Kelis & Jones Jnr. – Melbourne Photos

Kelis

Kelis

As the Splendour on the Grass sideshows roll into town, I covered the Kelis show at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne. Kelis performed a massive 18 song setlist, including; Milkshake, Trick Me and Millionaire. Her unique blend of soul & electronica was perfectly complimented by support act Jones Jnr, a soul/beats duo from Sydney (awesome discovery). Don’t miss these two acts if you have Splendour tickets!

View the full gallery on Life Music Media.

Jones Jnr.

Jones Jnr.

Owl Eyes live at NGV Melbourne photos

Owl Eyes

Owl Eyes live at NGV’s Great Hall

Melbourne singer Owl Eyes took to the stage of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall, as part of the Friday Nights musical guests for Italian Masterpieces Exhibition. Each Friday Night musical act is cherry-picked to perform at the NGV for a wonderful evening of art, music and wine.

I captured the action for LifeMusicMedia, check out the full gallery.

Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes

The last time I photographed Owl Eyes was at Pyramid Rock Festival, check out the photos.

3 Songs No Flash – 2014 Concert Photography Exhibition

2014 Concert Photography Exhibition

2014 Concert Photography Exhibition at Ding Dong Lounge

Proud to announce that I will be exhibiting alongside Melbourne’s finest live music photographers, once again, in the 3 Songs No Flash Exhibition at Ding Dong Lounge.

There will be a selection of photographs on display by Melbourne’s best concert photographers, featuring artists such as; Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Tegan & Sara, Mastadon and Kylie Minogue (by yours truly). Photos available for purchase!

Opening Night
Tuesday March 25th, 7:30pm
Ding Dong Lounge – 18 Market Lane, Melbourne
(gold coin donation on entry)
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Exhibition runs from March 25th – April 3rd, 2014 EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30TH. Please check with Ding Dong Lounge for open hours.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue – The Anti Tour, Melbourne
Available for purchase on the night or contact me.

Soundwave 2014 – Melbourne Photos!

Green Day

Green Day cooling down Soundwave crowd

As the Summer comes to an end, I covered Soundwave Music Festival in Melbourne for Life Music Media. Always a thrill to shoot festival staples such as The Living End, AFI and MUTEMATH, as well as some amazing international artists for the first time; Green Day, Korn and Placebo.

Here’s a selection of my favourite images. View the full gallery on Life Music Media and my Flickr. Read more…

So Frenchy So Chic 2014 – Photos

Féfé

Féfé wowing the crowd

So Frenchy So Chic in the Park returned to Melbourne’s Werribee Mansion for the third time. The music festival showcased an eclectic line-up, including Babylon Circus, Féfé, Lilly Wood & the Prick (unfortunately Lou Doillon cancelled due to illness).

Babylon Circus

Babylon Circus

Lilly Wood & The Prick

Lilly Wood & The Prick

Great music aside, SFSC is just as much about the food as it is the music! I rolled out my Renault picnic blanket and enjoyed several French-inspired food carts, including; Cacao Macarons, Bagel Burgers, The Brûlée Cart and Chooh La La roasted nuts.

> View the full SFSC gallery on Flickr.
> View the 2013 SFSC gallery in my portfolio.

The Brulee Cart

The Brulee Cart

Choo La La

Choo La La roasted nuts

French Crepes

French Crepes

Cacao Macarons

Cacao Macarons

Cherry Fest 2013 – Photos!

Cherry Fest '13 - AC/DC Lane, Melbourne

Cherry Fest ’13 – Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, Melbourne

Cherry Fest rocked AC/DC Lane in Melbourne once again. I covered all the action for Everguide and Life Music Media. An eclectic lineup, featuring cherry picked artists, such as; The BellRays (USA), Kadavar (GER), The Powder Monkeys, Chris Wilson’s Crown of Thorns, Hoss, Legends of Motorsport and more!

Check out the live music photos on Flickr and Life Music Media.

The BellRays

The BellRays

Tina Arena’s Now I Can Dance autobiography

Tina Arena & Ronan Keating

Tina Arena & Ronan Keating – The Plenary, Melbourne

Excited to announce that one of my concert photos is published in Tina Arena’s biography, Now I Can Dance. The photo is of Tina Arena performing with Ronan Keating in 2010, at the very first concert at The Plenary, Melbourne.

I’ve been a long time fan, check out more concert photos that I’ve shot of Tina over the years in my Flickr gallery.

Vote to keep Tina dancing on Dancing with the Stars!

Save The Palace in Melbourne!

The Palace at capacity for Hanson

The Palace at capacity for Hanson

Saddening news that the iconic The Palace Theatre in Melbourne is facing demolition by developers, unless we speak up now.

Over the past hundred years, The Palace has been used as theatre, cinema and now a much loved live music venue. Still holding much of its original Victorian charm, it’s interior holds more significance to preservationists than it’s exterior.

It’s mid-sized capacity has made it a great venue to catch breaking artists, such as Florence + The Machine in 2010. I have photographed many local and international artists over the years at The Palace, including; Kylie Minogue, Groove Armada, Bush, Staind, Josh Pyke and Hanson.

To help preserve a piece of Melbourne’s history, you can sign the petition and like the Facebook page.

Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother) at Ding Dong Lounge

Andrew Stockdale band promo

Andrew Stockdale band promo

Opening Night of our live music photography exhibition, 3 Songs No Flash, at the Ding Dong Lounge was not only headlined by Madonna, Metallica and Marilyn Manson – Andrew Stockdale (AKA Wolfmother) hit the stage later for an intimate performance!

I did my thing and took some concert photography, as well as a promo photoshoot backstage. Check out the photos below.

If you’re interested in a promo photoshoot & live concert photography for your band, contact me.

Andrew Stockdale - promo shot

Andrew Stockdale band promo

Andrew Stockdale live

Andrew Stockdale live

Andrew Stockdale live at Ding Don Lounge

Andrew Stockdale live at Ding Don Lounge

Andrew Stockdale live

Ding Dong Lounge

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3 Songs No Flash – Concert Photography Exhibition

Concert Photography Exhibition

Concert Photography Exhibition

The crème de la crème of Melbourne’s live music photography scene take to Ding Dong Lounge between May 20th-30th (extended until June 8th) to display some of their best work. For a limited time, Scott Boelsen, Jesse Booher, Katie Dutton, Rebecca Houlden, Lou Lou Nutt, Naomi Rahim, John Raptis, Brett Schewitz, Richard Sharman, Anthony Smith, Heidi Takla and Elleni Toumpas’s photographs will adorn the walls of the Melbourne venue with images the likes of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Madonna, Garbage, Marilyn Manson, Grinderman and more on display.

Ding Dong Lounge
18 Market Lane, Melbourne
Exhibition runs: Monday May 20th – Saturday June 8th, 6:30pm
(RSVP on Facebook)

My Madonna MDNA Tour photo from Los Angeles will be on display and available for purchase.

Madonna - Staples Center, Los Angeles

Madonna – Staples Center, Los Angeles

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