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 forum 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, and help organise their regional and national meetups such as the 'Bass Bashes' and the meeting point at the London Bass Guitar Show. I document 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 every year I write a mega-blog about their London Bass Guitar Show. I'm a fixture at the show, walking around, taking notes and carrying my photo equipment.
I also run Facebook and Twitter for London pub-rock covers band The Junkyard Dogs, advise the band on optimising and enhancing their website, and create posters, flyers and other marketing material in Photoshop.
I do a lot of photography – and some videoing – for gigging bands. Besides being The Junkyard Dogs' regular live photographer and video operator (check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed), I have worked with The Long String Hawkers, Wily Bo Walker's Mescal Canyon Troubadours, Kareña K, King Ralph, and others.
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.
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
The Mescal Canyon Troubadours at 100 Club, London
Andy Rourke at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017
Glen Matlock at the London Bass Guitar Show 2017
Mister Super Juice at The Village Inn, Ealing
Lee Rocker at the London Bass Guitar Show 2015
Billy Sheehan at the London Bass Guitar Show 2015
The Junkyard Dogs at The Halfway House, Barnes
King Ralph with Keith Waithe at Kew Village Market
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