Alex Cornish with a string section

I went to a quite lovely gig last night – it was the third time I’ve seen my friend Alex Cornish playing live, but the first time I’ve seen him play with a string section, and in a church! The venue was St Giles-in-the-Fields church, which is just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road tube station in London – a cosy place for this kind of event.

There are a few short clips on my YouTube channel… not the best quality as it was dark, and only made with a digital compact camera (plus a few sound clips capture on the iPhone) rather than anything else, but a little iMovie 09 magic has helped here and there 🙂

It was all very civilised given the venue, and I was even able to get home at a reasonable hour. The new mix of Alex’s debut album Until the Traffic Stops is great, by the way – highly recommended. It is also worth checking his site for the downloads that he sometimes has available.

Harmonica Jazzed up

I’ve put a few photos up on Flickr as well, again bearing in mind the lighting conditions and my choice of camera for the evening… I noticed a couple of guys with DSLRs moving around the venue so hopefully there will be some much nicer shots available at some stage.
Update: here are some really good shots from the gig.

2 thoughts on “Alex Cornish with a string section”

  1. Thanks for linking to my pictures. Very kind. I hope my moving around with the camera was discreet. I’m a music fan first, and I never want to disturb peoples enjoyment of gigs.

    Great gig, nice bloke, brilliant album.

  2. Hey Dave, thanks for the comment – you’ll see I’ve started a Flickr group now for shots from Alex’s gigs and your images are very welcome. You were entirely discreet – I was probably more of a pain with a lit digital compact screen in the corner near the front! As I said to Alex, I didn’t go along intending to do any photos or video, but just had to make a couple of clips – he seems to like it, which is cool! 🙂 The atmosphere in the church was amazing, what a great venue.

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