So, it turns out that this gig, The Tolka Hot Club at Sin É in Dublin, might well be my last gig of the year. The Govt. brought in new Covid restrictions limiting gigs to 50% capacity and most, if not all artists are rescheduling their shows for next year.
Anyway, back to the gig. I'd never seen THC play live before, but I had seen their accordion player Ken perform with Emma Langton on many occasions and, when offered the chance to go shoot them, I jumped at it.
I was unfamiliar with their music, but it was fantastic to see live and the crowd loved it! I'm not sure how to describe their music, but maybe a dash of swing, a bit of jazz, maybe some French cabaret and a dash of the Balkans thrown in would it justice! I'd definitely recommend going to see them live when you can.
Needless to say, I really enjoyed it and if this does indeed turn out to be my last gig of 2021, then I went out on a high!
I won't lie though, it wasn't the easiest shoot ever! It's a tight venue to move about in and it's difficult to not block someones view when taking photos. Also, the stage lighting was difficult to say the least. I ended up placing three Ulanzi Rechargeable Lights on the stage to brighten things up a bit! Thankfully, they worked well!
Anyway, on to the photos: