October 30, 2016
hello everyone !
sorry for the intrusion but i just wanted to share our new “sunday night video” with you .
its a little different this week – i gave the band a much needed day off 😉 and instead recruited this guy ….
for those of you that haven’t heard gregory alan isakov’s music please try to set a little time aside to do so . you won’t be disappointed !!!!
i first stumbled across him around three years ago and very quickly became an enormous fan . there is something about the way that he writes and delivers his songs that i find amazingly sincere and beautiful .
after every gig of the “whispers” world tour i would get back to my dressing room and put on his album . there was something really calming about it that allowed me to come down from the shows and it became a really nice and important part of the post gig ritual .
cut to a couple of years later and i’m lucky enough to call him a friend and watch his set every night before we go on 🙂 i love how these things work out ….. if you’re coming to any of the uk / european dates make sure you’re there in time for his set !!!
the song is (another) paul simon one …. sorry …. not his most famous and some of you may not know it but i think it is one of his very best moments . its called “kathy’s song” and i really hope you all enjoy it .
another change in formation see’s my good mate bryan dos reis take over from jarrad seng photography behind the camera . i am so lucky to be able to work with both of these talented and brilliant dudes . what a gorgeous bit of filming …..
i feel like such a broken record but if you feel like sharing it that would be amazing .
thank you so much for watching and for the amazing support .
October 9, 2016
hello passengers !!
hope you’re all having a lovely sunday .
here is the second “sunday night video” …..
this week its the classic Joy Division song “love will tear us apart” .
its such a powerful song and lyrically one of my favourites . every line packs such a punch and it captures the moment perfectly .
it wasn’t easy making this video – we shot it on our day off in BERLIN last week . we wanted a classic abandoned building / graffiti covered / hipster berlin backdrop 😉 and found the perfect spot but also the grumpiest security guard on earth …. who now definitely hates me haha … luckily with the help of some very kind locals (including claus and his amazing green truck) we managed to make it happen …..
as always a massive thank you to my band and crew for being so enthusiastic about this project .
big thanks also to Jarrad Seng Photography . this one is one of your best mate 🙂
really hope you guys enjoy this and if you do then please share it around as much as you can . it makes a huge difference .
loads of love . mike xx
ps GERMANY it is so ridiculous that you won’t be able to see this version yet due to the youtube situation ….. we will post an fb video in the next few days xx
October 2, 2016
hey everyone !!
don’t worry I’m not going to bully you in to buying my album again 😉
i just wanted to share this little video that we made ….
for those of you that have been following for a while , you might remember the “sunday night video” series that we made with The Once and Stu Larsen a couple of years ago as we toured across america ?
basically we picked a cover song relating to a city that we were passing through . we would then play it at every show for a week before recording and filming a live version that we’d post up on youtube and Facebook etc ….
i look back so fondly on those videos and feel like they were a really cool way of keeping you guys up to date with where we were . plus it was loads of fun .
we’re gonna do it again only this time i don’t think the songs will necessarily have much to do with where we are – just some of our / your favourites .
also my amazing sound guys have cobbled together a mobile recording rig which means we can record without needing any power – this allows us to hopefully get out in to some really cool spots .
below is our first attempt …. the song is “losing my religion” by the mighty R.E.M and we shot it by tower bridge in london .
massive thanks to my incredible band and crew for working so hard on their “days off” to make these videos happen and of course to the incredibly talented Jarrad Seng Photography for shooting it so beautifully .
please share it around as much as possible and also let us know what songs you want to hear in the comments section below (not “let it go” haha ;-))