Melbourne alternative rock band Motor Ace played the By The C festival at Catani Gardens on St Kilda’s foreshore on Sunday 14 March 2021. The band comprises Patrick “Patch” Robertson on vocals and guitar, Dave Ong on guitar, Damo Costin on drums, and Matt Balfe on bass.
After forming during 1998, Motor Ace enjoyed top five chart success on the ARIA Albums Chart with Five Star Laundry and Shoot This, the latter debuted at #1 and was certified Gold. Both albums were nominated for Best Rock Album at consecutive ARIA awards as the new millennium began. Following a lengthy hiatus, the band reunited and embarked on a national tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary, which subsequently lit a fire in them again. While the pandemic has slowed progress on a slew of projects in the works, the band is working hard behind the scenes to bring their fans new music in their “dreamy distorted anthemic pop-rock” style.
Paul Miles is a rock photographer specializing in live music photography, who captures the true spirit of rock’n’roll in action by many of the world’s greatest performers. Over the years, he has shot a vast array of rock music photography: from gigs in world-famous clubs like the Apollo in Harlem and the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, to iconic arenas like New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Australia’s MCG, as well as in retail stores Barnes & Noble, Apple, and John Varvatos CBGBs.