‘Ave Maria’ at the Rowland S. Howard Tribute at MEMO St Kilda, 1 Mar 2013. Performed by JP Shilo, Harry Howard, Mick Harvey & TJ Howden. Video by Mick Bell.
JP Shilo [is] the star of the show. Rowland was a musician who thought the beauty of electric guitars was that you could defeat their purpose. It’s probably a bit coarse to describe Shilo as Rowland’s protégé since he’s an in-demand guitarist and violinist in his own right, but he’s perfectly captured that mercurial method of playing. He sings as sinisterly as a man pasting up newspaper clippings on his bedroom wall, but he can make a guitar cry, stagger and die with much less effort.
– Jenny Valentish Time Out Melbourne Feb 28, 2013
From Mess + Noise
The one and only Mick Harvey will support Einstürzende Neubauten for the hallowed avant-industrial German group’s three-date February tour around ATP’s ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ weekend. Accompanying Harvey will be violinist/guitarist JP Shilo (Hungry Ghosts, Adalita) and double bassist Rosie Westbrook (Tim Rogers, Spencer P Jones. Harvey’s relationship with Einstürzende Neubauten frontman Blixa Bargeld includes both of their past membership in The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds.
Tues, Feb 19 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Feb 22 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sat, Feb 23 – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
VIDEO: J.P. Shilo, Rosie Westbrook, Mick Harvey
“I Can’t Say Fish Don’t Cry” (by J.P. Shilo) @ Brightspace (Aug 2012)
Lovely gig last saturday celebrating Brightspace Gallery’s 10 year anniversary. Interesting set. Consisted of solo performances by each and collaborative pieces. Rosie did some interesting playing on her guitar which i filmed.
@brightspace gallery, Melbourne 11.8.12
2nd movement to JP Shilo’s S L E E P can be heard here:
JP played the beautiful introduction music at his dear friends – Rowland S Howard – funeral.