Sad to hear Jamaican reggae pioneer Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died at the age of 77. The legendary musician fronted the reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals from the early 1960s.
Published on Thu Oct 8, 2020
Africa Oye is the UK's largest free African music festival and it just keeps getting better and better. It is an Oye Family now - a solid crew of management and trustees and an audience that knows how to party !
Published on Thu Jul 4, 2019
My world music photography has been promoted by specialist photo library ArenaPAL since 2006 - so great to see that they have a sparkly new website and that I'm one of their featured suppliers
Published on Fri Jun 21, 2019
An amazing gig that I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph - old friends The Real People and new kids on the block The Cheap Thrills - legendary night.
Published on Sat May 18, 2019
In 2006 I was contacted by a design agency here on Merseyside to help them photograph their forthcoming debut album cover. Exciting times !
Published on Thu Apr 18, 2019
Sad news to hear that Keith Flint, lead singer with The Prodigy is dead - I took a series of live images of the band for an agency at the Glastonbury festival back in 2009.
Published on Tue Mar 5, 2019
Sad to hear that legendary jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi has died - some images from the African Soul Rebels UK tour with Baaba Maal in 2009.
Published on Thu Jan 24, 2019
Back again at my favourite festival - great music and a brilliant weekend weather wise. It really is a highlight in Liverpool's musical calendar - superb programming and really well organised.
Published on Mon Jul 2, 2018
The UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture takes place annually in Liverpool. Beginning in 1992 as a series of small gigs in the city centre, the event has gone from strength to strength, moving to its present Sefton Park home in 2002 to cope with demand
Published on Mon Jul 10, 2017
Tinariwen are poet-guitarists and soul rebels from the Southern Sahara desert. Their music expresses the aspirations of their people, the Kel Tamashek or 'Touareg' of the southern Sahara desert.
Published on Wed Mar 8, 2017
Liverpool’s Africa Oyé festival returned to Sefton Park on June 18-19, 2016. The 24th festival of African and Caribbean music and culture is the biggest of its kind in the UK.
Published on Wed Jun 22, 2016
Sad to hear one of my favourite artists has passed away. Mariem Hassan, the so called ‘Voice of the Sahara’, died of bone cancer aged 57 on 22nd August 2015 in Algeria.
Published on Wed Sep 23, 2015
Africa Oyé, the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture takes place annually in Liverpool - I was there covering the event for specialist photo agency ArenaPAL
Published on Wed Jun 24, 2015
"David designed the website for a new company I've started with colleagues. He produced an excellent website for a very reasonable price, had great ideas and was easy and pleasant to deal with throughout. He responded very quickly to our requests and I would strongly recommend him."