Sloan @ Flato Markham Theatre – January 27, 2017

Photographed Sloan in concert at the Flato Markham Theatre in Markham, Ontario, on January 27, 2017. Officially, this was my third time shooting them live. They played their One Chord To Another album in full, then, after a short intermission, they played a selection of favourites. The venue staff were amazingly accommodating, going so far as to provide me with a ticket/seat. The best part – no shooting restrictions! Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto.

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

The House Of Haunt @ The Rockpile – October 30, 2016

The House Of Haunt finished up their four-city Halloween tour with a gig at The Rockpile in Toronto on October 30, 2016. Keyboardist/MC The Red Duke has taken his leave and entered the bowels of Hell, so this was the first Toronto appearance of new support guitarist Django Bloodheart. As always, it was a fun show, with plenty of theatrics and some killer tunes. Check out the pics!

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

アザナ and KilloneX @ Varit (Kobe, Japan) – October 13, 2016

During my recent trip to Japan, I popped in to a place called Varit in Kobe to see my first ever visual kei concert in the Land of the Rising Sun. There were two bands on the bill アザナ (Azana) and KilloneX. Not only were the bands amazing to watch, but so were the fans – mainly teenage girls – that were headbanging with a ferocity that would put grown men to shame. On top of that, they were doing co-ordinated dance moves in unison. Not something you’re likely to see at a concert in Toronto!

Anyway, the best part of the night was when the two bands combined their forces at the end to play a couple of songs. After the show, I chatted briefly in my broken Japanese with a few band members and bought some CDs. Here are some pics from the show!

KilloneX

アザナ

アザナ / KilloneX

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

54-40, Junkhouse @ The CNE – September 2, 2016

I recently photographed a couple of Canadian bands that were pretty big when I was in my college and university days. 54-40 and Junkhouse played the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) on September 2, 2016.

54-40

Junkhouse

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM