Mandy Hall – Editor
Mandy is a music photographer & writer. She runs Mandy Hall Media, which includes Social Media marketing, PR & Graphic Design for the music industry. She is also a web developer – she created and supports this website.
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Mary Boukouvalas – Music Editor
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.
She does not do weddings.
Here are some quotes about Mary’s work:
“Mary, you make shit shine”. ~Mick Thomas, Weddings Parties, Anything.
“Great pics. Real. Emotion grabbing photos that yank you and crank you right to the spot. The scene of the crime. Are you really there? It sure feels like it.”~Steve Poltz, singer-songwriter.
“Mary doesn’t take pictures, she ‘plays’ the Camera. It’s as if she’s playing the drums, snapping away in rhythm with her subject. Total rapport”~Danny Farrant, drummer, The Buzzcocks.
More about Mary’s photography here: http://www.rocklust.com/About-Me
Anna is a founding member of What’s My Scene and made her contribution to the site by coming up with the name we liked best during our initial brainstorming session.
She has been writing for Street Press in Melbourne and Sydney for the last 18 years. She is passionate about food and music, is an avid reader and used to hand write reviews for Beat Magazine at the Great Britain Hotel, where a patron once suggested she was ripping off articles in Rolling Stone magazine.
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Martin is an Australian guitarist and vintage guitar collector. Apart from his solo work he is a member of The Atlantics, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs and is currently guitarist in Mental As Anything.
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Sharon is a freelance music journalist with 20 years experience writing for street press, web publications and blogs. She specialises in reviewing gigs, books, CD’s, and theatre productions.
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Ben has played guitar for a long time, and has accumulated an odd assortment of guitars over the years. He plays around Melbourne with Instrumental Asylum – a surf/spy/guitar-noir group, and also with his gypsy-jazz combo The Ben Rogers Trio.
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Rob Snarski has just released his album “Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1)” and is currently touring the country with uber-guitarist Shane O’Mara. Check out the tour dates at Rob’s website.
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Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.
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Jane Rocca is a music journalist who celebrates 20 years in print journalism this year. She writes for The Age, Sydney Sun Herald, Sunday Life magazine, West Australian and Shortlist in The Age. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, GQ, Australian Style, Cream, The Face UK and WWD New York. She is also the contributing fashion and lifestyle writer for The Weekly Review and spends way too many hours buying shoes, collecting vinyl and drinking cocktails.
She has published three cocktail books via Hardie Grant since 2003.
See Janes’s articles.
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. He has covered rock shows from Brooklyn to Bangalore to Las Vegas to Tokyo to Hollywood, including street concerts in Melbourne’s AC/DC Lane and Manhattan’s Times Square. Paul’s photos have been published in online media like Time Out Beijing and in print magazines like Germany’s Rock Hard, and he has released a book of backstage rock photography in New York City called Before I Hit The Stage (Outskirts Press, 2015). His previous book Sex Tips From Rock Stars was released globally by the world’s biggest publisher of music books (Omnibus Press, 2010), as well as foreign language editions.