Lights, camera, action… a day on set for the filming of a proposal scene.
I can’t give any details, but for fans of local drama shows, you’re in for a treat!
The latest session project was for a mini string orchestra.
After some special requests to hear the viola I took a quick video while recording. The feedback on this project was just fantastic, I am so enjoying being able to record for composers/songwriters all over the world!
‘Kristel recorded violin and viola parts for a musical theater song and I am not exaggerating when I say I had goosebumps when I first heard them! Her communication during the process was thorough and stress-free and her asking price was extremely fair… This talented young woman will not disappoint you and I could not be happier!’
See the video here:
Guess who made a guest appearance at yesterday’s music video shoot? Everything was perfect, the rain held back, the golden sunlight softly lighting the veld scene where we were about to shoot a music video for Christmas. Then just as we were ready to begin, the local grazers decided they would like to feature in the video and wandered into shot!
There is something magical about a Theatre. The red fold-up chairs, the glow of warm lights and the moments of prose or song that seem to hang in the air. Stepping out onto the stage at the Market Theatre for a private event this weekend felt like stepping into an ongoing production of plays, musicals, and concerts that tell our stories past, present and future.
Tears That Flow (Instrumental) is a violin led version of a vocal song I wrote and released by the same name with my band Cherry Pill. Listen out for soaring melodic choruses and pensive verse parts.The song was inspired by overcoming a period of physical and personal drought. Tears that Flow recalls the feeling of longing for the return of something you once had or a hunger for something new. The contemplative ‘Tears That Flow’ will gently take you to that place of yearning.
Take a listen here:
To hear the Vocal version visit:
As all things turning increasingly online, I have been trying my hand (or fingers as it were) at online session work.
Very happy to have had some contented clients in the past few weeks.The most recent project had this to say
‘Kristel did an amazing job on my track. She was easy to work with, and got the job done more than on time. The recording quality and performance were both excellent. I just got the first mix back from the mixing engineer who’s working on my album with me, and your violin part had me in tears this time. Thanks again!’
So glad to be included on the Melody Nest roster as a session musician. Looking for any string recordings for an upcoming project? Get in touch for blazing solo violin leads or warm, cosy string sections for your next song.
It’s the start of the rainy season here in Gauteng with some big downpours. It reminded me of a recent improvisation I did on ‘Singing in the Rain’ the carefree song from the 1952 film of the same name. Hope it brightens your day!