Black Star Riders, Holmfirth Picturedrome, 28/07/17

Six stunning images as Ed continued his role as official Black Star Riders photographer during their sell out performance at The Holmfirth Picturedrome on Friday 28th July 2017. The gig featured a fantastic performance from the band and was met with rapturous applause from the capacity crowd. About BSR A literal expample of the term ‘SuperGroup’, members of Black Star Riders (Aka BSR) will no doubt make an appearance on any Rock Family Tree worth noting. Bands like Thin Lizzy, The Almighty and Megadeth all contribute to the rich pedigree that forms the band and just looking at the lineup indicates the quality instore. Guitar/Vocalist Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty), Lead Guitarists Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper), Bassist Robert Crane (Vince Neil, Ratt) and Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Dave Lee Roth). Now in their 5th Year after forming in 2012, BSR signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment and have released 3 albums in this time. The First release in 2013 ‘All Hell Breaks Loose” was met with equal acclaim from fans and press and paved the way for ‘Killer Instinct’ in 2015 and, their most recent release ‘ Heavy Fire’ this year. The majority […]

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T’Pau Tour 2017 live at Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Six images taken at T’Pau Tour 2017 live at Warehouse 23, Wakefield. T’Pau fronted by fiery redhead Carol Decker, T’Pau were one of the first acts to have a number one single and number one album in the charts at the same time with China In Your Hand and Bridge Of Spies. Other hits include Heart And Soul, Secret Garden and Valentine.

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Status Quo Acoustic Tour 2017 live at York Barbican Centre

Five images taken at Status Quo Acoustic Tour 2017 live at York Barbican Centre. Legendary three-chord maestros who were rockin’ all over the world for over 35 years. With more Top Of The Pops appearances than any other band, Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt spent in excess of 417 weeks (that’s over eight accumulative years!) in the British singles charts. In 1991, the guys were awarded a Brit for their Outstanding Contribution to Music; and Rick and Francis were awarded their long-deserved OBEs in 2010. Rick sadly passed away in December 2016, while Francis continues to tour with the band, currently performing Quo classics in acoustic style.

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Leo Sayer at Huddersfield Town Hall

Leo Sayer live in concert at Huddersfield Town Hall on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Leo Sayer is one of the UK’s most popular Singer/Songwriters. Known for his army of hits, including Moonlighting, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. In the international music charts there have been more than twenty top ten singles and five top ten albums in his illustrious recording career. Add to this the hits written for Roger Daltrey, Cliff, Three Dog Night, Tina Turner, Gene Pitney, Jennifer Warnes, and both Stella and Dolly Parton. It proves his prowess as an internationally acclaimed and talented songwriter.

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Laura Mvula live in concert at Somerset House

Laura Mvula live in concert at Somerset House, March 2016. Opening her performance with Martin Luther King reading the lyrics to black rights protest song “We Shall Overcome”, it is clear she has something to say. Her gig at London’s beautifully lit Somerset House comes after the fatal US police shootings of two more black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and, although she does not reference the racial tension directly, her emphasis on empowerment is pointed. “Take your broken wings and fly” she commands on the uplifting “Overcome”, sadly without featured guitarist Nile Rodgers (“I tried to get him to come and play but he said no…”).

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Rick Astley live in concert in Harrogate.

Rick Astley live in concert in Harrogate. Rick Astley has had a career spanning over 25 years. The ’80s Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist had massive hits with Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, including his massive debut single ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. He holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK and has sold approximately 40 million records worldwide. In 2008, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, became one of the most viewed pop video of all time on YouTube with over 51 million views to date, due to the unstoppable phenomenon of ‘Rickrolling’. This has earned him a nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for ‘Best Act Ever’.

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Black Star Riders have announced a UK tour

Black Star Riders have announced a UK and Ireland tour for March 2017 with Backyard Babies, Gun and the Amorettes, to follow the release of third album Heavy Fire. The follow-up to The Killer Instinct is currently being recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz. Guitarist Scott Gorham says: “It‘s great to be back with Nick. After such a great job on The Killer Instinct it was a no-brainer to continue the relationship. This album is going to blow everyone away.”

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