Don’t feel left out if you haven’t heard of Melbourne’s Mike Waters yet. In fact, many of his close family and friends didn’t know who he was until recently. Well… they knew he was a person they just didn’t know that he was whittling away at music stuffs in the wee hours behind closed doors, culminating in the release of a 4 track EP entitled LIFE.
This is Mike's first official music video for the EP's first single 'Gambling Man'. About the filming, Mike said, "My very good friend [award-wining photographer] Oli Sansom and I had wanted to make a music video together for a while. We had three requirements: It had to cost next to nothing (we had zero budget), needed a fast turn around, and we wanted it to be something we could both be proud of."
"We spent weeks doing rehearsals and run-throughs. I regularly sat in that chair in the freezing cold, shirtless and with my head covered in a mixture of sorbolene, cornflour and food colouring. Oli's studio doesn't have hot water, so cleaning up afterwards was testing. But it was definitely worth it. When we felt we were happy with the test takes, we turned our pockets out, hired a camera, set up some lights, and spent the day doing take after take. It was a hell of a lot of fun."
Mike will be hitting the road to launch LIFE, so be sure to get down and check him out. Get your tix here:
Thursday June 11 – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide - http://tinyurl.com/py8upba
Friday June 12 – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney - http://tinyurl.com/pgxmbkg
Friday June 19 – Shebeen, Melbourne - http://tinyurl.com/ob4ednl
DEBUT EP 'LIFE' OUT NOW!!!
iTunes here: http://tinyurl.com/kaozaee
Signed hardcopies here: http://tinyurl.com/mkqjmcl
Stream on Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/qe9h5v8
Written and performed by MIKE WATERS
Produced by John Castle at The Shed
Directed/Shot/Edited by: Oli Sansom - https://www.facebook.com/olisansomphotographer
Make-up design by: Vivian Leschen
Performed by: Mike Waters, Oli Sansom, Vivian Leschen
Aidan - [email protected]
Rhett - [email protected]
Kate - [email protected]