Stone Broken @ The Tivoli 20th May 2017

Back to The Tivoli last night, this time to see an upcoming band that I hadn’t seen before, Stone Broken, they are on the Download Festival bill and with them playing a show so close to home I wanted to see them in a more intimate venue.

I got there early, so much so I got to see the two support acts, arriving early certainly paid off, getting a spot right on the barrier. This band didn’t disappoint, the atmosphere in the Tivoli was electric playing songs from ‘All In Time’ their current album but also treating us to a number of new tracks off their forthcoming album, the crowd singing along to almost every single song it was a fantastic evening.

If you haven’t seen Stone Broken yet and they are playing somewhere close to home, get down and see them, you won’t be disappointed. I didn’t take my camera but got some pictures on my phone which are below.

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Harry Potter Tour *lots of pictures*

If you are a regular visitor you will know that for my birthday I had tickets to the Warner Bros Studio – Harry Potter Tour and today was the day we got to visit, I am not going to write a massive review but simply say if you like Harry Potter this is definitely worth a visit and I will let the pictures that I took throughout the day tell the rest of the story.

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Photography and me

I bought my very first camera with the wages from the very first job I ever had I was working as a checkout assistant at a supermarket called Kwik Save which has now closed down, it was back when Jessops had a store on the high street, I had been in a number of times and picked out exactly what I wanted, looked at various articles online to make sure that what I was getting was the best I could afford and started saving, I literally saved all of my wages and bought it within a few months, I was hooked, taking pictures of local landscapes, family members and just things around the house, a few years later I decided to sell that very camera along with all of the equipment that I had collected to go with it, looking back it was a massive mistake, I got very little money for it and lost all of the equipment that I had collected to go with it.

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2017 The Year Of The Beard

December 2016 I decided for a number of reasons that I would shave my beard, it was my pride and joy and honestly I had never felt personally as confident as I did when I had the beard I know people would look and talk about me when I wasn’t listening but I wasn’t really bothered but I shaved it, it is gone and now all that remains is a small bit of stubble.

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I sat and thought about why I had decided to shave the beard, what made me decide to get rid of it and none of the things that came to mind should have ever have played a part in that decision, I was happy, I enjoyed growing it. It wasn’t until a friend of mine recently said “the beard was your symbol” that it made me realise that I should grow it back.

So..here we are almost at the end of January 2017 and I am growing back the beard I once had, however, this time it is going to be bigger and better than it was before – this is my body, my face and the beard made me the person I am today.

Supporting Local Music

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2017 is the year I promised myself to get out with the camera and capture more bands through the lens, so far I have made good on that promise with my first gig next week and a bunch of other gigs lined up through until April it should be a good start to the year.

I will be posting the pictures from the gigs here so make sure you keep an eye out.