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Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Excuse me for reminiscing, but Feeder are a band that had a big impact on music photography for me. Having first seen them as a fan back in 1997, I got the opportunity to interview Grant Nicholas in 1998. At that point I was mainly interested in journalism (but wasn’t very good), and had a slr camera (back in the film days) but hadn’t done any gig photos. I took my camera along to the interview to get a couple of portraits (I have no idea where these photos are now). Spotting that I had a camera with me, Feeders then tour manager Shep, offered me a photopass for the gig. Having the chance to photograph Feeder, was such a buzz for me, and really got me into gig photography. From then onwards I got photopasses whenever I could, and somehow have ended up 14 years later still doing gig photography.

Back in the day, Feeder used to play Norwich every few months, mainly at the Oval (which sadly closed in 1997), before High came out as a single and they moved up to the Waterfront. They played the waterfront four times back in their ‘Rock’ days, before Echo Park came out and rocketed them up the charts. The last time they played the Waterfront was in 1999 when Paperfaces came out as a single and ever since they have been selling out huge venues. It was great to see them playing the Waterfront again, and brought back a lot of memories from the 90’s.

Anyways, getting back to the gig, Feeder mainly played songs from the past 10 years, only one song each from Polythene, Yesterday Went Too Soon and Echo Park. The lighting was lacking, and when on the band was mainly red or blue, making it hard to get properly exposed photos of the band. These are a few of my shots from the gig.

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

Feeder at Norwich Waterfront on Thursday 26th April 2012 (Jon Luton)

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