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…

The Living End – Retrospective Tour

The Living End

The Living End

The Living End are currently on the road for their most ambitious tour to date – The Retrospective Tour. Playing each of their 6 albums, from start to finish, one night at a time in every capital city. I photographed their first show, celebrating their classic debut Self-Titled album in Melbourne.

Check out the full gallery on Life Music Media and Flickr.

Big Day Out 2012 – Melbourne Highlights

Big Day Out 2012

Big Day Out 2012 - Melbourne

Big Day Out. The annual pilgrimage the northern hemisphere-residing bands want to make. Celebrating its 20th year, BDO’s Melbourne event lived up to my expectations; a dizzying day of racing between stages in the heat, expensive festival food and a corroboree of boho-dressed girls and board short-sporting guys.
Believe it or not, this was my first BDO – a musical coming-of-age for me, albeit 10 years too late. I was there shooting for Life Music Media!

Here are some of my highlights from Big Day Out – Melbourne:
Soundgarden   The Living End   Kimbra
From left: My Chemical Romance, The Living End and Kimbra.

Soundgarden – Orange Stage
The REAL headliner of the Big Day Out came in the form of veteran grunge Gods from Seattle, Soundgarden. That is all.

The Living End – Blue Stage
On the main stage, Chris Cheney never fails to deliver, effortlessly keeping the energy levels up. Playing a set list of 90s classics and throwing a few spanners in the works, The Living End should have a standing date at BDO for years to come.

Kimbra – Converse Green Stage
Kimbra brought a welcome relief of estrogen to the Big Day Out – it seemed that every photographer was there to cover her set. Her incredibly strong pipes, crazy Rio-inspired outfit and captivating presence, had both the audience and photographers thrilled.

Cage The Elephant – Essential Stage
Now and then there’s a pretty great discovery. After tearing up Coachella festival, Cage The Elephant played their first Big Day Out like they meant it. Lead singer Matt Shultz was a photographers dream, providing the only crowd surf moment of the day.

Full gallery on Life Music Media.

Pyramid Rock 2011 – photos

Bluejuice

Bluejuice frontman Jake Stone

What a great way to ring in the new year, than with two solid days of music at Pyramid Rock! I covered the festival for Beat Magazine. Can you spot yourself in the crowd? Check out the pics!

  • Pyramid Rock Gallery – Day 1 – The Living End, Gotye, Cloud Control, Spiderbait, Spank Rock, Ash Grunwald, Vascoe Era, Lyrics Born, The Herd, The Delta Riggs, Dum Dum Girls, The Bamboos and more…
  • Pyramid Rock Gallery – Day 2 – Scissor Sisters, Bluejuice, Sparkadia, The Panics, Drapht, Blue King Brown, Illy, Owl Eyes, Hermitude, Georgia Fair, Graveyard Train, Grace Woodroofe, Abbe May and more…