Thursday, 27 November 2014

Kasabian BIC 2014

Kasabian at the BIC

It was really great to head down to Bournemouth BIC to shoot Kasabian for

the other night. A totally sold out audience almost making it a festival atmosphere.

It was also really good to see some of the local photographers there (10) I believe in all which is a fair few for a local show.

The show was excellent complete with a massive screen counting down the seconds until the band appears on stage. Bright lights and lasers looked awesome but tricky to photograph .

I'm pretty sure everyone there came away with big smiles, I know the photographers were happy.

A great act to photograph

Also images of the Maccabees  who supported can be found here

Meanwhile here's a few shots



Sunday, 23 November 2014

Imelda May Bournemouth Pavilion Nov 14

Imelda May

The one and only time I have seen Imelda May live was on my birthday a couple of years ago at the 02 and she was utterly brilliant so I was really looking forward to photographing her show at Bournemouth’s Pavilion theatre.

Originating from Dublin and having been on the rockabilly circuit since 2003 the multi-talented musician has had a string of hits such as Johnny got a Boom Boom, Psycho and from the new album Tribal, Wild woman.

Imelda May took to the stage shortly after to a sold out audience looking stunning and kicking in with the title track of her new album, note perfect and oozing with confidence she followed it up with Wild Woman, the second single off the new album. Then going on to play a set of 24 songs featuring a good mix of old and new material.

By the end of the night a seated audience was brought to their feet. Imelda May ruled the venue with tonight’s performance and proves that she is the current queen of rockabilly.
For me tonight’s highlight was hearing the new songs and getting to see Zombie Girl performed live. A fantastic night in a great venue.

so here are a few images from the night




Friday, 21 November 2014

The Caezars Bournemouth Pavilion

The Caezars

It's not very often a band totally blows me away but I had the pleasure of photographing the Caezars for the paper, at Bournemouth's fabulous Pavilion.

I had seen them on you-tube but never live and I'm really stoked I did. Pure rockabilly with influences and energy from the 70's these guys put on an exceptional live show.

With real dark lyrics and haunting guitaring I hope these guys don't get overlooked.

In fact I ended up buying the album (Mainstream) and bagging a t shirt which I'm proudly sporting right now.

If you can catch them on their headline tour in Feb 2015

more info at

So here's a few images from my new favourite band



Tuesday, 11 November 2014

UB40 at the 02

Ub40 at the 02

Since 1978 UB40 have gained major notoriety selling over 70 million records and releasing over 50 singles so it was a real pleasure to able to attend tonight’s performance at the Bournemouth 02.
The band are now dedicated to playing smaller intimate venues which bring them closer to the audience

Supported by DJ Gold Dub and playing to a packed audience, the guys put on a memorable reggae performance.

As the lights dimmed and music starts, the band emerge and the crowd shows their appreciation.
The guys then kick in with the first song of the set Present Arms followed by Sweet Sherry then you could meet.

Now feeling my age and remembering the bands performance on the (Comic strip presents) in the late 80s it’s was good to see that the energy and enthusiasm from those days was still alive and kicking

The guys played a good mix of old and new with classics such as Red Red Wine and finishing with can’t help falling in love.
Overall a great night in a great venue, and certainly after 30 years the guys can still pull it out of the bag and proving they are still one of the most successful British groups of all time. A real shame Ali Campbell and Astro are long gone but I would thoroughly recommend catching them live.

so here's a few images from the night

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