The official video for Say I Do was filmed on location in Las Vegas in 2017. Director and longtime collaborator Robert Riendeau flew down and spent a little less than 24 hours in Sin City getting all the shots seen here. Special shout out goes to The Little Vegas Chapel for welcoming the small film crew to shoot at their landmark wedding chapel in the shadow of the Stratosphere. Owner Mike and Charles (better known as Elvis) were awesome and made it into the final cut!
The second official video from Songs of Serenity is for the title track, Serenity, which is also the name of the floating home where Scott lives with his girlfriend Brandy. Robert knew the video needed to center on this peaceful oasis from the bustle of the city, and shot everything there (except a few opening glimpses of the Vegas airport from the last video shoot). His imagery and the understated performance perfectly capture the reflective mood of this song about home in all its forms.
A few years back my buddies Kurt Comer and Jeff Gontovnick (check out their band Bad PR) and I came up with this song and video to promote the charity MOvement known as Movember. I managed to get Robert Riendeau (who filmed both smash hit videos for The Orchid Highway) onboard to direct. Because he’s a pro and his time ain’t cheap, at the end of the shoot I gave him the guitar I used in filming it, a classic Gibson SG as seen here.
Robert Riendeau directed these next two videos as well, when The Orchid Highway got on the Rainbow Quartz record label out of Brooklyn NY. The first single, Next World, was used to showcase to the world the vast amount of vintage gear this band operated with – all those guitars, keyboards, amplifiers etc were ours, and it took two days to set up that vast wall of gear. A fun shoot, but tiring with the long set-up and break-down.
Our next single was Sofa Surfer Girl, which ended up getting even more airplay around the US – especially in Hawaii where it landed in heavy rotation on Maui’s KEAO. Something they like about surfing there. Also a fun time filming this one with Robert, but a much simpler set up – this was all about the band members, sitting around being ourselves. Y’know, big rock stars giving a press conference.