Sylvain Sylvain Tim Burgess And Radkey – Instamatic For The People

Although I am now super busy with preparations for my A A D exhibition opening at The Cluny on 6 November 

I have had time to keep working on my Instamatic for The People project

For me the New York Dolls are such an important band and I always privileged to have seen them recently starting with their first comeback gig at the Royal Festival Hall back in 2004.  It was an absolute honour to add Sylvain to my Instamatic for the People project.

It was also great to have the legend that is Tim Burgess to my project  such a cool guy and feel really privileged to have him as part of my project.

I also photographed Radkey who have just appeared on Jools Holland show and really blew me away with their set at The Cluny – looking forward to seeing them again in 2014

 

Sylvain Sylvain Instamatic For The People 2013

Sylvain Sylvain Instamatic For The People 2013

Tim Burgess Instamatic for the People 2013

Tim Burgess Instamatic for the People 2013

 

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

 

Dee Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Dee Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

 

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 2010

I am still recovering from the three night stint of New York Dolls at The Cluny here in Newcastle. It has been like the holiday season to be photographing a band I admire and have followed  for all of my adult life and before – which is a long time.

I was lucky enough to see Johnny Thunders play at Newcastle Riverside – back then never in my wildest dreams could I have envisaged seeing the New York Dolls playing at a pub under Byker Bridge – I feel now anything is possible.

In 2004 I saw their first reunion at Royal Festival Hall at the time I thought it was going to be their two gigs at that venue then they would go back to doing their solo work – since they have delivered two strong relevant albums songs from which they play in their live set-  they are not just are not just relying on past glories. It was good to hear some new songs at the gigs from their new album which they are recording here in Newcastle.


New York Dolls Royal Festival Hall 16 June 2004

You can see my photographs from their Royal Festival Hall gig on my Flickr page

Anyhow I must admit I felt more pressure than normal shooting these gigs as I really wanted to do the band justice at such keynote  gigs for our area.

The images are in my Live Music Gallery the links are:

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 4 September 2010

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 5 September 2010

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 6 September 2010

Taken With L-U-V

Hope you like them

David

My Tribute To David Johansen And Sylvain Sylvain Mizrahi Of New York Dolls

I have  made a slide show as a tribute to the long-term friendship of David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain . The bond between them seems so strong and was so refreshing to see them and the band relaxed and having such a good time during their three night stint at The Cluny in my hometown of  Newcastle. I will be adding more photographs from the gigs to my gallery soon