Penwortham Live

So now I’m home I am going to have to keep myself busy to keep content coming for you. The style of posts/images are going to change and vary quite a lot but stick with me.

The first photo related thing I’ve done since being home is photograph a small local concert. The concert being Penwortham Live. Penwortham Live is held once a year at the end of May over 2 nights, a Friday and Saturday, over multiple venues around Penwortham. I based myself at the Priory Lane Youth & Community Centre, with a friend who was running the night at that venue.

Vertigo & The Vines - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

Vertigo & The Vines - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The first act I photographed was a band called Vertigo & The Vines. They are a young, local, 3 piece band who play a mix of original songs and covers. Considering they are only young they are a very good act, play well together and have a lot of potential. Most of the shots I got of them were very dark and shadowy but I’m extremely happy with the the images I have in the gallery. Vertigo & The Vines played a 45 minute set and really pleased the crowd.

DJ Dan - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

DJ Dan - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

In between acts the organisers at the youth centre had a DJ playing original material whilst they set up for the next act. Again he was local and young but immensely talented and his original compositions and remixes were that impressive you'd think he’d being DJing/producing for much longer than he has.

Connor Banks - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

Connor Banks - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The 2nd act was a young teenage lad called Connor Banks, for his age he was as talented and precise as someone 2 or 3 times his age. He takes lots of influence from artists such as Ed Sheeran and Jack Garret, as he plays acoustically and uses a loop pedal to fill out parts of songs. Most of his set was filled with covers but he did throw in a couple of original songs to show his writing talent. Like Vertigo & The Vines he played a 45 minute set and seriously impressed the audience.

The Songbirds - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The Songbirds - Penwortham Live, Priory Lane Youth Centre, Preston, England 21/05/2016

The final act I photographed was an all female vocal group called The Songbirds. The Songbirds varied in age from 15 up to 19 and consisted of 4 members. Each member was a beautiful singer and performed their own pieces throughout their 45 minute set. I actually only photographed part of their set as I had to leave the event early. I caught the first full group piece and 2 pieces of 3 of the 4 members before I had to leave. I was seriously impressed by each members talent and how well rehearsed they were.

Like I said I had to leave the event early but came away with pictures I was more than happy with. Penwortham Live is held every year at the end of May over a Friday and Saturday night. Entry to the event is £5 per wristband per adult and gets you into all the venues, entry for children is free.

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Rob