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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
What a great night of entertainment listening too and photographing Christie Lamb for the launch of her 2nd Album “Loaded”.
Shot for Amnplify
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I had heard a lot about Ricki-Lee over the years since she was a contestant on the Voice but had never seen her perform or really listened to her music. When I heard that she was going to perform at the Australia Day celebrations at Bella Vista Farm I took the opportunity to see first hand why her popularity had soared.
I must say that I was glad that I braved the heat of another hot Australia Day to photograph her performance as she is quite the entertainer. Great music, dancers and stage lighting really kept the crowd (and myself) entertained. Ricki-Lee really knows how to engage with the audience and entertain.
Here are a few of the photos that I took of the performance.
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Lara Parker-Kent with Michael Kelly on guitar performed at the Australia Day celebrations at Bella Vista Farm. I first heard Lara sing about 13 years ago at a fundraiser and was amazed at her voice even then. She has since gone on to perform on live television as a contestant on The Voice and is now making a name for herself as a wedding singer. Along with Michael Kelly they are a very talented duo and are available for corporate functions, parties and weddings.
If you would like ti find out more about Lara Parker-Kent and Michael Kelly, or would like to book them for a gig then you can do so on the website.
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As a photographer and lover of music I try to support local artists this is where our future super stars are going to come from in the future. We are blessed with so many talented young artists in Sydney. These photos were taken at the Fishers Ghost Gig at Campbelltown in November, 2016. I had already photographed a few of the artist before and was well aware of their talent.
Here are a few of my shots from the day.
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Ecca Vandal was a great artist to photograph. I enjoyed her music and her stage show – so full of energy and life! Photographed at the Factory Theatre for Amnplify.
Keep up to date with what is happening with Ecca Vandal by heading over to her website.
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Rackett are one of my favourite bands to photograph and listen too. They put on a dynamic gig that is full of energy which the crowd thrives on. As soon as I saw that they were supporting DZ Deathrays I started the process of gaining a media pass. Luckily Rackett came to the assistance and gained access for me. Here are a few of the shots taken on the night.
Keep up to date with news and gigs for Rackett by liking their Facebook Page Rackett
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I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived early at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville to shoot a gig for Amnplify as I had not previously heard of the DZ Deathrays. It was also a school night and I was surprised that there were so many teenagers waiting at the entrance.
DZ Deathrays hail from Melbourne and they hit the stage with a blast of laser lights and smoke. Whilst great for the audience who had waited all night to see them, it made things difficult for the photographers in the pit. One minute the stage was in complete darkness and then wham, the lasers shot out a bright stream of light again!
The crowd of fans were not disappointed as the DZ Deathrays put on an electrifying performance.
If you would like more information on DZ Deathrays then head over to their website
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I first heard Georgia White perform when she was around 15 years old and she was singing in a fund raiser concert at Campbelltown RSL. Since then I have followed her career including her time with the Apprentices group.
Georgia has an amazing voice and is a lovely young woman. I was only too happy to take some new promo photos for her early in October this year.
As luck would have it, Georgia was filming a promotional video in Chippendale at a great studio style location and we were able to shoot there for a few hours after the video shoot.
The images below are those selected by Georgia as her favourites.
On the day of the photo shoot Georgia recorded a promotional video which showcases her amazing talent. Check out the video on Youtube
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Friday night at Rooty Hill was great night of country rock opening with the Kaylens Rain duo of Glen Harrison and Kaylee Stewart followed by Mickey Pye and then Travis Collins. All three acts are great performers in their own right and already headline shows. It was a great combination of artist that showed the audience that the future of country music in Australia, Each time I hear any of the artists perform I walk out thinking how good they are!
Keep up to date with the artists by clicking on the following links to their Facebook pages and liking the pages.
Travis Collins website
Shot for Amplify
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Melbourne band Stonefield headlined a gig at the Imperial Hotel Erskineville last month and as I heard good things about them I decided to head along to photograph the gig. I’m glad that I did as they put on a great performance.
You can follow Stonefield on their Facebook Page Stonefield Facebook
Shot for Amnplify
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I was lucky to chance upon a gig of the Rackett during this year’s King Street Crawl. I was very impressed with what I saw and heard so I kept an eye out for another Rackett gig. I didn’t have long to wait until I spotted this gig at the Imperial being advertised
The Imperial Hotel offers a few different perspectives to photograph bands as there is a raised platform behind the stage and also on each side.
Shot for Amnplify.
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Father’s day this year was spent with my son Daniel wandering around listening to bands during the King Street Crawl at Newtown. It was my first experience of the King Street Crawl and I enjoyed hearing some new music. I ended up photographing a few bands at the various venues that we visited.
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To expand our photography and be able to shoot from a different perspective, Firefly Photos acquired a Phantom 4 drone. After a bit of practice and a steep learning curve we are beginning to produce some quality images.
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