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Bloom by Beau Dixon


Bloom by Beau Dixon


Self Portrait Killaloe

Self Portrait Killaloe

At 16, my first  "gig" was photographing Chris Spedding and Snips Parsons playing at the Masonic Temple in Toronto.  One of the images was then used on the cover of Shades magazine. I was motivated to find more images that were less predictable. It was an image of Spedding and all his guitar otherworldliness, or guitar madness, whatever it was he seemed genius. Then an image of his punk boots was used for the inside spread. It was my first feedback from an Art Director and I was hooked on how we saw things in a similar way. Ron Gaskin was also a Big Chris Spedding fan and Rock and Roll journalist.  We collaborated on other projects and I kept admiring all this talent which surround us, in often non descript little hide-aways in Toronto or Peterborough.  If I had enough money I would bring 3 rolls of film, if I was broke I might only have a dozen frames.


Chris Spedding and Snips Parsons along with Paul Cook founding member of the Sex Pistols, Tosh Ogawa from Slaves of Gravity and Nick Judd have re-grouped into their previous band called the Sharks. 


I came across binders of negatives and thought it a good time to share. The music is varied as are the styles coming from my cameras. 


Wayne Eardley 2017












Chris Spedding

Masonic Temple Toronto

Chris Spedding

Masonic Temple Toronto

Chris Spedding and Snips Parsons Toronto


Chris Spedding and Snips Parsons Toronto


Lianet Perez Havana



Lianet Perez Havana



PSO Peterborough


PSO Peterborough


Washboard Hank Bewdley


Washboard Hank Bewdley


Mickael Bell, Bailiboro

Mickael Bell, Bailiboro

Mellwood Cutlery, Millbrook

Mellwood Cutlery, Millbrook

David Ramsden Peterborough

David Ramsden Peterborough

Martin Gallop Millbrook


Martin Gallop Millbrook


Kirk Losell Millbrook


Kirk Losell Millbrook


last round at the Pigs Ear Peterborough

last round at the Pigs Ear Peterborough

Canada Jam Mosport

Canada Jam Mosport

Martin Gallop, Peterborough

Martin Gallop, Peterborough

Beau Dixon Peterborough

Beau Dixon Peterborough

Piper Peterborough

Piper Peterborough

Lianet Perez band Yellow Submarine Havana

Lianet Perez band Yellow Submarine Havana

Beau Dixon Serena Ryder Dave Tough and ?

Beau Dixon Serena Ryder Dave Tough and ?

Steve "Snips" Parsons

Steve "Snips" Parsons

Webber Bros

The Venue

Webber Bros

The Venue

Lovage Ganaraska Forest

Lovage Ganaraska Forest

Reverend Ken, George Bertok



Reverend Ken, George Bertok



Max Mouse and the Gorillas Red Dog Tavern Peterborough


Max Mouse and the Gorillas Red Dog Tavern Peterborough


Mambo Fino Holguin 

Mambo Fino Holguin 

Russell deCarle, Janetville

Russell deCarle, Janetville

Reverend Ken and the Lost Followers Killaloe

Reverend Ken and the Lost Followers Killaloe

The Shuffell Demons

PR Dining Hall

The Shuffell Demons

PR Dining Hall

Jimmy Bowskill Douro

Jimmy Bowskill Douro

Street Musicians Havana

Street Musicians Havana

“Pictures are funny things. We know what the people in our lives look like and yet we want pictures of them. We have photo albums or devices full of pictures. Most often those photos were shot by our spouse or our mom or our best friend and come with a disclaimer “I take lousy pictures” or “it’s a bit blurry” or “ You blinked in this one”

And then there is artistry.

Wayne Eardley is an artists’ artist.

His photographs transcend the mere likeness of the subject … there’s mood, feel, character and a story all contained within each image. It’s the same magic found within Cris Cuddy’s lyrics or Washboard Hank’s live performances or Rob Watson’s heart felt delivery. There is meaning and purpose. One element of this collection I hadn’t anticipated was that of passing time. Wayne has known most of us since we were beginning our artistic journeys. Here is a wonderful collection of images and memories of these talented Peterborough musicians offered up with lyrical and melodic majesty.”


John Crown is a musician of many talents, father and friend to many. When he's not drumming or producing or volunteering behind the scenes most often without credit, he can be found in any Peterborough hockey rink setting up plays and telling really great jokes.


 

John Crown, Peterborough


John Crown, Peterborough


John Crown Cobourg

John Crown Cobourg

Rave Festival Quebec City

Rave Festival Quebec City

Catfish Willie


Catfish Willie


Neil Young comes home

Neil Young comes home

Ronnie Hawkins Killaloe


Ronnie Hawkins Killaloe


Dennis O'toole, Millbrook

Dennis O'toole, Millbrook

Dennis O'toole, Millbrook

Dennis O'toole, Millbrook

Mellwood Cutlery, Millbrook

Mellwood Cutlery, Millbrook

Marsala Lukianchuk The Black Horse

Marsala Lukianchuk The Black Horse

Gregory Hoskins Millbrook

Gregory Hoskins Millbrook

James McKenty

Montreal House

James McKenty

Montreal House

Jimmy Bowskill and Dan Fewings Douro

Jimmy Bowskill and Dan Fewings Douro

Bobby Watson Market Hall

Peterborough


Bobby Watson Market Hall

Peterborough


Michael Newman PSO Showplace

Michael Newman PSO Showplace

Lianet Perez band Yellow Submarine Havana

Lianet Perez band Yellow Submarine Havana

Jackson Delta Peterborough


Jackson Delta Peterborough


When I was a teenager living in Cavan, my parents ran an Antique store (they still do). Friends of theirs, Doris and Web Price, were wonderful, colourful, enthusiastic people who raved about their son, J.P. Hovercraft, being in a rock band. Although according to JP it was Doris doing the raving and Web doing the worrying. I was in awe of his name, and wanted to meet and hear this guy. Turned out, J.P. Hovercraft played in a band called Max Mouse and the Gorillas (and still does). WOW!


I was in High School  and snuck into bars to see them.. I loved the fact that these guys were so energetic, and eclectic. When I hear them now, I feel like I'm 16 again. Their music moves me, literally.


The Gorillas' manager, in the early years, was a man named Ron Gaskin who was, in my eyes, THEE coolest dude on the planet. Ron got me that first gig at Shades Magazine and continues to work in the music industry.






Cris Cuddy Millbrook

Cris Cuddy Millbrook

Martin Gallop Millbrook

Martin Gallop Millbrook

Russell deCarle Janetville


Russell deCarle Janetville


Katya Teixeira Brazil

Katya Teixeira Brazil

Dr Moonbeam, Millbrook

Dr Moonbeam, Millbrook

Russell deCarle, Janetville

Russell deCarle, Janetville

Bobby Watson, Memphis

Bobby Watson, Memphis

"wayne eardley's lens is a kaleidoscope for me

it opens my mind like a psychedelic

and suspends the critical while heightening the sensual

I'm hypnotized and taken on a journey inside the moment he was in

whether that moment was his egypt or zimbabwe or cuba,

I gratefully share in the experience

as much as the times we drove together

through the poppy covered hills one southern spring

on the way to memphis to visit bobby's world of blues and rhythm

and on to the glitz of tin pan nashville's mighty kristi and fats

or even to a stage I was on, some long-gone somewhere

I feel his magic in all my zones

the way that music's magic feels to me"


Cris Cuddy is a songwriter, singer, musician, semi pro golfer, and a very cool guy.



Max Mouse and the Gorillas, Toronto


Max Mouse and the Gorillas, Toronto


various artists Peterborough Dayle Knowles Peter Cragg Benson Rick Fines Mathew Fines Bobby Watson


various artists Peterborough Dayle Knowles Peter Cragg Benson Rick Fines Mathew Fines Bobby Watson


Dennis O'toole, Millbrook

Dennis O'toole, Millbrook

Leah Roberts, Peterborough

Leah Roberts, Peterborough

Catfish Willie & Reverend Ken


Catfish Willie & Reverend Ken


Cris Cuddy Pickering


Cris Cuddy Pickering


John Crown Millbrook


John Crown Millbrook


Kim Erskine, Peterborough

Kim Erskine, Peterborough

Hemingway Corner Millbrook


Hemingway Corner Millbrook


Gregory Hoskins Keene

Gregory Hoskins Keene

George Bertok,Millbrook

George Bertok,Millbrook

Jim Leslie Millbrook

Jim Leslie Millbrook

JP Hovercraft Millbrook


JP Hovercraft Millbrook


Curtis Dreiger, Peterborough


Curtis Dreiger, Peterborough


Max Mouse and the Gorillas Peterborough

Max Mouse and the Gorillas Peterborough

Hank Fisher, Dennis O'toole, Cris Cuddy, Curtis Dreidger 

Hank Fisher, Dennis O'toole, Cris Cuddy, Curtis Dreidger 

JP Hovercraft, Millbrook

JP Hovercraft, Millbrook

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Reverend Ken


Reverend Ken


Canada Jam, Mosport Park

Canada Jam, Mosport Park

Rave party Jackson Park


Rave party Jackson Park


Max Mouse and the Gorillas with Colleen Peterson


Max Mouse and the Gorillas with Colleen Peterson


Catfish Willie


Catfish Willie


James McKenty Peterborough

James McKenty Peterborough

NASA Research Centre Douro


NASA Research Centre Douro


Ian Osborne Peterborough

Ian Osborne Peterborough

Kirk Losell Peterborough

Kirk Losell Peterborough

Killaloe 

Killaloe 

Canada Jam, Mosport

Canada Jam, Mosport

Beau Dixon Peterborough

Beau Dixon Peterborough

Kirk Losell Springville

Kirk Losell Springville

Johnny Pearl

Toronto

Johnny Pearl

Toronto

Rob Phillips and Martin Gallop Peterborough


Rob Phillips and Martin Gallop Peterborough


Washboard Hank and Reverend Ken


Washboard Hank and Reverend Ken


Bobby Watson Peterborough

Bobby Watson Peterborough

PSO Peterborough

PSO Peterborough

Bobby Watson, Memphis, Tennessee




Bobby Watson, Memphis, Tennessee




Bobby Watson Memphis 


Bobby Watson Memphis 


Martin Gallop southern Germany

Martin Gallop southern Germany

Jackson Delta Peterborough

Jackson Delta Peterborough

Russell Decarl, Janetville

Russell Decarl, Janetville

Serena Ryder & Beau

Dixon

Serena Ryder & Beau

Dixon

Johnny Pearl

Johnny Pearl

Martin Gallop Millbrook

Martin Gallop Millbrook

Cris Cuddy and Heather Jack Port Perry

Cris Cuddy and Heather Jack Port Perry

PSO Peterborough


PSO Peterborough


Beau Dixon Serena Ryder Tim Crease Tom Reader Greg Roy Michael Hermiston David Tough

Beau Dixon Serena Ryder Tim Crease Tom Reader Greg Roy Michael Hermiston David Tough

Omar Franco (Rafiki) Mexico


Omar Franco (Rafiki) Mexico


musicians, Sculpters Tenganengi Zimbabwe

musicians, Sculpters Tenganengi Zimbabwe

Salvador Niebla Mexico


Salvador Niebla Mexico


JP Hovercraft, Millbrook

JP Hovercraft, Millbrook

Annett Louisan, Peterborough

Annett Louisan, Peterborough

Washboard Hank South Bewdley

Washboard Hank South Bewdley

Washboard Hank, Bailiboro

Washboard Hank, Bailiboro

Brought to you by Kodachrome...and Ektachrome and simulated chrome. I have always used different formats of film, different forms of capture. 


Photographing all these people in pubs street corners and in studio has allowed me to go on some wonderful adventures. Travelling to Nashville and then to Memphis with Cris Cuddy in my old Buick Electra where we met up with Bobby Watson was certainly a highlight. Cris was another face around Peterborough playing lots of gigs familiar on the street. When we went to Nashville it seemed every music venue we went into Cris was treated like a songwriting hero, everyone seemed to know of him, he was more the legend in Nashville then in his hometown. In Memphis I was invited to play on a recording with Cris and Bobby. Where the tapes ended up - no one knows but the memory was 

amazing. The stories these artists tell are always interesting, they live interesting lives, sometimes full of tragedy sometimes full of love, always inspiring. 



Washboard Hank Bewdley


Washboard Hank Bewdley


Dennis O'toole Mount Pleasant

Dennis O'toole Mount Pleasant

Olaf Casmir Berlin

Olaf Casmir Berlin

Candy and the Sugar Boys, ww2 bunker Oldenburg

Candy and the Sugar Boys, ww2 bunker Oldenburg

Martin Gallop Peterborough

Martin Gallop Peterborough

Don Skuce, Peterborough

Don Skuce, Peterborough

Marie Millbrook

Marie Millbrook

Tak Peterborough

Tak Peterborough

Zuzanne Newman Peterborough


Zuzanne Newman Peterborough


What? Roger Daltry, once again had to sneak my cameras into the venue with my long lens down my pants and my film in my pocket. Trying to shoot  amongst the moving crowd with a long lens and blue smoke was a challenge that doesn't exist these days of 3 song pit access. Shooting music used to be a sport.




The Who Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend MLG Toronto 

The Who Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend MLG Toronto 

The Who Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend MLG Toronto


The Who Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend MLG Toronto


Bobby Watson Memphis


Bobby Watson Memphis


Bahariya Oaysis Wedding Egypt

Bahariya Oaysis Wedding Egypt

Gunter Gabriel Hamburg

Gunter Gabriel Hamburg

Andrew Aflick, Black Horse Peterborough



Andrew Aflick, Black Horse Peterborough



Weber Bros Peterborough

Weber Bros Peterborough

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

Bobby Watson and Cris Cuddy Peterborough

Bobby Watson and Cris Cuddy Peterborough

Cornstokers, Peterborough

Cornstokers, Peterborough

John Climenhedge Peterborough

John Climenhedge Peterborough

Its a long rode to the big stage...


"Wayne is able to capture both the bravery and the unique artistic perspective it takes to be a musician in my hometown of Peterborough. These are people who are making music because they have to, and they're doing it without a net. So many of them have been towering inspirations to me and many others."

Greg Wells musician, songwriter and music producer living and working in LA from the Patch


Johnny Pearl Belleville

Johnny Pearl Belleville

on the way to the gig, somewhere north of Parry Sound


on the way to the gig, somewhere north of Parry Sound


Russel DeCarle

Russel DeCarle

Jackson Delta Peterborough

Jackson Delta Peterborough

Dennis O'toole and Sherin Cisco Peterborough


Dennis O'toole and Sherin Cisco Peterborough


Martin Gallop Tapley 

Martin Gallop Tapley 

In honour of Matt Shaughnessy Enjoy the journey!

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In honour of Matt Shaughnessy Enjoy the journey!

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