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, and set up events on their Facebook page.

I am an occasional contributor – alongside a formidable team of music professionals – to  Bass Player Magazine. Before Covid, I used to write a photoblog about the London Bass Guitar Show every year, and be a fixture at the show, walking around, taking notes and carrying my photo equipment. I'm looking forward to being able to do that again.

I run the PR and social media presence of London pub-rock covers band The Junkyard Dogs and Rockabilly three-piece Damo And The Dynamites, and often also help out other bands. I create band posters, flyers and other marketing material in Photoshop, deal with venues and radios, and connect with them and the fans on social media.

In the last couple of years I've been learning how to be the Dogs' and the Dynamites' live sound engineer too. While I wouldn't know where to start if they were playing the London O2, at least I'm able to make them sound pretty decent in small venues and at your average local drinking hole – once they're allowed to put on live music again, that is.


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

My (no longer updated) resource page on being a left-handed musician in a predominantly right-handed world:
LeftyBassGirl


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

Snow Owl at the London Bass Guitar Show 2018

Lee Rocker in London, June 2019

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

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

Paul King of Jump66 at the Richmond Riverside Music Festival

Cherry White at BarFM, Shepherd Bush

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

The unplugged Junkyard Dogs at The Rocket, Acton

Damo And The Dynamites at Uxbridge BID