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07 Nov 2017

The Tea Party Live @ The Forum, Melbourne

Army Ants Let me state from the outset, I’m not really a fan of The Tea Party. Lots of respect their way, but if I want to listen to Zeppelin, I’ll listen to Zeppelin. But… man oh man, what a phenomenal sound these guys generate. Absolutely stunning and a better sounding Les Paul you are likely not to hear. Safe to say, they won me over tonight. With an early start at Melbourne’s beautiful Forum, the band played two sets. […]

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 […]

08 May 2015

An Evening With Opeth

Arriving at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre at 5.30pm to meet with my contact from the promoter, I overheard a pedestrian comment as she looked at the venue’s marquee, “Who is Opeth?” That kind of struck me for a moment. Opeth, such a seminal worldwide and revered band, remain an unknown quantity to the layman. I thought to myself had Opeth been around in the 70’s they’d be regarded right up there with your Pink Floyds and Led Zeppelins of the world. […]

04 May 2015

Ace Frehley Live @ The Forum, Melbourne, Australia

Hard to believe five years have passed since KISS legend Ace Frehley toured Australia. Back in 2010 I experienced a thrill of a lifetime as I was the tour photographer for Ace’s entire Australian sojourn hitting every major Australian city. In short, the flights over those 2 weeks went something like this… Melbourne to Perth, Perth to Melbourne, Melbourne to Adelaide, Adelaide to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Brisbane, Brisbane to Melbourne. And it all flashed by in a […]

01 Mar 2012

Devin Townsend & Meshuggah Live @ The Forum, Melbourne, Australia

Half way through a crazy week of shooting the cream of the crop when it comes to the Metal genre! Seriously, the Soundwave series of gigs – both the festivals and the ‘Sidewave’ shows manage to bring out some of the finest bands from all over the world! Big Day Out? Forget about it! This is where it’s at and on a Wednesday night you could have taken your pick and seen a slew of gigs at nearly every major […]