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An 'Azamazing' Evening - some photos from the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral...

With the last major Cruise Ship of the season in Liverpool, the Azamara - the stage was set for an amazing event before she departed. Passengers from the ship were treated to some incredible performances in the grandest of venues. Once again the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral turned it on with atmosphere a-plenty. Local opera singer Danielle Thomas gave an incredible performance. Her voice resonating gracefully through the hallowed grandeur of the largest cathedral in the UK. Following on from Danielle the Cavern Club Beatles gave a rocking perfomance - much to the delight of the mostly American audience.

Again, feeling privileged - I had the honour of photographing in this amazing space. I really don't think I could ever tire of 'working' in this incredible cathedral.

Special mention must also go to Adlib who set up a stunning lighting display and also the staff from the Liverpool Cruise Terminal and the Anglican Cathedral.

Awesome effort everyone!

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photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal
photos of liverpool anglican cathedral azamara cruise terminal

Ant Clausen is a New Zealand professional photographer currently based in Liverpool.

Gianni Russo plays Static Gallery Liverpool - One Night Only.

To have a legendary Hollywood actor from The Godfather come to Liverpool is amazing. To have him perform under the same roof as where you work is simply unreal! As I was finishing up some editing from the aerial photography earlier in the day - Gianni Russo was warming up. He was still getting to know the musicians that were banded together from across Europe.

They rehearsed, they jammed, they joked. This was going to be a good night.

I went down and introduced myself. What a guy!

I asked if I could take a few snaps of him outside Static on Roscoe Lane. It's a typical little Liverpool lane that I thought might be an interesting juxtaposition with his yellow pants. He was obliging as ever and happy to be photographed wherever.

The rest of the night as they say, is history...

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Ant Clausen is a Liverpool based photographer originally from New Zealand. Please feel free to browse Ant Clausen Photography or contact Ant on 07814 457 247.

 

 

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...

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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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The Christians - some photos from their recent Liverpool Waterfront concert...

Legendary Liverpool band The Christians played a fantastic gig on the weekend as part of the "On The Waterfront" festival.Garry Christian was on fine form and rocked the Liverpool crowd. He mentioned he was late for a gig in Southport - but still managed to spend some time with the crowd and pose for a few photos. photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

photo of garry christian from liverpool band the christians

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.

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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!

Mathew Street Music Festival Liverpool - Hotting Up for 2012...

photo of mathew street festival 2012Being an optimistic Kiwi photographer living in Liverpool - i'm happy it's raining on the eve of the Mathew Street Festival 2012. Cause that means it will be nice, sunny day for photography tomorrow!

Always a delight and an honour to be the official photographer of the Festival - it's shaping up to be a bigger, better, brighter Mathew Street than ever before. Am really looking forward to capturing the new aspects such as the "Strawberry Fields" in Saint Johns Gardens and all the new tribute acts including Jessie J, Rihanna and Pearl Jam. Dynamic local artist Esco Williams also makes his Mathew Street Festival debut on the Williamson Stage tomorrow. Stay tuned for some blog updates and a few colourful shots as they come to hand!

So what's it all about anyway? Here's some photos from the past couple of years:

Mathew Street Festival 2011

Mathew Street Festival 2010

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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.

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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!

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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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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark play the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - some photos from the concert

Topping off a spectacular Annual Dinner from the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark or quite simply "OMD" played the awe-inspiring Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool last Thursday night. A little bit before my time - I could still appreciate the resurrection of the classic 80's tracks - played in an even older venue!Taking photographs with a backdrop like the Anglican Cathedral - the zoom lens, for the most part, was kept inside the camera bag. The wide angle was the lens of choice to capture the whole ambience of the amazing interior. There are more photos from the event in a blog post below or click here

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photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

photos of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in Liverpool anglican cathedral, event, omd, photography

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X Factor Star Rebecca Ferguson sings in Liverpool on the eve of her album launch - some photos from last week's event

As it's been proven time after time - the best artist in the X-Factor competition doesn't always win. One such artist - Rebecca Ferguson had a special homecoming gig in Liverpool One recently. She even spared time to have a cup of tea and a few photos with some fans nearby before the concert. Singing outside in Liverpool One the cheers of a maddening crowd soon hushed as her distinctive soul/jazz voice found its rhythm. Her daughter then came on stage and made the show that much more special. A local Liverpool lass with a rare talent and natural humility to boot. I'm looking forward to having a listen to the whole album "Heaven" which has now been released. If the rest is as good as the singles i've heard already... it's sure to be a wee gem...

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photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

photos of rebecca ferguson x factor finalist in Liverpool one, event, photography

Speaking of X-Factor - current finalist and Liverpool sensation Marcus Collins is doing a special show this Wednesday night at Liverpool One which i'll be photographing. I'll try and post some photos from that soon after!

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Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - some photos from last night's Beatles tribute at Reflection on the Waterfront

I love my job. Simple as that. Getting to photograph the Liverpool Philharmonic in such a splendid setting really is an honour. To have them covering Beatles tunes in their own style is truly something to behold.

Having legendary conductor and composer Carl Davis, baton in hand, might just be the icing on the cake.

Here's some photos from last night's Reflection on the Waterfront penultimate event.

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photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of liverpool philharmonic orchestra, liver building, on the waterfront, liverpool photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

As the event winds down with the final show tonight - it will no doubt be hailed as a massive success and a testament to Liverpool City for investing so much time and money bringing these fantastic events to life.

Next week the summer event timetable continues with another mind-blowing concept - "A real life disaster movie performed live in the night sky!"

Unfortunately i'll be on the south coast for a big event down there - I look forward to seeing the photos!

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

Mel C - a portrait after last night's gig with the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra - supporting the Roy Castle Cancer Foundation

photos of mel c from spice girls fame at Liverpool philharmonicA quick portrait from last night. Mel C was gracious enough to stick around after her gig at the Philharmonic for a couple of photographs. Originally from Liverpool, Mel C (do I even need to mention the Spice element?) came back home to play with the Liverpool Philharmonic in an intimate gig fundraiser for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. I'll be posting more from the show which included Holby City star Mark Moraghan and Garry Christian, former lead singer of The Christians.

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

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

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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

Mathew Street Festival 2010 - a Panoramic view...

Here's a series of panoramic photos from Mathew Street Festival 2010. I climbed back up to the top of the Town Hall and grabbed the same shot as I did last year... this time with blue sky! And then whilst riding my bike over the flyover that wraps around the Walker Art Gallery I noticed a pretty cool view of the tunnel stage and out west along Dale Street (third shot down). These shots are composed from multiple images stitched together...