Category Archives: Live Music

The Sonics

The Sonics Performing at The Forum in Kentish Town, with Electric River supporting

Featherz at the 12 Bar Club

The Featherz were at the 12 Bar club.


Roadkill July 3rd

Heavy Leather Promotions proudly presents ROADKILL, your monthly dose of Grindhouse Grooves, Leather Clad Licks and Roadhouse Rock. This month we’re showcasing some of the best stoner, doom and grunge that the London live music scene has to offer, it’s gonna get awful heavy.

“London’s best and only 100% pure garage night.” – Time Out London

With headliners Cold in Berlin
Powerhouse London doomsters are long time collaborators of Heavy Leather, but we’re welcoming them to their first ever Roadkill headline on July 3rd. Blisteringly distorted guitars and thunderous drums provide a dark backdrop to awesome gothic vocals. They’ve just released their third album on Candlelight Records to critical acclaim and they’ll be taking charge of Aces basement to show us how it’s done.

With support from Sewer Rats
Heavy Leather favourites and newest signing to FLUFFER RECORDS, Grimsby based Sewer Rats continue to blow us away at every show. Stoner jams and fast, overdriven blues with stomping beats. Heavy grooves, classic riffs and twisted, psychedelic rock n’ roll with vocals to match Lemmy himself.

And special guests Deathbeams
These guys massively impressed last November when they first played Roadkill, Deathbeams infuse hard-as-hell rock with otherworldly vocal crooning and smother it all in layers of guitar feedback and 90s grunge dirge. Not to be missed.

With very special guest DJ sets from our partners in crime – RAW MEAT.

Friday July 3rd • 8pm •
London • NW5 2HP


Press Release – Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society

I have been awarded Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society for the overall standard and broad range of my work. In my submission I covered Documentary, Portrait, music and event photography.

Rupert is well travelled with a broad education in Print, Graphic Design and Photography, working out of Hong Kong and Australia for 2 and 8 years respectively. Since childhood, he has been totally passionate about photography. Through combined studies, he has broadened his skill base and gained experience by working for such companies as Disney, Arco Chemical, Keybank [formally Keycorp] and Apple. Alongside, he ran his own company and platform for new artists more recently design services and Photography.

Rupert submitted 10 Images which showed a cross range of my skills from shooting documentary work, through to live performance, each with its own challenge weather it be timing, proximity to the subjects, getting the shot in challenging situations or just telling a story.

Over the past 3 years rupert has faced challenges after having his neck broken, resulting in him being registered disabled,  by a gang member who was later convicted, while working on a project showing how the Haygate estate in London, which is being redeveloped was changing showing the decay of the buildings as residents were moved out.

Rupert is a Royal Photographic Society Licentiate, [LRPS] and National Union of Journalists (NUJ) accredited Photographer, trained in Print Design with an MA in Graphic Design; both disciplines being close to his passion for photography. Between 1995 – 1997, Rupert was working for Disney and Arco Chemical where he was a freelance designer. One assignment for the Discovery Channel, involved closing off part of Sydney Harbour Bridge while he filmed the crossing of a horse drawn carriage.

Upon his return to London in 2007, he took up work as a ‘Creative’ with Apple.  He also photographed gigs with Caffy St Luce of Rocklands and Heather Minx Ferguson of Minx Media TV.  They look after many young, talented, up-and-coming musicians. Nowadays, he covers ‘This Feeling’. His photo of Shaun Ryder, formerly of the ‘Happy Mondays’ and ‘Brother’ made the nationals.  Among many other photographed acts, there are Mark Morris of The Bluetones, Jon Fratelli, Molly McQueen and ‘The View’ The Rifles. Photos are still available at and Naz Promotions.

Recently, Rupert has also covered local community events such as Brockley Max, Camden Crawl for Getty images, Joyzine, Lewisham People’s Day. Another challenging  show was the prestigious CMJ Event at The Hit Factory for Gibson in their head quarters in New York City, USA. Whilst there, Rupert also covering various gigs and shoots for the publication ‘Music Live’.  Currently, Work with 9PR is also inspirational and exciting.

CNN approached Rupert to contribute iReports – providing such pics as his photos of the Tour De France London Stage.  He has been accepted by Getty images as a contributor, and has made it into the private collections of Adam Ant and other established artists. Publishing is an important aspect of his work; notably the Zine Publications: ‘PhotoZine’, ‘The Zine’ and ‘JoyZine’; covering the underground Music scene in London.

RPS Licentiate Submission Gallery

These are the Photographs I submitted for my RPS Licentiate, of which was successful.
The collection comprises of street and music shots mainly taken in and around London, except for Model Mayhem, take on the streets of New York City.

Fleetwood Mac – On with the Show – O2 Arena, London

Fleetwood Mac on their, On with the Show tour at the O2 Arena, London

Camden Rocks Festival

Starting at the top of Camden Lock and working my way down I set about covering as many bands as I could stopping off at Dingwalls to capture Fearless Vampire Killers, this was a bit of a mission to capture them as I wanted to add to my story with the 60 over 6, after they used my photo of them at Koko on their twitter feed for quite some time also play was JAWS followed by Vodun on Inverness Street then onto the Monach for Death the The Electric Ballroom for an great performance from Polar then onto the Purple Turtle for Kagoule.

Exhibiting at Number3

I will be Exhibiting on the 27th March at Number3 in Deptford. This will be a multimedia presentation showing 60 of the bands that I have photographed over the past 6 years

@number3london: 27March ‪#‎ff‬ @catbeartree @RupertHitchcox @AXISArts @LDMofficial @mycitinite @xwiresfestival @SLArtMap to ‪#‎No3Expo‬

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