Monday, 13 December 2010

Frank Turner performing live at the Brixton Academy, London


These images of Frank Turner were taken last night at Brixton Academy. The sold out London show was the largest headline date of his career and he was on his usual top form. Support came from Dive Dive, who form 3/4 of Frank's live band and Ed Harcourt. Click on either image to launch a slideshow of Frank's set.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Patrick Wolf performing live at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London


These photographs of Patrick Wolf (aka Patrick Denis Apps) were taken tonight at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London. The show was sold out and Patrick was as flamboyant as ever. There was no photo pit so resorted to shooting the show from the crowd with a Telephoto lens. Although this was an inconvenience (especially for those behind me) it did mean that I could use flash which made a nice change and made for some pretty sharp shots. Click on either image of Patrick to see a slideshow of images from the show.

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Reef performing live at the Forum, London


This Thursday I headed off to Kentish Town in London to catch Reef performing at the Forum. Wanting to catch the whole show I deliberately brought along my old camera (Canon 350D) as it now seems to be a standard procedure that photographers have to leave your camera with venue security after the first three songs (at any venue over a capacity of around 1000 people). It was a mistake as I didn't end up having to leave the venue (and re-enter later). Silly really as I had forgotten that Reef's manager is a fan of photography and always does a top job prepping  venues at any of his bands shows. As a result the images were not quite as sharp as I had hoped. My Canon 50D is definitely better at that! Regardless, I got a few decent shots. You can see an flash slideshow from the gig by clicking the images above.

Reef were on their usual top form and it always amazes me how tight they are live despite spending some time apart.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Labrinth perfroming live at KOKO, London





These shots of  Tinie Tempah (above), Wretch 32 (below) and Labrinth (bottom) were taken last night at MTV's 'Brand New For 2011' which was held at KOKO in Camden. 'Brand New For 2011' showcases 10 up-and-coming nominees giving give public the opportunity to vote for their favourite act. International superstar Justin Bieber was the fans choice in 2010, but it was not only him who saw massive success. Ellie Goulding, The Drums, Delphic, Marina And The Diamonds were just some of the other artists selected last year that went on to find huge success, critical acclaim and take their place at the centre of UK music.

Click on any of the images to lauch individual slideshows of each artist.