Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Frank Turner - 'England Keep My Bones' Exclusive Studio Photographs

To celebrate Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls' album 'England Keep My Bones' turning 4 years old this week I have decided to make public a couple of never before seen photographs from the studio sessions. I was taking pictures for an article that would appear in Alternative Press a few weeks later about Frank's new record which had been arranged by Epitaph records. It was at the end of the recording process and everyone was in good spirits with regard to how the record was sounding. Later that day myself, Xtra Mile and the band were joined by various other magazines including Rock Sound to carry our various press interviews and photographs.

The album was recorded in Church Studios which is a great (and rather well hidden) small recording studio in Crouch Hill, London. I seem to remember there was a great little coffee shop across the road which received good business during the recording process! 

At the time 'England Keep My Bones' was recorded the studio was owned by British singer-songwriter David Grey but it appears it has since been sold to producer Paul Epworth and gone under some refurbishment. The images below shows Frank with the albums' producer Tristan Ivemy at the mixing desk in the studio. The studio has been used by Bob Dylan, Radiohead and My Bloody Valentine among others.

Both photographs are available to purchase as prints from my webstore which can be access by clicking here.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Images of Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas performing live at The Old Blue Last, London

Last week on Tuesday I went to see Instant records signing Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play at The Old Blue Last. The show was a warm up for the bands tour which is currently underway with Social Distortion.

The band were great and really energetic. They release their new 'Caught Up' EP this week in Europe. You can grab a free download from the EP here.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Images of DíSA performing live at The Lexington, London

A few weeks ago I went to see DíSA perform as part of Ja Ja Ja at The Lexington in London. It was DíSA's first performance in the UK. If you are yet to hear of her you should check out hr music now!

She has just released her debut EP titled 'Sculpture'. You can watch the video for 'Cure' taken from the EP over on her YouTube channel.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Frank Turner - Limited Edtition 'The Road Beneath My Feet' Photographic Prints

Frank Turner - Prints
In celebration of the release of Frank Turner's first book 'The Road Beneath My Feet' I have decided to release a special run of limited prints. Each print will be one of only 50 made, individually hand numbered and signed by myself.

They are priced at only £11.99 and printed on the highest quality FujiFilm Crystal Archive photographic paper (guaranteed fade resistant for 150 years). Print size: 12'' x 8'' inches.

I was lucky enough to work with Frank for many years and have many early images that other photographers don't have. This is the first time I have sold prints in limited signed and number runs. If it proves a success I may release more unseen images.

The first image of Frank was taken while filming the music video for his song 'The Road'. It was the penultimate of 24 shows in 24 hours and was taken at the Flower Pot, London on 30th June 2009. The second was taken at the London date of the 'Love Ire & Song' tour. This was at the Scala on 29th October 2008 and was one of Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls first major tour.
Prints are very limited so please visit the webstore now by clicking the images below and above to purchase and avoid disappointment!

Frank Turner - Prints

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Images of Queen Kwong performing live at Old Blue Last, London

Last night I went to see Queen Kwong (aka Carré Callaway) at the Old Blue Last, London. The band feature Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Fred Sablan (Marilyn Manson) and Hayden Scott (Awolnation). It was a great show and marks the first of four live shows in London.

Remaining London dates include:
18th - The Stillery
20th - Upstairs at the Garage
21st - Hoxton Square Bar

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Images of JAWS performing live at The Garage, London

On Friday (19th September 2014) night I went to catch JAWS play at The Garage and take some pictures. The band are from Birmingham and it was a great time to catch them as earlier that we they had released their debut album 'Be Slowly'. It was a great show and an impressive landmark for the band as they performed to a sellout crowd.

Their track 'Gold' is this week's iTunes 'Single of the Week' so if you are not already aware of the band you can download that track right now for free!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Dan Owen press shoot, London

A few months ago I took 30 minutes out of my lunch hour to photograph up and coming artist Dan Owen in Bermondsey, London. One of the images was published in this week's Evening Standard (circulation 900,000).

Dan will shortly be headed to New York to record some material with Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Dum Dum Girls...).

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Dan Owen performing live at the 12 Bar, London

Earlier this evening I saw Dan Owen play the 12 Bar in London. Dan's an amazing talent and has an incredible voice. You should check him out while you still have the chance to see him in venues of this size.

For more information on Dan you can check out his Facebook page and there are also a few performances on his YouTube page including his cover of 'Little Red Rooster'.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Photographs of City and Colour performing live at Bush Hall, London

Here are some images I took of City and Colour aka Dallas Green at London's Bush Hall last week. It was a special intimate show compared to Dallas' last London shows which were at The Roundhouse and The Royal Albert Hall. Last week he released new album 'The Hurry and the Harm' which landed in the UK Top 40. This new album is his forth album release as a solo artists. He's also well known for his work with band Alexisonfire who performed a farewell tour toward the end of last year.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Photographs of Fun performing live at Hammersmith Apollo, London

Here are some photographs of Fun from their show at the Hammersmith Apollo last week in London. The band were on good form and frontman Nate Ruess was a ball of energy!

Fun are best known for their three hit singles: Grammy Award-winning 'We Are Young' (featuring Janelle Monáe), 'Some Nights', and 'Carry On'. 'We Are Young' reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts. It also peaked at number one in the United Kingdom. 'Some Nights' was released as the album's second single in June 2012, peaking at number three on the Hot 100 chart and becoming Fun's second Top 10 single, as well as the band's second song to reach platinum status in the United States.