This week we stay at the Cluny in Newcastle speaking to Paul Langley. In a shift of direction we move onto Paul’s other passion, photography. Here we cover the importance of a good photo, why to use a professional and what musicians should consider.
We first met Paul in his capacity as a tour manager, managing Mark Radcliffe’s tour. It became clear that he’d make a great guest…which he did. As a man with a great deal of experience, he provides some top insight into this part of the music industry. Here we caught up with him while on the road with Fine Lines, a band that Mark plays drums with and Paul tour manages.
Growing up in Manchester, Paul has been amerced in the music scene for decades, leading him to photograph some big names from bands such as Oasis and The Stone Roses. He knows the value of a good photograph, as well as the importance of there being a connection between the photographer and their subject.
The good cause is Tinnitus GB, something that impacts many a musician, but also the various other people involved in the music business such as the roadies, stage crew, sound engineers, photographers, venue staff, the list goes on. Links below as always.