Friday, 11 August 2017

Friday nights

 are turning into regal nights (at the Monarch). Sunlit came on at sundown

and The Gulps helped the crowd gulp down the beer (while they were gulping the whisky apparently)

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Random musicians from the night

 bass player from Time for T
 Drummer from Jouis
and one of the guitar players from Cousin Kula. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Nadia Reid

in Rough Trade West, followed by 

a completely different style of the Beach for Tiger at the Monarch. 

(Just me trying to come up with weird combinations for my evenings)

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Great fun seeing the Featherz again

their front woman Danie is a blast to listen to, watch and photograph (I've photographed her twice so far and discovered it is impossible to come from a concert without some good photos of her)

Of course, the rest of the band should by no means be ignored. This is lovely Lucy (as Danie would call her) and she plays the bass 

 Aryanne plays the guitar

while Daz drums his soul away, thanking somebody up there. 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

From Portobello

to Camden in search of artists I have not heard before. First I saw Juanita Stein in the Rough trade just off Portobello then I walked down the canal to Monarch in Camden where I saw

Amber Peri

Ditsea Yella

 and Son of Johan. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

She was

the last one on stage after a long evening, with loads of great performers (way to many to include in a single blog post, so for the other photos you will just have to look elsewhere... c'mon, I know you can find them if you try).

Monday, 31 July 2017

Monday night

 seems to be Mau Mau night (well at least every now and then). This time I listened to Tony Andrews


and Whalls (obviously this is just their guitar player, but with his saintly look on the night he deserved to be singled out)

Sunday, 30 July 2017


I managed to catch the last act at Acklam Village, Cristina Lull, on this lazy Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


I might not have spent my childhood* at Rough Trade (but I was lucky enough to be taken to a few concerts then), but I am sure spending my whatever this age is there.

*If you are wondering how all of this ties in, Childhood was the name of the band I saw at Rough Trade on this evening.  

Monday, 24 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The guitar player

from the Proletariat giving me the evil eye

the guitar player from Breed performing a floor solo

the guitar player from BlackWaters picked up where the guitar player from Breed left it and took it a step (nosedive) further 

while the guitar player from Trampolene decided there was not much more he could do in the floor solo department, so he left the stage and joined the crowd (on multiple occasions). 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

When your body

 doesn't allow you to swim a day on the coast can be just walking down the sandy beach for miles

and visiting a few exhibitions at the Turner Contemporary in Margate.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

It was good

 to get work as a dance photographer after a while, this time a different type of dance, in a different country (yet for the time being still a part of the EU)

 but after that I had to rush across London (yes, I had to cross the Thames) to the beloved and dinky Green Note in Camden to see the Girls to the Front concert. Unfortunately I missed the first three acts, but I caught the following three (Lucas and the King - I have no idea whether she is Lucas or the King - I should have asked really).

Danii Nicholls

and of course the birthday girl from the Playing house. 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

A fun

set in Rough Trade (with a bit of screaming and a bit of panting).

Friday, 14 July 2017


It all started with coffee in this year's Serpentine Pavilion (designed by Francis Kéré) 

which was followed by a visit to the Serpentine Gallery (showing Grayson Parry's The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!)

and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (showing Arthur Jafa's A Series of Utterly Improbable yet Extraordinary Renditions).

Following a walk through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (and lunch) I caught an early concert in the Rough Trade in Brick Lane (where I saw Hanni El Khatib) after which I swiftly boarded the tube to Camden where I went to see three bands at The Monarch.




After all this I thought I might as well go home, so I jumped on the bus back home. Good night everyone.