Archie McKay and The Young Shaven. Concert photography by Grégory Dziedzic, a French urban photographer based in Toulouse. The Young Shaven is a post-punk band founded in May 2014 by the American singer and performer Archie McKay, a friend of Grégory Dziedzic.

Archie McKay having a laugh with the audience during The Young Shaven concert on 28 August 2018 in Istanbul.
© Grégory Dziedzic Photography

In 2007, I started hanging out in the less salubrious watering holes of Istanbul city centre which, as they should, were haunted by a cosmopolitan motley crew of beer drinkers and musicians playing more or less regular gigs in small local venues. In 2011, I became friends with Archie McKay, at-the-time founder and singer of the Iggy Pop cover band Raw Power. Three years later, he was the best man at my wedding with my wife Claire and was launching his new band The Young Shaven on the unpretentious rooftop bar where our wedding cocktail was taking place. The post-punk band The Young Shaven is the kind of black pearl you may discover one day in an Istanbul bar or read about in an obscure (but talented) photographer’s website, only to find out a few years later that they’ve released a hit album and are embarking on a world tour. Mark my words, you read it here first...
Archie McKay jumping on the crowd. Iggy Pop cover band Raw Power. Concert at Pendor Corner (Istanbul) on April 5th, 2014. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Cover photograph for the single "Perv" released in 2017 by the Istanbul post-punk band The Young Shaven under the Personal Space Records label. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Archie McKay. Raw Power concert at Pendor Corner (Istanbul) on November 3rd, 2012. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography.
The Young Shaven concert in Karga (Istanbul) on June 3rd, 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"Bir Baba Indie", 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"The Youg Shaven" concert at The Mekan (Istanbul) on July 10th, 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"The Youg Shaven" concert at The Mekan (Istanbul) on July 10th, 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Publication in the English language Turkish daily newspaper Daily Sabah, 3 march 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Singer Archie McKay. "The Youg Shaven" concert at Pendor Corner on September 4th, 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Karga on June 3rd, 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"The Youg Shaven" concert at Pendor Corner on September 4th, 2015. Istanbul, September 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"Artful Living", 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"The Youg Shaven" concert at Pendor Corner on September 4th, 2015. Istanbul, September 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Visual design for the band promotion. Istanbul, 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Karga on June 3rd, 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Karga on June 3rd, 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Zorlu PSM on August 28th, 2018. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Zorlu PSM on August 28th, 2018. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Zorlu PSM on August 28th, 2018. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Zorlu PSM on August 28th, 2018. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Archie McKay during the concert of his Iggy Pop tribute band Raw Power. Concert at Pendor Corner on April 5th, 2014. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
Volkan Karaman. "The Youg Shaven" concert at The Mekan on July 10th, 2015. Istanbul, July 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
"The Youg Shaven" concert at The Mekan on July 10th, 2015. Istanbul, July 2015. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Karga on June 3rd, 2017. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Zorlu PSM on August 28th, 2018. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
The Young Shaven concert in Zorlu PSM on August 28th, 2018. © Grégory Dziedzic Photography
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