Gig Review – Wayward Sons, FM and Saxon, The Roundhouse, 19 October 2018

Tonight I was at the Roundhouse for Wayward Sons as their official photographer. Toby Jepson and his new band really know how to put on a show, but unfortunately they got all of about the frontĀ 8 feet of the stage and terrible light (at least photographically speaking). On stage shots were nearly impossible and when Toby threw his guitar to his guitar tech at the end, which makes a great shot, they turned the lights off so I missed it!

I thought twice about even staying for FM and Saxon but I’d brought my fisheye lens with me in case it might have been useful for Wayward Sons (which it wasn’t) and after shooting the first three songs of Saxon’s set I headed to the gallery because this is a shot I’ve always wanted but never been able to do before. It took a few attempts but in the end it turned out just how I wanted it to as a generic view of a gig in full flow in what I think architecturally is one of the most stunning music venues around.