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Images of Queen Kwong performing live at Old Blue Last, London

Queen Kwong by Dan Griffiths

Last night I went to see Queen Kwong (aka Carré Callaway) at the Old Blue Last, London. The band feature Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Fred Sablan (Marilyn Manson) and Hayden Scott (Awolnation). It was a great show and marks the first of four live shows in London. Click below for a full gallery.

Remaining London dates include:
18th – The Stillery
20th - Upstairs at the Garage
21st – Hoxton Square Bar

Queen Kwong by Dan Griffiths

Images of JAWS performing live at The Garage, London

JAWS by Dan Griffiths

On Friday (19th September 2014) night I went to catch JAWS play at The Garage and take some pictures. The band are from Birmingham and it was a great time to catch them as earlier that we they had released their debut album ‘Be Slowly’. It was a great show and an impressive landmark for the band as they performed to a sellout crowd.

Their track ‘Gold’ is this week’s iTunes ‘Single of the Week’ so if you are not already aware of the band you can download that track right now for free!

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.