I blinked….and there I was….
I was happily lost in a lusty world of magic, creativity, The Hara and wild rock music. I’d been beckoned there, to the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, on Sunday February 9th by ‘The Gods’ at Cosmic Joke, (@cosmic.joke) Alex Taylor (@mancwthamviecam) & Shona Brown (@sb_inthe_hills).
My presence was requested to come ‘play‘ Burlesque, in the name of ‘Tokyo Hit,’ which is @theharaband ‘s brand new single. I mean, what an ice cold Prosecco dripped drrreeeeam.
The single is out of this world! It’s insane! They went STRAIGHT in at Number 1 in the Rock Charts and their album ‘We Are The Movement’ is at Number 2 in the overall album charts! It’s the song that changed their EVERYTHING!
The music video went live last night at 7pm and it is INSANE!!!! Not only did I get to WATCH IT…but I got to actually LIVE IT!
Listen up. If The Hara OR Cosmic Joke EVER beckon you….LET ALONE if BOTH OF THEM beckon you AT ONCE…YOU GO!
YOU GO IMMEDIATELY, because @cosmic.joke are the ‘creme de la– ooh la’ of film, video and magical creations. The Hara @theharaband are literally an outstanding, ‘cut above the rest,’ slicky slice. They are making their mark in rock music! They are changing the game and doing it a wink at a time!
If you get beckoned…it’s almost like winning a naughty ‘Golden Ticket,’ where you get to have fun on the dark side, for a moment.
You GET through Storm Ciara, through the floods, fog, rain, road closures and early mornings and you strut into their world, put on a corset, slide into pair of soft fishnets, tinker into a set of frilly satin shorts, slip on your heels and as The Queen of makeup @kategracemu does your face, hair and gusto…
You FIND your inner sexy…you get up on that stage… and you DANCE!
What a way to spend a Sunday! It was a wild day filled with lights, swirls, music, pretend drum banging, boys blowing down trumpets, waving flat caps (@will_dakin you were amazing….) cameras, screaming fans, playtime, fishnets action and the most divine freedom of madness! There was a storm going on outside…Yet in our world nothing else mattered but true creation and deliciousness.
The crew were outstanding. They knew what they wanted and got it. The Hara are obviously phenomenal. There wasn’t a moment that wasn’t filled with ‘good times’ and we got to be wild and free, as we all soared through the Grand Theatre, creating a music video, for you ALL to feel part of!
It makes you feel alive.
It was on a complete other level. It was a rush!
As soon as you walked into The Grand Theatre, you felt it. You felt the magic in the air. It oozed sexiness, hard work, dark fun and life. The place looked divine. It did however meandered a sense of calmness, which balanced out the excitement. We were all there to work…and we did.
I mean everyone was a professional at what they did…So there was literally no stress. It was all so easy. We were all quietly confident and relaxed! Plus everyone on set got along really well, trusted each other and listened to one another. We were all filled with humility. Everyone was down to earth and kind. So even though we all smashed it…At the end we couldn’t really even believe we did! Lol
Most of us on set were Northerners. There are times where us Northerners do great things, can’t believe it and then celebrate with 17 pints, once it sinks in. Lol.
The Queen of makeup Katie was starlight. I walked in like i’d been washed a shore, from a cold desert island somewhere ‘that way.’ I walked out of hair and makeup looking like the sassiest piece of Oriental, that your eyes could’ve ever seen! A ‘Rockstar’ couldn’t have designed me any better himself.
When I looked in the mirror, she had literally turned me into some kind of Goddess of ultimate edge and sassiness. I felt like a Queen! It was the most wonderful way to start the day. (Then she banged her head and dressed like ET.)
I was teamed up with Rachel, who’s absolutely beautiful & the most phenomenal dancer. She was so sweet and I loved her. There was a moment where we just looked at each other in amazement. We felt so lucky to pretty much be ‘the chosen ones.‘ We don’t have a bad day job. Lol
Alex is a GREAT Director. He’s one of my favourites. He’s phenomenal at what he does, but does, what he does…with such witty ease. He’s hilarious! He has this great sense of humour. A dry sense of humour & sees the whole big picture in his head always. He makes the magic happen and what he creates is always top notch, so you know you’re in good hands. I’ll say it again. He’s a GREAT Director. He has these wonderful moments of deep thought, where he sounds like a scientific genius of the creative arts…
‘Let’s just think about the psychics of it all…’
‘No. When the girls are ALL over you, the way you FEEL is…. (breathes in through his nose…and as he slowly releases, he says…) that it is…ACCEPTABLE…’
(Then we all smirk, like they were the words of God.)
Shona, The Producer is an absolute delight. She has a fun streak, an amazing temperament. She showed me a Burlesque move that I could maybe deliver for the shot… (which was filled with Sass and let me tell you…absolutely remarkable.) Yet at the same time she’s calm, focused and kind. She smiles a lot. She has this radiance to her. She’s definitely the glue. She makes everything run so smoothly. I love her!
The Hara boys.
What’s amazing guys!!! Josh, Jack & Zack!!! They deserve all the success in the absolute world. Yes, they’re SO talented musically and creatively. Yes, they’re ‘rock stars.’ But y’know, they’re the kindest guys you’ll meet. Theres a softness to them. They feel really lucky. They’re filled with passion. They’re all northern and thoughtful. I loved how humble they were. I mean, they’ve achieved an awful lots abscess I have so much respect for them for that! And yeah, they’re fun and zany in pvc pants, makeup and fishnets. But they’re so down to earth and easy to get on with. They really want to do well and they WORK SO HARD to do well.
It’s honestly mesmerising to watch them on stage..and any time to get to sit with Josh, between takes, whilst he’s talking you through how scabby his knee tattoo once was… you know life is bliss! I watched the video last night and his performance is absolutely out of this world!!! I’m an actress. I watch a lot of people ‘play’ every single day. He smashed it about! They all did. But I was exceptionally impressed.
They’re a team. They’re a family and it was an absolute wonderful honour to be welcomed in for the day, to help them film and celebrate their new single ‘Tokyo Hit’ which has basically become on overnight hit!
I mean…STRAIGHT IN at Number 1.
I couldn’t be more grateful for my time with every single person, that I worked with on that day. I love that my Wunna land path crossed with yours, in this life time.
So, as the story goes… ALL I’m gonna ask you to do…is to simply ENJOY the new music video, for their new single ‘Tokyo Hit.’
We all loved creating it for you and it genuinely always means the world to know that you loved it too.
Hit the link below….and enjoy…