New Photos: Richard Dawson at the Star and Shadow

Some rather more sedate news this time. I popped along to catch Richard Dawson‘s darkly brilliant hometown show the other week, shooting for Drowned in Sound. With support from Vibracathedral Orchestra, and the ruddy excellent Phil Tyler in a solo banjo set, it was a grand night out all round. And it really was a lovely way to say goodbye to the Star and Shadow’s old Ouseburn location too, before their upcoming move to Heaton later this year. Anyway, photos below…


(w/ Phil Tyler and Vibracathedral Orchestra)
The Star and Shadow, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 7th February 2015.–richard-dawson-the-star-and-shadow-newcastle


BSFA Awards: Best Short Story Nomination for ‘The Honey Trap’

I’m delighted to announce that one of my stories has made the shortlist for this year’s British Science Fiction Association Awards. ‘The Honey Trap’, from NewCon Press anthology La Femme, has been nominated for Best Short Story.
The final results of the BSFA member vote will be announced at this year’s Eastercon (aka Dysprosium), to be held over the Easter weekend at the Park Inn Hotel in Heathrow. All BSFA members will get a chance to read ‘The Honey Trap’, along with the other nominated short stories, as part of the annual award booklet. In the meantime, you can read a wee snippet of the story on the Fiction page of this site.
Huge congratulations also to my fellow nominees! It’s a really strong showing this year. Regardless of the result, I’ll be at Eastercon 2015, celebrating my first ever award nomination. If you’re going, I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

New Photos: Mark Lanegan on Drowned In Sound

Drowned in Sound have uploaded some of the photos I took of Mark Lanegan at the Riverside in Newcastle recently. There’s also a couple of shots in there I took of the Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) and Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks, Joe Strummer), now touring as the frankly brilliant Sean and Zander. If you fancy a look, the gallery link is below.


The Riverside, Newcastle, 21st Jauary 2015.–mark-lanegan-the-riverside-newcastle
Mark Lanegan