The Gaslight Anthem, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 17th June 2013
2013 Mercury Prize winners Alt-J played a hugely-anticipated show in The Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Expectations were high, the crowd was huge and the band were rather good. A fantastic light show helped things, and gave a great atmosphere to the music. Made my life nice and easy. A band also not known for running around the stage, up PA gantries and the like.
Levon Helm Tribute Night, The Sugar Club, Dublin, 19th April 2013 featuring performances from Trouble Pilgrims, Pete Cummins, Graham Hopkins and Joe Doyle from The Frames, Fiachra Gaffney, The Group, The Walls, Gavin Glass, Shane O’Reilly from Bipolar Empire, Republic Of Loose, The Lost Brothers and Valerie Francis.
Well, it was the biggest planned group shot I have ever taken… 12,500 people in The O2, Dublin to be more precise. All set up, so during the latter part of the show where the lads normally do a ‘twit pic’, I was quickly ushered onto the stage, and thankfully Danny actually pointed me where to stand! Then, they chatted to the audience, which was weird as I couldn’t really hear anything. Very surreal… Then 13 secs and 44 shots later I got this in amongst it all. All helped by the wonderful planning and co-operation from the band, their crew and record label.