Diger Rokwell Innersense EP Launch

From The Community website:

Diger Rokwell has revealed his first single from forthcoming ep ‘Innersense’ a track exploration into 4/4 music. Diger Rokwell is back with a sonically adventurous new EP ‘Innersense’. Shaped in Berlin last year, Innersense showcases the diverse nature of Rokwell’s production and multi-instrumentation.

Diger, a lover of a theme ‘Innersense’ features 4, 4/4 inspired tracks all 4.00 minutes long. This audio work harks back to Diger’s formulative years of his electronic education whilst pushing into the future.

The whole EP is launching on Saturday the 27th of July at The Bird with support from Mathas, YLEM, Mei Saraswati and Rok Riley.

Innersense will be available digitally on the 28th of July via digerrokwell6000.bandcamp.com

Have a listen here: Innersense by Diger Rokwell

 

The Rubens

The Rubens @ Capitol

Posting a few music photos from a while back that I had forgotten about.

The Rubens play at Amplifier Capitol in Perth on the 3rd of May 2013.

I really enjoyed their light show, and a decent band live.

Taken for Triple J Magazine.

46 Brigade

I recently had a promo photo shoot with the boys from the band 46 Brigade.

Matt, Craig and Stefan are a great 3 piece rock act who are doing big things with their music. They recently played for a packed Patterson’s Stadium during an AFL football match, and had me down at The Irish Club in Subiaco to photograph their album launch.

Stay tuned to the blog for photos from 46 Brigade’s “Reverse The Future” Album Launch.

46 Brigade by Jordan Shields (4)

Concert For The Kimberley, Fremantle

A huge crowd turned out today in Fremantle for Concert For The Kimberley, featuring Missy Higgins and John Butler. South Terrace was filled with thousands of people protesting the development of James Price Point as a gas hub.

The development of James Price Point is a contentious issue, which is opposed by a majority of Broome residents, people around Australia, and internationally.

All photos are © Jordan Shields 2013, all rights reserved. Please get in contact for usage.

 

Riley Pearce

Riley Pearce is a local songwriter who I took some photos for a couple of months ago. He is a really friendly guy, and his music has a lot of soul.

From Riley’s Triple J Unearthed page:

A gifted songwriter, singer and guitarist based in Perth, Western Australia, Riley Pearce has had an incredible passion for music all his life. His songwriting, and ability to connect with the audience is a powerful combination together with his strong rich voice and crisp guitar skills. As a young 19 year old musician getting established across the Western Australian market his performances are sought after at numerous festivals, fairs and markets across the metropolitan area.

His musical influences includes the likes of Passenger, Matt Corby & Charlie Simpson who all have their own unique styling much the same as Riley offers. He truly is a promising young talent that is developing a growing following.

Have a listen to Riley’s music on his Soundcloud page and if you like what you hear, become a fan on facebook.

Baamba, Bran Nue Dae

While I was up in The Kimberley, I was assigned to take some photos of the anti-gas protest concert for the newspaper. The concert took place on the deck of the Karma IV, which was used as a stage due to the approval not being granted for a concert on Cable Beach.

The Pigrams, Stephen ‘Baamba’ Albert and Rob Hurst were some of the many musicians who performed that day in support of the Broome community.

It was a surreal day; seeing thousands of people walk down the beach like an army, swimming out and dancing in the water. Pearl luggers floated by in the sunset, until it got dark and we shared a dingy ride with Rob and some local ladies who told me when I was walking in the shallows, “don’t lift your feet silly, you’ll step on a ray, shuffle your feet on the bottom”, thanks for the tip! 🙂

Here is Baamba performing Bran Nue Dae:

Paul Dempsey

Paul Dempsey by jshieldsphoto
Paul Dempsey, a photo by jshieldsphoto on Flickr.

Paul Dempsey backstage before performing at the Art Gallery of WA.

It was by chance that I took this photo. I arrived to collect my media pass to photograph Paul’s show, and the ladies at The Art Gallery assumed I was there to get a backstage portrait of Paul. I just went along with it, got introduced, and he asked me what I wanted him to do. I hadn’t thought of that, so I just asked him to relax in the middle of the couch.

**update**

I was at the Art Gallery this week and was informed that the shoot was in fact pre-arranged. Glad to see people are reading my blog 🙂 I wish I had known I was taking a portrait earlier, I would have actually shaved.

This photo was taken 2 years ago, almost to the day.