lucy rose
paul weller

commodore ballroom – vancouver

I got the opportunity to shoot the delightful English singer/songwriter Lucy Rose, and British musical legend Paul Weller earlier this week. They played two nights at the Commodore Ballroom, and I was happy to get accredited to shoot the show in the first night.

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Roxy Launch Project 2017

Nikita, FRASE and Cassandra Maze

I got the chance to shoot at the Roxy Launch Project 2017 finale at the end of the September.  Unfortunately I missed the first band, but managed to catch three talented acts Nikita , FRASE and Cassandra Maze.  They were all very different musically, but all put on amazing shows, and it continues to blow my mind how much talent we have have here.

Anyway, here are a few shots from the evening, at which Nikita, won the accolades:

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I had the opportunity to shoot Ziggy Marley, as well as support act Buckman Coe at the Vogue Theatre as part of the Vancouver International Jazz festival.

Buckman Coe is a very talented local artist, unfortunately lighting was a challenge during is set, as was the smoke, still made for some interesting shots

Ziggy Marley was very entertaining, and his support vocalists did not stop dancing all night, 

It was a fun show.

Some images below:

 

HELLYEAH are a concert photographers dream subject.  Well lit, charismatic, and love the camera.

Vocalist Chad Gray impresses with both his signature blood covered look, and his action on the stage. He is well loved by the pit photographer community, as well as metal fans in general, as he really does believe it is all one  big family, and everyone plays a part.

Anyway here’s my favourites from the night https://edrxcare.com/levitra/.

I was back at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, this time to shoot Hollerado and Everett Bird.

Although not a full house, it was an enthusiastic and partisan crowd, and they were treated to a great show.

Hollerado were touring their new album, Born Yesterday, but also played songs from their successful back catalog.

A nice surprise was the arrival of Said the Whale onstage later in the set, and an encore which included Song 2 by Blur.

Hollerado

Everett Bird

 

I had the pleasure of shooting a couple of entertaining bands at the Commodore on Saturday night.

Victoria BC’s Astrocolor were first up, and managed to get past some electrical issues with DJ Desk, during which front man Neil Cooke-Dallin entertained the crowd with his energetic dance moves, and some dubious use of Maracas 🙂

This was their first time playing the Commodore, and based on the audience reaction it will not be the last.

The band have a few dates lined up for the summer including the Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew on June 24th, and the Atmosphere Gathering in the Comox Valley on August 20th. If you fancy a road trip or two get your tickets now

In the meantime, you can check out their latest EP here.

The main act of the night, Five Alarm Funk, needed no introduction.  The dance floor was packed before they took to the stage on what was the opening night off their latest tour.  The Vancouver eight-piece were promoting their latest album “Sweat”.  This is the sixth studio album from the band, and builds on the success of the previous outings, with epic deep sounds, and the bands usual sense of fun.

This sense of fun is what sets Five Alarm Funk apart from other acts.  They really are the ultimate party band, if you have room to fit all eight of these crazy performers, along with all their props, into the party, 🙂

The entire set was a blaze of colour and excitement and the audience lapped it up. Tayo Branston thanked everyone for being party of the launch party, and clearly was appreciative of the opportunity to launch the tour in front of a local crowd.

The band will be back in Vancouver as part of the Jazz Festival for a free show at Robson Plaza on June 24th at 730pm,  After returning from taking the funk to the people south of the border.

Longer review at Fanz’r’Us

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