Snap Scene: Royal Blood, Festival Hall, Melbourne 15th Dec 2023 by Paul Miles

Royal Blood, Festival Hall, Melbourne 15th Dec 2023 by Paul Miles

English rock duo Royal Blood returned to Australia and performed at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Friday 15 December 2023. Formed in Worthing during 2011, their lineup comprises Mike Kerr on vocals and bass with Ben Thatcher on drums. Touring keyboardist Darren James helps fill out their live sound. Royal Blood’s signature sound comes from Kerr’s bass playing style that utilises various effects pedals and amps to make his bass guitar sound like an electric guitar and bass guitar at the same time. Their self-titled debut album was verified by the Official Charts Company as the fastest-selling British rock debut album in three years in the UK. Their fourth and latest album Back to the Water Below was released just a few months ago.

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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.