I’ve only seen live music on Jeju a few times so having the opportunity to watch and photograph Dave and The Specialists rock out was a welcoming occasion.
I was asked by the guitarist of The Specialists, Adam, to head down to Geckos Bar in Jungmun to photograph their gig a couple of weeks ago. I had previously seen them play once at the Beach Volleyball tournament held in October 2015. I enjoyed their energetic style and the danceable songs they covered, so it was easy to accept the job.
I’ll introduce the players and then just post a gallery of my favorite shots from the evening. All the musicians work by day at the Korea International School here on Jeju, but by night they put on their entertaining shoes and rocked the house.
Best of the Rest
Dave and the Specialists entertained for nearly four hours. Dave played a couple of sets and The Specialists played a couple, and then they teamed up for an amazing grand finale. I was tapping my toes and singing along the whole show. Here are the rest of my fav pics from the night. Click on any to view in the Gallery.
I took a couple of videos during some of the exciting parts of the show. One day, I’d like to try to improve my filming skills, but for now I prefer just sticking to photography. Check out the vids below.
Finally, a few links to share –
Some of my photos of people dancing have some streaking lines that make the image come alive. Here’s a good article on How to Give Your Dance Photos a Sense of Motion, written by Jason Vinson (Vinson Images).
Also, here’s a Youtube video of Dave talking about other contestants on American Idol and then playing a song. I found it after googling him!
Last, if you are in Jeju and want to be entertained by Dave and the Specialists, then it’s your lucky week as there will be more live music on Jeju at GET Company in Jeju City this Saturday starting around 8:30 pm. That’s after what will be a great time at the Jeju Chilli Cook-off held at The Bar in Jeju City.
These are the places to be this Saturday so bring an empty stomach and your dancing shoes! I’ll most likely be out with my camera as well. Check below for the details of those events. Hope to see you there.