Last Thursday I finally got to shoot my first live action of 2009 when the excellent Shinedown played the Barfly. I was reviewing and photographing the gig for Birmingham Live, and it should go online soon. The band were excellent, and I got some pleasing shots.
Shinedown are massive over in America, but not especially well-known here in the UK. This gig was part of their first ever headline tour outside of their homeland, and they really showed what a class act they are with a great show.
If you've been on my blog before then you may remember the name Shinedown from last October, when I shot them at the Academy when they supported Disturbed. You can find my pics from last time right here. You'll also notice that the band has lost one of its guitarists since I last saw them, but they are just as effective as a four-piece.
Don't be surprised if Shinedown start to become bigger over here this year, they're getting plenty of good press and their albums are excellent. On top of that, they're also a terrific live band.
Here's a few more pics for you all...
...and some more...
...and some more, check out the mad eyes!
That's it for this one. I'm hopefully going to be shooting some great bands over the next few weeks, so don't forget to keep checking back here to stay up to date with what I'm photographing. Thanks for reading, see you next time.