Live photography can be found on the Performance page.
Vostok Lake was more or less on hiatus for 4 years. We seemed to have reached the limits of what we could do as a one-woman band. We started recording for Comics and Stories with Tricia in mid-2015, and Tricia's pregnancy and subsequent birth of our daughter took up most of our attention for the next couple of years. Finally, the time had come to unleash the Vostok Lake Expanded Edition... BREAKING: Video from this gig may soon be available.
UFO, New Lynn, Auckland, February 2013:
One of the very first Vostok Lake gigs. The promoter had the good idea to spice the gigs by giving me sexxxy backing dancers on a couple of songs, and they did a great job. Too great. The audience loved them and barely tolerated the songs which didn't feature them.
We were encouraged by a friend, a former prominent stand-up, to give the open-mike comedy nights at the Classic in downtown Auckland a go with our more amusing songs. We got a mixed response. I used to think they were listening intently to the words, but now I think they were just gobsmacked by the over-the-top "stunt keyboarding" I got involved in. Anyway, it was fun, I got performance experience and some good reviews.
Taken in and around the house I was living in at the time, at the last time I had long hair. This is probably the beginning of the "modern" Vostok Lake look.