Snap Scene: Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Max Watts – Friday 26th October 2018

Peter Murphy first made his mark fronting influential UK group Bauhaus, who this year celebrate their 40th anniversary. Bauhaus appeared out of the London post-punk scene in 1978 and with their darkly romantic image and brooding songs like “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, quickly became the touchstone for the nascent goth movement.

Bauhaus, with Peter Murphy at the helm and David J’s soul wrenching bass, helped take goth mainstream, culminating in an appearance in David Bowie’s 1983 film “The Hunger”, noted by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll film movie moments of all time. Murphy then set forth on his internationally acclaimed solo career, and his pioneering and long-lasting influence was reinforced when Trent Reznor brought him in as a collaborator and Nine Inch Nails guest in the late 00’s, and when he made a cameo appearance – as “The Cold One” – in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2010.

Peter Murphy was reunited with David J on this tour and promises a set comprising the classic Bauhaus debut album In The Flat Field plus other brilliant works from the Bauhaus canon which includes such gems as “She’s In Parties”, “Kick In The Eye”, “Terror Couple Kill Colonel”, “Hair Of The Dog”, “The Passion Of Lovers”, “The Sky’s Gone Out”, “Telegram Sam”, “Hollow Hills”, “Dark Entries”, Third Uncle”, “Spirit”, “Lagartija Nick”, and of course “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and their amazing rendition of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” .

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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.

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