Hi, I’m Michele & I’m a Fan-Girl!
When Wajima suggested that I write a blog entry for her site, my initial response was something along the lines of, “REALLY?!?! ME??? I’m not a writer and would have no idea what to say!!”. Then it occured to me that she didn’t just ask me to write about ANYTHING…she asked me to write specifically about the creativity, talent and passion of a band that I’m not only a “Fan Girl” of but a band that I absolutely BELIEVE in…a band that fuels my OWN creativity and passion! When I thought of it in those terms, I realized I had plenty to share!
First of all, for those of you who didn’t get a chance to read the Music For the Soul entry that Wajima recently posted about Colourslide, go ahead and take a minute to check it out by clicking HERE…go on…click on it…I’ll wait right here for you….
Earlier in the year, a friend of mine auditioned for and joined Colourslide as their drummer. After meeting the rest of the band and hearing them perform, I have to tell you, I was immediately blown away by these guys! The band is made up of Alex Lawhon (lead vocal), Dean Newman (guitar), Quincy Mooring (drums) and Ted Comerford (bass). These guys are musical and lyrical genuises! I kid you not!! (Ok, so maybe…I said MAYBE…I’m a little biased since I clearly adore these guys. They could sing the ABC’s and I’d rock out to it!) When listening to their music, I often find myself feeling a bit exposed…as if they somehow crept into my very being and found just the perfect words to express my thoughts. Their music offers everything from tracks driven by addictive drum beats and guitars to softer, more acoustic styles that really showcase the fresh and angelic vocals of lead singer, Lawhon. I’ve been so fortunate to be able to see Colourslide perform numerous times in various types of venues and I can’t even begin to put into words how amazed I am at every single show. Whether they’re rocking on stage at The House of Blues in front of large crowd, or performing in front of a smaller crowd at a local bar, these guys give you everything they’ve got and the end result is mesmerizing!
Remember how I mentioned earlier that they fuel my OWN creativity and passion?? Well, that’s because although I’m not a pro by any means, I have a passion for photography…specifically band/concert photography!
I am absolutely in my element when I’m at a show and surrounded by the music and talent and creative energy that is in front of me. Colourslide has been kind enough to allow me to photograph them during several of their shows and I consider myself quite a lucky girl to have been given the opportunity to capture moments that showcase their raw emotions and fierce energy when they’re on stage! I often wish I had an extra set of hands so that I could photograph them AND record live video of their performances at the same time! Below is a little sample of BOTH!