Sunday, 31 January 2010

Rolo Tomassi - The Barfly

Second update today and my 3rd show of the week. Went to see Rolo Tomassi at the Barfly in Camden. Rolo Tomassi are a band that have been around for a while but it's only been the last 3 or 4 months that i've gotten into them. Seen them a few times now but this was the first headlining show i've been to. Supports were Child Abuse (put on a good show but not my cup of tea) and Hang The Bastard.

Like a lot of small venues, to be on the safe side I try and secure a decent spot. I love photographing in the Barfly but for shows this like it's hard work. The lighting constantly changes from being too dull to too bright in an instant so you really have to adjust quickly or watch the lighting and spot the pattern.

Because of the type of venue and the type of bands playing you have to pay attention to the crowd. Pits open up all the time, crowd surfers can come over the top and I spent the whole of RT set getting battered into the stage and pushed over the monitors (at one point I was trying to change a lens, got hit and my lens cap got knocked across the stage). It's all worth it though.

Rolo Tomassi were superb and Eva Spence is everything you could wish for in a front person and subject. Definitely going to have to catch more shows of theirs.

Child Abuse and Hang The Bastard photos are here.

Rolo Tomassi photos are here.

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