Rick Astley/Gabrielle Leeds

Rick Astley performs at First Direct Arena Leeds – 16.10.18 and from thousands for fans queuing to get in the arena, the air was heavy with excitement. Returning to the music scene a couple of years ago with a number one album, 50 as well his latest release ‘Beautiful Life’,  a massive tour supporting Take That in 2019, not to mention his own successful sell out tours, Rick has literally hit the ground running and not stopped since. Rick was supported on this tour by Gabrielle.

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Billy Ocean – Harrogate

Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime to date. Having achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter, Billy has collected multiple Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the number one spot worldwide in the pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. His sell out performance at Harrogate Convention Centre on the 10th November 2018 is captured in all its glory by Ed in these fantastic images.

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ZOMBIE CAT GIRL Leeds

Photoshoot with ZOMBIE CAT GIRL ( ALTERNATIVE MODEL ) The Images were taken at Leeds Town Hall.

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Caro Emerald – Harrogate

CARO EMERALD 2018 Harrogate Convention Centre – Saturday 6th October 2018 Since the release of the 2010 multi-platinum debut album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor Caro Emerald and producers Grandmono have fashioned their own niche, blending retro jazz with sampling and modern pop, starring Caro’s exceptional vocals. The result is a truly unique signature sound. Second album The Shocking Miss Emerald entered the Official UK Album Chart at No.1 in May 2013, remaining in the chart for an entire year. With more than 2.5 million record sales, a host of awards (including an Echo, Goldene Kamera, Edison Award, EBBA & MTV Music Award), and a string of sold out tours and performances at festivals throughout Europe, including Glastonbury and Isle of Wight, Caro has made her mark. Caro recently released the official video for The Ghost Of You taken from her recent Emerald Island EP along with Illusionista remix of The Ghost Of You. The vocalist is an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear and a voice that oozes warmth and vitality. Her live performances are not to be missed as The Daily Telegraph noted Caro Emerald had everyone in the palm of […]

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SHED SEVEN – BINGLEY

Joining the top tier bill at Bingley Music Live 2018 are Britpop wonders Shed Seven who have enjoyed overwhelming success with their return in 2017, seeing them sell-out venues across the UK. ‘Instant Pleasures’, the fifth studio album from the York Britpop quintet, received a plethora of rave reviews charting at number 8 in the UK Album Charts. Championed for their skill at ‘turning indefinable, touching, northern melancholy into huge, uplifting anthems’, Shed Seven’s return has been deservedly successful, turning them into a hot ticket and an unmissable live act.

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Simple Minds – Leeds

One of the most influential bands of all time performed at Leeds Millennium Square on 11th August 2018. Simple Minds have been many things to many people: sound scapers, sound-shapers, soundtrack makers, serial chart-toppers. They have influenced acts as diverse as the Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Moby and The Horrors. They have been sampled by Nicky Minaj, David Guetta, Joey Negro and Freddy Bastone. They have provided memorable movie moments for directors Christian Carion (L’Affaire Farewell), Gregor Jordan (The Informers), Cameron Crowe (Elizabethtown) and, of course, John Hughes (The Breakfast Club). They have topped the British charts half a dozen times, with the studio albums Sparkle In The Rain (1984), Once Upon A Time (1985) and Street Fighting Years as well as the Ballad Of The Streets EP (both 1989), the concert recording Live In The City Of Light (1987), and the compilation Glittering Prize 81/92, and returned to the UK Top Ten with latest albums Graffiti Soul & Big Music. Simple Minds are (original members) Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill and a selection of talented collaborators including Mel Gaynor, Ged Grimes, Andy Gillespie, Sarah Brown, Gordy Goudie, Catherine AD and Cherisse Osei.

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Laura Mvula – Harrogate

She’s the soul singer and two-time Mercury Prize and Brit Award nominee, with a public endorsement from Prince. Her album The Dreaming Room features collaborations with legend, Nile Rodgers. Laura Mvula first sang in church and later with all female acapella group Black Voices. By 2008 she had formed, and was composing for, her own jazz/neo-soul outfit Judyshouse. Mvula is a graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire and holds a degree in composition. Her debut album, Sing to the Moon, was released in 2013 and garnered multiple award nominations and critical acclaim. Discussing her follow-up, 2016 album The Dreaming Room, the UK Guardian described how Mvula “pulls the listener along with her through the most serpentine songs: however, winding their routes, the melodies are almost always beautiful; however much the musical scenery shifts, it is always striking.” “Beautiful in voice and soul, lift your eyes skyward and watch this girl soar.” – Clash Magazine

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Gabrielle – Leeds

Multi award winning singer and songwriter, Gabrielle performed her many classic hits as well as tracks from her new album ‘Under My Skin’ at Leeds Millennium Square on the 21st July 2018. The release of ‘Under My Skin’ will mark 25 years since the release of her debut Number 1 single, Dreams. This track cemented Gabrielle as one of the most exciting new names in pop music and she will be performing this in Leeds alongside other classics such as If you Ever, When a Woman, Sunshine and Out of Reach.

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Leo Sayer – Holmfirth

Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer returned to the UK for a special appearances at Holmfirth Picturedome in July 2018. Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and remains hugely popular worldwide.

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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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