Back to the Duchess to squeeze in a little show in York before another big week! Having so many photos to go through from All Time Low and guests on Friday, I usually wouldn’t have taken this on, but its a local show and Eliza and the Bear have something special going on, so I couldn’t not go down with my camera. This band are incredible live and have a a locker of feel good summer hits which are bound to be everywhere over the festival season. Their album was due for release now but BBCR1 have got on board with them so it’s been pushed back a little, however I’m sure in the long run its a great decision!
Shooting the show was pretty fun, the security was laid back, the lighting was unusually great for The Duchess, and the photographers who were down seemed a little sheepish to get leant down in the small pit at front stage, so all the easier for me at the front!
I’d had a couple of interviews with the band on Soundcheck-Live in the past, but I’d not met them in person yet, so I hung back to have a nice little chat with the front-man James Kellegher who was really down to earth. In conversation about their last tour I shot in 2015, James mentioned about the lads in Viola Beach who had tragically lost their lives in a devastating car crash in Sweden earlier last week. It was a real hit in the face once I’d realized I had seen them supporting EATB on the last tour. Needless to say James was devastated with the news, even talking about it still seemed a little difficult as they were friends with the band. It’s when something like this happens you realize you can’t take anything for granted, and I think it really puts your life into perspective.
With the hard work, constant touring, passion, and talent EATB have, alongside both highs and lows they have had in their over the past few years, I’m more than confident this group of lads will power on to be very successful, and deservedly so. do yourself a favor and keep an eye on them this year!
Check out more shots from this show over on my Facebook Photography Page here!