Every Sunday afternoon, The Brisbane Powerhouse hosts Livespark – free performances from “the best indie pop/rock talent from Brisbane and beyond”. The Powerhouse is a fantastic venue, and Livespark has become one of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday afternoon, either as an audience member or a photographer.
Today, I was the latter, shooting Pear & The Awkward Orchestra and Texas Tea for The AU Review.
With a new album, Secret Rituals, and an upcoming national tour, Brisbane band The Grates have played a couple of secret warm-up shows at small clubs in town. This one wasn’t so secret, after the band pretty much let the cat out of the bag on twitter. The tiny upstairs bar at Ric’s was packed for this final warm up before the tour begins. The cobwebs have definitely been shaken off.
Shot for The Vine
It started out as pajama-clad lounge room jam sessions between Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz) and his wife Sharon, and became a new project – The Pajama Club. With the addition of Sean Donnelly and Alana Skyring, the project became a band. These photos, shot for The AU Review, are from their second ever gig, supported by Glass Towers at Brisbane’s The Zoo.