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:
The night kicked off with a set from London band Tear.
The Pheromoans were up next. Like Tear, they’re signed to Burgess’ O Genesis label.
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.
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.
The singer’s set also featured reworkings of Charlatans classics The Only One I Know and North Country Boy.
All photos: Andy Paradise, 2017
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
The Doors of Then
North Country Boy
Ocean / The Only One I Know