Music Photography: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – Manchester O2 Apollo

Music Photography: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
Venue: Manchester O2 Academy, Manchester
Photographer: Simon J. Newbury
Show Date: 05.12.14
Support: Dry The River

Music Photography: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott | Manchester O2 Apollo

Simon headed up to Manchester to catch up with Jacqui Abbott and Paul Heaton on tour. It was the second time Simon had photographed the pair in the space of week having been at Parr Hall in Warrington at the beginning of the week.

Music Photography: The Gaslight Anthem – Manchester Apollo

Music Photography: The Gaslight Anthem
Venue: O2 Apollo, Manchester
Photographer: Tina Newbury
Show Date: 17.11.14
Support: Deer Tick, Bayside

Music Photography: The Gaslight Anthem | Manchester Apollo

Tina headed back up to Manchester to photograph The Gaslight Anthem of New Brunswick, New Jersey, performing live at The O2 Apollo on their latest European tour. Tina was at the same venue only a week ago to photograph Counting Crows. The Gaslight Anthem recently released their latest album “Get Hurt”.

Music Photography: Counting Crows – Manchester Apollo

Music Photography: Counting Crows
Venue: Manchester O2 Apollo, Manchester
Photographer: Tina Newbury
Show Date: 07.11.2014

Music Photography: Counting Crows | Manchester Apollo

We headed up to Manchester to cover two shows on the same night. Simon was over at The Manchester Academy to photograph Jamie T while Tina was not far away at the O2 Manchester Apollo to photograph Counting Crows on their latest UK tour.

England Under 18s International, The South & The Aussie Pink Floyd

It seems I have been doing loads of travelling lately. In the last few weeks I have been to Birmingham twice, Manchester, Birkenhead and Stoke. I’m off up to Burnley tomorrow too!

Nantwich Town have been at home for two Saturdays on the trot so I have been over at the Weaver sat pitchside. I have great shots of Mat Bailey’s goals which appeared in all the local press. The England U18 national team also stopped by the Weaver Stadium this week for training ahead of their 3-0 win over Poland staged at Crewe’s Alexandra Stadium. I attended the training session and got a photo of the squad for the clubs website. The facilities at the Weaver must be good as the lads put in a stunning performance in front a a 6000 plus strong crowd. It was good to be pitchside at such a prestigious fixture! It was also nice meeting Sir Trevor Brooking before the game!

We have also been about to loads of live music gigs of late. The first visit to Birmingham was to photograph The South (formerly the Beautiful South) at the o2 Academy. This was the fifth time I had seen the band and they put on a great show!

We also headed up to Manchester to photograph the Australian Pink Floyd at the Apollo. It was a real visual spectacle with a stunning light show and video graphics. If you like Pink Floyd then its really a show you will enjoy!

We also managed to find time to photograph Syntronix at the Carlsberg Suite at Crewe Alex. Great performance and good crowd. Over at the Box Mercedes put on a really good show.

Sham 69 are heading back to town on Saturday and I’ll be doing some band photos for their publicity and website. One of my favourite portraits is of Al Campbell taken the last time they played at the Box!

We have also been busy covering a few events. We photographed a Christening party at Crewe Vagrants on Sunday. A great set of images for the happy parents. We have also photographed a few after dinner speaking events. We were with Yvette Cooper over in Tranmere and will be with Alan Johnson in Burnley.