New music: “Rising Sun” performed by Indistinct Chatter

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.”

Indistinct Chatter

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

Music video

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

Actors

Boy – Jordan Davis

Girl – Milla Ross

Gambler – Thomas Roberts

Gambler – Beau Carter

Gambler – Oliver Burn

Body guard – Daryl Rodda

Man in park- Archie Creenaune

With thanks

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.

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Small Space Gig: Tarry Tree & Friends, 19/07/2020

The first of our Small Space Gigs, recorded live at Studio 138, Dubbo. “Ain’t Done Yet”, performed by Tarry Tree and Friends.

“Ain’t Done Yet” is an original song by Dubbo muscian and SOMAD member, Michael Davis. Mick is also co-owner of Studio 138.

Of the song, Mick says: “This song was born out of a little cord progression that recently came into my head. A melody line followed, and then some lyrics that I thought my beautiful niece Liz would be happy to sing. This is our pilot Small Space Gig and I want to thank all of those who contributed to this concept.”

Small Space Gigs is a concept Studio 138 put together to share locally made live music online. As well as music, we plan to share other local creative collaborations through this channel – watch this space. Subscribe, like and share so we can get the message out there that Studio 138 is the creative hub of Dubbo.

Credits

Words and music by: Michael “Mick” Davis

Performed by: Tarry Tree

  • Elizabeth Johnston (nee Tarry) – vocals
  • Simon Tarry – drums
  • Andrew Tarry – acoustic guitar
  • Kate Wiktorowicz – keyboard

With

  • Michael Davis – electric guitar
  • Wez Thompson – bass (off-screen)

Video and editing: Marcello Davis

Post-production, audio – Wez Thompson, Hot Trax Recording, http://hottraxrecording.com

Release date: July 26, 2020

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. We invite other local and regional musicians who are interested in taking part in our Small Space Gigs.

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New original music: “To Judy, from Daphne”

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.

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