Wayhome Music & Arts Festival 2017

Wayhome Music & Arts Festival blew into the vast farmland of Oro-Medonte for the third consecutive year last weekend. As festival goers the GTA felt the loss of TURF and once again Riot Fest, Wayhome is a relatively short drive out of the Big Smoke to see a good variety of touring acts. This year’s lineup featured International acts such as Solange (no photos allowed), Frank Ocean (photos? nope!), Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, Flume, and Phantogram. Also included was some amazing local representation such as PUP, The Darcys, Constantines, and Death From Above

Front of House is proud to welcome contributor Dawn Hamilton who covered the festival, which took place at the same time as Panorama in New York City (stay tuned for that post…)

 

See more of Dawn’s amazing work HERE and follow her on instagram @minismemories

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FOH Photo’s “Shit that made 2016 tolerable” Post – part IV

Part I

Part II

Part III

One of my resolutions for 2017 is to increase my wordiness. I don’t enjoy writing, especially about live music. There is no way I can properly convey the sheer energy, enjoyment or spectacle with my verbage. First of all, I have no business critiquing any live performance. However I do want to share my enthusiasm in some way.That’s why I take photos. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, that’s what this whole FOH deal is about!

I didn’t do a count of all the shows I covered this year, but there was alot. My travels took me to the deep south in Tennessee to our beautifully bland nation’s capital, brought to life by the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and remaining two Monkees! Between the clubs, arenas, theatres, main stages, tents and radio stations, I’ve been everywhere, man.

As i stated above, I do not like the written description of live music. I will probably cut and paste this whole preamble across the 4-post recap. The photos chosen represent some of my favourite acts, experiences, visual performances and just the general vibe that i took away from 2016. This isn’t a ranked list, and all acts get equal billing. That’s not to say there aren’t a few personal highlights.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself in the middle of a set because the experience is so surreal. Not only bearing witness to, but being privileged to capture some of my musical heroes and world icons, well it’s beyond words. Robert Plant, The Who, Noel Gallagher, Pearl Jam, Flea, Stevie Nicks…musicians I have admired and enjoyed for decades in various forms, I can add them to my ever-growing collection of digital memories.

The standout of the year has to be, no shocker, The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour. Much as been said about Gord Downie’s work over the year and I do not intend to dilute those words with my own. The experience and privilege was to say the least, humbling.

I’ve already said too much! Just look at the photos. If you like what you see, please feel free to share, tag, reblog or fax them around. Another year goes by and another year I am thankful for all of the readers, followers, friends, supporters and outlets that have allowed me to keep on rollin’. Special thanks to A Music Blog, Yea?, Q107/Edge 102.1, Spill Magazine, Canadian Musician, and Polaris Music Prize for the opportunities and trust.

-Bobby

Goodbye 2014!

Front of House Photography has experienced incredible success and growth in 2014 and I want to thank each and everyone of our faithful readers, casual visitors and accidental passersby for helping make that happen.

The list of bands I have had the pleasure of shooting for the first time or as welcomed favourites is much too long to list. Also, I’m not big on writing so just look at some of the highlights of this great year, and here’s to lots more in 2015!

 

Cheers,

Bobby

Biblical – Sound Academy, Toronto

If a band describes their sound as “mountain splitting and oceans parting” they damn well better prove it. Biblical does. In spades. Their heavy, sludgy and rumbling version of rock n roll kicked off the night at Sound Academy in support of Death From Above 1979

Touring their latest record “Monsoon Season” (New Damage Records), Biblical ripped through their extended jams with energy and purpose.

Check out Monsoon Season and their website for upcoming tour dates