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Tag : King Parrot

03 Apr 2018

Download Festival 2018

With the inaugural Download Festival finally upon us, the weather gods were not kind to the plethora of Melbourne Metal fans heading to the festival. It threatened to be an absolute blow out of Noah’s ark proportions but by noon the ponchos were being put away and sun-screen was well in order. In typical Melbourne fashion, the weather changed suddenly and for the most part, we had a relatively dry day. Go figure! The downpour that greeted punters that arrived […]

15 Dec 2015

The Best Of 2015 – Music Photography

In terms of music photography, 2015 turned out to be a fun and successful year. Compiling these top 10 lists are always incredibly difficult. More often than not, my mind will change the very next day but once they’re locked in – they’re locked in. You may agree or disagree with my choices. You may like or dislike the shots I have chosen. The choice is totally yours. With thanks to the following artists, thank you for letting me stick […]

26 Jan 2015

King Parrot Live @ The Gasometer, Melbourne, Australia

I got to the Gasometer hotel a little before 6pm as I had to do a quick promotional shoot with hard rockers Dead City Ruins. The boys were on tonight’s bill along with King Parrot and Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach who was doing a DJ set. We decided to do the shoot as close to the venue as possible to keep things all practical and as to not disturb the band’s routine preparing for the gig. The shoot went great. […]