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23 Oct 2017

Alice Cooper & Ace Frehley Live @ Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

No More Mr Nice Guy! In what proved to be one of the hardest photo-passes to come across, I had contacted Ace Frehley’s manager months ago to get access to this gig. Team Ace were incredibly obliging and had sorted things out for me ample time before the gig. But, would my Ace Frehley access also grant me the opportunity to photograph Alice Cooper? Number two on my bucket list was just a breath away but I need to have […]

18 Oct 2017

Adam Ant Live @ The Palais, Melbourne

Feeding Me To The Lions! The success of Adam and the Ants particularly in Australian happened at the tail end of all the KISS hysteria that had overcome the country in 1979/1980. There would be many, many members of the KISS Army who had defected over to the Ant Invasion that took Australia (and the rest of the world by storm) in 1981. My sister happened to be one of those Ant devotees so there was plenty a night when […]

12 Oct 2017

Napalm Death, Brujeria Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

I’m not a fan of Death/Extreme Metal and/or Grindcore or whatever it’s called. Can’t get into it. Once the riff is gone and unrecognisable in a sea of guttural vocals and speed, I lose interest. So when it came time to put my hand up for tonight’s gig, I had other reasons in mind. I first shot Napalm Death back in 2009 when I was just getting at the beginning of my music photography career. It is the one gig […]

29 Sep 2017

Glenn Hughes Live @ Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Classic Deep Purple Live I had never photographed at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall in the past so before tonight’s gig I did some research on what sort of conditions I would have to adhere to. I found out from fellow photographer’s that it is usually shooting from the aisles, similar to what shooting at the Palais Theatre is like but a little smaller and more confined. But before I could even get ready to shoot, there were a few pure Spinal […]

26 Sep 2017

Max & Iggor Live @ The Forum, Melbourne

Roots Bloody Roots! With the city of Melbourne having just hosted 95.000 people at the AFL Preliminary Final, and with the Richmond Tigers having just won their way into the Grand Final – you can just imagine what it was like to be in the city tonight! It was utter chaos and even if I left home an hour ago, I struggled to find anywhere to park the car and head into the Forum for tonight’s Max & Iggor concert. […]

22 Sep 2017

Dream Theater Live @ The Palais, Melbourne

Images And Words Back in the mid 90’s I had a 6 month job as a medical courier. Day after day I would drive 400kms. It was an exhausting job but with a box full of tapes the everyday journey was made that little bit easier. Dream Theater’s ‘Images And Words’ album was a companion. A constant companion. I played that sucker so much. I knew it intimately! I knew it backwards. Each and every complex Portnoy drumbeat was played […]

17 Sep 2017

Accept Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Restless And Wild Following on from their very successful jaunt of Australia a few years ago, Accept returned to our shore for a one-off night in the nations home of Metal… Melbourne. There was a buzz in the air about this gig for a long time and also complaints from other states that the tour was not getting to them. I am not privy to the logistics of why this was such a compressed tour and I think for all […]

12 Sep 2017

AFI Live @ The Forum, Melbourne

Feed From The Floor! I had the opportunity to first shoot AFI at the Melbourne Soundwave Festival of 2014. But as always, seeing a band in a festival setting as opposed to a more intimate theatre can be quite contrasting. And what an intimate theatre Melbourne’s Forum has become. Quite possibly this is now Melbourne’s finest music venue which always has a fantastic atmosphere, sound and lighting! I haven’t shot here since the recent renovations in the place and I […]

11 Sep 2017

Kreator Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Satan Is Real! This show was sold out long ago and you know that fully when you arrive just as the opener is beginning their set into what looked and felt like a full house already. Local lads Direblaze tore it up to tremendous reception not usually afforded to the local opener, but they held their own and did a tremendous job. Unfortunately I was unable to photograph their set as one of the bouncers refused me entry into the […]

25 Aug 2017

Stone Sour Live @ Festival Hall, Melbourne

Friday Knights! You know I just realised, this would be the first time I would be shooting Corey Taylor sans his usual Slipknot mask and paraphernalia! A new experience if you will and certainly my first time shooting Stone Sour. From the outset, I kinda find Stone Sour to be a Metal-By-Numbers sorta band. But having said that, they do it so freaking well that they’ve managed to garner quite a following amongst the Metal set. Kudos to Taylor who […]