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Vintage Trouble

Whilst clearing out the unused shots from the archive of gig photos I occasionally come across something that I had forgotten about that never quite made the final selections at the time. This is one of those photos and shows Ty Taylor, vocalist with Vintage Trouble...

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Conor Gaffney – Anchor Lane

Vocalist and guitarist Conor Gaffney of the band Anchor Lane on stage, arms spread wide conducting a crowd sing-a-long, at The Garage, Glasgow - February 2019. Just sneaking into the photo, and smiling away, is bassist Matthew Quigley. Then remainder of the band are...

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Technically The Faim

Whilst waiting to photograph The Faim, and in the absence of a decent crowd shot, I spotted one of their guitar techs setting up their equipment and tuning up the bass guitar in readiness for the band to take to the stage. Taken at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow -...

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Chris Glen – Winterstorm 2018

Chris Glen on stage at Winterstorm 2018 as part of Glen, White, McManus band. The band features Doogie White (MSG, Rainbow), Paul McManus (Gun) and Chris Glen (Sensational Alex Harvey Band, MSG) and formed as a one off collaboration for Winterstorm 2017. This was so...

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The Dead Daisies – Winterstorm Festival

Sometimes the best shots come when everyone except the bands official photographer has been kicked out the photopit after the 3 song rule. Here we have guitarist Doug Aldrich from the band getting as close to the fans as he can during the set. Also in the shot are...

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Bob Catley – Magnum

Bob Catley - Lead singer with British progressive rock band Magnum - Taken at their recent performance during Winterstorm Festival, Troon, Scotland. Magnum were formed in Birmingham,England, by Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin (guitar) and have undergone several changes in...

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Before the Beginning

This is a candid and completely un-posed shot of dancer and model Aaron J Lee as he waits for Glasgow fashion week to begin. Aaron and his brother Harper were both taking part in the event as performers with their entertaining and exciting dace routine and also as...

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She Persisted Around The World

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, is also an author of children’s books amongst her other literary works.  Her latest book, launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, is entitled ‘She Persisted Around The World’ and is aimed at...

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Getting Ready For The Show

Life as a musician, whether it is as a famous rock star or an upcoming band is not always the glamorous lifestyle we think it is. No matter who you are, there is always some preparation to do before the gig can take place. Some of these things just have to be done...

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Face In The Crowd

As a music photographer I often take crowd shots just before a band comes on the stage. These usually result in spontaneous face pulling, waves or, as the case in this photo, a couple kissing at the bottom right of the frame.  The band about to enter the stage were...

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Going Home

Heading through the walkway between the Glasgow Hydro and where I had parked, the crowd leaving a concert by rock musician Roger Waters were high on the exciting show they had just witnessed but were keen to get to their cars or to the train they needed to catch....

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Dancing In The Street

Dancing in the Street sang Martha and the Vandellas in 1964 and today on a very bright summers day in Glasgow there was certainly music everywhere as this couple danced along to the music being played by nearby local musicians who were busking in the street. I have...

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Mortal Combat

I have been spending a lot of time with music photography of late, as well as some private projects for people, and have neglected my love of street photography.  A last minute decision today to head in to Glasgow to take in the sun, and a few photos, resulted in...

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Let There Be Drums

Drummer Steve Todd of the band ‘Black King Cobra’ - Taken just as the band took to the stage for the launch event for the Winterstorm 2018 Festival in Troon, Scotland. Black King Cobra are a Groove Rock band based in Glasgow, Scotland. With gigs at Audio, The...

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