Saturday, 26 February 2011

Frank Turner, Chris T-T & Beans On Toast performing live at LexapaloozaLite


12th February saw this year's Lexapalooza Lite charity all dayer at The Old Queens Head in Angel. Performers included Frank Turner who was joined onstage by Chris T-T, Beans On Toast and many others. The gig would have been the perfect show for a bit of Flash bouncing but my gun broke just as Frank took to the stage! Congratulations to Dani, Evan and the Lexapalooza team for another great show.

Click on either image to launch a slideshow.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Frank Turner performing live at the Wheelbarrow, London


These photographs were taken at a secret show that Frank Turner's played last Friday night at The Wheelbarrow in Camden. The Wheelbarrow (55 Camden High Street) is a brilliant new music venue and bar which took over Tommy Flynn's pub. Frank announced the show only a few hours earlier on Twitter and the venue was competely rammed.

You can view larger versions of the images above and below by clicking on them or watch a slideshow (including other shots from the night) by clicking here.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Professor Green & Maverick @ Scala, London


These images of Professor Green (aka Stephen Paul Manderson) above and Maverick (Sabre)  below, were taken tonight at the Scala in London. Maverick who supported at the show  features on Professor Green's new single 'Jungle'. The lighting for Professor Green was pretty erratic with flash cannons being used behind the band, this resulted in a lot of overexposed images but luckily I managed to pull together a set. Click on either image to see a few shots from both rappers.

Professor Green was signed to The Beats, a record label run by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem, until 12 February 2008, as the label went under. He won the inaugural JumpOff MySpace £50,000 battle rap tournament in July 2008. In 2009, Manderson worked with Lily Allen on her 2009 concert tour.
In 2006, at the age of 23, he released his first mixtape, Lecture #1. After his first record label, The Beats went under he produced on his own an EP called The Green EP. But after he toured with Lily Allen he was signed to Virgin Records and released "I Need You Tonight", based around INXS's 'Need You Tonight' through the label. He also joined up with Lily Allen in "Just Be Good To Green" which is based around The SOS Band's 'Just Be Good to Me'.
Green released his debut album, Alive Till I'm Dead, on 19 July 2010, which features guest vocals from Lily Allen, Emeli Sandé, Fink and Labrinth.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Frank Turner recording at Church Studios, London

Frank Turner - In The Studio - Alt Press


Last week I headed down to Church Studios in London to visit Frank Turner recording his as-yet-untitled fourth studio album. The shot above was published on US magazine Alt Press' website. You can see it and read the interview with Frank here.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Metronomy, Giggs & CocknBullKid performing live at Heaven, London


On 1st February I sent to Metronomy, Giggs & CocknBullKid  who were performing as part of one of a series of Shockwaves NME Awards Shows. The three acts played at Heaven near Trafalgar Square. To see more images click each image to see individual slideshow of each band.