Wednesday 22 August 2012

Emeli Sande heads back up the UK Album Charts

Scottish singer songwriter, Emeli Sande heads back up the UK Album Charts - After performing at the Olympic closing ceremony Emeli Sande heads back up the UK album charts with her debut album Our Version of Events. I have followed Emeli’s (she was known as Adele oddly back in 2007) music career since she attended medical school here in Glasgow and I took photos of her ep launch gig Oran Mor in 2007.  She hails from Aberdeenshire. I have a selection of images from her gigs here in Glasgow at King Tuts, Oran Mor and Old Fruitmarket the past 5 years here -
Emeli sang Lennon's Imagine at the Olympic Closing ceremony.

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Black and White Music Photography

The Head and Heart Oran Mor
Dick Gaughan Milngavie folk club

Broken Records Queens Hall
Emeli Sande Royal Albert Hall
Edinburgh Festival, Scottish Ballet, Celtic Connections, Manchester Jazz Festival (MJF) - many concerts including Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Snow Patrol. I try to mix the old with the new and capture moods such as quiet moments of inner reflection. 
One of my interests is images of new artists and several of those I've photographed are now signed to major labels -  Emeli Sande, Hurts, Mumford, Metronomy, Broken Records, King Creoste...  My favourite photographers are Mario Testino, Eve Arnold, David Bailey. 


Thursday 9 August 2012

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh Festival Photos

 LEO performed by Tobias Wegner, directed by Daniel Briere won Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award
Neil Gaiman Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011
Mark Beaumont

Sunday 5 August 2012

Emeli Sande sang Welsh song 'Abide With Me' London Olympic Opening ceremony

Emeli Sande sang a haunting version of the Welsh song 'Abide With Me' at the London Olympic Opening ceremony which was very moving and a tribute to the victims of terrorism in recent years. Oddly American station NBC decided to cut the segment in favour of an interview.
On  Saturday when Jessica Annis won her gold medal for the heptathlon they played Emeli’s songs River.