Your Illuminations UK tour - Feb, 2016

In mid February I was asked to join friends in a band called Your Illuminations on a 6 day tour of the country. On my travels, I visited Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, London and Leeds.

My main goal for the tour was to use as much natural light as possible, and take every shot as a snapshot of what each individual may have been doing at any given moment, as opposed to trying to pre determine anything.

Below all the photos follow the chronological order of each date on the tour.

Manchester, day 1:

Dave, outside Fac 251 after their soundcheck whilst pondering over where to get some food. 

Dave, Rich, and Liam walking through Manchester to find somewhere to eat.

Rich, taken outside a supermarket on Manchester's Oxford Road.

Dave, taken inside Fac 251 whilst warming up. He and Robbie would do this every night, and it was always a pleasure to watch and capture.

Liam, taken in Fac 251 whilst watching Robbie and Dave warm up.

Rich, taken inside Fac 251.

Robbie, taken inside Fac 251.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at Fac 251. 

Rich, taken on stage during their performance at Fac 251.

Glasgow, day 2:

Robbie, taken in the dressing room inside of the Classic Grand.

Dave, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Rich, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Liam, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Dave, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Dave, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Rich, taken on stage during their performance at the Classic Grand.

Newcastle, day three:

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Space Bar.

Liam, taken on stage during their performance at the Space Bar.

Dave, taken stage during their performance at the Space Bar.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Space Bar.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Space Bar.

Dave, taken on stage during their performance at the Space Bar as the last notes to 'Hey Scarlet' rang out.

Birmingham, day 4:

Robbie, taken as the band were preparing for soundcheck at the Rainbow.

Rich, taken outside of the Rainbow just as we were all deciding on a place to eat after soundcheck.

Brett, who was our driver for the tour and overall great guy. He put up with late night drives, and incessant joking, most of which were pretty bad, but he helped keep the tour fun, and it was a pleasure to get to know him.

Dave, taken whilst the band were in soundcheck at the Rainbow.

Robbie, taken in the stairwell at the Rainbow.

Robbie's guitar, taken on stage at the Rainbow.

London, day 5:

Robbie, taken during soundcheck at the Surya.

Liam, taken during soundcheck at the Surya.

Dave, taken in the dressing room at the Surya. Most days during the tour I wanted to try and capture moments like this, a pure candid moment, and I was lucky that the band had complete confidence in me to be themselves and let me be the fly on the wall so to speak.

Liam, taken on stage during their performance at the Surya.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Surya.

Rich, taken on stage during their performance at the Surya.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Surya.

Dave, taken during their performance at the Surya.

Robbie, take on stage during their performance at the Surya.

Leeds, day 6:

Robbie, taken during the band's warm up at the Key Club.

Robbie, taken during soundcheck at the key Club.

Dave, taken during soundcheck at the Key Club

Dave, taken during soundcheck at the Key Club.

Dave, taken backstage at the Key Club.

Rich, taken during their performance at the Key Club.

Dave, taken during their performance at the Key Club.

Robbie, taken during their performance at the Key Club.

Liam, taken on stage during their performance at the Key Club.

Robbie, taken on stage during their performance at the Key Club.