Well, he’s back. Amorós’s latest project focuses (literally) on the capital’s ailing live music venues. Expect a cavalcade of iconic, and currently empty, spaces like Hackney Empire, Oval Space, The Old Blue Last, the Roundhouse, the Shacklewell Arms, the Electric Ballroom and the Windmill Brixton, all captured in melancholic monochrome.
‘40 Music Venues’, completed entirely during the second lockdown, is part of Save Our Venues, an initiative set up by the Music Venue Trust charity last year. A photobook (which can be preordered here) and exhibition (when that’s allowed again) will follow, with the aim of raising money for the spaces hit hardest by the pandemic.
‘Live Music has shaped so much of my life, from working in the venues to playing myself,’ says Amorós. ‘I wanted to give something back and show support in whatever way I can.’
See the whole set here.
All the weird things we miss about going to gigs in London.
Excellent merch you can buy to support London’s music venues.