Living Colour at 170 Russell

Two time Grammy award winning band, Living Colour, returned down under. Last here in 2014, they were part of the Soundwave line-up and performed to packed out shows and rave reviews. Spearheaded by guitarist Vernon Reid, Living Colour emerged into the scene and stood out like a sore thumb - their music a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. By 1986, the band started to solidify, with Corey Glover joining on vocals, bassist Muzz Skillings and drummer Will Calhoun anchoring the rhythm section that helped hone their unique blend of music with broad-based appeal. Their debut album, Vivid eventually became a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning success. Living Colour's instrumental prowess gave them a level of critical respect most other bands of that ilk were not afforded.

Politically driven in their lyrics and eclectic and experimental in their sound, the band built up quite the following in their original eleven year run, picking-up two consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Hard Rock Performance and three MTV Video Music Awards. Living Colour still stands as one of today's finest hard rock, metal, funk, fusion bands. Current lineup which has been together for the past 30 years include Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish. They recently announced a new album called 'Shade', due out on the 8th of September 2017.

Photography by Carbie Warbie.