Ian Burns released his album “Want to Sing” on the 19th March, 2016 at K Ranch, Mount Hunter. Supporting him on the night were the very talented Paul (Paully)Grierson and Becci Nethery. Ian’s band for the night was Paul Grierson, Nik Downing, Jane Kellaway and Bernie Bruce.
It was a fun night with great music which all the crowd enjoyed.
The bar staff were kept very busy all night of the album launch.
Diana Rouvas has an incredible voice and I try to make sure that I catch all of her Sydney performances. On the 5th May, 2016 Diana performed at the Django Bar accompanied by Eric Aranda, Ricardo Cancino, Skye Elisabeth and Nic James. I photographed the performance for Amnplify.
You can find Diana on her Facebook Diana Rouvas
A Girls’s a Gun performing at the Brighton Up Bar for the Electric Ladyland night along with Ex-Cassette and Aimee Francis
Great live band from Sydney with some killer tracks – keep up to date with them by heading over to their website A Girls a Gun
The members are Lucia ‘Chi’ Kavanagh – Vocals Jack Perry – Guitars Ryan Sorensen – Guitars, Keys Alvin Ash – Bass Shane Carpini – Drums
You can also find them on their Facebook page A Girl’s A Gun
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.
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
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.
Shot for Amnplify
Olivia’s website – Olivia Chindamo
Liam Budge’s website is here – Liam Budge
James Morrison’s website is – James Morrison
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:
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.
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.
If you are looking for great night out with music and dancing then make sure you catch one of the gigs by the Toxic Dolls. Plenty of covers of all your favourites from the 80’s through to the present. These photos were taken at Campbelltown RSL in January, 2016. Like their Facebook Page Toxic Dolls Rock to keep up to date with future gigs.
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.
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.
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.
I headed down to Melbourne recently to attend the Australia v NZ Olympic Qualifier Basketball Match at Rod Laver Arena. As I hadn’t visited Melbourne on a personal trip before I was looking forward to photographing a few new locations.
A trip to Melbourne needs to include a few key locations including St Kilda Pier, Flinders Street, Princes Pier and Brighton Beach Huts.
Other places of interest included the Shot Clock Tower and the Yarra River.
A visit to Melbourne would not be complete without walking through the numerous lanes and seeing the street art.
I am not sure who the artists were for the above images but they are definitely talented.
Heat 4 of Macarthur on a Mission’s Battle of the Bands showcased 4 great bands plus the Guitar World City Arcade Band.
The competitors for the night were Three Strikes, Ready for the Fall, Heart of Mind and 1919. It’s amazing how much local musical talent there is just looking for venues to perform in.
The judges couldn’t split Three Strikes and Heart of Mind and they were named as joint winners of the heat.
Another great night of music at The Bradbury with the Macarthur Music on Mission‘s Battle of the Bands drawing a large crowd to watch Insanity Proof and Trash Jacket battle it out with Insanity Proof judged as the best on the night.
I was asked by a friend, Andrea Krakovská if I could come along and shoot the Battle of the Bands at the Bradbury Hotel. Andrea is passionate about music as she is a member of a band herself and felt that there wasn’t enough live music venues in the Macarthur region. To try and rectify this she decided to form Macarthur Music on a Mission to create the Battle of the Bands which will be held at The Bradbury Hotel. Not only is this raising awareness of the need for livemusic venues in the Macarthur Region but all money raised will be used to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The first heat as was a great success and a good crowd was at The Bradbury to see The Last Exposure, The Dark Raven, Handheld Human and Acid Birth.
I think the judges hard a hard decision to make but the eventual winner on the night was Handheld Human.
A few of my favourite shots from the night:
Make sure you head to The Bradbury next Friday night the 11th July, 2015 for Heat 2
More information can be found on the Macarthur Music on a Mission Facebook Page