It’s not a real photoshoot, a real start of a new relationship with your local radio station, a real kickoff to the new year, without a polite-yet-firm talking-to from security, now is it?

Illvis Freshly – photo by Kirsten James

Having picked up BotM promo shoots for the final two bands of 2016, Fallbrigade and Croatia, we were ready to kick into gear for January. That, of course, requires working ahead.

Illvis Freshly – photo by Kirsten James

We met with the members of Illvis Freshly on a chilly night in mid-December, and wandered our surroundings capturing fun imagery, as is the whole point of a band promo shoot.

Illvis Freshly – photo by Tyson Elder

There was much variety of locations, many decorated with pretty Christmas lights, as December is wont to do.

Illvis Freshly – photo by Kirsten James

And things went pretty much according to plan . . . until the tap on the shoulder from security, who let us know we needed to have cleared shooting on the property beforehand. Totally fair.

Illvis Freshly – photo by webmeister Bud

We didn’t think they’d mind if we took a parting shot at this display meant for . . . having photos taken.

Illvis Freshly – photo by webmeister Bud

You can find more photos from Rocktographers, get all learned up about Illvis Freshly, and download three songs from them free-for-nothin’ at The Zone @ 91-3‘s microsite for the first Band of the Month of 2017. Here we go!