The setup begins at the Hookey house - instruments are tuned, speakers are fiddled with and lights are precariously hung from branches and amps.
We've Found The Rebel Bass
How cool is a red bass?
Getting The Groove
Mister Savage and live bassist Jack Hookey (aka. Small Town Alien) iron out their arrangements and tweak their technology in the last moments of soundcheck.
Teddy at his most comfortable - behind the kit. Taken during soundcheck.
Sam Hookey, keys for Mister Savage, letting loose during soundcheck.
Harry & Jack
Siblings Harry and Jack warm up, with Harry running through his guest appearance hours before he's due to take to the stage.
Champ Elysses / I Still Call Australia Home
In an outfit telling of the set's final cover/mash-up, Jack warms up his bass skills by running over the basslines - ones he only learnt hours earlier.
A Cold One
Tastes crisp, helps nerves, stokes patriotism - a little cheap alcohol goes a long way.
Sam In The Headlights
INTENSE PRE-SHOW STAREDOWN.
Steph Hookey keeps the drums going during soundcheck as Teddy welcomes the earliest guests.
In this soft portrait shot moments before the gig kicked off, Mister Savage drummer Teddy Hookey readies himself for his newest project's live debut.
Small Town Alien
Jack - aka. Small Town Alien - has been known to wear all manner of masks in his music videos and live performances. This mask can be seen in the video for "Hey," an early track off his first album, Songs 4 Kids With Cool Parents.
3-4 Looking On
Supporting DJ 3-4 watches Mister Savage get underway as the sun begins to set. The crowd slowly pushes forward as more guests arrive at the rear.
Harry & Co.
Millie and Harry, both Hookeys, watch on from the pink balcony overlooking their garden.
Harry would later join the band for a song, the footage of which is included in the MISTER SAVAGE: LIVE AT KOOYONG short film.
From The Gods
The view from the informal balcony in the previous shot.
Taken during the tail end of the evening, it feature special guest David Dower on additional keys with Mister Savage member Sam Hookey on his own, smaller keyboard.
3-4, who played a set to cap out the night, leans into the light mid-mix. Like Mister Savage before him, 3-4 was also playing his debut set at Kooyong.