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Local Singer/Songwriter Driven For A Personal Touch

Thursday September 27th, 2012, 6:50pm


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Singer/songwriter and opening act Livi performs in Rino’s Kitchen backyard before the music video is shown on the screen
behind her

In an artform known for fiction, one Windsor singer/songwriter is being honest in her latest music video.

Last night at Rino’s Kitchen (131 Elliott St.,) Crissi Cochrane debuted the video for her song Drive All Night. Shot entirely in the Windsor-area and directed by Gavin Michael Booth, the clip features some honest touches plucked directly from the song and her life itself.

Inspired by Cochrane’s relationship with Michou band-member Mike Hargreaves, the tune focuses on time spent apart due to both artists’ tour schedules. In the video, Hargreaves “acts” as the female singer’s boyfriend and their apartment is featured as the couple’s home.

Places such as Milk Coffee Bar (68 University Ave. W) and Rino’s Kitchen, venues the two frequent, were also used as backdrops as well. All locations were added for a personal touch.

“I feel like when you watch most music videos, it’s actors piecing together a story, where as with this song, this video- this IS the story,” said Cochrane in a press release. “It’s real. It’s a story that Mike and I are living everyday. I think there is something truly special about that- it’s really personal.”

With an outdoor garden party theme, resembling a scene shot in Rino’s Kitchen’s backyard, the restaurant offered a 2-for-1 special on their sandwhiches. Jackie Robataille, Livi and Cochrane herself, accompanied by Hargreaves, provided additional entertainment with their live music.

Earlier this year, Cochrane released her debut EP, Pretty Alright. She tours throughout Ontario on a regular basis, is routinely featured on CBC Radio 3 and Drive All Night is her second single. For more information on the artist, those interested can visit her website. Future music videos shot locally by Mimetic Entertainment Inc. can also be found here.

Second opening act musician Jackie Robitaille performs for the crowd right before the music video is shown

Director Gavin Michael Booth arranged for a release party specialty cake — based on the 1977 Westfalia VW bus seen in the music video. The vanilla & chocolate cake was made by Sarah Rocheleau-Flore.

The inside and backyard of Rino’s Kitchen was packed with people to see the release of Crissi’s video and performances by Livi, Jackie Robitaille and Crissi Cochrane — along with an accompanying performance by Mike Hargreaves of the Windsor band Michou.

Crissi Cochrane plays her set with an accompanying performance by her boyfriend Mike Hargreaves (of the Windsor band Michou) after the Drive All Night video was shown — it played behind them silently and was projected in a loop afterwards.



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