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Gigs

Steve Smyth @ St Stephens Church Newtown, May ’17

Steve Smyth @ St Stephens Church Newtown, May ’17

Have shot gigs in a church a bunch of times before but this was the first time I actually felt conscious my shutter noise was on the loud side! Steve Smyth for the most part was whisper quiet so I had to time my clickety clicks!


Toby Martin @ Carriageworks, April ’17

Toby Martin @ Carriageworks, April ’17

Carriageworks was an interesting venue to shoot Toby Martin at. There was no stage, no raised area at all, just the public sitting on tiered seating and the floor directly in front of him. And that tiered seating was flush with the rear wall of the building so there was no way to move behind […]


Wolfmother @ The Metro, April ’17

Wolfmother @ The Metro, April ’17

Wolfmother were totally on fire at the Metro!! This set was a band at it’s peak, a long time after they peaked. Insane!!!


Release The Hounds @ The Bridge Hotel, April ’17

Release The Hounds @ The Bridge Hotel, April ’17

After shooting promo with Release The Hounds earlier in the day, I also shot their set at The Bridge Hotel. There’s video of both shoots here: https://youtu.be/9iy2tHDaJMo


Nic Cester And The Milano Elettrica @ The Basement, April ’17

Nic Cester And The Milano Elettrica @ The Basement, April ’17

Didn’t really enjoy shooting at The Basement. Nic Cester And The Milano Elettrica was great, but no access to the front of the stage unless you squeeze through seated patrons enjoying “dinner and a show” isn’t much fun.


Olympia @ The Basement, April ’17

Olympia @ The Basement, April ’17

Didn’t really enjoy shooting at The Basement. Olympia was great, but no access to the front of the stage unless you squeeze through seated patrons enjoying “dinner and a show” isn’t much fun.


Violent Femmes @ Waves, March ’17

Violent Femmes @ Waves, March ’17

For fans of this band their set was a brilliantly plotted mix from their entire catalogue at Waves recently. The Violent Femmes definitely have a wealth of tunes to choose from but for my money it was rad to hear Never Tell, Life Is An Adventure, Jesus Walking On The Water and Country Death Song. […]


Coast & Ocean @ Rad Bar, March ’17

Coast & Ocean @ Rad Bar, March ’17

After a chance meeting with a random guy on a train a few weeks ago I went to check out his outfit Coast & Ocean performing at Rad Bar in Wollongong. Great stuff!! Check my vlog of how it all happened: 


Nuclear Assault @ The Manning Bar, February ’17

Nuclear Assault @ The Manning Bar, February ’17

It took them their entire career (and then some) but Nuclear Assault finally toured Australia.


Hidden Intent @ The Manning Bar, February ’17

Hidden Intent @ The Manning Bar, February ’17

Stoked to see an Adelaide band on the support slot for Nuclear Assault. Never heard of Hidden Intent before tonight but they killed it and won a new fan.


Tiger Army @ The Metro, February ’17

Tiger Army @ The Metro, February ’17

Tiger Army played a fun and energetic set at The Metro recently. Good to see such great vibes on stage too!


Fireballs @ The Metro, February ’17

Fireballs @ The Metro, February ’17

Good to see the Fireballs cranking out another round of shows, even tho there was hardly anyone there to see them. These guys used to pack out venues in the day!!


Mother’s Cake @ The Factory Floor, February ’17

Mother's Cake @ The Factory Floor, February ’17

Was sent PR about Austria’s Mother’s Cake recently in the lead up to this tour so went to check them out. Great set and surprisingly nice lighting too!


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ International Convention Centre Sydney, January ’17

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ International Convention Centre Sydney, January ’17

Media photographers were only given 1 song from side of stage and behind a designated line to shoot Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Here’s why I think this is a good idea: 


Airbourne @ The Metro, January ’17

Airbourne @ The Metro, January ’17

There was plenty of rock at this show from Airbourne. I knew the beer can thing was coming so got just to the side of it and fired off a few frames before my lens was covered in VB.


The Ugly Kings @ The Metro, January ’17

The Ugly Kings @ The Metro, January ’17

These guys were on it!! Never heard of The Ugly Kings before tonight but they won a new fan. Great stuff.


Birds Of Tokyo @ The Enmore, December ’16

Birds Of Tokyo @ The Enmore, December ’16

Great to see Birds Of Tokyo back with a solid new album. Awesome show too!


Raised Fist @ The Metro, December ’16

Raised Fist @ The Metro, December ’16

Lots of energy on stage for Raised Fist – they looked like they had a great time up there!


Arteries @ The Metro, December ’16

Arteries @ The Metro, December ’16

Arteries really suffered from The Metro’s sound guy not patching the vocals correctly. For the first song no one but on stage could hear any vocal. Then it took close to 10 minutes to fix it. By the time they were ready to play their time was up. Looked good tho!


Band Of Skulls @ Wollongong Uni, November ’16

Band Of Skulls @ Wollongong Uni, November ’16

Where the hell was everyone? This has to be the smallest crowd you will see Band Of Skulls play to? Wollongong, you should hang your heads in shame!


Release The Hounds @ The X Studio, November ’16

Release The Hounds @ The X Studio, November ’16

Release The Hounds booked me to shoot their show opening for The Choirboys recently. Was a interesting show to shoot as I had been told to only really focus on the vocalist and lead guitarist (and maybe a little bass) as the other members of the band were leaving soon after this show. There was […]


You Am I @ A Day On The Green, November ’16

You Am I @ A Day On The Green, November ’16

I really wish You Am I would cut all the stage shit and just play as a rock band again. A horn section and go-go dancers and a lousy set list had me walking out on the show. Is it just me or were You Am I better as a three piece rock band?


Something For Kate @ A Day On The Green, November ’16

Something For Kate @ A Day On The Green, November ’16

Something For Kate totally ruled this show!! They played a great mix of older songs and new and genuinely looked as if they were loving it. Great to see.


Spiderbait @ A Day On The Green, November ’16

Spiderbait @ A Day On The Green, November ’16

After the promo shoot with Spiderbait I also shot their live set from A Day On The Green. There’s video of how I shot these here: https://youtu.be/eHDccgI_2F0