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.
My recent talk at The Union Club - Soho
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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