When Nathan Matthews ask us if he could film a song in the dark I might have looked at him like he had three eyes. He assured me it would work, and 30 seconds into filming a light quickly flashed showing his face in rhythm with his performance. It’s turned out to be one of the most creative and impressive things we’ve had the opportunity to video.
When we set up The Courtroom Sessions through Rock Hill band Gardeners we worked together and let them choose the four bands who we’d record. To Be Sure was one we hadn’t heard of, and one that was hard to describe. As it turns out, it might take videos like these to help show people what To Be Sure is all about.
Matthews is currently at work on two records due out at the end of spring/early summer that will be followed by a nearly month long summer tour. One of the records with be a solo effort, featuring marimba and voice along with some percussion pieces similar to the typewriter piece seen here. The second album will be a collection of five newly commissioned pieces of chamber music.
While each song Matthews performed was impressive, the performance piece made our jaws drop. Enjoy the videos and donated to the To Be Sure Gofundme to support the project and upcoming albums.
Filmed at The Courtroom in Rock Hill, SC
Sunday September 30, 2018
Produced by: SceneSC
Audio Engineer: John Nipe
Cameras: Kati Baldwin, Danielle Dickens, Leslie Leonard, David Stringer
Editing: David Stringer, Leslie Leonard