I have followed a music promoter MR Peeps on twitter for a while. I like his recomendations for bands to listen to and seems an interesting bloke. He put a gig at the Deaf Institute in Manchester and so I got in touch. It looked like a good line up with bands I had heard good things about.
Mr Peeps must be the one of if not the hardest working promoters that I have met. The reason for his hard work showed on the night. He had a real buzz about the gig and by kick off at 7:30 the place was 3/4 full. The place was full was full by the second band and really going for it. The photographs of the final 2 bands may be a bit blurred as the floor was bouncing! I can't remember a gig where the floor seemed to move so much due to the bouncing crowd in perfect time with the acts.
Mr Peeps found time for all and even charmed some of the crowd with his own branded bars of chocolate. He was good to talk to and his knowledge and love for new music was evident.
I don't know if it was due to Mr peeps or the reputation of the bands but all the known and respected photographers descended on the Institute. I had met some before like @Trust a fox and Gary @GBH68 @seagravephoto and met a couple of great photographers for the first time @midi_photos and Sara smith photography.
The music was incredible with each act giving it everything to the appreciate crowd. Im not going to describe the acts as they do it better through their sites and sound cloud. please have a look you won't be disappointed and let them know labrat sent you!
Once again a big thanks to staff at the Deaf institute for their hospitality, Mr Peeps for the invitation, fellow photographers for the lesson in how to do it properly, the crowd for making the atmosphere and the place bounce and the bands for some amazing tracks.
Much appreciated Labrat