Brrrrrrr, pilgrims!

It’s that time of the year when, as a freelance music photographer, you have to seriously consider the pros & cons of leaving the warmth and comfort of your house to cover a gig which may or may not be worth your while, but where there’s always the never-failing ‘guarantee’ that someone would like to review the show ‘with your images, but will give you a credit!!‘.  If this was any other gig, I may have skipped it as a hassle, but this being The Roots, well, it’s normally worth the trip.  As for John Legend, I’ve never been a fan of his work, but on this occasion, who’d have ‘thunked it’: the dude can actually sing, AND with no Kanye in sight:

Blackthought & ?uestlove:

So, these two musical entities have decided to collaborate on a new album called ‘Wake Up!, which has a selection of classic soulful tunes from the 60’s & 70s by musical greats  such as Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Baby Huey & the Babysitters,  and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, to mention a few.    Since I only got to hear 2 and half songs from the music set which included ‘Hard Times‘ and ‘Wake up Everybody‘, I think it’s safe to say that travelling in that cold was worth the trip.  Good gig. Even security at the HMV Apollo was civil and nice…for a change.

Rest of the shots from the night:

That’s it for the night. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to acquint myself with layers of duvet and a nice hot water-bottle!


Food for Thought & Soul: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5

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