Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the LA press day for the new Fox Searchlight film Once. While the film is being billed as an Irish musical, writer/director John Carney is adamant about not calling his film a musical. Carney and the film’s stars Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová gave a one hour Q and A and then wowed the appreciative press crowd with a live musical performance. Marketa was rocking my favorite Kurzweil keyboard. A good time was had by all.
Your fearless leader pocketed 10 extra CDs for you. So tomorrow check this space for the full review, video of the event and information on how you can get a copy of the CD. In the meantime click the links below and you can listen to the audio of the Press Conference and some of my favorite tracks from the CD.
It was funny watching the chemistry between the three, especially when it came time to play live it was as if you were watching the film again. It’s well worth taking a listen to the audio and then downloading EMTV tomorrow to check out the facial expressions.
ALBUM SAMPLE aka MICHELLE’S FAVORITE TRACKS