Nick Barker and the Reptiles was formed in 1988 by the iconic Aussie singer/songwriter Nick Barker. The rock group played extensively around Australia, touring 200 shows on a National Pub Tour.
After releasing their cover of Cockney Rebels’ ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)’, they shot to fame throughout Australia as they reached the top 30 on the ARIA Singles Charts November 1989. With albums such as Goin’ To Pieces (1989) and After the Show (1991) being released by the band, Nick Barker and the Reptiles are known for their rocking tracks and their stellar performances.
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.