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ABOUT ROCKFIEND PUBLICATIONS SCOTLAND

Rockin' The Press Since 1986

Band Interviews

Live Performance Photography

Live Reviews

CD Reviews

Spreading The Word for New

Upcoming & Established Bands

MEET THE ROCKFIENDS

 Keeping Rock Alive...


Jill Sawyer

         COLIN CAMPBELL  

Owner


Hi Everyone

I'm Colin, the man responsible for the creation of

 Rockfiend all the

way back in 86.

My own musical journey began in 1984 when I also

 went to my first gig,

'Adam and the Ants"....don't judge me!

I've always loved Hair and Glam metal, a personal low

 point was when

Grunge became a scene and did much to destroy a genre

 so close to my heart, little did we know that all it would

 do would be to force 

It underground for a time.

I'm happily married to Suzy 'Mrs Rockfiend",

 she's been the driving

force that's taken Rockfiend from it's humble beginnings with 

the black and white fanzine to what it is today..... a fully multimedia

 celebration of allthings rock and metal.

Oh yes ,by the way, Suzy is responsible for expanding my 

tastes to theheavier darker side of rock.

So, you'll always find me busy doing interviews, shooting

 live gigs etc,generally I'm working for the one cause which is

'KEEPING ROCK ALIVE'

There you go, I stake my case.

See you all out there soon no doubt.

Now Meet My Team


Jill Sawyer

        SUZY CAMPBELL

        Owner & Editor


   Finding your perfect partner is very difficult,

       but finding we share

        the love of music...

         I had to bring Suzy on-board

        (when I say on-board I didn't mean take over Lol)

      she went from loving music  to being thrown into the

photo pit and interviews, to editor 

    of RPS and bringing new fresh ideas

                and METALFIEND.         




Jill Sawyer

     SIMON FURNESS

    Director & Reviewer


My personal journey with music

 started in the early 70s being influenced by rock and prog, there's

always been music in my life.

In 78 I bought my first L.P. and since then

I've never looked back.

I'm joining the team with little

 experience but

with lots of enthusiasm and love for music.

Over the years I've attended

 over a

 thousand gigs

and have built many friendships

 along the way,

both inside the industry and with fellow

punters alike.

As you will find out my tastes are

 particularly diverse, something I've

 learnt over the years is to remain

 open minded and enjoy the many sub

genres on their own merits.

Thanks for having me along for the ride. 

🤘🤘


Jill Sawyer

GUS DARROCH

Photographer & Reviewer


My earliest attempt at gig photography

 was a teenage me smuggling in a 

Kodak 110 camera hidden down my underwear into the Glasgow Apollo for an AC/DC gig. Needless to say, the resulting photos were less memorable than the gig itself.

Hopefully, my technique has improved

 since then......

My love affair with live gig photography started many years later in late

 2004 when I met Glasgow band Logan.

For the next 4 years I was roadie/driver

 and photographer for Logan which

 kept me busy most of the time including several U.K. and European tours.

I picked up other photo opportunities through support slots and contacts made along the way.

I have worked with many other

 Scottish based bands over the years and continue to do so, trying to do my bit and contribute to the music scene in

 Scotland as I attempt to give something back for the enjoyment it has given me.

I’m delighted to come on board with Rockfiend Publications Scotland and

 look forward to photographing

 more bands over the coming months, hopefully with decent lighting.....



Jill Sawyer

MICHAEL BRUCE

Photographer


Michael is a lover of rock music and has been

playing in bands for over 30 years, during which

time he toured with Dare, Thunder & Ian Gillan.

Main passions are 80's style Hair Metal and cites

his favourite band as Iron Maiden. 

 Favourite guitarists from a long list start

with Michael Schenker who was

his first guitar hero. Other notable

heroes are Adrian Smith and

Vivian Campbell...both outstanding

guitarists, songwriters and always good to go

and watch play. 

 He's met Vivian a few times but still has to catch

the elusive Adrian Smith and the Teutonic God. 

 Band photography is his passion and he has

recently done shoots with 

Mason Hill, The King Lot, Anchor Lane &

Concrete Kingdoms as well as numerous live gigs.  

You could say that he's into music.


Jill Sawyer

  ANDREW  WEST 

   Photographer  & Reviewer

 

The man behind the lens

Andrew has worked

for one of the country’s largest photo

agencies covering sport for national

newspapers. Since buying

Number of the Beast too many years 

ago he has been a rock

and metal fiend and loves nothing more than

being in a

pit capturing bands on stage.


Jill Sawyer

ANDY BRADLEY

Photographer & Reviewer


Andy loves Rock/Metal and has been listening to

 it since his childhood.

 At the age of 8 he acquired his

 first guitar 

which he taught himself to play.

 From 1988 to 2000

 he played bass in several bands,

 gigging and recording. 

 He has always had a keen interest

 in photography 

over the last 30 years, and mainly

 took motorcycles, football

 and the occasional wedding.

 Over the last 3 years he has gained his

 experience in gig photography taking 

local rock/metal bands,

 tribute bands and some 

well established bands. 

With work included on an album

 inner sleeve,

 American Airlines Transatlantic

 Monthly Magazine 

“American Way”

 and Epiphone Guitars website.

 Proud to be a new addition to the

 Rockfiend Team.


Jill Sawyer

NEIL THOMSON

Reviewer


I have been into rock and metal 

from an early age.  

Thanks to my Dad I grew up listening to 

bands like Twisted Sister, 

AC/DC and Status Quo.

 From this start I continued to develop 

my ear for music by listening to 

a wide variety of

 bands and developing a love of 

all things 

metal.

 I even taught myself to play the 

drums while listening to my favourite

 bands every night. Music is a huge part 

of my life. 

 I have a soundtrack of songs

 for my different moods and important 

events in my life.

I am excited to have been invited to join Rockfiend and am looking forward to 

sharing my thoughts about music with everyone.