Rich Kids – Islington Academy, Jan 2010

•January 9, 2010 • 4 Comments

After 30 years apart, the RICH KIDS reformed for a special one-off show, a benefit for my old school-friend STEVE NEW. Steve (or Stella) is suffering from terminal cancer, so it was great to see some of his old friends on stage, including Carbon Silicon (Mick Jones and Tony James), Gary Kemp, and Midge Ure.

At the after-show party I had a few beers with Mick Jones (The Clash) and reminisced about our old days on the punk scene, and our  eventful trip to the Mont de Marcan festival in 1977 (which I photographed!).  Chatted to Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) for a while, who had done a great job co-ordinating the event. Steve Stella New opted to stay in the dressing room with his family…it had been an emotional evening.  Our thoughts are with Steve and his family.

Midge Ure - singer with the Rich Kids / Ultravox

Glen Matlock - bass player with the Rich Kids / Sex Pistols

Steve Stella New - the Rich Kids

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Terry Wogan at Abbey Road Studios – 7 September 09

•September 7, 2009 • 1 Comment

I photographed the very friendly Sir Terry Wogan this morning, at the Abbey Road studios, just down the road from my home. Wogan is in the studio to record a charity album for BBC Children In Need, as part of his “TOGether” collective.  Also in the studio was Nick Mason from Pink Floyd, and Bill Wyman.

Much to the shock of his listeners, Terry announced at 8am this morning that he is quitting his long-running Radio 2 breakfast show, and handing the reigns to Chris Evans.

Walking with Dinosaurs – Live

•September 2, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Took the munchkins to see the truly incredible WALKING WITH DINOSAURS at Wembley Arena. They sat with their jaw wide open for most of the show, especially when two(!) huge Brachiosaurus wandered into the arena. Being sat in the front row was an experience when the T-Rex came roaring at us!

Paris wedding – Astrid and Claude

•August 28, 2009 • 1 Comment

Spent a great few days in Paris photographing Astrid and Claude’s lovely wedding. Astrid’s dress was vintage 60’s.

We had lots of fun travelling around the sights in a vintage Mercedes, before the reception on the Seine.

Paris wedding

Paris wedding

Web Site Update

•August 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

These things always look easy to start with, and then your brain turns to jelly. After months of playing around with layouts, the first-pass of the new Hip & Funky web site is up and running.

Lots of tweaks still to be done, so please excuse any oddities. Oh, if you spot any obvious typo’s, please do let me know!

www.HipAndFunky.co.uk

Bloc Party – Roundhouse London

•July 20, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Here are a few of the shots that were published from the shoot I did for Bloc Party, at the recent iTunes festival (nice and local, just down the road to the fantastic Roundhouse). The first image was published in the States as well.

Bloc Party fans, who had queued for 7 hours to be at the front

Bloc Party fans, who had queued for 7 hours to be at the front

The Mars Volta – Somerset House

•July 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Photographed the incredible Mars Volta at Somerset House London. Great gig, but my ears have taken a real pounding! These are two of the pictures were published soon after.