If you’ve been around the Melbourne music scene even for just a little while, there is a good chance you’ve come across Josh and the crew from the Sunbury based Sound System Studios.
While the recording and rehersal studios have been operating in Sunbury for a number of years now, the little Sunbury powerhouse has added a new string to their bow, opening a licensed live music venue on the same site as the recording studio. With a dearth of venues in the area that truly support original live music, the newest old kids on the block are set to become the true home to music in Melbourne’s outer north.
I was lucky enough to cop an invite to the soft launch for the venue earlier in the month and the new bar and stage all look top notch. The stage lighting definitely made shooting local solo act Brendan Richards and 2011 X Factor winner Reece Mastin an absolute pleasure. As you might expect from a recording studio, the house sound and backline are all top notch too, only increasing my enjoyment of both acts.
A Shot In The Dark (Soft Cover)
A Shot In the Dark is the second book of live music photography to be released by Melbourne based live music photographer Matt Gleeson. Comprising of 128 photos of 66 Australian punk and hard rock bands, the book also contains special features cover the Melbourne Annual Punk’s Pub Crawl and the Nevermind the Warp’d Tour Festival.
Shipping will commence in the first week of December 2018.