All images Copyright Dave Simpson Photography Ltd


22 Jun 2020

Auckland Youth Orchestra

I had the immense privilege of photoing the Auckland Youth Orchestra. It’s quite a different experience photoing an orchestra compared to a rock concert, but great fun! “We are so very grateful for the marvellous photos you took at the Town Hall for us a couple of weeks ago – thank you!  The whole AYO Executive Committee was delighted.”

23 May 2020

Reb Fountain

I was lucky enough to be able to photo the amazing Reb Fountain at one of the first gigs that happened as New Zealand moved out of its strict lockdown. This ‘COVID-19 Level 2’ gig was all socially separated and was exclusive to just 30 people. i love a good sit down gig and since Reb’s album had been the soundtrack to my lockdown it was a real treat to be able to take some photos for UnderTheRadar (see here). […]

15 Mar 2020


Six60 live at Western Springs for Getty Images. See the full set of images here

14 Mar 2020


Great fun to photo MC50 the other week. Known as MC50 for Alice Cooper’s “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” tour, the supergroup features MC5’s Wayne Kramer joined by guitarist Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi), bassist Doug Pinnick (King’s X), and frontman Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla). See the full (unedited) set over at Getty Images here

14 Mar 2020


Airbourne supporting Alice Cooper for Getty Images. See the official set here

14 Mar 2020

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper live in Auckland. Shot for Getty Images. See full set here

01 Mar 2020

Na Noise

Na Noise and The Naenae Express for UnderTheRadar

29 Feb 2020

Matt Corby

Matt Corby for Getty Images. See full set here

29 Feb 2020

Ben Harper

Ben Harper for Getty Images. See full set here

23 Feb 2020

Elton John

It’s been a good few weeks for photoing proper legends. Poor Elton John had walking pneumonia on the night we got to photo him so he had to cut his show short after 2 hours. He seemed to be in good fighting form during the first song, and the fifth song we got to photo him!