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19 Apr 2015

Witchgrinder Single Launch

Witchgrinder easily rank as one of my fave Melbourne bands. Throughout the local scene, no one quite sounds like them. Marrying elements of Thrash Metal and liberal doses of Industrial they sound like a heavier version of Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails and old-school Marilyn Manson. I’ve photographed the band a couple of times before opening for Ghost and other international acts, but tonight would be the first time I would be covering them at their own show. Launching their […]

20 Mar 2015

Stephen Ives ‘Bleak’

I have been fortunate enough to attend most of Stephen Ives’ Melbourne exhibitions through the years. Each and every time he manages to blow me away. His highly imaginative works, so intricate in their depth, scale and detail upon detail – always astound. Always bedazzle! For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian […]

05 Oct 2014

Sepultura Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

I knew about the Seputura gig months and months ago. I worked on their tour trailer (see below) as I did some Multimedia work for the touring company Metropolis over the last couple of years. So I was more than excited when the tour finally landed on our shores and the opportunity to photograph this iconic, classic band of the Metal genre. Granted, two of the original members are no longer in the band, and haven’t been for a very […]

17 Aug 2014

An Evening With Courtney Love

The annual winter hiatus of not shooting any gigs over the cold Melbourne months, came to an end last night as I photographed the enigmatic Courtney Love at Festival Hall. Although 95% of my live music photography is of the harder edged acts, who was I to pass up an opportunity to have an evening with Ms Love and her brand spanking new band on her first tour of Australia for quite a while. It had also been a while […]

04 Apr 2014

Kylesa Live @ The Espy, Melbourne, Australia

Over the past five years or so, Kylesa have ranked as one of my fave bands. Their discography gets liberal doses of airtime at very regular intervals. Hey, I’m a fan! A big fan!So it was with great excitement that I greeted their tour of Australia that is happening as we speak. I quickly looked at the dates trying to line up the night I could actually shoot them. As they were playing smaller venues which aren’t too photographer-friendly, I […]

22 Jan 2014

Ghost Live @ The Hifi Bar, Melbourne, Australia

You should have been there Melbourne! You shoulda been there! To say that tonight’s Ghost gig, their first proper headline show on our shores, was a classic, is an understatement. It was one out-of-the-box both for fans and band alike. Having toured Australia early last year as part of the Soundwave Festival, the band won many fans over with their unique schtick and retro-prog-classic-rock sound. But tonight, they’d be holding their own in front of an adoring Melbourne crowd. Never […]

08 Dec 2013

Steel Panther Live @ The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl was the place to be overt the weekend with three of Cock Rock’s finest set to turn Melbourne’s summery humidity into an ooze of kick ass American Hard Rock N Roll! I was so looking forward to this gig as it would be my first encounter with the greatest band in the world, Steel Panther! And also, the first time I have photographed at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Unfamiliar with the venue on arrival […]

08 Jul 2013

Fear Factory Live @ The Palace, Melbourne

With news this week that Melbourne’s iconic Palace venue was being threatened to be redeveloped into apartments, I was more than delighted that tonight’s Fear Factory gig would be at this venue… The Palace is probably Melbourne’s finest mid-sized venues. I have totally lost count of the number of bands I have seen and photographed here but there have been many. It caters to a wide selection of musical genres and it does so like no other venue I have […]

26 Jun 2013

Killing Joke Live @ Billboard, Melbourne, Australia

I’d known about this gig for a long, long time (I do work for the promoter) so I was super excited for a very long, long time about its impending arrival on the calendar. It’s always that extra bit special photographing the top-shelf, and Killing Joke are certainly a classic band and one that warrants the top-shelf tag… With a packed Billboard in attendance, I made my way to the designated photo-pit and was approached by one of the band’s […]

17 May 2013

Opeth & Katatonia Live @ The Palace, Melbourne

I have honestly lost count of the amount of times I have seen Opeth live. They regularly tour Australia on each tour they undertake and almost always without fail, they never, ever disappoint. I believe tonight was the second time I have photographed them having shot them on their last tour in 2009… I arrived early at the venue as I wanted to photograph tonight’s openers Katatonia as well. What greeted me on arrival at the venue was a queue […]