Sunday, 15 October 2017

ThisBandUK Performing in Portobello Road

On Saturday I took another stroll down Portobello Road on a freakishly warm mid
October day. And just as I was about to exit The Market I came across this very
talented new but unsigned band called ThisBandUK.  And they comprise of two
very talented Brazilian born twins Lourenco and Tomas Amorim. And every now
and then their Portuguese Father Lorenzo would join in with a bit of percussion and
vocal backing.

And making up the foursome is Bassist Elea.
It was as I was about to leave the Market I suddenly heard the strains of Pink Floyd's
'Comfortably Numb' that drew me to what I thought was a CD and Vinyl stall. But no,
I came across a small crowd watching this little band performing one of their several
Pink Floyd covers.
Clearly influenced by their Father Lorenzo's excellent taste in music, the boys clearly
appreciate all of those great Rock legends from that golden age of music that gave
us Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, just to mention a few.
Luckily I just caught the end of their act with their last number plus an encore
of Comfortably Numb which I managed to video with my phone, although it does
end rather abruptly. That video is below here.


The boys along with their Father and bassist Elea have appeared around
many of London's tourist spots including Brick Lane, Portobello Road, Brixton
as well as Oxford Circus. Several of of their videos can be seen on their Facebook
page.


THE BAND


Lourenco Amorim - Main Vocals and Guitar
Tomas Amorim - Drums and Percussion
Elea - Bass Guitar
Lorenzo Amorim - Percussion and Vocal Backing


ThisBandUK  FACEBOOK PAGE



Fabian Gamba... From Down Mexico Way!


Above: Popular male model from Mexico, Fabian Gamba appears in
a new editorial for The Guest Magazine with photography
by Abraham Magos.
The hairstyle has definitely got that 1990's boyband look
about it.
More of these images by the photographer can be seen at..

The Guest Magazine


FABIAN GAMBA INSTAGRAM

Four Page Photo Gallery @ MX MODELS
PARAGON MODELS MEXICO

Above: Fabian by Dania Valdez

Below: Fabian from his Model Portfolio @ Paragon.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dutch Beauty!


We seem to be on a bit of a Dutch theme here today. And here's a
model I discovered through other images by Dutch photographer
Koers von Cremer who features in another post further down.

Daan models with Elite in Amsterdam. And this image above
does remind me of those 1990's Calvin Klein Jean promotions.

More of Daan can be seen at ELITE MODELS.

Daan's INSTAGRAM

Off the Beaten Path!


Here's an image I seemingly left out when putting together my recent post when
I visited London's well known Highgate Cemetery. And it was seeing a similar
image on tumblr HERE that reminded me to post this one up (above).
It shows one of the off the beaten paths away from the crowds.

Interestingly I kept seeing this black & white cat (below) in the cemetery grounds for
the whole of that morning. I wonder if it's a regular feature there. I should have asked.

CLICK HERE for the full post of that visit to Highgate Cemetery. 

Spaniards Inn is one of London's oldest and well known
Pubs and almost a stone's throw from Kenwood just down
the road.
I had a brief stop off here on my way back from Highgate.

Described as a characterful 16th century Inn with a very
cozy feel with a big open fire, we're often reminded how the
Inn was used as a stop off point for legendary outlaw
and highwayman Dick Turpin (1705-1739).
What does seem odd though is how Turpin would regularly
stop by at the Inn in preparation for the 2 hour horse ride
into London.
So I'm thinking, hang on a minute, I only live down the road
which is near Hampstead and very much part of London.
So it does show how over the last few hundred years how
our Capital has spread itself out into the outer Boroughs.

SPANIARDS INN HAMPSTEAD

The Dancer


Above and below is beautiful Dutch dancer Toon Lobach.
And these images are from FY Online magazine with
photography by Chris Philippo.

It seems that the beautiful Toon occasionally shows up
in non related Ballet editorials as can be seen further
down below where he put in an appearance with
Indie Magazine for a retrospective fashion shoot.

At the bottom of the post is a short youtube video.

MORE OF TOON AT F.Y. ONLINE

TOON LOBACH - INSTAGRAM
PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS PHILIPPO - INSTAGRAM

Above: Toon Lobach by Dutch photographer
Koers Von Cremers. This image was part of an
editorial for INDIE MAGAZINE titled 'Oh You Pretty Things.'
More of those images can be seen HERE.
Below: Toon in a short video by CJP in which he describes
his dance methods at The Nederlands Dans Theatre.