Music & Photography – By Samantha Edgley
Throughout 2013 I have combined my two main interests – music and photography.
I have undertaken location photo shoots, and captured images from some truly fantastic gigs. I would like to share with you some photographs of the amazing bands/artists who have appeared in my photoblog during this year.
So here is the first installment of my blog for Elexu…the second part will come soon!
I joined A.J. Holmes & the Hackney Empire at the launch party for their debut album Wedding at the Victoria, Dalston on 26th January 2013. I’d seen the band live a few times before and have always had a fantastic time. This concert was no exception; the venue was completely packed and filled with a real party atmosphere.
Wytham Wood was an Oxford-based folk band, comprised of Anneli Chambliss (Lead vocals, guitar) and Jules Dickinson (Lead guitar, vocals). Anneli and I have been friends since we were both students at Oxford and we have always shared a love for music and art.
I was so pleased to have the opportunity to hear Wytham Wood perform live at the Wheatsheaf in Oxford, on Sunday 17th February; such beautiful songs and really emotive music.
Very sadly lead guitarist Jules passed away this year.
St James’s Church in Muswell Hill put on a fantastic production of Pilgrim’s Progress in March.
Everything from the acting, live music, lighting, costumes, etc, was truly impressive. It was a great show, which not only illustrates the depth of talent that can be enjoyed locally, but is also a testament to the way hard work & focus can turn an artistic idea into a solid reality that has the power to affect many.
I first met singer/songwriter Mitch Daniels when we were both studying a music business course at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2012.
This May I joined Mitch & percussionist Tom Triggs for a photoshoot as they busked on the Southbank. It was brilliant – A beautiful location, early evening sunshine, and loads of fantastic music.
Helen Lloyd & I were band mates in the past, so it was great to collaborate again – this time on a photoshoot.
Helen Lloyd is a singer/songwriter/musician/music producer from North London, who creates beautiful, stirring music.
In the May Bank Holiday sunshine we did an on-location shoot at Alexandra Palace.
…To Be Continued…
Author: Samantha Edgley