Entries by Steve

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Sony A7s Camera

One thing about concert photography that is vital is NO FLASH. This presents some interesting challenges to budding concert photographers and when I started I had no idea. My interest started in the days of film and all I could do was buy a high speed film as I knew the powers to be would […]

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Larry Killip

I have had the opportunity of taking some photos of my good friend Larry Killip. Larry is a fantastic musician, a song writer, guitarist,  singer and in addition a recording engineer (and by the way a terrific photographer himself).. I will talk more about Larry later on but how I got to know him was […]

Hank Marvin Sound

THAT SOUND There has already been heaps written and published about Hank Marvin. Based in Perth Western Australia for the last thirty odd years and a lifetime of smash hits we just thought our readers may be interested in some of the great articles published about Hank. The following snippet can wet your appetite for […]

Radio Hauraki Reunion 2016

The forthcoming Radio Hauraki Reunion December 2016 is the 50th Reunion of Radio Hauraki in New Zealand. I was lucky to be a small part of this amazing history in 1966. Four young New Zealanders, the eldest only 27 years old at the time took on the New Zealand Government and established a Pirate Radio […]

Nelson Snapafest

Nelson was the city to host the two day Snapfest event on Friday 16th September 2016. The attraction for me was the Australian band “Mental as Anything” featuring Martin Cilia whom I have been following some time. Martin is a well established guitarist who is known for his ability throughout the world.

Leo Sayer and Lulu

A small review on Leo Sayer and Lulu, by Glyn Tucker On a miserable wet Sunday night in Auckland, on 26th June, 2016 at Civic Theatre in Auckland, I went along to see a couple of singers from a bygone era perform a clutch of old songs for a mostly middle-aged audience. One of the […]

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Memorabilia at Montreux Jazz Festival Anyone visiting Switzerland in July 2016 should not miss this great opportunity at Montreux, home of the montreux Jazz Festival. For the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival, Galartis invites you to discover Montreux Music Memorabilia, an exhibition-auction on the theme of music and arts, July 2-8 2016 at Casino Barrière Montreux. […]

Ray Woolf and the Mike Walker Trio

Here is a review of last years special concert with Ray Woolf and the Mike Walker Trio written by Bill Belton. Ray Woolf with The Mike Walker Trio
Auckland Jazz and Blues Club PT Chev RSA I’m still buzzing from a night of great music, mostly standards, all well known, and played and sung by wonderful […]

Chris Parkinson Broadcaster

What is normal? Is there a part of humanity that is classified as normal? Or are we all individuals? Maybe look at it from another angle, are we meant to be normal? If so what is normal? These are questions we have been asking each other for years. Over time society has changed its values, […]

Delivering a good live performance

This great article was written by Paul Johansen from Stage Sound Ltd Having done live sound engineering for bands for over 30 years I have at least some insight into what makes a good live performance from the audiences point of view. Some very good talent is coming through at present and there is little […]