I am eclectic music lover with a passion for gigs at grass roots venues up and down the country. Being a photographer seeing a new band that just blows me a way in front of a crowd of 50 people is up there with seeing my idols at Reading or Download. It’s the music and the performance that matters to me.
Preferred genres: I love everything from classic rock right up to thrash, but grunge and hard rock are possibly my faves
5 favourite bands:
- Molly Karloff
- The Overload (Oxford)
- Linkin Park
- Foo Fighters
5 favourite albums:
- Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
- System of a Down – Mezmerize
- Judas Priest – Painkiller
- Nirvana – Nevermind
- Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Most embarrassing album owned: I don’t own it any more but my first ever album was Tiffany’s self titled album. I was young and horny is my only defence.
Favourite venues: Favourite venues is a hard one but for atmosphere The Vic in Swindon is amazing; bloody challenging to shoot in but a ton of fun at the same time.
The O2 Islington Academy can be a lot of fun with the right bands and crowd in and for pure crazy nights and bouncing around with my camera in the mosh pit. Level 3 in Swindon also needs a mention. It’s been a while since I was there but what a mental night!
First gig: I can’t remember my first gig other than I had a brilliant night at the Astoria and came round dancing in a Kings Cross tunnel to a police siren
Favourite gig: Maybe a strange choice cos we couldn’t get up and dance but Frank Turner in my hometown. It is one of the very few gigs I have been to with my wife and happens far too rarely and meant a lot to share the night with her.
Favourite drink: Mine’s a San Miguel – cheers!
Favourite food: a hot curry is a winner