Behind again on the updates... a few shooting notes where relevant.
Olly Murs - Manchester Arena
Good fun to shoot - at the back for first song, but then uses the ramp at the front, with great light.
Kerrang Tour - Manchester Academy
No light on stage, but flash allowed, making for something of a tricky shoot with bands running around all over the stage. Here's a quick shot of New Found Glory.
Dream Theater - Manchester Apollo
Seated show at the Apollo means a side-on shooting position. Not ideal for these energetic prog-rockers.
Diana Vickers - Ruby Lounge
Hopes that the Ruby Lounge might have had a whip round for some better lights were dashed when Diana arrived on stage, bathed in the usual reds and blues.
Black Keys - Manchester Apollo
I enjoyed this one. Tricky lighting, lots of reds and a harsh light on the right side of the guitarist's face.