Monday, October 31, 2011

I Kissed A Girl

A pleasure to shoot Katy Perry again at the MEN Arena tonight, even if it was from the back of the room. Much more at The Music Fix tomorrow.

Katy Perry at Manchester Arena

Sunday, October 30, 2011

School's Out

Terrific fun shooting Alice Cooper tonight - 4 songs from the pit, then the whole show from anywhere else in the venue.

Alice Cooper

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dream On

Noel Gallagher tonight at the Apollo - not a pit shoot but we were pretty close, if constrained to one spot.

Noel Gallagher at Manchester Apollo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Laura Marling at the Cathedral last night - missed blogging the Chase & Status show on Saturday night, which was incredibly difficult - good to get overall shots of the stage on a wide, but just wasn't practical to get close ups of the performers.

Laura was fine, but as usual when shooting her I felt guilty with the shutter clicks - such a quiet audience.

Laura Marling at Manchester Cathedral

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gentle On My Mind

A genuine privilege and a pleasure to shoot Glen Campbell this evening at The Lowry. I've had a rotten day, but he was superb.

Glen Campbell

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Nice to shoot Erasure at the Apollo tonight - one of my favourite acts growing up.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

When A Child Is Born

Soundboard fun with Johnny Mathis at Manchester Arena tonight - got to say his voice is still sounding good. Just wish we'd been a bit nearer!

Johnny Mathis

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ghost Town

The Specials at the Apollo tonight. I'm nearly at 100 for the year now... hoping to hit that by the end of the week.

The Specials

The Specials at Manchester Apollo

Friday, October 14, 2011

You Raise Me Up

Josh Groban tonight from the back of the Bridgewater Hall. Another photogenic artist who insists on us being miles away. Will never understand it!

Josh Groban

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


A couple more nights of action - Brett Anderson last night at Club Academy

Brett Anderson at Club Academy

and tonight Katy B at Manchester Apollo

Katy B at Manchester Apollo

Monday, October 10, 2011

Diddley Bow

Missed blogging about the Wombats show on Saturday (summary - very tricky lighting, not worth a trip out)

Seasick Steve tonight at the Apollo - nice lighting, although they neglected to light some fellow called John Paul Jones who turned up... hey, not like he was in a major band or anything...

Seasick Steve

Friday, October 7, 2011

Shut Up & Drive

To Liverpool again tonight for Rihanna. My advice on shooting this with anything less than a 500mm, preferably f/4? Don't bother. I found 400 on a crop didn't really give me the range, and there wasn't as much light as on her last tour - added to which, there was no central ramp. Very tricky.

Rihanna at Livepool Arena

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Gig season has begun in earnest, with Nerina Pallot and Snoop Dogg so far this week.

Nerina Pallot at Manchester Academy 2

Snoop Dogg at Liverpool Arena

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hello, It's Me

Been a quiet week, but here's Todd Rundgren from tonight's show at Manchester Ritz.

Todd Rundgren