After a late night at the IndigO2 on Saturday snapping the Barenaked Ladies I woke up at 5:30am on Sunday morning to pack the car and head to The Asylum in London for a promo shoot with Arcelia. Great venue and such a talented bunch of people. They are recording their new album with Chris Difford from Squeeze at the moment. This was a shoot for the album cover. We tried to do a bit of video as well but time restrictions meant we didn’t get as much as we hoped.
Photographed the Barenaked Ladies at IndigO2 on Saturday the 30th November. Definitely the best gig I’ve been to in years. The caliber of musicianship is unbelievable and they are so damn funny. Their support act, Boothby Graffoe was brilliant as well. I highly recommend catching their show.
I covered legendary band ‘Caravan’ and their support “The Boot Lagoon’ for Whitlive over the weekend. Both brilliant acts and a pleasure to photograph. Cameron Dawson from The Boot Lagoon also plays bass in Mamas Gun who are doing great things at the moment.
After the gig I headed to Whitstable harbour to take some late night shots for my new project ishootnights.co.uk
Covered Hazel O’Connor at The East Quay on Saturday night with Funke and the Two Tone Baby supporting. Funke is a force of nature onstage and totally captivating. Acoustic guitar and harmonica with a ‘looping’ unit (not to mention two mics with different effects on) make for an amazing sound.
Hazel and her band were brilliant as well. Her set was polished and she has a very unique voice which was made even better by an apparent cold (not that she mentioned it). The crowd sang along to most of her tracks which made for a great evening.
Photographed Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze for Whitlive last night at the East Quay. Amazing to hear all the hits and can’t believe how much he reminds me of Crowded House.
The 7th November saw the release of Die So Fluid’s ‘Black Blizzard’ video filmed earlier this year. I did the the behind the scenes photography. Full gallery here:http://tinyurl.com/blbt9ca
I created a little video showcasing the Pizza Express Charity Event I covered last week. Ever year David and Jane Gwilliam put on the event to raise money for some brilliant charities doing great work around the world. I really enjoy covering this event every year. David asked me to sing a song this year (Valerie) which went down very well thankfully. I’ll be joining the Blues Bandits again later this year to do some more gigs. Looks like the singing is making a small resurgence. Love it.
Spent an exhausting weekend just gone (19/20 Oct 2013) in Amstelveen, Netherlands with the lads from More2012. They were booked for Heavy Metal Maniacs at P60 and shared the bill with The Rods, Holocaust etc.
It was a great gig on an amazing stage but the lack of sleep took it’s toll on everyone in the band. Eurotunnel delays and waiting around is parr for the course when it comes to touring but sometimes it gets a tad irritating. Saying that the organisers treated us very well and the Dutch people are so damn good looking it’s frightening! Looking forward to returning.
Jumped in the More 2012 band van and headed off to Metalwave UK 2013 on the 5th October. The event was, in part, a fundraiser for ‘Clive Aid’ the MS charity set up for the late Clive Burr who used to drum for Iron Maiden. Chris Tsangarides donated Glenn Tipton’s (Judas Priest) old see through guitar. So many great bands on the bill and a great crowd. More 2012’s set was blinding.