Hidden Charms The Cellar Oxford
Finally managed to hook up with the best unsigned band on the circuit.
One of the last gigs on their UK tour the band did not disappoint the punters with an incredible performance at the Cellar Bar in Oxford. 17/02/17
As their hair has grown longer over the years so has their music evolved into an inevitable progression of pure self indulgent hedonistic, electric rock.
Hidden Charms at Tarry Fest 2016
The Hidden Charms rocked the crowd at Tarry Fest in Warrington. RIP Craig Tarry and Viola Beach.
Photo by Chris Lopez
The Hidden Charms at Reading Festival 2015
The Hidden Charms performed to a great crowd at the BBC Introducing stage, Reading Festival 2015. This was the bands first Reading experience and they rocked it! You can check out my pics on their Facebook Page below.
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Hidden Charms Headline Tour
The Hidden Charms sold out their first London headline show on Monday night at the Waiting Rooms in Stoke Newington. 06/07/15. The band played an awesome set to their home crowd of young, cool and gorgeous devoted fans. Photo by Chris Lopez
Wow March Already!
The past 4 weeks have been mental. Due to non disclosure agreements I can’t even tell you the highlight of the last few weeks but it I will soon. In short, I shot interiors for James Wallis in Beaconsfield, Gruff Rhys at Koko, I directed and shot a viral ad for Gumtree, more watch videos for Christopher Ward, shot the Hidden Charms supporting the Mavericks at the Eventim Apollo, a press shoot for Ballin’ Jacks, The Brits after show for Sony Music at the incredible Samba Sushi, and finally the Sony Music International Directors meeting including signings with Paul kalkbrenner and an album playback tonight with Miguel.
Hidden Charms at The Macbeth
One of the best bands I’ve worked with in years! The Hidden Charms performing at The Macbeth pub in London 03/10/14. Its all happening for these boys right now having just finished a UK tour with XFM’s This Feeling and features in Tatler and Loaded magazine. They’re set to fly back to L.A next month to record their next single with legendary producer Shel Talmy who worked with The Who and The Kinks back in the 70’s.
Copyright Chris Lopez 2014
You gotta be good?!
If you read my blog you’ll know that I’ve been working with a great new band called the Hidden Charms. I recently agreed to drive the band up to Suffolk to play at a friends 21st/graduation party on a beautiful farm in the countryside.
Every few years a band or singer will come along who totally blow my mind and this is one of those moments. Ultimately, the sound they produce for such a young band is authentic brilliant pure rock and roll blues. Individually they all have something quite unique. collectively they absolutely smash the iconic image and sound of a rock & roll band.
The lead singer Vincent, at a glance, looks very much like John Lenon but when he puts on his little round yellow glasses its hard not to assume that this guy is either trying to emulate his idol, he’s in a Beatles tribute band or as in this case he has to be a fucking good musician to look like that. Thankfully, Vinny has the talent, charisma and ability to pull it off. Big things to come for these guys, both sides of the pond.
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Hidden Charms Press Shoot, London – Monday 10th March
I get a real kick out of discovering a new band that flick my switch and this band do just that. With no real preparation we hit the streets of Pimlico to see what came out. Battersea Power Station made a great background for a couple of the shots and plenty of textures, lines and shapes to work with along the river.