Posts Tagged ‘live music’

Florida Room, Water Rats

Bit late to the party on this one, but got to see FOAFs Florida Room at the Water Rats (possibly again, or they might have been “Work” last time) and as usual a nice set of rocky numbers. Mike gets a bit busy swapping keyboards and guitars though! Good stuff. You should come next time. […]

Bleech, Bull and Gate

Aside from them having cleaned the speaker stacks of the stickers including the Cuban Heels one, the Bull and Gate remains a fairly decent venue on the toilet circuit. I’d also not seen Bleech since before I went to Taipei and aside from a change of hairstyle, there were as solid and as rocking as […]

Grace Solero, Water Rats

I’ve known Grace for over four years now, since I first saw her busking at Tottenham Court Road tube station and took a picture that I’d be happy to have somewhere in my portfolio. So, back to the Water Rats for yet another gig, having dragged ourselves out in the damp, instead of watching yet […]

Malefice, Camden Underworld

This will be entirely biased. I toured as tour manager for Chthonic in November and Malefice were also on the bill with us. When you do this, hump gear together, negotiate merchandise table space, share the dressing room, you get to know whether the chaps you’re working with are nice guys or not. Once we […]

Regent’s Park in color film

The experiments continue. This is a roll I shot mostly in Regent’s park a few weeks ago when it was autumn rather than the Siberian conditions we have right now. This is the only passable picture out of 36 in my editorial opinion: The colours off the Fujifilm are good and the lens flare and […]

Beardyman album launch

I’d only been vaguely aware of Beardyman as some kind of beatboxing prodigy but had never witnesses the man, or beard, in action before. Tonight fixed this. Let’s be very clear, this is not your average punk on a street corner, or indeed that black guy from Police Academy. Oh no. He takes this to […]

Chthonic, HMV Forum, London

Long day of interviews, setting up, hanging around, selling merch, noodles and lots of metal. It was good. Related Posts:Grace Solero, Water RatsMalefice, Camden UnderworldArch Enemy, WolverhamptonChthonic, WolverhamptonFuryon, Dublin Castle

Chthonic, Wolverhampton

Yesterday can only be described as a clusterfuck. Hearsay about things between bands that turned out fine when checking with the relevant authorities, to having Ennio Morricone’s finest “For a few Dollars More” theme nearly used as our intro, through to losing the keys to the tour bus. Still, we made it and a relatively […]

Chthonic Manchester

Long day, must sleep, just want to say a great show, great crowd and thanks to Arch Enemy for drawing them in! Here’s some pics for you: Related Posts:Malefice, Camden UnderworldChthonic, HMV Forum, LondonChthonic, WolverhamptonChthonic, Download 2013From the road, a shout out to Arkan!

Furyon, Dublin Castle

I admit, I’ve become jaded. There are only a couple of bands I’ll turn out for now and they are friends. But still good. These guys are most definitely one of them. I was introduced to them by my drummer mate Matt when they were known as “Pride”, a fairly OK AOR-ish hard rock band. […]

Sheryl Crow, Hammersmith Apollo (Odeon!), grumpy.

Grump. Third time shooting there, third time no pit, third time photographers plastered to the side wall. Seriously, how do they expect to look good? Oh, wait, we’re good. So that’s all right then. Also, she’s so not metal. More pictures on Related Posts:Grace Solero, Water RatsLogan Plant @ Purple Turtle, CamdenBleech, Bull and […]

She Makes War @ Proud, Camden

She was first on at Proud, so we turned up as show of solidarity and to give her a few ticks on her entry sheet. I’d met Laura as part of the Canon camera buzz event and we’d followed each other on Twitter before I’d made the connection. Anyhow, check out her album on spotify […]

Run Don’t Walk, Proud Camden, S90 at a gig again

Normally, I wouldn’t blog a mate’s husband’s band but in this case I’m going to make an exception for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I’d gone armed only with the S90 and given the limitations, like to get f/2.0 you need to be wide at 24mm equivalent, it performed as well as can be expected. […]

Logan Plant @ Purple Turtle, Camden

OK, that was disappointing. Last time I saw him it was to a packed, jumping audience at the Barfly. This time he got blown off the stage by the support band The Mercy House whose fans mostly departed after they’d finished. OK, so he’s trying out a new album apparently and he’s nursing a cold, […]