Dictator’s debut gig

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!

 

 

Magpies

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.

Amp

Guitar

Waiting

Bass

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Grabbed some shots at a gig by a couple of friends of mine, Chandigarh. It was an entirely improvised electronic set in a relatively new venue called Hello Operator near the top of O’Connell Street.

Hello Operator

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

The Glass

Glen

I was approached late last year to shoot a couple of music videos for a band called The Glass. I got a bunch of work dropped on me so it was nearly five months before I got them done!

This is Glen aka DJ Wool:

Glen

This is Dom:

Dom

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.

Lensbaby, baby

Renée in Red

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.

Renée in Red

These are some of the lensbaby shots I got with her and the others:

Richard in Space

The Wire - Backstage - 0051

The Wire feat. Renée in The Sugar Club

Renée

Saint Vincent de Paul Gig - 0117

SPRING BREAK!

Spring Break!

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.

Spring Break!