The Darkness

5 12 2011

Give me a D!

‘D!’

Give me an Arkness

‘Arkness!’

 

Yes, The Darkness are back and I wrangled a pit pass for this explosive show.

I wasn’t expecting it to be half as good as it turned out to be. It’s been nearly five years since they last released anything, so expectations of a ‘reunion tour’ scenario, y’know ‘take the money and run through a set’ was quite high. Turns out all Justin and co. want is to be loved. And that they were. I must admit, it’s not hard to love a grown man who prances about in new jumpsuits every few minutes, whilst belting through some stomper hits… before riding a security guard like a bronco. …you just don’t get enough of that at the Olympia.

Anyway, you can find the rest of the set on State.ie or over at my Facebook Page





The Black Keys, Tripod, 27th October, 2010

27 10 2010
This was my first gig since Green Day in June. It felt like it too – Had to double check everything and refamiliarize myself with my old rituals before The Black Keys took to the stage – making sure the ISO was not at 200 or 12,500, ensuring I’d my fastest card in first, etc. etc. This was also my first gig shooting entirely RAW. I’ve no shortage of memory cards these days and reckon it’ll become the norm. It may take longer to process, but it’s so worth it – the colour control is stunning; Big thank you to Alessio for showing me the light on that one.

Anyway, here they are – the men that make music that makes you feel sexy. Oh yes, indeed.

 

I didn’t really wanna put this one up because it’s noisy, contains flare, was SO red it had to be converted to B&W and isn’t even that great technically, but I just really like it. Hope you do too:





Gypsies On The Autobahn, 09/09/10

9 09 2010

Gypsies on the Autobahn are definitely gonna go places. A great mix of tight musicianship, catchy songs and professionalism are scare around the Irish music scene at the moment, but these guys have them in abundance. Somewhere between Vampire Weekend, The Police and the likable aspects of Mumford & Sons, GOTA have found their own unique sound, one which has won over many fans in recent months. An EP is due soon, but not before they headline Captains Live in Blanchardstown on September 21st.

The lads were kind enough to agree to some headshots, so I can say “Gypsies on the Autobahn are”:

Jamsie

Niall

Dan

Gary

Live shots to come soon, until then sit back and enjoy the lads in action: