So, this happened….
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we’ve posted this before, and will most likely post it again in the future. From the film; The Science of Sleep. Where we got our name from.
So sometime ago when we were back in Australia, we needed to make a promotional video for the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. Some of you may have seen the final product, it was a simple video and a simple task really; but as always; a simple task for our band can quickly turn into a long time consuming process for a number of reasons. Its usually because we’re trying to play a trick on our management (whom we love and adore) and “attempting” to be funny. (“attempting” being the operative word there). We decided (perhaps against our better judgment) that we would upload some of the failed attempts for your viewing pleasure/displeasure. Our management asked for a quick video announcing that we are on the tour and on the way to America. First, we made a compilation video and told them to choose which one that they like, and we’d cut it and submit it. Here is that video:
Management said it was horrible, and that they wanted a more “deep and serious” one. We then made this:
Management then said; enough with the jokes, and we agreed. We said that we’re not good at these sorts of things. But finally settled with:
On a relatively unrelated note; thought still rather related…we’ll be updating you all with a new video in the coming days and telling you what we’ve all been up to in preparation to seeing all your lovely faces on the Collide With The Sky tour, which we are so, so, so excited about.
My favorite guitarist.
For those of you who didnt know; before we came over to America this year; our bassist Joel was busy playing volleyball in the Australian mens team. Sometimes he gets confused/awesome on stage.
Hey, Trenton here :)
I’m going to be doing some vocal and songwriting workshops while we’re out on tour. I’ve been singing, writing and touring with Hands Like Houses for almost 4 years now, and have been singing for close to 10 years. Being in the band has been an awesome experience to be a part of, and I’ve been learning new things constantly every step of the way. A lot of those things, I wish I’d known a few years sooner because they’ve drastically affected the way I perform, write, and conduct myself in the band, all for the better.
I really enjoy working with young musicians, helping develop their skills and music to be the best they can be. Music’s an awesome thing that takes life of it’s own, but learning to control it, create it and shape it is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. It’s my hope that that experience can help nudge you in the right direction to develop your career.
While we’re on tour, I’ll be offering introductory vocal lessons, teaching some of the techniques I’ve learned along the way to beginners and singers who are looking to step up to a professional level. I do always recommend consistent, personal lessons with a qualified teacher, as the biggest improvements always take more time and training than a single lesson could give, but there are a few simple tips and exercises I’ve learned that in themselves helped unlock aspects of my voice and performance that I was able to develop and extend with time and experience to get me to where I am today.
Likewise, I will be offering songwriting workshops to help refine and develop your music, lyrics and even encourage you in the right direction to get your band ready for touring, recording or taking on the music business in general. If you have lyrics or mp3s, I’d love to sit down with you, listen through and offer constructive critiques and advice. And if not, I can show you through some of my own, explain some of the techniques and references and show how I’ve used them to best communicate the ideas behind the songs, as well as answer any questions you might have about the band, touring or life as a musician in general.
I’ll only be taking one hour’s worth of workshops for each tour date so if you’re interested, get in fast and I look forward to having the chance to work with you. Even if you miss out first time around, please feel free to ask me anything at shows or through twitter or email, and I’ll do my best to get back to you.
For a complete list of available dates, as well as keep up with everything we’re up to, check out facebook.com/handslikehouses
Looking forward to hearing from you, my name’s Trenton and I hope to be in your part of the world very, very soon!
$30 half hour vocal or songwriting workshop
$50 one hour session, half hour vocal workshop + half hour songwriting workshop/general advice/q&a
I’m going to be running this as first come, first served, so get in quick!
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