Touring with The Peep Tempel

Touring with The Peep Tempel

December 21, 2014 | Photoblog | No Comments

In August 2012, I jetted out of Melbourne to Paris with The Peep Tempel.

This was my first International band tour coverage. Whatever I do next, if I never get to do this again (tour gigs are a rarity in this day and age), I’ll forever feel privileged to have been along for The Peep Tempel’s inaugural International ride.

The band and I started off in France before heading across the border to Switzerland then Germany and Holland then back to Switzerland and France.

It’s a big thing for a band to live in each others pockets for six weeks, it’s bigger again to have employees fixed  to the background for most of that time, so a big thanks to the lads for having me along. Thanks also to all the friends and family of the band who generously accommodated me with the same affection that the boys had earned over the years, particularly the Vanni family, Chris, and to Veerle Slegers for letting us sleep on your couches and in spare rooms. Thank-you to Wing Sing label owner (and surrogate band manager) Adam and partner Ekka. And thanks to the new stray friends we met along the way.

These photos are the tour as I remember it and and the moments that stick in my memory. The Peep Tempel may have a different recollection.

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Paris

Stewart Rayner of The Peep Tempel looks out a Parisian apartment window

Stewart Rayner in a Parisian apartment

The Peep Tempel

Paris

The Peep Tempel walk through Gare de Lyon in Paris

The Peep Tempel walk through Gare de Lyon in Paris

Stew and Steve of The Peep Tempel waiting at Gare De Lyon station in Paris

Stew and Steve of wait at Gare De Lyon station in Paris

Charly Vanni welcomes The Peep Tempel to Lyon

Charly Vanni welcomes The Peep Tempel to Lyon

The Peep Tempel in a music hire store in Lyon

Music hire store in Lyon

Stewart Rayner of The Peep Tempel takes a nap in Lyon

Stewart Rayner takes a nap in Lyon

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Post flight guitar tuning

The Peep Tempel in Lyon

The Peep Tempel in Lyon

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Adventures in the second hand vinyl vault

Stewart Rayner

Vinyl vaunt in Lyon

Blake Scott takes a jetlag nap in Lyon

Blake takes a jetlag nap in Lyon

Blake Scott teaching a young French friend the guitar

Blake Scott gives a young French pal his first guitar lesson

Blake Scott takes a nap

Blake and a toddler take a nap

The Peep Tempel walk Lyon

The Peep Tempel walk Lyon

The Peep Tempel pre-show in Lyon, France

The Peep Tempel pre-show in Lyon, France

Charly Vannie plays merch bitch in Lyon

Charly Vannie plays merch bitch in Lyon

Show venue in Lyon, France

Show venue in Lyon, France

The Peep Tempel on stage in Lyon

The Peep Tempel on stage in Lyon

Peep Tempel crowd in Lyon

Peep Tempel crowd in Lyon

The Peep Tempel on stage in Lyon

The Peep Tempel on stage in Lyon

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Lyon

Blake Scott

Lyon

The Peep Tempel, Charly, the Vanni family & Chris

The Peep Tempel, Charly, the Vanni family & Chris

Out the window of The Peep Tempel tour van in France

Out the window of The Peep Tempel tour somewhere in France

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Zurich, Switzerland.

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Zurich, Switzerland

The Peep Tempel's tour Peugeot in Germany

The Peep Tempel’s tour Peugeot in Germany

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Tony town, somewhere in Germany

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Food stop, somewhere in Germany

Stew and Black at a park in Berlin

Berlin

Stewart Rayner of The Peep Tempel on a Berlin street

Stewart Rayner on a Berlin street

The Peep Tempel wait under the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

The Peep Tempel with Charly and Chris wait under the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Blake Scott

Blake at the Brandenburg Gate

Sound check before a Berlin show

Sound check before a Berlin show

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Steve on stage in Berlin

Blake Scott

On stage in Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

The Peep Tempel

Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin

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Berlin fans

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On stage in Berlin

Peep Tempel tour posters in Berlin

Peep Tempel tour posters in Berlin

The Peep Tempel

Pre-show somewhere in Germany

The Peep Tempel

Somewhere in Germany

The Peep Tempel on stage in Berlin

The Peep Tempel on stage in Berlin

The Peep Tempel on stage in Berlin

The Peep Tempel on stage in Berlin

In The Peep Tempel tour van in Germany

Somewhere in Germany

The Peep Tempel tour van

Enroute to Hamburg

The view out the window of The Peep Tempel tour van

Somewhere in Germany

Hamburg sign on the The Peep Tempel tour

Hamburg sign on the The Peep Tempel tour

The Peep Tempel at a train station in Hamburg

The Peep Tempel at a train station in Hamburg

The Peep Tempel in Hamburg

The Peep Tempel in Hamburg

Burnout Record store in Hamburg

Burnout Record store in Hamburg

The Peep Tempel sit out the front of Burnout Records in Hamburg

Steve sits out the front of Burnout Records in Hamburg

The Peep Tempel sit out the front of Burnout Records in Hamburg

Steve and Blake out the front of Burnout Records in Hamburg

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Pre-show foosball

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Hamburg

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Adam after the Hamburg show

Blake Scott

Somewhere on the road from Hamburg to Berlin

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Hair of the dog

In The Peep Tempel tour van in Germany

Stew Rayner takes a nap on the road

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Adam, somewhere in Germany

Out the window of The Peep Tempel tour van

Out the window of The Peep Tempel tour van

A Peep Tempel photo shoot in Berlin

A Peep Tempel photo shoot in Berlin

A Peep Tempel photo shoot in Berlin

Berlin photo shoot

A Peep Tempel photo shoot in Berlin

Berlin

A Peep Tempel photo shoot in Berlin

Berlin

The Peep Tempel

Berlin

The Peep Tempel

Berlin

The Peep Tempel

Berlin

A Peep Tempel photo shoot in Berlin

Me, post flour photo shoot

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Rainy windows on the tour van

The Peep Tempel in a band room somewhere in Germany

Band room, somewhere in Germany

Stewart Rayner on stage with The Peep Tempel

Stew on stage somewhere in Germany

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somewhere, Germany

Stewart Rayner

Germany

Stewart Rayner

Germany

German Peep Tempel fans

German Peep Tempel fans

Early morning cigarette and park hangs in Germany

Early morning cigarette and park hangs in Germany

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Steve

The Peep Tempel

Cologne, Germany

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Tilburg, Holland

Blake Scott

Holland

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Holland

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Being your own roadie, Holland

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Holland

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Post show, Holland

Stew and Steve in Tilburg post show

Steve gives Stu a post show ride in Tilburg, Holland.

Band accom in Cologne, Germany

Band accom in Cologne, Germany

The Peep Tempel on stage in Hamburg

The Peep Tempel on stage in Cologne

The Peep Tempel on stage in Cologne

The Peep Tempel on stage in Cologne

Blake Scott of The Peep Tempel on stage with Digger and the Pussycats in Cologne

Blake Scott of The Peep Tempel on stage with Digger and the Pussycats in Cologne

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Cologne

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Cologne

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Cologne

Blake Scott

Blake, somewhere in Germany

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Good-bye faithful Converse

 


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