Published Feb 01, 2008Extending his musical talents to film, Tony Dekker of Torontos Great Lake Swimmers has completed his first movie score for Greg Kohs documentary, Song Sung Blue. The film traces the love story and career path of Lighting & Thunder, a husband and wife Neil Diamond tribute act. In addition to writing the score, Dekker also covers the films namesake, 1972 Diamond hit "Song Sung Blue, which will play over the closing credits.
Premiering January 20 at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Song Sung Blue is ten-time Emmy Award-winner director Greg Kohs first full-length feature. To celebrate its release, Tony Dekker will give a free acoustic performance at Ciceros in Park City on January 23. One of the films stars, Claire Sardina (the Thunder to husband Mikes Lightning), will join Dekker on stage for her first live appearance in over a year.
The Great Lake Swimmers most recently released a free live EP in 2007 called Live From the Church of the Redeemer through Nettwerk Records.
You can stream two Dekker tracks from Song Sung Blue at the Paste Magazine website.
Great Lake Swimmers "Backstage With the Modern Dancers"