We film LIVE sets at festivals and gigs that can be used as promotional material for bands. These promotional videos vary - from footage for Electronic Press Kits, visuals announcing tour dates, tour diaries, full songs for YouTube channels or Facebook, publicity videos for specific events, behind-the-scenes during Studio Sessions, or as a "mash-up" of live set visuals to a chosen band track. We've made videos for the likes of Trinity Roots, Shapeshifter, The Black Seeds, The Nudge, Brockaflower, Aston Road, and Myele Manzanza + The Eclectic, and our repertoire is growing.
With social media output only increasing, we've also started putting together 15 second long videos for bands' Instagram accounts and social media platforms. They're effective, concise and can distill the feeling of a live performance or capture behind-the-scenes shenanigans on tour.
In May 2014, ASTON ROAD set about organising some recording sessions at Blue Barn, Wellington, for their three phenomenal performers - THOMAS OLIVER, LOUIS BAKER and ESTÈRE.
The ASTON ROAD Sessions brought three consecutive evenings of the powerful musicians, vocalists and beat-makers to studio audiences, with the live sessions being audio recorded and filmed at Blue Barn Studios.
The three performed established and new material, and threw in some astounding covers (from James Blake, Prince and P J Harvey respectively) for good measure.
Much thanks and aroha to Thomas, Louis and Estère, and to the fun + sassy Cushla Aston of ASTON ROAD.
THOMAS OLIVER performs Boy, Lead Me On / What I Can Say, and I Am Sold (James Blake cover)
LOUIS BAKER performs Just Want To Thank You and Get Back.
ESTÈRE performs Patchwork Soldier, The Words That Maketh Murder
(P J Harvey cover) and L'oiseau dans l'etoile.
Filmed and edited by the Renegade Peach Project.
Two years later, the ASTON ROAD SESSIONS took on a new venue and a new vibe.
This time, the consecutive live studio sessions incorporated individualised mixology and a fantastic tasting menu to boot for each respective artist.
Audiences were treated to an even more intimate performance than the first Aston RD Sessions, and food and drinks courtesy of Five & Dime and Dancing Sands Distillery.