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MP3 Steve Montgomery - Better Late Than Never... SkipRock!

Blues Rock and classic rock styles like the best of Stevie Ray Vaughn and ZZ Top.

8 MP3 Songs in this album (29:44) !
Related styles: ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: Classic Rock

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Steve Montgomery is a longtime Nelson BC resident and a well-known local area musician. In the 1980''s and early 1990''s, Steve rocked the local nightclub circuit with several bands, the two most notable being "Sticky Fingers" and "Three Chords And Dirty". After having limited commercial success with bands and touring, Steve got his B. Ed. at the University of Saskatchewan, took a multimedia production and design course, and started his own multimedia company.

On his debut CD entitled "Better Late Than Never... SkipRock!", Steve does all of the songwriting, instrumentation, vocals, engineering, mastering, and production (including the CD artwork) at SkipRock Multimedia in Nelson. Steve''s musical influences include Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, and Nelson guitar legend, Bobby Stewart. Steve has actively edited and produced a four videos onto CDROM to accompany the release of his CD called the "SkipRock Video 4-Pack": ''The Real Go Gettah'', ''Grounded'', ''Bin Thinkin'' Bow ChaBayBay'', and ''Let It Rain''. Please check them out at: https://www.tradebit.com.

Steve''s company website is located at: https://www.tradebit.com. Orders for Steve''s Music CD "Better Late Than Never... SkipRock!", the "SkipRock Video 4-Pack", or Steve''s audio production services can be made online at the website, or by contacting SkipRock MultiMedia directly by phone: (250) 352-2939. Email SkipRock directly at: skip@https://www.tradebit.com. Get The Rock!

Background Information

1. Were there any interesting challenges you faced when shooting this video?

i. Little white lies:
When I had completed my CD, I had absolutely no budget to do a video shoot, so I had to tell little white lies to all five of the best shooters in my home-town to get them all on board for the shoot. I told each of the cameramen, one-by-one, that the other four had already agreed to volunteer their time to be there for the shoot and that they were hoping the others would also come onboard. Well, I guess by the fourth one, it wasn''t really a lie any more... but, I did tell four little ones. Luckily, it worked.

ii. Four videos in four hours:
I was hoping all along to get four videos completed from the afternoon shoot, but I would have settled with one. I decided on doing just three takes of each of the four songs (Real Go Gettah, Grounded, BinThinkinBowCha, and Let It Rain), so we could save time and get more accomplished in four hours. I organized and booked the two venues, lights, sound, tracking/dolley, press, direction and planning for the four shoots. Then I called up my old bass player and drummer to see if they''d be into doing it, they agreed. I then asked two of my best friends to air-band instruments to round out the five-piece band. We had a couple pre-production meetings and viola, it all ran smoothly, without a hitch. Quality people!

iii. Two sets-located two blocks apart:
Between the second and third videos, we had to move all of the people (about twenty) and equipment, two blocks to the second set location. It was a mad-house... crazed people running drums, gear, and guitars down the alley and over a block to the next set. Once everything was set up, the last two songs went without a hitch.

iv. Three formats, edited completely in my basement:
I captured all of the video, which was shot in three different formats: a Mini DV 3-chip Sony, 3 Digital 8''s, and a SuperVHS. That was extremely time-consuming. I archived the captured footage to CD and edited all four videos using Adobe Premiere in my basement multimedia production studio. Once I had the videos completed, I went to Bill Heath (Lead cinematographer for Warren Miller) and he transferred my videos to beta sp. Bill said the videos were the best CD videos he had ever seen. The footage was compressed and archived to CD for these videos, because I lack sufficient storage space to hold it.

2. Are there any stories about the locations where you shot the video?
The second location (BinThinkin and Let It Rain) was a pub where the bass player, drummer and I played a house-gig for three years in the early nineties. That was the best band (Three Chords and Dirty) I''ve played in to date. Those two guys were a natural-blast to rock with!

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