Thursday, 30 September 2010

Mark Ronson performing live at the Hackney Empire, London

Last night I was at the Hackney Empire for a special show to launch the release of producer Mark Ronson's new album 'Record Collection'. Guestlist disaster meant I was stuck waiting by the guestlist for over an hour but eventually made it into the photography pit 10 minutes before stage time! Ronson performed with his new band The Business Intl and we joined by guest vocalists that feature on the record later in the evening. To see a selection of images that I took on the night click on the images above to launch a slideshow.

The first single from Ronson's new album, 'Bang Bang Bang', which featured rapper Q-Tip and singer MNDR was released on 12 July 2010, where it peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, giving Ronson his fourth Top 10 hit. The single also saw success on the Irish Singles Chart, where it peaked at number 18. The second single from the album, 'The Bike Song', was 19 September 2010 and features Kyle Falconer from The View and Spank Rock. The album was released on 27 September 2010.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Fight Like Apes performing live at the Barfly, London

These shots of Irish quartet Fight Like Apes were taken last night at the Barfly in Camden. Only the drummer resisting diving into the crowd mid-set with both keyboard player 'Pockets' and bassist Tom crowd surfing to the exit and their dressing room at the end of the set. See more images from the night by clicking either image to launch a slideshow.

Fight Like Apes have toured the UK with The Von Bondies, The Ting Tings, The Prodigy and Kasabian and have played several Irish and European festivals throughout their career. They have appeared on several television shows in Ireland, including Tubridy Tonight, WeTV, The View, Other Voices and The Cafe.

Last weekend I had one of my images of the previous weeks Fever Ray gig used in the Guardian. See below and click to enlarge.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Fever Ray & Zola Jesus performing live at Brixton Academy, London

These photographs of Fever Ray and Zola Jesus were taken at the Brixton Academy last week. Lighting for both acts was very low and the room was filled with dry ice but I got spotted using flash during the first act and security briefed photographer for Fever Ray making it impossible to get anything other than silhouettes. From reading reactions to the show online it seemed even the audience found it hard to see anything! Click on each images to launch a slideshow of images from each performer.