On Saturday I was the official photographer for Brick in the Wall at the O2 Academy in Sheffield. This was an evening of 6 unsigned Sheffield bands, one of which, Cover Up, has my son Jonny as guitarist and lead singer.
The event was a huge success and the kids managed to sell an amazing 250 tickets. It was a real pleasure to photo the bands and artists and I'm sure they will all go on to bigger and better things in the future.
First up was the aforementioned Cover Up who opened up the evening with a barnstorming set of alternative rock covers and one of their own songs. I took some photos and then, for the first time as a music photographer, I made a couple of videos. You can see my video of their last song, a raucous cover of Out of the Black by Royal Blood below.
Next were one of the main highlights of the night - Smart Life. They had such an infectious energy and they were very entertaining.
Second on the bill were Rehash. I really enjoyed their psychedelic rock and also photographing them for the second time - the first was at KESJam last year.
The headliners were Humbar, who are a Soul, Jazz and Fusion influenced band. I especially enjoyed their excellent cover of No Diggity.
You can see highlights from the night below and all of the photos I took can be seen here: Brick in the Wall January 2017.