The man Burke Shelley has lived. Burke’s band Budgie are often cited as having a strong influence on the new wave of British heavy metal (and, by extension on to acts like Metallica in years to come). Their sound was certainly progressive at the time, heavier and faster than their contemporaries.
Classic Rock have a long interview and feature with Burke in the current issue. It touches on various key moments from the last four decades of his career, all woven together by Grant Moon‘s words.
Recent work by Bristol music photographer Adam Gasson.
Shot on a Sony a7r II with Pixapro lighting