Music Blogging, Live Gig Photography, Social Media

I don't play in public, but I write about all things bass and music in general, and take photos of them!

Meet the Bluejay

I only started playing bass later in life, and I have chosen to do it just for my own enjoyment, without joining a band or playing live. 

I am a moderator on Basschat, Europe's largest online discussion forum for electric and double bass players: I take care of social media, PR and membership activities, manage their Twitter account, set up events on their Facebook page, help organise their regional and national meetups such as the 'Bass Bashes', and document the goings-on at the Basschat meeting point at the London Bass Guitar Show. I capture absolutely everything in my photoblogs – if I haven't taken a photo of it, it's not worth seeing! 

I am a contributor – alongside a formidable team of music professionals – to every month's issue of Bass Guitar Magazine and Bass Player Magazine, and every year I write a mega-blog about the London Bass Guitar Show. I'm a fixture at the show, walking around, taking notes and carrying my photo equipment. 

I run the Facebook accounts of London pub-rock covers band The Junkyard Dogs, Hertfordshire Country Rock band The Chiltern Hillbillies, and London Rockabilly three-piece Damo And The Dynamites, among others. I also advise these bands on optimising and enhancing their web presence, and create their posters, flyers and other marketing material in Photoshop. 


My photoblog of music-related events:
Bluejay's Music Blog

My resource page on being a left-handed musician in a predominantly right-handed world:
LeftyBassGirl


Feel free to get in touch if you'd like me to help you.

 

Below are some recent photos I took at the London Bass Guitar Show and at selected live gigs.

Snow Owl at the London Bass Guitar Show 2018

David Ellefson at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Ida Nielsen at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Rob Trujillo at the London Bass Guitar Show 2016

Paul King of Jump66 at the Richmond Riverside Music Festival

The Mescal Canyon Troubadours at 100 Club, London

Shez Raja at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Andy Rourke at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Glen Matlock at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Yolanda Charles at the London Bass Guitar Show 2018

Mister Super Juice at The Village Inn, Ealing

Lee Rocker at the London Bass Guitar Show 2015

Peter Hook backstage at the London Bass Guitar Show 2018

Billy Sheehan at the London Bass Guitar Show 2015

The Kareña K Trio at the Ealing Jazz Festival

King Ralph with Keith Waithe at Kew Village Market

Dave Marks backstage at the London Bass Guitar Show 2018

Stuart Hamm at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Suzi Quatro with Dave Marks at the London Bass Guitar Show 2016

Cherry White at BarFM, Shepherd Bush

The unplugged Junkyard Dogs at The Rocket, Acton