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25 Aug 2017

Stone Sour Live @ Festival Hall, Melbourne

Friday Knights! You know I just realised, this would be the first time I would be shooting Corey Taylor sans his usual Slipknot mask and paraphernalia! A new experience if you will and certainly my first time shooting Stone Sour. From the outset, I kinda find Stone Sour to be a Metal-By-Numbers sorta band. But having said that, they do it so freaking well that they’ve managed to garner quite a following amongst the Metal set. Kudos to Taylor who […]

07 Aug 2017

Ill Niño Live @ Max Watts, Melbourne

I don’t think I have ever had this long a break between shooting gigs. The last time I was in a photo-pit I was shooting Killswitch Engage back in March. Throw a three month European vacation in the mix, and the time between gig drinks was now plentiful. No wonder I was beginning to miss it. Still, the break was good but the calendar for the rest of this year is already filling up nicely with some great shows to […]

13 Oct 2016

L7 Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

Got So Much Clit She Don’t Need No Balls! I was approached to photograph L7 for the promoters of the tour a few months ago but even if I hadn’t have been asked, I would sure as hell be clamouring for a pass to this one. I’ve been a fan of the band for as long as I can remember as has my girlfriend who extensively photographed the band back in their 1992 tour of Australia. Such a long, long […]

04 Apr 2014

Kylesa Live @ The Espy, Melbourne, Australia

Over the past five years or so, Kylesa have ranked as one of my fave bands. Their discography gets liberal doses of airtime at very regular intervals. Hey, I’m a fan! A big fan!So it was with great excitement that I greeted their tour of Australia that is happening as we speak. I quickly looked at the dates trying to line up the night I could actually shoot them. As they were playing smaller venues which aren’t too photographer-friendly, I […]