Years end…….welcome to 2015

Wow…..I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I wrote anything here. Crazy days, sorry folks!!

December saw us covering one of the loudest gigs I have ever been to.  A thrash metal, fast and furious affair organised by Rockline Promotion.  Consisting of 9 bands, some admittedly more subdued than others.  The gig ran for around 7 hours and turned out to be a fantastic night.  As well as the great music it saw me catch my shot of the year, thanks to King W Rock

A quick rest during Christmas and New year, then it was a fast and furious beginning to 2015.  We took the ferry across to the UK and headed to Glasgow to cover an event at the world famous King Tuts Wah Wah Hut.  2015 is their 25th anniversary year and they celebrations began with a string of Scottish talent gracing the stage.  Foreignfox, Indigo Velvet, The VanTs and Weekend Wars amongst many others.

A last minute call from his manager saw us racing across the city to cover the legend that is Paul Carrack playing at the Royal Concert Hall.  It was a thrill and a privilege to be asked to cover such an artist.  Unfortunately we had to rush back to King Tuts after the first few songs, but I got some great photos.  My thanks to Paul and Allan Wood at carrack.biz

 

Before returning to Germany I managed a practice studio shoot, arranged by my old friend Stevie Ward, with a fantastic band from my hometown.  Life on Standby are an incredibly talented 4 piece outfit with an original sound.  Having completed a successful UK tour late last year they have now returned to the recording studio to complete the last couple of songs from their forthcoming album that should be released in March 2015.  Look out them, they will be enormous……..remember where you heard it first.  Many thanks to Stevie for arranging things and to Erin, Gavin, Gianluca and Liam for a great afternoon.  I hope to work with you again soon.

My final outing for January was to shoot a new band on the scene.  Saaga Rootz are a rock band through and through.  All of the band members are accomplished musicians in their own right and I was invited down to the rehearsal studio by the delightful Piia to capture some images for them.  From what I heard in the studio this may be one to watch…….

February’s live concerts include Simple Minds, The Dropkick Murphy’s and The Mahones.  In the studio we have the Bad Nenndorf Boys and Mpath

’till next time………..

Spike

SMP Photographs

www.smp-photographs.com

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