I swear that acts are getting younger and younger. Straight back into shooting tonight and was great to see that nothing had changed lighting wise at the Liquid rooms (ahem).
Ellie Goulding tonight. Ellie was looking great and moving around the stage giving the crowd (and photographers) what they wanted. Ellie sounded good which I was glad to hear, as you can never tell from recorded material if they are going to be good live or not. The usher hall is a great venue to shoot at, It’s got a great sized pit with good access and every time I have shot there so far, the light has been decent.
All in all, a worthwhile gig.
Once again we were in the situation where the lighting engineer decided to take a break when the main act came on and left the lights on “Disco backlighting”. Not uncommon at the liquid rooms, but I digress.
Youtube sensations; Boyce avenue played to a sold-out crowd who lapped up their mixture of original material and cover versions. These guys can really play and the the crowd loved them.
Once again I battled with the lighting conditions at the Liquid Rooms. This time it was for Submotion Orchestra as part of the jazz festival.
Not my taste in music, but I could see why the crowd seemed to enjoy it.
Most of the shots from this gig looked the same. We were told by management that we were only allowed to shoot from the edge of the stage and not to shoot from the middle.
Anyway, you take what you are given and work with it. Luckily Nate was a pretty active front man and after the first song was over the lighting brightened up a bit.
Fun are a good band live and well worth going to see.