If you are looking for a modern primal sound with a hint of 80’s synth from three amazing women, Cayboy are what you are looking for. This Canadian based band have an intoxicating energy and a great sense of humour. We had the pleasure of hanging out with the girls for two weeks after they won the international competition Recording Festival 2017. This is the second ever Recording Festival. The competition runs over two years. This year 3 acts won out of 520 who applied. Read more here. These 3 winning artists were flown out to Ireland for the 14 day recording session at Grouse Lodge Studios. While they were there we took the time to film the official music video for Caveboy’s single Raconteur.
During the two week of intense recording from the girls, we were constantly getting drawn away from our production office with the upbeat multi layered addictive sounds that were being produced from the studio. Then, nearing the end of the second week there was a change in tone with the ephemeral sounds that echoed through the halls, it was this song ‘Raconteur’. This, in particular came at a time in the two weeks when people where more reflective of the experience that they had had there in the studio. With this in mind we had a chance to take advantage of the beautiful pool area in Grouse Lodge. Caveboy had suggested it and we thought this location was perfect for the sound of this track and so the official music video for ‘Raconteur’ was born.
Behind the scenes photos Caveboy – Raconteur – Official Music Video
On the Raconteur music video shoot Caveboy were up for anything and everything. So we shot the shit out of this room with 5 cameras. We also had a Movi on set to give the lovely smooth motion to the shots. We had lots of fun shooting this video, the girls have a natural confidence that is soooo good on camera. They are fearless.
This is the first single from their upcoming album. We are very excited to hear the rest of the fully mixed songs. This is a band to keep your eyes on. They are Deadly!
When we heard the song at Kerbute HQ, immediately we were hooked and couldn’t wait to start working on the music video for Illusions. The lads, Michael Moore and Keith Diffley are childhood friends from Ireland who have been playing in many different bands together for years. Recently they decided to join forces as electro alt/pop duo ‘Behind the Vines‘.
With the view that every idea has endless musical possibilities both artists work tirelessly to produce a track that they are proud of. ‘Illusions’ was the first track that they played for us in Kerbute and we instantly loved it.
A synth heavy, melody driven sound with smooth vocal hooks throughout. Lucky for us the lads where really open to creative ideas for their video and after listening to some more of their tracks we realised that we could do something really fun and approach the songs and videos with a new twist.
The idea was to create a three part story that is influenced by three of their songs. The first of which is ‘Illusions’. The name and the sound of this track evoked a sense of something strange, like a kink in the universe, a loop, even maybe some time travel.
The story begins with a girl who is played by the lovely Emma Dunlop running desperately for her life. Emma was fantastic to work with on set and really gave it her all. At one point we actually stopped shooting as we thought she was really hurt. But nope as soon at we got to her she lifted her eyebrows and gave a huge smile. Convincing much!
Emma is inter cut with sinister foot steps and someone running after her through an abandoned warehouse (that is amazingly graffiti decorated). We are then side tracked as we see a guy in a red hoody, played by the lovely David Thomas. He is walking through the same space as Emma but after a while we start to realise that maybe they are not there at the same time. He is recreating and following the footsteps of where Emma was.
The story soon reveals the fate of poor Emma and what her attacker did, played by the wonderfully sinister Graham Earley. (Shivers)
The honestly distraught David gets to the crime scene and by this time his devastation has delved so deep that it evokes something strange and super natural inside him. This is when things start to change and the excitement starts to happen.
I wont give away the rest of the video but we can say that maybe Emma’s horrific fate might not be written in stone and of course we can’t leave you without a cliffhanger ending too.
We shot the music video for ‘Illusions’ at a secret location and also in studio with the Sony F5 at 180 frames per second using the beautiful Zeiss Standard Speeds. A huge thank you to Film Equipment Hire for looking after us with amazing gear. We would recommend them for all your film equipment needs! The music video was edited on Premiere Pro CC and the visual effects where done with After Effects.
Michael and Keith from Behind the Vines are genuine and also really sound lads. They write, record and produce all of their own tunes and their sound stems from a love of 80’s synth pop, alternative rock and modern electro music.
With their debut album set for independent release at the end of the year, they are currently working hard in the studio while putting together a live show that will capture their unique sound.
This is the first part of a three part story and it has been so much fun to work with everyone on this project. Keep your eyes on these guys.
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Studio Music Video for Country Music Artist Jade Mya
So this October proved to be a wild month for us here at Kerbute. Following on from our exciting summer adventure at the Recording Festival in Grouse Lodge, we were invited to Toronto to shoot a series of studio music videos for country music artist Jade Mya.
We were invited over by her Producer Douglas Romanow, whom we met at the Festival. He’s a very accomplished and talented Music Producer, and has a host of pop and country music credits to his name. As well as being a producer and composer, he is the Musical Director for the Canadian Country Music Awards, and a very talented artist in his own right. We had spoke about the possibility of shooting a studio music video in Toronto with one of his artists when we met – an idea that excited us very much as you can imagine. We all kept in touch, and true to his word he soon followed up with an introduction to the stunning and talented Jade Mya.
We flew over to Toronto for a week in mid October, just as the leaves were turning their glorious fall colours. The music videos were shot in downtown Toronto at Noble Street Studios; state of the art, built for purpose studios that have hosted artists like Will Smith, Justin Bieber, Drake and Kiesza to name a few. What a stunning building, and what a great experience! We also did some outdoor EPK stuff with Jade in the autumn colours of High Park, which you may get to see at some stage.
Jade is a born star, gorgeous on camera and gorgeous in personality too. She has a grace and presence in person, and a burning passion for country music. Jade is an experienced model, fitness queen and philanthropist and is quickly becoming an in-demand country singer.
Despite being a little tight for time (both Jade and Douglas are not short of ambition) the video shoot was tremendous fun and quite relaxed thanks to Jade, Douglas and his crew at Noble Street.
Our latest official music video is here. This time we’re back working with Watson ACE on their new track ‘Never Take The Place Of Your Man’. You might recognise the track as this is a cover of the old 80s Prince track, changed somewhat from it’s Pop origins to a folky heartfelt ballad. The track has been getting some airplay in the last few weeks and has been added to the playlist on a number of radio stations including RTE1.
The video features Colm Lynch from Watson ACE and was shot at some stunning locations around Dublin City. The track is being released just in time for the December / Christmas market and is available for download right now from Soundcloud. The track is also available on the band’s current album ‘Backbone’.
We shot the video using our Panasonic GH4, and the Freefly Movi M10 from Movi.ie. Let me tell you, GH4 slow motion and the Movi are a winning combination. It allowed us to move quickly around the Dublin City centre, and as quick as we could conceive a shot we could execute it. Additional lighting gear was supplied by Film Equipment Hire Ireland who are always there to save the day. A big shout out goes to Eoin Delaney from Directing Media who helped out on the shoot. His expertise was invaluable.
For more updates about the band check out the Watson ACE: Facebook page.
Peter is a singer song writer based in Ireland and this is his 4th Album. There are some beautiful songs to discover on this new album and it has been a lovely adventure creating this music video with Peter.
He has a magical way with words and his music leaves you feeling warm and contemplative.
”The World Is Wide dreams of adventure but never buys the ticket… beautiful imagery…the chorus opens like a flower does to early morning sun, but these aren’t friendly pop songs. They do, however, suck you in.”
Folk Radio UK’s review of the “Outlines” sums up the feeling of the album and can describe it in a more elegant way then I, you can read the full review here.
More about the making of the video here and I would recommend popping over to Peters site here and signing up to his newsletter.