I had never photographed Hockey Dad before, but my brother-in-law has always been a huge fan. You know when you are told a band is really good by someone you don’t know well, you just space on it all together. My brother-in-law is a legend, so I gave Hockey Dad a listen back when they released Boronia, and he was totally right.
I think Blend Inn is Hockey Dad strengthening their sound on what they know made Boronia such a solid hit. I had never met the dudes before – maybe once at a Skegss or Dune Rats show, but they were ace. This Hockey Dad show was moved from Woolly Mammoth after the floor almost gave way during one of their all-ages shows here in Brisbane.
The leftover Brisbane shows were combined into one super show at The Tivoli. The Tivoli is my favourite medium-size venue. It has a beautiful, old-school feel without being a hassle for international bands or the punters.
Anyway, enough of my ramble. Here are the pics.