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Heather Fitsell

I have been photographing bands predominantly in the London area since 2008. I have photographed in venues as small as pubs and as big as Manchester MEN arena. I have photographed local bands and the likes of Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy, Black Stone Cherry, Alterbridge, Evanescence and many more. I have also photographed at Hevy Fest for the last two years and previously ran my own webzine, before I decided to focus more on my photography.

Jonny Lang – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 4th November 2017

In contrast to Jonny Lang’s last visit to the Empire, this was a more sedate affair with floor seating rather than the standing he had on his last visit, which creates a noticeably different atmosphere. I prefer standing myself for blues rock gigs like this and given that we could …

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Sinnergod Interview – October 2017

Ahead of their headline show at the Road House in Evesham, Planet Mosh caught up with the brothers Hampson from one of the best bands around at the moment Sinnergod. In their tour van we discovered what they think of the band name, what new releases are coming our way from …

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Inglorious – The Robin 2, Bilston – 02/10/17

Gypsy Heart were unexpectedly good, singer Heather has a good, gutsy rock voice with a hint of knocking on the door of Lzzy Hale. The songs ‘Vultures’ and ‘I Don’t Know You’ the latter of which was written with Inglorious’ guitarist Andreas, show the contrast in their song writing and …

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The Kentucky Headhunters – Robin 2, Bilston – 2nd October 2017

With The Kentucky Headhunters’ Richard Young having combatted his fear of flying when he came to see and open for his son’s band Black Stone Cherry in summer 2016; 2017 sees the band return to the UK and being reunited with the same support band, the UK’s Bad Touch, for …

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UFO – Town Hall, Birmingham – 27th July 2017

Ahead of their performance at Ramblin Man Fair, UFO finally returned to Birmingham after a rather lengthy absence, one that was noted at the start of the show to be most of their career, so there was an eager appetite amongst the diehard fans ahead of the performance. Also scheduled …

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Interview with photographer Nic Bezzina

What came first, did you take the photos for the book or did you already have some of the photos? I’ve been photographing music for a while now, over ten years and there was a stage where I was getting a little bit jaded with the whole situation of how …

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The Cadillac Three with Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown – O2 Academy, Birmingham – 10th November 2016

There is nothing we like better than music and whiskey and who better to deliver that special recipe than Tennessee’s The Cadillac Three. On this occasion they have brought along fellow Nashville residents Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. This band have already played stadiums across Europe with AC/DC and have …

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The Dead Daisies – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton – 26/07/2016

There’s something exciting about a sold out gig, you know in advance the atmosphere is going to be good and Slade Rooms tonight was no exception. When Inglorious came on stage the venue was already hot, sweaty and full to the back. Evident from the number of band t-shirts coming …

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Jared James Nichols – The Rainbow, Birmingham – 21/06/2016

Tucked away in the depths of Birmingham’s Digbeth at The Rainbow, we embarked on a night of blues rock grooves. Local prog rock band Xilla were first to take to the stage, they had a tough job with only a small crowd to feed off. They play with a myriad …

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Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky

Kentucky is in their blood, many fans hankered after the sound of Black Stone Cherry’s self-titled debut and with their move to Mascot Records BSC were able to return home to where it all started. Whilst their last two albums sought to bring forward more American radio friendly songs, it …

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Inglorious – Islington Assembly Hall, London – 21/02/16

Tucked away in the corner of stage left, guitar duo Curran sought to warm up the London crowd ahead of tonight’s headliners Inglorious, but despite the best efforts of Mark Curran, they struggle to motivate the apathetic crowd. Armed with the simplicity of acoustic guitars, they played some well written …

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The Temperance Movement – The Forum, London – 27 January 2016

At a time when the world seems rather saturated with bands and musicians who are trying to make something of themselves but get kicked back at almost every turn, it is a genuinely wonderful experience to see a band of accomplished musicians finally making a name for themselves. Getting the …

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Tracer – The Plug, Sheffield – 14/11/15

Bands often get an affinity with certain places they tour, for Tracer that place seems to be Sheffield with a sold out gig at Plug. Before the scantily clad teenagers and twenty-somethings spilled drunkenly out of taxis into the venue and Tracer tore through the smoke that resembled a fireman’s …

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Black Stone Cherry DVD – Thank You: Livin’ Live

The UK holds a special place in the hearts of Black Stone Cherry’s Chris Robertson, Jon Lawhon, John Fred Young and Ben Wells, for this is where everything really took off for them and within the UK, one place has always been extra special for them and that place is …

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Interview with Primitai

British metal is alive and kicking in Camden’s The Underworld tonight as Primitai having done their sound check come to have a chat with Planet Mosh. Newest member, guitarist Sergio Pedro Girón is thrown in the deep end alongside vocalist Guy Miller, as I apparently don’t look like I have …

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Wolf/Primitai – The Underworld, London – 8/2/15

As I wait outside Camden Underworld to review and photograph Primitai, I notice in the back of my interview book I had written “Primitai, wish I had heard more” from when I first caught them supporting Edguy, thankfully I have got to see them a few times since and was …

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Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule

This is the first of a set of special 20th Anniversary live releases. It is a recording taken from what has become amongst their fans in particular, a legendary performance by Gov’t Mule on 31st October 2008 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts. The special edition CD box set …

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Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

An adroit songwriter, Marilyn Manson takes song subjects that are poignant to him and moulds them into the gargoyles and angels that fill the musical cathedral that is his tenth album ‘The Pale Emperor’. It opens with the sense of going into battle with the solid electronic beats that continue …

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