Tony Davis Prints | 90s Rave and Football Culture

Prior to documenting the 90s rave scene, photographer Tony Davis grew up on Nottingham’s Clifton Estate during the sixties and seventies. As a working class kid, his first taste of music and subculture came by way of the football terraces, coming of age listening to Bowie and immersing himself in the Northern Soul scene around the Midlands and North West.

Tony captured the legendary rave nights held by Nottingham’s DiY free-party collective at the Marcus Garvey centre and many other venues around the city. Clubs such as The Kool Kat, Venus and also The Eclipse in Coventry.

It was a magical time when people were fully immersed in the moment, no mobile phones or selfies, just pure love and hedonism for the music.