Blood, Sugar, Camera Magik from Tony

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers

ROCK City Art unveils another sterling collection of rock n roll deliveries of the photographic type this week, this time with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the picture.

From Saturday, Suck My Pix, a selection of work by acclaimed photographer Tony Woolliscroft will be available to view.

Tony has been shooting the American aces for more than two decades.

“I’d fallen in love with their album Uplift Mofo Party Plan, but missed them playing over here on that tour,” Tony recalls, but he soon caught the band live when they headed back to these shores to promote the release of the breakthrough release Mothers Milk.

“I was blown away, they were amazing. I’d seen nothing like it and I’ve seen some bands over the years.

“I was gutted I hadn’t taken my cameras with me!”

That mistake was remedied later on in the tour when Tony shot the London show – both band and stage set-up were splashed with UV paint.

The results were stunning, the gig awesome, and with Tony behind the lens, the snaps were a superb documentation and signalled the start of a healthy relationship between one of the most innovative bands on planet rock, and a man who had the snap-happy equipment and knew how to use it...

Tony will be at Rock City Art on Saturday morning, giving a seminar.

As for the Chilis?

They have an important date at Knebworth on Sunday...

Tony’s show will run through to July 19th and admission is free – you’ll find the gallery on Castle Lane in Bedford.

> THE View will release their fourth album (hardly seems possible, does it?) at the start of July,

Cheeky For A Reason has got the band in a live lather once again, and they will be on stage at Northampton Roadmender tomorrow night.

Tickets are £14 in advance.

As for the album? “It’s Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours done by The Clash,” the band reckon, although we’ll be the judge of that...

> Essex quartet The Milk are also gigging in the ‘fampton on Saturday night.

Catch the ‘ones to watch’ at the Labour Club.

Their debut album is expected at the end of the summer, but a new single will be in the racks on Monday.

Ask for Every Time We Fight.