Some of the featured artists on our compilation album ‘While the World Waits’ have published film clips to accompany their tracks. Enjoy them here.
These are the clips currently available. More coming soon. More about the album plus links to each digital track here
Track 2. Atomic War – Josh Maynard (Cowra)
Atomic War is a glimpse of what It’s like to be the musician that is Josh Maynard.
“Atomic War is a concoction of different experiences and feelings. A mere window to my brain for people to peep through. This song was built from complete surrender as I try continue to navigate my purpose.”
Josh Maynard – guitar and vocals
Phil Burke – drums
Blake Toomey – bass
Kris Schubert – piano Follow
Track 6. Trouble We’re In – Genni Kane (Millthorpe)
An ARIA award winner, Genni’s second solo album Songs From the Kitchen Table was released in 2019.
“When producer Kris Schubert approached me to be a part of this AOW project, I immediately penned Trouble We’re In. This song is quite dark for me as I generally look for hope in even the most difficult of situations. 2020 just floored me.”
Genni Kane – vocals
Kris Schubert – piano
Amy Viola – viola
Track 8. Waiting Game – Adam Kerezsy (Lake Cargelligo) – live version
Adam writes instrumental music inspired by time spent on the river.
“Waiting Game is a haunting piece, played on slide guitar, that attempts to capture the feeling of not knowing what will happen next…..but without words.”
Adam Kerezy – weissenborn slide guitar
Track 9. I’d Hoped There’d Be More – The Safety of Life at Sea (O’Connell)
The usually bluesy roots/rock band slows down to a contemplative ballad.
“I’d Hoped There’d Be More came from thinking about people who have competed their training/studies, emerging into a chaotic world which hasn’t held up its side of the deal.”
Kris Schubert – vocals and piano
Tony Bibby – drums
Written by Kris Schubert
Drums recorded by Stephen Helman
The band writes about this film clip: “This song was real challenge on a few different levels. The recording came from a session at Kris’s Boatshed studio in O’Connell, he and Tony set up with just piano and drums and ran through the song a few times. We used the first take, it just seemed to have something special about it. Maybe it’s that special, “how does this song go again?” quality The album was commissioned by Arts Outwest with funding from the NSW Government’s Arts Restart. And to think we’d worried that songs about 2020 mightn’t be relevant anymore by 2021… Huge thanks to Arts Outwest and Create NSW for this project, and to BMEC Bathurst for letting us shoot the video in their theatre and letting Kris put his grubby hands on their incredible Steinway!”
Track 12. Virtual Folk Club – Nerida Cuddy (Canowindra)
Nerida found a new audience during isolation by performing online to a UK based folk club. Her new album Woven was released in 2021.
“While I deeply appreciate that the pandemic has brought great tragedy to many people in the world, and difficult times for many in the music industry in Australia; 2020 has actually been an exciting year of growth for me as a musician. I wrote Virtual Folk Club for my friends in the weekly Bristol-based zoom folk club that I was lucky enough to be invited to join in April 2020.”
Nerida Cuddy – vocals, guitar and piano
About the film clip Nerida writes: “This film is a time capsule of 2020 and a tribute to the online musicians that have been my creative backbone over the past 16 months, especially the zoom folk communities run by the indefatigable Terry Helyar! Thanks to all of them for the encouragement and fun! The song was recorded by Kris Schubert at The Boatshed Studio in O’Connell as part of a compilation album featuring 15 central west singer-songwriters responding to 2020. This excellent project, While the World Waits, was envisioned and put together by Arts Outwest with funding from the NSW Government’s Arts Restart program, and the album will be available from Arts Outwest and tourist info centres in this region. Enjoy! I had A LOT of fun putting this one together, and thanks to everyone who has appeared in it!”