Saturday, 30 January 2010

Marina and the Diamonds performing live at the Tabernacle, London


On Friday night I was lucky enough to end the week just as it had began, in another amazing setting for a show. This time I was at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill taking pictures of Marina and the Diamonds. The Tabernacle is a Grade II-listed building and has quite a musical history. Pink Floyd and The Clash performed in the theatre in the 1960s and 1970s while The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Good, the Bad and the Queen have all used the building as a reheral studio.

Marina and the Diamonds' (aka Marina Diamandis) show was one of a series of 'New to Q Sessions' performances at the venue for Q magazine. Performing in support were Goldheart Assembly and Tinashe. I'll be putting some images of Goldheart Assembly in the gallery shortly.

You can see
more images from the evening in the gallery or purchase prints here.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Magic Numbers performing live at Wiltons Music Hall, London


On Monday night I went to an amazing building called Wiltons Music Hall in London where Mojo magazine hosted a special intimate show with Danny the Champions of the World and headliners The Magic Numbers. Wilton's is the world's oldest and last surviving grand music hall and proves and great place to house performances such as this.

You can see more images from the evening in the gallery or purchase prints here.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Automatic performing live at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London


The shots of The Automatic were taken at the first of a series of three intimate London shows for the band. They were taken on Thursday night at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen (Hoxton Bar and Grill). The band used much of the first half of their performance to showcase material from their forthcoming album 'Tear the Signs Down'.

New material that the band played sounded great. I had not photographed the band since I saw them at the Forum in 2007 and the addition of Paul Mullen to the line up definitely adds a different dimension to their sound. You can see
more images from the gig can be seen in the gallery.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Del Castillo performing live at the Gibson studios, London


Last night I was back at the Gibson Guitar studios photographing Latin rock band Del Castillo. Based in Austin, Texas the band's name comes from last name of two brothers, Rick and Mark del Castillo who founded the group.

The band were very impressive and the musicianship of the Castillo brothers was pretty incredible. You can see more images from the evening can be seen in the gallery.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Audra Mae performing live at the Gibson studios, London


I took this picture of Audra Mae earlier this evening at the Gibson studios. You can see more images from the evening can be seen in the gallery. Audra has recently performed as part of Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour which Frank Turner also played a part of.

The 25-year-old Oklahoma singer/songwriter has written a song called 'Who I Was Born to Be' which is the only original song to feature on 'Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle's debut album 'I Dreamed a Dream'.

Trail performing live at Liquid Nation, London


This shot of Charlie from Trail was taken on Thursday last week at Liquid Nation in Ladbroke Grove. I had not been to the venue before but had walked past it several times after walking through Portobello Road market. It seemed like a good space for a gig venue although looks out of place on Ladbroke Grove. You can listen to Trail on their MySpace page.

This picture forms part of a set submitted for a live review in next month issue of Clash magazine.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Ian Watkins (of Lostprophets) does a Q&A for fans at the Gibsonstudios, London


I took these photos of Ian Watkins of the Lostprophets earlier this evening at the Gibson studios in London. Fans of the band were treated to a special preview of Lostprophets new album 'The Betrayed' and Ian was kind enough to join them for a Q&A when they had finished listening to the record. He came across very well and was more than happy to spend time with fans who had made the trip.

I last look pictures of the band in 2006 when the played Brixton Academy and the first time I saw them was very early on in their career with Boy Hits Car at the Hanover Grand which is no longer used as a music venue so it was interesting to be there. You can see more images from the evening can be seen in the gallery.