Tonight, on Thursday October 19 at 7.30 pm, all-professional close harmony trio The Swingtime Starlets will give their official launch performance at the Empire Music Hall on Belfast's Botanic Avenue.
So what better time to share a collection of professional photos, and more? All taken by yours truly?
The opportunity to photograph actresses Orla Mullan, Naomi Rocke and Rosie Barry - all friends - in their Andrews Sisters, swing and jazz guise was first presented to me a matter of weeks ago, in a series of promotional headshots and group shots. For everyone involved, photographer included, it was an absolute pleasure: the costumes were varied and the craic was mighty. So much so, in fact, that when the chance came to take some photos of the trio in a live performance at Derry-Londonderry's Carnival Of Colours came about, I couldn't resist.
As I prepare to head on down to enjoy watching the girls come on down to entertain us all, I hope you enjoy this small collection of promotional and gig photography. Needless to say, I might just have the camera out again tonight...