By Andras Paul, Rock At Night London Correspondent
Venue: Oslo Hackney-London
The name Saint Agnes became a magic standing around the London underground live music fans along the years. Not in vain, the band has put on the table several catchy hits since on their spectacular live gig road. What makes the difference is every tune has a character and if that’s not enough all are having their own staging, cause appearance counts and they’re aware of that!
Oslo a spacious live music venue at Hackney was the latest port for the growing London fan base who could finally see them live. Have to say the expectation was big, but when seeing them live that’s something different shocking mind blowing thing!
Their latest single ‘Merry Mother of God Go Round’ was released that day available for free listening on Bandcamp and also in limited availability in 7″ Vinyl, but for the full enjoyment one has to go for their concert and see them live in order to authenticate this all.
Saint Agnes quietly burst on stage (at least that was the feeling). Even seeing them set up and soundcheck for a few minutes before start – the performance had a whirl until the end. Several new songs along with the already iconic ones like “A Beautiful Day for Murder”, “Roadhouse Blues” went on with their arresting performance. And then came “Merry Mother of God Go Round” near the end of the evening. The stage was set to match their latest video for the same song and yeah, with some black balloons everywhere on and off the stage.
The show ended with the summer release “Sister Electric”, a punchy good choice for an exploding ending (and one of my personal favs). Standing in front of the stage there, I was shocked for a couple of minutes, actually waiting for the encore to come. It’s just when you can’t have enough from a great set! Saint Agnes rocked the night again!
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Andras Paul came from a traditional art background back in Hungary. He studied drawing, painting and animation and later began his interest in photography using and old Zenit film camera.
Concert photography started out as a hobby but when he began feeling discouraged with his creative projects, grabbing a camera and approaching a gig was the only thing which made him completely relaxed and confident.
Andras approaches photography as a kind of meditation. While attending a gig he is able to lock out all the disturbing noises of the world, making himself completely relaxed, and escape into another world. Has no favorite band however favors listening to AC/DC nowadays.
Andras loves photography and Is open to any kind of gig with decent music-- let it be a big concert or the smallest darkest pub on earth.
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