When Bank of Colorado was looking for a distinctly Colorado band, it didn't take long to make the connection with Trout Steak Revival's sound. Their tune "Brighter Everyday" needed a bit of editing after locating the proper instrumental- it was then cut to 30 seconds, and was later remastered for TV broadcast. B of C loved it so much they upped the usage to radio and internet, and later chose a second song in their follow-up campaign a year later.
With 348 breweries in the state as of this writing, second only to California, The Colorado Brewers Guild had no trouble creating a video series on breweries by region. In this Western Slope version, the Still Tide's instrumental that later became 'Give Me Time' makes a grand entrance and holds attention.
Colorado Tourism was thrilled to be connected to Shady Elders, who have made a name on Denver and national stages. Their dreamy, guitar-driven shoegaze was a beautiful fit for lush, slow motion landscape video. Lead singer Fox Rodemich brought the entire campaign to life at Rocky Mountain Recorders by retracking wordless, soaring vocals on the newly-cut instrumentals.
Most music syncs need some level of editing and revision, and others start from the ground up, like this work-for-hire that features Lark acappella- an actively working CU based group. DJ Chonz, an alumni of CU and star of the Denver club and radio scene provided the scratch elements. This collaboration demanded a pro attitude and precision that Lark held with ease- largely due to their demanding gig schedule.
Osprey is a proudly Colorado company who values their community, and understands their media appearance. In-house editors for their 2017 product line were seeking an acoustic vibe that served the visuals- in this case, behind a lengthy voice-over. Matt Nasi's 'Unsafe and Sound' has it's own life as a song his band plays, yet Matt knowing the speed of placing songs had a mastered instrumental waiting to go when this quick turn-around web ad was created.
Luke Thinnes records and performs as French Kettle Station, and has a body of work that proves his capabilities. For the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, the FKS track 'Disco Slave' gave a much needed energy to serve the voice over.
When the car sharing service Maven came to Denver to film for an upcoming campaign, it was easy to see how Joe Richmond, a fantastic producer, and drummer for Brent Cowles would be an asset. Playing a blues standard lead by the inimitable SuCh, local friends spent two days recording and performing- all while showcasing Boulder & Denver sites.
Anthony Ruptak's distinct vocals might make you forget that he's actually a great guitarist- and on the track 'Good Heart' is the case in point. The petfood company Zukes was enamored with the sound, and equally thrilled about supporting a local artist. The cachet of hiring someone local is always desirable, and community-facing companies need little convincing of the impact.