Ellie Rowsell, Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice : Mandela Hall, Belfast

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North London based ‘Wolf Alice’ performed to a sold out Mandela Hall crowd on the first night of their European tour. Wolf Alice, named one of Billboard Magazine’s Artists to Watch as well as Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know.

The band was shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Mercury Prize and received a 2016 Brit Award Nomination for British Breakthrough Act. The 2016 GRAMMY Award Nomination for Best Rock Performance of “Moaning Lisa Smile” has the band poised to return to the U.S. at the conclusion of their U.K. tour this winter. There is no stopping this electrifying four piece.

Wolf Alice, Belfast
Ellie Rowsell Wolf Alice

Supported by ‘Spies’ Wolf Alice treated the packed Belfast audience to a remarkable set. The Wolf Alice sound is exceptional live with the individual talents of Ellie Rowsell, Joel, Joff & Theo shine through with multi-layered guitars and vocal combining to spine tingling effect. Wolf Alice are a spectacular band who take their music to the next level in their live performance, if you get the chance to see them live, take it!

It was interesting to note some high level video cameras in place throughout the show so look out for a future documentary release.

Wolf Alice Gallery, Belfast

Camera Set Up

I was shooting the gig with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the 16-55mm f/2.8 lens . I started with high speed shooting but returned to single shot mode realising I didn’t need that level of shooting power in this particular venue. Using spot metering the auto white balance remains remarkable accurate in the ever changing lighting environment of a live gig and auto focus remained true throughout.

This post features just a few samples from the night but I will have a few more on display during my ‘hands-on’ presentation at the 2016 Photography Show.

In the meantime head over the Wolf Alice website and check out a band you are going to see considerably more of at music awards in the next few years.


Wolf Alice Website
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David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

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