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Bryan Ferry: O2 Apollo, Manchester – live photo review"
Bryan ferry (with support from Juanita Stein) O2 Apollo, Manchester April 13th 2018 The super cool pop crooner Bryan Ferry treated Manchester to one of his rare performances with a dazzling, two hour show stopping set. Photographer and big fan Melanie Smith was thrilled to be shooting the whole show for Louder Than War. Bryan […]
Camille O’ Sullivan: The Lowry, Salford – photo review"
Camille O’Sullivan The Lowry, Salford March 13th 2017 Photographer Melanie Smith was delighted to be given exclusive permission to capture one of her favourite artists, the Queen of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Camille O’Sullivan at The Lowry for Louder Than War. The multi-award-winning French-Irish singer is on a UK tour with her critically acclaimed show […]
Against Me!: Manchester Academy – photo review"
Against Me! | Milk Teeth | Mobina Galore Manchester Academy II December 7th 2016 Louder Than War shooter Melanie Smith went across to Manchester to photograph USA punk rock band Against Me! with support from two great bands Milk Teeth and Mobina Galore. Two lively grungy punk bands opened the show, firstly two piece female […]
Band of Skulls: Camden Roundhouse, London – live photo review"
Band of Skulls Camden Roundhouse, London 26th October 2016 Band of Skulls recently rolled into the big smoke and Paul Grace was there to capture the action. Southampton’s Band of Skulls’ By Default tour stopped by Camden’s Roundhouse last week and I was asked to photograph the performance. During the exhilarating show, the band’s trademark blues-rock effortlessly filled […]
Ezra Furman: 02 Ritz, Manchester – live photo review"
Ezra Furman | Delmore Huggs & his Deep Texan Fantasy October 27th 2016 02 Ritz, Manchester Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith caught the exciting Chicago singer/songwriter / musician Ezra Furman with his band the Boyfriends in Manchester’s 02 Ritz, performing to a very welcoming crowd. Last November I witnessed my very first Ezra show, […]