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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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!
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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If you are looking for a band that knows how to rock and roll whilst enjoying themselves on stage then catch one of the 5 Way Addiction’s gigs. Great music and a good bunch of guys. Images were shot at the Bald Faced Stag the July, 2016.
Lead singer of 5 Way Addiction – Spyda White
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Camden put on a great concert which displayed the many and varied talented artist in the area. I was granted access to photograph the concert on behalf of Amnplify.
The headline act was Pseudo Echo and they were supported by a lot of local performers throughout the day.
Here are a few photos from the day.
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 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.