Gig Review – Matt Goss, Palladium, 26 August 2018

The Palladium is a stunning venue and it was a delight to have the opportunity of shooting in such a historic setting with Access All Areas.

Having last seen Matt when he reformed Bros last year at The O2, this was a much more straight forward solo show. For all its grandeur, the Palladium is not the easiest venue to shoot in. For a start there is no pit – the front row is pretty much on the stage. Security don’t really like you shooting in the aisles and even though I explained I was there for Matt’s management, they still insisted that I could be moved on. As it was, the best shots were to be had from the back of the stage. The lighting was beautiful but on the limit and with the stage being surprisingly smaller than I’d expected, there wasn’t much room to move around or choose good angles. Still, as ever, Matt put on a fabulous show and I hope I went some way towards capturing it.