Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mark with the Sea and The Dead Salesman- The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine.

On a cold, wet shitty Friday night two Ballarat bands headed over to C-maine for a little show to promote the release of The Dead Salesman's AMEN on Vinyl at the Bridge Hotel.

Mark with the Sea opened up and are a band that has been around a while consisting of members from various other Ballarat bands such as Matheson, The Rye Catchers, Epicure and probably a shitload more that I can't even think of right now. They have pretty much covered the last 15 or so years on the stage between them all.
I love this band, not only because I know them, but because there is something so unique about them.  On this night, they sounded so bloody good, harmonies were spot on, musically spot on and even Mark's in between songs "tuning" was spot on!

The Dead Salesman are basically as close to Ballarat Royalty as you will ever get. There is not much more I can say. You could pretty much close your eyes and imagine you were sitting at the other Bridge (Bridge Mall Inn) around the early to mid nineties (minus the cigarette smoke and a few less beers under my belt). Just so good and such a treat to hear all those songs again!

Quote of the night goes to Hap from the Salesman.
Punter: "Whats next?"
Hap: "Dunno, maybe go get a hot dog and a packet of gaspers from the roadhouse.""Oh, you mean what song?"

Anyways, enjoy what I came away with from the night!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

IRON REAGAN- The Tote, Melbourne.

Your Kids an Asshole...............Iron-Fucking-Reagan!

This gig was my first one back shooting in nearly 12 months. And what a gig it was!

For one reason or another for the most part of last year I didn't have any mojo for shooting gigs and most of my time went into my other project, my clothing company, Fearless Brand Co.

I was a bit worried to be honest, but like most things it was kind of like riding a bike. The first few frames were a bit wonky but after that the confidence soon came back and I was hanging monos like a legend!!

I didn't shoot heaps, but as one of my camera guru buds once said to me "it only takes a few images to tell a story, not a full memory card!"

Anyways, for me the night consisted of good tunes with good mates and heaps of fucking chaos from Iron Reagan!


Many thanks to Nassar at Nightmare Music for the hook up!