Live Again: Released September, 2008. Cover design by Simon.
Making of the Fractured video, September 2008.
The Fractured video, directed by Peter B Francis.ondemand_video
Poster for the Excelsior gig, 12 December 2009.
Red Tech worked hard in the spring of 2009 in preparation for what turned out to be a major gig at the Excelsior in Glebe. The band’s Facebook post for the gig summed it up succinctly: ‘It was a long and demanding gig - 3 sets, 22 songs - Simon brought a banana along in case he ran out of steam.’
Playing the Excelsior, Saturday 12 December, 2009. Blurry Simon and his banana.
The three sets for the Excelsior gig. Oddly signed by a keyboard player who was not to join the band until 2013...
Red Tech playing one of ‘the Inner West’s significant musical watering holes’: The ‘Townie’ in Newtown, 10 November, 2010.
Within this triumphant march around the Inner West’s significant musical watering holes, there were two events of note: Aftershock at the Sly Fox Hotel in Enmore and Exhumed at Rootie Hill RSL - which isn’t a significant Inner West musical watering hole at all, more a significant musical watering hole of the Outer West. But who’s counting...
Aftershock. Sunday 28 March, 2010. Design by Simon.
Organised by the band in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Aftershock raised $2600 for Oxfam’s International Crisis Fund. The band played, artworks and other objects were auctioned, and The Duke Hotel made a significant contribution by donating its swear jar....
Aftershock at the Sly Fox, Enmore, 28 March, 2010.
Exhumed was a very different event to Aftershock. The brainchild of ABC Radio 702’s James Valentine, Red Tech was selected for the final, which was to take place at Rootie Hill RSL. As a warm up for Exhumed, on April 22, 2012 the band played one of several gigs at the ‘Sando’ – the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown. Footage of this Sando gig was shot by ABC television, including an interview with the band, by James Valentine.
Poster for the 22 April, 2012 gig at the Sando. More Simon design. Drawing on that old PR philosophy of utilising youthful photographs: From left, Howard, Simon, Stephen, Chris.
Exhumed at Rootie Hill RSL on 27 April, 2012 was a large and rather nerve wracking affair. The band played Intuition and Falling, both of which would appear on their second album, Love, Gravity and Air which they were now in the process of recording.
Red Tech playing Exhumed at Rootie Hill RSL, 27 April, 2012.