HRH Prog in Pictures – Saturday

September Code at HRH Prog

The consequence of having a photo pass for a three-day rock festival is you end up taking an awful lot of photos; indeed I took over 900 on the Saturday. I’ve used a few to illustrate my review, and here are a few more, all from Saturday. Here’s Dim Koskinas of September Code, the opening band of the day.

Crimson Sky at HRH Prog

Crimson Sky at HRH Prog Crimson Sky (Jane Setter above, Martin Leamon left and Moray McDonald below) were also on relatively early on the Saturday.

They’re a band I’ve photographed a fair few times in smaller club venues, and it’s great to see them on a big stage when there’s actually some spotlight on the keyboards. Prog keyboard players are usually hidden away in the shadows.

They rose to the big occasion well.

Crimson Sky at HRH Prog

Purson at HRH Prog 2

One of the things I liked about Purson (Rosalie Cunningham above, George Hudson below) was they had a great late 60s look that perfectly matched their psychedelic rock sound. Always good to see an act where the whole band make an effort with their stage outfits rather than just the lead singer.

Purson at HRH Prog 2

Panic Room at HRH Prog 2

There isn’t much I can say about Panic Room (Jon Edwards above, Anne-Marie Helder below) that I haven’t said many times before. Except that they were the second band of the day where I finally managed to get some good shots of the keyboard player.

Panic Room at HRH Prog 2

Arcane Roots at HRH Prog 2

Arcane Roots’ Andrew Groves does an impression of Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel, only without needing the roadie to put him back on his feet.

Fish at HRH Prog 2
Rosalie Cunningham of Purson at HRH Prog during Fish's set Fish (above) was the effective headliner of the day and highlight of the weekend even though he wasn’t the last band on.

Over the course of the set members of other bands turned up to watch parts of his set from the pit. Among them was Rosalie Cunningham of Purson.
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And finally, Andy Glass (above) and Emma Brown (below) of Solstice, the last band of the weekend on the Prog stage.

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2 Responses to HRH Prog in Pictures – Saturday

  1. Weds says:

    Some fantastic photos there! Love the one of Jon Edwards!! :-D Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tim Hall says:

    I like the way that one came out. Jon’s usually hidden away in the shadows and isn’t easy to photograph. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever photographed PR at a venue where there’s been a pit.