Lots of dancing guitarists at last nights gig! I tried my best to capture their movements. The Orielles and Lylo are on a UK tour together this month but I think a few of the dates are sold out.
First gig sketches of the year! I’ve got a couple of gigs scheduled in February->May so watch this space for more drawings.
I was running late and missed sketching Soeur at this gig. They’re great live and you can find sketches from last year here.
The sketch of Yr Poetry is incomplete because I saw them preform in the same room around a month ago and I like that sketch. You can find it here. The microphone shaped like a phone with a jack lead coming out the side is very cool but only used for a few songs and I couldn’t draw fast enough!
For advent I’m going to be posting gig sketches daily over Christmas and New year with links to all the bands. You can follow along starting here.
Thanks again to everyone who bought zines from my table at Future Days this weekend! Sorry if I missed you when I was sketching bands! I have an online shop with a bigger range of comics here. My next comic con is also in Birmingham! - I’ll be at the NEC for MCM Comic Con on 24th-25th November 2018.
Special thanks to This is TMRW
Thank you to everyone who stopped by my zine stall at Future Days last night! Sorry I wasn’t there all evening I was sketching bands. Saturday’s show was cancelled, but I’ll be back selling zines Sunday night at the Parquet Courts gig. (Please note: I have to catch an earlier train on the weekends so I’ll be packing away around 10.40pm)
It was cool to get the opportunity to draw a harp, I end up drawing so many guitars! (sorry it was such a quick sketch because of the stall) Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore released a new record yesterday! More info here.
Great line up at the Hare & Hounds on Wednesday night! Yr Poetry had a telephone microphone which I wasn’t quick enough to draw, and Kermes were much more energetic and I regret not trying to capture their front woman with multiple faster guesture drawings. Hopefully I can see them another time!
Sketches from a gig on Saturday night hosted by Not Normal Not OK - a new campaign against sexual harassment in the live music scene. Their website has more information including links to support and advice
I’m also in the middle of preparing for Thought Bubble festival this weekend. You’ll be able to find my comics and zines at table 56, Ask For Mercy Marquee (Just outside the Town Hall). For full information and a map please visit the events section of my website! See you there!
Thanks to Stereo Sanctity
Giant & The Georges, Exhailers and Ghum at The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, 11th September 2018
Unfortunately because of a prebooked train ticket I missed most of Future Fires set and didn’t get a chance to draw them - here’s a link to a sketch of them in February.
Exhailers were wearing stickers on their foreheads this time! They’re for Not Normal, Not OK - a campaign in the West Midlands addressing sexual harassment in the live music scene. For more information visit www.notnormalnotok.com
Ghum are on a UK tour this week! You can see them in Glasgow, Sheffield, Bristol, Cardiff & London.
Special thanks to Indie Midlands
Kaleidoscope is a regular event at The Night Owl, featuring live music and artists. Thank you to everyone who bought comics & zines from my table throughout the day. In my sketches I tried to capture some of the cool light displays at this particular event. Sorry I had to leave early due to Sunday train times and missed sketching Mothers Earth Experiment. The next free entry Kaleidoscope event will be on Thursday 6th September.
I'll be taking comics and zines to another show in Digbeth in a couple of weeks - High Vis Festival on Saturday 8th September! Please come say hi! I'll have free mini comics to hand out! For an up to date list of comic cons and zine fairs throughout autumn please visit the events section of this website.
If you're interested in getting involved in making a music zine - theres still a couple of days left to send me something for the Janelle Monae Fanzine I'm compiling. For more information please visit www.thatmusiczine.tumblr.com/janellemonae
There's a trio of very cool Danish bands touring the UK this week! They still have 2 shows left in Bristol and Cambridge - more information on the Enid's Facebook page. If you're looking for good live music in Birmingham keep an eye out on the A Way To Get Out Of It Facebook page.
Stage times ran late because of the football, I have to admit I was getting kinda tired and I don't think I managed to capture Bodega quite right. They were such an expressive band, I hope I get a chance to sketch them again sometime! Vital Idles were a great choice for warm up act at this show, I recommend you check out their music if you like Bodega.