Live Music

A little throwback to HOMEGROWN 2019 now that we well and truly have our thermals on!

We did some filming for The Black Seeds + Shapeshifter of their Homegrown sets.
Much aroha + respect to these fantastic bands that keep delivering just what the crowds ordered.

UB40 - UK + Amsterdam Tour, 2019

It was absolutely incredible to go on tour with UB40 ft. Ali Campbell + Astro - and to experience the crowd going gently wild at London’s O2. Here are some of the videos we put together for the band as they made their way across the UK and Amsterdam. We’ll be jumping aboard another UB40 tour leg soon - stay tuned!

TUKI Festival - Glendhu Bay, Wanaka

What a blast! 
Thanks TUKI Festival for having us along to film + interview an outstanding line-up. From treasured personal favourites like The Phoenix Foundation + UMO to new encounters such as Aaradhna, Marlon Williams, Lips, Maala and more, TUKI festival delivered great set after great set.  We filmed a portion of each set and then interviewed the artists about their upcoming year in music, their experience of TUKI + then threw in a few curveball queries...  

The TUKI crew were welcoming + so hospitable.  Much aroha to the organisers, Lake Wanaka SouNZ.  Profits made from the festival go directly back into future events and the Wanaka community.  Since the first festival put together by the non-profit group in 1998, more than $118,000 has been put back into supporting music, youth, and the environment within the region.

It was also our son Theo's first festival - and he not only survived it like a champ, he seemed to really get into it!  And of course, last but not least, thanks to Aerial Vision for coming aboard to film and capture some drone footage! It's always great to work alongside this duo.

#tukifestival #lovelivemusic 

Marlon Williams charming the crowd with a fantastic band backing him. This set was the start of a 60 shows for Marlon.

Marlon Williams charming the crowd with a fantastic band backing him. This set was the start of a 60 shows for Marlon.

Interviewing these babes Anika Moa + Mel Parsons - what a blast. 

 Anthonie Tonnon at the mic's helm after his Forest stage set

Theo! Our little man on high watching Marlon Williams' set. His first festival of many.

Theo! Our little man on high watching Marlon Williams' set. His first festival of many.

UMO - Unknown Mortal Orchestra were phenomenal.

Theo's first festival! That's right, our little man was there for the festivities and was a champion. 

Sound crew at The Forest Stage

TUKI! We loved being a part of the festival - all the crew were efficient + onto it, and it felt stress free.  

ASTON RD SESSIONS - Estère "Ambition"

Good morning whānau! Here is the first of Estère's Aston Rd Sessions that we filmed LIVE at Surgery Studios last year.  Having just returned from a tour across Africa, it was fantastic to hear some of Estère's new work - there's an invigorating, contagious, hip-sashaying lineup of new tracks. Thanks Estère, Aston Rd + Dr Lee Prebble of Surgery Studios for having us along! 
#love #live #music #astonroadsessions #estere

ASTON RD SESSIONS - Thomas Oliver 'Shine Like The Sun' ft. Louis Baker

Here it is! The first of the 2016 ASTON RD Sessions with Thomas Oliver performing his beautiful new single 'Shine Like The Sun', feat. Louis Baker. Filmed live at Surgery Studios as part of a three night showcase of Aston Road artists.

#love #live #music #astonroadsessions

SHAPESHIFTER - LIVE @ Viaduct Events Centre

After a whirlwind summer of touring + filming, we were there to capture Shapeshifter's final gig at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre. What an exit before starting their overseas tour! 

#love #live #music #shapeshifter

You can also check out our wee behind the scenes video of the Viaduct Events Centre before the show was packed in:

ASTON RD Sessions 2016

We were lucky enough to be a part of the Aston Rd Sessions again this year - a series of three consecutive evenings of live studio sessions with the fantastic talent of Aston Rd.  Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker + Estère respectively performed in front of a live audience, with those audiences being treated to an especially created cocktail + curated tasting menu before an intimate performance experience in the studio's recording room.  Under the audio-wizardry of Dr Lee Prebble, the guru + creator of renowned recording studio The Surgery, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker and Estère each gave incredible performances which we will be making into live studio videos to be released later this year and next year.

Thanks to Aston Rd + the team, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker, Estère, Dr Lee Prebble, the crew at 5 Boroughs.  photo: Aston Rd

Tora Tora Tora 2016

Just for good measure, let's have a look at Tora Tora Tora 2016 by daylight. 
This snippet is only a tasty treat while we wait on official audio, but enjoy the sweet live sound of FLITE & those Tora beach vibes...

TORA TORA TORA 2016

We're looking through the Tora!Tora!Tora! '16 footage - what a blast.  We'll release a full length hightlights video once we get the official audio, but here's a little sumthin' sumthin' to whet your Tora nostalgia. Feat. audio from the incredible Imon Starr.
www.toramusicfestival.co.nz

Homegrown 2016

We were in Wellington for Homegrown 2016 to film The Black Seeds (fresh from their tour of Brazil) and Shapeshifter.  We worked with a NZVR360 rig and captured a VR360 view of both The Black Seeds and Shapeshifter performing.  Both bands had outstanding sets for the huge crowds, and we were very pleased to be there to capture it all.

Here's the Homegrown 2016 Instagram video we put together for Shapeshifter.

Wellies .. homegrown epic as always.

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2016 - SHAPESHIFTER live at Riwaka

What a start to 2016! We've been enjoying the Nelson sunshine and the company of family and friends in the lead up to the new year, and were asked to head along to Shapeshifter live at Riwaka.  Thoroughly staggered (yet again) by the live performance these lads put on, as were the hundreds in the crowd.  We put together a series of Instagram videos showcasing the visual highlights.

For more behind-the-scenes from Shapeshifter head to www.instagram.com/shapeshifterlivenz/ 

Myele Manzanza & The Eclectic Live WOMAD NZ 2015 RELEASE

We're editing up a storm here in Poland, and were pleasantly pleased to see that Myele Manzanza Music has just released the video that we filmed and edited for their WOMAD 2015 set.  Presenting the uplifting "Drum Duet / Me I Know Him" performed by Myele Manzanza and the Eclectic, live at WOMAD 2015.

Amsterdam STOP|OVER + TORA! TORA! TORA! 2015

We have meandered from AIRBORNE \\ locations to Amsterdam, and it has definitely exceeded expectations - the slender brick buildings beside the fanning canal network, the charming river boats, the accessibility of the city by foot, the tram network, but by far most strikingly, the endless lines of cyclists casually milling past - so fluent with their vehicles that they pass with an ear to a cellphone or pinning up hair, or with a handful of children balanced around them.  There are also the coffee houses.

We've loved being in Amsterdam - and will definitely return.  While in Amsterdam we also found that the fantastic coastal music festival Tora! Tora! Tora! released our wrap video of the highlights of Tora! Tora! Tora! 2015.  It was another fantastic year, punctuated by the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on the Saturday Night!  We love this festival of good times, great music, soothing coffee, sand, surf, relaxed parents and freed little wildlings able to let their hair loose.  

We'll see you there again next year.

Live recorded music featured in the video from Tora! Tora! Tora! 2015 artists Amiria Grenell, The Bones and Fortunes.

The Black Seeds - OPONONI, NZ '14/'15 Summer Tour

Oh, THESE GUYS.  Over the summer we followed these lovely humans around the country filming shows in Taupo, the Coromandel + Opononi - and The Black Seeds have just released another of the videos we made for them covering the tour.  The internationally renowned band played with Katchafire & Sons Of Zion.  We caught up with our lovely friends from Aerial Vision for some pretty dang fine drone footage as well.  Thanks, you beauties. x

Here's a video diary mashup of the amazing day they had in the beautiful Far North, set to their track 'Love Me Now'.