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Beth Ditto

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Beth Ditto, Former leader of ‘The Gossip’, is back with her first solo album, Fake Sugar.

Photographed for Q Magazine in London.

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Tegan and Sara

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Tegan and Sara photographed at Manchester’s Albert Hall for Q Magazine

Guitar Classics

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‘My guitar is not a thing.It’s an extension of myself. It’s who I am.’

Joan Jet

 

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.

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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.

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Burial

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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.

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I’m partial to the term Edwardian Hip-hop

Press and PR photography for Wooden Arms

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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.

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Press and Pr for Harris Adams

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.

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End of The Road for ‘On The Beat’

 

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.

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Spector’s Thomas Shickle

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Photos from my archive of Thomas Shickle  – bass payer from the London 5 piece ‘Spector’ and part time model, recently appearing in an ad for ‘Kooples’.