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Socializing

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2010 by Tallee Savage

Hello everyone!..
I have been really busy for over a week and I have not had the time to write anything on my blog, so I thought I would just show a peak from some events that I attended these last months.

Faster Pussycat at Harry B James, Sweden

Hollywood sleaze rockers from the 80’s – FASTER PUSSYCAT, made a tour together with Enuff Z’nuff and opening act Dirty Passion. Here they are playing at Harry B James. The drummer Chad Steward put us up on the guest list. Tickets were not expensive, but I hate standing in long lines. So to be on the guest list is always nice : ) (January 20th 2010)

Michael Thomas – guitar player of Faster Pussycat. His mommy did obviously not teach him that is rude to point at people? I had to think fast for an appropriate and cool response to that.

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PRETTY VACANTS –  Great friends and awesome musicians doing their interpretation of their favourite songs. Stuff from Sex Pistols, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Audioslave, Queens of the stone age etc. Club Harry B James (Helter Skelter Night) – February 4, 2010)
Pretty Vacants are: Mats Levén (Yngwie, Therion, Krux), Andy Christell (Electric Boys, Hanoi Rocks), Marcus Jidell (Royal Hunt, E-Type), Jolle Atlagic (Hanoi Rocks, The Quill).

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Mingling with friends – The one and only Mats Rubath of A.I.K, JenHell, Chris Laney, Matzon and moi.

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My sweet friends Kattis and Jessie. I met them both 1993. Here we are celebrating Kattis 40th birthday at the restaurant “Da Papa Sito” (February 6, 2010)

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Ann-Marie is both my hairdresser and my friend. Here we are celebrating her turning 30 (still a baby) with some Indian food at the restaurant DADO. (Here she is with boyfriend Ankan).
After dinner we had some cake that her mother made… yummy!!! (February 27, 2010)

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Casablanca made an appearance in the Hotel Bar of the Hotel Scandic Malmen. A short but efficient performance. Here is Anders Ljung, the singer, Looking a little melancholic.
Guitar player of Casablanca on the other hand was in a completely different mood. Here with my friend Jenny. Little did they know about my paparazzi skills, he he he he.

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I can´t really recall what Jen and I are doing here. Talking? Showing off lipstick?
I will have to ask photographer Uffe Magnusson about that.

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This mini festival took place at the Old Printshop in Alvik, just outside of Stockholm – April 10, 2010, with live acts like Bullet, Dundertåget, Hardcore Superstar, Fatal Smile, Crazy Lixx, Casablanca etc. My friend and photographer Jen was ill and feverish but managed to snap some cool photos, like this one (above) that I like a lot of the group Bullet. Who also kicked some major ass live.

Electric Boys at Rival Theatre

Posted in Live Photography, Personal with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2010 by Tallee Savage

Electric Boys Logotype

Me and my friend Jen had a special invitation to the presentation of Electric Boys new album at the eminent Rival Hotel owned by Benny Andersson, the ABBA legend.

The hotel has a gorgeous movie theater where Electric Boys played their new songs for the first time. First thing that struck me was how beautiful the backdrop was. The layout, logo and colors. Really eye-catching. Their whole appearance and performance was very cool and groovy. Conny brings my thoughts to  Jimi Hendrix. A loud psychedelic rock star with a very compelling way of playing. Together as  a group they are tight and their live act is a versatile mix of storytelling and music.

The first half of the set with the new songs and the second half with the old . Can’t say that I’ve ever been to  a concert where I enjoyed songs that I had never heard before so much. They were really awesome and I can’t wait for the new album to come out. I will be back with the release date as soon as I find out. I did find out what the names of my favorite new songs were though. Father Popcorn’s Magic Oysters, Sometimes You Gotta Go Look For The Car, Nowhere To Go But Up and Reeferlord.

A little bit about the group: Electric boys is one of the first bands from the funk-metal-psychedelia-phenomenon of the ’80s & ’90s. They formed in 1988. They have made four albums and one “Best of” that was released on 2009.

This is simply brilliant. I would try to catch a show if I were you. For tour dates check Electric Boys MySpace/ web page

Electric Boys, Conny, Andy

Two pics of Conny Bloom and Andy Christell that I took in Västerås 2009.

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With Conny Bloom And Mats Levén – I also want to have curly hair : )

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(Left) With Stevie Klasson, of Stevie Klasson’s Black Weeds & Diamond Dogs. (Right) My new friend Erik Stenemo (Melody Club & Casablanca) Aaaawesome guy. With a big investigation to pursued; Who bought that mysterious shot?

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Jen’s and my fingers shows that we are making a statement. Can´t remember what about though.

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The boys themselves (Photo: Micke Johansson)

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Alice Cooper in Västerås, Sweden

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows, Personal, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by Tallee Savage

Matt and I drove to Västerås to meet up with Keri Kelli. We decided to get there early and show up at the in-store appearance where they were signing albums. It was him and Chuck Garric from Alice Cooper, Conny Bloom and Andy Christell from Electric Boys and Ryan Roxie & Anton Körberg from Roxie 77.

When they were done we took Keri to a restaurant to eat,  have a couple of beers before the gig and catch up on the latest.

I have been friends with Keri ever since 1988. I was living in Huntington Beach and so was Keri. We used to hang out with mutual friends. He was only 16 but a talented guitar player even back then. Over the years he has been in several bands; Slash’s Snakepit (Also featuring Slash from Guns N Roses), Skid Row, Vince Neil Band, Ratt, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd, Adler’s Appetite, Dad’s Porno Mag, The Newlydeads, Love/Hate, Saints of the Underground, Phucket, Alice Cooper & Liberty & Justice.

A very good friend and a total sweetheart. On his webbpage you can find out more about him. Keri has also just opened “Aces & Ales” restaurant and craft beer bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. So that should be a killer place to visit : D

Keri & Tallee

Keri & Tallee

Keri Kelli, Chuck Garret, Andy Christell, Conny Bloom

Chuck and Keri signing away… along with Andy & Conny of Electric Boys

Mattias Savage Wilmenius, Keri Kelli, Tallee Savage

Here’s a guy that does not need any further introduction… Mr Alice Cooper.

Alice Cooper

 

Alice Cooper

 

Keri Kelli

Keri Kelli

 

Tallee Savage, JenHell

Waiting for Keri to take a shower and come down and say hi after the show.
We had a long drive back to Stockholm.

 

Electric Boys in Västerås

Posted in Live Photography, Personal with tags , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by Tallee Savage

I saw Electric Boys in the beginning of the 90’s. Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride was a big succes. They split up for several years, Conny and Andy joined Hanoi Rocks. But now they reunited the band with all original members and I am glad to see these boys back toghether again.

Conny Bloom, Electric Boys

Conny Bloom

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Andy Christell, Electric Boys

Andy Christell

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Conny Bloom, Andy Christell, Electric Boys, Tallee Savage Photo

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