Archive for June, 2011

Clare Bowditch @ The HiFi, 08.10.2010

I always really enjoy photographing Claire Bowditch and have written previously that it’s impossible to take a bad photo of her. Tonight I completely dispel that theory by taking as load of rubbish in those first three songs. I don’t think it’s entirely my fault; the lighting in the Hi-Fi is typically very low and […]

Gary Numan @ The Tivoli, 12.05.2011

Having last been here in March 2009, Gary Numan makes a fairly swift return  to The Tivoli as part of his tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of his third album, but the first released under his own name, The Pleasure Principle. I don’t get there until really late, so late in fact that not only […]

BluesFest 2011: Day 6 – Tuesday 26.04.2011

Having had a relaxing and leisurely long-weekend, the last day of BluesFest, Day Six, is when I go to work. Compared to the rest of the weekend, the day starts early with Osibisa in the Mojo Tent before Tim Finn over on the Crossroads stage.  Last time I saw Tim Finn was at The Troubadour, […]

BluesFest 2011: Day 5 – Monday 25.04.2011

Monday is another day spent at the beach before an evening drive up to Tyagarah for the last few acts of the night; Jethro Tull, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. Bob Dylan hasn’t allowed photographers in the photo pit for about 30 years so I know when I apply for accreditation that I’m not going […]

BluesFest 2011: Day 4 – Sunday 24.04.2011

Although Lowell George is long gone, I had originally wanted to photograph Little Feat.  Not really sure why to be quite honest… But ever since the first day of the festival they had been written up on the media tent’s whiteboard as not allowing photographers.  So instead I headed in a bit later for Mavis […]

BluesFest 2011: Day 3 – Saturday 23.04.2011

Originally I had planned on making the drive up from Ballina late in the day for John Legend.  Other than that there was no one I was especially interested in photographing or seeing.  Indigo Girls? No. Wolfmother? Bored of seeing them, bored of photographing them. Imogen Heap? Maybe, but not enough to make me hang […]

BluesFest 2011: Day 2 – Friday 22.04.2011

Until the evening before, I’d never heard of Fistful of Mercy. I can’t even remember taking it in when looking at the timetable and planning my long weekend down the coast. Either way it’s a terrible name. They were described to me as “Ben Harper, George Harrison’s son and some other guy”; it’s a fairly […]