Ella Henderson | O2 Academy Bournemouth

Tonights fun at the O2 Academy Bournemouth with the lovely Ella Henderson. Taking part in the 2012 X-Factor Ella came 6th place and was signed straight to Syco Music Label. She has since produced songs with Kygo and Sigma. Her Hit Ghost has taken her to the charts and and continues to sit firmly in the spot light. 

It was great to see and hear her play "Here for you" Kygo. Good dynamic lighting made for some great snaps. The event at the O2 Academy was 50 ticket short of sold out which is a great place to be, the venue looked packed from floor to the gods room!

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Basement Jaxx / HALO Bournemouth

After years of years of great success Basement Jaxx have been touring some of the smaller venues and festivals of recent months. I shot these guys at Southampton SoundClash in September and again this month at Halo Bournemouth. 

Halo is the perfect place to house such a great duo. A night of KishKash, Peace love and unity, while the crowd definitely lost their heads!

Thank you to event organisers at Halo Bournemouth for allowing me to pop down with AAA access. 


REMEDY @ O2 Academy Bournemouth

The time is here, for another great instalment of my favourite trance brand. REMEDY run by my good friend Andy Parker has gone from one success to another. This Autumns round up sees the incredible Eddie Halliwell returning after 5 years, DJ'ing for the Slinky brand way-back-when. 

John O'Callaghan also returning to the O2 Academy after being away for I think 3 or 4 years. I think one of the best photos Ive ever taken was of John in a perfect 'God is a DJ' pose on stage performing at Slinky in 2011. 

I will let the photos do the talking as we all know thats why your here ;) I will end on saying I really enjoyed Giuseppe Ottaviano and Sky Patrol in the early hours of this morning. Not seeing these guys before was a real treat as Giuseppe's set was live. 





Remembering the roots

Sitting at my desk editing this evening, and for the past week or so has reminded me of where my music love and interest began. It all started with Rock despite my interests and previous work in EDM, Trance that sort of corner. My love has always been for bands like Disturbed, SOiL, Static X, and A Perfect Circle. So to remember my roots I thought id do a little post on some of the rock bands I've shot. Also from a photography perspective, its safe to say that they can be some of the challenging 3 songs you can get behind the camera. The hardest I've ever had to work was actually for The Prodigy at this years Isle of Wight. It was raining hard, I had a rain cover but had lost my eye cup so couldn't fix my weather gear to be able to see through the viewfinder. The Prodigy move around and use lighting that makes them almost impossible to shoot. I know now what my friends in the industry talk about, when they say Prodigy are a pretty good challenge. 

However... We Like Challenges ;) 

SOiL - 1865 Southampton

SOiL - 1865 Southampton

The Prodigy - Isle of Wight 2015 - Main Stage

The Prodigy - Isle of Wight 2015 - Main Stage

Asking Alexandria - O2 GuildHall Southampton

Asking Alexandria - O2 GuildHall Southampton