Snap Scene: Saliva – Max Watts Melbourne 15-Feb-2018

American hard rockers Saliva played Max Watt’s in Melbourne on Thursday 15 February 2018 on their first-ever Australian Tour. Formed in Memphis, Tennessee late in 1996, Saliva has gone on to release ten studio albums, picking up a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance along the way, during their most commercially successful period in 2002.

Led by founding member Wayne Swinny on lead guitar – who unfortunately couldn’t make the trip so had a replacement – the band currently features their longtime drummer Paul Crosby, Bobby Amaru on lead vocals (who replaced original singer Josey Scott back in 2012), and newest member Brad Stewart (Shinedown, Fuel) on bass. The band treated Melbourne rockers to a hard-hitting set of fan-favourite songs like Click Click Boom, Always, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Disease, and Superstar. It’s hard to believe it’s been 8 years since Saliva’s greatest hits album was released.

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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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