Gig Review – Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, Shepherds Bush Empire, 25 February 2014

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey, Shepherds Bush Empire, 25 February 2014When I photographed Wilko Johnson’s show at the Koko almost a year ago, I didn’t expect to have another chance to catch one of his shows. Wilko’s defiantly brave fight against cancer is well documented and no-one would thank me for dwelling on that here. That Koko show was magical and this live collaboration with Roger Daltrey is pretty much (apparently) a one-off to promote their album.

Last time we shot the whole show and tonight it was a standard three songs, midway in to Wilko’s set when Roger joined him on stage. Both were in fine form but getting a decent frame of the two of them together was a nightmare. With a microphone stand plonked right in front of us, there weren’t many clear views to be had and I really did think they would have stood together, even if only for a few seconds for the obvious shot that everyone wanted but they didn’t!

Still it was a great show, and one that I imagine will be talked about for a long time to come.