Friday, 30 July 2010
These shots of Diana Vickers (above) and Scouting For Girls (below) were taken at the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse on Wednesday night. Click on each image to launch a flash slideshow of each artists.
Diana Vickers initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on the fifth series of British talent show The X Factor in 2008. Her debut album, 'Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree' was released earlier this year achieving number 1 in the UK Albums Chart where the album has sold over 100,000 copies to date.
Scouting for Girls were nominated for three BRIT Awards in 2009 for 'British Breakthrough Act', 'British Live Act' and 'British Single'. Formed in 2005 by Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard. Stride and Ellard met in the Cub Scouts and Churchouse met Stride at school. The name Scouting for Girls is a play on the words of the Scouting for Boys handbook first published in 1908 for the Scouts, which provides boys instructions on good citizenship.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
These photographs of Daisy Dares You (below) and Chipmunk (below) were taken on Tuesday night at the iTunes festival in Camden. It was one of the final few iTunes festival shows to be held at the Roundhouse throughout July. To view a slideshow from the night of each artist click on their individual image.
Daisy Dares You (Daisy May Keeley Coburn) has only released one single titled 'Number One Enemy' but has already attracted a lot of media attention being been profiled by The Times, the BBC, and The Guardian as a young artist to watch for in 2010. Her debut album ‘Rush’ is scheduled for release in August.
Chipmunk (Jahmaal Noel Fyffe) won the Best UK Newcomer at the MOBO Awards 2008. He also won Best Hip-Hop Act at the MOBO Awards 2009, overcoming US stars such as Jay-Z, Kanye West and Eminem.
I originally forgot to post about this gig so I'm adding it a bit late. This was one of five iTunes festival shows that I ended up shooting and it was the Defected In The House night. It's not the usual type of show I would shoot as I don't really tend to do that much dance/DJ stuff but if was good as the DJ and performers were join by some great vocalists such as Candi Staton (best known for her hit 'Young Hearts Run Free'), Julie McKnight, Barbara Tucker, Steve Edwards and Shingai Shoniwa (of Noisettes). Click on their image to launch a slideshow of the night.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The day after Latitude festival (Monday 19th July) I headed straight for the iTunes festival at the Roundhouse in Camden to catch The Futureheads and Frank Turner's co-headline show. To say I was tired after working the weekend at a festival was an understatement but it was a trip worth making as both bands performed excellent sets.
Click on The Futureheads (above) or Frank Turner (below) to launch a slideshow of individual sets of images for either band.
These shots of Tom Jones (above) and Jonsi of Sigur Ros (below) were taken on the last day of the Latitude festival. It was great to see Jonsi on a smaller stage as he performed with his band a few years prior to this perfromance.
Other artsist that I photographed on the day included Rox, Jamie Lidell, The Big Pink, Kristin Hersh, Yeasayer, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Coral, Grizzly Bear and Vampire Weekend. To view a slideshow of images from the day click on either of the two images.
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday at Latitude saw Belle and Sebastian's first perfromance in four years. Their headline set brought the day to a close on the Oblisk Arena. Other artists I photographed on Saturday included Frank Turner (below), Frightened Rabbit, Joshua Radin, Paul Heaton, John Grant, The Maccabees, Noah And The Whale and Crystal Castles. To view a slideshow of photos from the day please click on either image.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
These images of Laura Marling (below) and Richard Hawley (above) were taken last Friday at Latitude festival in Suffolk. You can see more images from the day including Empire of the Sun, Villagers, Wild Beasts, The Feeling, Spoon, Black Mountain, Kassidy, Angus and Julia Stone and Here We Go Magic by clicking on the images to launch a slideshow. More images from the festival will be up on the site shortly.
The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold. It was first held in July 2006. Latitude is said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages - The Obelisk Arena, The Uncut Arena, The Sunrise Arena, and the Huw Stephens curated Lake Stage, the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.
Empire of the Sun, Wild Beasts, The Feeling, Spoon
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
This photograph of Tom Jones was taken at a special midnight performance in the woods area of Latitude festival, Suffolk on Thursday night. It was Tom's first performance at the festival and he played his new album 'Praise & Blame'. Later in the weekend he would perform the album for a second time at an unannounced set on Sunday at midday.
The album is produced by Ethan Johns (who has previously worked with Kings Of Leon, Rufus Wainwright and Laura Marling) and includes covers of songs by such artists as Bob Dylan, John Lee Hooker and Billy Joe Shaver and features Booker T.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
The last few days have been very busy to say the least! I have just come back from Latitude festival and had to photograph two iTunes festivals shows (Faithless/Cherw Lips and Frank Turner/Futureheads) at the Roundhouse sandwiched either side. The iTunes shows at the Roundhouse are always great fun to shoot as the lighting it lit for TV and the crowd is always up for it.
Click on either the images of Faithless or Chew Lips to launch flash slideshows of either band.