Last night James Bay played a concert at The Oasis in Swindon. It was excellent. He sounded exactly the same live as he does on cd/radio etc. really good quality. The lighting was also really good (although as usual first three were not as good as the rest of the lighting show). The Oasis was absolutely full with all tickets sold and James Bay worked the crowd like a seasoned pro.
All in all an excellent gig.
AJ and The Tribe played at The Reggae Garden Swindon Saturday 12th September.
Dubwiser played at The Reggae Garden in Swindon Saturday 12 Sept.
The SYP put on yet another stunning performance in 2015 with Hairspray at The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon.
To me it was as good as any professional production, which was also probably reflected in the fact that all showings were fully booked before hand. Very enjoyable.
I got carried away and took 1200 images. Over 200 will be being used on a disc of images from the production I am proud to say. With that many images it is very difficult to decide which ones are not only technically the best but the ones that show the production at its best. Hopefully I did a good job.
Goldie and Vanessa Haynes at Bristol Concert in July.
McBusted at Westonbirt Concert in July.
Spandau Ballet at Westonbirt Arboretum concert in July.
Just catching up on my blog posts as said last time I have been a bit slack lately.
These images are from the Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters concert at Westonbirt in July. It was a tough gig. The music by ex Led Zepplin vocalist Robert Plant was great, but he does not like photographers and nobody was allowed in the pit and we were relegated to a press area that was probably about 60 mts from the stage. Had to use a 400 mm lens and stand on a barrier to get the shots.
The staff at Westonbirt were great though and apologised for having to put us in the press area as it was not really in their control.
Well I have not posted on here for quite a while. Problem is I have been really busy. I spent a few days at The Wychwood Music Festival in Cheltenham which was really really good. On the Sunday I ran the Brecon off road half marathon which turned out to be 16 miles. It was really enjoyable however and I came 4th so pretty pleased with myself.
I then spent three days at Westonbirt music events, then 3 days in Bristol at Summer Session music festival. I was also trying to train hard as well as all this as I have my big challenge in July and want to do well at that.
So here are the first set of images. Paloma Faith at Westonbirt.
She was of course brilliant.
Friday the 20th June I spent a very pleasant couple of hours over at Westonbirt where Little Mix were performing. It was a lovely warm summers evening, very refined and well behaved audience and remarkably good music/performance. Not my sort of thing but very good never the less.