February 2015

Sam Parkes with Ocean Colour Scene: Birmingham Symphony Hall

  Sam had already played his third date of the tour midweek down in London, missing his last train home and freezing in the Kings Cross Starbucks for five hours before catching the first morning train (at significant cost) and going straight to work, guitar in hand. The show went well, by all accounts, but […]

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Sam Parkes with Ocean Colour Scene: Manchester Bridgewater Hall

  Sam takes his music very seriously, and that’s one of the reasons he’s on sell-out tours like this. He works very hard to be successful, and the fruits of his labour are certainly showing. After my train was delayed on the way to Manchester, I rushed from Piccadilly to the Bridgewater Hall, an impressive […]

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Sam Parkes with Ocean Colour Scene: Leeds Town Hall

  When Sam asked me to take some snaps of him on tour supporting Ocean Colour Scene, I must admit I was pretty excited. Not only were OCS one of my favourite bands in my youth, I knew how good Sam is on stage and I felt very privileged to be invited to join him […]

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Emma Dockeray and band at the recording studios, Leeds College of Music

  After meeting her at the excellent show at Oporto a couple of weeks previously, I was fortunate enough to be asked by Emma Dockeray to take a few pictures of her recording session at Leeds College of Music. Having grabbed a cup of black tea at the café, I entered the studio and was […]

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The Lottery Winners, The Blueprints, The Grand and Emma Dockeray at Oporto, Leeds

  I’d been looking forward to this since its announcement well before Christmas. The prospect of The Lottery Winners – one of my favourite live bands – coming over to this side of the Pennines was exciting news indeed; the thought of support coming from my good friends The Blueprints and The Grand made the […]

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