These photos were taken on EKKAH’s November 2016 tour which included visits to The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham, Headrow House in Leeds, The Rocking Chair in Sheffield, Corsica Studios and dates in Paris and Antwerp.
“I followed the band for the whole tour; backstage, during sound checks and even sharing dinner. The portrait in front of the chalkboard wall shows the dressing room at the Rocking Chair, the staff there provide chalk for the bands to doodle with. We were told that it has been used by a number of bands past and present which has created a huge sense of history in that one room alone. We found the glitter ball amongst a random mix of things left in the dressing room of Corsica Studios by previous bands. Who knows when or by whom it was originally used! The shot with the ray of sunlight marks the end of the tour – it was the morning after the Paris gig and the mood was sobering yet happy, reflecting on a run of fantastic shows.” – Rory James, Photographer.
Words by HQ