Picture of the Day Natasha Bedding Live at the Roundhouse

Live music photography in London Natasha Bedingfield

Artist – Natasha Bedingfield

Venue- Roundhouse London

Photo – by Jonathan Lappin

 

 

 

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Live Music Photography Earth Wind and Fire at the Royal Albert Hall

Earth Wind and Fire at Royal Albert Hall event photography by Jonathan Lappin

Verdine White Earth Wind and Fire

Music and Event photography Earth Wind and Fire and the Royal Albert Hall

A selection of photographs from the the Royal Albert Hall of disco legends Earth Wind and Fire. I was covering the event for the Retna photo agency  of which I am contributing photographer for music and events.

On the night we were allowed to shoot the first two songs to capture the band in action, and they certainly gave you something to shoot those boys still know how to put on  great show they sounded great too.

The Royal Albert Hall London us a great venue t shoot in and all the PR and security were wall very accommodating and I hope everyone is happy with results

On the night I use my Canon 5d Mk II with Canon L series lenses.

If you are interested in the live music photography or event photography then please do not hesitate to contact me.

All images are copyrighted however please feel free to share this post.

 

Earth Wind and Fire London Royal Albert Hall 2013 live music photography Jonathan Lappin

Earth Wind and Fire Royal Albert Hall 2013

Earth Wind and Fire London 2013 event photography by Jonathan Lappin

Earth Wind and Fire Royal Albert Hall 2013

Earth Wind and Fire Royal Albert Hall 2013 live music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Earth Wind and Fire Royal Albert Hall 2013

Earth Wind and Fire live music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Earth Wind and Fire Royal Albert Hall 2013

Earth Wind and Fire live music and event photography London Jonathan Lappin

Earth Wind and Fire Royal Albert Hall 2013

 

 

 

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Live music photography from Breakout London at the Lexington

Egle Bakaite for breakout at the Lexington

Egle Bakaite Breakout Lexington

Live music photography from Breakout in September

Once again Ben James of Breakout curated a great line up of female lead singers for September’s offering at the Lexington. All the performers received a warm welcome from the gathered crowd which had filled the venue.

The evening was kicked off by Jade Hopcroft who impressed with her strong vocals and lyrics, this young performer from Cornwall certainly has a future.

Next up on the bill for the night was Australian outfit Gossling, for me this young performer, real name Helen Groome was the find of the night her. She certainly has a mesmerising quality to her voice I for one will be purchasing her forth coming album Harvest of Gold.

Find out more about Gossling on her website

If  a great reception at Breakout was not enough praise Gossling also was Paul Lester’s Band of of the day in the Guardian.

The next performer to wow the Lexington crowd on the night was the very talented and just as gorgeous Whinnie Williams, I for one love what she is trying to create with her 60′s slight kitsch parisian style, very seaside town meets Cocoo channel. On the night she delivered a strong set of which a managed to get some great shots of.

Why not check out Whinnie Wiliams Excellent Video

The Headliners Velvet Stream topped of the night with a typically energetic performance especially from lead singer Mati, which got the gathered fans rockin the Lexington. Its easy to see why this band had a good viral success with there brilliant single Bitch and have been delighting festival crowds all summer, why not  check out there video here.

For me shooting bands such Velvet Stream is a real treat as they give you such excellent moments to capture.

I hope you look the below images which is a selection captured o the night, for those who care I was using a Canon 5DmkII camera with 24-70 L series lenses plus a canon 540 ex II flash.

To the owner of the Lexington please put ion some more powerful spot lights then I could dispense with having to use my Flash, you have a great venue for music why not also male i a great place to capture some brilliant acts on film in.

All images are the copyright of Jonathan Lappin Images-4U but feel free to share this article.

I would also like to mention that this night coincided with  national hug a drummer day, I managed to hug 5 in one day and i have been wondering if this is any kind of a record?

If you are interested in the live event or promo photography then please free to contact me anytime.

You can view more pictures from the night on the Breakout website

 

Jade Hopcroft at the Lexington London live music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Jade Hopcroft

Gossling live at the Lexington Breakout London Live photo by Jonathan Lappin

Gossling

Gossling live at Breakout Lexington, photo by Jonathan Lappin

Gossling at the Lexington

Whinnie Williams live at Breakou London music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Whinnie Williams

Whinnie Williams London live at the Lexington music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Whinne Williams Live at Breakout

Velvet Stream

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Live music photography from Breakout London

Ariana and the rose at the Lexington London photo by Jonathan Lappin

Ariana and the Rose

Septemebers  Breakout held its monthly show case at the Lexington in London’s Islington. The Lexington is a great venue which creates a great atmosphere for fans and the bands alike.

However From a photographers point of view the venue could have slightly better lighting, although this is just a minor point which does not detract from the punters experience.

The promoters Gary Proser and Ben James put on four acts for this night with an international dimension, the fist band to delight the London crowd were Ariana and the Rose who had come across the pond from New York.

The rest of the nights line up included Leone T Pearl who got the assembled audience dancing with there  brand of electronic music, next up Jake Hart played a strong set with Headliners Alaska Campus rounding off a great night of music.

I hope you like a selection of images from the night, please feel free to leave comments share or like my facebook page . If you are interested in live music photography or portrait photography then please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements. you can phone on 07961427645 or use the contact page to e mail me.

 

Live Music at Breakout in London Ariana and the Rose photo by Jonathan Lappin

Ariana and the Rose

Live Music at Breakout in London Leone T pearl photo by Jonathan Lappin images 4u

Leone T Pearl

Leone T Pearl Live Music at Breakout in London photo by Jonathan Lappin

Leone T Pearl

Portrait of Ariana and the Rose backstage at the Lexington London photo by Jonathan Lappin

Ariana

Ariana and the Rose backstage at the Lexington London music photography by Jonathan lappin

Ariana and the Rose back stage at the lexington

Live Music at Breakout in London Jake Hart at the Lexington

Jake Hart

Live music photography at the Lexington London  of Jake hart by Jonathan Lappin

Jake Hart

Alaska Campus at the Lexington London music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Alaska Campus

Live music photography in London Alaska Campus photo by Jonathan Lappin

Alaska Campus

 

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Festival Music Photographer at Womad 2012

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Womad 2012 band4hope project Lucie and Lachlan

Band4Hope Project

Womad 2012

In the summer of 2012 I obtained a photopass for Womad music festival, I would be covering the event for Rythym Passport a world music listings site. As a festival music photographer you need to be prepared and for the event I was…

Some useful tips

Drink Water.

Bring and use sun blog.

Festival Hat – to keep the sun off.

Comfortable shoes – you will be on your feet all day walking or running between  stages.

Bring sugery snacks – its important to keep those energy levels high.

Schedule and plan your day and pace your day.

Arrive at the photopit early and be cortious to other photographers as it will get busy.

Pack plenty of batteries.

Bring plenty of power cables and 4 ways as the media tent never has enough.

Bring plenty of memory cards.

Bring at least 2 camera’s.

Bring a variety of lenses.

Bring a decent Laptop.

have fun, enjoy shooting the acts and listening to the music.

I was there for 4 days of the festival and during that time I got the opportunity to shoot some great bands and artists, meet some great people, listened to great music, got sun burned and froze to death all in the one weekend.

The music at the festival was as varied as you would expect with some well known  headliners which would be familiar with to those that you would not be so familiar to you, with many acts and artists from the far flung corners of the globe.

The following images represent the weekend from my perspective, I hope you you enjoy looking at them. If you do then if you have any comments please do let me know. You can also keep up to date  with me on my facebook and twitter.

I am looking forward to this years Womad in just a few weeks time, why not check out their website 

Please share this with anyone who might be interested in what a music photographer might have to say or show.

Womad Festival 2012 Robert Plant Headlining photo by Jonathan Lappin

Robert Plant

Womad 2012 Beuna Vista Social Club music photography by Jonathan Lappin images-4u

Beuna Vista Social Club

womad festival girl Holly in the crowd music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Festival Girl

Hot water live at womad 2012 photo by Jonathan Lappin

Hot Water

Tokoyo Ska paradise Orchestra performing live at Womad

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Jimmy Cliff at Womad on the Main stage music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Jimmy Cliff

Hot water at Womad 2012 Radio Womad sessions

Hot Water performing for Radio Womad

 

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Music Photography London from Breakout at Proud

Stylo G at Proud Camden music photography by Jonathan Lappin

 

Music photography London captured Stylo G headlining Breakouts second event of the month at Camden’s Proud Galleries.

Stylo G was supported by a great line up which is listed below, once again the acts were all of a high standard and made for some great photography.

Main Stage

Stylo G

Raphaelle

Lady Lykez

Jackie Onassis

J Appiah

I hope you enjoy the images please feel free to contact me anytime if you are interested event, music or portrait photography

Jackie Onassis at Proud Galleries Camden music Photography London by Jonathan Lappin Lady Lykez at Barfly Camden photo by Jonathan Lappin

J Appiah at Barfly Camden Raphaella at Breakout in Camden London

 

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Music Photography in London – Breakout Great Escape Special

Atlas Genius at Barfly Camden music photography London by Jonathan Lappin

With the the Great Escape taking place in Brighton All Night Long Promotions put on  a Great Escape special at Breakout in the heart of Camden. Barfly always makes a great venue for music and allows and is a great location for music photography in London.

All the acts performing at Breakout would be performing at the Great Escape. Most of the acts at Barfly had flown in from Canada to support.

The night would showcase 7 acts performing upstairs on the main stage and downstairs on the acoustic Lounge

Main stage

Atlas Genius

Aint no Love

Lowell

Alfred Hall

Acoustic stage

Mo Kenney

Del Barber

Elisapie

I hope you enjoy the images from the night please feel free to get in touch if you wish to discuss any of the shots or are interested in event photography, portrait photography or music photography in London.

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Breakout March Music Photography London from the Barfly Camden

K Barfly Camden, London by Jonathan Lappin

K

 

Breakout March at the Camden Barfly Music Photography London

Music photography London from Camden’s Barfly hosted 3 bands on the Main stage and 2 acoustic artists downstairs.

The night was started with an accomplished set from newcomer Sid Batham on the main stage , certainly one to watch. Next up on the main stage we had rising stars K who brought real energy to the stage and great music which was very well received by the Barfly crowd.  Ending the night we had Breakout headliners MMX who had made the long journey  down from Edinburgh, once again the music was of the highest quality.

In the acoustic lounge the crowd was treated to some melodic tunes from sweeden’s Linn Odberg which was followed with excellent songs from Richard Judge

Please enjoy the live music photography from Jonathan Lappin, feel free to contact me anytime concerning event photography, band portraits and live music photography.

 

MMX Camden Barfly London by Jonathan Lappin

MMX

MMX Camden Barfly London music photography by Jonathan Lappin

MMX

K barfly Camden London photo by Jonathan Lappin

K

K barfly Camden

K

K Band barfly Camden London by Jonathan Lappin

K

Linn Oberg at Barfly Camden London music photography Jonathan Lappin

Linn Oberg

Linn Oberg at Barfly Camden

Lin Oberg

 Richard Judge Breakout_Barfly_Camden-12

Richard Judge

Sid Batham Barfly at Camden Barfly photo by Jonathan Lappin

Sid Batham

 

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Music Photography London at Breakout from the Barfly Camden

Leanne Robinson live at Barfly Camden, photo Jonathan Lappin

January Breakout at the Camden Barfly 

Another great line provided for some great moments for capturing live music photography in the heart of London. The Barfly in an excellent music venue, the upstairs is long and narrow which creates a great atmosphere with 300+ music fans packed in.

headlining the night we had the LA act Milo Greene who played an excellent set which was made all the more memorable when band memeber Malana accused me of being her own worst nightmare…

On the main Stage

Milo Greene

Khushi

Echotape

Leanne Robinson

On the Acoustic Stage

Kimberly Anne

Blaise

Milo Green at the barfly Camden London music photo by Jonathan Lappin

Milo Green camden music photography Jonathan Lappin

Khushi Camden  music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Echotape live at the Barfly Camden London music photography by Jonathan Lappin

Blaise Camden photo Jonathan Lappin

Kimberly Anne in Camden London music photo Jonathan Lappin

If you have any questions or wish to chat about using my services for band portraits, live music photography London or event photography, then please do not hesitate to drop me a line.

I hope you like the images from Breakout in association with Music Week at Camden Barfly

 

 

 

 

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Event photography – The Red Arrows

The Red Arrows take off from RAF Scampton photo by Jonathan Lappin Images 4u

Red Arrows Take off

Event photography of the red arrows traing at RAF Scampton, I was invited to shoot a day in the life of Red 9 as it was his last season with the Reds.

To be given the opportunity to shoot the Reds and follow them for the day was a huge privaledge, I hope my images do the team justice.

The day consisted of two displays plus briefings and debriefings, I was granted full access to the team and jets, these I have to say are the ultimate boys toys.

Please feel free to leave nay comments.

 

Red Arrows performing the cross event photography by Jonathan Lappin Images 4 u

Red Arrows performing the cross

Red Arrows display teamat RAF Scampton Image by Jonathan Lappin images 4u

Red Arrows display team

Red Arrows dislpay team jets crossing in mid air image by Jonathan Lappin images 4u

Red Arrows

The Red Arrows training at RAF Scampton Image by Jonathan Lappin

Red Arrows

Red 9 says goodbye to the Red Arrows image by Jonathan Lappin images 4u

Good bye to the Reds Red 9 RAF Scampton

Red Arrows at dusk on the flight line RAF Scampton

The Reds on the flight line

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