The Bellrays+Dallas Frasca+Bandintexas @ Newtown Social Club 9.8.15

Heading into Newtown on Sunday night to shoot a gig was quite unusual for me but I was glad that I did as I was fortunate to see 3 great bands.  The lighting wasn’t the best and at times it was a struggle to get good exposures but the venue did have a great atmosphere.

First up on the night was the energetic punk/rock band Bandintexas which is comprised of Kelly Jeanious on vocals, Sophie Bollen on guitar and vocals, Jackie Latimore on bass and Lauren Allison on drums.  I really liked their music and couldn’t resist buying 2 CD’s after their set.  I look forward to catching more gigs in the future.

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Kelly Jeanious of Bandintexas

 

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Sophie Bollen of Bandintexas

 

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Bandintexas

 

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Bandintexas

 

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Kelly Jeanious and Sophie Bollen of Bandintexas

 

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Kelly Jeanious and Sophie Bollen of Bandintexas

 

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Lauren Allison of Bandintexas

 

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Sophie Bollen of Bandintexas

 

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Sophie Bollen of Bandintexas

 

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Kelly Jeanious on Bandintexas

 

Next up was Dallas Frasca a Melbourne band that that I had heard a lot of good things about and they lived up to their reputation.  Dallas Frasca is made up of Dallas Frasca on vocals & guitar, Jeff Curran on guitar and Josh Eales on drums.

Dallas loved to get the crowd involved and even sung a song or two sitting with the audience!

It’s getting expensive shooting gigs as I couldn’t resist buying two of their CD’s too!

 

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Jeff Curran of Dallas Frasca

 

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Dallas Frasca & Jeff Curran

 

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Dallas Frasca & Jeff Curran

 

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Dallas Frasca joining the crowd at Newtown Social Club

 

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Jeff Curran of Dallas Frasca entertaining the crowd

 

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Dallas Frasca knows about audience participation

 

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Jeff Curran the Wild Man of the Band

 

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It didn’t take much encouragement for Jeff Curran to remove his shirt.

 

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Josh Eales enjoying himself

 

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Jeff Curran of Dallas Frasca

 

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Dallas Frasca & Jeff Curran

 

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Dallas Frasca

 

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Dallas Frasca

The headline act were The Bellrays from the USA with Lisa Kekaula on vocals and Robert Vennum on guitar.  For some reason the light wasn’t as good for the headline act and at times the stage was in complete darkness.  This stopped as soon as Lisa Kekaula said a few words to the lighting technician!

By this stage I had run out of cash so I didn’t buy any CD’s but they are worth buying. Great tight band producing awesome sounds!

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The Bellrays

 

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The Bellrays

 

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Robert Vennum of the Bellrays

 

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The Bellrays

 

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The Bellrays with an airborne Robert Vennum

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Drummer for the Bellrays

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Lisa Kekaula of the Bellrays

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More crowd involvement by Lisa Kekaula

 

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The Bellrays

 

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Lisa Kekaula