasm and stellar work in putting these together for us, and to every single person who filled the room for the filming and brought their energy and love. These videos wouldn’t be what they are without you!
This past March found Rhythm and Cello at The Juniper Room in East Van, along with the John Welsh Band, to film a couple of live music videos. This is the first time the two bands have shared the stage, despite John being a member of both – it was sort of like introducing your wife to your mistress…only we’re still not sure which of us has tied the knot 😛
The Juniper Room
The stellar crew at the Juniper Room covered the room with their roving cameras as friends, family and fans filled the room with their energy. Each band played a set for the audience and filmed a song or two, and by the end of the night, the room was hopping. The highlight had to be Courage and John performing their rendition of a crowd-favourate Sir Mix-a-Lot hit from the 90s. We can’t say enough about the funky venue and the guys that looked after us and our fans – we’re looking forward to seeing the final videos and know you’ll enjoy them too!
Photo Gallery of the Video Shoot
In case you missed it, here are a few shots from the night. Special thanks to those who passed photos along to us:
Nate getting ready to film
Courage and John warming up the room
Electric cello, anyone?
We’d like to send out a huge thanks to all of you who came out and helped to make these videos a success! We couldn’t’ have done it without you. Stay tuned for the official video releases in the coming weeks!
Join us for a special show and filming of the John Welsh Band & Rhythm and Cello at Vancouver’s Juniper Room in East Van on Friday, March 20th, 2015. This is the first time we’ve shared the stage with the John Welsh Band, despite John being the common thread between both music groups. We joke that it’s sort of like introducing your wife to your mistress – you might not want to miss the action!
Live Video Shoot
We will be using live music videos from this performance for promo and our application to this year’s Peak Performance Project so we would love to have your bring your energy and support! There is no cover, and yes, it is licensed so you can get some liquid enthusiasm if you need it!