Day 13, Gipsy King Tour
Huntington, NY - The Paramount
September 25, 2018
This, I have to say, was one of the busiest days yet on the tour. There was a lot of travel, a music video made, an amazing concert in the evening and of course partying with friends at one bar and closing another. SO...I (Lisa), will do my best to recap the entire day.
We departed early in the morning from my parents house on a New Jersey Transit train and made our way to the Big Apple where we met up with the film crew for a very impromptu video shoot of our show at the Paramount in Huntington New York.
We stopped at Grand Central Station to meet up with our cameraman, Jordan Rennert, headed outside, got picked up by our manager Jonathan McHugh and drove through the crazy streets of NY zig zagging our way on to Huntington on Long Island for a performance that evening.
Ok..so I was under the impression that we were just going to video our performance that evening, that Jordan just happened to be in town and we only had him for a few hours but I was wrong. Jonathan and Jordan began talking about getting some b-roll footage for the music video (For those of you who don’t know what ‘B-roll’ is, it is supplemental footage inserted as a cutaway to help tell the story. B-roll includes the shots that are shown to introduce a segment and/or in between the live or taped interviews). When I heard the words ‘music video’ I started questioning them. They clarified my confusion with the fact that we might as well get as much footage as we can while Jordan was with us. Well, needless to say, we quickly decided that we were going to make a music video for our song Slow Down, which by the way has been getting consistently the most positive feedback with our audiences.
It was a long car ride so we decided to pass the time and entertain our driver and videographer with our own version of car Karaoke.
So when the decision was made to make a music video, I protested from the back seat of the car saying that I didn’t even have any makeup on and that I needed to freshen up before we started shooting. (I mean, really!!! I wasn’t even wearing the right bra). AND, on top of taking the next few hours to film outside in the rain with uncooperative hair, we needed to keep a close eye on the clock as I needed to make sure I had enough time before the performance that evening to completely redo my hair and make myself look spectacular for the portion of the video that we would film live on stage that evening.
We found a grey, rainy, but appealing beach to use as our background. Rich and I took to the sand singing our soon-to be-hit ‘Slow Down’ again and again to the mp3 of the song on our phone while Jordan and Jonathan shot and directed the scene. You’ll have to STAY TUNED for those behind the scene music video shots in another blog post as we are still waiting to see them.
Let me start by saying that Wayne Herrschaft is an amazing photographer. Along with making quite a name for himself photographing some of the most famous entertainers, he is also The Paramounts house photographer, known for his incredible photomontages like the one he created of us here. Find out more about Wayne
The Paramount in Huntington was quite different from all the other theaters we played. It was more like a huge rock club with a bar on each side of the interior of the theater. (We’re using this photo as reference...this isn’t us on stage but you get the idea)
The great thing about making a music video at this theater is that they allowed our camera man to come up on stage and shoot us at different angles all over the stage. I am sure that none of the other theaters would have allowed this. Jordan darted back and forth, getting shots from the side, behind us, it would have made anyone feel like a rock star.
After the show we met up with a few friends who I went to college with. There was an amazing bar down below the theater called The Founders Room and it was quite a trip. There were several rooms that each had their own crazy theme. Check out this video where we tour the bar.
Michelle_Bassist_Thomas and GKBand
Check Our Our New EP
Our vinyl has arrived! We pressed a limited number of vinyl records packed with some songs that have NEVER been recorded and are not on the new EP (plus, the EP has versions of songs that are NOT on the vinyl so you’ll want to make sure you purchase them both…see special package below). Supplies are limited.
SPECIAL FAN PACKAGE
You get the Vinyl Record, autographed by Rich & Lisa AND the new EP/CD for one low price of $30.00. All autographed vinyl records will be signed and numbered and will come with a special “Thank You” note from us! Visit our STORE to get yours! Supplies are limited.
Visit Our Store and Check Out Our New Band Merch!
We’ve been working around the clock to get our STORE page with all our NEW merchandise up on our website before we left for The Gipsy Kings tour and we are excited to say its now live!!! (Thanks to Aly, our amazing and creative website angel!) We are offering; Woman’s, Men’s and Unisex T-shirts, Tanks, Long sleeve tops, Hoodies, and Coffee Mugs! And soon there will be posters, stickers and buttons so keep checking back this week for the grand opening of our virtual store where we hope all your happy PARK88 needs will be met.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO
and SINGLE RELEASE
The new video and single for The Fearlessness is the title song. This rocking anthem about being fearless is a timeless song. The song is going out to radio stations across the United States right now and being added to more stations every day. The single will be available as a digital download on September 7th as well.
The video was shot by Bryce Johnson at the top of the Park City ski resort (10,000 feet above sea level!) and right where we got married 25 years ago so it is a very special spot. This is the first time we’ve worked with Bryce and we think you’ll agree that it’s an incredibly beautiful work of art! We’ll be promoting the video and single all over the place so please help us make it go viral by sharing and posting on any and all social media. We SO appreciate our fans help!
Ok..so everyone had a few too many drinks. I would like to say that we all stumbled home but we only had to stumble a few hundred feet to stumble onto the tour bus. Rich, me and the stage crew got onto our bus and we said goodbye to The Gipsy King who climbed into the bus behind us. My bed was comfortable and I was looking forward to a good night's sleep. The bus was set to leave at 2am and it was already 2:20am so we all got ready to depart to our bunks. Well, all but Richard. He was a bit buzzed so I filmed him as he was trying to get into my bunk with me.
SWEET DREAMS!! See you all when we get to Bethesda, MD.
Our Upcoming NE Winter Tour Schedule.
We will keep you posted on additional dates!