About Jonathon Halledayjohnny1495fad
Kooyeh is a nine piece Reggae/Soul/Dub band based in Melbourne. Originally from the Blue Mountains in NSW, Kooyeh have spent the past 2 years refining and honing their sound, to come up with a style that is forever moving forward, yet looks over its shoulder to respectfully wink at the past. Featuring four vocalists, a horn section and a skankalicious riddim section, the Kooyeh massive deliver a high energy show steeped in heavyweight reggae riddims and funky soul that keep the dancefloor buzzing as the spotlight sweeps between each of the singers, the riffing horn players, funky organ, bluesy guitar and of course, bass heavy one drop. So come one down every second Thursday for a damn fine time, with a damn fine band who just spread the love with some reeeaal groovy tunes. Visit Kooyeh here.
Tracy has been working in the music industry for over 20 years. Her work often reflects both the inspiration and the despair that the industry demands. She has had work endorsed and autographed by Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie, Ralf Hutter (Kraftwerk), The Asian Dub Foundation. Billy Bragg has purchased her work, recording studios in Melbourne have her analogue synthesizer paintings adorning their walls and several city bars have also purchased her work. Families, bar owners, football fans, work organizations and friends alike, have commissioned Tracy’s golliwog portraits. "Ellerton’s work is diverse to say the least, from a concept exhibition of album covers and golliwog portraits, to Pollock-esque hurricanes and bold modern primitive work which immediately recalls the savvy street art of Warhol cohort Jean Michel Basquiat."
Timothy Syrota is a photographer and the author of ‘Welcome to Burma and Enjoy the Totalitarian Experience (Orchid Press). Along with his professional work, he is also currently co-ordinating the Thai Burma Border Migrant Children’s Art Project.
Bio Johnny Halleday – born a while ago – thinks that photography is anything you want to do – we can all do it – yeah – but it depends on what you decide to present to the world – it’s all about the content and the context – all you gotta do – is think about it, get feedback and then do it…Johnny Halleday – born a while ago – thinks that photography is anything you want to do – we can all do it – yeah – but it depends on what you decide to present to the world – it’s all about the content and the context – all you gotta do – is think about it, get feedback and then do it…
This is a photographic record of some of the mad people that were here to celebrate Fad Gallery’s 18 years.