Let Me See The Spark That Lights Your Desire: Rival Bones 2018

Well, how's it going you lovely people? It has indeed been a while since i've posted ...yes, again ;) it has been very busy from my side of the coin. Well, not as manic as this dynamic rock duo.

I was first recommended by good pal Seddy when the electric Rival Bones supported Mongol Horde back in February this year [criminy, has it been that long]. Since then, they were great live, right from the first chord! I even put forward a request to do a press shoot for them. So, around the same time, they did a few local shows. When one venue came up on their tour listings, Jimmy's was the perfect place to do the press shoot in. I've always wanted to do a press shoot with neon lights. So, this was perfect for the pair to be surrounded in. Ready with my single Elinchrom Quadra A light and 100cm Octabox [RIP] along with my weapon, Nikon D750 with 24-70mm lens, I took a few photos before they did conducted press. From then on, their popularity is healthy and growing. They're unstoppable and you should check them out!

I want to say thank you to the lads of Rival Bones James Whitehouse [vocals/guitar], Chris Thomason [drums] and to good pal Seddy who went through the trouble of setting this one up. Thank you for your patience and overall ace attitude. I hope you all like the results \m/ 

See you in your next show lads ...

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. I know what you must be thinking. I should have released the photos a long time ago! Yes, I know, so much has happened that this was the best time to edit the shoot. To describe the chaos from January to now, these two candid shots will explain it all! ;)

Thanks again, folks!

eySaw: Live At Rebellion Bar, Manchester

I am going to go back six years for you. This band was one of the many local metal acts I photographed when I got into the world of live photography. They are one of the bands that I had fond memories from. Their name is  Eysaw. I saw them when I was invited by a good friend to photograph them when eySaw alongside Daywalkers and Mammal. I know, mad to think of how time has flown since that 2009 show!

When the lads have announced that they'll be doing shows after a hiatus this year, I was beyond ecstatic! They have proven from their comeback Rebellion Bar show that they still have fire in their bellies.  Resulting from their return, they asked me to be their photographer for their September show. I couldn't wait to capture the memories with them again! So, I hope with these photos, it matches the intensity of their presence, music and fun times of the night. Support the Manchester Metal scene and UK Metal. 

Enjoy folks!