Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Answer, On The Road Less Travelled…

This week The Answer announced tour dates for March 2015, and also details of the Pledge Music campaign to help fund their upcoming 5th album, 'Raise A Little Hell'. The details of which can be found here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theanswer

It also reminded me that I never actually posted anything from the last Answer gig I was at - a Jameson's Whiskey and sweat soaked night at The Globe in Cardiff on St Patrick's Day, part of the Road Less Travelled tour…. 

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Priest Unleashed & Stonehead, The Hatchet, Bristol, 14th November 2014

 Christmas came early for me last weekend (or at least for a few days) while I got to play with the new Canon 7D Mark II.

Priest Unleashed are (surprise surprise) a Judas Priest tribute band, who put on the full show with their own custom lighting rig, costumes and props - a perfect opportunity to put the camera through it's paces

Once I got used to the menus and controls of the 7D MK II, I found the handling quite intuitive, I was shooting mainly at 128,000 ISO, the noise handling is pretty impressive, and details remains sharp for the most part depending on the light. I am very tempted by this camera, however it's quite expensive for  a cropped sensor body, especially as price the 5D MK III isn't too far off… 

Stonehead:










Priest Unleashed:














Tuesday, 16 September 2014

SKAM, Texas Flood & Stonehead - The Exchange, Bristol, 23rd August 2014

This was the last gig of SKAM's first headline tour of the UK in support of their second album, 'Peacemaker'. Sadly, it was also the last gig with this line-up as drummer Ray (X-Ray) announced his departure from the band shortly after. 

Having struggled with my Canon EOS 550D at SKAM's previous gig at the Exchange in February, I managed to grab hold of the new Nikon D810 and as soon as Stonehead launched into their riff and head banging heavy set, I knew it was a wise decision - the light was almost non-existent for the whole of the first half.  Thankfully it improved. The images are a bit noisier than what I would have liked, but I'm certainly impressed with the results - and seriously considering the switch over to Nikon (da da daaaaaahhhnn!) ;) 

STONEHEAD:















TEXAS FLOOD:











SKAM: