Friday evening I spent a very pleasant evening photographing UB40 at the Oasis in Swindon. There was a packed house and of course the audience sang along to all of the songs they played. They were well worth going to see and photograph and I really enjoyed it and listening to comments by others I think everybody else did as well.
AJ and The Tribe played at The Reggae Garden Swindon Saturday 12th September.
Roots Ambassadors played at The Reggae Garden in Swindon on Saturday 12th September.
Dubwiser played at The Reggae Garden in Swindon Saturday 12 Sept.
What a success The Reggae Garden Festival was. I so enjoyed it. Not only am I a big fan of Reggae music but I had access all areas to photograph where I liked. I was in heaven (or was that the smoke)!! I really enjoyed myself and I really think the audience did as well. It was a cracking day. Artists included, Solo Banton, Murray Man and The Friendly Fire Band, Tomlin Mystic, Erin Bardwell Collective, Zeeks and AJ.
Well done to all the organisers and The Swindon Bowl for putting it on. It was great.
Last night I attended the performance of Jamaica 50 by the Gazebo Theatre Group at the Swindon Arts Centre in Old Town as part of the Jamaican 50 years of Independance Celebrations. I have to say it was really really good, stunning in fact. The performers were first class, the music was just epic and was an interesting lesson in Jamaican history. A thoroughly entertaining evening. And what is more they allowed me a private photo shoot. The guys above were just great and did everything I asked of them and I also want to thank the Swindon Arts Centre for allowing me to do the photo shoot. It does not happen very often and so I am very thankful to them. We need more of this drama from a different culture. Thankyou Sylvester Williams, Tonia Daley-Campbell and Prince Jamo of Gazebo and Thankyou Swindon Arts Center for putting it on.