Concert photography can be a real challenge, but one I absolutely thrive on.  Unlike many other types of photography, at a concert venue the photographer has no control over the lighting, and has to work out how best to set up their camera for the given lighting conditions, which can change at any time, and usual do!  Adding to the challenge it is usual for photography to be limted to the first three songs, so the concert photographer has to move, think and snap fast to get the shots.

 

Working mainly with Simon Watson Photography, I have photographed a great many concerts since 2013, from here in Norfolk to London, the north of England and South Wales.  Bands photographed include Spandau Ballet at the O2 Arena in London, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel at the Royal Albert Hall, Years & Years, Grace Jones, Mika and Chic with Nile Rodgers at the 2015 Hyde Park BST Festival, The Levellers, Visage, Heaven 17, China Crisis, The Boomtown Rats, Republica and a great many more.

Examples of concert photography can be seen at my Facebook page,

Live Music Photography by John Newstead

A full list of bands and artists I've photographed is at the bottom of this page - each band name is a link to their Facebook album. 

NOTE:  The links to Facebook albums work on PC or Mac, but not on mobile devices.

Me in action for Outside Live in 2017​

(photo by Richard Jarmy Photography)

Recently added albums

James Arthur
Sennowe Park, Norfolk, July 2018
Etham
Sennowe Park, Norfolk, July 2018
The Grease Monkeys
The Haig Club, Mundesley
Those Deadbeat Cats
At North Walsham Children's Day May 2018
Tap the Barrel
At North Walsham Children's Day, May 2018
Helen Bluebelle
At North Walsham Children's Day, May 2018
Buster James Band
At North Walsham Live Aid 2018
Raw Edge
At North Walsham Live Aid 2018
Parallel Times
At North Walsham Live Aid 2018
Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark
OMD performing at Ipswich Regent Nov 2017
Tiny Magnetic Pets
Tiny Magnetic Pets supporting OMD at Ipswich Regent, Nov 2017
Uprising
at The Brickmakers, Norwich Aug 2017
Phoenix
At the Brickmakers, Norwich Aug 2017
The Shires
Performing at Taverham Hall, Norwich July 2017
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Performing at Taverham Hall, Norwich July 2017
Jools Holland
Performing at Taverham Hall, Norwich July 2017
J'Adele
Performing at Taverham Hall, Norwich July 2017
Morganway
Performing at Taverham Hall, Norwich July 2017
Zaira Palumbo
Performing at Taverham Hall, Norwich July 2017
Rick Wakeman
at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
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Featured albums

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Royal Albert Hall, London June 2014
Grace Jones
BST Festival, Hyde Park, London June 2015
Spandau Ballet
O2 Arena, London, March 2015
Heaven 17
Parr Hall, Warrington, Jan 2016
Chic ft. Nile Rodgers
BST Festival 2015, Hyde Park, London
Years & Years
BST Festival, Hyde Park, London, May 2015
Boyzone
High Lodge, Thetford Forest, 2014
Steve Strange & Logan Sky
The Winking Man, Leek, Oct 2014
The Boomtown Rats
Cambridge Junction Oct 2014
Big Country
Epic Studios, Norwich, 2014
Electric Six
The Aquarium, Lowestoft Nov 2016
Hazel O'Connor
Open Live Music, Norwich, 2014
Simple Minds
Cambridge Corn Exchange
Brit Floyd
Cambridge Corn Exchange, Dec 2014
Beverley Craven
Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, Sep 2014
Republica
Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London, May 2015
The Levellers
The Aquarium, Lowestoft March 2016
Howard Jones
Epic Studios, Norwich 2013
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
Epic Studios, Norwich, Jan 2015
Elaine Paige
At The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds
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FULL MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO

This is a full list of bands and performers photographed from October 2013

to the present.  Click on any entry to be taken to the linked Facebook album

List in alphabetical order by surname

 

 

Abba Reunion at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Ace Music at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

 

Adenland at Reef’s Bar, Sea Palling, Nov 2013

 

Adenland at Wroxfest 2014

 

Adenland at Dereham Blues Festival 2015

 

Analog Angel at Epic Studios, Norwich June 2015

 

Anavae at Epic Studios, Norwich March 2014

 

The Anyones at Epic Studios, Norwich Jan 2014

 

James Arthur at Sennowe Park, Norfolk July 2018

Ashleigh K at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford 2015

 

Auburn at Epic Studios, Norwich, Jan 2014

 

Bad Cardigan at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, March 2016

 

Bad Manners at Epic Studios, Norwich Dec 2014

 

Bad Touch at The Waterfront, Norwich, Feb 2015

Bald Wife at Epic Studios, Norwich, Feb 2014

 

Big Country at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2014

The Black Dogs at North Walsham Live Aid 2017

 

Last Night of the Blickling Proms, Blickling Park August 2015

Lizzie Blissett at B2, Norwich April 2019

 

Blitz Kids at Epic Studios, Norwich, April 2014

 

The Bloodshake Chorus at The Aquarium, Lowestoft Nov 2016

The Bloodshake Chorus at North Walsham Live Aid April 2019

Helen Bluebelle at North Walsham Children's Day, May 2018

 

Boogarins at Epic Studios, Norwich, April 2014

 

The Boomtown Rats at Cambridge Junction, Oct 2014

 

Boyzone at High Lodge, Thetford Forest, July 2014

 

Brit Floyd at Cambridge Corn Exchange, Dec 2014

 

British Electric Foundation (BEF) Ft. Peter Hooton, Mari Wilson & Glen Matlock, The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds Feb 2015

 

The Burning Crows at North Walsham Live Aid 2014

 

The Burning Crows at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

Buster James Band, North Walsham Live Aid April 2018

 

Casual Sex at Epic Studios, Norwich, Feb 2014

 

The Catharsis at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Chains at Epic Studios, Norwich, Sept 2013

 

Chic ft. Nile Rodgers at BST Festival, Hyde Park, London May 2015

 

China Crisis at The Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, Oct 2015

 

The Chords UK at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Cielo at Epic Studios, Norwich, Oct 2013

 

Cielo at Richmix, London, Dec 2013

 

Circuit Symphony at The Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, Oct 2015

Coast at North Walsham Live Aid April 2019

 

Sam Coe and The Long Shadows at Taverham Hall, Norwich 30th July 2017

Lucie Closier at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

Beverley Craven at Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich Sept 2014

 

Rodney Cromwell at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2016

 

Cruel Folk at North Walsham Live Aid 2014

 

Cruel Folk at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

 

Jack Daniel at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2014

 

Matt Darey at The Aquarium, Lowestoft July 2014

 

De’Vide at Epic Studios, Norwich, Oct 2013

 

Das Fenster & The Alibis at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

Martin Day at North Walsham Live Aid April 2019

Sam De La Haye at Taverham Hall, Norwich 30th July 2017

 

Joe Dolman at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

The Downsetters at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Dumb at Epic Studios, Norwich, Feb 2014

 

E.Mute at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford May 2015

 

Kian Egan at High Lodge, Thetford, July 2014

 

Keiran Eldridge at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

Electric Six at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, Nov 2016

 

Electro 80s at The Winking Man, Leek, Oct 2014

 

Electro 80s at the Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, Oct 2015

 

Electro 80s at Parr Hall, Warrington Jan 2016

 

Ellis Red at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford May 2015

 

ELO Again at Open, Norwich, Dec 2014

 

Enigma at Epic Studios, Norwich, Jan 2014

 

Etham at Sennowe Park, Norfolk July 2018

Jose Ferrera & Quetec at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Wolfgang Flur at Epic Studios, Norwich, June 2015

Forged at The Kings Head, Cromer July 2017

 

Fort Hope at Epic Studios, Norwich, April 2014

 

From the Jam at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

From the Jam at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, May 2015

 

Future Perfect at Silicon Dreams Festival 2014, 02 Academy, Liverpool

 

The Get Go at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Ginger Tom at The Aquarium, Lowestoft Oct 2015

 

Glamtastics at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

 

God is an Astronaut at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

GOZO at B2, Norwich April 2019

 

The Grease Monkeys at North Walsham Live Aid 2014

The Grease Monkeys at The Haig Club, Mundesley Nov 2018

 

Guns n Roses Experience at the Waterfront, Norwich Feb 2015

Guns n Roses Experience at North Walsham Live Aid 2017

 

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (rehearsals) at Royal Albert Hall, London, June 2014

 

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (performance) at Royal Albert Hall, London, June 2014

 

Heaven 17 at Parr Hall, Warrington Jan 2016

 

Heaven 17 at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Feb 2015

Christopher Holland at Taverham Hall, Norwich 28th July 2017

Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at Taverham Hall, Norwich 28th July 2017

 

The Hoosiers at The Aquarium, Lowestoft Oct 2015

 

Howard Jones at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

I Divide at Epic Studios, Norwich, April 2014

J'Adele at Taverham Hall, Norwich 29th July 2017

 

Jefferson Starship at Epic Studios, Norwich, Jan 2014

 

Grace Jones at BST Festival, Hyde Park, London, May 2015

 

JSMV at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

Judge Jules at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, Oct 2015

 

Kenelis at Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London, May 2015

 

Khan at Epic Studios, Norwich, Feb 2014

 

Kilamonjambo at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, May 2015

The Last Cry at The Garage, Highbury, London, Nov 2015

 

Gary LeStrange at The Garage, Highbury, London, Nov 2015

 

The Levellers at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, March 2016

 

Limehouse Lizzy at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, Sept 2015

 

Little Red Kings at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Long Balls at Epic Studios, Norwich, Feb 2014

 

Lt Drifters at Claremont Pier, Lowestoft, Feb 2017-04-09

 

Lydia Lucy at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, Mat 2015

 

Marsheaux at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2016

 

Jennie Matthias at Parr Hall, Warrington, Jan 2016

 

Jennie Matthias at The Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, Oct 2015

 

Mika at BST Festival, Hyde Park, London, May 2015

 

Mila Falls at Epic Studios, Norwich, Oct 2013

 

Mila Falls at Bar 33, Attleborough, Dec 2013

 

Mila Falls at Richmix, London, Dec 2013

 

Modern Baseball at Epic Studios, Norwich, May 2014

Morganway at Taverham Hall, Norwich 30th July 2017

 

Anna Mudeka Band at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Beth Neilsen Chapman at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Trevor Nelson at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, March 2014

 

Northern Kind at Silicon Dreams Festival 2014, 02 Academy, Liverpool, June 2014

North Walsham Live Aid 2017 - highlights album 1 (Friday night)

North Walsham Live Aid 2017 - highlights album 2 (Saturday night)

 

Hazel O’Connor at Open, Norwich, Aug 2014

The Omegamen at North Walsham Live Aid 2019

 

Orchestra of the Swan (rehearsals) at Royal Albert Hall, London June 2014

 

Orchestra of the Swan (performance) at Royal Albert Hall, London June 2014

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ipswich Regent Nov 2017

Zaira Palumbo at Taverham Hall, Norwich 29th July 2017

 

Elaine Paige at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Jan 2017-04-09

Parallel Times at North Walsham Live Aid April 2018

 

Patterns at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

Phoenix at The Brickmakers, Norwich Aug 2017

 

Polar at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Pure Passion at North Walsham Live Aid 2014

 

Pure Passion at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

 

Pop Pop Pop at Epic Studios, Norwich, April 2014

 

The Rainband at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Raw Edge at North Walsham Live Aid 2014

 

Raw Edge at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

Raw Edge at North Walsham Live Aid 2018

Raw Edge at North Walsham Live Aid April 2019

 

Real Friends at Epic Studios, Norwich, May 2014

 

Red Sky July at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

 

Republica at Cambridge Junction, Oct 2014

 

Republica at Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London, May 2015

 

Ria Ritchie at Epic Studios, Norwich, Oct 2013

 

Rich Mix Open Mix, Richmix, London, Dec 2013

 

Rivers at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Taverham Hall, Norwich, Aug 2016

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Taverham Hall, Norwich 29th July 2017

 

The Rolling Clones at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

 

J Robb at Epic Studios, Norwich, Oct 2013

 

Scream Serenity at The Aquarium, Lowestoft Sept 2015

 

The Selecter at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Feb 2015

Session One at Taverham Hall, Norwich 28th July 2017

 

The Shires at Taverham Hall, Norwich 30th July 2017 (album includes crowd shots)

Showroom Dummies at Parr Hall, Warrington Jan 2016

 

Simple Minds at Cambridge Corn Exchange, April 2015

 

John G. Smith Band at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Jan 2017

 

Will Smith at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

Songnoir, First Wednesday Club, Platform Twelve, Norwich, May 2015

 

Spandau Ballet, 02 Arena, London, March 2015

 

Max Splodge at Epic Studios, Norwich, Dec 2014

St Benedicts at B2, Norwich April 2019

 

Steve Strange & Logan Sky (of Visage) at The Winking Man, Leek, Oct 2014

 

Stranger Culture at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Sweet Chix at Soundstock Festival, Chemsford, May 2015

 

Talisman at Open, Norwich, April 2014

 

Tall Dark Friend at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

Tap the Barrel at North Walsham Children's Day, May 2018

 

Josh Taylor at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

TEA at Reefs Bar, Sea Palling, Nov 2013

 

Tenek at Silicon Dreams Festival, 02 Academy, Liverpool, June 2014

 

Tenek at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

Tenek at Under The Bridge, Stamford Bridge, London, May 2015

 

Tenek at The Garage, Highbury, London, Nov 2015

 

Tensheds at Open, Norwich, Aug 2014

Those Deadbeat Cats at North Walsham Children's Day, May 2018

Tiny Magnetic Pets, Ipswich Regent Nov 2017

 

Tom Tonks at The Aquarium, Lowestoft, Oct 2015

 

Tooba Looba at Claremont Pier, Lowestoft, Feb 2017-04-09

 

Toyah at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

Truescape at Epic Studios, Norwich, Jan 2014

 

The Tuts at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Feb 2015

 

Twosixone at Soundstock Festival, Chelmsford, May 2015

 

U.A. Official at Epic Studios, Norwich, Sept 2013

 

The Universal at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

Uprising at The Brickmakers, Norwich Aug 2017

 

Midge Ure at Epic Studios, Norwich, Dec 2013

 

Vile Electrodes at Silicon Dreams Festival, 02 Academy, Liverpool, June 2014

 

Visage at Epic Studios, Norwich, Sept 2013

 

Former members of Visage, New Romantic Festival Finale, Porthcawl, Jan 2015

 

Former members of Visage, New Romantic Festival Finale, Parr Hall, Warrington, Jan 2015

Rick Wakeman at The Apex, Bury St Edmonds, May 2017

 

Walkway at North Walsham Live Aid 2016

Walkway at North Walsham Live Aid 2017

 

Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band at Epic Studios, Norwich, Jan 2015

 

Phil Watts at Epic Studios, Norwich, Dec 2013

 

We-Are-Z at The Aquarium, Lowestoft Nov 2016

 

Wedding Present at Epic Studios, Norwich, Nov 2013

 

Whatever Happened to La La Shockette, The Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, Jan 2016

 

Whatever Happened to La La Shockette, Parr Hall, Warrington, Jan 2016

 

Workhorse, Wroxfest, Wroxham, Aug 2014

 

Geoff Yallop at The Ingate, Beccles, May 2017

Years and Years, BST Festival, Hyde Park, London, May 2015

 

You Blew It at Epic Studios, Norwich, May 2014

 

Zoax at Epic Studios, Norwich, March 2014

©John Newstead

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