Welcome to the website of Roger Goodgroves UK Music Photographer and Journalist.
Regardless of if it's a mega stadium or small intimate club gig, Roger is the music photographer on hand to "Capture the moment". Music is evocative and personal and capturing the feel of the show is so important.
As an example, a great time was had by all with a tribute to Freddie Mercury on the 20th Anniversary of his death in London at the Grand. With all proceeds going to the Phoenix Trust, Spike Edney's SAS Band were joined by a host of great vocalists (Tony Vincent (US The Voice, Series 2, WWRY, American Idiot), Chris Thompson, Patti Russo and Madeline Bell). The surprise guest was Brian May who joined Kerry Ellis (The Voice (UK) entrant) for a number of tracks.
Also on the passing of music legends, Roger was there to capture the emotions when the world said goodbye to Robin Gibb.
On a happier note, Roger was invited to be the photographer for a few secret gigs. The events were held at Robbie Williams' long-term mentor and songwriter, Guy Chambers' club in East London. The first featured X-Factor winner Matt Cardle . The second brought Paloma Faith into Guy's intimate club setting for a brilliant performance. Roger completed the trio when he was asked to cover the performance of Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp (see photos).
Talking of the X-Factor, Roger was there to capture Kitty Brucknell's first gig following her exit from the programme. See the pictures used by The Daily Mail. Roger didn't agree with the way her performance was portrayed.
When it comes to interviews, Roger has a way of putting artists at ease so they reveal more about their feelings. This allows a more in-depth approach. As an example Roger's interview with former Savage Garden front-man Darren Hayes reveals timing for the 2012 tour and discusses his new single and why it had such a personal impact.
It isn't just the mega-star front person that gets Roger's attention, for example listen to Roger talk to top session musician (and drummer on Adele's 21 album) Ash Soan.
In the oldie but goodie section, check out Roger's interview with Chris Difford of Squeeze where he admits that Pete Townshend of The Who made him cry.
Examples of some published work can be found on GetToTheFront. Roger's photographs have also featured in most of the major daily papers as well as countless magazines.
See the gallery link for examples of Roger Goodgroves' live photographs.
Some other reviews by Roger can be found in the links at the foot of this page.
Some of Roger's recorded music reviews and Interviews are available from the navigation options at the top of the page.
If you need quality gig, concert or live pictures from one of London's leading music photographers then use the contact link above to email Roger. Alternatively if you need Roger to do a review of a gig, concert or appearance then best to call to discuss. Roger works mostly in and around London and the South East but for the right act is happy to travel further afield and has done photography internationally including the USA.
Here's a rare picture of Roger at work on the other end of the camera. Subjects are Andy McCluskey of OMD, Martin Fry of ABC, DJ Janice Long and Journalist/lots of other things Paul Morley.