Thursday, 26 August 2010
This evening I headed over the Shepherds Bush to catch Lostprophets Reading and Leeds warm-up show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. I have seen the band many times before the first time being at the Hanover Grand in London in 2001 (on film). The venue isn't used for live performances anymore and I'm not even sure the band had released their debut album which shows you just how long ago it was! However many years have passed the band never dissapoint live as the shot of Jamie Oliver (above) shows. To view a slideshow of images click here.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Last night I was taking pictures of The Like at a secret gig. So secret infact that I was told the wrong venue and only made it to the venue just as the band came onstage. The show turned out to be at Madame JoJo's and was a warm up for the band's performance at the Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend. You can see a slideshow of images from the night by clicking on either of the images.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California The Like went to Brooklyn, New York to record their second album. They worked with producer Mark Ronson, as well as various members of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Departing from the sound of their first album, the band was inspired by the music of classic girl groups, British invasion acts, and 1960s female songwriters. Downtown Records released the album, entitled Release Me, on June 15, 2010.
Friday, 20 August 2010
Last night I went to a new venue near Old Street, London called The Camp to catch country musician Caitlin Rose. Her recent album has received amazing press in the broadsheets accross the board and she is currently riding high in the iTunes 'Singer/Songwriter' chart.
The venue seem fairly unusual being in the basement of a posh office block but the space seemed to work for the show. At one point Caitlin thought I was trying to take pictures of her pulling a goofy facial expression but she laughed it off like a good sport! To see a slideshow of images from the evening just click on one of the images.
Here's a shot I took last week when The Xcerts were supporting Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. at the Borderline in London. I took this of the band just before they went on stage. It's deliberatly low-fi and I'm not sure if it will be used for anything yet. The band's second album 'Scatterbrain' is released on 4th October. View the large image here.
Sunday, 15 August 2010
This photograph of Jamie Cullum was taken earlier this evening at Kenwood House, London. It's part of a series of shows on grounds of Kenwood House under the banner of the 'English Heritage Picnic Concerts'. You can view a slideshow of images by clicking on the picture above.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Last night I took the train down to Kingston to catch Fucked Up at The Peel. I have to say it was one of the loudest shows I have been to for a while and my ears are still ringing! It was very different from the majority of shows I have photographed over the last few month but I love shows like this and Fucked Up make the audience just as much a part of the show as the band performing onstage. Click on any of the images to launch a slideshow from the night.
The band's next appearence in the UK will be when they join the Against Me! tour.
Monday, 9 August 2010
Last week I went down to the Shepherds Bush Empire to take pictures of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's (Will Oldham) show for The Observer. One of my photographs was published in this Sunday's Observer 'The New Review' magazine (cutting below). It was a hard gig to photograph with lots of low red nighting (which I did my best to correct after the gig). You can see a slideshow from the night by clicking on the image above or make the cutting larger by clicking it.
From 1993 to 1997 Will Oldham performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, including the Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, and Palace Music. After releasing material under his own name, he adopted the "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" moniker for the majority of his output since 1998. His lasts album 'The Wonder Show of the World' (by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and the Cairo Gang) was released earlier this year on Domino records (in the UK).
Below is an image of Frank Turner which I took that was featured in iTunes festival programme which was given away at the iTunes Festival shows at the Roundhouse, Camden last month.
Friday, 6 August 2010
Last week I did some press shots for a new band called Middleman in Camden. The band hail from Leeds and are an interesting mix of rock and slam-poetry vocals with big choruses check out their new single 'It's Not Over Yet' on their MySpace page. You can view this shot Big On Black here.