I run a monthly band night in Leeds centre called the Sunday Service and have only just found a moment to process the images from February’s gig.

It was a cracking gig at Verve bar, featuring three solid and significantly different acts.

Our old pals Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts returned for another round…

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickThey’re an imaginative, colourful & unfairly talented folk duet about to tour on a new album.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickJamie’s lap guitar has to be seen…

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby Aldrick…and Katriona’s fiddling while singing, to be believed. She’s told me how hard it was to learn to do that.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickIf you wanna hear what these images sound like, get your ears round their myspace here.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickNext up we somehow managed to convince the insanely talented Paul Liddell down.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickThis guy had fantastic taste in footwear.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickAnd was immense on guitar.  He was one of many who plays the box of tricks that is a loop station, but man does this guy do it well.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickI quite like this image, which I shot without looking.  A reach-and-squeeze, as I call em.

Sometimes you get a fresh creative composition not bound by the rules.  But more often than not you get junk.

I’m liking the faded 70s grading too. A bit summer of 69.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickPerhaps a bit dark in the processing in retrospect, I rather like the composition and moment caught here.

You really should check out Pauls myspace here, cos his stuff is, as the kids say, sick.

I caught the next band, The Moody Gowns, when I was photographing the Leeds ‘Battle of Plumpton’ gig.  The won that battle of the bands heat, with a frenetic, energetic set, and went on to win the final too.

They’re a terribly decent bunch of nutcases, who I seem to keep bumping into around Leeds, and agreed to come down and play the Sunday Service, on the condition that they ‘toned things back a bit’.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby Aldrick It turned out that the basist learned the accordion especially for our gig. How very good of the man.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickPlus, not only was there a horn & cowbell in the rig…

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby Aldrick… but a uke too!  Happy days.  I like these guys style.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickI’m not sure I could say their set was as toned back as they promised, but it went down a storm and a grand time was had by all…

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby Aldrickon and off the stage.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickSeb, working above the 12th fret.

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby AldrickI quite like these details of Nathan’s choice kicks

The Sunday Service - Leeds Music Photography by Barnaby Aldrick….and his collection of festival bands.

If you’ve not been checking these kiddies myspaces, you’re very naughty.  I especially endorse the viewing of The Moody Gowns MS (here), cos it’s rather silly.

Anyhoos – just through I’d share a few pix from the last Sunday Service.  The next one, coincidentally, is on Sunday!  We’ve more ace acts lined up, so if you’re near Leeds, come on down! It’s free, so the price is clearly right. For more details visit the facebook group here or myspace here.

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