Archive for November, 2006

Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Bruce Springsteen
One of the most difficult gigs I’ve ever shot… we had to shoot from the mixing desk which was quite a way from the stage and the lighting was extremely low. The music was meh. Great band behind him, but they were lost in the mix.

Pink

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Pink
Pink
Pink
Very slick, very well rehearsed, very choreographed. Meh.

Trafford Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Atmosphere
Coca Cola Gospel Choir
Richard Fleeshman
I went off to watch Katie Price and Peter Andre singing a duet together, in aid of the Trafford Centre Christmas Light Switch-On.
I had no idea Jordan thought she could sing!
Anyway, I find out when I get there that she’s cancelled due to ‘ill health’. Apparently, this is a bit of a habit of hers, and this time allegedly because an ex of hers was singing as well.
I don’t really keep up with teen culture and soaps, so I had no idea who anybody was. They were all c**p.
Lots of screaming girls were convinced otherwise though… who is this Richard Fleeshman they were so ecstatic about?
And the Coca Cola Gospel Choir, what the f**k is that about? I’m not religious, but I do believe a Gospel choir sings The Gospel, hence it’s name. A Gospel Choir praising the great God of Coke during a Christmas ceremony in a shopping mall with Jordan singing is everything that is wrong with our culture.

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