A couple months back I had the pleasure to work with a tribute band No Quarter rocking the classic sounds of one the most iconic and most influential bands of rock n roll history Led Zeppelin. The performance was held at the Cystal Ballroom in Down town Portland Oregon on the greatest places that I have been to see any show.
As the crowd had packed the house the night I was met at the door by the bands promotor John Garnett then taken in to get my VIP pass meet the band and given a tour of the backstage area. After a brieg introduction I proceeded to the floor to grab some shots of the opening band.
After getting a couple of test shots to check the lighting and see some of the best places that I would be able to get some shots of the band I headed down to talk with the band and see some of the preperations that they were going through to get ready for the show.
The Make up getting ready for stage
Group shot before the band taking the stage along with some fans and the promoter John Garnett
As the band gets ready to take the stage the you could feel the crowd in anticipation for the show to begin.
The Jimmy Page tribute
The Robert Plant Tribute
The show was amazing it brought back so many memories of listening to Zeppelin growing up. The tribute band not only had the look dead on but the sound matched the preformance exacalty. There were a couple times during the show that I sat is awe of how amazing the preformance was.
Shooting bands can be one of the most challenging things out there with the low light the movement of the band and several other variables but getting the shots of people playing and the feel they get for the music has always been one of the my favortie things to shoot.
Although sometimes it hard to get passes into shows to be able to shoot my dealings with the band and the producer John Garnett was one of the most pleasant expereinces I have ever had. If you know of a band out there other want to see other prodcutions please check out his company MYNDSET MANAGEMENT.
If you like some of these shots the rest of the photos and more shots of the backstage preps along with the makeup crew and other pictures are linked under the band section of my photo page. And as always thank you for taking the time to read my blog.