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Saturday, 17 March 2012

And The Band Played On

Besides being a photographer, Ed a Flickr friend of mine is also the bass player in a local band called The Proper English Gentlemen. Ed posted a message on Flickr the other day promoting the band's next gig at The Maze and also asking for people to come along and take photos of the band in action.

So Gail and I did exactly that. Neither of us had been to the place before, so we weren't exactly sure what we were looking for, or where about's in the city centre it was. I knew it was on Mansfield Road, up near the cemetery, but that was about it. Fortunately we soon found it and paid our admission fee; a bargain £2 each.

Ed found us in the small audience, said hello and informed us that things were running a little behind schedule. It didn't matter that much, as there were going to be a number of bands on during the evening.

I was surprised that there weren't that many people there, but the crowd that was there were quite enthusiastic for Ed's band and the one that followed.

The stage was tiny. Probably only about 10ft x 10ft. Here's a shot of Ed's band in action. Not brilliant, as the stage lighting wasn't that good, and I wasn't sure if the place would allow flash or not, so I persevered with the lights available. I've turned the photo to black and white as it hides a multitude of sins like noise and purple fringing.