Monday, February 28, 2011


Good to get to shoot Janelle Monae again - liked her last time, but the lighting was grim. Better luck this time on that front. Note for shooters - the first three songs are rolled into one, so the first time the crowd cheer, you're out of there!

Janelle Monae

Support from CockNBullKid - great voice.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

In My Head

Jason Derulo at the Apollo tonight. I'll tell you this much - every single fan in that room was going home happy.

No complaints from the photographers either. Lots to shoot and reasonable light. That'll do me.

Jason Derulo

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mr Smith

Lots of fun to shoot Ne-Yo tonight at Manchester Arena. Loads of action to watch, what with his moves and the dancers.


Thursday, February 24, 2011


Really not my best work at Ben Folds tonight at the Apollo, don't know what was going wrong, just didn't get my shot.

Ben Folds

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Usual Apollo seated position for James Blunt tonight - briefly allowed forward from the fire door but soon returned to the normal spot. No complaints though, reasonable lighting.

James Blunt

Monday, February 21, 2011

No Matter What

Opening night of the Boyzone tour tonight at Liverpool Arena.


Supports acts were girl group Wonderland (who do a decent Lady Antebellum cover)

And somewhat unexpectedly, the sisters from B*Witched, performing as Barbarellas

Sunday, February 20, 2011


All action weekend this one. Shot Usher and Tinchy Stryder tonight. Usher puts on an amazing show, and lets the photographers up close. There's loads of light - but pretty much all of it backlight. Still fun to shoot though and came out OK in the edit.


Tinchy Stryder

Saturday, February 19, 2011

On A Mission

Manchester Apollo tonight for Katy B and Tinie Tempah. The lighting wasn't exactly favourable for Katy, which was a shame as she got a good reception and I enjoyed what I heard. Hope to catch her headline in May.

Katy B

Tinie came on late, which wasn't great, but gave us 5 songs which was helpful, especially as he spent the end of the 5th song posing for us. Makes life easy!

Tinie Tempah

Friday, February 18, 2011

Danger Days

My Chemical Romance at Manchester Arena tonight - first of three gigs for this weekend. Pretty manic in the pit for this one, lots of dehydrated kids coming out, and some quite tricky lighting!

My Chemical Romance - Manchester Arena

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Fun night shooting Alexandra Burke at Liverpool Arena. Always worried that these things will be soundboard, but good news - not only was it in the pit, but the light was good too. Again, if we're keeping score, I missed blogging Roxy Music last week, fairly straightforward pit shoot, but frustratingly you could never see his eyes!

Alexandra Burke