SHEFFIELD ACADEMY 02 12.02.15
I was lucky enough to photograph a real icon of mine at the Sheffield Academy , Alexander O,neal is a true soul legend and proved he can still call the shots when it comes to commanding and encaptivating an audience. Over 800 had purchased tickets to see the All True Man on the first night of his tour and they were in for a real treat, a set list that lasted well over an hour and half produced songs such as Criticize , If you were here tonight , Saturday Love , Hearsay , Innocence , All True Man and club dance floor classic Fake.
Alex proved he still has the voice and the staying power and the dance moves, even though he may have tired towards the end the man never gave in. I last saw Alex in 1986 in Manchester and it was a real pleasure to be up close and personal with one of the true greats in soul music . Alexander came to the stage after appearing on the tv show Celebrity Big Brother where he had won the hearts of many of the UK viewers and im sure this inspired him during his night in Sheffield.