Lyla @ The Ed Castle, September ’09

The tragic death of Magic Dirt’s Dean Turner and their subsequently canceled tour left me free last Saturday to get to the Ed Castle to catch Lyla. I’d previously met Stefan (keys) a couple of times before and had been wanting to see his band since then, so what better chance than tonight as they launched their new single!

Band photography at the Ed really stinks. The lighting is notoriously woeful, however as there are no real photography restrictions I rocked some off camera flash for fill, although trying to find space to get my arm out and up with the flash was tricky as the fans were packed in tight right up to the stage! The addition of Xmas lights around the drum kit helped light an otherwise dark area which was helpful for overall light!