Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter
I had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup on Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter for press shots on their latest release Love, Lust, and the Open Halls of the Soul (Barsuk Records 2007). The photographer was Autumn De Wilde from Los Angeles, and Jenny Jimenez assisted.
Jesse’s vocals and Phil Wanderscher’s guitar playing are synergistically perfect. They are so amazingly talented, and so down to earth. I am a huge fan! I ran into Jesse at Fred Meyer about a month ago, they had just returned from their European Tour. I made a jacket for bassist Bill Herzog before they left, and I think it got destroyed during a wild night after a show. Bill told me that a while back that they had the opportunity to play with Coco Rosie (my favorite, favorite, musicians from Brooklyn, NY) at a tiny venue in France with about ten people in the room. Those ten people must have been the luckiest on earth, I can’t imagine how cool it must have been.
I also had the chance to help with a music video of the song “Troubled Soul” ( Oh My Girl, Barsuk Records 2005), shot at the historic Capitol Theatre in Olympia. The makeup was clean and simple for all five band members, a team effort with stylist Jen Hensler.
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