My good mate Richard Doran-Sherlock has teamed up with James Walmsley, Megan Riordan and Robin Ball for a new project called Dictator. I went along to their debut gig in The Workman’s Club. They have some great tunes, and even though Robin was being subbed on drums by Phil Doran, who only learned the set a few hours before the show, the rhythm section was really tight, driving the strong vocals and well-written songs. Here are some shots!
Going to a gig in Whelan’s recently, I had the pleasure of catching The Magpies opening for Myles Manley. I didn’t get too many shots, sadly. They were really good though, had a nice bluesy sound, and a tight rhythm section.
The two videos were a bit of a creative challenge since the feel of the songs are quite different, but the footage is quite similar. I tried to adopt a more dreamy feel for the slower and more elegiac Wanna Be Dancing:
For Washed Up, the grungier, dirtier track, I tried to give the cut some swagger and cajones.
Before my gear was nicked, I was the proud owner of a lensbaby, a lovely little bit of plastic, metal and glass, great for a bit of fun. My friend Richard was in a band called The Wire (which has long since disbanded) and they had Renée, a guest vocalist, on for a charity gig they were doing.
These are some of the lensbaby shots I got with her and the others:
Live music photography used to be my favourite type of photography. While I’m glad to have branched out since coming back to photography, I do miss it sometimes. Was out socially recently and caught a shot of Spring Break in full swing.