This was a bit of an experiment prompted by my father, Davey who has worked with Elton for many years. He suggested I make a video for this particular song from the classic 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' album which, at the time of making, was celebrating it's 40th anniversary.
Made in 2013 and incorporating elements from the album's iconic artwork, I tried to create a household environment familiar to Elton and Bernie's generation. My mother's work as a film and TV set dresser definitely had a big influence on creating the right visual look here. The album itself was released 47 years ago this month!
Music: Elton John Words: Bernie Taupin © Dick James Music Ltd., Universal - Songs Of Polygram International Inc.
I recently made an animated video for The Reddcoats; a crème de la crème of musical sidemen who have worked with the likes of Elton John, David Lee Roth, P!nk, Toni Braxton and Edgar Winter to name a few. More about them below. The video took a couple of weeks to make and on this one I did the design, animation and audio editing. Check out the band's website at thereddcoats.com to find out more about them and their new album which is out now!
No matter how many times our paths crisscross, we eventually meet in the right place and at the right time. Boasting one of the most powerful collective pedigrees in rock ‘n’ roll, the members of The Reddcoats have individually logged thousands of shows alongside history’s biggest icons, millions of records sold, and dozens of awards between them. After circling each other for years, these five musicians assemble like a virtuoso answer to The Avengers on their 2020 self-titled independent EP. The group unites vocalist, bassist, and co-producer Matt Bissonette [Elton John, Joe Satriani, The David Lee Roth Band, Rick Springfield], his brother and drummer Gregg Bissonette [Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, The David Lee Roth Band, Robert Downey, JR., Don Henley, Santana], GRAMMY® Award-nominated Keyboardist Wally Minko [P!nk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Toni Braxton], and guitarist Andy Timmons [Danger Danger, Olivia Newton-John] joined by co-producer/percussionist Mike Medina [Edgar Winter, Victor Wooten]. Representing a confluence of influence and experience, they manage to surprise on each and every track.