Entries by Steve

Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz

In 2013 I met these incredible people and we have seen each other on many occasions since. Hank Marvin (ex Shadows) and his incredible ensemble of talented musicans reside in Perth Western Australia. As well as their main gallery of photos in my portfolio I thought a little reminder on the blog was valid. I […]

More on Glyn Tucker

Glyn Tucker is one of my oldest friends. We meet in the very early 1960’s when I worked for Concord Electronics in New Zealand. Glyn went on and created Mandrill Recording Studios in Parnell Auckland. This photo of Glyn is one I took at the Monaco Diehards Reunion held in Auckland on December 10th 2017. […]


Landscape Photography

Travel and Landscapes Travel and having my bum on an airline seat ranks very high in my interests. Although my real passion is concert photography I do take landscape photos. Being able to frame a shot that shows interest is not my strongest point however some countries make it a little easier with their stunning […]


Cliff Richard

Logan Campbell Centre   Here is one of the best photos I took in the days of film. This was the Cliff Richard concert at Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland 1991. During this tour I took some great photos and also took the guys from the band out into the Auckland harbour, out to Waiheke […]

The Monaco reunion

Today was the reunion of the Monaco nightclub musicians and friends in Auckland New Zealand. The event was organized by Gary Davis and Terry Rouse. The Monaco club itself was originally in Federal Street, however as it was replaced by high rise and new developments the event was subsequently held at the existing site of […]

The Legends

“The Legends” Gray Bartlett with Jodi Vaughan and Brendan Dugan,  together with Eddie Low, were together again at the Turner Centre in Keri Keri New Zealand on November 4th 2017. This sensational group have played to more than 500,000 people in New Zealand over something like twelve years.  

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel, what a treat: This astounding acoustic guitar legend returned to New Zealand for four concerts during September 2017. How privileged I was to attend all four concerts, not only to take some extraordinary photos and video but to also spend some valuable time to get to know and understand what makes this man […]


Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Auckland Jazz and Blues club excelled themselves on Tuesday June 13th 2017. Their venue at the RSA in Pt Chevalier Auckland hosted a true New Zealand Icon Midge Marsden and his blues band. Unfortunately I had never seen Midge live on stage in the early days and last night realized just what I had missed […]


Glyn Tucker

Singer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer. Here is a brief article written by Glyn Tucker, a great friend and enthusiastic music lover and entertainer. I was a singer-songwriter-guitarist, and by the mid seventies had quit playing gigs and started a professional recording studio in Auckland. It became well-known over the next 21 years as Mandrill Recording Studios….During […]


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 […]