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Ex-Cassette @ Brighton Up Bar 14/04/16

Having heard that one of my favourite artists, Aimee Francis  was heading to Sydney for gig at the Brighton Up Bar I couldn’t miss the opportunity to head into Darlinghurst to catch up with her.

There were two other acts performing on the night and one of the was Ex-Cassette.  They were fantastic and I keep playing their latest single, Digital Heart on my Ipod, I only wish that they had more music that I could listen too.  Here are a few photos from the night.

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Jess Ossington of Ex-Cassette at the Brighton Up Bar

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Jess Ossington of Ex-Cassette at the Brighton Up Bar

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Jess Ossington of Ex-Cassette at the Brighton Up Bar

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Jess Ossington of Ex-Cassette at the Brighton Up Bar

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Jess Ossington of Ex-Cassette at the Brighton Up Bar

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John Romeo of Ex-Cassette

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Rob Di Marzo of Ex-Cassette

Acolyte @ the Bald Faced Stag 29/01/16

I was asked by a fellow photographer and friend to photograph this Melbourne based band on their visit to Sydney.  I’m glad that I did as it was great music and I enjoyed the night. The Acolyte are a progressive rock/alternative band and the members are Morgan-Leigh Brown – Vocals, Frank Perna – Guitar, Bcg vocals Jason Grondman – Bass, Bcg vocals Chris Cameron – Drums, Percussion.

You can follow them on their Facebook page Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Jason Grondman

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

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Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Jason Grondman

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Jason Grondman

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Frank Perna

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Chris Cameron

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

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Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Frank Perna

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown

James Morrison + Olivia Chindamo + Liam Budge @ Taronga Zoo 20.2.16

I was fortunate to be granted photo access for James Morrison’s Twilight concert at Taronga Zoo.  If you haven’t been to one of these concerts you are missing out on a great night of music and one of the best views in the world – the view of Sydney Harbour!

One thing that I like about photographing live music is the opportunity to hear support acts/performers that I would not normally have the opportunity to hear and they are usually great performers in their own right. This night was no exception as James Morrison was supported by two very talented singers in Olivia Chindamo and Liam Budge.

James Morrison performing at Taronga Zoo for the 2016 Twlight series of concerts.  Shot for Amnplify. Joined by vocalists Liam Budge & Olivia Chindamo.

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James Morrison performing at Taronga Zoo for the 2016 Twlight series of concerts.  Shot for Amnplify. Joined by vocalists Liam Budge & Olivia Chindamo.

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James Morrison performing at Taronga Zoo for the 2016 Twlight series of concerts.  Shot for Amnplify. Joined by vocalists Liam Budge & Olivia Chindamo.

James Morrison’s Big Band at Taronga Zoo

James Morrison performing at Taronga Zoo for the 2016 Twlight series of concerts.  Shot for Amnplify. Joined by vocalists Liam Budge & Olivia Chindamo.

James Morrison at Taronga Zoo

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James Morrison @ Taronga Zoo

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James Morrison’s Big Band performing at Taronga Zoo

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James Morrison’s Big Band performing at Taronga Zoo

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James Morrison’s Big Band performing at Taronga Zoo

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James Morrison’s Big Band performing at Taronga Zoo

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Olivia Chindamo and Liam Budge

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Olivia Chindamo @ Taronga Zoo

 

Shot for Amnplify

Website Links

Olivia’s website – Olivia Chindamo

Liam Budge’s website is here – Liam Budge

James Morrison’s website is – James Morrison

SEIMS + Acolytes + The Soulenikoes + Surrender the Sun + Angels or Demons @ the Bald Faced Stag 29/01/16

I was asked by a fellow photographer from Melbourne if I would like to photograph Acolyte, a progressive rock band that she knew from her home town while they were visiting Sydney on a quick tour.  I was glad that I agreed to do the shoot for Amnplify as there were 5 bands on the bill and some great music.  The gig was at the Bald Faced Stag in Sydney.  Here are a few of the photos that I took:

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Chris Cameron on drums for Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Jason Grondman on bass for Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Frank Perna on guitar for Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocals for Acolyte

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

Melbourne based band Acolyte performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Angels or Demons A.O.D., The Soulenikoes, Surrender the Sun and SEIMS.

Morgan-Leigh Brown lead vocalist of Acolyte

SEIMS performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, Surrender the Sun,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Sam Sheumack of SEIMS

SEIMS performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, Surrender the Sun,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Chris Allison of SEIMS

SEIMS performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, Surrender the Sun,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Paul Meo of SEIMS

SEIMS performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, Surrender the Sun,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simeon Bartholomew of SEIMS

SEIMS performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, Surrender the Sun,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simeon Bartholomew of SEIMS

SEIMS performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, Surrender the Sun,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Sam Sheumack of SEIMS

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simon Carmona of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simon Carmona of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Dougie Douglas of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simon Carmona of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Dougie Douglas of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Gregory Costa of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Gregory Costa of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simon Carmona of the Soulenikoes

The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Simon Carmona of the Soulenikoes.

Surrender the Sun performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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Gess Flynn of Surrender the Sun

Surrender the Sun performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

Surrender the Sun performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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Gess Flynn of Surrender the Sun

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Surrender the Sun performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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Surrender the Sun performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,The Soulenikoes, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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The Soulenikoes performing at the Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt 29.1.16 along with Acolyte, SEIMS,Surrender the Sun, Angels or Demons A.O.D.

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So Frenchy So Chic – Sydney 2016

A great afternoon and evening of French Music and cuisine.  Well worth attending when they return in 2017.

The music was very entertaining and the artists were Hindi Zahra, Brigitte (Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada), Lou Doillon and Soviet Suprem (Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman).  I don’t speak french and even though some of the majority of the songs were sung in french I still enjoyed them, good music is good music in any language.

Thanks to Cartell Music and Amnplify for allowing me to shoot the event.

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

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The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

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Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

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Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

They key man (percussionist)  for Franco-Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra.

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte and their band members.

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop.

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

The Soviet Suprem duo performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2015. Venue - St Johns College Camperdown, Sydney. Duo members are Erwan Seguillon and Toma Feterman.

Soviet Suprem

Lou Doillon performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Lou Doillon

Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Hindi Zahra

Brigitte, the darlings of French Folk-Pop performing at So Frenchy So Chic 16th January, 2016. Duo comprised of Sylvie Hoarau and Aurelie Saada. Venue - St John's College Camperdown, Sydney.

Brigitte

 

 

Aimee Francis + Stellar Addiction + Youthfire + Shirley Crescent + James Van Cooper @ Lazybones Lounge 07/01/16

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde” at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

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Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

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Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

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Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

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Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

Aimee Francis single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 supported by James Van Cooper, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Aimee Francis single launch “Bonnie & Clyde”

 

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction.

Shirley Crescent supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 along with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Youthfire.

Stellar Addiction supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis at her single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 only with James Van Cooper, Shirley Crescent and Stellar Addiction.

Youthfire supporting Aimee Francis

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 also supported by, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction. Guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 also supported by, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction. Guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 also supported by, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction. Guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 also supported by, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction. Guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

Guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis's single launch "Bonnie & Clyde" at the Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville 7.1.16 also supported by, The Scram, Youthfire and Stellar Addiction. Guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

James Van Cooper opening for Aimee Francis with guest appearance by Azaria Byrne of The Art.

Holly Who @ Frankie’s Pizza 4.10.15

It really was a case of Holly Who? for me when I heard that they were performing on the bill at Frankie’s Pizza last Sunday night but not any more.  Holly Who are a Newcastle band with a very entertaining show and an infectious style of music.  I don’t think that there is anything that they couldn’t perform!  As a photographer I love to shoot a band that enjoys performing so much that it is evident to everyone watching them as it is infectious.  I will definitely be keeping an eye out for future gigs to attend.

The lighting was a challenge so the only option was to process the photos as black & white but I think that it works.

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Battle of the Bands – Rock

After photographing all the heats for Macarthur Music on a Mission‘s Battle of the Bands and seeing how much talent there is the Macarthur area I was looking forward to the final.

The final was held at Campbelltown RSL last Friday night and was split into two divisions, three metal bands and three rock bands with winners chosen from each category.

The 3 rock bands that made it through to the final were The Dirty Reeds, Handheld Human and Trash Jacket.  All three bands put on a great performance and the judges had a difficult decision to make.  The winners on the night were The Dirty Reeds.

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Winner of the Rock Division of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands. Finals performance at Campbelltown RSL.

The Dirty Reeds

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Trash Jacket performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL

Trash Jacket

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Hand Held Human performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a Mission's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Handheld Human

Not only did the Battle of the Bands highlight the talented musicians in the Macarthur area it also raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Battle of the Bands – Metal

After photographing all the heats for Macarthur Music on a Mission‘s Battle of the Bands and seeing how much talent there is the Macarthur area I was looking forward to the final.

The final was held at Campbelltown RSL last Friday night and was split into two divisions, three metal bands and three rock bands with winners chosen from each category.

The 3 metal bands that made it through to the final were Kaos Within, Insanity Proof and Liberty Guns.  All three bands put on a great performance and the judges had a difficult decision to make.  The winners on the night were Kaos Within.

Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

Kaos Within

Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

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Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

Kaos Within

Kaos Within winner of the Metal Division of Macarthur Music on a MIsison's Battle of the Bands held at Campbelltown RSL>

Kaos Within

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Liberty Guns performing in the finals of Macarthur Music on a MIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Liberty Guns

Insanity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Insantity Proof performing during the finals of Macarthur Music on a mIssion's Battle of the Bands at Campbelltown RSL.

Insanity Proof

Not only did the Battle of the Bands highlight the talented musicians in the Macarthur area it also raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds & Christie Lamb – Girls of Country @ Juniors 19.6.15

I was lucky enough to catch one of the Girls of Country shows last Friday night at Souths Juniors. The Girls of Country are Golden Guitar winner Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds and Christie Lamb.     It was a packed house and having been there I know why as it was non-stop evening of great music that got the crowd on their feet!

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Amber Lawrence

Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence & Christie Lamb

Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence & Christie Lamb

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Aleyce Simmonds

Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence & Christie Lamb

Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence & Christie Lamb

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Christie Lamb

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Amber Lawrence and The St Therese’s Mascot School Choir

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Christie Lamb

 

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Christie Lamb

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Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds & Christie Lamb

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Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence & Christie Lamb

Christie Lamb

Christie Lamb

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Christie Lamb

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Aleyce Simmonds, Amber Lawrence & Christie Lamb

 

There are more Girls of Country shows to come so check out their websites:

Amber Lawrence’s Website

Aleyce Simmonds’s Website

Christie Lamb’s Website

 

Reece Mastin + Seaforth @ Waves Towradgi 13.6.15

I headed down to Wollongong last weekend to photograph Reece Mastin’s gig at Waves.

Here are a few of my photos from the night.

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Reece Mastin

The Art @ Waves 5.6.15

The Art supported the Baby Animals and The Superjesus on the She Who Rocks Tour.  Great performance by them and here are a few photos from the night.

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Azaria Byrne

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Kara Jayne

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Azaria Byrne

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Azaria Byrne

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Jordon McDonald

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Natalie Connolly

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Kara Jayne

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Azaria Byrne

Baby Animals @ Waves 5.6.15

The She Who Rocks Tour came to Waves Nightclub at Wollongong last Friday night and the crowd were treated a great night of rock music.  Headed by Baby Animals and The Superjesus and supported by Bonney Read and The Art on the night.

Below are a few images that I shot of Suze Dimarchi and Baby Animals.

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals of the Baby Animals

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals

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Suze DeMarchi of the Baby Animals

 

The Superjesus @ Waves Nightclub 5.6.15

Surprisingly this was my experience of seeing The Superjesus live and I have to admit that I was impressed.  Sarah McLeod owned the stage and had the audience in the palms of her hands!  What a great performer she is!

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Sarah McLeod

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Stuart Rudd & Sarah McLeod

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The Ultimate Rocker – Sarah McLeod

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Sarah McLeod

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Bonney Read @ Waves Nightclub 5.6.15

Bonney Read were on of the support acts for The Superjesus and the Baby Animals on their She Who Rocks Tour.  They were great band, exciting to watch, listen to and photograph.  Keep an eye on for their future gigs.

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Astrid Holz

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Kat Ayala, Jess Cooper and Jeremy Goldfinch

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Jeremy Goldfinch

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Kat Ayala

Check them out at Bonney Read Website and Bonney Read on Facebook

Jetty Road + Luke Dickens 29.5.15 @ The Vanguard

I had the pleasure of attending the Sydney album launch for Jetty Road’s new album, Hearts on Fire last week.  They were supported by another great country artist, Luke Dickens.

The lighting conditions made it difficult to photograph but here a few of my photos taken on the night.

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Jetty Road at the Vanguard

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Jetty Road at the Vanguard

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Jetty Road at the Vanguard

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Jetty Road with Luke Dickens

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Jetty Road with Luke Dickens

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Jetty Road with Luke Dickens

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Luke Dickens

Zac Brown Band @ the Hordern Pavilion 1.4.15

Seeing the Zac Brown Band on stage for the first time was quite an experience for me.  With 8 band members it was hard to know where to look and who to photograph.  The Zac Brown Band are comprised of Zac Brown (lead vocals & guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Clay Cook (numerous instruments), Coy Bowles (guitar & organ), Daniel De Los Reyes (percussion), Jimmy De Martini (violin & vocals), John Driscoll Hopkins (numerous instruments) & Matt Mangano (bass).

Zac Brown

Zac Brown

There is no doubting the musical talent of the band and their popularity with the fans.  Last night’s performance was after a sold out concert in Melbourne and this one, if it wasn’t a sell out  would have been very close to being sold out.  I know of fans that headed in to line up early in the morning so they could be first in and close to the stage.

Zac Brown

Zac Brown

With 4 studio albums released over the past seven years The Foundation (2008), You Get What You Give (2010), Uncaged (2010) and Jeykll + Hyde (to be released this month) and the Grohl Sessions EP (2013) there were plenty of choices of great songs to include in the set list.  Surprisingly last night’s set list included a number of covers which a country band would not usually perform including an awesome performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Metallica’s “Enter the Sandman”.

The Zac Brown Band were fantastic on the night and whilst they didn’t perform some of my favourite songs they performed most of their hits including “Sweet Annie”, “Toes”, “Colder Weather”, “Chicken Fried”, “Goodbye in her Eyes”, “Free” and “As She’s Walking Away” (minus Alan Jackson who was guest vocalist on the You Get What You Give album version).   Other songs performed at the Hordern Pavilion that night included Charlie Daniel’s Band’s “Devil Went Down to Georgia”, “Whiskey Gone”, “Day for the Dead”, “Heavy is the Head”, “Keep Me In Mind” and “Knee Deep”.

Zac Brown Band performing The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Zac Brown Band performing The Devil Went Down to Georgia

There was a brief moment when during a long instrumental as part of the introduction of the band members that I felt they lost the audience as I could see and here a lot of them talking. It didn’t take long for them to reconnect to the audience though.

I can’t put my finger on what exactly makes the Zac Brown Band so appealing.  They have great harmony, their lyrics are meaningful, the music is amazing and the number of different instruments that they play throughout the night adds to their appeal.  All the band members seem passionate abut their music and it shows on stage by how much they seem to be enjoying performing.

Jimmy De Martini

Jimmy De Martini

It was my first time shooting at the Hordern Pavilion and as a venue I thought that it was great.  It didn’t seem to matter where anyone was sitting or standing they weren’t far from the stage.  It was a great atmosphere and the lighting and sound were awesome.  In fact it was the first time that I recall being there since The Police performed there in 1980!

John Driscoll Hopkins

John Driscoll Hopkins

Zac Brown

Zac Brown

Anyone heading to the Byron Bay Blues Festival will be in for a treat as the Zac Brown Band are performing there on the 3rd April, 2015.

Originally published in the Get Shot Magazine 2.4.15

CMC Rocks – Ipswich 2015

CMC Rocks the Hunter relocated to Ipswich Queensland this year and I decided to drive up to shoot it.  There was a stellar line up of artists both local and international which helped to draw a great crowd to the new venue.

The venue was Willowbank Racetrack located near Ipswich and there was plenty of shade available for the fans.

Willowbank Race Track

Willowbank Raceway Track

Personally I would have preferred for the festival to have stayed in the Hunter Valley however for commercial reasons it probably made sense to relocate to a different venue.  Each venue has their advantages and disadvantages but the main thing is the quality of the artists performing because that is what a music festival is all about.  With 36 different artists everyone there would have found it easy to enjoy the music.

Each of the three nights had international acts headlining with Lady Antebellum on the Friday night who unfortunately would not allow any media access at all on the night, Chris Young on the Saturday night and Big & Rich to close the festival on the Sunday.

Big Kenny of Big & Rich

Big Kenny of Big & Rich

 

John Rich of Big & Rich

John Rich of Big & Rich

 

Chris Young

Chris Young

It was great see two of my favourite bands, The Viper Creek Band and The Wolfe Brothers performing over the weekend before such huge crowds, particularly the boys from the Viper Creek Band as they performed just Big & Rich.

Damien Baguley of The Viper Creek Band

Damien Baguley of The Viper Creek Band

Kacey Musgrave’s stage resembled the video clip of her latest song “Follow Your Arrow”

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

If anyone wanted a work-out over the weekend then all they needed to do was watch Laura Bell Bundy perform.  That was enough for everyone to work up a sweat!  I’m not sure where she gets all her energy from but Laura Bell Bundy had plenty of any really entertained the crowd with he dancing and singing.  In fact at once stage she had over 20 people from the audience on stage dancing with her!

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Laura Bell Bundy

One of the highlights of the weekend for me was Jeffrey Steele who not only being a talented artist he is also a prolific write of hit songs that have been performed by a long list of artists.  I was amazed at how many hit songs he had penned!

Prolific Hit Song Writer Jeffrey Steele

Prolific Hit Song Writer Jeffrey Steele

 

Wylie and the Wild West  performed on the Friday afternoon and I was pleased that I was able to make it to their set.  They performed a great style of music that would be hard not to like.  On top of that Wylie was obviously enjoying himself on stage which rubs off on those watching the show.

Wylie and the Wild West

Wylie and the Wild West

If the crowd is anything to go by then the festival was a success.

Waiting for Big & Rich

The crowd for Big & Rich

Cheers

Cheers

 

More to come

Mahalia Barnes & Joe Bonamassa

Ooh Yea! — The Betty Davis Songbook is the new album collaboration between Mahalia Barnes, her band The Soul Mates and blues guitarist legend Joe Bonamassa.  The crowd at the Factory Theatre were recently treated to a performance of the 12 track album which highlighted the vocal talents of Mahalia and the sophisticated guitar playing skills of Joe Bonamassa.

Mahalia Barnes

The collaboration between Mahalia Barnes and Joe Bonamassa worked a treat as they powered through songs made famous by Betty Davis during the 70′s including “Steppin’ In Her I. Miller Shoes”,If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up”, “He Was A Big Freak”, “Game Is My Middle Name”, “Ooh Yea!” and “Walking Up The Road”.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa was no stranger to the crowd and they were mesmerised by his playing ability and how he could make his guitar talk.  It was my first time hearing Bonamassa and I left the Factory Theatre knowing why he has so many fans including the guy standing next to me who drove all the way from Canberra and back that night just to hear him perform.  I am sure that a good proportion of the crowd, and it was packed, were there to hear this legend.

Jade McCrae

The back up singers on the night were talented in their own rights and included Juanita Tippins, Jade McCrae and Darren Percival.

Jimmy & Mahalia Barnes

Mahalia Barnes has certainly inherited her fair share of talent from her father, legendary Australia rocker Jimmy Barnes who joined her on stage to sing Walking Up the Road.

Darren Percival

Darren Percival,  The Voice runner up in 2012 again showed why he is was so popular on the show and would have been a worthy winner.  His vocal skills are matched by his passion for performing and putting so much emotion into every song.

Mahalia Barnes & Joe Bonamassa

Mahalia Barnes can belt out a song just as good as her father and sings with a passion that can’t be denied.  It is easy to understand why she is so often described as a powerhouse singer.

Lachy Doley

The Lachy Doley Group not only supported Mahalia on the night but were also part of her band for her set and played on the album too.

If you would like to sample a song before you buy the the album then click on the link to download a free copy of Steppin’ In Her I. Miller Shoes

Details of future gigs will be posted on Mahalia Barnes’ website

 

Originally Published in the Get Shot Magazine 23.2.15

 

 

Diana Rouvas and C Major – The Basement 20.12.14

This was a gig that I had been very keen to attend and I wasn’t disappointed by what I heard on the night. Based on the reaction of the crowd no one else at The Basement that night was disappointed either.
For those that don’t know, both Diana Rouvas and Carlos ‘C Major’ Velazquez were contestants on the voice with Diana Rouvas reaching the top 8 in 2012 and C Major competing up to the top 16 in 2014 under the tutelage of fellow Latin performer Ricky Martin.

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Eric Aranda, Diana Rouvas & C Major 2 The Basement

Diana Rouvas and C Major have teamed up to perform the Summer Acoustic Sessions with shows in Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
C Major opened the night with his blend of R & B/Latin and R & B/Soul. His music has an infectious style which complements his outgoing personality that shines through his music. His set included a mixture of original songs including “I Am Major”, “Is This What you Call Love”, “After Party” and “Brand New” from his debut album I Am Major and also a new song “You Are”.

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C Major @ The Basement

The set also included a few legendary songs which C Major covered flawlessly including John Legend’s “Ordinary People” and “Used to Love You”, Stevie Wonder’s tribute to Bob Marley, “Master Blaster” and “Knocks Me Off My Feet” along with David Paich’s “Georgy Porgy”, Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” and the final song of the set, Black Street’s “No Diggitty”.
With this set list C Major was able to demonstrate why he so respected for his voice and keyboard wizardry. As a performer C Major is quite a professional and interacted easily with the crowd.

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C Major

Diana Rouvas performed the second set of the night and every time I hear her voice I am amazed at how powerful it is. With a very impressive range that I doubt many singers can cover she wowed the audience right from the opening song “My Morning” and mesmerised them for the balance of her set with her vocal talent. Diana was assisted on stage by the very talented Eric Aranda on guitar who also shone during a few guitar solos.

Diana Rouvas

Diana Rouvas

Diana Rouvas’s songs included her originals “Never Said Hello” which was recorded by Diana in the USA with Rufus, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, “Stevie”, “Heads or Tails” which Diana wrote when she was only 17, “Overcome”, “Be A Man About It” and her debut single “Heart of Goodbye” from her forthcoming EP.
The covers that Diana Rouvas performed where quite special and included Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, Jessie J’s “Bang Bang”, Beyonce’s “Love on Top” and T Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday”.

Diana Rouvas

Diana Rouvas

Diana was joined on stage for a few songs with her younger sisters Leah & Amanda singing harmonies for her. Both of Diana’s parents have been involved in the music industry and listening to the three sisters it’s obvious that they were all blessed with the same genes responsible for vocal ability.

Diana Rouvas, Leah Rouvas and Amanda Rouvas

Diana Rouvas, Leah Rouvas and Amanda Rouvas

Of all the performers that I have heard live, Diana Rouvas is at the top when it comes to vocal ability and I could listen to her sing every night!

The price of the admission to the show at The Basement was worth it for just for either one of Diana Rouvas or C Major and excellent value for the two of them.

Finale

Finale

There are a few more Summer Acoustic Sessions that you can catch Diana Rouvas and C Major at over the next few months.

15th January @ Brass Monkey in Cronulla
16th January @ Lizottes Sydney DeeWhy
22nd January @ Lizottes Newcastle

 

Originally published in The Get Shot Magazine 5.1.15

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