Independent Venue Week 2017 began on 23 January with Tim Burgess headlining a memorable night in the Royal Albert Hall’s intimate Elgar Room.

Heading a line-up featuring O Genesis labelmates Tear and The Pheromoans, the IVW ambassador showcased the best of his solo material, including work from 2012’s Oh No I Love You and Same Language, Different Worlds, his 2016 collaboration with composer Peter Gordon.

Our photographer Andy Paradise was there to catch all of the action:

Independent Venue Week at Royal Albert Hall)

The night kicked off with a set from London band Tear.

Tear, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

Tear, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

The Pheromoans were up next. Like Tear, they’re signed to Burgess’ O Genesis label.

The Pheromoans, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

The Pheromoans, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

Independent Venue Week is a seven-day celebration of small, independent venues around the UK, and the Elgar Room is one of the hundreds of venues hosting a special IVW event.

Taking in venues from Aberdeen to Exeter, all the week’s action will be covered on IVW’s social channels – find out more on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Tim Burgess, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

Tim Burgess, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

The night marked a return to the Hall for Burgess, who has appeared at the Hall with The Charlatans on two occasions, first in 1991 and, most recently, in a guest-packed fundraiser in 2013 following the death of the band’s drummer, Jon Brookes.

Tim Burgess, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

Tim Burgess, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

The singer’s set also featured reworkings of Charlatans classics The Only One I Know and North Country Boy.

Tim Burgess, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

Tim Burgess, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall)

All photos: Andy Paradise, 2017
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Find out more about Independent Venue Week at www.independentvenueweek.com

The Royal Albert Hall hosts a variety of events in spaces other than its main auditorium. Find out what’s coming up at www.royalalberthall.com/beyond