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Dan Owen press shoot, London

 

Dan Owen by Dan Griffiths

A few months ago I took 30 minutes out of my lunch hour to photograph up and coming artist Dan Owen in Bermondsey, London. One of the images was published in this week’s Evening Standard (circulation 900,000).

Dan will shortly be headed to New York to record some material with Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Dum Dum Girls…).

Dan Owen by Dan Griffiths

 

Dan Owen - Evening Standard

Dan Owen performing live at the 12 Bar, London

Earlier this evening I saw Dan Owen play the 12 Bar in London. Dan’s an amazing talent and has an incredible voice. You should check him out while you still have the chance to see him in venues of this size.

For more information on Dan you can check out his Facebook page and there are also a few performances on his YouTube page including his cover of ‘Little Red Rooster’.

Photographs of City and Colour performing live at Bush Hall, London

City and Colour by Dan Griffiths

Here are some images I took of City and Colour aka Dallas Green at London’s Bush Hall last week. It was a special intimate show compared to Dallas’ last London shows which were at The Roundhouse and The Royal Albert Hall. Last week he released new album ‘The Hurry and the Harm’ which landed in the UK Top 40. This new album is his forth album release as a solo artists. He’s also well known for his work with band Alexisonfire who performed a farewell tour toward the end of last year.

Photographs of Fun performing live at Hammersmith Apollo, London

Fun by Dan Griffiths

Here are some photographs of Fun from their show at the Hammersmith Apollo last week in London. The band were on good form and frontman Nate Ruess was a ball of energy!

Fun are best known for their three hit singles: Grammy Award-winning ‘We Are Young’ (featuring Janelle Monáe), ‘Some Nights’, and ‘Carry On’. ‘We Are Young’ reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts. It also peaked at number one in the United Kingdom. ‘Some Nights’ was released as the album’s second single in June 2012, peaking at number three on the Hot 100 chart and becoming Fun’s second Top 10 single, as well as the band’s second song to reach platinum status in the United States.

Images of The Heavy performing live at KOKO, London

The Heavy by Dan Griffiths

Here are some images of The Heavy which I took on Thursday night at their show at KOKO, London. The band’s frontman Kelvin Swaby was very energetic and made them a great band to photograph. In between songs he mentioned that last time they played the capital it was at the Borderline which is a pretty impressive leap in venue size! Click on the thumbnails below to launch the pictures in a light box.

The band released their first single ‘That Kind of Man’ in 2007 on Don’t Touch Recordings. It was mixed mixed by Corin Dingley before Ninja Tune discovered it and promptly signed the band, Kelvin, Dan and Corin. The Heavy released their new album ‘The Glorious Dead’ in August last year.

 

Photographs of Halestorm performing live at Electric Ballroom, London

Here are some images of Halestorm kicking off their tour in Camden’s Electric Ballroom last night. The quartets London shows was great and front woman Lzzy Hale has a pretty flawless vocal. Click on the gallery below to enlarge images.

Halestorm are from Red Lion, Pennsylvania. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2009 and their second album ‘The Strange Case Of…’ was released last year. The song ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ from that album won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in February. The band consists of Lzzy Hale, Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith.

Straight lines performing live at KOKO, London

Straight Lines by Dan Griffiths

Here are some images that I took last week when Straight Lines supported We Are The Ocean at KOKO, London. The show was great and you should check out the band’s new EP ‘Escapology’. Click on the preview images below to view larger files.

Frank Turner having his beard shaved off in support of Movember

I’m playing catch-up and posting some images I took back in November so backdating the post! Here some images of Frank Turner performing in a pop-up barbours shop on Carnaby Street, London just after having his beard shaved off in support of Movember. Can’t say I have ever photographed anyone having a shave before and it’s not something that will probably happen again I would not have thought! Click on the image above to launch a slideshow from the evening.

Frank’s new album ‘Tape Deck Heart’ will be released later this year. For more info head over to his website.

Billy Talent performing live at the Garage, London

Here’s a shot I took a few weeks ago when Billy Talent performed at the Garage in Highbury, London. I decided that I would try something a little different and shot the show with my new 50mm lens which I managed to get away with as the stage was small. You can see more images from the night by clicking the shot above.

Billy Talent is a Canadian melodic punk rock band from Toronto. They formed in 1993 with Ben Kowalewicz as the lead vocalist, Ian D’Sa on lead guitar, bassist Jon Gallant and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk.The band existed for almost a decade before mainstream success. The members met and played in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School under the name Pezz and remained underground in Toronto’s indie music scene until 2001. The band renamed itself Billy Talent after running into legal trouble with the old name. It was then that Kowalewicz’s connection with an employee of Warner Music Canada’s A&R department landed the band a record deal and launched them into mainstream success.

Since then, Billy Talent has made two multi-platinum records in Canada, and continues to expand their success overseas, this included touring for 20 months supporting their third album. The band’s fifth studio album, entitled Dead Silence, was released earlier this month.

Mongol Horde perform at their debut show at The Wheelbarrow, London

Here are some images of Mongol Hordes first ever show at the Wheelbarrow in Camden, London. This was a secret show and announced on the bands Twitter and Faebook pages a few hours before doors. The band features Frank Turner (vocals), Matt Nasir (guitar) of The Sleeping Souls and Ben Dawson (drums) of Pailhorse and formerly of Million Dead.

Please click on the images to launch a flash slideshow featuring more images from the show. The band play Reading and Leeds festival this weekend.