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Red-eyed leaf frog

Froggy Fun at Manchester’s Vivarium (and vital conservation work to boot)

March 12, 2014 Comments Off on Froggy Fun at Manchester’s Vivarium (and vital conservation work to boot)

It’s a well-known fact that amphibians and reptiles are cold-blooded. But it wasn’t until I held a red-eyed leaf frog, stroked a python and tickled a chameleon that I realised the truth of that observation.

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Northern Soul goes behind the scenes at the BBC 6music festival

March 6, 2014 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes at the BBC 6music festival

One of a small handful of (non-BBC) photographers granted access to the BBC 6Music Festival, I’m dropping off my bag in the Green Room area, just after lunch.

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg wows Manchester

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Jake Bugg wows Manchester

The crowd here at Manchester’s Ritz is a right old mix – there are your 17-year-old girls obviously (and no shortage of 17-year-old boys, I have to say) but also folk old enough to be Jake Bugg‘s grandparents.

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E_E_Laugh

In The Northern Soul Podcast Hotseat: Everything Everything

February 9, 2014 Comments Off on In The Northern Soul Podcast Hotseat: Everything Everything

This week’s Northern Soul Podcast is a biggie as we chat to festival favourites and all-round brilliant band Everything Everything.

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Bobby Gillespie-Chris Payne

Primal Scream

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on Primal Scream

In the mid to late 90s I must’ve seen just about every indie band going, but for some unknown reason I had never managed to catch Primal Scream live.

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Behind the Scenes at Man United

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at Man United

Last month, I had the good fortune to accompany the winners of the seventh annual Young Creative Chevrolet Awards on an event-packed weekend – mainly taking place in and around Old Trafford.

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Happy_Mondays_Bez by Chris Payne

Call the cops: Happy Mondays are back in town

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on Call the cops: Happy Mondays are back in town

From the darkness appears a shaman anointing the air with his beaded rattle, his trancelike state allowing him access to the spirit worlds where he channels the crowds’ energies into his own ritualistic ecstasy. He shakes his feathered staff.

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Lau_Martin_Green by Chris Payne

Racing the Loser with Lau

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on Racing the Loser with Lau

Since their emergence in 2006, Scottish folk supergroup Lau have established themselves at the top of the UK folk scene, picking up awards with almost embarrassing regularity.

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No Two Days The Same

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on No Two Days The Same

“You’d think Mike Tyson would be hard work to photograph, but he’s incredibly calm compared to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary, who just comes across as unhinged.”

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Eddi Reader by Chris Payne

It’s got to be…the Perfect Eddi Reader

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on It’s got to be…the Perfect Eddi Reader

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

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