Avant garde musical pioneer Matthew Herbert is a musician, composer and producer working predominately in the field of electronic music. In this feature Matthew discusses the making of “The State Between Us”, a Brexit album contemplating what it means to be British in 2018
What a thrill to meet Stella on a recent shoot for British Airways. A very chilled afternoon with our own allocated Boeing aircraft and landing area. Stella Parton, who ‘hails from one of America’s most legendary country music families’ was in London to promote the new direct route from Heathrow to Nashville.
Beth Ditto, Former leader of ‘The Gossip’, is back with her first solo album, Fake Sugar.
Photographed for Q Magazine in London.
‘My guitar is not a thing.It’s an extension of myself. It’s who I am.’
Guitar Classics is best described as a source of eye candy to anyone with a love of guitars. Located in Webbs Road in Clapham, the shop opened in 1997. Graham was originally a maths teacher living in Chelsea but following the sale of his flat in Gunter Road, to his neighbour, John Lydon, he moved south of the river and set up the shop.
Vintage Fender Stratocaster, Gretsch, Rickenbacker and Gibson guitars are all sold here and clients include the Maccabees, Maxi Jazz , Mark Owen, The Lavender Hillbillies and ‘a guy who raced in the Tour de France’!! The most expensive guitar sold to date was a Gibson Les Paul which fetched £9000.
For the full interview with Graham written by Luke Cole read here Guitar Classics
The long awaited new single, ‘Burial‘ by the five piece Wooden Arms, is soon to be released. The band have recorded ‘an album’s worth’ of new material and showcased some of the new songs at an intimate gig at Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston, East London. In between the sound check and going on stage, I photographed the band in the nearby ‘Eldica Records‘ store.
Press and PR photography for Wooden Arms
Wooden Arms are a Alternative, Chamber Music UK band featuring choral elements where classical instrumentation meets modern melody. Played extensively on BBC 6 Music, the band are currently recording a follow up album to their debut “Tide”.
Current line up: Alex Carson, Jeffrey Smith, Alex Mackenzie, Azita Mehdinejad and fifi Homan.
Harris Adams is a songwriter who revels in blending the old with the new. Marrying soulful sounds,60s mod vibes with a contemporary spirit,his sound is a unique mix of retro and modern. He has recently released an EP titled “Lady Luck”.
Here’e a selection of photographs from a recent days Shoot in London. Thanks to Elena, Jade and Todd.
London’s oldest record shop and its rare collection of 25,000 albums is closing this Sunday. According to owner, Tim Derbyshire, 59, he has decided to close ‘On The Beat’ after falling interest in vinyl records has left him struggling to turn a profit.The business, established 34 years ago and located on Hanway Street, had been put up for sale on ‘E Bay’ – with the listed price of £300,000, but attracted little interest. Your last chance to view a piece of music history before the store finally closes this weekend.