Archive for the 'Festivals' Category

JakJazz Day 1

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Things are getting going in Jakarta… I’ve just agreed a full-time job which is rather good news involving photography, writing and web development. I also covered my first music festival since I started backpacking… I really missed it! And what a music festival! JakJazz (The 9th International Jakarta Jazz Festival) featured really stunning musical talent from Indonesia which really put the European and American bands to shame. Loads of incredible guitarists, which kept me really happy.

Bela Szaloki
Blues Newz
Blues Newz
Carmen Bradford
Elfa's Big Band and Voices
Elfa's Big Band and Voices
Elfa's Big Band and Voices
Ireng Maulana
Jazzmint Big Band
Jazzmint Big Band
Rieka Roeslan Troubadors
Shionoya Shatoru
Shionoya Shatoru
Ze Paulo Becker

Whitby Musicport

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

.Cachaito Lopez
Apache Indian
Yasmin Levy
Yasmin Levy
Yasmin Levy's Guitarist
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Joana Amendoeira
Reem Kelani
Michelle Scally-Clarke
Guy Davis
The Whitby Musicport world music festival always has an amazing line-up… this year we were treated to many of the musicians from Buena Vista Social Club, including Cachaito Lopez and Manuel Galban. Now Whitby Musicport is always very laid back, and takes place in a tiny venue… the band’s management left 2 forms that we photographers had to sign with a load of ridiculous demands. I’m really sick of this, no need for it at all. Other than that, the weekend was very easy going full of great music.
Highlights for me included Yasmin Levy who was on particularly good form and Reem Kelani, an exuberant Palestinian singer full of character and spirit who was joined by Zoe Rahman on piano.
More photos here: www.EyesOpen.co.uk/WhitbyMusicport2006

Damnation Festival 2006

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Biomechanical
Biomechanical
Head-On
Kingsize Blues
Kingsize Blues
Murder One
Skindred
This festival in Manchester is lovingly run by metal enthusiasts and band members, great atmosphere. This is what metal is all about, lots of passion and community.
See here for more photos: www.EyesOpen.co.uk/Damnation2006

Athena Promo Shoot

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Athena
Athena
Athena
Athena
I arranged a shoot with Athena Andreadis while at The Big Chill, the photos are to be used on her new album. These are some of the possible album cover shots! It was tough to find time and a location… the festival was packed full of people. We found a nice spot behind the main stage in the end.