Skegss are one a band from Byron Bay, Australia. But I probably don’t need to tell you that. The trio have a slew of EPs, 50 Push Ups For A Dollar, Everyone Is Good At Something and Holiday Food.
About Skegss (band)
Skegss are a three-piece surf rock type of band from Byron Bay comprised of Benny Reed, Toby Cregan and Jonny Lani. They’re very similar to Dune Rats style but a little less party-focused. They’re a bit like Hockey Dad in some ways. In 2018, they released their debut album, My Own Mess. It instantly became one of my favourite albums.
My journey photographing Skegss
I’ve been photographing Skegss since I first saw them supporting Dune Rats. If you haven’t been to a show on Skegss tour, then you’re missing out. That’s the most important thing. The next most important thing is that if you want to see what it’s like, check out the photos from the tour they did in regional Australia. It’s probably the best summary, despite the more surprising location. I’ve photographed them supporting Holiday Food EP at The Zoo, Up In The Clouds, Laneway Festival and more.
Skegss’ on Laneway Festival 2019
I was asked to do Laneway Festival 2019 with Skegss because their lighting setup and stage show was going to be one of their biggest yet.
It definitely was, and despite my gear giving up halfway through the shoot, I made do and captured the frenzy that was Skegss at Laneway Festival.
Check out the photos of Skegss at Laneway Festival 2019 here.
Skegss’ Up In The Clouds Tour
Skegss released one of my favourite songs of 2018, Up In The Clouds. In traditional music industry fashion, they did a tour to support the release.
Skegss’ Regional Tour
Skegss hit the regional circuit and I joined them on the coastal dates.
Check out the photos from those show dates.
Holiday Food EP Tour
Skegss Supporting Dune Rats
This was the first time I photographed Skegss.
My favourite Skegss songs
Skegss – Eat It
Eat It is probably one of Skegss most fun songs, lyrically. I think Eat It was the first song I heard from the dudes. Basically the entire song is about wanting to eat everything in the world. Who can’t relate to that?
Skegss – Up In The Clouds
There’s something about Up In The Clouds that is really special to me. It’s fun, but it’s sad. It’s just full of melancholy. Benny told me that their album was done, and was a bit of a bummer and hoped people would like it. Up In The Clouds is a pretty good summary of the balance of fun and bummer vibes of My Own Mess. The music video might even be better than the song, if that’s even possible.
Skegss – Spring Has Sprung
If you haven’t heard this one, you’ve probably been living under a rock. When the dudes launched their EP, Holiday Food, Spring Has Sprung was everywhere on Triple J.