Singer/songwriter Jay Clifford — a longtime local favorite, formerly of Charleston pop/rock band Jump (a.k.a. Jump, Little Children) — has been keeping mighty busy this spring. This Sunday (June 1), he and a group of musical colleagues will set up on the stage at the Village Tavern for a special music video shoot for “Know When to Walk Away,” the lead-off track on his new solo album. The video shoot is open to the public (there’s a $2 cover at the door).
[image-1]Directed by actor/writer/filmmaker/music fan Zach Braff (of TV’s Scrubs … he also wrote and directed 2004’s Garden State), the final clip for will be edited and arranged with footage from the Tavern as well as fan-generated footage.[image-2]
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those of you who have always dreamed of being a rock star or aspire to be the next Spielberg,” Braff says on the video production web page. “This is your chance to make your fantasy a reality! It couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is download the song, grab a camera, rock out, and then send it.
According to the venue, Clifford and his band will run through the song several times, then perform the Garden State soundtrack in its entirety for the crowd afterward.
Clifford is set to perform during the Piccolo Fringe series next week. He’ll play a three-night gig, from June 5-7, at the American Theater (446 King St., 843-722-3456). Tickets are available for $15 at www.ticketmaster.com.