In Japan, tattoos are popular, but not everyone wants to get them on their face.
They’re also a way for people to get out of their comfort zone, as they are often seen as a fashion statement and symbol of a person’s self.
Here in Australia, there’s a different outlook.
In 2018, a group of Australian musicians called Fresh Beat Band launched a series of live music shows that are aimed at bringing more attention to the artists and music they support.
The show, which takes place every month in Sydney, was called ‘The Show’, and is an effort to bring the band together to share the art of live performance.
Organiser Ben Mokor is part of a group that has also performed with a band called The Wailers, and is a musician with a strong connection to the country’s music scene.
Ben Mokar: We’re the kind of people who are always looking for new places to play live, and so we’re really into the live music scene and that’s what the show is about.
Organisers Ben Mockar and Daniel Worswick have also put together an online gallery of artwork, photographs and video that showcase the band’s music, and also the people behind the music.
“It’s just a way of really making a statement about what we’re about, and the music that we do,” Ben said.
“We’ve been performing live for the past few years now, and we’re kind of really into it now, so it’s just really fun to be part of something like this.”
The show is one of many that Fresh Beat will be holding around the country in the next few years.
“Every week we do a little thing called a ‘treat’ that’s really a show of appreciation,” Ben explained.
“The artists get a piece of our artwork, we get a little piece of music, a little bit of video and we have a bit of food and drink, and it’s all done really really well.”
And I think that’s something we want to continue to do and grow on.
“Organiser Daniel Wolski agrees.”
Fresh Beat Band will be performing in Sydney at The Bar, and will be at the Sydney Opera House for the next two weeks.”
We do it because we love the music, but we also love the artwork.”
Fresh Beat Band will be performing in Sydney at The Bar, and will be at the Sydney Opera House for the next two weeks.