First gig of 2019

Two weeks into 2019 and I’ve finally photographed my first gig of the year!

Last night I made my way down to the O2 Institute Birmingham to photograph the amazing Swedish metal act Avatar joined by The Mahones and Dylan Walshe. Now then, before this show I’d never actually listened to Avatar before so sonically didn’t know what to expect. What I had seen however was numerous images of the band from last year when they had supported Halestorm and boy they looked interesting.

Needless to say they put on a stellar performance. What I found most impressive was how they thought about the night as a whole and not just the hour and a half they’re up onstage. Between each of the support acts performances when there would usually just be music playing they had recorded their own ‘radio show’ featuring members hosting different sections; news, weather, sports etc. It was a really nice touch and goes to show how seriously Avatar take their live performances for arguably a quite silly band.