Biffy Clyro Photography
If there’s one good way to kick off the winter blues, it has to be heading back to the height of summer and a stroll down our music archives and a flick through our huge 2017 Festival Portfolios. For the past couple of years, Biffy Clyro has been up there as one of our favourite performances, returning this year with a jump from the more intimate Radio 6 Stage to Main Stage at Big weekend and performing a Headline set at Downlaod Festival 2017 amongst others. The Band are a pleasure to photograph, always give an awesome performance and are some of the nicest celebrities off stage as well. With Biffy Clyro you get the best of both..
Who’s Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro are a Scottish Rock Band made up of Simon Neil,(guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). They’ve have seven albums, with Opposites hitting the UK number-one album position. The Band have a striong fan base who have adopted ‘Mon the Biff as a well orchestrated chant while the band are on stage. well known chants among Biffy fans, usually shouted in between songs at gigs, or before the band comes on stage so where does Biffy Clyro come from. The band have been giving giving a series of stories as to how the name came about. The band once claimed they named themselves after a footballer while another story is that one of the members owned a Cliff Richard pen, i.e. “Cliffy Biro.”Simon Neil claimed that Biffy was Scotsman that built his own rocket and Ben Johnston claimed Biffy is in fact the nickname of the spy who the James Bond novels were based on. It’s a burning question and we may never get to the bottom of this intricately well woven web of stories.
About Lee Blanchflower
I’m a huge believer in fate, so what better way to begin a great career as a Professional Music Photographer and Videographer. Seven years ago ago I’d never shot a band. A chance encounter on Facebook with my good friend and international drumming legend Steve Barney, led to spending some backstage time with ‘The Wanted’ and another impromptu photoshoot with a pretty much unheard of band called ‘Lawson.’ One magazine publication later and a number of locked doors opened for me as if by magic into the crazy world of ‘Three Songs, No Flash’ and a once in a lifetime chance to work in close proximity with some of the the greatest music artists on the planet. There’s a huge demand for Music based photography and Video and it fits perfectly in the Commercial photography genre.