band out there performing has several
things in common no matter what type of
music they play. Musicians need to rehearse,
they need to perform and they have an
inherent need to be in a band. And to
be in a band that gets the gigs they want,
even when they are just starting out,
they need promo… promotional materials.
Part of that package of materials is the
music demo, information about the band
and its musicians and photos. They are
all important. A bad photo for instance
can keep a band from even breaking into
the business even though they might be
a very good band on stage.
changes in the band occur like they have
with The KLOCKS new materials are in order.
To that end, The KLOCKS scheduled a photo
shoot last weekend in between two shows
in the Dallas Metroplex. A tall order
indeed! And given the fact that the band
members only got about four hours of sleep
from Friday night’s show at Gator’s,
anyone would be impressed with the feat.
shoot was scheduled for noon on Saturday and was held be courtesy
of CAPE BUFFALO. The photographer was
Mike Malloy. We have had the honor of
knowing Mike for a long time but this
is the first opportunity we have had to
employ his rare talent and skills with
the camera. He has shot the band live
several times and because that we were
very confident that we would get the perfection
we were looking for.
had the setup of a lifetime and was ready
to go the moment we walked in the door.
After getting dressed for the first type
of shot, we took to the stage and the
shots started clicking. We took over one
hundred and thirty shots at three locations
– Cape Buffalo, and two other locations
in Addison, Texas. Five different style
shots were taken. A tuxedo formal shot,
a business suit shot, and three different
regular stage clothes shots. When I got the proofs back on DVD and
opened them up, I personally was blown
away with the quality. Mike did a phenomenal
for the shots to
be debuted on this website in the coming
weeks. If anyone out there is looking
for a new photog, The KLOCKS have a recommendation
for you. His name is Michael Malloy.
is one on the shots after it's completion.