I'm a London based photographer and writer. Before my career in advertising photography I worked in the music business for 13 years, and from 1975 - 1986 for the rock band Queen.
I am often invited to do talks on my time with Queen and the music business in the 1970s & '80s. Most are for private clients and corporate events. I tailor the format and style of my talk to suit the client; on topics such as teamwork, logistics, talent and motivation - or simply entertainment and good old 'Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll' !
Recent talks for clients in London, the U.K and Europe include: Coca Cola, Shakespeare Martineau, Tileyard Music Production Village, The Union - Soho, Birddog Branding & Communications, Strategic Dimensions, BIMM institution, ICMP Music college, CALM and Papyrus charities and Funzing talks.
I will post any upcoming talks here that are available to the public.
Please contact me if you are interested in a talk or presentation.
The Union Club - Soho : The private members club has invited me to do a second talk on Friday January 24th 2020
Talk starts at 8.30 PM. Doors at 7.30. Fully licensed bar in the event space and dinner can be booked in the club bar or restaurant:
Link to a recent podcast talk/interview
My first touring suitcase - 1973 - 1976.
The paperback edition of my book Queen Unseen is published by Music Press - an imprint of John Blake Publishing. Four years on from the original hardback edition, I had chance to reflect, and include new stories, observations and memories, while editing what I felt didn't work; tightening the writing to make the book flow better. The structure and chapters remains the same as the original.
NB: This is NOT a new book, but a revised and edited version of the original hardback edition published in 2011. Paperback edition has quotes and reviews from the original book and a postscript.
Available from Amazon:
Amazon UK Website
For a signed copy please e mail the publisher:
My mate Phil John, who I worked with for Mott The Hoople and later Queen, has published his illustrated diary of the final Mott tour in 1974. A good raucous read of life on the road in a VW camper van - before they were 'Retro Cool' . Available on Amazon.
Queen Unseen My book of the time I spent with Queen was published as a hardback in October 2011. Signed copies can be ordered directly from the publisher. Please contact John Blake Publishing on 020 7381 0666. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The book is available worldwide from Amazon and in Kindle format - in English.
Amazon UK Website
Queen Unseen is an account of the many exciting years I spent on tour, in the recording studio, at video shoots and day-to-day life with one of the world's biggest and best ever rock bands. It is an insightful and humorous account of the 1970s &'80s, for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen or a major rock band of that era really entailed. The book is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but my personal story of travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle - to the full!
There are photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my Queen The Unseen Archive show that has been exhibited internationally.
Video Link to Japanese edition
© Peter Hince 2019
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