Biffy Clyro. RAMfest 2014 Mar 11 2014 · 0 comments · · 2

RAMfest 2014 Johannesburg

The car was packed, we were ready and then we suddenly realised: “We need Gumboots”.

This year celebrated the 8th incarnation of RAMfest which was hosted at Witfontein nearby Bronkhorstspruit, a 3-day musical festival that describes itself as “Real Alternative Music”, which loosely translates into 2 stages filled with guitar wielding rock and roll inspired mayhem as well as a stage dedicated to those who love the rhythmic thumping of electronic based music.

Headlining acts for this year included the likes of: Biffy Clyro (Scotland), Foals (England), Trivium (USA), Killswitch Engage (USA). Not to be outdone by their international counterpart’s local bands: ISO, Gangs of Ballet, Pestroy and Newtown Knife Gang put their best foot forward and showed that they could go toe to toe with the best acts in the world.

What an experience, and hopefully I’ll be able to photograph again next year

Jul 07 2013 · 0 comments · · 1

Chevelle

oh Chevelle, I was wondering what to write here, as words would just fail how talented this band is, “religious” comes to mind – As one of my favourite bands, I jumped at the opportunity when I was asked by another newspaper to do some shots of them live at Big Top Arena at Carnival City for their SA tour all the way from Chicago. The whole aim for me was just to compose myself and be professional, as Pete Loeffler (lead guitar/vocalist), was performing just an arms length from me… A time machine would be handy to go back and watch them all over again!

Jun 07 2013 · 0 comments · · 1

Vieux Farka Toure

I headed to The Bassline situated in Newtown, Johannesburg for this event, as I was asked by a national newspaper to do a few shots of  Vieux Farka Toure that were touring South Africa all the way from Mali. The venue was packed with fans from all corners of Johannesburg, the atmosphere was so vibrant and enjoyable, everyone was captivated with their natural on-stage presence. I will not hesitate to buy tickets for their next tour to SA!