TourGigs, a technology company which provides an entire suite of services to produce, film, market and distribute high-quality concert films, is thrilled to announce that acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Danny Clinch has joined the company as Creative Director. TourGigs empowers Clinch by giving him the ability to participate in more films – which is what he wants to do – than he could on his own, while retaining his signature unobtrusive style. The first concert Clinch will direct is The Head and the Heart at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA, on September 5th, which TourGigs will stream live worldwide.
Danny Clinch is among the premier photographers of the modern era. His world-renowned music photography has been presented in numerous galleries and featured in major publications globally. Clinch is also a three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated director, earning acclaim for helming full-length documentaries, concert films, and music videos by such luminaries as Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Pearl Jam, Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, John Legend, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band and The Avett Brothers. Clinch’s book, Still Moving, which chronicles his illustrious career with more than 200 photographs of the most important musicians of all time, will be released on September 23, 2014.
“Danny is a legend!” says The Head and the Heart drummer Tyler Williams. “It’s a complete honor to have him on this show after meeting him at Bonnaroo. From his photography and film work for Bruce Springsteen to Pearl Jam, he’s always had an unbelievable eye. We cannot wait to perform for the audience at The Greek at Berkeley and the people watching Danny’s footage around the world.”
“TourGigs has spent the last three years refining live concert filming,” says Clinch. “I love working with film, but producing live concert films is very complicated and has traditionally been incredibly time consuming. TourGigs has now made it easier by streamlining the process. I now have the ability to be involved in many productions at a high quality level by contributing to the production and visual style.”
“We love Danny’s work and have shamelessly copied his style for years,” said TourGigs Head of Artist Relations and veteran tour manager Trey Allen. “Having Danny as our Creative Director validates our vision and provides a level of artistry on par with the artists we capture. We’ve refined what we call the “hi-fi, lo-fi” quality Danny is known for. TourGigs is now a tested machine.”
About The Head and the Heart
In 2010, Virginia native Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion) and California transplant Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion) formed the core songwriting partnership of The Head and the Heart in their adopted hometown of Seattle. The band was quickly rounded out with the addition of drummer Tyler Williams, keyboardist Kenny Hensley, vocalist/violinist Charity Rose Thielen and bassist Chris Zasche. Their 2011 self-titled debut album on Sub Pop remains one of the label’s best-selling debut releases. In a few short months, The Head and the Heart went from playing open mic nights to selling out San Francisco’s Fillmore, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, New York’s Terminal 5 and more, building a loyal fan base across the country and becoming known for providing raucous and energetic live shows. To date, their debut album has sold over 315,000 copies. Since it’s release of Let’s Be Still in the fall of 2013, the band has headlined sold-out tours with stops at Red Rocks, the Hollywood Bowl and appearances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and major appearances on late night TV. Let’s Be Still has sold more than 150,000 and is still climbing.
TourGigs is a technology company which provides an entire suite of services to produce, film, market and distribute high-quality concert films. By solely focusing on creating exceptional live streams, downloads, DVDs and Blu-Rays, the Austin based company has pioneered efficient techniques to film a single show, or an entire tour, with no out-of-pocket costs for the band.
Within the last year, TourGigs shot and live streamed ESPN’s Summer X Games musical performances, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack White for NPR, The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam and over fifteen Umphrey’s McGee shows.
Rather than using the traditional bulky video gear, TourGigs incorporates compact cinematic cameras to achieve an unobtrusive style with a small production footprint. TourGigs can set up within hours in any venue while not disrupting the band’s orchestrated production routine. The TourGigs philosophy is simple: capture the show in it’s natural state; don’t get between the artist and the fans.
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