COVID In Concert: A Music Doco by Nayth Marshall

Words by Shannon-Lee Sloane {The Colourful Writer}

In March 2020, I was completely lost and heartbroken by the loss of live music in Brisbane. I didn’t know how to cope. So I did something that always makes me feel better. I sat down with my laptop and started to write. I wasn’t sure what I was going to write. But it just flowed out of me like a tap turned on full blast. I wrote an article called ‘High & Dry: Brisbane’s Booming Live Music Scene Comes To A Screeching Halt’. You can read it HERE.

Of course, things have changed since then, thank Grohl (Dave Grohl is God, right!?), but it’s still prevalent and relevant, as we still deal with the impact of Covid on our music world.

Today, I sat down to tackle my overflowing inbox full of amazing new music and press releases. But I got distracted when I decided to quickly scroll Facebook. The first thing I came across made me stop everything and watch/tune in. And I am so glad I did. 

I first met Nayth when he played drums in one of my favourite punk bands, Something Something Explosion. Nayth now plays bass in The Graceful Dead, whom I also adore. He also studies Film and Television at JMC Academy.  So Nayth, like myself, was hurting from the curse of Covid on the music world. From this, he used some of his creative talent and has created something pretty special, a short documentary – ‘Covid in Concert’ – featuring two talented musicians, both of whom I have the utmost love and respect for. Enter Grace Drummond (Something Something Explosion, The Graceful Dead) and Matt Cochran (WALKEN, Pandemic). 

A little intro from Nayth: 

“Hi! My name is Nayth Marshall and I used to play live shows. Like, a lot. For me it’s such an exhilarating release, a close connection to strangers and friends; putting yourself with a whole crowd of people, all reconciled in their deepest emotions. So when Covid hit, it was heartbreaking not having that release anymore. And I could only imagine how it affected other musicians, the people who put everything into their music for themselves and others. When I started Film School at JMC and was asked to talk about a topic for a documentary, nothing felt more right than this. Filmed in July 2020, I hope you guys enjoy my short documentary Covid in Concert.”

Nayth’s short doco gave me shivers and really touched my music loving heart. The way it has been put together, the musicians he chose to interview and the entire energy and inspiration behind it speaks volumes to me. I felt it needed to be shared as far and wide as possible. I hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Nayth for your creative music loving self that you’ve poured into this documentary. I look forward to seeing more! 

Filmed and Edited by Nayth Marshall
Featuring Matthew Cochran and Grace Drummond
Special thanks to The Zoo BNE, Danny McShane, WALKEN, Something Something Explosion, Pandamic, The Redundants and JMC Academy

Nayth Marshall

Check out Something Something Explosion HERE

Check out The Graceful Dead HERE


Check out Pandamic HERE

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