John Gilleese

John Gilleese

Photographer (Manchester, England, U.K.)
- After spending 10 years mixing bands as a sound engineer and herding cats, sorry....musicians, as a stage manager, I decided to leave the stage and enter the photo pit. But I'm pretty sure I'm one of only a select few people who can truthfully say they had their hand in Martin Sheen's trousers.
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New Orleans sludge masters Crowbar shook Manchester to its core the earlier this month. Our photographer survived to bring back these awesome shots...
on Mar 28, 2017
The Black Star Riders boys can be found touring around the UK at the moment and to round off the night’s entertainment, Swedish punkers Backyard Babies and Scotland’s own Gun are along for the ride.
on Mar 14, 2017
Children of Bodom just kicked off a 22-date tour of Europe, including two dates in the UK, with a set featuring all of the hits you would come to expect from a band with over two decades of experience under their belt.
on Mar 12, 2017
Sepultura, Soilwork, and Aborted hit the Manchester Academy in Manchester, UK on February 28, 2017 and not a single eardrum was sparred.
on Mar 04, 2017
German thrash legends Kreator have just entered their thirty-fifth year of headbanging action and they show no signs of slowing down just yet.
on Mar 01, 2017
Before heading into the studio to record long awaited new music, US metallers Trivium hit Europe and the UK for a run of dates. Check out photos from when we caught up with the band in Manchester...
on Feb 20, 2017
Currently UK tech-metal faves Sikth are touring through Europe as main support to Trivium before they release their new album on May 26th. Our photographer caught the band in Manchester, check out the photos here...
on Feb 20, 2017
Nothing says "Happy Valentine’s Day" like joining up with 2,000 other metal fans to see one of The Big Four play their third, and arguably their best, Among The Living, album in full.
on Feb 15, 2017
On April 5th, season 8 of Archer will premiere on FXX after making the move from sister channel FX. Titled Archer: Dreamland, the new season will be set in 1940s Hollywood featuring a film noir aesthetic and will follow our loveable rogue as he tries to avenge the death of the hapless Woodhouse.
on Feb 14, 2017
While providing support for The White Buffalo, aka: Jake Smith, Jarrod Dickenson played a solo set wherein he managed to keep the gathered crowd enthralled.
on Feb 13, 2017
It’s The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith's, first trip to the UK but the audience reaction showed that there is an appetite here for this brand of Americana-fused folk rock.
on Jan 26, 2017
Swedish metal veterans and Century Media Records artists, The Haunted, are currently touring as support to fellow countrymen Meshuggah, before joining up with Arch Enemy for some more European dates.
on Jan 23, 2017
The opening weeks of 2017 sees Nuclear Blast's Swedish tech-metal titans, Meshuggah, rounding off a UK and European tour before packing up and heading to Australia for some shows.
on Jan 20, 2017
Ash, the Downpatrick trio, are just finishing up a run of shows that sees them playing 1977, their debut album, in full along with other hits from their back catalogue.
on Dec 13, 2016
As the sweaty masses filed out of the venue, it was clear to see that Lacuna Coil will definitely be welcome in Manchester any time they want to come back.
on Nov 22, 2016
Hordes of hirsute warriors on the street brandishing horns of mead, with the odd battle cry piercing the cold night air. It could only mean one thing, modern day Swedish Vikings Amon Amarth have sailed into town as part of their Jomsviking World Tour.
on Nov 02, 2016
Recently, in mid-September, Leeds rockers Treason Kings had a blast playing support to Californian outfit L7 during their UK shows.
on Oct 12, 2016
California grunge Queens L7 are back after a 13 year hiatus and our photographer caught the band on a hot, sweaty evening in Manchester to bring back these awesome photos...
on Sep 14, 2016
Sweden-based power metal group, Bloodbound, recently toured through the UK and Europe as support to Sabaton. John Gilleese was in the pit of a sold out Academy in Manchester to capture the action.
on Jun 13, 2016
Virgina party thrashers Municipal Waste recently started a lengthy tour that will visit 25 venues across the UK and Europe. John Gilleese squeezed up front of a packed and sweaty Sound Control in Manchester to catch the action.
on Jun 13, 2016


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