Model Aeroplanes // Carnival 56

Spent some time with Model Aeroplanes at Dundee's first ever Carnival 56 last weekend.

Here's some shots from the day!

The Van T's

Model Aeroplanes

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Carnival 56 Launch Party

Last Friday I shot some things for the Carnival 56 Launch party, hosted at Fat Sam's in Dundee.

Here's some shots of the night!

Sponsors, Organisers, & Bands (ft. Arielle free).

Model Aeroplanes

Be Charlotte

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Ayakara - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

I joined Ayakara on Saturday past for their headline gig at Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh.

Was quite the night! Take a look...

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Model Aeroplanes XXX-Mas Party - Reading Rooms, Dundee

On Christmas Eve-Eve, The Reading Rooms in Dundee was host to MA's XXX-Mas Party. It was billed to be a sweaty and messy night, and it certainly lived up to expectations.

Support from ST.MARTiiNS

Model Aeroplanes

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Twin Atlantic - The Barrowlands - FE Live Audio LTD

A few weeks back I was commissioned to shoot some things for FE Live Audio LTD during the final date of Twin Atlantic's shows at the world famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.

Here's some shots...

Fangclub

Pulled Apart By Horses

Twin Atlantic

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

ST.MARTiiNS & TEMPESST - The Garage, Glasgow.

ST.MARTiiNS

TEMPESST

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Christmas Prints!

Looking for Christmas gifts?

I'm selling prints over on my store until Friday 16th December, meaning there's only a week left to get one in time!

You can also get 25% off your order with discount code FESTIVE25.

gavincraigie.com/store

The LaFontaines // Model Aeroplanes - Tour

Last week I joined Model Aeroplanes for a couple dates as they supported Motherwell band, The LaFontaines.

The first stop of the Scottish leg of the tour was a trip up to Inverness. Once into the hills, we were treated to some cracking scenery. Definitely one of the more scenic cigarette stops. 

Inverness

Model Aeroplanes

The LaFontaines

Our second day was at The Mash House in Edinburgh.

Model Aeroplanes

The LaFontaines

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

We Are Scientists // Beverly // ST.MARTiiNS - Buskers, Dundee.

Going by the previous gig on Monday, I knew Wednesday's gig would be pretty special. 

I should probably note that the stage lighting at Buskers is often quite dim which unfortunately meant cranking the camera settings quite high - at one point shooting at ISO10000. (not an excuse for any rubbish shots)

Anyway, here's the shots!

ST.MARTiiNS

Beverly

We Are Scientists

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

 

We Are Scientists // Beverly // Retro Video Club - The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh.

On Monday there I joined Retro Video Club as they supported We Are Scientists at The Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh. 

Brilliant night and amazing show!

Retro Video Club

Beverly

We Are Scientists

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Benedictus // EP Launch // Buskers, Dundee.

After spending most of Friday travelling back up from London, I made it  - just in time - to get along to Benedictus' EP launch at Buskers in Dundee.

Here's some shots from the night.

Support from WHITE BAER & Moonlight Zoo.

WHITE BAER

Moonlight Zoo

Benedictus

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Riddle Magazine - 2 Year Anniversary.

On Wednesday there, I caught a flight with writer, Charlie Fletcher, and popped down to London to celebrate Riddle Magazine's 2nd birthday. We had a great few days in the capital and was really good to see some familiar faces along with some new ones! 

You can read some of Charlie's writing here:

Looking forward to working on some new projects.

In the mean time, here's a touristy shot from the South Bank.

Tenement Trail 2016

On Saturday past, Glasgow played host to Tenement TV's annual Tenement Trail showcasing an incredible dollop of new Scottish music across the city!

I travelled through with Dundee band ST.MARTiiNS to shoot some things for them as the played Broadcast, but thought it'd be rude to just stop there... 

Obviously it's near impossible to catch every act on over the course of the day, but I wasn't disappointed with the bands I did manage to see. (See below)

The night was rounded off in messy and sweaty style at Flat 0/1 with The Van T's headlining. 

(Shout out to Cameron Brisbane for letting me crash!)

ST.MARTiiNS

THE NINTH WAVE

Sinderins

The Van T's

Misc. (ft. INDIGO VELVET)

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Model Aeroplanes // La Belle Angèle

Last week I decided (very last minute) to take a trip through to Edinburgh to catch Model Aeroplanes as they took on La Belle Angèle. It's been an absolute age since shooting these guys and it was so much fun getting back into the swing and trying some new shooting techniques out during the gig.

Unfortunately I arrived to the venue to only catch the tail end of support band, NOAH NOAH, but what I heard was what set the crowd up for a cracking night of music.

It was also good fun to catch up with the Indigo Velvet lot after last shooting for them at T in the Park. They'll be on tour very soon, and it's thoroughly recommended you get along to at least one night of it. Not to miss!

Anyway, here's the goods...

INDIGO VELVET

MODEL AEROPLANES

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

RETRO VIDEO CLUB // THE MASH HOUSE - EDINBURGH

Saturday there was another busy one in Edinburgh this time with Retro Video Club headlining The Mash House. Support came from Lyndsey Craig, and SHVLLOWS. Nicely energetic and really sweaty!

Here's some shots from the night...

Lyndsey Craig

SHVLLOWS

Retro Video Club

INDIGO VELVET // T IN THE PARK 2016

This year was the first time in two years that I'd not covered T in the Park from a media/press level. I was however still fortunate enough to get along to Sunday's festivities with Edinburgh band, Indigo Velvet. It was also the first time they had performed at T but they looked right at home as soon as they took to the stage and gave the crowd a good dose of energy.

Here's some of what I got...

 

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

VUKOVI // COPPER LUNGS // THE SESH

Last Monday I headed into town to catch VUKOVI headline Buskers, with support from Dundee's own Copper Lungs and The Sesh.

It's nearly been a whole year since shooting VUKOVI at T in the Park 2015 - they didn't disappoint then and, even with it being a Monday night this time round, they certainly put on a belter of a show again!

The venue was a bit difficult to shoot in with there being very minimal lighting, and for the light that was available it tended to come across quite harsh and heavy in contrast. Luckily with the kit I use I was able to bump up the ISO (pushing between 3200 and 4000 for this gig), but even then still had to recover some details in post.

Anyway, have a nosey at the shots!

THE SESH

COPPER LUNGS

VUKOVI

All images are © Gavin Craigie.

Gareth.

Spent an hour or so with Gareth on Wednesday afternoon shooting through some ideas and trialling a few different lens techniques. Here's some of what we got.

All images are © Gavin Craigie.