Wednesday, 29 June 2011

B.B. King performing live at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Last night I returned to the Royal Albert Hall in London to photograph the master of Blues B.B. King. He was grest fun to photograph pulling lots of faces and talking inbetween songs. He arrived onstage after his band had opened with an instumental throwing plectrums into the crowd. You would had never have guessed that he's now 85!

After the photographers three song limit B.B. King was later jointed on stage by special guests Slash (ex-Guns N' Roses), Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Click on the image above to launch a sideshow from the night.

Riley B. King known by the stage name B.B. King ("B.B." short for Blues Boy), is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the '100 greatest guitarists of all time'. According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Bright Eyes performing live at the Royal Albert Hall, London

This images of Bright Eyes was taken tonight at the Royal Albert Hall, London. I always love coming to this venue, so it was great to catch this show which also had a strong support bill. please click on the image above to launch a flash slideshow.

Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consists of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene. Bright Eyes is signed to Saddle Creek Records, a Nebraska-based label founded by Conor and his brother Justin Oberst and distributed by Sony Corporation. In 2004, the singles 'Lua' and 'Take It Easy (Love Nothing)' took the top two spots of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart within two weeks of their simultaneous release.