Suede Perform Night Thoughts at London Roundhouse
80’s Brit Band Suede are back! And a rather special night on Friday 13th 2015 at London’s Roundhouse. Brett Anderson made the impossible happen, performing to their own silent movie, “Night Thoughts” and performing behind a full size film screen as images were projected onto it. The film was written and directed by Roger Sargent and the Roundhouse performance was not only the Premier of the Film, but the first time the band had performed their new album in public to 1700 fans.
As the film played, backlights revealed front man Brett Anderson and behind the screen, the huge screen images dwarfing the band. It was a surreal experience to watch as a music photographer, trying to focus on the band, but unable to hit the mark due to the screen in the foreground. Just as well that that there would be an interval and second set, where the band performed an energetic, theatrical journey back to there first Album and a chance for Brett Anderson to throw his microphone around as he jumped off of anything he could climb on.
Die hard Suede fans (myself included) could really not have asked for more. Well, maybe another hour on stage…
I’m a huge believer in fate, so how did a Norwich Commercial Photographer get the chance to work in the music industry with some of the worlds biggest bands. Well, six years ago I’d never shot a band. My work was solely corporate photography and predominantly East of England. Then 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. We now shoot for an international Press Agency and supply imagery to a huge of range of international publications and businesses that have included HArd Rock Cafe, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The DAily Mirror & The Sun to name just a few.