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Jess Kemp at Deaf Institute

December 29, 2019 - Its happened twice and must therefore be a tradition. The Jess Kemp Christmas Gig. Due to the popularity of the night...
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Top Flight

November 12, 2019 - I was invited to attend and shoot the BCMA awards 2019. The event was being held at the Concorde Hanger at Manchester Ai...
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No Rum or Criminal Activity

August 08, 2018 - I have enjoyed the music of Rum Thief since the first listen. I challenge anyone to listen to Dirty Shoes and not join i...
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Survived Another One

December 31, 2017 - As we say goodbye to 2017 a quick look back My friends from One Voice Community Choir performed at the Harris Preston....
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Irlam all change

December 20, 2017 - Jess Kemp is a performer that I have seen many times and always enjoy her music. She called me to ask if I could shoot a...
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Ferret Goes Crazy

December 05, 2017 - Thursday night in Preston is not always the wildest of places to party tonight was different. I picked up a friend and...
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Going Underground

October 18, 2017 - I had a walk from the car to the venue and fired a few shots off while walking there is always plenty to shoot in Blackp...
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Stealing Rum from the Factory

March 29, 2017 - The Factory Manchester is a venue housed in the original Factory Records building. As you enter a large picture of Tony...
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Elementary Jordan

March 10, 2017 - Im sorry but I missed shooting Saytra Play due to a minor issue getting into the venue I could hear them and they sounde...
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2016 Survived

January 06, 2017 - 2016 Review ICan Is a group of artistic misfits from Blackpool and the Fylde. The some of us don't seem to think we wo...
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Red lights are for prostitutes

January 01, 2017 - Preston has a new live music venue in what used to be the foyer of the guild hall and I was invited to shoot a one night...
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Wise Men Headed East

December 21, 2016 - The Wise Men head East. East Lancashire to Clitheroe for the Good Foxy Christmas Party. The night was held at the Grand...
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Kick off In The City

December 12, 2016 - I couldn't see any evidence of the book launch as I entered Cosmonaut in Manchester. It was a nice bar and so I decided...
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So Many Lights and Still Dark

November 21, 2016 - Live Room 19/11/2016 If at the end of the gig the crowd are still singing the songs, the security are insisting that...
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Its not KraaK

September 19, 2016 - AAtma 17/9/2016 Are you looking for Kraak? Is probably not a question you should ask a group of lads in a dark alley i...
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Skin, needles and Knives

August 23, 2016 - A lady stands on stage breathing fire, behind me are booths filled with people having the most intricate designs inked o...
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The sting of sweat in my eyes

May 18, 2016 - Sunday night the band are sound checking and its still light it must be summer. As regular readers of my blog and vie...
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Camden in Manchester

May 05, 2016 - Camden in Manchester at Academy 3 Jess Kemp is a singer songwriter from Manchester. I have seen her play several time...
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Singing, Sneering,Snarling and Stomping

December 14, 2015 - Singing, sneering, snarling, stomping In 2014 I photographed Madding Crowd at the Eagle Inn Salford and Friday night...
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Three for the Price of None

November 17, 2015 - 13/11/2015 The Ferret Preston No Hot Ashes New York Tourists Dexters A handful of flying saucer sweets with...
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Putting on the Ritz

November 15, 2015 - The Ritz Manchester 10 November Slydigs Vintage Trouble A cold wet Tuesday night and road works on the outskirts o...
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A Game of Two Halves

October 28, 2015 - Sunday 26 October Night and Day Manchester No Hot Ashes Walking on Cars Sunday night in Manchester and back in Nig...
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Blackthorn Virgin

July 29, 2015 - Blackthorn Music Festival I spent the weekend at Blackthorn Music Festival and these are my ramblings. If you want any o...
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Storming The Castle

April 13, 2015 - Storming the Castle 11/04/2015 The Castle Hotel Ryan Jarvis Dirty Sterling Velocets...
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If the devil makes music like this Im off to hell

March 23, 2015 - Ruby lounge goes off! I had a change of plans on Saturday, I was intending to go to Kraak to watch and probably shoot...
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Thieves use revolver in crowd to get blank cheque

February 18, 2015 - 13/2/15 Band on the Wall Manchester Kindest of Thieves Black Sonic Revolver The Madding Crowd Blank Cheque...
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No love its not that kind of singles night

February 09, 2015 - Ugly man records singles night at Dulcimer Bar Chorlton Manchester. Warning: Do not pick up an envelope from the door...
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Tuesday the new weekend?

February 08, 2015 - Tuesday live at lock 91 Manchester Monoman Dee Olares Level 22 The Marivaux Monoman consists of a great female...
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2014 Survived A photo review

January 02, 2015 - End of year review What a great year 2014 has been. This is a review of some of my highlights. Carfest North as I...
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Ugly Man Beautiful Sound

December 27, 2014 - Ugly Man Christmas Office Party The party was held at Night and Day and I met a happy Tom from the Mantells outside....
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2 Great Bands 1 Great Venue

December 18, 2014 - You could launch a space ship with that. This was the description of the kit being lifted onto Bootleggers Bar Kendal fr...
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Lancashire La La La

December 08, 2014 - The Lancashire Hotpots played 53 degrees Preston for the last time on Saturday night. I have seen them play here before...
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Ten out of ten for High Nines

November 19, 2014 - Good Bye to High Nines Hello to Feed the Kid The gig was held in Academy 3 which I like as it as has good sound and mor...
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In print

November 13, 2014 - Today I received a CD in the post. Is it sad that I still get excited when I get a package to open! The Cd inside was f...
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Just good Kraak

November 04, 2014 - "Sherlocks Army.. Sherlocks Army" rang out at the Kraak Club before they played a note. It was fair to say that the crow...
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Chewing the Steering Wheel

October 29, 2014 - 2 hours, 2 long boring frustrating hours, 2 hours reading the details on the van in front, how many safety and quality s...
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Don't forget your raffle ticket

September 07, 2014 - The Kraak venue entrance is in a narrow alley and the name could be from substances bought in similar surroundings. Than...
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Flying with Eagles

September 01, 2014 - Saturday night and Im driving to Manchester for another night of live music. The venue is a traditional looking pub The...
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Sorry if I made anyone pregnant!

August 18, 2014 - Rum Thief held his single launch at Mono in Chorlton Manchester. he had described the venue as intimate. I was looking f...
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