Snap Scene: Pseudo Echo, The Palms at Crown, Melbourne 12th March 2021

Electro synth-pop rockers Pseudo Echo performed their first post-COVID concert at The Palms at Crown casino in hometown Melbourne on Friday 12 March 2021. Led by founding frontman Brian Canham on vocals and guitar, the band also includes bass keytarist James Mudd, synth keytarist Matty Ray, and drummer Cameron Smith.

Pseudo Echo enjoyed their most commercial success in the 1980s, as their first three albums reached Top 20 and they won Most Popular Australian Group at the Countdown Music Awards in ’86 (Brian Canham also won Most Popular Male Performer that year.) The evening’s sold-out show featured all their new wave hits like Listening, A Beat for You, and their #1 hit cover of Funky Town, plus a selection of material from their eight studio albums – the most recent titled After Party, which was their second album released during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020. Being their first show in a year, the event was a party-like celebration that had fans singing and dancing along.

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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.

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