Settle the Score was written by Indistinct Chatter member, Michael Davis, who wanted to write a powerful ballad that resonated with women.
“I wasn’t really sure where the song was going or how good it could be until the first time I heard Andrea sing it. I knew I wanted her to be the one to record it. In my view she transforms the song into a potent message that’s difficult to ignore. Is it a happy ending or is it a tragedy? I’ll leave that for the listener to decide.”
So a lot of shows and music events have been cancelled over the next couple of weeks but that doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on being entertained by some of Dubbo’s most talented. Here is a collection of some of our favourites we’ve put together for your enjoyment – click here to send an email if you think there’s something or someone we should add to the list.
Music videos by Dubbo musicians (free)
Recorded live theatre – Rehearsed: Staged readings of local writers ($5-$10)
A recording of a unique evening of local actors presenting rehearsed readings of the work of Dubbo writers by Wesley House Players. Plays, poems, short stories, monologues – exploring life’s big – and little – questions. Ticket = 1 years access.
Rising Sun is Dubbo band, Indistinct Chatter’s, take on the old folk song House of the Rising Sun. Rising Sun is in a soft rock ballad with orchestral elements, and a scorching guitar solo performed by Wez Thompson on a Gibson 1960 reissue Les Paul with Humbucker pickups. The amp was an ML Sound Lab Amp SIM of a Van Halen 5150 Mark 3 Head.
The music video has a stylised 1950s retro-Noir film and tells the story of a young couple whose life falls apart thanks to drinking, gambling and gangsters.
Director’s statement (Daniel Rutter)
“The Rising Sun video came about after I was approached by Mick, lead singer of Indistinct Chatter to direct the script for a music video written by Erifili Davis. The song was Rising Sun, a version of the old folk song, House of the Rising Sun.
“The concept of the video was rather interesting as Erifili had centered it around a 50s gangster feel, and I saw the opportunity to try a Noir style of filming. I’ve always wanted to do a noir film so this was my chance. While I strayed a little from the noir look, I felt it to be pretty close to my original vision.”
Vocals + Guitar – Mick Davis
Guitar – Jackson Peackock
Bass – Daniel Rutter
Drums – Kirk Watts
with Guitar (solo) – Wez Thompson
Post audio production
Wez Thompson, Hot Trax Recording
Director / Cinematographer – Daniel Rutter, Daniel Rutter Films
Writer / Art director – Erifili Davis, Studio 138
Editor / Colorist – Daniel Rutter
‘B’ camera operators – Jackson Peacock / Marcello Davis
Producer – Erifili Davis
Boy – Jordan Davis
Girl – Milla Ross
Gambler – Thomas Roberts
Gambler – Beau Carter
Gambler – Oliver Burn
Body guard – Daryl Rodda
Man in park- Archie Creenaune
The Establishment Dubbo
The Milestone Hotel
About Studio 138
Studio 138 is located in Dubbo’s CBD and is a multi-purpose creative studio. As well as hosting our own live and online events and performances, we welcome other creatives looking to collaborate.
Studio 138 co-owner, Mick Davis, has released his first live performance recording, part of a planned five song original EP. “To Judy, From Daphne” is a very personal song. Read more about the story behind the song below the video.
Studio 138 is located in Dubbo’s CBD and is a multi-purpose creative studio. As well as hosting our own live and online events and performances, we welcome other creatives looking to collaborate. Find out more here or click here to send an email.
About the song (from Mick Davis)
I’m Mick and this is my first live performance recording. Please excuse the clumsy loop creation but one has to start somewhere.
This is a song I wrote late last year and I had been reflecting on for quite some time. I know my sister, Judy, had some trouble dealing with the absence of our mother, Daphne throughout her life as we lost her when we were all children. . Whilst I know little about our mother in a real sense, I do get a feel from others as to the type of lady she was. I wanted to try to reassure Judy that everything was okay and she should ‘treasure every precious moment’ as I believe Daphne would have wanted her to. Whilst this song specifically talks to Judy, I dedicate it to all my siblings, Patsy, Stephen, Jennifer and Judy, as I think we all deserve to know that our mother would be proud of us and the lives we have chosen for ourselves. It’s long and a little self-indulgent but I believe both ladies deserve the time.
Finally special thanks to my son, Marcello Davis, for the inspired video and sound production and his first foray into putting together a music clip.