As the year draws to a close, it is nice to look back and reflect on the last twelve months.
Did I really meet Johnny Rotten and was the one not wearing a tie? Was that really Metallica headlining Glastonbury, yet Dolly Parton was the one who drew the biggest crowd of the weekend?
And was that really me at the front of every gig trying to get a decent photo for Every Record Tells A Story whilst desperately trying not to irritate everyone around me by having the camera constantly popping up in view? Well, yes it was….
So as with previous years, I thought I would share my pick of the photos I took at the gigs I attended this year. Thanks for spending time here in 2014 – and have a great New Year.
I met Michael Katon and drummer Johnny Bee backstage at The 100 Club in January
James Bagshaw of Temples: Here they played a show at Rough Trade East to launch their debut album Sun Structures
Midlake played Shepherd’s Bush Empire in February
Bernard Butler and David McAlmont at The Union Chapel in May – and perhaps the best gig of the year
Josh Homme played a solo acoustic show in June which was intimate and very funny…
Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs did a great job opening Glastonbury
I saw Drenge a couple of times this year – this shot was taken at Glastonbury
Jimi Goodwin (formerly of Doves) played at Glastonbury just before the heavens opened
Speaking of which, this was the cloud that soaked Glastonbury on the Friday and brought proceedings to a temporary halt.
Parquet Courts played the Park Stage at Glastonbury
Robert Plant played a stunning set on the Saturday at Glastonbury
I fought hard for this picture of James and Lars of Metallica – the front few rows were absolutely rammed….
Jack White played a great gig at the O2 Arena – this shot was taken at Glastonbury
Motorhead played Hyde Park – and it was good to see Lemmy, even if he didn’t look 100%
Great to see Ozzy at Hyde Park with Sabbath
For the second time in three years, Soundgarden played Hyde Park
Elvis Costello at Kew Gardens
Smiths legend Johnny Marr played Southend in support of his second solo album Playland
The National played a great set at The O2
Accept showed German Heavy Metal at its best
The Augustines rounded off the year brilliantly at the Camden Roundhouse, playing in the centre of the crowd at one point
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