December 2, 2009 alan

UB40 – In The Studio & Live


According to Wikipedia, UB40 have sold “over 70 million records”. So when I was asked to take a few photos of them as they rehearsed, I was quite honoured. The fact that their rehearsal studio is a 5 minute walk from my studio meant that it was quite convenient too!

I’m not a huge fan of their music but you have to respect them for being in the business for 30 years. Coincidentally, their first gig was at The Hare & Hounds pub where I’m shooting Catherine Feeny tonight.

I was given about 30 minutes to just shoot as they practiced their set. Here are a few of the images I captured.


Not long afterwards the band played a low-key gig to support a venue in Birmingham called The Rainbow. I went along to take some live shots…


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Comments (5)

  1. Really loving these up-close piccies of the band practicing.
    Strange how they all seem to be enjoying themselves at work 🙂

    Keep it up UB40!

  2. Lizzie

    Hi Steve

    Just want to say fantastic photos (lucky man to have been asked by the best group in the world 🙂 some thing i would love to do 1 day ) Thank you for putting them on your site enjoyed looking through them all very much. Now off to look through the rest of your site.

  3. JorisJ

    Really like the way you captured my favorite band! Love the close-ups and even the shots of equipment and such. Thanks for sharing. – JorisJ

  4. Excellent pictures Steve! Keep up the good work! I will certainly bear you in mind for when I need to hire a photographer. – Neil Jinks, Client Services Manager, Else Solicitors LLP

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