perjantai 31. lokakuuta 2014

Michael Monroe Live Tavastia, Evenign Show, 11.10.2014, Helsinki Finland

Ok, so I promised You pics of the evening show later this week and, well, here they are!

One must take off his hat and bow deep for a band who deliver show with this much intensity, and fucking does it twice a day! Goddamn! I was fucking done after and all I did was wear 5+ kilos of camera gear, but these dudes, they go over the stage like freaking maniacs!

As long as Michael Monroe band is alive and kicking, Gene Simmons can shove his comments about rock being dead, deep down in his arse! He doesn't know jack shit about rock n roll with statements like that!

Rock n' roll is here, on stage, as Michael Monroe band!

Thanks for being able to be there, see this, hear this and in a way, be a part of it.

All this and everything else © Tomi Vesaharju

keskiviikko 29. lokakuuta 2014

Sallan ja Miron matka maailman ympäri Live Kesäloma Express, 31.5.2014, Hämeenlinna

First! thank you internet for making it so easy to discover new cool bands. Much easier than it was before.

I've always been very fond on these small indie bands which have strong diy thing going on. I really appreciate that dedication and believing into yourself and doing your own thing in your own way. That is the attitude this needs to be done, as it is art, something that comes from one's vision without marketing executives telling you how You should sound. Get the idea?  This band is no exception to that. It holds lot's of talent, multitalent's as they tend to to all by themselves. I really bow down to band like these!

And as this bit far from my usual liking's I must say that I don't really think of genres with music. There is only good music, and bad music. It's very mood dependent thing to me. I listen to whatever suits me at the time.

But then, ahead we go. This even was an end of school event and free to all. We wen' there with family as I always wan't to take my kids to see shows as much as possible. And by suprise! My camera was with me. Who would have thought.....

Check out their blog here and official Facebook site here

Support the artists!

All this and everything else © Tomi Vesaharju

maanantai 27. lokakuuta 2014

Michael Monroe Live Tavastia, All Ages Show, 11.10.2014, Helsinki Finland

So on the 11th October it was time for my third & fourth Michael Monroe band's gigs for this year. 1st show was in Tampere, pictures from that show in here, 2nd show was at Wanaja Festival, pictures in here, and now it was time to demolish Tavastia Klubi here in Helsinki.

I've been shooting some bands there before and know the place kinda well, but there are always moving things when you're in between people with your equipment, so it never let's you go easy on it.

The first show was an all ages one, which I think is a great way to let younger audience to come and see a real rock n' roll show. And feel the atmosphere of a real rock club, too! Since most of the active fans, street teamers etc. are from younger generations I think this option should be available more. 

So as I contacted the Michael Monroe management about it, I asked to shoot both shows. And they let me do that! Thanks guys! It turned out to be a killer idea. See, Tavastia Klubi has this balcony up there on which one can get superb pictures and to my luck it wasn't open for public on the first gig and the restaurant manager granted me an access there all by myself!! So I got to be there completely all by myself. A rare occasion so that you can concentrate on shooting that much during show and not have to pass around drunks.... I was more than happy!

So, here are the pictures from the first show. Evening show following later this week!

All this and everything else © Tomi Vesaharju