2012 In Pictures
As 2012 comes to a close, here are a few concert pictures that I took which best capture the year from my perspective:
Just to show that this blog is not just about me making jokes about my favourite musicians, I thought I would share these images. From festivals in The Isle of Wight and Hyde Park, to intimate gigs in London and the Peak District. From Bruce Springsteen, Soundgarden, and Iggy Pop to Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Cowbell and Paul Weller. Have a look at my gallery for more like this.
Click on any picture to get it fullscreen. If you get to the end, please let me know what your favorite photo of mine from 2012 was!
Happy New Year to one and all – thank you for dropping by this year and here’s to 2013…
Palma Violets – I love this picture of this up and coming band who featured on the cover of NME and whose debut album comes out in February on Rough Trade
Will Rees of Mystery Jets – I met Will this year and he was charming – and a very good guitarist. The Mystery Jets’ Radlands was one of my records of 2012
The Vaccines – taken from their show in a cave in Derbyshire. The Vaccines returned with a really good album and a sell out show at the O2 Arena.
Blaine Harrison, Mystery Jets. Blaine had a broken leg in this show but the band were very impressive nevertheless.
Carl Barat sang at Rough Trade East for an event to launch Beck’s Songreader album
Paul Weller: The Modfather played The Camden Roundhouse to support his latest album Sonik Kicks
Cowbell: Another album of the year from this Stoke Newington two-piece
Mick Jagger: I bumped into “Mick” at The Hard Rock Cafe…
Richard Hawley: I saw Richard at the Mercury Prize launch where he was in a certain amount of pain, whilst recovering from a broken leg…. He soldiered on bravely.
Chris Cornell, Soundgarden: The reformed Soundgarden put on a great show at Hyde Park – we managed to get to the front of the crowd to get this shot.
Guy Garvey of Elbow played a great set at The Isle of Wight Festival. I like the backlighting to this photo.
Rhys of The Horrors played at Southend’s Chinnerys venue – a tiny club as part of JD’s homecoming shows. Great band – looking forward to their new album (hopefully) in 2013.
The Black Belles supported The Horrors and are on Third Man Records – Jack White’s label.
Tim Elsenberg of Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Bruce Springsteen: Nice to get a shot of The Boss as the light faded and he stood in front of the 80.000 crowd. Another time I was glad I was at the front of the crowd…
Iggy Pop at Hyde Park
Tom Petty: Wonderful to see Tom Petty return to these shores and for me to see him play for the first time.
Categories: Live Reviews, Music