Inspired by my fathers love of music and photography, I began taking photographs of many of my friends bands. After discovering a real love for photographing live music and that i appeared to have a flair for capturing the passion behind the songs, I soon began working for local webzines before being employed by several magazines.
During my time photographing, I became involved with interviewing bands and also reviewing live gigs. Working in the backstage areas of events led to more of an insight of behind the scenes and I soon toured the UK & Europe with bands such as Delain, Monster Truck and Stone Broken.
I have also worked at many UK and European festivals and have had the honour of being one of the official photographers for Bloodstock Festival for the past 4 years.
All of this experience has led to a wealth of knowledge backstage as well as on the road, thus creating a natural understanding and progression into tour management, and now as one of the official managers of Liberty Lies.
- First album you bought?
My first purchase was Rainbow's Rising on cassette, anyone even remember what cassettes were now?
- First gig you attended?
Due to my fathers influence in music my first ever concert was Status Quo at the NEC Arena back in 1984 when they played the End of the Road Tour.
- Bands of your youth?
As previously mentioned my fathers music choice played a big part of the music of my youth and led me to grow up listening to the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, ELO, Status Quo, The Sweet and T-Rex.
- Top 3 bands to look out for?
Those Damn Crows, Ryders Creed and of course...... Liberty Lies
- Top 3 albums of all time?
You'll see there's a bit of a theme to my choices although one might make some people say......'whaaaaat'.... Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls, Bon Jovi - New Jersey, Jeff Wayne's - War of The Worlds
- Best gig you’ve ever attended?
Limp Bizkit at Finsbury park back in 2003. Never seen a show with so much energy!
- Your dream 5 band bill festival line up?
Mine has to include sadly a-lot of talented musicians who are no longer with us and I never got the chance to see live.
Rainbow (Fronted by Dio)
Alice in Chains (Fronted by Layne Staley)
Ozzy with Randy Rhodes on guitar.