Starcrawler in Birmingham gigs don't get much better than this
I promised myself this year that I would shoot a wider variety of music, as it would be both interesting for me and would push my photography further. So the last couple have been a complete contrast in so many ways.
Recent nights out have included Gary Barlow on his theatre tour at the Symphony Hall. Which was a shoot from the back of the venue, through and across the crowd. Definitely not something I’d normally do, long lens work is ok but I much prefer to be able to make more of a connection to the people I shoot. The place erupted when Gary appeared and confetti showers and banner waving ladies made it a fun/challenging experience.
Starcrawler last night are exactly the type of exciting band I want to see and shoot more of! They played the o2 Academy. Billy Idol was playing next door in the main room which meant the contrast of old and new couldn't have been greater.
Starcrawler sound good. They delivered a fast paced, slightly unnerving gig and the combination of mesmerising front woman and shining guitarist was brilliantly contrasted with the understated bass and drummer.
They were so good I wanted to see the whole gig and stayed to do so.
One of the shortest most dynamic sets I’ll likely see this year which ended with lead singer Arrow dripping fake blood (of course) and rampaging through the audience, followed by guitarist Henri giving a floorshow. The impact on the crowd was immense.
This is a gig that will be talked about for weeks locally.
The full review for Starcrawler is here on Birmingham Live and as Arrow grabbed our reviewer when in the crowd it makes interesting reading.
The full review of Gary Barlow is here on Birmingham Live.