It's always fun to get an invitation to an intimate and super-secret engagement with an international pop star. It's even better when we're told to bring those cameras that we like to play with so much along. Such was the case Tuesday night, when our friends at Epic Records hosted an insanely exclusive get together with none other than Natasha Bedingfield at Rockwood Music Hall.
It's funny. Rockwood is starting to feel like our home away from home. We're comfy there, we kick our feet up on the coffee table, maybe rummage behind the bar to see what's hiding in the fridge. But when an artist of Natasha's ilk comes a calling, well...it's a bit strange, even nerve racking. No matter, we quelled the butterflies fluttering about the stomach, held the cameras steady, and captured an invigorating set of songs both new and old.
In town to celebrate the release of her third album Strip Me, Natasha spent the hours before Rockwood performing on all the TV shows you know. Of course, those performances have a tendency of coming off a bit sterile. So Natasha and her band put together something just a bit more honest...an intimate show for select friends and fans in celebration of release day. We'll be showing you the moving images we captured very, very soon. Until then gaze upon these beautiful photos taken by none other than our own audio engineer Dante Portella. - David Pitz