Don Broco at ROTW 2012

16 July 12

Posted at 5:27

For my second photoblog from Rhythms of The World 2012 I am just covering Don Broco's set.

Don Broco Mono

Don Broco are Rob Damiani - Vocals, Matt Donnelley - Drums, Simon Delaney - Guitar, Tom Doyle - Bass. 

I've chosen to dedicate a whole blog to them. It's been a year or so since I've shot them. It was great to see and hear them in action again. Awesome show guys!

Simon Flying

Simon Delaney spends nearly as much time off the ground than on it..

Tom Doyle - Don Broco

... and Tom Doyle has a similar approach

Simon mono

Delaney in the air again

Excited fans

The fans love it...

All Too Much

it's all too much though

Rob sings to crowd

Rob gets close to sing to the fans

Shy and Retiring

a shy and retiring bunch

Parting the crowd

The point where Rob suggest the crowd make room for him....

In the mosh pit mono

and here's Rob in the mosh pit

In the mosh pit

still singing

Broco Fans 1

some fans more interested in getting on camera

Rob and Simon


Rob - Don Broco


Rob D

Rob Damiani

Tom Don Broco

Tom Doyle

Simon - Don Broco

Simon Delaney

Well that's a few of my pics from  Don Broco's Sunday set at ROTW 2012. I hope it's not another twelve months before I shoot them again.

Check out Don Broco's latest album 'Priorities' here

More from Rhythms shortly including the other end of the energy spectrum - DJ Derek...


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Rhythms of the World 2012 day one

15 July 12

Posted at 11:08

Yesterday was my first ROTW since the festival moved to The Priory from being held in numerous venues around the town. Considering the weather it was something of a small miracle the festival went ahead this year. A hell of a lot of hard work by organisers and a multitude of volunteers meant the gates were about to open, an hour or so late, until this fella gort stuck in the mud..


Until the vehicle was moved the crowd could not be let in and the music on the seven stages could not begin. A couple of tractors finally made light work of recovering the, ahem! four wheel drive!


So the festival kicked off about two hours late but that, nor the rain, would deter Hitchin's festival goers. A couple of bands appearing on Saturday were big influences on me going.. 

The Boxettes - ROTW

The Boxettes were on the main stage mid afternoon - and as ever they did not disappoint.

The Boxettes 1



Before The Boxettes, on the main stage, was Skip 'Lttle Axe' McDonald

Skip Little Axe McDonald

Skip actualy did two sets on Saturday - I wouldn't have complained if he had done six!

There were some legends appearing on Saturday. The Dammed had a massive following for the final set on the Nettlebed Stage

The Dammed


Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible as introverted as ever!

And talking of legends...

Edgar Broughton

Edgar Broughton appeared on the Arcadeclectic Stage.The last time I saw Edgar was circa 1971 at The Astoria Finsbury Park. How time flies!


Dizraeli - ROTW

Dizraeli and the Small Gods were another reason I braved the rain and mud. No surprise to regular viewers of my photoblog.

There was also some real local interest. Mrs Clark, music teacher from Offley School had some following when she appeared with Genie & the Jivebombers

Mrs Clark's Fans

Genie & the Jivebombers, Mrs Clark is on the left in the photo below - give it Mrs Clark

Genie and the Jivebombers


Also on the Nettlebed stage was Miss 600, along with Genie above and the Dammed you can see The Nettlebed offered an eclectic mix.

Miss 600

Miss 600 was certainly not camera shy.

I met a host of artists new to me yesterday, Coda, below being just one of them. I'll post some more shortly but for now I'm back off for day two of ROTW 2012. And the sun is shining!