House Band at The King’s Theatre Panto

I jumped at the chance to photograph the ‘house band’ during a performance of the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at The King’s Theatre, Glasgow.  After a short meeting with the band and their wonderful Musical Director, Pamela McLennan I was given unfettered access to shoot as I chose during the show.

Whilst Pam sat at stage level, the other band members were all located with line of sight to Pam in a dark subterranean ‘pit’.

They were lit only by the lights on their music stands and a little residual light spilling in from the stage above.

Photographically one of my most challenging projects to date with hardly any light to work with.  I was pushing ISO’s above 10,000 and shooting f4 and 1/30s or less most of the time.

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Musical Director, ‘Auntie’ Pam McLennan
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The amazing Gordon Wilson on drums
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Davie Dunsmuir on acoustic & electric guitars

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Matt Abrams on keyboards
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Gordon’s very limited view from the drum booth
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Pam fixated on the cast members
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Matt keeps his eyes fixed on Pam for his next cue
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John Allan being watched over by Gordon on drums
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Gordon Wilson laying it down and still with time to look cool!
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Pam and Gordon share a moment during the show
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Pam taking it all in

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