It’s rarely the big gigs that I enjoy most. In fact, it’s almost always the opposite. Small gigs have an intimacy that’s missing from the larger venues, arenas and festivals. At small gigs you feel connected to the band on stage. And occasionally the band in question makes the audience almost as much a part of the show as the guys with the guitars. One such band is The Bronx. This Californian punk rock five piece are quite simply the best live band I think I have ever seen. I can’t recall another band who can make the entire room feel like the show itself in quite the same way. Hopefully these images have captured something of what makes them so special. Support came from the almost equally impressive Fucked Up and Rolo Tomassi. The tour was named Shred Yr Face and it lived up to its name!
Here’s Rolo Tomassi warming the crowd up in fine style..
And here’s the ladies’ favourite – Fucked Up.
Oh look, it’s my good friend and fellow photographer Lee Allen..
And here, Ladies and Gents, for your viewing pleasure are the almighty BRONX!
As it was the last night of the tour, The Bronx invited Fucked Up back on stage for the end of the show..
Matt from The Bronx likes to get right into the crowd. Watch him go!
Can you spot him?!
This gig was AMAZING! I had a smile on my face the whole time. If they play near you and you enjoy music with energy and passion behind it, do not miss them!