Live Music Photography: The Bluetones Venue: The Sugarmill, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent Photographer: Simon J. Newbury, Tina Newbury Show Date: 22.04.2016 Support Acts: Miracle Glass Company, LazyEye
Music Photography: Bluetones Live at The Sugarmill, Hanley
Simon J. Newbury Photography have photographed the Bluetones many times before at venues including Whatfest, The Box in Crewe, 53 Degrees in Preston and The O2 Academy in Birmingham. The band were back together on the 20th Anniversary Jukebox Tour of the UK.
Live Music Photography: They Might Be Giants Venue: Academy 2, Manchester Photographer: Simon J. Newbury Show Date: 01.02.2016
Music Photography: They Might Be Giants – Manchester Academy 2
Simon was in Manchester for the latest UK tour from Brooklyn’s They Might Be Giants. Famous for such tunes as Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Birdhouse In Your Soul and Boss Of Me, the US band checked back into Manchester Academy having last played the venue back in 2013.
Live Music Photography: Ella Eyre Support: Flawes, Jasmine Thompson Venue: Albert Hall, Manchester Photographer: Simon J. Newbury Show Date: 06.11.2015
Music Photography: Ella Eyre – Albert Hall Manchester
The end of a very busy fortnight of live music photography was Ella Eyre performing live at a sold out Albert Hall in Manchester. As well as covering Liverpool Music Week we managed to fit in shows from Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa and Glenn Hughes. We also headed down to Birmingham to photograph Caspian on their UK and European Tour.
Simon was up in Manchester to photograph Ella, just after winning her MOBO Award for Best Female Act. Support on the night came from Flawes and Jasmine Thompson.
Live Music Photography: Liverpool Music Week 2015 Events: Richard Hawley – Grand Central Hall, Health – The Kazimier, Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Camp & Furnace, Josh T. Pearson – Scandinavian Church, SOAK, Deerhunter, Baio, LA Priest, Fraser A. Gorman, All We Are, Gulf, Clen Cut Kid – Camp & Furnace. Photographers: Tina Newbury, Simon J. Newbury Date: 22 October – 31 October, 2015
Music Photography: Liverpool Music Week 2015
We were back for our second year photographing at Liverpool Music Week. Last year we photographed post rock outfit Mogwai at the Camp and Furnace. This year we were able to cover more of the shows held across various venues in Liverpool. The first show was Richard Hawley performing live at The Dome (Grand Central Hall). Tina covered this show as Simon was just down the road at the Liverpool Echo Arena to photograph Joe Bonamassa.
Live Music Photography: Leeds Festival 2015 Location: Bramham Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire Photographers: Tina Newbury, Simon J. Newbury Date: 28 August – 30 August, 2015
Music Photography: Leeds Festival 2015
We were at Leeds Festival this year for the first year. Working as a team we covered all the extra stages including The NME/ BBC Radio One Stage, The Alternative Stage, The Festival Republic Stage, The Pit/ Lock Up Stage and the BBC Introducing Stage. Between us we shot a great number of bands, and a few comedians! Naturally we got to photograph a few nuns, superheroes and smurfs along the way!
Live Music Photography: Kendal Calling 2015 Location: Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria Photographers: Tina Newbury, Simon J. Newbury
Music Photography: Kendal Calling 2015
We headed back up the M6 to Cumbria for our third time photographing the Kendal Calling Festival, celebrating it’s 10th year. While Simon largely concentrated on the Main Stage, Tina had a roaming brief that encompassed the Woodlands Stage, The Calling Out Stage as well as the smaller stages dotted about the site.
Live Music Photography: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Support: Johnny Marr, Black Rivers Event: Summer In The City Venue: Castlefield Bowl Photographer: Tina Newbury Show Date: 11.07.2015
Music Photography: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Summer In The City | Castlefield Bowl | Manchester
Tina headed back up to Manchester for the final Summer In The City event at Castlefield Bowl. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headlined the sell out show with support coming from former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr (who we have photographed before at both Live From Jodrell Bank and at Kendal Calling) and Black Rivers with former Doves musicians Andy and Jez Williams.
Live Music Photography: James Support: James Walsh Event: Forest Live Venue: Delamere Forest Photographer: Simon J. Newbury Show Date: 05.07.2015
Music Photography: James Live | Delamere Forest
The third and final live music show at Delamere Forest this year saw a sell out crowd enjoy Manchester band James. The popular Delamere Forest shows help the Forestry Commission plough money back into the upkeep of the forests and shows are held across seven forest sites in the UK. This year’s headliners were Paloma Faith, who also played at Delamere Forest in 2013, Tom Odell and the final show saw James entertain the large crowd.