Here Andy Squire, one of the official photographers at the venue between 2007 and 2008, highlights some favourite snaps from a period when the venue was booking shows left, right and centre. He now shoots the likes of Bon Jovi at Wembley Stadium but has kindly had a rummage around for when he started his music photography career.
Noisettes 3 May 2007 in The Club Now a regular booking for major events like V Festival and T In The Park, Noisettes played a Promo night in The Club at the start of their career.
Napalm Death 13 June 2007 in The Club
We Are Scientists 5 November 2007 in The Venue
Dizzee Rascal 15 February 2008 in The Venue The booking of Dizzee Rascal was one of the events that signalled 53 Degrees was a serious music venue, able to attract top talent.
The Hoosiers 17 February 2008 in The Venue. They recently returned to play the club room.
Frank Turner 11 May 2008 in The Club Frank Turner made several appearances at 53 Degrees, most as support for a main act. Less than four years after this picture was taken, he sold out Wembley Arena.
The Subways 20 May 2008 in The Venue A 53 Degrees favourite, this was shot during The Subways’ second appearance at the venue, filling The Venue after playing to a small crowd in The Club just nine months earlier. They return once more on Saturday 25 October 2014, tickets are £10.
Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip 10 October 2008 in The Club
The Streets 14 October 2008 in The Venue
Funeral For A Friend 22 October 2008 in The Venue
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