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Cheatahs, Birthdays 12th February 2014

The gigs are starting back up again, huzzah!  I was sent to Birthdays (my first ever visit) in Dalston to photograph and review Cheatahs for Shout 4 Music earlier in the week, which was pretty enjoyable.  My review is up on the Shout 4 Music website here, and the photos should be up soon.  Not the wildest of nights or best gig I’ve ever been to, but it was a pleasant evening I guess you could say!  Better than sitting at home staring at a screen for the evening in any case…

Super easy to get around and take photos inside Birthdays, even though it was busy, as the crowd were standing a couple of feet away from the front of the stage.  Too close to even try my 35mm 1.4 which I bought along for an airing, so stuck to my 17-15mm 2.8 for the whole show.  Really need to upgrade my glass as I’m getting bored of the 17-55!  Must start saving.  Here’s some pics of the gig, enjoy.

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Various, The Shacklewell Arms 9 August 2013

Another evening shooting for Linn at Little Indie Blogs (and for myself!).  I’m a big fan of The Shacklewell Arms, and only wish that the venue was closer to home.  The night was pushed back about an hour so Telegram weren’t on until after 9pm, but definitely worth waiting for.  Admittedly I’d not heard of Telegram before Linn spoke to me about them, so had a search online before the gig and found a few live clips that gave me a brief introduction to them.  Look forward to seeing them again though, a part of the new psychedelia ‘trend’ (ugh, hate that word) around at the moment (Toy, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Temples etc.) which I’m a fan of.  Excellent at pulling shapes too… My second time in a month seeing Neil’s Children – they’re following me!  Enjoyed their set more this time around for some reason, even though they had a few technical hitches.  When they get going they have such a huge sound.  Dark Horses were the headlining but I only stuck around for a couple of songs for fear of not being able to catch any decent transport home.  From what I saw they were intense and mesmerising, and the crowd had filled up so much you could barely move.  Managed to catch the tube down to Brixton and emerge to find that the sky was flooding!  Luckily the bus didn’t arrive for a good 10 minutes, so I sheltered my camera (and my hair) from the rain until my bus rocked up.  Bad evening to not bring an umbrella out…

Second outing with the 7D this one.  Looking at buying another lens in the coming weeks as I’m bored of changing lenses a few times a night.  Have my eye on a Canon 17-55mm 2.8 or Canon 16-35mm 2.8… is it worth getting an L series when the alternative is much cheaper and almost just as good?  Decisions decisions.

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