Kimbra @ The Forum
New Zealand songstress, AKA “The Next Big Thing,” played to a sold out Forum Theatre in Melbourne last night. With support from Husky and Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, the show was evidence that young Melbourne is a rocking town.
Check out my photos from the concert on LifeMusicMedia!
CocoRosie live at the Prince Bandroom
Theatrical French sister-duo CocoRosie
wooed the Prince Bandroom on Thursday night with their unique folk-electronica music. Support was from Melbourne garage duo Oscar & Martin and French beat-boxer Tez, who is also part of CocoRosie’s touring band.
I covered the show for The AU Review
, check out my photos on flickr
Marina & The Diamonds live in Melbourne
Marina & The Diamonds performed her first Australian concert at Melbourne’s HiFi bar on Tuesday night in support of The Family Jewels album. Being compared to artists such as Kate Bush, Florence + The Machine and Lady Gaga comes with great expectations, but Marina surpassed the hype. Straddling the line of indie and commercial with her brand of new wave/indie pop sound – decked out in a Mickey Mouse jumpsuit, Marina played a powerhouse set to the Diamond-cultists of Melbourne. My personal favourite was Shampain, youtube it. One to watch in 2011! Support was from lively Melbourne pop band Strange Talk. I covered the show for LifeMusicMedia, check out my photos.
Sarah Blasko mesmerised the audience at the Palais Theatre on Friday night on her Spring Tour 2010. I shot the gig for The AU Review
, check out my photos!
Sarah McLachlan, A Taste of Lilith ©2010
Sarah McLachlan brought her A Taste of Lilith (a truncated verion of Liltih Fair) to Australia with help from local artists Kate Miller-Heidke and The Verses. I shot and reviewed the show for LifeMusicMedia.
So Frenchy So Chic took over the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne for the second time in 2010, for a double bill of Melanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague) and my favourite French chanteuse, Emilie Simon, entranced the audience with their quirky sounds. I coverered the show for Beat Magazine
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Melanie Pain & band
Angus & Julia Stone
Angus & Julia Stone kicked off their sold out Big Jet Plane tour in Melbourne on Wednesday night at the stunning Palais Theatre. With a beautiful stage set-up, like a campfire in the Australian bush, they played a concise set-list of songs from their albums, as well as folk-style covers of Living on a Rainbow
and You’re The One That I Want
I shot the show for LifeMusicMedia, check out my photos here
Michael Paynter live
The Prince Bandroom was an exciting petri dish of young musical talent in Melbourne on Thursday night. Michael Paynter, Ryan Meeking & Stonefield covered all demographics with their pop, folk & rock sounds respectively. Head over to LifeMusicMedia for my full review and photos from the night.
The Hands of Eve, Naomi Rahim ©2010
The Hands of Eve are a fun Melbourne-based punk/rockabilly/pop band who contacted me to do their first promo shoot. As part of my creative process, I immersed myself in all things rockabilly (including dining on cheese-fries and watching Johnny Depp in Cry Baby) to inspire my art direction and wardrobe styling choices for the shoot. We achieved a diverse selection of imagery for the band which included; in-situation, outdoor and head-shots that professionally introduces the band and captures their alternative spirit.
The band was very ecstatic with the results of the photoshoot:
“Thank you so much, we are really happy with the photos, it’s exceeded our expectations. We really appreciate all the work that has gone in throughout the process, the excellent communication & the way you worked the concepts around our sound & style. Your professionalism & passion for your work really shows in everything you do & you have an amazing eye for detail!!”
- Ronelle, lead singer of The Hands of Eve
Special thanks to Soda Rock, a 50′s style diner in Chapel St, for providing the rocking location where we ran a muck with leather, milkshakes and apples. I highly recommend their cheese-fries! Check out The Hands of Eve on myspace. See more photos from the shoot.
Want a unique photoshoot for your band? Contact me to make a booking!
So Frenchy So Chic – Nouvelle Vague live at The Prince Bandroom
So Frenchy So Chic 2010 tour rolled into town last Thursday, and I was there covering the show for FasterLouder. Berry, a female singer-songwriter, enchanted the audiences her chilled-out acoustic fair. In contrast, Nouvelle Vague fronted by Phoebe Kildeer and former Miss France, Mareva Galanter, put on a high energy show with their pop renditions of punk classics, such as Too Drunk To F*ck and God Save The Queen. View the gallery >
Phoebe Killdeer, Nouvelle Vague
Mareva Galanter – Nouvelle Vague