Photoblog: Music Photography

This week has been a wonderfully musical one. My to-do list has looked roughly like this:

  • URGENT: DRAW MORE CARTOONS!
  • Learn the flute part of Benjamin Godard’s “Suite De Trois Morceaux”.
  • Take some promotional photos for a friend’s band.
  • Teach myself clarinet and saxophone (ongoing).
  • Add a few more pieces to the harp repertoire.
  • Go over recordings and stop faffing about on the internet.
Obviously, I have spent some time faffing on the internet and the cartoons are still in sketch form, but I’m reasonably happy with some of the photographs I’ve taken this week and think I might start a big music photography project where I’ll try to photograph and review everyone I ever play music with under the tag #SouthHamsMusic. We’ll see how that goes!
Anyway, here are some of the music-related pictures that I’ve taken recently:

 Ben Carr & The Hot Rats at The Hideaway Speakeasy, Kingsbridge.

Ben Carr & The Hot Rats
Benny Guitar Carr & The Hot Rats: Aly Day, Joe Sterry and Tom Carr.

These were from The Hot Rats gig at Kingsbridge’s Hideaway Speakeasy on May the 4th. It was a fairly quiet evening in Kingsbridge, so The Hot Rats livened the place up with an energetic bluesy set and wild improvisations.

On Wednesday there was another blues night at The Royal Oak. The highlight for me was a completely unexpected cover of Gay Pirates by Rob and Laura Williams. It’s a great tune, written by Cosmo Jarvis, with a brilliant video (good enough to be tweeted to thousands of followers by Stephen Fry) and here it is:

After that short round of musical insanity, here are few pictures from my ongoing “Fading Notes” photography series:

Fading Notes II - Flute Keys Version

Hope to catch you at a gig in the South Hams at some point – I think I’m the only person around here who plays jazz flute!

Feel free to follow my twitter account and facebook page and I’ll try to keep you updated!

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