"Incendiary live hip-hop/soul rabble rousers packing deep lyrics, subterranean grooves and stratospheric brass – elevated by impossibly electrifying musicians"
Formed in 2011, the alternative hip-hop collective blend elements of R&B, funk, soul and rock; resulting in their own signature brand of music. Combined with spontaneous, fiery live performances, Sounds Of Harlowe are not to be missed.
Dave from Motion Enterprise introduced me to the band on the 28th October at the Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham. Friday the 28th October they were playing on stage, it was a £5 entry fee which I was more than willing to pay to support the band and it allowed me access to backstage. Everyone of them was willing to talk about their experiences and why they love music so much, so I talked for a while; taking down notes and quotes. Then I asked to 'document them', coming from artistic backgrounds they all understood that this was art work and they said they wanted to be photographed because it made them 'feel famous', it also means I get some good images for my portfolio. The night went on and they discussed ideas about future songs and adventures for an hour or so before they went on stage. meanwhile I was photographing their room; still life, context shots and portraits. I shot using a Canon 60D with a Canon 20mm USM, speedlite flash and various techniques such as extremes of apertures and various angles. I must admit it was a very exciting night and the music was incredible, and i'm more than happy I got to meet some amazing people. My purpose was to capture the scene as 'true' as I can and I hope these images have conveyed the night in that way.
"Its not about the number of people in the room it's the atmosphere of the room" Soloman. O.B