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 hope you enjoy these photos as much as I have loved taking them.
Hank Marvin and his Gypsy Jazz Quartet from Perth Western Australia, made a surprise visit to the Christchurch Jazz Festival in April 2015.
They performed at the Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street.
The group consisted of Hank Marvin (ex Shadows) on guitar, Gary Taylor (ex Herd) on Guitar, Nunzio Mondia on Accordion and Robbie Pisano on double bass. They also made a visit nationwide in 2013 and their last visit was in November of 2015. The cities visited in the last tour was Nelson, Wellington, Tauranga. and Auckland. Prior to the last visit they performed at the Fly By Night Club in Perth their home town.
I was introduced to Hank Marvin (The Shadows) back in 2013 by my friend of 48 years Gray Bartlett. What happened since that meeting is nothing short of amazing and I intend writing the full story in detail. This will start from back in the early 1960’s because the events leading up to the current situation have a bearing on it and quite remarkable. I hope to produce a book about it both in digital format and as a hard copy with high quality pictures. Parts of the events can be read in my life story on this site but not in real detail. Since that time I have become extremely passionate about the art of Concert Photography which happens to be very challenging to say the least.