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Tag : Palais Theatre

16 Apr 2018

Primus Live @ The Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Word amongst fellow photographers Australia wide was the lighting was a real challenge for the current Primus tour. Had I fully known how challenging, I would not have applied for this gig. But, I was already booked in and was not going to back out last minute. The show started the huge background screens seemed to be the main source of light creating nice crisp silhouettes of the band. Most if not all of these resultant shots are garbage bar […]

03 Apr 2018

Robert Plant Live @ The Palais, Melbourne

It’s not every day one gets the opportunity to photograph Robert Plant. For mine, there is none bigger than any member of Led Zeppelin so getting the chance to photograph such a legend – I jumped at the chance. With two sold-out shows at the gorgeous Palais Theatre in St Kilda, my home and a mere walk away to get to the venue made it all even sweeter. I arrived at the venue an hour before showtime and I was […]

18 Oct 2017

Adam Ant Live @ The Palais, Melbourne

Feeding Me To The Lions! The success of Adam and the Ants particularly in Australian happened at the tail end of all the KISS hysteria that had overcome the country in 1979/1980. There would be many, many members of the KISS Army who had defected over to the Ant Invasion that took Australia (and the rest of the world by storm) in 1981. My sister happened to be one of those Ant devotees so there was plenty a night when […]

22 Sep 2017

Dream Theater Live @ The Palais, Melbourne

Images And Words Back in the mid 90’s I had a 6 month job as a medical courier. Day after day I would drive 400kms. It was an exhausting job but with a box full of tapes the everyday journey was made that little bit easier. Dream Theater’s ‘Images And Words’ album was a companion. A constant companion. I played that sucker so much. I knew it intimately! I knew it backwards. Each and every complex Portnoy drumbeat was played […]

19 Oct 2016

Scorpions Live @ The Palais, Melbourne

No One Like You Scorpions were a band that I had pretty much resigned to the fact to that I would never get to see live. In their illustrious 50 year career, it looked like they had by-passed Australia in all their world tours over those years. I count myself incredibly lucky to not only having witnessed this gig, but to have been able to photograph the band as well. Unfortunately, the Palais Theatre isn’t the most easy shoot for […]