Last Friday (7th Dec 2012) I was photographing Buckcherry at Brighton’s Concorde2. I was speaking to another photographer recently who said they didn’t like shooting at Concorde2, but I really quite like it and I think it’s probably one of my favourite venues in Brighton to shoot at. I’d seen Buckcherry at Download Festival a few years ago but missed most of their set, so I was looking forward to seeing them properly. Guitarist Keith Nelson gave the camera a wave, and vocalist Josh Todd gradually got more and more undressed as the set went on..!
Last night, I was shooting a double headline gig at Brighton’s Concorde2 – Fozzy + Soil. I’d seen Fozzy before (also at Concorde2 actually, with Jettblack supporting) so was looking forward to their high energy show. Frontman Chris Jericho was great fun to photograph and was bounding about all over the stage! They put on an awesome show, and got the crowd raring to go for Soil who I was reeeally excited to shoot. I remember seeing Soil about 10 years ago at the Astoria in London. I was 17 and living in a flat in Islington, I happened to be walking down Charing Cross Rd and saw that Soil were playing, so I got a ticket from a tout and went in. Think I ended up crowdsurfing 4 or 5 times that gig and had a great time, but for some reason I never got round to seeing them again – til last night. Frontman Ryan McCombs was in the crowd for the whole of their last song ‘Halo’ and everyone was goin crazy 🙂