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John Kerrison, a freelance photojournalist for Norfolk Magazine and Norfolk and Suffolk Magazine publications , caught up with our favourite rock art photographer Nick Elliott, at Brundall Bay Marina for a swashbuckling interview onboard Norfolk’s almost famous Penthouse 2 boat.

John has interviewed Nick several times previously for the Norfolk publications, however there was still much to talk about with all Nick’s new and upcoming projects.

Further information will be released shortly regarding the dates of publication so you can read all about it.

“Great to see my dear friend again. John is very good at what he does, so I know it will be a mean interview.” Nick Elliott.

UNDER WRAPS

Dom Greenwood and Luke Green from the superb rock band Dead Reynolds, met Nick for a concept meeting recently at their practice studios in Wisbech.

The meeting was a resounding success with many ideas and concepts being discussed. Shooting on this particular project will begin in June and Nick is raring to go.

“Not only are Dead Reynolds an extremely talented bunch of musicians, they all have a great image that I intend to capture and make this album art totally kicking”. Nick Elliott.

The concept will comprise of several location shoots around Cambridgeshire, incorporating landscapes into the design. It will likely take 3 to 4 days to capture, and Nick will head up a team of stylists and make up artists to ensure that the boys look their usual top dollar. Further brief discussions about visuals, layouts and styling will take place with the band before shooting starts.

“I’m really looking forward to working with these guys. It’s going to be a bit of a giggle”. Nick Elliott.

BRING IT ON

Recently Nick made a visit to the offices of Kings Lynn’s local newspaper, The Evening News, which was the location of the latest Dead Reynolds music video shoot. Nick was there to capture Dead Reynolds performing their new single for the video and to add to the rockumentary series.

Andy Blithe was also shadowing Nick, capturing our favourite rock photographer doing what he does best for the Aturn Film Production, ‘Nick Elliott -The Story So Far’ a documentary about Nick’s life.

Dead Reynolds rocked to the town of Kings Lynn, as the sound of their new track ‘Bring It On,’ could be heard streets away. Filming was completed during the day and will be released in June. The video shoot was a resounding success and completed with the help of numerous extras.

Triston Finnis from Twisted Melon Productions also rocked up for moral and extra support. Dead Reynolds sounded and looked amazing for the shoot so give the music video a hit on YouTube and see how fantastic this new track sounds.

These boys are really going places they just keep astounding us with their superior songwriting and breathtaking musical performances leaving the audiences wanting more and more.

“First time out for some months and I’m back on the project in a serious way. I’ve got some really good stuff that will be a strong addition to the rockumentary. It was really great to catch up with the boys, Dead Reynolds are a tremendous band. There is lots to look forward to.” Nick Elliott

JD WITH JP

Nick has been out on location recently, doing what he does best. Armed with his camera and mask, Nick was out and about with Jon ‘Loser’ Peach to continue his pictorial rockumentary.

Great Yarmouth was the location of a home from home photographic shoot for Jon Peach. Nick spent the day creating magic at the singer/songwriters home, producing images of Jon relaxing in his surroundings during some valuable downtime before his return to the stage in a show stopping performance streamed live from the Theatre Royal Norwich on Thursday 13th May.

The shoot comprised of candid and set shots in and around Jon and Sarah‘s home which provided a wonderful backdrop to the finished images.

“I spent today with Jon and his partner Sarah at their home in Great Yarmouth. It was very successful, and very productive. We have added many more shots to the rockcumentary. Thank you Jon and Sarah for making me feel so welcome.” Nick Elliott

COMING TO AMERICA

Nick’s UK to USA tour is gathering momentum as more tour dates, venues and public appearances are added to this much anticipated event.

elliottstudios continue to be busy preparing the tour merchandise and working closely with Brenda Cline, Nick’s USA management, in securing promotional dates across several US states.

The UK to USA Tour will be kicking off in October 2021, dates and venues have already been provisionally booked in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Nick will be promoting the event via TV, radio, print, and interviews all taking place stateside prior to the tour commencing.

Negotiations are still in progress for appearances at The Leon Russell Studio in Tulsa, The Woody Guthrie Centre (in conjunction with a Nick Elliott exhibition at this illustrious rock photographers Museum), and several casinos would like to add Nick to their after dinner shows.

Andy Blithe will accompany Nick to continue ‘The Story So Far’ documentary, charting Nick’s unique career and enviable talent behind the lens.

Further information and all tour dates will be confirmed by elliottstudios soon.

Rock Of Pages

In conjunction with Nick’s USA tour, exclusive tour merchandise is being prepared for shipment stateside.

Along with posters, bags, hats and T-shirts, Nick has finalised approximately 138 previously unseen fine art rock images for his new Rock Book. The rock publication has been weeks in the design and formatting process by the Elliott Studios team, and the first run of 250 will soon be underway. This exclusive American collection of rock images include Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Michael Schenker, and Iron Maiden to name a few.

The books introduction will be penned by our own Elliott Studios writer, and its forward will be a contribution from one of Nick’s acclaimed mysterious rockstar guests.

Each publication will be personally signed by Nick whilst on tour.

“It’s been a great opportunity to visit my rock archive. I’ve had a bit of an awakening and I don’t think I’m too bad at this gig!.“ (Nick Elliott)

ONE SHEET, ONE MAN, ONE CAMERA, AND A ROLL FULL OF AMBITION

The UK to USA Tour One Sheet…

Nick’s ‘One Sheet’ for his upcoming USA Tour has been expertly designed by South Carolina design and network service industry, Waterscape Incorporated, of Murtle Beach, and elliottstudios could not be any more happier with the finished result.

The One Sheet is being distributed across several states in the USA, which is proving to generate even further interest and bookings for the USA Tour, under the robust management of Brenda Cline CEO of Workhorse 615.

Nick has already selected a compilation of his unique unseen images exclusively for his USA tour and its exhibitions. These remarkable images will be available to purchase as fine art prints and also be transferred onto tour merchandise.

A full list of dates and venues will be officially released by elliottstudios later this year.

If Nick’s UK fan base are feeling left out, there is no need to worry. Negotiations are already in progress for a UK and European tour.

“I’ve spent 10 years trying to crack the American market, since I first went there in 2010. I love the USA and the American people. I’m looking forward to taking Rock’ n’ Roll Nick Elliott style stateside. It’s going to be kicking!” (Nick Elliott)

Q & A. PART 6

Q1. What’s your favourite meal? (JB Coventry UK)

A1. Chips and egg with bread and butter. A close second would be a full Monty. Benice is a brilliant cook and she has taught me a few of her tricks. You could eat in Monaco and it would be as good as her home-made chips and egg.

Q2. What’s the last book you read? (A regalia UK)

A2. I was fortunate enough to receive David Bailey‘s new book ‘Look’ for Christmas and it’s absolutely enthralling . I’ve also just read ‘The boy, the mole, the Fox and the horse’ by Charlie Mackey. It’s fantastic, I recommend it to everyone, and it’s reassuring in these times. The artwork and the text are just spot-on.

Q3. What do you prefer to drink? (B Carter UK)

A3. I love a pint of ice cold milk, but that’s closely followed by JB and Pepsi on ice. I met Agostini in the clubhouse at Silverstone in 1974 during the British motorcycle Grand Prix. During our chat he ordered us both a whiskey and Coke, in a tall glass over ice. It was the best drink ever. Afterwards I thought that if it’s good enough for Agostini it’s good enough for me and I have drunk my JB like that ever since.

Q4. What tips can you give an aspiring music photographer? (Remedios P. Greece)

A4. I don’t normally give tips on photography. I’m a firm believer that you should find your own style and develop your craft to make it individual. Individualism is the way to make your art stand out from the rest. It blazes a unique trail that others try to emulate, but as you develop and become more creative those twats that copy, find it hard to keep up. Always keep pushing your creative boundaries and be daring.

Q5. Truth or dare? (D Clark Bodmin UK)

A5. Truth

Q6. Have you ever been arrested? (Joyce Gwyn South Wales UK)

A6. Well no, but I nearly was. My friend and I climbed the Christmas tree in the middle of Peterborough town Square in 1973. When we got down, the dibbles were waiting for us. It took a bit of sweet talking for them to let us off with a warning. I was totally ragged that night. Happy days!

Thank you for all your questions. If you have a burning question for Nick, whatever the topic, please send it to benicebond@icloud.com.

Q & A. PART 5…

Q1. How often do you buy new clothes and is there anything that you wish would come back into fashion? ( A.Stephens Dorset UK)

A1. I buy new clothes regularly, I like to create my own fashion, but I would like to see proper heavy duty Levi denim make a come back.

Q2. Who was the worst and the best musician or band to work with? (Robin Callum Huntsville Alabama USA)

A2. Some of the best bands I have worked with were Status Quo, Metallica, Blockheads, Supertramp and ZZ Top. The most difficult musicians I’ve worked with would be Van Morrison, Michael Schenker, I found Art Garfunkel and Chuck Berry very challenging, and Gary Moore just plain ruined my evening!

Q3. Will your UK to USA tour come to UK venues? I really wanna see it. (Sam Neill UK)

A3. Hi Sam. We really hope to bring it back to England at some point in time.

Q4. Is there anything that you wouldn’t try or do again? (Belinda Howsley Oklahoma City USA)

A4. Marriage!

Q5. What bad habits have you got? (M Weisz New Mexico)

A5. Marriage!

Thank you for your questions Nick enjoys reading them and answering them all. If there’s anything that you would like to ask Nick please send your questions to Benicebond@iCloud.com

Q & A PART 4

Q1. How do you relax in your spare time? (KD Scotland)

A1. I listen to music, and watch classic British films and British comedies. I’m developing my cooking skills, and I love spending time with my partner and playing guitar.

Q2. What is your most favourite aspect of being a rock photographer? (E Shields Illinois USA)

A2. Photographing the people that are my heroes, who have made me who I am today, whose music has influence to my outlook on life, people and my creativity.

Q3. What is your greatest creative motivation? (J Ward UK)

A3. To leave a mark in photographic history, for people to recognise what I do. I want to my work to be viewed and questioned by the viewer I want them to explore their own emotions and try to understand the reactions and feelings that my images evoke.

Q4. Who would you want to be stranded with on a desert island and what three items would you take with you? (M Rogers Dunstable UK)

A4. My mum and I would take with me a camera, a guitar and a hairdryer!

Q5. What do you think about when photographing rock bands? (M Phillips Bideford UK)

A5. I think about the final images. I know when I’ve got the perfect shot and how it will look. The subject matter becomes irrelevant, and it’s always about the art

Q6. I think my boyfriend is going to ask me to marry him on Valentine’s Day, what should I say? (Kerry UK)

A6. Hi Kerry if you don’t get a better offer, then say yes!

Thank you for all your questions so far, if there is a particular question that you would like Nick to answer please send it to Benicebond@icloud.com