April 2017

Rackett @ The Brighton Up Bar 15/04/17

Rackett really are a band on the way up and at the rate that they are going they will soon be at the top.  Their live performances are something to be seen and I don’t how they manage to generate so much energy on stage.   Their music is fantastic and they quickly garnish the attention of everyone in the venue.

I have been lucky enough to photograph them four times and each time that I have seen them the improvement is noticeable.

The Brighton Up Bar in Oxford Street Sydney was the location for the launch of new single “Ready or Not” and I was there to photograph the performance.

They were supported on the night by Julia Why? and Coffin.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett “Ready or Not” single launch 15.4.17 at the Brighton Up Bar.

Rackett

Coffin

Coffin

Coffin

Coffin

Julia Why?

Julia Why?

If you would like to have your gig photographed by Firefly Photos Australia or know anyone that could benefit from some great live music photos then simple complete the contact form below.  Rates are very reasonable and we are also available for portraits, promo photos and cd cover photography.  If you would prefer to contact phone the number is 0409 710 759 or email malcolm@fireflyphotos.com.au

 

Toxic Dolls @ Bankstown Custom Motorcycle Show 14/04/17

I headed down to the Bankstown Custom Motocycle Show on Good Friday, not to see the bikes on display (they were good though) but to see one of my favourite bands, the Toxic Dolls.  If  you want to hear some great music and songs that you know then head to one of their gigs, you won’t be disappointed.

Blister in the Sun shenanigans

Renae

Blister in the Sun shenanigans

Andrea rocking out

Lead singer, Nikki knows how to entertain the crowd

Lead singer Nikki

Nikki

Nikki

Nikki

Emma, guitarist and vocalist

Nikki

The Toxic Dolls

Nikki

Nikki

The Toxic Dolls

Nikki

Nikki

Nikki

Nikki

Nikki and Suzanne

Andrea and Nikki

Firefly Photos are available to shoot your gigs at very reasonable rates.  In addition to photographing live music we are also available for portraits, promo photos and CD covers.  If you would like to work with us then please complete the form below or contact Malcolm on  0409 710 759 or email malcolm@fireflyphotos.com.au:

Light Painting

Firefly Photos have been doing a bit of experimenting with light painting.  There may be an opportunity to combine it later with some portraits or band shoots.

Light painting involves long exposures in dark locations and capturing the light created by the photography using a variety of tools including pixel sticks,torches, LED lights and El Wire.

Lennox bridge, Glenbrook

Lennox bridge, Glenbrook

Lennox bridge, Glenbrook

Using the Pixel Stick to create Logos Using Light

Light painting with the Pixel Stick

Light painting with the Pixel Stick

Light painting with LED lights

Light Painting

Light painting with the Pixel Stick

Light painting with the Pixel Stick

Light Painting using a variety of tools

Hayley Jensen @ Leadbelly, Sydney 09/04/17

Hayley Jensen performed at the Leadbelly in Newtown last weekend to launch her album Past Tense and Present Peace and was supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham.  There was also a guest appearance by Jay Seeney of the Jay Seeney Band. It was a great night of music that was well supported by her fans.

Emily Markham supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past Tense and Present Peace Tour. Photographed at the Leadbelly, Sydney on the 9.4.17 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify

Emily Markham supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past Tense and Present Peace Tour. Photographed at the Leadbelly, Sydney on the 9.4.17 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify

Emily Markham supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past Tense and Present Peace Tour. Photographed at the Leadbelly, Sydney on the 9.4.17 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify

Emily Markham supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past Tense and Present Peace Tour. Photographed at the Leadbelly, Sydney on the 9.4.17 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Matt Cornell supporting Hayley Jensen on her Past tense and Present Peace Tour. Shot on the 9th April, 2017 by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

Hayley Jensen’s Past Tense & Present Peace Tour album launch at the Leadbelly, Sydney. Supported by Matt Cornell and Emily Markham. Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify 9.4.17

The Preatures @ the Manning Bar 02/03/17

I was lucky enough to catch a gig of the Preatures before they headed overseas to record some new music.  Initially I thought that I was going to be the only photographer in what was a very narrow pit but before too long it started to fill!  The Preatures put on an awesome performance and is up there with one of the best that I have seen in a long time.

They were supported by Ngaiire.

Shot by Malcolm Katon of Firefly Photos Australia for Amnplify.

Ngaiire supporting the Preatures at the Manning Bar.

Ngaiire supporting the Preatures at the Manning Bar.

Ngaiire supporting the Preatures at the Manning Bar.

Ngaiire supporting the Preatures at the Manning Bar.

Ngaiire supporting the Preatures at the Manning Bar.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

The Preatures performing at the Manning Bar 2nd March, 2017.

So Frenchy So Chic 2017

The So Frenchy So Chic Music Festival has quickly become a highlight of my music calendar.  I apply to photography the festival without knowing anything about the artists and each time I walk away thoroughly impressed with the music and the performances!

This year I was treated to music from Sophie Maurin, Bertrand Belin, The Limiñanas, Deluxe and Nouvelle Vague.  It doesn’t matter what language is sung, if it’s great music you will enjoy it and I certainly did enjoy it!

Bertrand Belin performing at So Frenchy So Chic Bicentennial Park Glebe 21.1.17. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Bertrand Belin performing at So Frenchy So Chic Bicentennial Park Glebe 21.1.17. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Bertrand Belin performing at So Frenchy So Chic Bicentennial Park Glebe 21.1.17. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Sophie Maurin performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 at Bicentennial park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Sophie Maurin performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 at Bicentennial park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Sophie Maurin performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 at Bicentennial park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Sophie Maurin performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 at Bicentennial park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

 

The Liminanas performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music.

The Liminanas performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music.

The Liminanas performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music.

The Liminanas performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music.

The Liminanas performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music.

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park, Glebe. Shot for Amnplify. Thanks to Cartell Music.

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Nouvelle Vague performing at So Frenchy So Chic 21.1.17 Bicentennial Park Sydney. Shot for Amnplify.
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

Deluxe performing at So Frenchy So Chic, Bicentennial Park Sydney 21.1.17
Thanks to Cartell Music

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