I first met Mat Bayfield back stage at Ipswich Music Day, he was about to perform as one half of The Broadside Boys.  I met David Booth in a BBC recording studio where he was engineering the sound on the live album I was there to photograph.

Over time our paths crossed and we became friends.  Mat’s well documented brain tumor drew David and he together and the duo Bayfield Booth was born.

I have been privileged to photograph them in private rehearsal sessions at secret venues and very publicly whilst standing behind them on stage – talk about being out of my comfort zone!

I enjoy their music – be they playing as a simple duo or as the full Bayfield Booth Big Band, which at times is just short of being an orchestra!  Whilst musically I cannot join in being bereft of any musical talent myself, I can at least create some photographic memories of precious moments.