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NewsPosted by Jon Cooper Tue, August 02, 2016 20:46:01

We are fast developing a reputation for covering gigs in Bristol and Bath, with both photography and reviews, the Bristol Harbour Festival being one of the highlights of our calendar. This year we covered three days of the Harbour Festival. Echo and the Bunnymen, rock legends for several decades, entertained the crowds on Friday, we got close up shots from the photo pit.

The same close up and wide angle photography allowed us to get the best of the performance of Talisman on Saturday, Root and Reggae artists, and the popular Don Fox Scandal.

Sunday was more about the family entertainment and maritime activities, which are as iconic to the festival atmosphere as the music.

Check out the festival photography here


Cotswold Water Park Four Pillar Hotel, July 2 2016

NewsPosted by Jon Cooper Tue, August 02, 2016 20:45:02

Icarus Photography were at the Cotswold Four Pillars Hotel during the first weekend of July. The hotel is a popular venue for weddings and business events, located near South Cerney in the beautiful Cotswolds region.

We were covering a birthday party, a celebration that involved more than one hundred guests. Icarus offers photography for family events, such as birthdays and christenings, allowing us to offer more scope to our clients.

The birthday party was a success and the client more than happy with the photography. We hope to cover more such events in the future, supplementing our portfolio of weddings.

The gallery, showing the highlights of the night, can be found here


Steve and Jon


NewsPosted by Jon Cooper Wed, April 22, 2015 19:11:05


We moved from the O2 Academy to The Fleece in Bristol just two days later, Saturday 21st March. The Fleece is a popular venue and on this night hosted The Tuts, who supported none other than The Selecter. The Tuts are an all girl indie punk band from West London, again we were covering the event with photos for the website and a review for (Music Trespass­). The Tuts contributed to an enjoyable night of music, the photos can be seen here. (link).

The Selecter first formed in 1979 and have been performing ska and 2 Tone music for approaching three decades. They are one of the most iconic bands of the ska and 2 Tone movement and have produced many hits over the years, such as Missing Words and On My Radio. Fronted by Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson, they are more popular than ever and tour throughout the UK.

We at Icarus captured the best moments of the performance, using the back drop of strobe lighting to good effect. The compact stage at The Fleece provided an intimate setting for both The Selecter and The Tuts, and allowed for the photography that can be seen here. (link) So, another successful night for Icarus as we continue to cover the local music scene. Look out for further blogs.


NewsPosted by Jon Cooper Wed, April 22, 2015 19:08:10


We found ourselves at the O2 Academy on the evening of Thursday 19th March providing photography and a music review for (Music Trespass), follow the link to their site. A memorable night was had by all as new wave and punk group The Rezillos provided support for The Stranglers. The Rezillos, formed in Edinburgh in 1976, performed a feisty brand of punk and new wave that struck a chord with the audience. We managed to get a whole range of shots that showed what this band was all about, the gallery can be viewed here. The Stranglers need little introduction, forming originally in 1974, their mixture of punk and rock music has earned them 23 UK Top 40 singles and 17 UK Top 40 albums. They entertained the audience with classic hits such as Golden Brown and No More Heroes and some of their newer material. Again Icarus took a range of shots that show the spirit of The Stranglers, the gallery can be seen here.