Events and special days are wonderful and fantastic occasions. 
Everyone wants to have a good time - and for photographers it's just as much fun.

Brewarrina V Walgett Koori Knockout

21 September 2019

Sometimes it just takes time to get around to photographs you've taken.

I was visiting friends out West and they had a surprise for me: an outing to the Koori Knockout in Walgett.

I had a great time.  There was a fantastic atmosphere and huge crowds.

Well done to everyone who participated and ran the whole day. When the current pandemic is over I'll be back to see it all again.

You can see more photos on my Flickr page here.

The Moshpit, Erskineville
January 2020

Absolutely fantastic funk! A brawling, in-your-face, band and singer.
If you like driving funk, a blaring horn section and attitude to burn, you really should go and see Slapjack.
The band is from Newcastle but they also play in Sydney.
Their Facebook page is here.  You can see more photos on my Flickr page here.

LaHi (Laura Higgins)
Moshpit, Erskinville
January 2020

This was a seriously wonderful, quirky, idiosyncratic performance at the Moshpit in Erskinville on 18 January 2020. It was a great way to start the year.
The complete collection of photos from the night (in high resolution) are available here.

Laura is available for weddings, parties, events and I'd certainly recommend her. 
If you want someone who is memorable, engaging and entertaining you can find her here. You can listen to some of her recordings here.

The Rightful Loners
at The Garry Owen
December 2019

I went to this fantastic gig on 7 December 2019 in Rozelle at the Garry Owen Hotel.
Brilliant, raucous performance covering a range of hits with a dynamic, ballsy, lead singer.

If you want some energetic, get-into-it live music, get along to a gig or get them to come to you!

You can find The Rightful Loners Facebook page and upcoming gigs here.

More images are here on my Flickr page.

Supergroup at
The Garry Owen
December 2019

Also on 7 December 2019 in Rozelle at the Garry Owen Hotel was Supergroup.
Covering a range of 90s songs that I loved, Supergroup put on a tight, driving, sharp performance.
In small venues sometimes a thrashing volume is used to cover up sloppy timing or poor articulation of a song.
Supergroup showed they didn't need it. A great night!

More images are here on my Flickr page.

Balmain 'Edge' Festival 2019

On 24 November 2019 the Inner West Council held the Balmain 'Edge' Festival.

The festival included a huge range of difference activities including dancers, musicians, art exhibitions and musicians.

There are more images here on my Flickr account.

St.Anmore Music Festival

Honouring composer Richard Gill, this inaugural music street festival was held in Stanmore village on 16 November 2019. A community celebration of music it featured a wide variety of performers and repertoire including the children of Stanmore Public School, large choirs, brass bands, string quartets and jazz, pop and rock groups.

Flickr Images

IronFest, 2019
Lithgow, NSW

If you want something that you can take everyone in the family to, this is the event.
Lithgow is a wonderful town and IronFest is a brilliant event.
The people attending are friendly and inviting.
A joyous time for all ages.

Flickr images

Macarthur Country Music Club, April 2019.

What a wonderful group of people. 
The MCMC performs at a great range of events and raises money for a number of charitable organisation.
Please check them out if you find they are performing in your area.


Mardi Gras, 2019

Sydney, NSW.

Mardi Gras speaks for itself.
Each year it gets better and better.
It is a singularly wonderful and inviting crowd.
Sydney Mardi Gras should be on the bucket list for everyone.

Flickr Images

Broken Heel, 2017

Broken Hill, NSW.

Broken Heel transforms Broken Hill to create a colourful, humorous, engaging and friendly weekend.
Broken Hill will surprise you by what it has to offer.

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