Live Music

The Pigeon Detectives at Norwich Waterfront

The Pigeon Detectives at Norwich Waterfront on 4th April 2011 (Jon Luton)

Photos of The Pigeon Detectives, Club Smith and The Kabeedies from Norwich Waterfront


Bowling For Soup Acoustic Show

Bowling For Soup Acoustic at Norwich Waterfront on 3rd April 2011. (Jon Luton)

Photos from Bowling For Soup’s recent Acoustic show at Norwich Waterfront.


Senses Fail/Man Overboard/Southpaw

Senses Fail at Norwich Waterfront (Photographer: Jon Luton)
Friday night saw Senses Fail play Norwich Waterfront again. They are an awesome band, so much energy when they play live that they are always a joy to watch/photograph


Francesqa/The Dangerous Summer/TITTM at Norwich Arts Centre

Francesqa at Norwich Arts Centre (Jon Luton)

Photos of Francesqa, The Dangerous Summer and Tell It To The Marines from Norwich Arts Centre.


Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour Norwich UEA

Kerrang! Relentless Energy Tour Norwich UEA

Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte

Photos of Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong, Framing Hanley and The Wonder Years from Norwich UEA.


Underline The Sky, Rules Of Romance & Shorelines

Underline The Sky, Rules Of Romance & Shorelines

James Hicks of Underline The Sky

Some photos from last nights gig at Norwich Marquee, featuring Underline The Sky, Rules Of Romance and Shorelines.


Nervous Turkey Xmas Show

Nervous Turkey Xmas Show

Lost?
Wednesday was the last gig of a long year of gig photography for me. This was a charity gig organised by Norwich band Lost? featuring some great local bands. The bands that played were Lost?, Underline The Sky, Tenex, Show Me The Coastline and Settle For Second.


Young Guns / Flood Of Red at Norwich Arts Centre

Young Guns / Flood Of Red at Norwich Arts Centre

Young Guns
If you saw my photo blog of Young Guns from Hevy Festival you’ll know that Young Guns have been one of my favourite bands this year. Not only did they release one of the best albums of 2010, but that have toured constantly, entertaining crowds all over europe. The one thing guaranteed is a high energy show, and this night was no different. Great set. Support band Flood Of Red were also great.


The Bluetones at Norwich Waterfront

The Bluetones at Norwich Waterfront

The Bluetones
The Bluetones will always be a special band for me, they were the first band I ever saw live, back in 1996. It was watching them play, constantly listening to their albums, and live video (back in the days before DVDs) that made me want to learn to play drums and guitar.


Allbright and TenFourAndOut at Norwich B2

Allbright and TenFourAndOut at Norwich B2

Allbright

Photos of Allbright and TenFourAndOut at B2 in Norwich back in November.


Anberlin and Hawthorne Heights at Norwich Waterfront

Anberlin and Hawthorne Heights at Norwich Waterfront

Hawthorne Heights
I’ve photographed both of these bands before, Anberlin at Norwich UEA when they supported Elliot Minor back in 2008, and Hawthorne Heights at Norwich UEA when they were on the Kerrang tour back in 2006. Really enjoyed photographing both of them the first time round, this time it wasn’t as much fun. Both bands performed great sets, but the lack of light on stage made it very hard to focus and get a fast shutter speed.


Jimmy Eat World at Norwich UEA

Jimmy Eat World at Norwich UEA

Jimmy Eat World
When one of your favourite bands play it’s always hard to decide whether or not to go to the gig as a fan and watch, or whether or not to photograph. I’ve loved Jimmy Eat World for over ten years seen them many times, but always chose to watch the set from the crowd rather than photograph them.


Less Than Jake + Zebrahead: Norwich UEA

Less Than Jake + Zebrahead: Norwich UEA

Less Than Jake

This was a really fun gig with some great bands. I ended up filming the whole of the Zebrahead set, to make a live music video for them, so the photos of Zebrahead are just some stills I’ve quickly taken from the footage.


Deaf Havana + Me Vs Hero: Norwich Waterfront

Deaf Havana + Me Vs Hero: Norwich Waterfront

Me Vs Hero
It was great to see two great bands Deaf Havana and Me Vs Hero playing to a packed Waterfront. Both bands are great live, and great to photograph.


Eastpak Antidote Tour: Sum 41 + support

Eastpak Antidote Tour: Sum 41 + support

Sum 41

Another night at Norwich UEA. This time for the Eastpak Antidote Tour. This year on the tour were Veara, Riverboat Gamblers, The Black Pacific and Sum 41.


Atlas&i Album Launch Show

Atlas&i Album Launch Show

Atlas&i

Photos of Rules Of Romance, Tell It To The Marines and Atlas&i from the launch gig of Atlas&i’s debut album ‘In Desolate Times’ at B2, Norwich.


Just Can’t Get Rid Of Us Tour

Just Can't Get Rid Of Us Tour

Bowling For Soup

The Just Can’t Get Rid Of Us Tour was a show I had really been looking forward to. I always enjoy watching Bowling For Soup, and bringing one of my favourite bands of all time, A, with them made it even better. Forever The Sickest Kids and The Dollyrots completed the line up. All the bands put on an energetic and entertaining performance, and it was really good seeing A, and them playing a load of old songs which I can remember singing along to back in the late 90’s.


Architects + Norma Jean + Devil Sold His Soul + Lower Than Atlantis

Architects + Norma Jean + Devil Sold His Soul + Lower Than Atlantis

Architects
Another great show at Norwich Waterfront. Although not my usual type of music to listen to, I love photographing heavier bands as there is so much energy put into the performance, and this gig was no different. All four bands put on great performances.


Attack! Attack! + Straight Lines + Lost? + That Sunday Feeling

Attack! Attack! + Straight Lines + Lost? + That Sunday Feeling

Attack! Attack!
Norwich Arts Centre is one of my favourite venues to watch bands at, however, probably my least favourite to photograph at. Unfortunately, the lights are usually too dim, and so it relies on using flash to get any usable photos. Last night was another case of this. The advantages of the Arts Centre was that I got access to shoot bits of the sets on stage, allowing me to get photos of the drummers, which I wouldn’t usually get at other venues.


Fun Lovin’ Criminals: Norwich UEA

Fun Lovin' Criminals: Norwich UEA

Fun Lovin' Criminals
This was the first time I’ve photographed Fun Lovin’ Criminals, despite first seeing them back in 1998 I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph them. I managed to get some portraits with the band, and got one picture I’m happy with, despite having no lighting at all. Then for the gig. The band had a small lighting rig which made it hard to get great pictures, as mainly red and blue light filled the stage. Due to the lighting my camera set up was mainly ISO 2000, 1/100th at f3.5, but varied due to the lights.


Hey! Alaska at HMV Forum

Hey! Alaska at HMV Forum

Hey! Alaska

Last night I was in London at the HMV Forum in Kenntish Town to play Synth for Lost? in the final of the No Sleep Til Hammersmith competition. In the Semi Final we played with Hey! Alaska, who we all loved, so was great to see them again in the final (and photograph them). Hey! Alaska played an awesome set and won the competition, getting to not only play at HMV Conference at Hammersmith Apollo, but also to record at the Universal Records recording studio in London.


Elliot Minor + Atlas&i: Norwich Waterfront

Elliot Minor + Atlas&i: Norwich Waterfront

Elliot Minor

Second time photographing Atlas&i in the last few weeks. Really good solid band, who released their debut album at the end of October on Small Town Records. The waterfront had better conditions to photograph the band than at Bury a couple of weeks ago, so I’m a bit happier with these photos.

I’ve photographed Elliot Minor twice before, both times at bigger venues with high ceilings and bigger lighting rigs. The Waterfront was more of struggle with loads of red light, but managed to get a couple I’m happy with.


Deaf Havana, The First, Atlas&i: Bury St Edmunds

Deaf Havana, The First, Atlas&i: Bury St Edmunds

Deaf Havana

On Friday I went to Bury St Edmunds to see Deaf Havana, The First and Atlas&i. Three great bands playing a really small pub called The Old Maltings. On stage so to speak, just an ever decreasing area. Packed show, and excellent performances from all the bands.


Hevy Festival: Glassjaw

Hevy Festival: Glassjaw

Glassjaw

As soon as The Subways finished there set, 30 odd photographers made there way to the front of the stage ready for Glassjaw. Having seen the band at Wembley Arena at the start of the year I knew how they set up on stage (with the drums at the front on the right) and therefore positioned myself on the left of stage in front of where Guitarist Justin Beck and Singer Daryl Palumbo would be. With the band starting an hour earlier than previous nights headliners Gallows, the natural light was a bit better, and this was helped a bit of white light on stage.