As it is usual for me, I’m down to a take some photos of a live music event and it is again a new venue, the “Camden Assembly”. As soon as I make my way in I notice that it is a tiny and cosy pub that has a room upstairs for live music.
After few minutes, I start to see the first people entering the room. The lights are down, to create a very intimate atmosphere and “Dan Stock” is on stage. He is a musician and songwriter from Milton Keynes that presents himself with just voice and guitar and he is very talented. The audience seems to enjoy the music while having a drink. To add to his talent, he was lucky enough to play at Reading and Leeds festival the past August as one of the artists on the BBC introducing stage.
Everything goes on smoothly, next “Plaza” is up- a post-Indie band from North of England and as soon as they hit the stage a big amount of energy is coming from them and their instruments. The singer leads the performance with a strong head banging and jump game. The crowd charges up and everyone is ready to party. As the previous artist, even Plaza played at Reading and Leeds this year.
It is time now for “Ten Tonnes” aka Ethan Barnett. He is a 20 years old singer and songwriter from Hertford. He plays original songs with his electric guitar and his music has indie and alternative influences. His performance is supported by a drummer, a bassist and another guitarist. A nice thing that I notice is that his friends and his mother are in the audience and they look so proud of him. Despite is young age, he already has is big group of fans since that everyone is singing and screaming his name.
The smoke keeps giving a different atmosphere to the venue and keeps everyone close to the stage make them look like a group of people united by the music. My night was very pleasant.
Words + Photos : Selena Ferro