This year the hmv's 'Next Big Thing' gigs ran from 4th Feb - 13th Feb. The line-up was great and there were some fantastic up-and-coming bands playing, who I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty of in the future, and some I'll really look forward to photographing again.
The gigs were held in venues all over London (Barfly, Borderline, Jazz Cafe, the Garage, Heaven) ...
Here are a few pics of some of the bands I covered :
(c) Debbie Smyth 2011
Pics left to right : Alice Gold, R.O.M.A.N.C.E., Rival Sons, Wolfgang, Jonathan Jeremiah, Vintage Trouble, The Lines, Clare MaGuire, The Milk, 11 Dirty Bullets, Yellow Wire, Anna Calvi, Funeral Party
My favs were Vintage Trouble (energetic & load's sa fun!), Rival Sons, Funeral Party, Alice Gold, Anna Calvi and R O M A N C E - all very rock 'n' roll - loved them!