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Mathew Street Music Festival Liverpool - Hotting Up for 2012...

photo of mathew street festival 2012Being an optimistic Kiwi photographer living in Liverpool - i'm happy it's raining on the eve of the Mathew Street Festival 2012. Cause that means it will be nice, sunny day for photography tomorrow!

Always a delight and an honour to be the official photographer of the Festival - it's shaping up to be a bigger, better, brighter Mathew Street than ever before. Am really looking forward to capturing the new aspects such as the "Strawberry Fields" in Saint Johns Gardens and all the new tribute acts including Jessie J, Rihanna and Pearl Jam. Dynamic local artist Esco Williams also makes his Mathew Street Festival debut on the Williamson Stage tomorrow. Stay tuned for some blog updates and a few colourful shots as they come to hand!

So what's it all about anyway? Here's some photos from the past couple of years:

Mathew Street Festival 2011

Mathew Street Festival 2010

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The People of Mathew Street Festival 2011 - some photos of the festival goers...

At the end of the day - this is what it all comes down to... You. The people. This was my third year as the official photographer of the Mathew Street Festival. Each year I try to capture something a little bit different. This year I was given a nice open brief - a "freedom to roam" if you will. Previous years I have been given long lists of bands that need to be ticked off and i've found myself racing between stages and focusing mostly on the acts themselves. This year I had more of a chance to stop and look around me. The amount of people who make a big effort is astounding. People getting dressed up in all sorts of fancy garb - reminds me of the heady days of Big Day Out's in New Zealand. It was always a time to grab the face paint and don a whig! But Liverpudlians are unique in their own right. They're a special bunch, these Scousers - and this selection of photos goes out to you! the people of mathew street festival Liverpool 2011

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Oh, also - the ladies in the ambulance outfits dancing... they are, um, actual paramedics! Rock on ladies...

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The first morning of Mathew Street Festival had "positive impact" - some photos from a Motown tribute band.

Photo-wise - might as well start from the top! First band on the bill was Positive Impact. Quite possibly the perfect band for a festival like Mathew Street. Instantly bringing a soulful groove to the streets, they had the Liverpool crowd dancing away from the outset. Numerous incarnations of famous motown artists later, it turned into a mass sing-a-long. Very cool to see!Oh, and last shot - if a little random - I spotted Alice Cooper on the way to the next stage. You just gotta love this festival. More photos to come...

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

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photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

photos of positive impact motown band from mathew Street, festival, event, photography, liverpool

More photos to come a bit later on - just gotta jet off for a quick job at Liverpool One - so stay tuned!

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Rock and Soul Mates - Memphis Tennessee and Liverpool England. Some promotional Street Photography.

photo of mathew street liverpool Kicking off on the 28th of September is "Rock and Soul Mates" and it's the tale of two cities, more alike than you'd think!

To help promote the festivities I was commissioned to grab a few photos of Mathew Street. These will be used on various promotional material in the coming months.

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Here's the blurb from the Rock and Soul Mates website:

Two cities that are thousands of miles apart but that have a shared history stretching back centuries. The rivers each city sits on brought them both to the fore of the Industrial Revolution. From the cotton trade and slavery to maritime innovation and wealthy merchants, Liverpool and Memphis became the perfect breeding ground for another revolution… but this time a musical one.

Blues, rockabilly, rock 'n' roll and Merseybeat. The sounds of the cities echoes through the streets and creates a vibrancy and musical heritage that is still alive today.

And to the future… waterside regeneration, academic excellence, successful business and a dedication to music and culture continue to link Liverpool and Memphis as they move towards their next chapter as rock 'n' soul mates.

Discover for yourself what each has to offer… 

 

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Mathew Street Festival Kicks off with a beauty blue sky day...

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Starting off with rain looming - the clouds disappeared and the Mathew Street Festival Liverpool 2010 kicked off with a bang!
Turned out to be a great day for photography. Here's a quick snap from the Black Eyed Peaz on the Superlambanana stage. There'll be plenty more photos to come...

The People of Mathew Street... some more photos from last year...

That's what it's all about right? People from all walks of life coming together for the Mathew Street Festival Liverpool. Sure to be another magic couple of days this year, it all kicks off on Sunday... see ya'll down there!

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Mathew Street Festival is looming - here's a few photos from last year

The fantastic Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool is here again this bank holiday weekend.. pray for sunshine! It's been a crazy year since the last one - and didn't get round to posting a blog entry from last year. So here goes.......

Liverpool City Centre is literally transformed into one big concert/party area for 2 days. Stretched across 6 stages there's something for everyone! There's a Beatles theme running through the Castle Street stage and plenty of other artists all performing as their more famous (and sometimes dead) counterparts such as: Freddie Mercury, Blondie, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon and the Smiths. Here's some photographs of the performers from last year. Continually playing catch-up on the ol' blog i'll post some of my favourite crowd/people shots before the weekend too...

 

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