Atomique Productions and The [email protected] presented July Talk with Adam Baldwin and MONA live at Sugar Nightclub Saturday November 26, 2016. Magmazing Music, Tyson Elder Rocktography, Lindsey Blane Photography, Kirsten James Creative, Colin Smith Photography, Rob Porter of RMS Media, Leanne Green creative, Jon Lake Photography, and Amus Producitons were there and took photos.
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Or view select highlights and our quick recap at the bottom of this post.
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Other photographers’ galleries will be added when they become available.
July Talk: http://www.julytalk.com
Adam Baldwin: http://www.adambaldwin.ca
Starting off the night at Sugar were MONA based out of Nashville Tennessee. It was the band’s first time in Victoria
Next up was Dartmouth Nova Scotia’s Adam Baldwin. The Matt Mays bandmate performed a 45 minute set of pure Canadian rock with a hint of Springteen influence to a full dance floor of receptive concert-goers
Finally, around 10:30pm it was time for July Talk to take the stage. Sugar Nightclub was jam packed to capacity. Tickets for the show sold out within a day when they first went on sale. Atomique productions managed to squeeze out room for 30 more tickets the day before the show. After July Talk’s two stints at Rock the Shores this year and in 2014, the band’s popularity has skyrocketed to the point where the entire Canadian leg of their tour is sold out.
One of the largest selling points of going to a July Talk concert is their stage presence. Peter Dreimanis’ demeanor on stage is as intense as his voice is growly. Leah Fay vocals and stage presence has a mischievous playfulness that lures you in, but don’t disrespect her or she’ll kick your ass. You watch their interaction on stage and can’t look away. It’s no wonder there were possible record dozen photographers in the small pit for the start of their set.
Nearly every shot I came out with emits some kind of emotion. There are shows where as a photographer, you get your standard shots of musicians performing that are non-descript and can be pretty dull, but you always hope for that one moment where someone breaks out a bright smile, or gives an intense stare at the crowd or jumps as high as they can while playing a chord. Something that shows personality and isn’t just there to play some notes and sing some words. July Talk somehow does that from start to finish.