September 2017 in Review

A month of Mandarin bands.

 
 

Started off the month with In::Music – Meiting 黃美婷 X NEKO Highway 貓速公路 held at Esplanade Annexe Studio. This is the first installment of In::Music series gig organised by The Esplanade for local Mandarin bands and artistes.

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In::Music – Meiting 黃美婷 X NEKO Highway 貓速公路

 

Ended the month with Music Matters 2017 Day 1 and Day 2. Managed to catch Taiwanese Math-Rock band, Elephant Gym 大象體操 for day 1 and day 2 of this year’s Music Matters. This is also my second time catching them live in Singapore, and the first time they played here was in 2015 at CROSSING SEAS gig at Blu Jaz organised by LivePod.

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Music Matters 2017 Day 1

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Music Matters 2017 Day 2

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August 2017 in Review

A busy month due to relocating to a new place, hence only managed to do one shoot.

 
 

Started off the month with Thrashing Meltdown held at Decline, organised by Odinson Productions. This gig has mostly local Thrash Metal bands as well as Malaysian Thrash Metal band, Exothermix.

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Thrashing Meltdown

July 2017 in Review

A content heavy post for the month covering a wide spectrum of the different types of photography.

 
 

Started off the month with Assault “The Fallen Reich” Album Launch held at Hood Bar and Cafe, organised by Ventbox Productions.

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Assault “The Fallen Reich” Album Launch

 

Next up was going on tour with Tian Di Hui 天地會 in Taiwan. This tour was 5 days 4 nights. The main highlight of this tour is the gig, Tian Di Hui 天地會 Rock in Taipei held at Jack Studio 杰克音樂 on the fourth day. While the rest of the schedule were mostly packed with a full day MV shoot on the second day and a morning media conference and afternoon pre-gig jamming session on the third day.

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Tian Di Hui Rock in Taipei Day 1

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Tian Di Hui Rock in Taipei Day 2

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Tian Di Hui Rock in Taipei Day 3

On the night of the third day, I had my time free, which I went to catch Metal Sensor Final Seal at The Wall. This gig was organised by Metal Sensor 沒頭聲所 and it was the final gig Metal Sensor is ever organising after 5 years. Head Phones President and Hexvoid from Japan, Truth Corroded from Australia and Infernal Chaos played for this gig.

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Metal Sensor Final Seal

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Tian Di Hui Rock in Taipei Day 4

On the fifth day, it was rest day for the band after the gig and nothing was scheduled. I went to the final day of Taipei International Tattoo and Music Festival held at Songshan Cultural and Creative Centre. This tattoo show is a 3 days event, besides tattoo artistes and tattoo shows, it has gigs with local Taiwanese bands playing. On that day, I managed to shoot and caught up with Trash and Flesh Juicer 血肉果汁機 who were playing that day.

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Taipei International Tattoo and Music Festival 2017 090717

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Tian Di Hui Rock in Taipei Day 6

 

After coming back from Taiwan, it was Punk Rock Night. A punk rock gig with James And The Van Der Beeks from Vietnam headlining.

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Punk Rock Night

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Baybeats 2017 Day 3 was on next and I was shooting for alternative and indie rock band, Faux Pas. Faux Pas played at Baybeats 2017 on day 3 as one of the Baybeats 2017 budding band.

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Baybeats 2017 Day 3

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Followed by Morbid Metal Fest III held at Hood Bar and Cafe, organised by Ravage Records. Angelcorpse from US headlined the gig and were supported by Anatomia from Japan, Shambles from Thailand, Sarakkas from Malaysia as well as locally, Ilemauzar, Balberith and Blasphemation.

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Morbid Metal Fest III

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Ended off the month with Heavier than Steel held at The Analog Factory SCAPE, organised by Unholy Production.

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Heavier than Steel

June 2017 in Review

A quiet month and also late post due to being on tour with Tian Di Hui 天地會 in Taiwan about one week ago.

 
 

Started off the month with Lula The Magic Queen’s band photo shoot.

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Lula The Magic Queen 2017

 

Ended the month with Tian Di Hui 天地會 Recording over the weekends on 240617 and 250617 at Snakeweed Studio.

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Tian Di Hui 天地會 Recording 240617

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Tian Di Hui 天地會 Recording 250617

May 2017 in Review

A busy month due to exams but still managed to shoot two gigs, one at the start of the month and the other at the last week of the month.

 
 

May started with Singapore Originals 新創 Valence 薇倫絲 held at Switch by Timbre. Singapore Originals 新創 is a monthly gig organised by Switch by Timbre, and it features local original Mandarin bands or music artistes. In this month, it featured Valence 薇倫絲.

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Singapore Originals 新創 Valence 薇倫絲

 

Ended the month with 樂 (約) 在 Lepark held at Lepark, organised by Over the Moon 跨樂 and Lepark. This is an acoustic gig featuring Adia Tay and Beer Buddies.

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樂 (約) 在 Lepark

April 2017 in Review

A quiet month but managed to shoot two gigs over a weekend. Back to back with one gig after the other.

 
 

Started off the month with Take Off – Record Release held at Decline. This gig was Punk Rock band, Take Off’s album launch, a gig with mostly local Pop Punk and Punk Rock bands on the lineup and a special guest Punk Rock band, Trophy Knives from Malaysia.

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Take off – Record Release

 

Ended off the month with Pastor of Puppets A Tribute to Metallica held at Hood Bar and Cafe. This gig was organized by Vent Box Productions as a tribute gig to Metallica, with mostly local metal bands forming up a tribute band playing Metallica covers.

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Pastor of Puppets A Tribute to Metallica

 

On a side note, there are several plans upcoming, and one of which is to push for more freelance shoots or assignments over the month of late May to July. Please do contact via email at donaldsohpohsoo@gmail.com to book for shoots or for any enquiry about my rates. As for the other plans, will probably announce them in the upcoming blog posts.

March 2017 in Review

A month full of gigs with bands from the region of Asia.

 
 

Started off the month with Villes – Don’t You Worry w/ Special Guests held at Decline. This was Villes first local gig after such a long time from recording their new upcoming album and playing shows overseas.

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Villes – Don’t You Worry w/ Special Guests

 

Followed by two days of Rocking the Region on 040317 and 050317 held at the Esplanade Waterfront. This gig was part of Rocking the Region series held over the weekends during the month of March, featuring bands from Asia as well as Singapore.

In Rocking the Region 040317, it has Goonam, Indie Rock band from Korea, Monomania, Alternative Rock band from Thailand and Inhuman 非人物種, Alternative Rock band from Taiwan.

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Rocking the Region 040317

In Rocking the Region 050317 it has S.O.L.E., Electronica band from Thailand and again, Inhuman 非人物種 from Taiwan.

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Rocking the Region 050317

 

Next was A Night of Blood and Steel held at Decline. This gig is the first gig organised by Odinson Productions. This gig has local Metal and Hardcore bands as well as Punk band, Explicit from Malaysia, Grindcore band, Bersimbah Darah from Indonesia and Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band, Steel from Malaysia.

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A Night of Blood and Steel

 

The month ended off with Rocking the Region 250317 held at the Esplanade Waterfront. Indie Rock band, We are Imaginary from Philippines, Shoegaze and Alternative Rock band, Heals from Indonesia and Punk Rock and Alternative Rock band, Nothing to Declare from Japan played for this gig.

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Rocking the Region 250317