December 1, 2010 Steve Gerrard

Poptastic! – BRMB Live at The LG Arena, Birmingham

So you thought I just photographed scary, bearded rock dudes eh? 🙂

If I have any credibility at all, I’m seriously risking all that with this post but I could not care less. On Saturday night I was asked to photograph a total cheesy popfest at Birmingham’s LG Arena and I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the music, that’s for sure – almost all of it was throw-away rubbish – but it was fun shooting household names and, for me, something quite different from what I normally photograph. Plus, I can’t say photographing The Saturdays was exactly a chore! 🙂

The event was for local radio station BRMB and featured several big pop names, as well as X-Factor finalists and the slightly more credible headliners, The Script.

None of the acts were on for longer than 20 minutes. Some only performed two songs. Thankfully!

So, here are a few of my faves from my Saturday night popfest…

Mark Ronson played a DJ set…


Alexandra Burke

Teenage girls’ favourites, The Wanted

Tinchy Stryder

Shayne Ward


Olly Murs

The Hoosiers

James Blunt

Joe McElderry (wearing more make-up than The Saturdays!)

Diana Vickers

The Saturdays

And… finally… The Script

Fun was had. But I listened to The Chariot on the car journey home just to balance it all out 🙂

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Comments (4)

  1. Hey fella, amazing photos of what was, I hope you agree, a great event (even if they music’s not your bag!). BRMB’s back! 😉 Good work.

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