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The Charlatans play the Great Hall. Some photos from their gig in St Georges Hall, Liverpool.

What an amazing night. After originally billed to play as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival - tragedy struck as the Charlatan's drummer Jon Brookes suddenly passed away. A testament to their sheer resilience and professionalism as a band - they re-grouped, re-scheduled and another date was locked in the diary. Thankfully I would be in the country to photograph them this time also. Arriving early I had the chance to capture the superb Tea Street Band. Keep an eye out for these guys - with their debut album due out shortly. Next into the majestic Great Hall steps the Charlatans. They soon had the parka-clad crowd hopping to their captivating early 90's blend of Indie rock and roll. And the Liverpool crowd didn't stop hopping for the next hour and a half...

Here's some photos from the show...

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

photos from the charlatans gig in liverpool saint georges hall

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Jack Savoretti (and cool looking Bass Player)... Some photos from last night's On The Waterfront Concert in Liverpool

photo of jack savoretti in liverpool photo of jack savoretti base player These guys would have to be the "unexpected/delight/discovery" for me last night. I think Jack has been in town before - but this was the first time I heard him play. It was almost textbook. The sun was getting low in the sky. Warm, long shadows were cast across the waterfront. We just needed some nice chilled rock and roll with a country twang to complement the moment. Step in Jack Savoretti. And his very cool looking Bass player. Toes were tapping, crowds were smiling... the rest was history.

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

photo of jack savoretti playing in liverpool on the waterfront

Since writing this blog i've now downloaded his latest record: Before the Storm. If there's another warm balmy afternoon in the country this year - I suggest you download, listen and 'while away' said afternoon. Even if there's not - download and listen anyway. It's very cool.

Katie Melua delights the Liverpool crowd - some photos from her Waterfront Concert...

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool Was so nice to photograph Katie Melua playing live last night as part of the Music On The Waterfront concert series in Liverpool. With the Three Graces and new Pier Head buildings as a backdrop - it was a stunning location to start off her summer of touring. With tens of thousands of Liverpudlians out to enjoy the sounds - it was an amazing night to photograph.

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

photos of katie melua playing in liverpool

More photos from more acts to follow - so stay tuned people!

Music On The Waterfront - Liverpool. Some photos from a spectacular evening event...

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool The Liverpool Waterfront. It has to be one of the most spectacular settings for an event anywhere in the world. A stage, set in the middle of the Three Graces, overlooking the Mersey River as the sun sets. Makes for a magical event, and makes photography all the more easier! Here's some shots from last night: photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

photos from music on the waterfront liverpool

Make sure you head down tonight to see fantastic live acts such as KT Tunstall, Katie Melua and Russell Watson. Going to be a scorcher!

Laura White - some photos from her stunning live show at the Lowry Theatre

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography I was lucky enough to be invited along to photograph Laura White's live show to celebrate the launch of her debut album "Lyrics in my Underwear" Set amongst the splendid grandeur of the Lowry Theatre - the show delivered on its promise. Laura White, a natural star in the making, sang songs from her debut album that has been carefully crafted over the past couple of years. With strong "hometown" support the show had an intimacy and flow that was special to watch, and a style to match. Fashion designer Spencer Lammy created various couture pieces for Laura to wear on the night. Stunning high fashion was the standard. I have been lucky enough to photograph Laura in some smaller gigs around the country over the past couple of years. And it's with these I have watched her perfect her craft. Saturday night however, was her chance to truly shine.

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

photos of laura white in her debut concert at the lowry theatre, manchester, photographer, pics, event, photography

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Liverpool's Epstein Theatre to open as a live music venue - some PR photos from last week...

What amazing news for the Liverpool Music scene with the re-opening of a classic theatre. It's been renamed after the Beatle's manager Brian Epstein. The venue will be operated by Liverpool Sound City, which will also use the venue to showcase pop culture in art and drama productions. I jumped on my bike and grabbed a few PR shots for the local press. The brief was "group shot, possibly Vanity Fair style" which always makes me laugh! But hey, I gave it a shot... with a group of 32 people from the music industry - was always going to be a challenge! If there were only 10 to 12 to photograph - it might just have worked. I also had to grab a couple of quick portraits of Dave Pichilingi, chief executive of Sound City and Wendy Simon - councillor of Liverpool. I then fired the shots straight off to the Liverpool press and they were in the paper the next day. I look forward to an exciting future ahead for the venue and Liverpool Music!

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

photos of liverpool epstein theatre, neptune, sound, city, PR, event, photography

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Singing Sensation Laura White - some photos from a recent Manchester Event

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

The voice of sensational singer Laura White is certainly something very special to experience. Known from the controversial exit from the X-Factor a couple of years back - i'm confident this year the negative aspects of that will be put well behind and she will be known for what she is right now - an undisputed up and coming star. Her voice can move people to tears and then have them dancing in the aisles. Truly a pleasure to experience and photograph. I look forward to her debut album coming out later in 2011!

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

photos of Laura White, music, singer artist, pop star, by Ant Clausen Liverpool Photographer, photography, pics, event, photography, PR, commercial

Laura was singing at an event in Manchester. I take photographs at lots of different events in the Northwest - and it's always great to shoot an event with the team at Connect-In - they are the consummate professionals and a pleasure to work with.

For more PR, music and commercial photography - head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen