Zane Carney in Vancouver

Back in the fall of 2017, I shot Jonny Lang at the Commodore Ballroom for Patchchord News.  The opener for that show was Zane Carney, a fabulously talented singer/songwriter and guitarist.  Not only was he the opener, but he is also the guitar player in Jonny Lang’s touring band.  I had the chance to meet Zane after the show and gave him my card while we chatted about playing with Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Avril Lavigne and music in general.  I sent him some of my shots from the show and stayed in contact as much as people do these days, by following each other on social media, etc.  It was through Instagram that Zane reached out to me about shooting his AirBnB concert in Vancouver on May 5th, to which I agreed to do!  

The concert was in Queen Elizabeth Park right in the heart of Vancouver and the night couldn’t have been any better.  The sun was shining and spring flowers were all in bloom.  The pavillion is acoustically spectacular for this type of show, and have to say I would love to see more of these types of shows there.  I arrived to find Zane set up and running through a sound check.  I got to meet actor Meganne Young who recently relocated from LA to Vancouver earlier in the year.  The concert was a small, intimate show with Zane performing solo, playing guitar and telling stories.  It was brilliant!

After the show I introduced myself to Patrick Warburton who is an actor some of you may know from Seinfeld, The Tick, voice of Joe on Family Guy, etc.  He’s a great guy, very nice and laid back.  Zane and Patrick were on Dave’s World 20 years ago, so he stopped by to see Zane play guitar and visit.

Have to say, I love my life as a photog!

Zane Carney opening for Jonny Lang in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom


HEAD CD Release April 28th at the Rickshaw

I’ve had the honour of working with the band HEAD during the making of their latest Album, “Dear Father”.  I was invited down to shoot them in Warehouse Studios while they were tracking and then a couple of performances, the latest at the Rickshaw Theatre.  This was the CD Release party for the album that was thrown to celebrate.  Along with HEAD on the bill, they also had Borg Queen and Vancouver’s own Garrett.  I am proud of this disc as it’s one of 2 albums released this year which has some of my photography work and art in it.  Check them out and listen to the second concept album at www.HEADmusic.ca



We Hunt Buffalo in the Studio

One of the things I really enjoy is being given the opportunity to go into a studio when a band is recording their album and capture some of the magic in a few photos.  My friends in We Hunt Buffalo were recording at Rain City Recorders Studio early this year and invited me down to pop some shots and roll some video footage for possible future use when the album comes out.  One thing I always recommend is getting shots and video when you’re in the process of making your album, rather then trying to recreate something later, you know after the album goes platinum…  

Looking forward to hearing what the album is going to sound like!  Checkout We Hunt Buffalo on their website www.wehuntbuffalo.com

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