After a long wait I can finally show you some of the Press shots I took for Tonight Alive last Summer.
I received an email about a week before from their manager, I had worked with him previously with other bands on his roster and he was keen to get some new shots of the band while they were on a break from touring before they headed back home to Australia.
I said of course, no problem, I was a fan of their work and I was stoked for the shoot! Of course my next question was where do you want to shoot, an urban location in London? A Studio? Nope good old Porthcawl in South Wales!!
As you can see by the images we were in the middle of a heat wave and it was probably the best weather we could have possibly asked for. Wales is a beautiful place, especially when the sun is shining. I arranged to meet the band around 5pm as I was keen to get the sun low in the sky and as the shoot went on I wanted to take advantage of the incredible sunset.
The band were really laid back, friendly and easy to get on with, which is a huge bonus and always a good indicator of how well a shoot is going to turn out. I took the band on their first tour of Porthcawl along with my assistant Dan and shot along the way. There was a moment when some local crazies attempted to get involved and jeered drunken nonsense but I don’t think it phased the band too much haha. A few hours later the sun had almost set so we wrapped the shoot.
We headed back to bands place afterwards, hung out and drank a few beers, which is the right way to end a promo shoot. Huge thanks goes out to Dan for the assist and to Jenna, Matt, Jake, Whakaio & Cam for a great shoot and the beer!
Make sure you check out the band when they Tour the UK later this year I know I will!!
Aug 22 Leeds Festival
Aug 24 Reading Festival
Nov 24 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Nov 26 KOKO London
Nov 27 Uni Students Union (Solus) Cardiff
Nov 28 Institute Birmingham
Nov 29 Academy Manchester
Nov 30 Garage Glasgow
And take a gander at their latest track The Edge here which is fresh from The Amazing Spider-Man 2Soundtrack!!