This year I set myself all sorts of photographic challenges one of which was to get out and shoot bands and musicians that were not "indie bands with duelling guitars". It's good as it makes me work in different ways, learn and try new techniques, plus I listen to lots of different music!
Last night I ventured into Birmingham to see James Blunt and if any of you are surprised, I know he is a marmite choice for some, but hey - I was impressed and so was our reviewer (the full review is here on Birmingham Live.)
The man has talent, charm, humour and that voice. For gig photographers it is often the case that you leave the venue as soon as you have shot the allocated songs, often 3 (in this case only 2). Often thats fine, but sometimes like with this one I'd have loved to have seen the whole gig (next time I will).