Posts Tagged ‘left of the right side’

  • I.R.I.S
  • Wheres Billy
  • Left of the Right Side
  • Escape the Ocean

Well this gig at the Beer Cart Arms in Canterbury, was both epic and tinged with sadness.  Every single band that played at this gig totally smashed it and put on an awesome show but it was the band Left of the Right Side last ever gig which made me (and many, many others) very sad.

First off credit has to go to Below the Radar Events and Promotions for getting a spot on line up, all bands complimented each other well and any briefly encountered technical issues from the last couple of gigs were no where in sight!  Now onto the bands…

First up where Escape the Ocean, a band that plays Progressive/Math Rock and although I have only seen and photographed them as a full band on two occasions (also once as an acoustic set) they never fail to impress.  The band has an incredible amount of energy on stage, so much that they actually wear me out just watching them, let alone trying to keep up with them with a camera.  Vocalist/Guitarist Lee Morrison manages to fling himself around the stage and almost eat the microphone (literally) without so much as breaking out a sweat.

Escape the Ocean

Escape the Ocean

Next up was the awesome Left of the Right Side.  The best I’ve seen them perform but this is not surprising as it was their last gig and they were pumped for it.  A Rock / Pop-Punk / Progressive band they belted out a full set and had they not been allowed to perform an encore track, I fear there would have been a lynch mob or riot.  The crowd was well up for this set and both sang along to familiar tracks with smiles all over their faces and got some movement going on the floor.  The screaming, chanting and clapping at the end of the set and demand for “one more song, one more song” only showed how much this band was/is loved.  A little surprise for their last ever gig was also on the cards which I was lucky enough to get photographic evidence of… guitarist Shaun Taylor and drummer Matt Downes switched things up for one song… or part of a song and actually swapped instruments.  This left Matt shoe less on stage playing a guitar and Shaun drumming like a loon, both of which extremely credibly I have to say.  Shaun did in fact admit to me today that it was the first time he had ever drummed in front of anyone other than the band and he was terrified… you would never have known so all credit where credit is due guys.  The band is splitting due to work commitments only and are still firm friends.  Some of the lads are looking to start a new project in the future and I wish them all success with this and look forward to running a feature on that new project… stay in touch lads, you’ve been a joy to work with!

Left of the Right Side

Left of the Right Side

So moving onto Wheres Billy,  an amazing rock band that traveled from Tunbridge Wells to play this gig.  They performed at the Beer Cart Arms back at the very beginning of October 2012, when I was just starting out and I didn’t really manage to get any decent shots of them, not this time I’m so very glad to say!  I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed their set and they were a pleasure to do photography for.  Some real powerful, strong songs and vocals came off stage with stage presence to match and great interaction with the crowd.

Wheres Billy

Wheres Billy

Last but not least, as they say, was the evenings headline act, I.R.I.S.  An Alternative Rock / Post-Hardcore band from Deal signed to Engineer Records these guys never disappoint.  I’ve only photographed them on two occasions, one of which was in fact last night and wow… couldn’t possibly be bored in any way because despite working with them only a couple of weeks ago, they introduced new tracks into their set last night.  Nicely performed, the energy these guys exude on stage is evident from the sweat produced and seen in the photo’s.  The crowd love these guys and it’s really not hard to see why, I highly recommend you get along to a gig to see them because even the photo’s will not do their set justice!

I.R.I.S

I.R.I.S

OK, OK I know I’ve rambled a bit here tonight and this has been much, much longer than usual, but being a last ever gig and an awesome lineup and top evening, it needed a few more words than usual… so let’s get down to the stuff you expect, music, links and pics!

Here follows a very, very, did I say VERY small amount of the evenings photography.  For full evening, all sets please go to the Facebook page, this gig only

IRIS – Lie For Me 
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Official website 
Record Label Facebook 

Escape the Ocean –  Exit Wound 
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Official Website 

Left Of The Right Side – Skyward 

Find band on Facebook  – they may have played their last gig but these lovely guys are bringing you one last song from their EP so keep an eye out on their page!

Wheres Billy – Aches, Pains & The Quiet Life 
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And one of their music videos 🙂 

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Here is a selection of tracks from various ROCK bands.  Like what you hear?  Check them out on Facebook, find a gig and go and support them!

If you search for a band in the search box in the left column of the blog, you will find their blog posts, with photography, Facebook and in some cases website and YouTube links.  Also any featured band articles if relevant.  Just click on the links to hear a track:

  1. Common Outlaw – Better OffFind on Facebook
  2. Benzokayn – God Mode (Rock band from Kent) – Find on Facebook 
  3. The Grey Areas- Grey Sky Thinking
  4. Brocker – A Quiet One (Rock/Punk/Ska band from Hertfordshire) – Find on Facebook 
  5. HighDrant – Blame (Hard Rock n’ Roll band from South East London)  – Find on Facebook 
  6. The 27s – It Was Nice Knowing YouFind on Facebook
  7. City of Ashes – Falling Star – Find on Facebook 
  8. Flame Pilots – Stolen Time (Acoustic/Rock band from Whitstable, Kent) – Find on Myspace (more songs to listen to, gig details etc) – Find on Facebook 
  9. Embryon – Lost – Find on Facebook
  10. Circle of Reason – Chasing the Sun  – Find on Facebook
  11. XUP-SUP  – Lonely Night (POP/PUNK/ROCK band from Hastings) – Find on Facebook 
  12. Slam Cartel – Handful of Dreams – Find on Facebook 
  13. Fighting for Alpha – ROSES (Rock/Indie band from Tunbridge Wells) – Find on Facebook 
  14. UGLY LOVE – OH NO HERE COME THE SPACE HAWKS (Rock punk band from Royal Tunbridge Wells) – Find on Facebook 
  15. WITCHDOCTOR – Arnald  (Rock/Punk band from Herne Bay) – Find on Facebook
  16. SPiT LiKE THiS – Sick – Find on Facebook 
  17. COLT45 – Chasing Yesterday EP (2011) – 01 Chasing Yesterday – Find on Facebook 
  18. One Day Elliott – So Far, So Good – Find on Facebook 
  19. Let The Dust Settle – Weapons And War – Find on Facebook 
  20. The Rebecca Riots – How To Disfigure A Peacock (Adult – is the only description this band gives themselves from Canterbury – head over to Facebook, give them a  like and download their free EP) Find on Facebook 
  21. Jukebox Monkeys – Airborne – Find on Facebook 
  22. CzechMate – With Me (Alternative Rock band from South-East) – Find on Facebook 
  23. Trixie Lectric – Feeling good (cover) (Grunge/Rock all girl covers band from Folkestone) – Find on Facebook 
  24. TST – MR NOBODY (MASTER) (Heavy Rock/Metal from Kent – The Self-Titled) – Find on Facebook 
  25. Tres Camaradas – Sink – Find on Facebook 
  26. IRIS – Lie For Me – Find on Facebook 
  27. Wheres Billy – Aches, Pains & The Quiet Life – Find on Facebook 
  28. Tank Trap – Bite The Bullet – Find on Facebook 
  29. Electric River – Hold Your Nerve – Find on Facebook 
  30. Silas – Art Of The Cure – Find on Facebook 
  31. Crashgate – b.o.b 1 – Find on Facebook 
  32. Vivid Nation – You Just gave it away – Find on Facebook 
  33. Melic – Nowhere I’d Rather Be  (Rock-Funk-Acoustic band signed to Beatnik Geek Records) – Find on Facebook 
  34. The Eyes – Gravytrain (studio version) – Website 
  35. Rexon – Brother in arms – Find on Facebook 
  36. Yamaharahara – Ribbons – Find on Facebook 
  37. Left Of The Right Side – Skyward – Find on Facebook 
  38. Nylon Tigers – Heartbeat (Classic and contemporary Rock band of covers and orginal material from Thanet) – Find on Facebook 
  39. After the Enclave – Crucified – Find on Facebook 
  40. Escape the Ocean – Exit Wound – Find on Facebook 
  41. The Only Sun – Gone (Rock/Folk band from Gillingham) – Find on Facebook 
  42. We Buy Gold – Ron’s Room (Rock/Post Punk band from London – record of week BBC Introducing Kent) – Find on Facebook 
  43. ShyChlo – Wake Up – Find on Facebook 
  44. Wires Faulty – Dirty Little Devil – Find on Facebook 
  45. Third Place Victory – X’s & Hex’s – 01 Bangarang – Find on Facebook 
  46. 48 Hours – Hollow – Find on Facebook 
  47. Brad Pittance and the Pirates – Sunlight (Rock band from Thanet) – Find on Facebook 
  48. User Friendly – Solid as rock – Find on Facebook 
  49. Topaz – Lonely_Boy – Website 

For more tracks in this genre from bands/artist not yet worked with, but just as awesome… please click here

  • Atlantica
  • Left of the Right Side
  • IRIS
  • YaMaHaRaHaRa

Well this was the come back gig of the totally awesome YaMaHaRaHaRa and wow what a gig.  They arranged the line up themselves for this gig and Below the Radar Events and Promotions organised the event.  I’m not going to say much about this gig as the amazing David Horn from Banned Reviews has done the job for me and provided a very accurate and entertaining review of this amazing gig (including my photography).  Please take a moment to read this review, well worth your time.  Find it here

I would just like to say how much I enjoyed this gig and all the bands totally smashed it!

Hear track Yamaharahara – Ribbons
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Hear track Left Of The Right Side – Skyward
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Hear track Atlantica – Heroes and Thieves
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Hear track IRIS – Lie For Me
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Hear is a small sample of the photo’s take at this gig, for the full nights photography, please go to our Facebook page, this gig only

Beercart Arms – Canterbury – 06.11.12

  • Insult
  • Left of the Right Side
  • Slaves
  • Electric River

So I am just going through my back catalog of gigs and found this one.  Yet another awesome Beercart Arms gig as the photo’s will show.

Below is a tiny snippet of photo’s taken at this gig on the night.  Please go here to facebook for just this evening photos or to Flickr  for all large number of Beercart Arms gig photo’s

Hear a track Slaves – Nervous Energy
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YouTube Video link for White Knuckle Ride

Hear a track Electric River – Hold Your Nerve
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Official Website
YouTube loveliness 

Hear a track Left Of The Right Side – Skyward
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Hear a track – Insult – Face in the Mud
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