Rory Seldon, one of LA’s rising musical stars in R&B/Funk, celebrated the release of his music video “Come to Me First” with an enthusiastic audience. Fans, friends, and fellow musicians came together to celebrate the video release, including jazz/fusion bass legend Bunny Brunel and comedian Tymon Shipp, whose opening act got the audience laughing. Rory Seldon and the InnerSession band got the audience dancing for the rest of the night with favorites from his first two records, as well as a selection of songs from his third CD.
Retro-inspired M Bar, with its leather booths, red velvet curtains, chandeliers, hidden inside a Hollywood strip mall was the perfect setting for this performance from one of LA’s rising talents, whose prolific music talent will not keep him hidden for much longer. Rory Seldon and Inner Session have performed at Rock n’ Roll marathons and several music festivals, opened for Poncho Sanchez and Steve Copeland, and performed with Paul Hill and HB Barnum. The smooth, funky tunes, with their quality vocals and unique harmonies hearken back to Prince, with a touch of Stevie Wonder.
The video “Come to Me First” was directed by Scott Hayes, starring Michelle Reese, Tony Allen, Ronald Seldon, and Ken Wade. The video also features a performance by Rory Seldon with InnerSession with band members Michael Chaney, Cyndi Holman, Keith Chustz, Adrien DeLuna, and LeShawn Mack. “Come to Me First” was filmed at several locations in Southern California, including Newport Beach, East L.A., and Long Beach. Born from the Seldon’s CD CROSSING THE LINE, the video’s simple story line is a universally appealing theme about finding true love. “Come to Me first is filled with catchy melodies that resonate and stay on your mind.
It is the perfect example of how “less” can be “more;” and that great music doesn’t need the “bling” of flashy effects to elicit an emotional response. The great music and energy of the crowd left all of us asking for more and wondering, which of the great songs will be considered next for a music video!
To see the video, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpF76cAHLtY
Reviewed by Eveline Morel and photos by Devino Tricoche.