Live Music

Uli Jon Roth (support from The Force)

I was invited to see Uli Jon Roth last night at South Shields Unionist Club and jumped to the chance. As a massive Scorpions fan and with the prospect of hearing a load of Tokyo Tapes tracks played by the master guitarist Uli, I knew it was going to be a great night. The club was packed with fans and after a great set by local band The Force, we were treated to a show to remember.

Click here to see the full set from Uli.

Click here to see photos from The Force’s set.

Crookfest 2017

Last year was my first time at Crookfest and it was a fantastic day out. I was invited back to take photographs again and jumped to the chance.  The main thing about festivals is the variety of acts that are there to entertain the public and this year we had 3 different stages at Crookfest, all very well supported throughout the day by music fans out for a drink and to be entertained. The photographs hopefully capture the atmosphere and the enjoyment had by both the visitors and the bands.

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Hotter than Hell

As a huge KISS fan I had this gig in the diary long ago. Trillians was the venue and knowing it can get busy I decided to get there pre 8pm, just as well as by 9pm the place was as full as i’ve ever seen it.  The band performed for close to 2 hours and were brilliant both visually in their KISS costumes and also with their KISS style mannerisms. Add a great sound to the equation and it meant we had a night to remember.  They promised to come back next year, lets hope they do.

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Rock 4 Mick 3

4 bands, 3 burlesque dancers and plenty of sparks flying, all in aid of a brain cancer charity. Bands are Reet Hot Chilli Peppers, Twister, Van Hailen and Bigfoot.  Thanks to Trillians in Newcastle for hosting the event.

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Heaven or Hell – Halloween Special

The Queen Vic in South Shields was a gig I knew was going to be a pleasure to shoot and the evening didn’t dissapoint.  The pub was packed with witches, demons and all manner of people in fancy dress out to celebrate Halloween and with the band dressed up too the atmosphere was perfect.

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Rock Bottom – The Queen Vic

A band I had been looking forward to seeing were in the area the day before my holidays but despite an early start next morning I decided I had to see them. So pleased I did, this band not only can play but they are true posers in front of the camera and I loved them !  They are back in December, go see them if you like UFO, Schenker or just live music.

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Stormin’ the Castle 2016

Stormin’ is the highlight of the local music calendar and the highlight of mine too !

Live music in a fantastic atmosphere, always loads of friends around, camping, Jack Daniels and beer, who could ask for more.  This year it rained on the Saturday, so what, nobody cared, we still partied hard and loved every minute. Enjoy the photos !

Oh if any band wants copies of their own pics, just ask and i’ll send them to you.

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  1. Toxic
  2. Alex Fawcett Band
  3. Stone Deaf Forever
  4. The Pistoleros
  5. Gerry Jablonski Band
  6. Skinny Molly
  7. The Loft Boys
  8. Bessie and the Zinc Buckets (Parental Warning – may contain women flashing boobs !)
  9. Ma Kelly’s Boys
  10. Fickle Lilly
  11. Tubesnake
  12. Sticky Fingers
  13. Hair of the Derg
  14. Bernie’ Torme
  15. Gary Grainger
  16. Bikes and Crowd Shots

Corbridge Festival 2016

This is the 2nd year i’ve been to Corbridge Festival to shoot the bands and once again it was a fantastic weekend.  The weather just about held out and the occasional light shower didn’t dampen spirits at all.  Lots of great bands means lots of photos to look at. You may even be in a crowd shot. Take a look.

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Crookfest 2016

Crookfest is a festival held in Crook in County Durham. Not much to say other than this was a brilliant day with lots of bands to see.  Enjoy the photographs.

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Paris Dancer

I was invited to Blackfriars in Newcastle to shoot the CD launch for Paris Dancer. The frontman Norman McGlenn is the singer with local band This Machine and is therefore very well known on the scene.  The band were supported by Siege UK.  A very entertaining night was had with the band playing for a full hour, all originals, all great songs.  Go see them soon and buy their CD, it’s very good !

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There is a video of the setup from empty stage to ready to rock – see it here

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