Earlier this month The Strums had their EP launch in a hidden little nook in West End known as The Bearded Lady. After getting told I was able to shoot it on behalf of AAA Backstage I also got told to watch out because they like to jump on / off things so I knew I was in for an interesting night.

The gig started with Dead Zephyr, a local Brisbane band who I had never heard of, going absolutely crazy with just two members making such incredible music which completely surprised me as they were the first support. The next act Cafeine had flown in from Canada and within seconds I felt like I was watching a Future Islands live performance with the lead singer busting out some very interesting dance moves and getting the crowd involved by jumping off the stage whenever he could and then ending the song with a dramatic stance or prayer. Needless to say they were extremely catchy and with the atmosphere of the place, it felt like I was in an underground venue listening to The Cure so huge props to them.

Finally with the room at what seemed to be capacity The Strums came on and even though I had once again never heard of their music it felt like the entire room was singing along to their songs. Between the beautiful lights, the rock and roll music, the smoke machines and the members jumping onto the drum kit it was definitely an exciting gig.

I'm really glad that I got offered to photograph this gig because if I hadn't have I wouldn't have gotten to know some crazy bands and a really nice little venue.
 

Dead Zephyr at The Bearded Lady

Dead Zephyr at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

Cafeine at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady

The Strums at The Bearded Lady