Australia

Docklands Blues Music Festival

Jimi Hocking Band, Melbourne, Australia, Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica

I did not find out about the Docklands Blues Music Festival on Sunday until my friend, Win rang me up on the morning of the day itself.
It was really crowded when I finally got there in the evening and I did not think I was able to shoot as there were barely any standing space around while I bobbed to the tunes of Dreamboogie.
In the end, I was very fortunate to not only get the best seat in the house for the final three bands but to get close enough to shoot with the 35mm Summilux!

There was even a bonus aerialist act as it was held in Wonderland Spiegeltent, somewhat of a circus tent.

Melbourne, Australia, Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Aerialist, Performance, Wonderland Spiegeltent

Gravity defying act by the aerialist.

Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men.
Note Hoodoo and not Voodoo.
I searched it and yes there is a difference!

Hailing all the way from Germany, the Johnny Rieger Band.

Melbourne, Australia, Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Johnny Rieger Band, Germany, Tour

All the way from Germany!

Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Johnny Rieger Band, Germany, Final Bow

A wonderful performance from the Johnny Rieger Band

The bands played really amazing blues music throughout the night but the highlight of the entire festival was the Jimi Hocking Band in which Win was a huge fan of.
After his performance, I can see why he is the highlight and I am a new Jimi Hocking fan.

Melbourne, Australia, Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Jimi Hocking Band, Musician

Jimi Hocking

I heard he has a showy guitar style and he did not disappoint with his guitar stunts, on and off the floor!

Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Jimi Hocking, Playing

Do not try this at home!

The audience went wild as it got later into the night;  the entire place was on their feet!
I’m pretty sure alcohol helped too.
Before and after:

Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Jimi Hocking, fans, guitar

Michelangelo -Jimi Hocking style

I had so much fun listening to all the great bands and had an absolute blast!
See you at the Docklands Blues Music Festival 2015!

Docklands Blues Music Festival, Jamie Chan, Leica, Jimi Hocking, Photographer

Till next year!

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    • Thank you Robert; yes there were many other female artist that were really good but unfortunately I only made it in time for the last 3 set!
      I did catch a little bit of DreamBoogie and they are amazing!

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