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Rebellion 2018 – photographs by Simon Balaam

Simon is a published freelance concert photographer. His new book ‘Punks Not Dead’ is now available via his website https://www.simontakes.photos/

Here’s a selection of some of his superb black & white photos.
The lovely and very talented Carol Hodge.
The superb guitar play of the Pete’s.
Pete Wilson on acoustic guitar.
Pete Rawlinson on bass.
I love the way Simon captured the light.

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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – Autumn Tour

Just having a couple of weeks of before our final gigs of the year in October and November. We’ll be playing with some amazing bands and at very different but great venues. See you there.
Photo taken by Simon Balaam at AB Brussels
October:
5th – Islington Assembly Hall, London
26th – The Grapes, Hereford (CANCELLED-sadly another venue in Hereford that closed their doors)
27th – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th – New Cross Inn, London
November:
9th – Salty Dog, Northwich
10th – The Queen’s Head, Belper
11th – Foremans Bar, Nottingham
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Rebellion 2018 – photographs by Dick Slaughter

A lovely bloke and great pictures.

Carol Hodge
Getting in character.
Great sound at the Opera House.

 

Pete Wilson and Pete Rawlinson.
Loved it.
Thank YOU.

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Rebellion 2018 – Thank You

Rebellion is one of my favourite all ages indoor festival with 7 stages (including the Rebellion Introducing Stage), over 350 bands, art exhibition and tatooist it caters for everyone. But what makes this festival truly special is the Rebellion team/family that runs it and the people that come.

For me it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends from all over the world, listen to good music and make some new friends.

Here some pics of the many many people I met.

Biff of Sick On The Bus, me and Peter Jones of     Paranoid Visions
Jamie and me trying to look cool 🙂
Always a pleasure to meet up again.
Lovely people.
We had a laugh and a cry.
Selfie!!
His arm didn’t stop him coming to Rebellion and having a good time.
Dave and me.
Cheers.
Father and son.
Looking good.
Quick photo.
Lovely person and great polo shirt 🙂
Good to see Spike and his son Joe again.
Steve Whale and me.
Stu and me.
We are totally up for it.
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Islington Assembly Hall, Friday 5th October

I really enjoyed talking to Wayne Carey from Louder Than Words about the Islington gig on 5th October with the Membranes, Cravats and Wolfhounds, about books and other stuff.
Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography
https://louderthanwar.com/steven-ignorant-interview/
Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography
 https://louderthanwar.com/steve-ignorant-gives-us-his-top-5-favourite-books-ahead-of-his-big-london-gig/
Photo taken by Joe Fox @Joe.foxtography
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Rebellion 2018 – Interview with Jason Lamb

I had a great time talking to Jason Lamb, host of The Punk Show Mornings – The Zone@91-3 Victoria,  at Rebellion 2018
Check out his show’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/punkshow
Listen to the interview via this link
https://www.mixcloud.com/wrathoflamb/steve-ignorant-full-uncut-interview-080218/
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CITR Radio interview live with Nardwuar – UPDATE

POSTPONED to next week -FRIDAY 20TH JULY- The bridge in Vancouver is closed due to an incident and Nardwuar is unable to get into the studio.
 
Radio Interview with Nardwuar talking about ’77 Montreal fest and other stuff.
You can listen live at www.citr.ca at 3:30pm (PACIFIC) on Friday July 13th.
Or if you live in the UK tonight at 11:30.
Riot Fest 2015
Riot Fest 2015
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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – News

Photo by Simon Balaam
Just got back from a great weekend in Manchester where I met up with Carol, the Pete’s and Upender.
Started on Friday with a full night of rehearsals and finished on Saturday with filming some video clips for our upcoming album, which will be released in 2019.
If you want to see us live in the next couple of months than here are the dates and a great Youtube clip from Mark Brown.
August:
2nd Rebellion, Opera House 7:30pm
10th Exchange, Bristol
11th Jacs, Aberdare
12th Boomtown, Hangar 161, Diss-order Alley 3pm
 
October:
5th Islington Town Hall, London
26th The Grapes, Hereford
27th The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
28th New Cross Inn, London
 
November:
9th Salty Dog, Northwich
10th Queens Head, Belper
11th Foremans, Nottingham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov45NvOqCIg
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Slice Of Life on Iggy Pop’s BBC 6 Radio Show

I was out and about when I got a text from a friend of mine to say that Iggy Pop played ‘Stretford Blue’ and ‘SAD’ on 22nd July from the Slice Of Life EP ‘Just Another’.
I’m well pleased he likes the stuff that I’m doing now with Carol, Pete R and Pete W.
Here’s the link if you want to listen to the songs ‘Stretford Blue’ and ‘SAD’ that Iggy played on his BBC 6 radio show  on 22nd July 2018

When Thatcher Got Punked
The One Show on iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b05pmb/the-one-show-25042018

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BRDCST 2018 – photos by Simon Balaam

Simon is a south-east UK based photographer who has in the last two years photographed many shows and festivals from many different genres. Apart form being a great photographer he is also a really kind guy.

Backstage, finalising the set list.

            

Getting organised.

Click on the link for shots of the show                                                                                                     https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/4/12/steve-ignorants-slice-of-life-live-in-brussels

Simon has published a book of his work that was exhibited in London.                                     https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/4/18/punks-not-dead

Simon and me at Rebellion.

https://www.simontakes.photos/home/2018/2/18/steve-ignorant-at-the-100-club

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