Earlier in the summer, we were invited by our friend Chuck Whiting to appear in a video. Chuck is a talented singer, songwriter and pianist, but like so many others in Nashville, he's found other work that helps him earn a living. He works as a publicist with us, and is also working with a singer from Arkansas named Amy Allen.
Amy is a relatively new country artist. It's probably more accurate to call her pop-country-Americana, since her style covers a wider spectrum of influences. Her song, - which is the title of her album, and also serves to symbolize the story of her interesting career - is called "Someday is Today."
Chuck and Amy were planning a video for the song, and thought of us to appear as her backup band in the video.
We did it! And here's the link to the video: http://youtu.be/wa1Ac-_UQC8
You'll hear a fine singer singing a fine song she wrote, and you'll see the WannaBeatles (in our civilian garb) playing the roles of her back up band.
We didn't actually play on the song; our job was make it look realistic.
David, Dennis (on bass) and Nathan all did a fine job.
I was the guitar player, so my challenge was trying to look like I knew what I was doing while matching every note that the other guy played. I can tell you that by the time the guitar solo comes along, there were about a hundred notes I missed - so I'm glad that during that section the videographer decided to shift over to scenes of Amy getting her make up applied.
But Amy is quite a singer, and we're glad to be associated with her.
We just heard that her song has reached #28 on the STS Main Country charts, and #20 on the Country Indie Chart. She also got a good reviews from Got Country Magazine.
Here's that review: Review at Got Country Magazine: http://www.gotcountryonline.com/2013/10/29/album-review-amy-allen-someday-is-today/
Congratulations Amy! and Chuck too!
We're proud to be associated with you!
-Bloggin' Bryan 30oct13