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Fall Out Boy At O2. Beyond Brilliant


It’s more difficult than one can imagine to entertain 17,000 folks with the right mix of songs.

Even when these folks are avid fans. Fall Out Boy contrived to do this brilliantly . A few reasons why

  1. Only one excellent quality support band . Against the Current. No need for multiple poor bands to fill time, these guys played maybe 35 minutes and were great
  2. The stage set was unique in that the background to the band was an ever changing colourful visual .
  3. The band played 2 songs effectively on a raised stage in the middle of the auditorium. Meaning that even those souls in the Sky got some close ups . A walkway also allowed the band to dance through the crowd in a kind of sensible non contact crowd surfing.
  4. The set list was a mixture of old and new with even the odd almost acoustic number
  5. They sounded great. Vocals were superb and the sound very complete.
  6. They played 90 minutes so not overdoing their welcome including an excellent encore.

All in all a great evening in what is now London’s best large music venue

Music Photography Few Recent Favourites


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Hunter and The Bear

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Officer @ Bedford Arms Balham 5th May 2016


A superb set by an interesting  duo. The audience was engaged throughout and happy to share their vocals when asked! A packed sell out Bedford Arms enjoyed this set. A few photographs of DC and Lou that really capture maybe not only the enjoyment of the audience but also of themselves doing the set.

For further information on Officer their website

http://www.officer.uk.com

 

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Spilt Milk Society @229 London


Midlands-based Indie/Rock band who write original music and rehearse in their home studio. The band formed in May 2015 and have since made a name by gigging all over the countries, playing house parties and local festivals as well as featuring on BBC INTRODUCING.

They played a great set @229 Great Portland Street thanks to Absent Kelly who put on an amazing line up of acts. Please enjoy a few photographs of this up and coming band.

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Carl Olander @ The Cavendish Arms 23rd April


Carl Olander is a Singer songwriter born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Moved to London 2013 to pursue music.

00003277 His band was created 2014 and is a trio of Carl as the front person on guitar and vocals together with Joel Tavares on vocals and keys and Lucas Vezirian on bass and Niccolo Rebecchi on drums and Marco Casaluce on electric guitar. They have done over 200 shows around London and UK and have done a headline London tour last fall 2015. In 2016 they are doing a number of gigs and were in Italy in Parma on a 7 days tour at the beginning of april.

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They have just released their first video for their single of the upcoming EP called Lions

Lions is a song that hits you straight away as being melodic, interesting and with a novel vocal style. The voice although being unmistakably Swedish at times the intonation is almost reggae like.

There are many new bands out there at the moment but this is one to listen to as they offer something new and different, music with no nonsense. I am never sure to ascribe a style to a band is either helpful or correct, as many bands cross many boundaries, but if had to put them in a genre it would be the curious one of Folk/Indie. But undoubtedly it is an interesting voice singing interesting songs and this band should go far. You can compare singers endlessly but the voice is on a par if not superior to voices like Mumford and sons, and that is no exaggeration.

Carl Olander played The Cavendish Arms and here are some photos from the gig.

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Lucinda Belle Orchestra At Pizza Express Photos


Lucinda Belle is an artist who has produced an album and played numerous concerts over the last few years but who has been a little quiet this last 12 months.

00001412This week March 2016 she played two nights at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean street London and was simply amazing. Her new music sounds fresh and interesting and she is one the artists that genuinely sound better live than on recordings.

Her performance was inspirational and the music excellent. The only critiscism was that I could have listened to another few hours of music.

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The Pizza Expresss venue is in my opinion the worst place to photgraph in the whole world and I will devote a separate blog to that in due course, but maybe one of the best to hear live music. Her band are also superb and I have had the pleasure of hearing Sheldon Conrich and Philipp Groyssboeck play many times in the LBO.

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Enjoy some of these shots from the other night.

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Sheldon Conrich and Lucinda Belle Duet

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