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Bleeding Knees Club … my new favourite band.
Another Jesse Willesee installation. Performance from Jack Mannix, of Circle Pit.
Last week I volunteered to snap photos for FBi 94.5FM at the SMAC (Sydney Music Arts & Culture) Awards, held at the National Art School in Darlinghurst. The brief was to capture the live performances, but I ended up shooting most of the actual awards as well. Here are a few of the winners, and some of the bands & performers who took the stage.
Hana Shimada and Jimmy Sing from Goodgod Small Club
Despite missing out on a photo pass for this show, I still ended up in a great spot down the front where I shot this video during their performance of “Rill Rill” on my iPhone (using the 8mm app).
Sydney’s Centennial Park in the middle of the night is a pretty freaky place – unless you happen to be surrounded by the lights & bustle of a film crew. I was on set a few months back for the filming of ‘BMX’, the new music video for electro duo City Of Satellites, featuring BMX rider Michael Steingraeber and City Of Satellites’ own Thomas Diakomichalis as a cross-dimensional travelling Spaceman.
Here’s a few behind-the-scenes pictures.
Changing Lanes, an FBi fundraiser and part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, filled up Eliza Street in Newtown last Sunday with street artists, Australian bands, DJ’s and a couple of thousand people who came to watch it all go down.
Al Grigg from Red Riders in DJ mode.
Jinja Safari were unfortunately hampered by technical difficulties, and only managed to do a (short-but-sweet) two-song set.
The opening night of Stealing the Setlist was a success far beyond anything I had expected – the turnout was overwhelming. A big thanks to everyone who came along and bought a print, a book or some postcards – your support for FBi 94.5FM is much appreciated.
An especially massive thanks to:
- Mel Nahas at MART Gallery.
- Julia Thomas, Erin Flanagan, Caroline Gates, Anna Burns and all the other stellar people at FBi 94.5FM for the amazing support and promotion.
- The sickeningly-talented Chris Deal for not only providing the slick flyer and book cover designs, helping me to hang the pictures, but also rocking the beer/merch stand all evening – outstanding!
- The lovely Lee Tran Lam for the photo blurbs and press release.
- Lena Balout & Terry Barridge at Creative Soldier for the best-looking photographic prints and beautiful glossy postcards I could ever have hoped for.
- Garry Trinh from Blurb, for getting the book printed in record time, and getting the word out to the local media in the lead-up to the launch.
- Lew Palaitis from Hardware Gallery for the immaculate framing.
- Singha Beer for getting everyone liquored up.
I’m also extremely grateful to the following people, media outlets & websites for their support:
- Alternative Media Group
- Australian INFront
- Popcorn Taxi
- The Blackmail…
- The Indie Girls’ Guide To…
- The Vine
- Two Thousand
- Urban Walkabout
Lastly, a big thank you to all the bands featured in the photographs – love you all.
Here’s a few photos from the night.
[Photos by Nik Thorup]
[Photos by Ashley Mar]