Friday, September 25, 2015

News: Taiwan Association for Human Rights

Greetings friends!

Recently, I had the pleasure to take part in an event which has more meaning for me than you may imagine. On the 19th of September, I took part in a fundraiser for the Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR) here in Taipei City. My sister-in-law, Dana Wu has been working with NGOs here in Taiwan for several years doing everything from offering assistance to foreign spouses in troubled relationships to working to abolish the death penalty in Taiwan. So, it was with great pleasure that I, along with her friend Kuan-ting Lin, performed a few songs as part of the fundraiser.

Kuan-ting and I at a rehearsal before the event
Being a musician can be like walking a tightrope, balancing one's ego against being of value and service to the community and the world. This was an opportunity to do the latter and I'm grateful for it.

This post is my way of saying thank you. If it's an encouragement to any of you to do something and if the performance gave some encouragement to those attending, then that means a lot to me. In fact, it means the world!

Yours truly,
Brent D. Scheihagen

PS If any good video of the performance should become available, I hope to share it with you.

Performing "More Than I Can Say" (written by my brother Kyle)
Performing "義無反顧" (written by Kuan-ting)

The projections behind us were arranged by Dana Wu
There are many excellent organizations dedicated to defending human rights and helping those in need. Here are a few organizations that have made human rights their priority and worth looking into if you have an interesting in contributing your time or money.

Amnesty International:
United to End Genocide:
And, course...
TAHR (台灣人權促進會):

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Performance News & Video: Brent Scheihagen @ Cafe V, Saturday, 22 August 2015

Greetings all!

My next show will be coming up very soon. Here are the details:

WHEN 日期): 08 / 22 / 2015 (Sat) 7:30
WHERE (場地)Café Vergißmeinnicht

ADDRESS (地址): 中正區愛國東路92號  
Ai Guo E. Rd. 92, Taipei, Taiwan 10075
COST (票價):  FREE 

大家好! 有訂位需求的話,請打: 0233223036
For all reservations, please call the restaurant : 0233223036

Brent Scheihagen, a musician originally from Texas, returns with his original tunes and classic covers for the first set. (7:30-8:30ish)

Taking over in the second set, the band Notforsale (非賣品) perform compositions that combine the wild techniques of contemporary classical music with cool pop/rock songs. (9-10ish)


Here are two videos recorded by Rose at Cafe V last time:

"The Mighty I" 

"Start Again"

Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Video: "Symphony Incarnadine" - Live in Taidong

Tie Hua Village (鐵花村)
1 July 2014

(Kyle Scheihagen; arr. Electric Monk)

Electric Monk performed its last two shows in Taidong (台東) and Dulan (都蘭) respectively. The show in Taidong at Tie Hua Cun (鐵花村) was filmed on 3 different cameras thanks to 黃泓碩 (Huáng Hóng-shuò). This is the second video edited by my brother Dale. We're grateful to all of those involved for the assistance, as well as the opportunity to perform at Tie Hua Cun.

The band is:
Kyle Jeffcoat - violin
Ed Schaeffer - drums
Brent Scheihagen - bass & vocals
Kyle Scheihagen - guitar & vocals

This song is called "Symphony Incarnadine" and was written by Kyle Scheihagen.


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Friday, April 3, 2015

New Video: "Nothing To Prove" - Live in Taidong

Tie Hua Village (鐵花村)
1 July 2014

(Brent D. Scheihagen; arr. Electric Monk)

This is the first of four videos that were recorded back on July 1st of last year. Electric Monk performed its last two shows in Taidong (台東) and Dulan (都蘭) respectively. While we didn't get any video of the last show, we do have a complete sound recording. However, the show in Taidong at Tie Hua Village (鐵花村) was filmed on 3 different cameras thanks to 黃泓碩 (Huáng Hóng-shuò). I sent the film to my brother Dale, who works in video editing, in Texas; he edited three videos for us while a colleague, Michael Johnson, edited a fourth.  We're grateful to all of those involved for the assistance, as well as the opportunity to perform at Tie Hua Village.

The show itself was a mixed bag and we didn't perform our best throughout the show, but these four songs came out very well, so we're happy to share them.  The first is a song written by myself called "Nothing to Prove". Enjoy!


Friday, March 20, 2015

New Music: The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends"

(Lennon/McCartney; arr. Brent Scheihagen)

Originally performed by the Beatles

This month's song was recorded as a "Thank You" for my friends and family; it was my birthday recently and I felt very fortunate to receive so much kindness from so many. The timing was also appropriate as an exhibition about the Beatles was coming to a close here in Taipei. My wife and a few friends attended the exhibition in its last weekend and, afterward, were joined my more friends and family for a birthday lunch. The weather was gorgeous, bright and clear after many a frigid, wet and gloomy day during the passing winter.  I really feel very fortunate to have the life that I do and I know that much of it is due to having so many good people around me. Let this song be my wish that you are  also surrounded by friends and loved ones. So, this one's for you!