February 2014

Double Denim Live, Carpe Diem

Credit must go to Mick and Chantel Dolman for putting on an eclectic mix of up-and-coming bands every few weeks at ‘Double Denim Live,’ hosted at Carpe Diem, the basement bar in Leeds city centre. A long narrow bar with stone floors and a low ceiling, it doesn’t look like it could cope with loud rock and […]

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George Ezra at The Duchess, York

I was fortunate enough to catch a real air of expectation at a sold-out Duchess last week on a cold Wednesday evening. George Ezra, who finished fifth in the BBC’s coveted Sound of 2014 list, arrived in York at the early stages of a lengthy European tour and has all the makings of the next big thing: […]

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This Legion, Leeds

The first outdoor photoshoot of 2014 took me into central Leeds with exciting young local three-piece This Legion. In the space of just over an hour, the shoot was interspersed with the discovery of hypodermic needles and empty Jack Daniel’s bottles, the guys jumping onto a flat roof of what appeared to be a condemned […]

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The Blueprints at Melrose Yard

It was great fun spending some time in the recording studio with The Blueprints a couple of weeks ago, watching Stu in his lonely separate glass-fronted room laying down vocals for the rest of them in the main studio next door. It’s weird being an observer to a recording when you haven’t got the headphones […]

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