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Other Bands / The Lounge Kittens and Pretty Little Enemy
« on: October 22, 2016, 12:16:15 PM »
Thursday night I was at the Exchange venue in Bristol to photograph The Lounge Kittens for Bristol247.com who were reviewing the show.

Opening were local (I think) band Pretty Little Enemy:

IMG_1138-2 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Singer- Louise Body:

IMG_0834 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Guitar player - Georgia Bell:

IMG_1210-2 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Full set of Pretty Little Enemy photos on Flickr or on Facebook

Next up was comedian/Singer/guitar player Jay Foreman he was solo just him and his guitar and the venue was pretty full so I couldn't move around too much so not many different photos I could get so I just tweeted four

The main act for the night were The Lounge Kittens who twitter bio describes them as "Imagine if Richard Cheese seduced all three of the Andrews Sisters...and each had a little Lounge Baby... The Lounge Kittens"

They have a big following on youtube and have played big festivals like Glastonbury, Download and Sonisphere and have appeared on stage with Limp Bizkit and Steel Panther.

They do covers of a wide range of different songs in their own style.  Check out their youtube channel

The Lounge Kittens:

IMG_1336 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_1274-2 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Jenny, AKA Red Kitten:
IMG_1078 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Timia, AKA Blue Kitten:
IMG_1111 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Zan, AKA Pink Kitten:
IMG_1017 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Full set of Lounge Kitten photos on Flickr or on Facebook

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Other Bands / Stream of Passion, Awake by Design and Triaxis
« on: October 15, 2016, 11:15:57 PM »
Last night I photographed Stream of Passion, Awake by Design and Triaxis at the Bierkeller in Bristol.

You can read Brstol247.com's review of the gig HERE

Triaxis opened the night:

IMG_0685 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_0755 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_4932 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Next up were Awake by Design:

IMG_0807 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_5080 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Then it was headliners Stream of Passion:

IMG_5288 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_5297 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_5482 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

You can view the full album on Facebook HERE or on Flickr HERE

It's funny when I get back to the hotel last night and started looking through my photos I was really unhappy with them.  I thought I'd totally messed up and these were the worst photos I'd taken in a while.  Took me till 2am to pick out a few photos to sent to Bristol247 for the review.

Came home this afternoon and added them to Facebook and as of right now they have over 60 likes which ok isn't a huge amount but it's more than I usually get  ;D

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Other Bands / The Divine Comedy live at Tramshed Cardiff
« on: October 09, 2016, 05:13:31 PM »
Last night I got to photograph The Divine Comedy at The Tramshed in Cardiff:

IMG_0674 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_0624 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_4433 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_4392 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

You can see the full set on Facebook or Flickr

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Other Bands / Rock of Ages
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:22:47 PM »
So last week I was asked to go along to the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli to take some photos of a New Directions Theatrical Society production of Rock of Ages.

The show opened with a blistering version of the guitar intro to David Lee Roth's Just Like Paradise.

The guitar player in the show is probably familiar to quite a few of you as it was Paul Davies formerly of Karnataka and Panic Room:

Rock_Of_Ages-1_IMG_8895 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Rock_Of_Ages-3_IMG_8916 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Playing the male lead of Drew Boley (left in photo below) was Michael Aubin, pictured with him is the character Lonny Barnett played by Ian Roach:
Rock_Of_Ages-21_IMG_9013 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Playing the female lead of Sherrie was Stacey Harris:
Rock_Of_Ages-102_IMG_9313 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

The character of Dennis Dupree was played by Russell Rees:
Rock_Of_Ages-220_IMG_9691 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Stacee Jaxx was played by Duncan Stuart:
Rock_Of_Ages-139_IMG_9420 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Regina Koontz was played by Bethan Williams:
Rock_Of_Ages-71_IMG_9201 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

The show was directed by Rebecca Wilson who was also the lead choreographer and was part of the ensemble cast:
Rock_Of_Ages-14_IMG_8979 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

You can view the full album of 244 photos on Flickr here

My photos were taken during the last full rehearsal and I had to leave before the end, I went back the following night to watch the show in full on their opening night on Thursday.

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Other Bands / Barenaked Ladies live at the Tramshed Cardiff
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:16:47 PM »
Tuesday night photographed the Barenaked Ladies at the Tramshed in Cardiff, which is quickly becoming one of my favourite venues.

IMG_9797 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_9855 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_8853 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_8785 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_8606 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

See more HERE on Flickr  or HERE on Facebook

Last night I photographed a production of Rock of Ages during the final dress rehearsal  before their opening night tonight.  I'll share those photos once the client I shot them for puts them online.  Going back to the show tonight to see their opening night.

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Other Bands / Arch Enemy at the Tramshed Cardiff
« on: August 26, 2016, 09:27:09 AM »
This week I photographed Arch Enemy at the Tramshed.

Tramshed is a fairly new venue in Cardiff run by MJR group who also run The Globe in Cardiff and the Marble Factory in Bristol among others.

There's a few gigs coming up there that I'd like to photograph so having photographed Arch Enemy in December at Wembley Arena supporting Nightwish, I thought this would be a good time to make contact with the venue and try to get photograph access for this gig.  It was all a bit last minute as I didn't sent my request in till the day before the gig and then got confirmation at about 11am on the morning of the gig.

I was impressed with the venue nice big stage, all standing with a low balcony above the bar.  The stage seemed pretty big easily fitting 3 bands kit on while still leaving space for the bands.

Here's a few photos of Arch Enemy:

_IMG_1728 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

_IMG_1730 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

_IMG_9675 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

_IMG_1840 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

You can see more photos HERE on Flickr or HERE on Facebook if you prefer.

Hope to bring you some more photos from the Tramshed in the next few months  :)

Oh and no this was not a prog gig \m/  8)

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Frost* / Photos from Bristol gig
« on: July 30, 2016, 02:36:13 PM »
Last night I photographed Frost* live at Thekla in Bristol.

Twats with Bats opened the show:

IMG_9616 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Before Frost* took the stage:
IMG_9630 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_9730 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_9806 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_9827 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_9900 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_0043 by Mike Evans, on Flickr



You can read Bristol247.com review of the gig, featuring my photos, HERE


You can see more photos on Facebook HERE

or on Flickr HERE

You can view the Setlist HERE

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Other Bands / Panic Room at The Fleece Bristol
« on: June 24, 2016, 10:44:01 PM »
Last night I photographed Panic Room at The Fleece in Bristol.

Last time I'd seen Panic Room had been at the Globe in Cardiff a few years ago but the lighting was terrible and I wasn't at all happy with my photos and never did anything with them so I was glad to get the chance to photograph them again and hopefully do a better job of it:

IMG_7929 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_7884 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_7662 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_7832 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

You can see the full set HERE

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Other Bands / Steve Vai at O2 Academy Bristol
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:08:35 PM »
So last night I photographed Steve Vai again 11 years after the first concert I ever shot which was Steve Vai at Manchester Academy 2005.

I was taking photos for Bristol247.com who's review you can read here:

http://www.bristol247.com/channel/culture/music/reviews/review-steve-vai-o2-academy

Here's a few more photos:

IMG_6585 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_6767 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_6814 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_7112 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Full set on Flickr HERE or on Facebook HERE

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Other Bands / An evening with Magenta
« on: May 14, 2016, 10:36:43 AM »
Last night Magenta played at The Globe in Cardiff and I was there and took some photos:

IMG_8445 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_8507 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_8571 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

Full set HERE

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Other Bands / Yes live at Colston Hall
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:54:33 AM »
Here's a link to the review of last night's gig with photos by me:

http://www.bristol247.com/channel/culture/music/reviews/review-yes-colston-hall

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Other Bands / Anneke Van Giersbergen live photos
« on: April 27, 2016, 03:27:43 PM »
Last night photographed Anneke Van Giersbergen for Bristol247.com who were reviewing the gig at The Exchange in Bristol.

You can read the review here:  http://www.bristol247.com/channel/culture/music/reviews/review-anneke-van-giersbergen-exchange

Here's a few photos:

IMG_5340 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_5374 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

IMG_5343 by Mike Evans, on Flickr

See the full set HERE

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Other Bands / Latest gig photos
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:16:17 PM »
So I've been a bit busy if you follow me on twitter @mikeevstog or we're friends on facebook you may have already seen these but in case you haven't here's some links to my last few gigs:

Symphony X at Bristol Bierkeller

Melted Space at Bristol Bierkeller

Godsticks at Fuel Rock Club Cardiff

Hunted at Fuel Rock Club Cardiff

Cypher16 at Fuel Rock Club Cardiff

Textures at The Fleece Bristol

Amorphis at The Fleece Bristol

Messenger at The Fleece Bristol

Von Hertzen Brothers at The Fleece Bristol

I also shot Blaze Bayley at Fuel in Cardiff but that was for a Classic Rock feature that should be out in the next couple of weeks.

Next months gig shoots will be Butcher Babies, Anneke Van Giersbergen and Chris Cornell  :)

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Other Bands / Thunder live at Colston Hall
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:40:20 AM »
Last night I photographed Thunder at Bristol's Colston Hall.

Photos were used in this online review: Bristol247.com

and here's a link to the rest of my photos: My photos

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Frost* / Falling Satellites...
« on: January 16, 2016, 11:05:35 PM »

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