Music and Live Gigs Photography Liverpool

Creative music, promotional, cultural and concert photography. No event or band is too big or too small.

I absolutely love live music; it's always exciting, a little stressful and you are never quite sure what to expect before you arrive at a venue. Often in the age of blinding LED lights, it's a technical problem of excessive colour casts ! Sometimes it is warm beer sprayed from the crowd, other times it's just getting pit access. Personal favourites are outdoor festivals, in particular Glastonbury, which I've been shooting at since 2007 and Africa Oye, here in Liverpool.

I've previously covered Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Boomtown Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Big Chill, Africa Oye, WOMAD, T In The Park, Chester Rocks and the Mathew Street Festivals, the Berlin Love Parade, Warehouse Project, Creamfields, Liverpool Psych Fest and the Love Music Hate Racism festival. Far too many gigs to list - personal highlights include the Wu Tang Clan during their last UK tour. I've also worked as a theatre photographer on a number of occasions - so if you have a show or a tour in the North-West, give me a call and I can cover the dress rehearsal. 

I am represented by specialist photography agencies ArenaPAL and Everynight Images and my work has featured in many national and international publications.

Of course, I'm also confident creating brilliant promotional and press photography for your band, whether you need something out on location or in the studio. Orange used one of my Glastonbury images in an above the line advertising campaign. Also, I have shot album covers for the likes of The Wombats and Alun Parry and can pull in a great team of creatives if the budget is right, to create that killer look. I've got access to studio space and can hire props if required.

So please get in touch, if you are a band, agent or promoter and I'll get back to as soon as I can.

Liverpool music photographer covers event in Sefton Park highlighting some of best current world music artists

Africa Oye 2019 - world music photography in Liverpool

Africa Oye is the UK's largest free African music festival and it just keeps getting better and better. It is an Oye Family now - a solid crew of management and trustees and an audience that knows how to party ! Read more...

World music expert David J Colbran showcases some of his favourite photographs from recent years and his partnership with ArenaPAL

World music photographer for ArenaPAL

My world music photography has been promoted by specialist photo library ArenaPAL since 2006 - so great to see that they have a sparkly new website and that I'm one of their featured suppliers Read more...

Live music photography on a hotel rooftop in the centre of Liverpool - highlights from north-west based music photographer David J Colbran

The Real People, The Cheap Thrills: Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

An amazing gig that I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph - old friends The Real People and new kids on the block The Cheap Thrills - legendary night. Read more...

"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."

 

Michael Humphreys

Development Officer at Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool photographer - image example for a University client

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