Thursday, 28 October 2010

Carl Barât performing live at the Scala, London

This photograph of Carl Barât of The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things and now solo fame was taken earlier this evening at the Scala in Kings Cross, London. Barât released his self-titled, first solo album earlier this month on the on 4th October. You can see a slideshow of images from the night by clicking on the photograph above.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Selena Gomez performing live at the Hammersmith Apollo, London

Tonight I was at Selena Gomez at The Hammersmith Apollo, London. Selena is best know for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Emmy Award winning Disney Channel Original Series Wizards of Waverly Place. She has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program. In 2010, Gomez made her theatrical film debut as Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby in Ramona and Beezus. You can buy prints from the night by going to my online print store and can see a slideshow of some of the images I took by clicking on the images above and below.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly & The Xcerts performing live at ElectricBallroom, London

These photographs of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (above) and The Xcerts (below) were taken last night at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Get Cape has just released his third album which is self-titled and The Xcerts have just released their new record 'Scatterbrain'. Click on either image to launch two separate slideshows of each bands set.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Glasser performing live at The Macbeth, London

These images of Amercia singer/songwriter Glasser (aka Cameron Mesirow) were taken last night at The Macbeth in Shoreditch, London. Glasser has just  finished her UK tour supporting The xx and will then head to Germany before closing her own tour in her home country. Her vocal ability was highly impressive and set to a synth-driven backdrop and electronic drums in the vein of Fever Ray. See a slideshow of images from the night by clicking on either image.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Blood Red Shoes performing live at the Electric Ballroom, London

These shots of Brighton's Blood Red Shoes were taken earlier this evening at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. It was a particularly hard gig to shoot with the stage being filled with dry ice, band being backlit (often by a strobe) and "first 3 no flash". After ten years in photography I still don't understand why the flash rule applies, especially when the band are using a strobe and 99% of bands would not care if you were using it (and I'm sure this would include BRS). Anyway, I managed to get away with a few half-decent shots ignoring the flash rule but also dodging the side of the bouncers at the same time! Click on the images to lunch a slideshow.

Consisting of Steven Ansell and Laura-Mary Carter, Blood Red Shoes formed in late 2004 after their previous bands (Cat On Form and Lady Muck respectively) had broken up. In an interview in Berlin, Laura-Mary explained that the band's name was taken from a Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire musical, in which Ginger Rogers had turned a pair of white dancing shoes red with blood due to the amount of dancing she had done practising for the role. The band cite a large swathe of US-based underground punk and rock music as their primary influence, drawing inspiration from Babes in Toyland, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Q and not U, Pixies, Fugazi and Sonic Youth, although they also regularly highlight English artists Blur and PJ Harvey as music heroes. The band have release two albums 2008's 'Box of Secrets' and 2010 'Fire Like This'.